Remembering Tony Ogden & World of Twist

It's been ten years since the death of Tony Ogden (30 May 1962 - 26 July 2006). Anthony William Ogden was born in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport (Greater Manchester) in 1962. He studied art and design at Stockport College in Greater Manchester. From 1977-1979, Ogden played drums in a punk band, The Blackout, which also included Dave Conner (vocals), Gordon King (bass), … Continue reading Remembering Tony Ogden & World of Twist

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One Album Wonders Northside’s Chicken Rhythms

The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog NORTHSIDE - CHICKEN RHYTHMS (1991) My introduction to the quartet named Northside came in my second year of college, I believe, a few years after the release of their only album, Chicken Rhythms. As a teenage fan of all things Madchester, I'd heard of them, of course, but it … Continue reading One Album Wonders Northside’s Chicken Rhythms

One album wonders: World of Twist’s Quality Street

WORLD OF TWIST - QUALITY STREET (1991) World of Twist are one of the greatest one album wonders, on par with The La’s and The Sex Pistols — if unfortunately much more obscure than either. Although they’ve been broken up for more than twenty years, their cult still remains small although it seems inevitable that … Continue reading One album wonders: World of Twist’s Quality Street

Your Tuesday night planned… Echo Park or Little Saigon — what’s it going to be?!

So I'm slated to DJ at the Short Stop in Echo Park on 15 May, 2012 (this coming Tuesday unless you're pulling this from the archives). I'll be splitting the music slanging chores with Joe Skyward (Sky Cries Mary, The Posies, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jean Jacket Shotgun), Jimmy James and Greene Candy Machine. Of … Continue reading Your Tuesday night planned… Echo Park or Little Saigon — what’s it going to be?!