Saturday, 1 February 2020

Andy Gill, 1956 - 2020

R.I.P. Andy

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Dave King, 1948 - 2019

R.I.P. Dave


Friday, 7 December 2018

Pete Shelley, 1955 - 2018

R.I.P. Pete

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Mark E Smith, 1957 - 2018

R.I.P. Mark
Drink a long draft down for the Hip Priest!
I couldn't let this chap's passing go unremarked on EE. Throughout its manifold manifestations spanning 4 decades The Fall remained a truly exceptional band. Ever uncompromising and fiercely independent, Mark E Smith's eschewal of music biz expectations endured as a signature of the Prestwich Wizard. Commenting late last year on the BBC's erroneous announcement of his passing (on the occasion of his 60th birthday - fellow Pisceans he and I), Mark remarked: 'obviously it was the BBC, the idiots. It was stopped in minutes by Fall fans'. Well now Fall fans Earthwide will greatly mourn the death of a true legend. As a mark of respect to this maverick genius I'm posting here an entertainingly combative Fall interview, irascibly conducted by Charles and Jon and presented in After Hours fanzine (#2, 1979)…Hip Hip Hip Hip, Hip Priest!      

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Anti Climax #1, 1979

All this stuff is copyright so don't rip anything off ok?
Seriously, I was contacted recently by Digital Rights Management hawks hassling about an article in an issue of Grinding Halt - apparently the DRM folk were operating on behalf of Vice Squad and it seems they'd adopted a scatter gun approach - they backed off as soon as it became apparent that I did in fact have full blessing from the creators of the zine - - fucking chancers.
Anyroad, here for your delectation is Anti Climax #1 serving up on a vintage paper platter delights such as: articles on The Adicts, Crass' Feeding of the Five Thousand, Metal Urbain, and Running Dogs; interviews with the UK Subs venerable frontman, Charlie Harper, The Buzzpops; live reviews of The Damned/UK Subs/The Specials, and Penetration/Cowboys International; and some product under scrutiny, namely recordings by The Specials, The Shapes, Wot's for Lunch Mum, Stiff Little Fingers, The Skids, XTC, and The Leyton Buzzards. Short & Sweet & Neat Neat Neat.
Single sided A4 scanned at 400 dpi