Author: John W. King

Midge Ure – The 1980 Tour

THE 1980 TOUR At the end of the 1970s momentous change was afoot in Britain and the world – in society, politics, fashion and culture – and the musical landscape was also about to change forever. The guitar-driven dominance that had propelled rock and punk throughout the decade was about to end, as synthesizers signaled the sound of the future and video transformed the look of the pop charts. The 1980s were about to explode into life and nothing would be the same again. At the heart of this seismic leap into a futuristic new dawn were two records...

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C86 Favourites Mighty Mighty to play rare gig at 100 Club

If you were into the C-86 scene, perhaps bought the odd Indie Top 20 compilation, watched Indie Week on the chart show, or listened to DJs such as John Peel, Janice Long and Andy Kershaw then chances are you are probably familiar with Mighty Mighty. Mighty Mighty formed in Birmingham nd came to prominence with the song “Law” from the NME C86 compilation. They released a series of essential singles such as “Throwaway”, “Everybody Knows The Monkey”, “Built Like a Car”, “Is There Anyone Out There?”, “One Way” and “Maisonette” between 1986-1988. After the release of their debut album...

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Wilko Johnson + Glenn Tilbrook @ Warrington Parr Hall – Photo Review

Wilko Johnson and Glenn Tilbrook put on a dazzling performance in Warrington tonight.

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