Growing up in the 60s I think I probably first discovered them through black and white reproductions in English weekly comics like Smash or Whizzer and Chips. They reprinted early Fantastic Four, Thor and Daredevil issues and I really took to them – particularly the Jack Kirby artwork with the strange anatomy and alien landscapes.
My mum was pretty cool – every Monday when I came home from high school in the early seventies NME, Sounds and Melody Maker were there waiting for me. Writers like Nick Kent, Charles Shaar Murray and Nik Cohn. The Lone Groover, Anton Corbijin, Julie Burchill and Chrissie Hynde. It all informed my musical library […]
Earthbound: The Bakerloo Line Paul Morley Penguin To celebrate the London Tube turning 150 a series of commissioned works called Penguin Lines has 12 different writers each spinning a different yarn, elements of their personal story, their personal interests with the Tube as part of the focus. Paul Morley is a music writer so his […]
Arctic Monkeys AM Domino I can’t claim I ever cared about the Arctic Monkeys; too many people gushing too quickly – I was put off. But, fair’s fair – seen them play a couple of times (twice in one week, even) and they put on a great show. And though every album has come across […]