Forget the steamy funk of Sly Stone’s Hot Fun In The Summertime, the cool punk of The Ramones’ Rockaway Beach… even old junk like Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters. The summer never delivers on its promise. Mostly you get sweat. Sweat, regret and disappointment. And rain, of course. Come inside for our Top Five list of real summer anthems – featuring The Beach Boys, Kim Fowley, Manic Street Preachers, Jonathan Richman and more
Manic Street Preachers
This time, Anna Phoebe recalls how she got into ‘good music’, where she was when Kurt Cobain died, gets into a helicopter with a strange man, gets escorted to the best places in Lisbon – oh, and does a gig! It’s a tough life. Check out all of Anna’s columns.