O U T S I D E L E F T   stay i n d e p e n d e n t

Behind the Counterculture #9: Suede

get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter
by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline
by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

At one time or other, but never together, most of Suede have been around. Brett in his Fonz jacket looking at the classics, that tall bass player looking at music books and the keyboard player who started off so young with armfuls of romantic poetry and gothic novels but decayed right in front of us until his skin turned the colour of dust.

Behind the counterculture is a recurring series of celebrity encounters or near encounters in or close to a West London used book and record store.

Behind the counterculture episodes compiled by Lake

Previously on Behind the Counterculture Michael Atherton ⇨

see more stories from outsideleft's Culture archive »»

Lake
Editor, London

the first journalism Lake ever had published was a history of Johnny Thunders for Record Collector magazine, since then he has written for publications including the Guardian, Dazed and Confused, the Idler and more recently, outsideleft.com as you have just seen.

more stories you really could read...


thumb through the ancient archives:

search for something you might like...


sign up for the outsideleft weekly. a selection of new and archived stories every week. Or less.

View previous campaigns.

10 Favorite Psychedelic Albums
Rabbits In An Expanded Field
Pennsylvania, Racist Democrats
The ug mug old guard of the democratic party is showing up in the Keystone state
Love and Napalm - the Actual World of J.G. Ballard
JG Ballard is gone, but not forgotten
Bestie's 2018: Momus, Pantaloon
Momus helps you think about saving the world...
The Velvet Jackhammer of Einstürzende Neubauten
Blixa Bargeld and his band of provocateurs show the softer side of destroying civilization on their latest release Alles Wieder Offen
Some of our favorite things...