HUNTERS BAR, SHEFFIELD
HUNTERS BAR, SHARROW VALE ROAD, PORTER COTTAGE, ECCLESHALL ROAD, SHEFFIELD, HUNTERS BAR
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I’M NOT FROM SAN FRANCISCO I’M FROM HUNTERS BAR
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The Arctic Monkeys put Hunters Bar on the map. In their ‘Fake Tales of San Francisco’ they say:
“He talks of San Francisco he’s from Hunters Bar”
The song is a wonderful rant against all those British bands who sing about America in American accents. You don’t need to do that, the Monkeys say – you’re not from New York City you’re from Rotherham – get off the bandwagon and sing about something real; something you know.
And they did more than just offer that advice – they went and showed how it’s done. Despite its appalling title their 2006 debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ was a masterpiece.
That first album was stuffed full of melody laden pop songs with cutting, insightful, social commentary on today’s South Yorkshire.
“..they might wear classic Reeboks. Or knackered Converse. Or tracky bottoms tucked in socks.” (A Certain Romance)
These were not fake tales of San Francisco; they were the (painfully) real stories of Parson Cross.
Things continued in a similar, quite brilliant, vein with the EP ‘Who the Fuck are the Arctic Monkeys?’. The standout track here being the shambolic (in a good way) ‘Despair in the Departure Lounge’ which remains the best thing the Monkeys have ever put out (in the humble opinion of this roundabout).
We’ve set up an indie music radio station, which we call 23 Indie Street, as a tribute to the Arctic Monkeys.
Fans of Sheffield indie music radio are a discerning bunch. This is what one listener said to us:
“Our favourite indie music radio station is 23 Indie Street (www.23indie.com) and we wish to thank 23 Indie Street for being the soundtrack to our office. They play the best new and classic indie and alternative music including our personal first choice - the Arctic Monkeys
There’s a full list of indie bands they play here: www.23indie.com/indiebands.html “
Thanks indie music radio fans!