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The Amnesiacs (I-D magazine - June '88)
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Lost London Clubs - Clink Street.
A great article about RiP at Clink Street, featuring input from Ashley Beedle and ‘Evil’ Eddie Richards, has just been posted by Spoonfed and can be found by following the link below. http://www.spoonfed.co.uk/spooners/tomarmstrong-20241/lost-london-clubs-clink-street-6218/
A likely story
Action figure of the day #1
Quack! quack! (Part 4)
Fourth and final instalment of Nottingham-based club fanzine, The Duck Call.
That request for help in full:
John Heckle’s tunes stolen REQUEST FOR HELP! After playing Thunder on Saturday, John Heckle had his records stolen on the train from Euston to Liverpool Lime Street, which stops at places including Milton Keynes, Northampton, Crewe and Runcorn. It is quite a unusual collection, so they won’t be easy to shift, The bag contained lots records on Dance Mania, Mathematics, UK house label Jack...
Class of 808: John Heckle's tunes stolen →
classof808: REQUEST FOR HELP! After playing Thunder on Saturday, John Heckle had his records stolen on the train from Euston to Liverpool Lime Street, which stops at places including Milton Keynes, Northampton, Crewe and Runcorn. It is quite a unusual collection, so they won’t be easy to shift, The bag…
The original Sasha. A genuine acid grandad.
Just off down the driving range, love.
Quack! quack! (Part 3)
Acid Housers in I-D Magazine
From the Amnesiacs edition - June ‘88. Anyone want to see scans of the full Amnesiacs article?
Hacienda - New Steps for the Leisure Industry →
Some nice Pics and and Interview with architect Ben Kelly on the design of the Hacienda (did we mention etc…) from The Face magazine (Aug ‘82) over on Test Pressing: http://testpressing.org/2011/11/the-face-the-hacienda-new-steps-for-the-leisure-industry/
Quack! quack! (Part 2)
The next four pages of Nottingham-based club fanzine ‘The Duck Call’ from Summer 1990. More to follow.
Acid Grandad's body part of the day.
Did we mention that we used to go to the Hacienda? I think we might have. That’s my knee, there. White 501s, burgundy No Alla Violenza t-shirt. Taken by Dave Swindells in the Hac, and appearing in a ‘Madchester’ article in the Observer (8th July 1990). Thankfully, that’s the closest I got to appearing in the media during those days. By the time that picture was...
Quack! quack! (Part 1)
The first four pages of Nottingham ‘Boys Own Lite’ fanzine, The Duck Call. More to follow. Possibly.
Old Manchester nightclubs that are no longer there...
And I’ll bet you thought we were going to do the Hac first, eh?. Did we mention we used to go to the Hacienda? Anyway, the Hacienda apartments (tagline: The party’s over….now come home) can fucking fuck off.
Jeff Mills Mixtapes - 86 to 89
Everyone knows his name, apparently.
Unsung Hero.... →
The Hacienda is almost synonymous with Manchester and, indeed, the modern clubbing experience. Owned by Factory Records, the club took its name from the radical Situationist philosophy that underpinned the 1968 student riots in Paris. Promising to show avant garde film as well as the latest bands, the Hacienda eventually became famous as a bastion of the emerging house scene - such was life at...
Mike Pickering - The Haçienda (oh and T-Coy, Quando Quango & M People) Did we mention that we used to go to the Hacienda?
20th Anniversary Guardian Article from 2007 →
The Belleville 3. AKA Kevin, Derrick & Juan.
Classic Artwork #8
House Magazine of the Hacienda Queue
Did we mention that we used to go to the Hacienda? Oh, aye.
The Acid Grandads Tech Spot #3
An early example of being able to DJ with music recorded from other means, a bit of a forerunner to the CDJ, although digital downloads is killing home taping (or summat like that)
An interview with Sweet Exorcist & LFO: Richard H.... →
Although, that said, we still haven’t forgiven him for dragging us all the way to Turnmills for his ‘retirement do’, only for him to start up playing out again a short time after. Harumph.
With knobs on.
“In 1991 while I was part of the Shelter organization, I had the privilege of working with the legendary Larry Levan. At that time my main service to Shelter was promotions and production, so that put me in charge of booking talent. This week Larry was joining us for a guest DJ appearance. Myself and the resident DJ were there to show Larry how our system worked. Yeah! I’m going to...
Old Manchester nightclubs that are no longer there...
Clubs named after catchphrases from the Bill and...
Second in a series of, erm, one. Yes, we found another one.
From the Acid Grandad's Archives.
Yes, we’ve gone and bought a scanner. It’s that bloke that works in Eastern Bloc and his mate from Northern Ireland and their new night in Manchester, AKA Greg and Justin’s first outing, pre Most Excellent.