Articles Tagged '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. Here, in chronological order are five British performers whose work exists in the hinterland between music, […]

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 called Chas & Dave, and that they specialised in cockney singalong hits, […]