Displaying items by tag: 80s

Monday, 22 February 2016 14:29

Dennis Rader AKA The BTK Killer

The scene that greeted Detective Bernie Drowatsky on the sunny afternoon of January 15th 1974 was so sickening it haunts him to this day.

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Monday, 22 February 2016 14:11

The Battle of Orgreave (2001)


A documentary by Mike Figgis about Jeremy Deller's reenactment of the Battle of Orgreave, a crucial set-piece confrontation that took place during the Great Miners' Strike of 1984-5."I believe the '84-'85 struggle isn't a closed book,
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Trying to define a subculture in an entertaining and descriptive way without sounding like a professor of Sociology is a hard task.

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The Day John Lennon Died (documentary 2010) is a look at Lennon and his death through archival footage and interviews.
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Monday, 19 October 2015 13:44

When Whitney’s Band Jammed At The Wag.

Way back in 1986, I was well established as a successful club promoter and party organiser, having largely failed to make it as a singer-songwriter, despite having had two major record deals, great reviews and – in 1980 – lots of airplay in the US.

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The early 80’s, West London …
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Sunday, 23 August 2015 09:58

Chicago Stone Greasers – A History

Throughout the 1950s until the early 1980s, Chicago's youth was divided into two cultures: the Greasers and the Hippies.

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The CALL featuring Black Rebel Motorcycle Clubs Robert Been

Starting with their self-titled 1982 debut, The Call have gained acclaim from countless critics and had their music hailed as “uncompromising,” “urgent,” “bristling,” and even” apocalyptic.” Those in the know— from Spinto New Musical Express—have extolled The Call for the depth of their material and the passion with which it’s performed. “If there is any justice,” wrote the Philadelphia Daily News in the band’s earliest days,

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Sunday, 30 December 2012 18:49

The Redskins – The Power is Yours!



The Redskins came to me like a bolt of lightning. Arriving at the GLC Jobs For A Change Festival in June 1984, back when Ken Livingstone was a thorn in Thatcher’s arse as the panto villain and the quite brilliant Red Ken (far removed from the more recent muggy Congestion Charge Ken version) and passing loads of upset right wing skinheads crossing Waterloo bridge away from the Jubilee Gardens where the festival was taking place.

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Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:43

George Michael Alan McGee – He is a Pop Genius

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Barely a week goes by without an album getting the legacy-edition treatment. Usually I'm against the money-grabbing mentality of major labels, but I've been enjoying these reissues. Featuring rare demos, live footage and extra tracks from huge talents like John Martyn, Dennis Wilson and Johnny Cash, they're great historical documents.
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