Ted and I were absolutely over the moon to be invited onto Kev ‘Legs’ Walker’s radio show this week to talk about and play some of our favourite tunes from the 1990s.
I was sent by Grrrls with Guitars to interview Hands Off Gretel. I’ve been listening to them for a few months, a kind of hats off to my early love of Babes in Toyland and L7.
Jon the Postman was born in Manchester in 1959, making him the perfect age to enjoy the punk scene when it broke in the late 70s…
Jonathan’s love of The Chilis sound evident. A rounded mix of mellowness and rockiness. A moment on a surfboard as the swell hits.
Go on the journey and see if you come to some powerful revelation about who you are or what your purpose is.
If it is the case that women musicians were dismissed by the mainstream music press during the initial decades of rock and roll then, we can’t really say how many more female musicians were out there, being as amazing as the Beatles, being as heavy as Led Zepplin and, as shown by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, being as talented and groundbreaking as Chuck Berry.
It was punk and it was life and it was fun. This record is my personal portal to the 90s, to a simpler time, when people would connect face to face and you could just knock on someone’s door to see if they fancied hanging out for the afternoon, the whole day or even the entire weekend. Before life got infiltrated by technology, social media, and when virtually no one carried a camera in their back pocket, thank goodness!
Estos fanzines son realmente una joya, una expresión de las subculturas de los noventa y de las inquietudes en la sociedad… Por ahora, van a formar parte de mis investigaciones académicas dada la importancia cultural y la mirada alternativa que aportan sobre la sociedad.