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In the last 30 days the archive has grown by 453 new artefacts, 22 new members, 17 new people and places.


Joined 18th December 2009



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“This flyer was not from 1983 though, more like 1987. There were 2 other DJs who set the night up too but I don't remember the names. It was the coolest night in Manchester.”
03 Nov 2011
“I was and still am a friend of the owner of Roxy, who was a mate of my dad's, and I have just recorded a song with John Hyatt from the Three Johns which has a long working title of "Post Punk Pre Raphaelites at Roxy" and was partly written as a memoir to the days of the old underground market.”
27 Oct 2011
“actually, fair enough about Here and Now...:)”
07 Jan 2011
“Why are the Charlatans on here? they are from Northwich? and there are loads of other bands on the list who aren't technically from Manchester either, not that I will name any because I don't support any purge or pogrom against them.”
07 Jan 2011
“That is unfair, why delete them? Surely that is a worthwhile artefact of a band who in their time made Manchester a part of their home, and as they are all travellers, they don't come from anywhere really, they just formed in the squats of London but they had a lot of connections with similar minded people up here and played many gigs here, and, the artefact is of a gig at a Manchester venue, seems relevant to me.”
07 Jan 2011
“Glad to see this site is not going to suffer the curse of partisan provincialism.”
06 Jan 2011
“I remember seeing these a few times but had forgot the name until now, thanks.”
05 Jan 2011
“appalling yes, necessarily so!!
That video is priceless!
thank you for everything you did! I thought music was dead back then, thought nothing else would surprise me, but then i heard a tape you did and realised, you were jumping on the corpse of rock and roll, making it dance again!”
30 Nov 2010
“aw what a great interview, was talking with Rodger who took lots of photos and did some driving for you, asked if he had any video, sadly he didn't, but, been listening a lot lately, gets better with age. Good Luck, one day would like to make a documentary about you, or even a dramatisation like the Runaways!!!! that so needs to be done...”
12 Nov 2010
“Bette Davis and the Balconettes were an amazing band and easily the best thing out of Manchester, I totally agree with your thoughts regarding the manchester music scene, it is self celebratory to the point of revisionism, where certain raconteurs remininscences have become the official history, disregarding the many scenes that occurred outside of the mainstream. This archive is of course vital to the real history of Manchester music...for the record i delight in playing Balconettes songs to music lovers from all over the world and they are usually equally delighted to hear them.”
16 Mar 2010

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