Steve May… The Boomtown Rats! My first proper gig!
Matt Thomas… Your first gig is a bit more credible than my Brotherhood of Man one
Kevin Hackman… Antique & bric a brac these days
Steve May… Kevin, yeah, whatever happened to them?
Supplied by Mo Elms
The logo was designed by ‘John Wilde’. I wanted something that covered all the different musical tastes we catered for. At the time we were selling to lots of Mods, Psychobilly, Punks, Rock etc. I think he did an excellent job of getting the image right.
Malcolm McDonald… When we had some decent record shops in Hastings.
Andy Ives… Malcolm, Masons was my favourite back in the day
Tony Ham… I carried many of those bags, crammed to bursting point, from the shop to the railway station, the handles were stretched to their limits and cutting off the circulation to my fingers by the time I got home!
Andy Ives… Classic bag remember it well wish I still had one
David Wilkinson… Sadly none on ebay !!!
Allan Mitchell… Very impressive!
Will Cornell… Oooooh what I wouldn’t give for a Tshirt with this on it, Alan
Tony Ham……Clockwork Criminals, Young And Bold ep, brilliant. I used to go to Mason’s Music on saturday mornings, order a load of obscure records and collect the ones I ordered the week before, happy days.
Phil Thornton…..expandimod !!!!!!
Matt Thomas…..”Ad from 1984 – wish albums were same price lol”
Peter Fairless… Bet you still have those Barry Manilow calendars!
supplied by Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland
Matt Thomas… My old manager Justin in Masons Music shop alongside former colleague Diane. where am I?
Alan Esdaile… hopefully serving someone but probably chatting up the girls!
Diane Patricia… OMG, now that’s an old photo!! I don’t think there can be too many of me then – fabulous times
Paul Salfarlie… Fantastic shop, even if you just came to brouse yiu were welcomed
Alan Pepper…..I’ll have one from the top and five from anywhere else please Bill !!
Will Cornell…..Marley “Legend” up top…video…or did ya’ll have CD Longboxes over there? The first few years of CDs had those for security purposes (hard to stuff into your pocket). Yes, ’84 or later. Curious: what’s “staff only”? The pile of stuff employees promised to buy when the next paycheck came in? My own store’s “wish bin” looked similarly loaded.
Matt Thomas……that is actually the sign above the door to the back room – well camouflaged lo. Smiths ‘How Soon Is Now’ in the charts, 1985 – just had a closer look and King ‘Love & Pride’ is in the chart and Stephen TinTin Duffy ‘Kiss Me’
welcome to our newest member to SMART Paul Marshall
Paul Marshall… Wow
Tony May… I think the fact that the calendars on the wall say 1983 gives a clue to the year! (lol) Great pic, good times…
Paul Marshall… I am just doing the maths as well. I just turned 51 so I would have been just 17 in that pic and the lovely Zena.
Tony May… A really early one! I’m not sure if you even had bags when I bought my ‘MUD Greats’ single on the pier?
Alan Esdaile… probably paper bags, white for singles, brown for lp’s and at one stage would have had a rubber stamp name on the bag.
Zoe Honey… you will have the same hairstyle once this lockdown is over 💇♂️😅 xxxxxxx
After nine years, the time has come to put the Big Green Cardigan into the wardrobe and leave it there.
The festival has never covered its cost and as much as we love it, financially we cannot carry on.
It’s been a marvellous adventure making friends and discovering some great acts together but now it is time to move on to new things. We would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported The Big Green Cardigan since 2011 and hope you go away with some dashingly good memories.
So long, and thanks for all the fish
Mick & Dave
The Big Green Cardigan
Carol Arnold… oh thats a shame
Wee Jock… Sorry to read about this. It’s a tough industry and I feel your pain