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Eight Miles Higher · 2W ago

Poem: Plague Of The Undead

PLAGUE OF THE UNDEAD a gibbet moon spills silver,Peter Cushing grimaces, tired eyes asplinter,Burke & Hare, he saysbody-trafficking from the Balkans,a coffin flotilla navigating the channel tides,beaching in Dover, Cromer and Whitby,infiltrating our ...
Eight Miles Higher · 3W ago

On The Cover Of 'NME'...: The Bizarre Story Of The Music Press

“ON THE COVER OF ‘N.M.E.’…” THE BIZARRE STORY OF THE MUSIC PRESS    To Frank Zappa, Music Journalism is people ‘who can’t write’ writing for people ‘who can’t read’. And sure, it’s always ...
Eight Miles Higher · 1M ago

Poem: 'The New Moral Gospel Of The Fall'

THE NEW MORAL GOSPEL OF THE FALL she plucks the rosy red apple from the forbidden treeholds it out for me, I say I prefer Golden Deliciouswhy not eat it yourself? she says I only eat appleswhen the skin’s shaved away, it’s cut intoneat segments with ...
Eight Miles Higher · 1M ago

Interview: MARK E SMITH & THE FALL

MARK E SMITH: “THE MAN WHO’S HEAD EXPANDED...?”  Mark E Smith (5 March 1957-24 January 2018) I can’t recall exactly when I first interviewed The Fall.  But this is the full text of the encounter, and judging  by references to album titles it must hav...
Eight Miles Higher · 1M ago

Cult Albums: Two by THE FALL

HOW BEAUTIFUL IT WAS TOMORROW: THE FALL’S SAVING GRACE  Album Review of: ‘THIS NATION’S SA...
Eight Miles Higher · 1M ago

Interview: MARK E SMITH talks about 'HEY! LUCIANI'

‘HEY! LUCIANI, AND THE FALL FROM GRACE’: MARK E SMITH AND THE FALL Mark E Smith of the Fall has written a play about the mysterious death of Pope Paul I. Andrew Darlington finds out more ‘He...
Eight Miles Higher · 1M ago

Interview: BRIX SMITH, the Fall & the Adult Net

‘A FALL INTO THE HONEY TANGLE’: BRIX SMITH AND THE ADULT NET An interview with Brix Smith,...
Eight Miles Higher · 2M ago

Poem: 'Ken Barlow's 115th Dream'

KEN BARLOW’S 115th DREAM waking with the strangest suspicionmy entire life has been a Soap Opera,all my passions and greatest fearsnothing more than plotlines,yet it’s all ice-clear, I remem...
Eight Miles Higher · 2M ago

UNTOUCHABLES: Two Interviews

INTERVIEW ONE:UNTOUCHABLES – NEXT TRAIN FOR SKAVILLE? They’re in Alex Cox’s classic cult ‘Repo Man’ movie. They look like an illegal assembly.  They’re One Step Beyond, by being one step beh...
Eight Miles Higher · 2M ago

CD Review: Kim Deal & The Amps

BREEDING THE AMPS  Album Review of: ‘PACER’ by THE AMPS (October 1995, 4AD CAD 5016) ‘Flam...