Hijacked by the National Front and dogged by tragedy, football in the mid-1980s appeared to be dying a death. But punk-style fanzines and the support of musicians helped revitalise the image of the game. Sublime looks back to a time when the punks helped save English football.
Few bands have achieved what Radiohead have achieved since the days when New Wave momentarily turned the pop charts into a playground of the avant-garde. They have consistently created innovative, even ‘difficult’ music far beyond the confines of easy listening, yet they are one of the most commercially successful groups of the past decade.
Many things are unusual about Martina Topley Bird – the way she organises interviews included. Instead of coming over all self-important and complicated, her record label, Honest Jon’s, simply informs the journalist that the artist will call him in the next couple of days. So she does, and we meet up at a café in King’s Road, London.