A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings

Paul Hanley’s book Leave The Capital refashions the history of Manchester music. He tells his story by plotting through 13 key recordings that helped shape the city and its music. These are the recordings. Click above to listen on Spotify or YouTube. Click here for more details on the book.

Leave the Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings.

‘Look Through Any Window’
The Hollies

‘Bus Stop’
The Hollies

‘No Milk Today’
Herman’s Hermits

‘East West’
Herman’s Hermits

‘A Groovy Kind Of Love’
The Mindbenders

‘Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs’
Brian and Michael

‘I’m Not In Love’
10cc

‘Everybody’s Happy Nowadays’
Buzzcocks

Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division

‘Bankrobber’
The Clash

Perverted By Language
The Fall

The Smiths
The Smiths

‘So Young’
The Stone Roses

Published in November 2017.

Click here to pre-order an advance signed and numbered edition.
Advance copies will be despatched prior to publication.

Leave The Capital website

Paul Hanley blog

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Val Cale Reads From The Blackstuff

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Val Cale reads two extracts from The Blackstuff: ‘Daffy Duck’ and ‘Bangkok Market’. Recorded in 2001.

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Play Bangkok Market:

Click here for more on The Blackstuff.

 

Clinton Heylin | The Middles Show

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Mick Middles talks with Clinton Heylin about Anarchy in the Year Zero, with music from Sex Pistols recorded live in 1976, plus The Clash, The Stooges and PiL. Recorded 3rd June 2016.

Play:

Click here for more on Anarchy in the Year Zero: The Sex Pistols, The Clash and the Class of ’76.

The Last of Britain

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Michael Nath and Nick Groom recorded in conversation at Ilkley Literature Festival 2015.

In an event entitled The Last of Britain, Nick reads from his book The Seasons: A Celebration of the English Year and Michael reads from his novel British Story, before engaging in a conversation about Britishness, character and cultural heritage. Followed by questions from the audience. The running time is 50:03.

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WFMU Radio Fall Specials

Brian Turner of WFMU, a Jersey City radio station, has put together 2×3 hour Fall specials. Brian interviewed Steve Hanley, Marc Riley and Brix Smith Start for the shows, and has exhumed some stellar live tapes, mainly soundboard and FM broadcasts from the ’78 to ’96 era. The broadcast also includes a live set in the WFMU studio of Fall covers courtesy of Spectre Folk (featuring members of Magik Markers, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Nation of Ulysses and Tall Firs).

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>>PART 1:
features an interview with Steve Hanley (45:15) + live set from Spectre Folk

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>>PART 2:
Features Marc Riley interview (36:17) and Brix (1:50:30)

The right hand column of the web links above allows navigation direct to interviews or individual tracks.