In 'Leave the capital' Paul Hanley (one-time drummer for the mighty Fall), takes us on a trip through Manchester's rich music history. Beginning with the emergence of the city's '60s beat scene, and the success of The Hollies (bloody love The Hollies), Mindbenders and Herman's Hermits, Hanley re-formulates the off-told timeline that begins with The Buzzcocks' 'Spiral Scratch' EP and finds a history that begins over a decade before.
It's a re-telling that hangs upon 13 pivotal Mancunian recordings - taking us from the well-trodden (the Smiths, Joy Division) to the often overlooked (10cc and aforementioned Hollies). And yes, there is a Fall album in there, but if you want to know what it is, you'll have to buy a copy!
Okay, it's Perverted By Language.
These copies are signed by Paul and have been published by the excellent-ah Route Publishing in Pontefract.