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

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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

Introduction to Subcultural Anthropology: Perry Boys

18 May was the 104th birthday of Fred Perry. As someone who'd generally rather poorly play any sport than watch others, no matter how good, this occasion in and of itself didn't mean much to me. Fred Perry was, I've read, a great tennis player but I reckon his name conjures up images of tennis … Continue reading Introduction to Subcultural Anthropology: Perry Boys