Displaying items by tag: Rick Buckler

The drummer is the backbone to any band, from jazz to rock, for they are the ones that make the melody pulsate, the harmony throb and the bass notes dance. Without a good drummer then the band is no good, it is that simple.

Published in Film
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 18:35

The Modcast

In these strange, unprecedented times, there has never been more of a need to escape the harsh realities of life. And for me, and many others, the world of podcasts is as good as any place to start. And for those of a modernist persuasion, or simply those who love a bit of culture, Eddie Piller’s Modcast is the place to be.

Published in Culture
Friday, 08 November 2019 18:17

Tales of Aggro- A Cracking Book

‘A real slice of life told in the vernacular of the streets’ Irvine Welsh- 

'It's a treat to read just like A Crafty Cigarette' - Punk Poet Legend John Cooper Clarke 

Published in Culture
Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:21

Something Else, BBC2 Aired 15th September 1979.

A classic episode featuring The Jam, performing When You’re Young and Eton Rifles, John Cooper Clarke reciting Chickentown whilst walking through Manchester, and the last ever television performance of Joy Division,

Published in Video of the Week
Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:54

An Ode to Paul Weller

Paul Weller the King of Mod has reigned for 40 odd years,Since back in the days of stay-pressed trousers and a dodgy pair of flares.
From The Jam to The Style Council to the solo artist as He is right now,Maturing like a vintage wine the Guvnor shows the youngsters how. 

Published in Culture
Monday, 06 November 2017 17:33

An Ode to The Jam on ZANI

Paul Weller and Steve Brookes formed The Jam in 1972,
Rick and Bruce joined, Steve left and the three of em saw it through.

Published in Culture
Monday, 16 October 2017 17:49

Steve Brookes Hoodoo Zoo Reviewed

Hoodoo Zoo is the fourth album from Steve Brookes and features a new set of songs.
Published in Music

Matteo Sedazzari was part-way through his latest social networking drive when we spoke, spreading the word about debut novel A Crafty Cigarette – Tales of a Teenage Mod while getting to grips with the ever-changing world of new media. 

Published in Culture
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:34

A Crafty Cigarette – Tales of A Teenage Mod

Crafty Cigarette is the powerful story of a teenager coming of age in the 70s, as seen through his eyes, who, on the on the cusp of adulthood discovers a band that is new to him, The Jam, which leads him into becoming a Mod.
Published in Culture

“Tomorrow when we meet…..
jarring collisions on hostile street”
(Dave Waller, front endpaper, Notes From Hostile Street, 1979).
Published in Music
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