Posts Tagged ‘1980s’
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Artist: Robert Holmes

by Nick Boldockon 21st October 2017
Robert Holmes was initially in the local spotlight as the vocalist in Hull outfit Poor Howard (who put out the excellent "Maybe Tomorrow" single in '84). That single came out via the Red Guitars' record label Self Drive, and the two bands played together on numerous occasion [...]

The Housemartins – Themes For The Well-Dressed Man

by Nick Boldockon 6th October 2017
The very first Housemartins release, this nine track demo featured just the duo of Paul Heaton and Stan [billed here as Ian] Cullimore. Limited to 100 copies in its initial run, the tape was a sell out [...]

Artist: The Pressure Group

by Nick Boldockon 21st July 2017
The band that eventually became The Pressure Group first started rehearsing in the sound laboratory that was the bathroom of student house, 34 Auckland Avenue. Michael McGrath and Kevin Wade had rudimentary grasps of guitar chords, Mike Catling was OK on the mouth organ and drummer Mike Norton cut his teeth by banging an upturned waste bin [...]

Both Sides Of The Bridge

Stoneferry / Arthur Burgan Orchestra – Both Sides Of The Bridge

by Nick Boldockon 2nd June 2017
An unusual LP featuring a classical suite on one side and a prog rock workout on the other! [...]

Fine Young Cannibals

Artist: Fine Young Cannibals

by Nick Boldockon 31st May 2017
Formed in Birmingham, but qualifying for Hull Music Archive by virtue of singer Roland Gift's long term residency in Hull (though Gift was himself born in Birmingham before moving to Hull as a boy). Gift had previously fronted celebrated Hull ska band Akrylykz [...]

Lisa Dominique

Artist: Lisa Dominique

by Nick Boldockon 29th May 2017
Lisa began her music career in 1985 fronting Marino The Band - she of course being the younger sister of guitarist Marino. After Kerrang! began making positive noises about the band, the inevitable solo offers began to come in, and in 1986 Lisa parted ways with Marino The Band and made the leap into a solo career. [...]