Saturday, November 7, 2015

"Cheers!" Pure Genius: 20 page Pub Rock spectacular! (Mojo Magazine, Issue 30 - May 1996)

That's a hugely influential 20 page piece (at least for me) on MOJO Magazine dated back in May 1996 (just a month before my school and it's written by the exceptional drummer of The Kursaal Flyers and The Records and now an even cooler music author (among them of course the No Sleep Till Canvey Island book), Will Birch. Back then of course (again!), no internet blah-blah-blah, so this more or less (more!) became my guide and source for quite many beloved (till now and ever) bands and gangs. From Dr. Feelgood, Nick Lowe and Eddie & the Hot Rods, to the Count Bishops, Graham Parker and Ducks Deluxe, this is probably the best effort ever committed on paper about punk rock's true and unsung forefather and  gatecrasher. It's the story of Pub Rock served up just in time (Saturday night)... Raise a glass to the regulars!


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  2. Watch out for Zoe Howe's new biog of Lee Brilleaux soon, and the Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson. The whole estuary end of the pub rock scene is where I grew up and still live. I occasionally cross paths with a few of the names Wilko, Bob Clouter, Barry Masters etc

    Also the Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson is due on DVD soon - well worth a watch

    1. Many thanks, I have plans about buying Lee's book but it's quite difficult nowadays with all the capital controls we have the last six months...

  3. I have a SIGNED copy, but I'd like to have the PDF as well! Thanks!