THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

23 May ~ We're now up to 1996 in the WSC 25-year retrospective. In issue 110, Richard Newson looked the relationship between football and music, one that was booming at the height of Britpop  

As a Sounds writer in the ’80s I met lots of rock artists. Many of them, like me, had been born in the early or mid 1960s. Very often, after a long hard interview, we’d end up talking football. Again and again these musicians told me how, for them, the game became less important when punk arrived in 1976-77 and made pop exciting again. Read the full article

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