Clint Boon


Wednesday 10th May 2017

Clint Boon 

Describe your style in three words? 
Mod, Punk, Manc.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Sex Pistols, Clash, Buzzcocks, Johnny Thunders at the Electric Circus, Manchester. December 1976. My life was never the same after that night.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
REM and Elvis Presley.

Which sub-cultures have influenced you?
Mod for its look and attitude. 
Punk for its philosophy.
‘50s Rock n Roll / Teddy Boy culture for kick-starting my love of music and fashion.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Elvis. He’s still the big guy for me. Right there at the top of the tree. Check out ‘If I Can Dream’.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Barrowlands in Glasgow is still the first venue that comes to mind. Some wonderful memories. Great room, great city, great people.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I always feel it’s a shame Peter Perrett of the Only Ones didn’t get more credit and reward for his contribution to modern music. His songwriting is mind-blowing. I saw him perform in the late '70s at Rafters in Manchester and it was a moment in time I’ll never forget. I heard him being interviewed recently on the radio by my good friend John Kennedy and he’s still an eloquent, philosophical and positive soul.

Inspiral Carpets member and renowned radio DJ, Clint Boon is one of the curators at this year's Off The Record. Taking place in Machester on 10th November (2017) the new music showcase and conference will include artists from grime to alt-rock, with the line-up's other curators including Eddy Temple Morris, Brix Smith-Start, Louder Than War, Stealing Sheep, Kendal Calling, Bluedot and Sound City.

Find out more about Off The Record at

Find out more about the music Clint is listening to at the moment in his excellent ‘FULL FREQUENCY' further reading piece below.


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