Friday, 26 July 2013
If you're reading this then I'm still here.
The aftermath of the recent Blogger purge leaves me feeling a bit uneasy. If they delete me from here I'll be at baggingarea.wordpress.com where you'll find all the usual rubbish but with a different font and layout.
The Railway Children, Wigan's favourite sons (before Verve popped up in pursuit of knowledge and wisdom through psychedelia and then big anthems in pursuit of fame). They were led by photogenic Gary Newby and signed to Factory in 1986. Their best known single Brighter (FAC 167) was a Factory gem, all jangling guitars and melodic 80s indie charm. Chart success eluded them and they jumped ship to Virgin where chart success still eluded them. The drummer sold Mrs Swiss a Nissan Micra in 1998, at Nissan Wigan. I don't know what's sadder- that the drummer from a former Factory band had become a car salesman or that I was quite impressed by this at the time.