Paul Rogers, Author at The Anfield Wrap

JAMIE BROAD – SCOUSERS ON WEMBLEY WAY

ROBBIE FOWLER, Bill Shankly, Rhys Jones, Gary Ablett and the Hillsborough 96 all get namechecked in a new hip-hop song released by LFC and local rapper Jamie Broad ahead of Saturday’s semi-final. Twenty eight years ago, Liverpool and Everton met in the League Cup...

MY 10 FAVOURITE CLASH SONGS EVER

I NEVER saw The Clash play live. I was just 10 when the band sacked Mick Jones but if I could go back in time and had the choice of seeing any band from any era or any country play, I’d pick The Clash. Every time. On Saturday night, I didn’t quite go back in time but...

16 songs I want to hear at Bestival

WHEN Liverpool return to Premier League action away to Stoke on Saturday, I won’t be anywhere near the Britannia Stadium. In fact, I won’t even be watching in a pub in Liverpool. Instead, I’ll be some 218 miles away on the Isle of Wight, following the game on my...

15 Brilliant remixes

THERE are remixes and then there are remixes… When I first started buying 12″ records around 1986, it seemed every single had a dance remix available to buy for a pound or so more. Less so much a remix, more a lengthening procedure – what you got was...

10 great Manchester tunes

LAST week when picking 10 of my favourite Scouse tunes, I claimed I couldn’t really get my head around Liverpool fans who don’t like music from Manchester. If it’s a good tune, it’s a good tune – and, as Rakim once famously rapped,...

10 great Scouse tunes

INSPIRED by Gareth Roberts’ fantastic piece on this site about his love for all things Scouse when it comes to his listening pleasures – dodgy Pop Will Eat single aside – I’ve compiled my own personal top 10 favourite songs from this city....

My 10 greatest trainers ever

LAST week on The Anfield Wrap you may have stumbled across a piece I wrote about how I’d somehow fallen out of love with trainers; how these days I’m more likely to go out and buy a pair of suede Clarks Originals than the latest ‘must-have’...

How I fell out of love with trainers

I’M not quite sure when it happened but at some point over the last three or four years, I gradually fell out of love with buying new trainers. Even writing that feels weird because for as long as I can remember, I’ve loved – and I mean loved –...

A tale of two Noel albums

I LIKE Noel Gallagher. I once interviewed him on the phone about Manchester City when I worked on the kids football magazine MATCH! sometime around 1994 when Oasis were just starting out. He was pretty funny then and totally down to earth. 17 years on, I don’t...