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We Were Strangers

Book Review: We Were Strangers – Stories Inspired by Unknown Pleasures edited by Richard V. Hirst

September 17, 2018 No Comments

Viewed decades later, the sleeve of Unknown Pleasures anticipates the after-effects of the vinyl it enfolds: its image the radiation signature of a star long dead, its transmissions still detectable by those with ears to hear.

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Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Behind the Scenes at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

December 4, 2014 Comments Off on Behind the Scenes at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Hebden Bridge attracts a lot of labels: hippy haven, LGBT capital of the North and, back in the day, a veggie’s delight (Suma began life here). 

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Bernard Sumner

Bernard Sumner talks to Northern Soul

October 13, 2014 Comments Off on Bernard Sumner talks to Northern Soul

It’s a sunny Autumn afternoon out on the terrace bar at The Lowry in Salford and Bernard Sumner is explaining how he came to write his autobiography.

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New Dawn Fades – The Story of Joy Division

July 16, 2013 Comments Off on New Dawn Fades – The Story of Joy Division

There’s more than a little irony in the fact that a subsequent generation seems to be just as fascinated by the ‘romantic’ early death of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis as he himself was with the likes of Jim Morrison.

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