Category Archives: Music

Lesbians And Gays Support The Miners

A report on a gig organised by Manchester lesbians and gays from 1985. The strike had ended on 3rd March 1985 but the hardship of a year on the picket lines bit deep.
People across the country rallied to support the miners, especially as the brutality of Thatcherism demonstrated by the Police became more and more blatant, as the chaps in the film says: “We all have the same enemies.”
The Redskins are featured, they gigged solidly in support of the miners and often had striking miners on stage to talk about the struggle.

Intensified!

A great ska compilation reviewed in the NME, 25 August, 1979. 2 Tone was the beat of the street and kids were looking back to see where the music came from. ‘Cause fashion is my only culture…