[Nagnagnag] Industrial Revolution or Art of the Sixth Sense?

Larry Poulton funtmaster at me.com
Sat Feb 26 15:45:48 PST 2011

I have only read Industrial Revolution. It was interesting especially for me as it mirrored my experiences thru the 70s and 80s in terms of the politics and work. It is not a great insight into the Cabs themselves who seem to be occasional actors in the writers play, who concentrates mainly on his story. It does give a sense of the Sheffield music scene and a flavour of the band relationships but somehow manages to let you walk away none too much the wiser. All in all, it was more entertaining than educational. If you can pick up a cheap copy, go for it. I think I paid £6 on Amazon.

Re the gig - Im not sure that RHK is even advertised on the posters now......... I would be surprised if he was there.


On 26 Feb 2011, at 22:58, samuel rowe wrote:

> Hi
> I'm wondering which one of these books is the best one to buy? I noticed they are both by the same author, but Sixth Sense is just about Cabaret Voltaire, not the Sheffield music scene as well. I know I've probably answered my own question there, but with a lack of decent reviews of these on the internet, I assumed someone on the list might have read them.
> Basically, I've just read the Throbbing Gristle one, Wreckers of Civilisation, which was good, but I read the one about Martin Hannett by the guy out of Durruti Column ages ago, and thought it was a little bit shit. I prefer ones with lot's of interviews and first hand accounts, rather than the odd fact with bits filled in between.
> Whilst I'm here, is anyone going to the Numan gig with Richard H Kirk supporting on April 1st? I'm convinced Kirk is going to pull out...
> Thanks 
> Samuel
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