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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

City Fun snippets

Some more snippets from the City Fun fanzine - these are from 1980. Thanks again to Mike Noon at the  Manchester District Music Archive for the scans.

(c) Mike at the Manchester District Music Archive.

Steve Perrin has finally left The Distractions after months of promising to. The Distractions are currently rehearsing with Arthur Kadmon (ex-Manicured Noise, Ludus and some brilliant demo tapes) who will be playing two dates with them in Ireland this weekend.

(c) Mike at the Manchester District Music Archive. 

The Distractions' next single will be another song from the "Nobodies Perfect" (sic) album - probably a recorded or remixed version of 'Something For The Weekend'.

(c) Mike at the Manchester District Music Archive.

WOULDN'T YER JUST KNOW IT.  Talking of The Distractions we have confirmed proof of them letting the side down again (as if getting on with grown-ups wasn't bad enough).  During their current national tour, the manager of one hotel actually wrote to the record company, complimenting them on their good behaviour. Manager Brandon (absolutely) Leon was unavailable comment.  As it it wasn't bad enough, Mike buying a dinner jacket and Pip giving up chewing tobacco and swearing.  This is the last straw, I mean to say, couldn't they have made a bit of an effort and knocked over an ash tray or pinched a beermat or something?  When asked if they were trying for a spot on "Pop Gospel", Brandon (absolutely) Leon replied, "Oh absolutely".  Supporting The Members, eh?  Thought you'd given up social work, Steve.  (This is really good, isn't it?).  I mean you don't get snippets like this in the Nationals.


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