An evening with….John Robb

An evening with….John Robb

A fantastic night was had by all with our first of a series of events, ” An Evening With..” was held on Friday night 31st Jan…  Louder Than War creator and vocalist of post punk band – The Membranes, John Robb headed up to the idyllic  village of Arnside, to Moochin HQ,  for a Q& A event, playing the soundtrack of his life…

to a plant based menu of falafel &  hummus platters, Persian tagine… customers were entertained by The Membranes frontman, who have just released their sixth album ‘What Nature Gives…Nature Takes Away’ in June 2019 – with an eclectic mix of stories & songs, that featured…

Metal Guru ~ T.Rex

Hanging around ~ The Stranglers

Overground ~ Siouxsie & The Banshees

Heart & Soul ~ Joy Division

Kings of The Wild Frontier ~ Adam & The Ants

Die Intermsliependen ~ Einstürzende Neubauten

I Wanna Be adored ~ The Stone Roses

Angel ~ Massive Attack

The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra ~ Anna von Hausswolff

Boys in a Better Land ~ Fontaines DC

Страшно ~ ShortParis

Deal Wiv it ~ Mura Masa (with Slowthai)

Arnold Layne ~ Pink Floyd

Screen Shot ~ Swans




John’s polished works,  include a biography of The Stone Roses, Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop; Punk Rock: An Oral History which has been translated into several different languages; Death To Trad Rock, an account of the 1980s UK DIY underground, including The Membranes, Three Johns, The Nightingales, and Big Flame; The North Will Rise Again – Manchester Music City from 1976 to 1996, an oral history of Manchester music which received 4/5 stars in Q magazine and 5/5 stars in Mojo magazine. His new book about post punk is due for release in 2019.

  • The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop. 1996.
  • Noise Bible – Adventures on the Eighties Underground with the Membranes. Thrill City.
  • The Soul Manual. Ultimate.
  • The Charlatans: We Are Rock
  • The Nineties: What The Fuck Was That All About. Ebury Press
  • Punk Rock: An Oral History. Ebury Press, 2006. 8
  • The North Will Rise Again – Manchester Music City 1976–1996. Aurum Press, 2009
  • Death to Trad Rock – The Post-Punk Fanzine Scene 1982–1987. Cherry Red, 2009.
  • The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop: The Reunion Edition
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