“If I could be in any other band, it would be BMX Bandits” Kurt Cobain BMX Bandits were formed in 1985 by songwriter and lead vocalist Duglas T Stewart out of the ashes of The Pretty Flowers, a short-lived group that featured Duglas alongside Frances McKee (The Vaselines), Sean Dickson (The Soup Dragons) and Norman […]
This is fab…from Oslo. I was a bit nervous Googling it to get the YouTube link, but luckily no problem..
I was working in Our Price Aldershot. I had worked for Our Price Records for a year or so by now and was confident in my role. Sales assistants would get moved to a different shop every few months. The area manager would visit the shop, and after a chat with the store manager would […]
The letter C in my Christine X alphabet series is released today. I’m really happy as it got played on BBC 6 Music on Wednesday night, by Gideon Coe. Which is of course entirely correct as it is Gideon’s voice which features on the recording. The track is based around a radio interview between myself […]
1991 I went up to the weekly music press every Wednesday. Both the N.M.E. and Melody Maker were in King’s Reach Towers, Stamford Street, SE1. I’d get the tube from Camden to Waterloo and walk up from there. They were on the 25th and 26th floors. It was important to remember which was which, sometimes […]
The summer of 2019 will see the 50th anniversary of the company my mother, father and Gerard Campbell set up in 1969; Hebridean Cottage Holidays. My father, Dr. Calum Bartlett, took photos of our family holidays on Barra from 1969 – 1978, I have been posting them here regulary. Today I will complete the series […]
Andy White 18th October 1986 I saw Andy White perform ‘Religious Persuasion‘ on ‘Whistle Test’ in 1986 and knew he was to be our next Buzz Club booking. In fact, we mentioned it on the flier… His debut album had just come out. Andy played ‘Religious Persuasion‘ on a roof in Belfast for BBC’s ‘Whistle Test‘, ‘Melody […]