For most people, Paul Hanley will be best known as the drummer with The Fall during their “two drummers period” between 1980 and 1985. He is currently a member of Brix and The Extricated, a band comprising several ex-Fall members. In the last quarter of 2017, Paul’s book ‘Leave The Capital’, in which he looks at the history of various recordings made in Manchester, was published by Route Publishing. In March 2018, Paul met with Lee from Real Gone to discuss ‘Leave The Capital’ and more besides.
On December 1st 1976, UK TV history was made. On Bill Grundy’s Today show, the Sex Pistols and a couple of their associated chums shocked a nation. Their behavior was quickly seen as inappropriate for most of the 1970s public and by the time their interview concluded with Steve Jones calling Grundy “a fucking rotter”, things had moved from merely “inappropriate” to “causing outrage”.
In July 2015, a 4CD set of Clash covers will be unveiled.
Featuring Dreadzone, Horace Panter of The Specials, comedian Kevin Eldon, celebrity Phill Jupitus and Frankie Goes To Hollywood man Brian Nash, alongside a whole host of other names, ‘Combat Cancer’ presents a huge archive of newly recorded versions of Clash classics.
This EP from Anglo-Australian punks The Terraces may only be a stop-gap release…but quality is the watchword here. ‘Extra Time’ should in no way be considered [a] for existing fans only, or [b] purely disposable. It’s three previously unreleased tunes are as strong as anything found on their full length LP, while the extra material – a couple of re-recordings and a well chosen cover – show a band who’ve improved in the relatively short space of time since that previous release.