around 16,542,552 stories served since 2004  
get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter

BEHIND THE COUNTERCULTURE #7: MEL SMITH


Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline


Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

originally published: February, 2005

BEHIND THE COUNTERCULTURE #7: MEL SMITH

Mel Smith stood looking in, stuffing his face with a cake from Starbucks. We used to have a photo of Smith on the wall with two Nurofen tablets where his eyes were but it had long since fallen off.

Behind the counterculture episodes compiled by Lake

Previously on Behind the Counterculture Pete Wylie ⇨

Lake

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.

Sign up for outsideleft's weekly newsletter

get a selection of new stories and archive items in your mailbox, every week. Or less.

 

View previous campaigns.

The Great Bubble Gum Rewind
Let's say you're at work. You bring in a stack of CDs to pass the time away, just something for background music. So you put on Andy Gibb's greatest hits package and it sounds pretty dope.
The Queen Mother's Dead
Brighton's Heavy Load serve up a classic garage-punk chock full of honesty, anger, beauty and a size 10, kick up the ass, clout.
Editor's Notes 002 [Special Edition]
Where's Banksy?
Hunted by the police, notorious graffiti-artist Banksy goes all Pied Piper in London
Happy Shopper #21: Charles Stuart
Slowfoot Records recording artiste, Charles Stuart is outsideleft's latest Happy Shopper
Food is Good
The Almond Backlash and the return of the Pistachio King...
Some of our favorite things...