Tag: Manc Lad Bands


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…



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…


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;…