"I am a freelance musician. This means that every year of my career looks remarkably different than the previous one. And, I actually have very little ability to predict what adventures lie around the corner. I work with a variety of different artists. Sometimes, I am hired by a manager or artist to perform on a live concert tour. Other times, I am hired by a producer or artist to record music in a studio for a new album... "
I received a copy of the book ''The TJM Story'' a couple of weeks ago, it was self published by Tony Davidson in 2021, with a foreword by Mick Middles.
Davidson owned TJM Studios in central Manchester, where every punk / post punk band rehearsed in. If you've seen Joy Division's video for "Love Will Tear Us Apart'', it was filmed there. Davidson also ran a record label, TJM Records and promoted gigs.
The book tells's Davidson's story and has interviews with those musicians around at the time, including Billy Duffy.
Duffy had joined The Nosebleeds, which was formed from the ashes of Wythenshawe band Ed Banger & The Nosebleeds after Ed Banger left to join fellow Wythenshawe band Slaughter & The Dogs. Vini Riley was also in the original Nosebleeds line up, but he too did not join the new incarnation.
Once Duffy was in the Nosebleeds, he takes up the story.....
''At this time I was good mates with Morrissey as we both liked the New York Dolls and other early punk from that era. It...