It started with a tweet…

It started with a tweet…

This article is taken from Issue 64 of the Mudhutter Football Express, copies are still available now through the usual sources and on www.mudhutter.co.uk. A playlist inspired by the article is available on our mixcloud page, or by pressing play on the widget below.  Press play then enjoy the read…

It started with a tweet…

As these things so often do.  This one was one of those “on this day in…” tweets, claiming that Primal Scream’s opus, Screamadelica was released on 23rd September, 27 years ago.  Once I’d got past the strangeness of celebrating something’s 27th anniversary, I focussed in on the obvious error, surely such a landmark album couldn’t have been released in such a sh*t year?  Surely it came out the year before?

Hold Back the Night

Hold Back the Night

This time last week, I was trying hard not to think about the Bristol City game and distracting myself by building up to watching John Bramwell at the Old Courts.  There’ll be a review of that gig somewhere at some point but suffice, for now, to say it was a decent distraction, the first entertainment

Hardly heartburn

Hardly heartburn

The Shins – Heartworms I’ve had people tell me how wonderful the Shins are without being convinced by their arguments or made curious enough to bother to actually listen to them. Either that or I’ve completely wiped the experience out of my head. Which is hardly surprising if this, their fifth studio album is anything

They were contenders

They were contenders

Rewind back to episode 5 of the podcast and not only will you find the last time we all managed to get in the same room, you’ll find us all selecting our “best local bands that nearly made it”.  The “nearly” tag knocked any thoughts of The Verve, and brought thoughts of including The Tansads and possibly even The Railway children in the mix.  Whilst the “local” tag allowed a controversial amount of leeway, with bands from St Helens, Skem and Leigh coming into consideration.

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Ever have them dreams where you were born in another era? Or are maybe transported back there like Marty McFly in Back To The Future?

I have a couple; in one I’m born in 1960 so that I’m just hitting my formative years as a late teenager at the height of punk. I’m at THAT Sex Pistols gig at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester and end up going on to have a successful musical career as a member of Joy Division and then New Order.

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