Tag Archives: John Cooper Clarke

Five Great British Oddballs

They say Britain is a nation of eccentrics. But there’s a world of difference between carrying an unhatched egg under your bowler hat and the mental agility displayed by the wonderful (but ever so odd) people in this list.

Meet Chas & Dave, Forebears of Arctic Monkeys

Some cultural institutions are a little tricky to explain in one go, you kind of have to live through them to understand why they’re important and why they happened. So if I tell you that there was a duo in the early ’80s ...