A blow-by-blow history of the raucous 1970s scene that birthed Joy Division, Morrissey and Buzzcocks … a fantastic article by Frank Owen with excellent photos! A real insight into the beginnings of the Manchester scene.
Growing up working class in 1970s Manchester felt like living in a city that history had left behind. With constant labor strikes, weekly factory closings and ever-lengthening unemployment lines, the one-time Victorian boom town made rich by the mass production of textiles had come to resemble a disposable industrial appliance that someone had thrown out with the trash.
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