Who’d have thought it, eh? 21 years since the first summer of love gave us acid house and put rhythmic 4/4 music from Chicago onto the nation’s dancefloors (with a little bit of Ibizan europop chucked in for good measure).
As memories of the decade that spawned the the BMX bike and Betamax gradually fade there are a few things that are more vivid than others.
Rarely would you find a shop inspired by a culture of shoplifting so it’s no surprise to see that the only example of such a place is in Liverpool. Tired and predictable stereotypes aside, Transalpino is a genuine source of impressive footwear for match going types countrywide despite only being a year old. The business itself was established just 14 months ago in September 2006, with the website following a few weeks later.
1. “He’s as cool as a prized marrow!” 2. “Darts players are probably a lot fitter than most footballers in overall body strength.” 3. “Keith Deller is like…
Old bastards like myself will remember the early incarnations of Clive Sinclair’s ludicrous Brit-computers like the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 being lampooned for the ‘hilarious’ rubber keys on their keyboards. I still take exception to this, and I still can’t really fathom out why such an innovation was unceremoniously dumped in history’s rubbish bin, reduced to being blathered about, along with white dog shit, spangles and Limahl, by the likes of Zoe Ball on some ‘I Love the 80’s’ documentary.
As soon as Proper Magazine heard one of our favourite works of fiction was to finally make the leap onto the big screen we got straight on it.
The following interview with Garbstore founder Ian Paley was published in Issue 4 of Proper Magazine in around 2007.
Video or DVD? Well I personally don’t own either but that’s because I’m bad at poker, I think that cinemas should re-introduce the interval & we should all start going back to the flicks, I don’t care if you have got a 32 incher Widescreen with dolby surround sound, nothing captures your attention like a huge screen, massive speakers & darkness does it (especially playing guess the Revel)?
Do you favour a night quoting Byron and playing with your lovers hair or perhaps a fight over a Giro and then pulling glass out of your mothers…
In no particular order. 1. Melv 2. Div 3. Whelp 4. Wally 5. Berk 6. Ratbag 7. Devastator 8. Get 9. Swine 10. Chuppet
Have you started seriously thinking about joining the National trust? Do you try and round crowds of people up at the match by whistling and saying ‘come by, come by’? Are you on first name terms with the nice ladies in the Barbour shop? Do you look like the fifth member of the Arctic Monkeys?
I got off the tram at Victoria. I usually do. This time though I had no option – this was the last stop. Not because of the usual track repairs either. Oh no, not today.
The following is an interview conducted by Proper Magazine’s Gerrard Wilcoxson and appears in Issue 8 of the mag. For the full interview you can buy a copy on our shop page.
If you take a tape of dance music history and rewind it back to the start, it doesn’t stop where house music started in the late 80s. Looking further back than that we have soul and disco, then jazz-funk. However, quantum changes in the way dance music sounded and also the way it was played occurred in the early 80s with the development and use of electronic technology, such as synthesisers and drum machines.