Fashions in Music at CH

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Straz
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Re: Fashions in Music at CH

Post by Straz » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:17 pm

Strippergrams?

Yes, I vaguely remember that sort of thing happening at MM... I'm not sure about one actually visiting me at my desk at the Maker Mansions, although it may have happened. It's all a bit of a haze now...

What I do recall more clearly was Tenpole Tudor marching in to the office and lobbing a straw bale at my head. I think I might have been reviewing singles that week, and Eddie had got a "hot 45" that he hoped I might mention in the column. I believe that there was some sort of agricultural theme to the waxing, hence the straw bale. Crazy times... not 'alf!
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Leigh Hunt A 1969-71
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Re: Fashions in Music at CH

Post by cstegerlewis » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:51 am

Hi Paul,

Definitely remember reading your name somewhere in the Music Press, had no idea you were an old blue! Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Fashions in Music at CH

Post by adlop » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:56 pm

Straz wrote:Strippergrams?

Yes, I vaguely remember that sort of thing happening at MM... I'm not sure about one actually visiting me at my desk at the Maker Mansions, although it may have happened. It's all a bit of a haze now...
ah, the beauty of the t'internet means these things never die. I recently and co-incidentally stumbled on an article by Caroline Sullivan about We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use it when I was looking for details of them re-forming which is how I made the link. The article is in all it's glory here http://fuzzbox000.angelfire.com/fb-data/mm71286.htm

Must say I miss the Melody Maker and the NME, well I've turned into one of thos people who used to write letters complaining about how it wasn't like it was in the old days!
Barnes B / Mid A 1982-9

Straz
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Re: Fashions in Music at CH

Post by Straz » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:00 am

Well if Caroline Sullivan says it happened, I guess it must be true... There again, there is such a thing as poetic licence. I'll ask Sullivan next time I see her. We're still in touch.
Paul Strange
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Peele A 71-75

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Re: Fashions in Music at CH

Post by adlop » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:53 pm

To be fair to her, she may not remember either as the article was from 1986.

Fuzzbox reforming though, not something I'd have thought was top of many people's lists.
Barnes B / Mid A 1982-9

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