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Barry Adamson - Love Sick Dick Remix Pre Order Now

Have you placed your order yet for the Remix of Barry Adamson's brilliant single "Love Sick Dick." Pre Order it Here right now. 

Musicians Be Like Kids in The Sweet Factory

Dave Tomlinson may just have found the Formula to modern day creativity.  It comes in the form of a music recording studio and it's available to book now. I'm pleased to share with you; "The Sweet Factory." I've been following Dave's progress with this project to build a modern, comfortable recording studio located in Lincolnshire and I have to say having been in a few over the years that this one is simply wonderful. I haven't seen it in the flesh to be fair but the fantastic photographs that Graeme Oxby has taken which I have shared here really show this remarkable place off in the best way possible and what a wonderful modern recording facility it looks to be. Musicians and recording artistes who want somewhere special to create their work would do well to check The Sweet Factory Out and book a session in it soon because I have no doubt this is going to be a sought after and fully booked studio in no time at all. Check o

Spiral Scratch Shirt

Thought I'd upload a few pics of my Spiral Scratch shirt for you to check out.  Hope you like it. I wore it for the first time at the Buzzcocks gig 21/7/2017 at Uppermill Civic Hall.  Met the band after the gig backstage who liked it.

Barry Adamson - Ruby Lounge, Manchester 20 April 2017

A few more edited photos I took at Barry's Recent Ruby Lounge Gig in Manchester.  I'm still buzzing from that gig, such an awesome performance. Anyhow hope you like the pics. #lovesickdick tour

Barry Adamson Takes His Love Sick Dick To Manchester

So here I am sat in the Ruby Lounge, Manchester on the evening of the 22nd of April 2017 and awaiting the presence of one Barry Adamson. I'd bought my t-shirt and now it was just a matter of waiting for the main event, the support was provided by a lovely singer called Iora (Facebook page HERE ) and you really should check this young lady out she has a cracking voice. Shortly after Iora had completed her set and a slight wait Barry Adamson came on like the cool cat that he is.  Dressed so sharp I cut myself just watching him.  And boy were we not disappointed. Barry was on cracking form and his humour left me wishing his time onstage of just over an hour was a lifetime instead. Here's some of my pics from the gig including a few instagrammed ones I did. Check out the Facebook Group called Alternate Bites to see a video of Barry doing the final track of his set, "The Light Pours Out Of Me." I haven't enjoyed a gig as much as I did this in a hell of a long time

Buzzcocks Box Set Mk1 - At No 10 in the official album charts

Buzzcocks Box Set Mk1 - Yes that box, which comes with many, many amazing goodies and that costs a measly £50 is only no 10 in the charts. Let's get it to No1 like we helped Spiral Scratch to do.

Time's Up: the Devoto period Buzzcocks exhibited at the French Paper Gallery

Nice article HERE ready for this weekends gig and exhibition over in Paris. To read it non French open in google and translate.

Magazine - Old World Charm 12"

This years Record Store Day Farce sees yet another limited edition Magazine 12" issued.Record Store Day - April 2017. Titled "Old World Charm" Wire Sound 12" Limited to 1000 / Download card  ‘Welcome, ladies & gentlemen, to the genuine old world charm of Magazine’…Following on from last year’s ‘Once @ The Academy’ RSD 12" vinyl release, Magazine issue a sister release for RSD 2017. The 6-track EP, ‘Old World Charm’, is limited to 1000 pressings and this time contains live recordings from the 2009 BBC Electric Proms performance @ the Camden Roundhouse, London.  Magazine played a 45-minute set featuring selected A & B sides of their previous single releases. Half of the set is captured here. Track listing: Shot By Both Sides; Rhythm Of Cruelty; A Song From Under The Floorboards; Side B: Feed The Enemy; Sweetheart Contract; I Love You, You Big Dummy

Ooh La La - Have I got an exclusive for you.

Check this out. So there's this exhibition right of Buzzcocks (mk.1) and it will be up and running in Paris. And they have expanded and exploded the box set and made it into bigger art. And not only that but along with new re-imaged 'Spiral Scratch' poster from Malcolm Garrett (Yes! That Malcolm Garrett)and all of the items are on sale too. This show actually opened last night and will close on Sunday the 26th of March the day after the Buzzcocks gig in Paris on the 25th but that's not all.......... On Sunday afternoon Pete Shelley, John Maher and Malcolm Garrett will actually be in attendance. All the information can be found HERE at the official website and if you want to purchase the Poster you can do so HERE .

Buzzcocks - 40 Year Anniversary Box Set Arrives.

So, I'm down in London and I get the text from the courier your Buzzcocks box sets are due to be delivered today - Arghhh. Fortunately I got back in time to take delivery and boy where these bad boys worth waiting for.  As collectors items go these are ace.  Limited to just 1000 I got Boxes 233 and 235 One remains sealed and the other I have opened so you can see what's in it. There's not many left though now so if you want one get online and order it from Domino records. So here goes: Times Up Vinyl LP. 7" Spiral Scratch E.P.   Downloads Postcard this allows you to get the MP3 and WAV files plus Breakdown Video from The Free Trade Hall gig 1976. Booklet that has a great run down of the band at this time. Shy Talk - Manchester Fanzine  Various Postcards based upon Tickets and Flyers from Buzzcocks gigs. Series of Photographs.