❉ ‘Scouse Pop’ is an a rare, documented insight into the economic and political backdrop which forged the music that came out of Liverpool during the ’80s and ’90s.
❉ As Rodney Cromwell prepares to release ‘Rodney’s English Disco’ EP, we premiere ‘Barbed Wire’.
❉ Veteran inkslinger Jon Wilde pays tribute to the inimitable, irreplaceable M.E.S.
❉ A long overdue monograph on one of the ultimate cult movies.
❉ As Iggy Pop hits 70, we celebrate one of his most remarkable performances.
❉ The Stranglers’ debut LP is forty years old and still unassailable.
❉ There must be more to life than this! Maggie Dunne is in the hot seat this week. Bostin’!
❉ Springsteen impersonations, Vance Packard, and Angie Bowie’s coke dealer… It’s the story of ‘Absolute Beginners’!
❉ We’re asking, they’re answering. This week: A blaggers’ guide to David Quantick!
❉ Sean Dickson on his new album, The Soup Dragons, the late Alan Vega, John Peel, T. Rex, and getting banned from TV-am.