Thomas Paul Burgess
Search for other papers by Thomas Paul Burgess in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
It’s too late to stop now
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

For most of the period leading up to the recording of their first album, Flowers for All Occasions, and its subsequent promotion through tours and television appearances, only Forgie and the author lived in London. The buzz regarding their live performances was spreading thanks to a phalanx of stellar live reviews in the music and mainstream press. The author relates how Clarkey forgot or repeated verses of songs while drunkenly haranguing the audience, and TC too sozzled to jazz together, intent on bringing down the curtain once and for all. While the signing with Stiff and the album recording was duly scheduled, Clarkey became synonymous with the band's image and started frontman's ego and the band collective. However, he did not see any difference between performing for these people a few hours earlier onstage and socialising with them afterward.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

All of MUP's digital content including Open Access books and journals is now available on manchesterhive.

 

Wild colonial boys

A Belfast punk story

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 28 28 6
Full Text Views 0 0 0
PDF Downloads 0 0 0