Friday, November 12, 2010

Hardy perennials

Can't buy western magazines in mainland China, so it was a bit of a luxury getting hold of a copy of Uncut in HK the other day. Interesting to turn to the back pages and see the following bands scheduled to play this side of Christmas: OMD, Human League, Madness, Suede, Pogues, Squeeze, Echo & the Bunnymen, Marc Almond, James, Hawkwind, The Fall, The Damned, Half Man Half Biscuit and, into the new year, The Cult, The Levellers, The Stranglers... all bands from 25, 30, 35 years ago ('my generation') and still going... Quite reassuring really.


  1. A lot of those bands I'm not surprised by, but Hawkwind & HMHB in HK!!
    "Joy Division Oven Gloves" in Kowloon? Very surreal.

  2. Actually, I didn't mean they were playing this side of the world... though just realised you could read it that way!