July 5, 2011
Taken from i-D July 1992. We went to see Tony Humphries DJ at the Hacienda once. We were on the dancefloor and it all kicked off between some of Humphries crew and some of the Manc lot. “Hey man I’m with Tony Humphries” they said in a ‘you-can’t-touch-me-kind-of-way’. “I’ll blow your legs off pal” came the reply in a deep Man accent. We moved pretty quick. My old hairdresser Andy who used to have the barbers under the Hacienda once said the sound he most associates most with the club is the noise of chair legs being snapped as people smashed them up ready for a row. It was messy in that bit under the DJ but the night Humphries played it was that brilliant mix of European and US stuff. A don.
May 24, 2011
There was a time in 1987 when we used to roam the streets nicking VW badges from unsuspecting car owners (and teachers though that soon came to an end when our mate got caught with one in his school bag). It was a short lived fad on the streets of suburban Orpington but those Beastie Boys obviously had an impact as it led i-D magazine to do a piece in December ’87 on the history of some of the more prominent logos of the time. Seminal cover of the magazine as well.
April 4, 2011
While on the subject of Boy’s Own and all things related here’s another piece from the same i-D as the Rocky and Diesel piece with Jah Wobble talking about hooking up with Weatherall for ‘Bomba’ and a nice ad from the Boy’s Own crew. Sample quote – ‘Ream Italian house music at it’s pumping best.’