❉ Veteran inkslinger Jon Wilde pays tribute to the inimitable, irreplaceable M.E.S.
❉ The story of music that couldn’t have been made anywhere else but Manchester.
❉ Stephen T Porter picks his favourite tracks of 2017.
❉ “It’s not even ambition, it’s total obsession with being a star”
❉ A book about growing up in the dark side of the 70s with the darkest, most inappropriate pop culture ever.
❉ We’re asking, they’re answering: This week, writer, broadcaster and T-Rexpert, Mark Paytress.
❉Proustian remembrances of things past, this particular musical madeleine being the Pixies’ Trompe Le Monde.
❉ It’s Goldfrapp before Goldfrapp! The complete works of ‘70s band Fox under one roof.
❉ The Doctor, Steven and Sara find themselves caught between the Space Security Service and the Sontarans. Verdict? “It doesn’t get better than this!”
❉ Sean Dickson on his new album, The Soup Dragons, the late Alan Vega, John Peel, T. Rex, and getting banned from TV-am.