Ed Hamell Is The Happiest Man Alive

Back around 2001, it must have been, Miles Hunt from The Wonderstuff told me to come and see a new American singer-songwriter at The Borderline in London with him. To be honest, my heart sank - with the mental image of yet another dreary troubadour plucking lifelessly at the strings of an acoustic guitar while sat on a stool and warbling about man's inhumanity to…

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All Time Top 10 from 1980

Thanks to the seminal Northampton post-punk outfit Coil for providing this press cutting from Smash Hits dated around Oct/Nov 1980. Their song "Motor Industry" was a particular favourite at the time, hence its appearance in this list which is posted among the photos on their MySpace page. Alas the UK motor industry no longer inhabits cathedral of power these days, but the lyric remains as…

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