❉ Simon Brett chats with ‘Funky Si’ about his life in music and of course, his relationship with the late Mark E. Smith.
❉ Ace Records’ Liz Buckley on her close encounters of the MES kind.
❉ Veteran inkslinger Jon Wilde pays tribute to the inimitable, irreplaceable M.E.S.
❉ The Fall have never really cared less about being “understood”, and in this respect, deserve to be regarded as a true pop band.
❉ EXCLUSIVE interview with Brix Smith Start & Steve Trafford, plus album and gig review.
❉Things are even more the same than ever, only this time a bit different.
❉ Less a gig, more an elating sonic attack.
❉ Strange, surprising, thrilling, funny, impenetrable and accessible, this is a practically perfect Fall album.
❉ 25 years ago today, Suede lit the fuse of Britpop with their mission statement.
❉ Simon Wolstencroft’s memoirs are a Who’s Who of the Manchester indie scene and the stuff Rock n Roll dreams are made of.