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Tribes

According to local lore Norwich used to have a church for every week of the year and a pub for every day. Despite the clear preponderance of licenced establishments, even if it wasn’t 365, I would only visit a handful. … Continue reading

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My drug experience with Man 

   There’s a conventional wisdom with general anaesthetics which the medical profession never tells you about and that is that you should never make any important decisions such as taking out a loan or making a will in the week … Continue reading

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Wales, Man, and another brother slips away

Having just spent a few days in Wales my thoughts turned inevitably to the Welsh Rock scene.It took until the 90’s for Wales to really register on the rockometer and for a few years being welsh was really cool. Not … Continue reading

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101ers

From 1974 onwards I was completely under the spell of the New Musical Express (NME). This was my window on the world of music and I slavishly lapped up every word by the likes of Charles Shaar Murray and Nick … Continue reading

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The Beginning of a Neu Age

And so the great day arrived! Being the prospective  drummer the band was going to come to me. Plainy and Sucho were traveling reasonably light with guitars and practice amps. Robbo the bass player was cursed with the 70’s bass cab … Continue reading

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Racism, Mud and New Opportunities

When you’re young the passage of time is a wondrous thing. I started the 70’s as a child, I would enjoy Bernard Cribbins singing ‘Right Said Fred’ as much as Chicory Tip (still do in fact). I liked animals and … Continue reading

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Going Dutch

Its ironic that the average music fan is so conversant with the music of the USA. From the days of Trad Jazz we have looked to the states for inspiration and we are are far more likely to be aware of … Continue reading

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