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Added 23rd February 2024 by The Editor, Alan Wise Project

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Don't Mention The Hacienda - The Adventures Of Alan Wise

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The Fall, Mark E Smith, Alan Wise
1999

this is a contender for the soundtrack of any Alan Wise film - a Mark E Smith remake of Tommy Blake's 1959 hit, inspired by Summertime Blues.
can't say for sure that Mark was inspired by Alan Wise but the sentiment fits in with Stella Grundy's summary of his appeal when he emerged as a street general in the 70s - he might not have been rich, but he could raise the cash for a van and a rehearsal room when everybody else was broke
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“Alan got into the music business when it still ran on F-folding money and it was all a lot harder when accountants and computers came in.”
13 Mar 2024
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