Manchester Rafters: with Paul Hanley - Movements, Scenes, and Genres
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We are back, and after the last episode where we spent our time in New Jersey, we are popping over the Atlantic to Manchester circa 1980. For this episode of MSG10 we have author, podcast host, and once drummer with The Fall, PAUL HANLEY. We discuss bands he saw at the legendary Rafters (and Fagins) venue in Manchester at the start of the 80s. And before you mention it, yes there are ten songs. And he also picked two by The Fall. We discuss Urban Tribes, The Fall going to gigs together, Nico looking for a (tape?), Manchester taking itself very seriously, being an occasional Goth, and much more. THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN IS FOR FREE WITH ALL THE DISCUSSED SONGS OVER AT ( and there are also options to support us over there as well. Please also check out our other podcast at including our 6 episode run on The Fall, and Paul's guest slot on two episodes discussing Arthur Lee's Love There is a Spotify playlist (though it is one song short due to their catalogue) if you want it. ( Also please leave a review somewhere, anywhere, for new pods it is VERY VERY helpful, thanks. Paul currently plays with Brix and the Extricated ( and you can buy his books from the publisher ( The Fall podcast he hosts with his brother Steve is at ( All theme music and background music from the wonderful Jonathan Fisher, and you can check out more of his Low-Fi, Krautrock, Post Punk, Synth Pop at his bandcamp at ( THIS IS A TEMPFANS PRODUCTION
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