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Similar time, Similar peeps. If I thought I didn’t know any better, looking back at some of these flyers and bands, one might think the whole Jazz/Funk scene in M/c at that time was a tad incestuous ,but one has probably being sat in front of the computer too long, isn’t one....No doubt a few bands were linked though, radiating out from A Certain Ratio and with floating line-ups.
Just remembered there was a pub near Manchester cathedral called The Bishop’s Mitre (?) which for a short time seemed to be some sort of H.Q. for newly zoot-suited and booted bright young things and finger poppin’ daddios. T’weren’t my particular kettle of spam as I wasn’t partial to “West Side Story” juvenile delinquent fashion or interested in not taking wooden nickels; was more interested in staying away from the brown acid. (My old man went to see West Side Story 17 times apparently when it first came out; not sure why?? Great music and dancing though; also my missis has seen Iggy/Stooges 17 times...same applies. I’m not sure I’ve ever done anything of import 17 times.....starting to ramble; must hurry up...).
Also, on a different tack, but in its own way a point of interest and history, Manchester Cathedral contains a “Green Man “ ,a fairly rare and significant carving, with its roots presumed to be in ancient pagan or druid culture, a bit like the wicca man. (In Peter Greenaway’s “The Draughtsman ‘s Contract” there’s a green character keeps cropping up; wonder if that’s some convoluted reference to it? then again, with Greenaway how would you know? He was the best thing in the film!).anyway just thought it was interesting; worth checking out if you’re ever strolling by....
Artefact added : 1st December 2010
by dubwise-er
1963 Says –
wow this one does take me back and you're right about the floating members thing. You'd have Martin Moscrop and Tony Quigley from ACR, Tony's sister Anne, John Kirkham, Cliff Saffer, Mat Taylor, Bernard Moss, Chris Manos and various Jazz Defektors (P.C., Salts, Barry & Mark) all swapping roles and generally being pretty JAZZ
good times.
COMMENT ADDED 3rd December 2010
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