Hampton Court, Surrey

Hampton Court Palace

Home of Henry VIII (once Cardinal Wolsey was out-of-the-way) and venue for his marriage to Katherine Parr on the morning of the 12 July 1543. As the sixth wife of the aging King, she made a shrewd move to marry the monarch. encouraging the King to make peace with Mary and Elizabeth, his daughters, Katherine … Continue reading Hampton Court, Surrey

Out On The Wiley Windy Moor…

wuthering heights

Catherine Bush recorded her first demo under the financial guidance of Dave Gilmour from Pink Floyd. Presenting it with shaky hands to giants EMI, they signed her and she quickly issued her fist single. The self penned ‘Wuthering Heights’ went straight to number making her the very first British female solo artist to accomplish this … Continue reading Out On The Wiley Windy Moor…

Forgotten Insects – The Rise And Fall Of Altered Images

The birth of this band from the wee darkest depths of Glasgow happened purely by accident in around 1980. Scruffy school mates by the strangest names of Tich, Tinny, Johnny and Caesar were struggling to get away from the school dances and town halls, getting paid peanuts to sweaty, drunken crowds of kids whose ears … Continue reading Forgotten Insects – The Rise And Fall Of Altered Images

There’s A Worm In My Head And A Fish In My Bed…

Nestled quietly South West from Birmingham off the infamous M5, sits Stourbridge. Unassuming and fairly shadowed by the great Midlands city, it presented to the British indie pop scene a misshapen motley crew of four young men in 1986 who called themselves The Wonder Stuff. It was the brain child of it’s front man Miles … Continue reading There’s A Worm In My Head And A Fish In My Bed…

Pink Hair andAll Good Round Sauce. It must be Fuzzbox!

Somewhere back in the early to mid Eighties, (no one exactly knows when) four dizzy school girls got together and decided to do something with their lives in Birmingham rather than be destined to grace the checkouts in their local Tesco’s. Sisters Jo and Maggie Dunne (four years older) were eagerly learning to play lead … Continue reading Pink Hair andAll Good Round Sauce. It must be Fuzzbox!

The Birth Of The Goth In Me Part 1

Back in the 80's, teenagers I think experimented a lot more with their looks and music a lot more than the youth of today. By the time 1983 came around, Goths were already taking a hold in school. Over the last two years or so, I had noticed the amount of back combing which had … Continue reading The Birth Of The Goth In Me Part 1

Where the journey endth…

It was about 1987 when I first discovered Goth. I mean, for me, it was Fiona prodding me with a slightly chewed cassette tape of Sisters of Mercy for me to indulge in that weekend. I hadn't been taken with anything sort of sub culture up until that point. For me, it was all a … Continue reading Where the journey endth…