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,...

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┬átotally down to earth. 17 years on, I don’t...