About I was raised in South East London in the 1970s on a diet of mashed potato, country and western and Smokie and the Wombles. My first obsessions, a love of cornettos and Star Wars was replaced by music after witnessing Morrissey twirl his skiny frame on Top Of The Pops.
My impatience showed early on when I appeared two months prematurely, not wanting to wait any longer before I could start buying records. It’s a habit I have yet to shift. (Mind its more downloads these days)
The Smiths where swiftly followed by New Order, The Cure and a cast of a thousand. The proto hip-hop leaking from the pirate radio stations in his brother’s bedroom managed to crawl into my consciousness. All thos