Tag: Manc Lad Bands

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The Smiths 1983

The Smiths meant a great deal to me in 1983 for some reason… But what were they on about? What were they telling us thirty years ago? ‘This…

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Whitewash

Manchester is culturally very mixed. But its cultural out-put often doesn’t reflect this. There has always been a peculiar relationship between the city’s youth and the seasonal student-influx….

Lancashire Rose, John Rylands Library, Deansgate

Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent

The Stone Roses made some middle-aged people very happy today, by announcing that they will play Heaton Park in June 2012. Stone roses are common in Manchester, because…

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Nicked from New York

Includes Text from ‘The New York Dolls’ by Morrissey (1981) Manchester & New York are very different cities but they have certain striking similarities: nineteenth-century architecture and infra-structure;…