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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Allthatsleft Book Club #13: Pig Iron by Ben Myers

October 14, 2014

In my teens I read the Northern kitchen sink literature of Alan Sillitoe, Keith Waterhouse, Stan Barstow and John Braine. They were angry young men, usually Northern; grammar school boys who had been plucked from their working class roots and thrust socially upwards with the assistance of post-war free University education. They wrote with often […]

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#942: 1979, Public Image Ltd, Poptones

October 14, 2014

It really is autumn now: miserable, wet, dank, leaf-strewn autumn, heralding ever shortening days and months of cold. That most British of seasons. No song conjures up British autumn for me better than Poptones (released on Metal Box in November 1979). The combination of Jah Wobble‘s bass and Keith Levine‘s guitar somehow sounds like a wet […]

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