‘ equipment and mastertapes were lost in a fire which would see an entire recording studio go up in flames, The Tea Street Band‘s metaphorical desires could have similarly gone up in smoke.
However, their’s was an indestructible belief that burnt so bright seemingly nothing could prevent this record from seeing the light.
And make no mistake, this band is once again thinking big; on home turf they represent a cornerstone of the contemporary Mersey sound – while on the live circuit they’re one of few who can justifiably claim to be making a national buzz outside of the city’s walls.This is a list of notable people who died either from the effects of excessive alcohol consumption or alcohol poisoning.The Journal of the American Medical Association defines alcoholism as "a primary, chronic disease characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial." The majority of people in this list died from causes brought on by alcoholism.He never felt much of a personal connection to the punks, rockabillies and New Romantics he famously photographed; the closest he got was to the skinheads, but with a thick head of hair pulled back into a ponytail then as now there was never a danger of him becoming one.“I’ve always been the kind of photographer who’s on the outside, looking in,” he tells me as we sit in a London cafe flicking through 78-87: London Youth, a collection of his work which will be published this week. I’m not going to make any big claims about the time – I recorded how they lived and how they dressed and maybe I lived a little bit vicariously through it.” Perhaps this distance comes from the fact that when he started photographing these groups, aged 26, Ridgers already felt he was “too old” to be truly part of them.She concerns herself with looks and appearances to the exclusion of all else.