Granada TV documentary from 1990 exploring the 'Madchester' music phenomena of the late 80's and early 90's.Featuring NME reporters Stuart Maconie and James Brown on a tour of the city along with photographer Kevin Cummins. Also includes live footage and interviews of Happy Mondays,808 State, Inspiral Carpets and Northside.With contributions from Anthony H Wilson , Danny Kelly and the Central Station design team who gave us some of the classic Factory records sleeves.
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In the winter of 1989, I was privileged and honoured to interview Danny Rampling, for my then fanzine, Positive Energy of Madness. It was about two weeks after he had closed his ground-breaking club Shoom. In my eyes at the time, and even today, the end of Shoom was Acid House’s equivalent to The Jam breaking up at the end of 1982. As Shoom, like the Woking Wonders, meant so much to a lot of people. Personally, I found Shoom inspiring, beautiful and wonderful. I was very late to the Shoom party, yet I was welcomed with opened arms, moving, truly moving as I would dance the night away with a beaming smile on my face.
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:02

Gio Goi 1988 Collection

Gio Goi is back, back on the shelves, in the clubs and on the streets as it releases its new range of clothing. But probably the most significant thing about its return is the fact its back in the hands of the guys who gave it us the first time round, The Donnelly brothers.

Published in Culture
Monday, 23 October 2017 15:35

A Celebration of Scottish House Parties

By now, the story of how Acid House and ecstasy was introduced to Great Britain at the end of the 80’s has been told more times than The Hungry Caterpillar has been to kids at bed time by their parents.
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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 16:16

Peter Hooton of The Farm Natters to ZANI

“Liverpool was an industrial town, a poor town. The people fought hard for what they wanted to achieve and there was a hunger there, and that hunger has remained with the musicians.”
Pete Best Original Beatle
Published in Music
Thursday, 22 October 2015 16:05

Manchester Band Space Monkeys Converse to ZANI

Back in the Atmosphere: Manchester band Space Monkeys talk Tony Wilson, influences and LP, The Daddy of them All.
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Pump Up The Volume is a three part history on the development of electronic dance music.
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1990 documentary about dance music culture, particularly that happening in Ibiza in and around Cafe Del Mar.
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Thursday, 02 July 2015 17:51

Black Grape Forum London 26th June 2015

It is a summer’s night in Kentish Town north west and there is an edging vibe in the air as the pubs outside the iconic Forum, once known as The Town and Country Club,
Published in Music
Sunday, 31 May 2015 15:16

Shaun Ryder talks to ZANI

Salford, Greater Manchester, before it became the central home of the BBC, had been a part of England viewed as hostile, deprived, industrial as well as being hugely creative; spawning some major artists and bands that have not only been
successful but also have been highly influential,
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