Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes continues to have occasional screenings throughout the year. Details of upcoming shows can now be found on the dedicated page in the menu. If you are interested in hosting such an event, please go to the contact page and get in touch. Apart from the many cinema shows, the film has now been screened in comedy clubs, music festivals, arts centres, a cafe, a library, a pub and a tent.
Michael’s tiny contribution to the history of the wonderful Strawberry Studios in Stockport is currently on display in Stockport Museum. His single ‘Spiderman’ with the True Believers sits proudly on top of the original studio desk, in amongst classic recordings from 10cc, Paul McCartney, Joy Division, The Smiths, The Fall, The Ramones, Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks and St Winifred’s School Choir.
Strawberry Studios: I Am In Love
At the Stockport Museum until the 30th September 2018
“Why did those early Factory releases have that magical Hannett sound? The young genius had been able to plug his digital thingy into the outboard racks of a major world-class, thirty-six track, studio that was in Stockport. Stockport ladies and gentlemen, Stockport, because 10cc were a Manchester band and they had taken the proceeds of the delicious ‘I’m Not In Love’ and reinvested in their home. Reinvested. Built a fuck-off studio. Respect.” - Tony Wilson.
Michael’s video art, past and present, has now found a new home. Here Comes Everybody is an American experimental cable TV show, broadcasting in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle & Chicago. The shows can also be viewed on youtube by clicking the episode number below. Look out for early Super 8 and U-Matic videotape work in episodes - 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and more recent films in episodes 12 & 22.
The latest smash 45 from the Nightingales with Vic Goddard. Listen to, and buy, Commercial Suicide Man here.