Barry Adamson – Moss Side Story & Oedipus Schmoedipus (vinyl reissues)

Having cut more than just his teeth as a trusted sideman in post-punk pioneers Magazine and within Nick Cave's Bad Seeds from the late-'70s into mid-'80s, the Manchester-born Barry Adamson certainly had a decent CV to expand upon when he began his solo journeying in the late-‘80s.  It’s a trajectory that has seen him carve out distinctive routes … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#27 (Gallon Drunk’s James Johnston on Suicide)

Gallon Drunk’s James Johnston on… Suicide’s Suicide (Red Star Records, 1977) I remember the first time I heard this album. Joe Byfield, who later went on to become the maraca player in Gallon Drunk, played it to me one night when I was staying round at his place after a band rehearsal. We were playing together in what was basically a garage … [Read more...]