about this website

photo from the nme, 1981 (kevin cummins)

this website was started in october 2002 by me, keith nuttall. I was first impressed by love is as on john peel's saturday afternoon radio show, as an impressionable teenager in 1982

The following year, After moving to Liverpool, I was loaned the degenerates and enflame lps (thanks, mark, wherever you are) and became hooked

Sadly, The Passage had already come to an end, but imagine my surprise and delight when I bumped into Joe McKechnie in the Casablanca Club

having disbanded over 30 years ago, there's obviously not going to be much to add to this website, but more information and press cuttings surface from time to time, so it's worth checking every now and then


jeremy greenwood, kevin cummins, tom sheehan, neal wilson, jude calvert-toulmin, beat the drum, the face, the great alternative & indie discography, the kingston informer, masterbag, melody maker, music master, the new musical express, printed noises, the record mirror, sounds, tone death, vinyl, zig zag


scott gibbons, paul wilson, alan terrill, mark bursa,
iain grey, roger marchi, neil horabin, mark griffiths, james nice, nick blakey, simon dell, damien mahoney, tony friel, lizzy johnson, dick witts, andy wilson, and joe mckechnie

special thanks

big thanks to joe mckechnie for his generous contributions, clarifications and guidance over the years, including many pictures, cuttings and digital files

thanks to nick blakey and simon dell for their painstaking research

cheers to paul wilson, for helping me get this started
and thanks to scott gibbons for providing some flesh to the bones