Very early interview with the Mondays. Oh how the time has simply *flown* by. Don’t believe me? Well compare and contrast the above with this recent gem.
The Stud Brothers interview The Happy Mondays, 31 March 1990. Photos by Tom Sheehan.
Did this pre-date baggy? Memory hazy. Found the small black and white images on page 44 a touch odd/disturbing. Has Ryder got some sort of shank to his throat?
Sarah Champion on Manchester’s Acid scene, 22nd October 1988.
The other 2 pages of the NME feature on the acid scene for everyone joining from Faith Fanzine forum. Do you want more of this stuff?
Paul Lester reviews The Fall at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Taken from Melody Maker, 22nd July 1989.
Not much to say about this except ask if anyone’s read Mark E Smith’s biog yet. Worth reading?
Paul Lester now writes regularly for The Guardian music blog