Friday, 19 March 2010
The unique charms of Bradford can be summed up in one word, but I can't for the life of me remember what it is cos I was so blind drunk in the six years I spent there. Mindbendingly large quantities of cheap cider and headsplittingly long hangovers helped to produce the Sellafield Plantlife Issue. The fanzine's early political fervour is washed away in a sea of booze as folk punks Blyth Power and quirksters Useful Idiot are put under the spotlight. Anarcho legends Oi Polloi feature as cut out and keep action figures, which is fitting as they were also responsible for some of the more outlandish drinking sessions of the time, notably the 10-day Edinburgh City of Punk and those gigs when they kidnapped me and put me in the van for punk rock chaos across the country. Cool. This edition of Cubesville is dedicated to Mik, who was aslo responsible for some classic sessions around the time. Cheers. Enjoy.