Published on September 11th, 2015 | by LTWF0
Moved to Manchester in the summer of 1976 to work with the fledgling Buzzcocks, releasing their ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP on his New Hormones label in January 1977 and probably mis-managing their career until their split. New Hormones continued to release material from several Manchester artists. In 1983, he moved to London, as Rough Trade Records production manager and, later, editor of RT Distribution’s monthly trade/consumer magazine, ‘The Catalogue,’ until 1991 when the RT Group collapsed. Living in Stoke Newington, he wrote for the neighbourhood free quarterly, ‘N16,’ and continues to write occasionally, while working in his local library. A key player in the Stoke Newington Literary Festival (billed as ‘The World’s Coolest Librarian’), his ‘Juke Box Fury’ event has become one of its cult favourites.