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Joined 23rd April 2009



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“Foz, I can't find your e-mail address, can you send it over got something that may interest you,”
07 Jun 2009
“Hi Foz,
Don't know if you've had a look at the Cargo studios website, but there's a myths section, it would be good to add the above story, would that be ok with you?
From the recesses of my mind I seem to recall that Smile Studios out at Chorlton recorded "the Birdy Song", it was, I think, their one claim to fame, if fame is the right word. Did you ever call in at their place?”
28 Apr 2009
“Hi Foz,
Don't know if you know but I've put a website about Cargo on line. If you want to take a look it's at
If I could have your permission it would be nice to add your photos. jb.”
24 Apr 2009
“It was after hearing the "Birdy Song" that Factory sent Joy Division into Cargo with Martin Hannett believing that only Hannett could give JD that true "Birdy" feel, you can hear it on "Atmosphere" but probably more famously on Durrutti Column "Sketch for Summer"
Mark E Smith & the Fall recorded in Cargo, Mark was adament that I gave him the full Birdy Song sound treatment and I think we acheived that for him.

Seriously the Birdy Song wasn't recorded at Cargo and if it had been I think I would have kept very quiet about it. John Brierley”
23 Apr 2009
“Hi, Yea that's Colin Richardson, he was my second engineer at Cargo. He's still in the business as producer and engineer working in the States and the UK mainly on HM bands like "Bullet for my Valentine" and "And as I lay Dying". He was nominated for two grammy awards last year. jb”
23 Apr 2009