Interview / Biog – Chris Smooth Jones (CJ)

By |April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Peter Hook speaking in 1992:  ‘What I like best about CJ is his blond hair, the way he holds a cigarette and his inability to say no. As talent goes, he’s wasted it for years; I’m glad he now has a chance to catch up on using it.’

Chris ‘Smooth’ Jones (CJ) was born in Prestatyn on 27th January 1964. He was one time drummer with early 80’s Prestatyn punk band The Vaj. After the demise of this short-lived project Chris moved to Manchester and worked at Strawberry Studios for about five years, doing the sound engineering for the likes of Buzzcocks, New Order, Lurkers, Killing Joke, GBH, Sisters of Mercy, Membranes, Discharge and, as Chris says, ‘The Boomtown Rats with Johnny Fingers actually wearing pyjamas in the studio! Which was pretty bizarre!’

Archive Gig – MOVE FESTIVAL @ OLD TRAFFORD CRICKET CLUB

By |July 13th, 2002|0 Comments


NEW ORDER –
DOVES –
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN –
ELBOW –
ALFIE –
COMPERE/WANKER: ANTHONY H. WILSON

CRUDCREW: MR & MRS FATMAN
Following a family bout of “Fong Wong’s Revenge”, her indoors asked me if I was feeling up to actually going, being the “brave little soldier” I am, I told her “I’m not fuckin’ missin’ this FOR ANYTHING”, and then hurried to the bog.
Dosed up with Immodium & packin’ all kinds of gear to prevent getting pissed-wet-through again, as I had on Wednesday @ Bowie, we head to Manchester on what appears to be the hottest day of the year so far.
We purposely left later to avoid any unnecessary hanging about which unfortunately (or fortunately for us.. seen ’em before, not really taken) meant missing ALFIE.
With food purchased and a medicinal beer or 3 in hand, we made out way to the stage area.