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Remember when Slaughter and the Dogs said "Where have all the Bootboys gone?". Well it looks like we're back there again, only this time they might be gone for good. And that "they" I refer to now is the "Lads". What ever happened to Lad Culture in British Music? The angry frontmen with swagger and an attitude to boot. Testosterone filled venues and rowdy gigs at risk of descending into a mini-scale riot. All now replaced by effeminate student hipster bands who are in touch with their feelings and want to constantly talk about mental health. Not for wanting to sound uncompassionate the...

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Last week was the 29th anniversary of the ‘gig of our generation’, The Stone Roses at Spike Island. I’d won nearly £500 on the horses so I bought two tickets, one for me and one for my mate Chris, and spent £50 on a pair of Joe Bloggs flares. I decided the easiest way to get the coach so went to the bus station and booked two tickets. We decided to go up the night before, we had no idea where we’d stay though. I vaguely remember Chris saying don’t worry, we’ll find somewhere. Saturday 26th came and off we...

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