This one comes from i-D Magazine, August, 1987.
I lived in Hither Green in South London for a while in the mid 90s.
I’m not wanting to stoke fires again but after Greg Wilson’s piece on his blog the other week the thought of how House proliferated through the UK has been in the back of my mind.
This one comes from The Face January 1987 and tells the story of Trojan, one of the London club faces, specifically at the Taboo club alongside Leigh Bowery. Text by Paul Rambali with images by Derek Ridgers and Sheila Rock.
Here’s a spread from US Esquire in September 1975 by Jean Paul-Goude and Pierre Houles on the sound of Rican Salsa.
I like old magazines. No secret there as this site is full of scans of them.
This piece comes from The Face in April 1981 and sees Peter Murphy and Claire Hershman traveling to Nigeria to meet the great Fela Kuti and get a handle on the music scene in Lagos.
Piece from The NME in November 1989 on The Orb and what they were up to at that time. Nice description of recording ‘A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain…’. Written by Jack Barron. Thanks to Phil Mison.
This one comes from Jocks magazine in September 1989. Top top man.
Piece by Robert Elms with photography by Kate Simon. Taken from The Face, July 1983.
Take from The Face in February 1986 here’s a piece by David Toop on the Krush Groove party at Madison Square Gardens featuring LL Cool J, Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, Davy DMX and Doug E Fresh. Photography by Steve Tynan.
Peter Nasmyth reports on ‘E’ for The Face in October 1985, taking in stories about The Ranch, a gay club in Dallas, where you could apparently get the drug over the counter for $20 plus $1.23 sales tax. If you had a coupon you got $5 off. It then got banned. Which leads you to...
Taken from i-D July 1992. We went to see Tony Humphries DJ at the Hacienda once. We were on the dancefloor and it all kicked off between some of Humphries crew and some of the Manc lot. “Hey man I’m with Tony Humphries” they said in a ‘you-can’t-touch-me-kind-of-way’. “I’ll blow your legs off pal” came...
From the NME 14th October 1989. I like the bit about him and Weatherall going record shopping… Thanks to Phil Mison.