Bureau of Lost Culture – A Moss Side Story with Barry Adamson (01/04/2023)
He was a member of some of the most influential post punk bands: Magazine, The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds. He’s collaborated with a whole range of artists including Nick Cave, Diamanda Galas, David Lynch, Jarvis Cocker, Atticus Ross and Depeche Mode. He’s written film scores, made films himself, made many solo records and recently published an extraordinary memoir of youth: ‘Up Above the City and Down Beneath the Stars.’
The Jazz Devil Barry Adamson came to the Bureau to talk about his life and times – and about bones, about being an outsider, about Manchester in the 70s, about Punk, luck, trouble – and about heroin addiction.
And we discuss the alchemical process of turning darkness into artness and signposts and signal moments along the way.