John McCready recalls his glory days with the hip young gunslingers at the UK's leading music paper.
The Fall's frontman was the ultimate pop outsider who never lost his working-class Manchester roots.
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Four decades after the release of punk's most famous album it remains a classic moment in popular culture.
A pioneering documentary about South African punks, Fokofpolisiekar, doesn't only focus on the band, but also illuminates the evolution of the documentary form.
Did the Sex Pistols invent punk rock or did they pick up on something happening in New York for years?