Saint Anthony – Saint Anthony

Please come around.

Something is lost that can’t be found


Talk to me of Albion Anderton and art

The Arndale

Alan Turin

Acid House

Alexandra Park


Bez the Buzzcocks bouncing bombs

The beautiful Busby Babes


Cancer Christies Catholicism

Crack and Curt Cocaine


Talk to me of all these things and one thing is for certain

I’ll see the face I’ll hear the voice of Anthony H Wilson


Dance Design Devotto Durrutti

Development of an industrial dirty Northern City

De La Salle


And how in the end you hated the pity


Elvis Engels ecstasy

A girl called Emmeline

The hours I spent watching you on my black and white TV.

From So It Goes To Sunday Roast




Elephants washed by dwarves on 70’s TV




Factory fame financial fuck ups

Poetic Form

The Fall

4/6/76 at the lesser Free Trade hall


Talk to me

Talk to me

Of Gretton God Granada

Hooky and Hannett

And how the fighting just got harder

Hamlet Ibsen The IRA

Jesus Mary and Keith Joseph

Joy Division


The importance of the moment





Lust for Life

Louis Louis

Linnaeus Banks





And Karl Marx



Night Clubs new bands New Order Oppenheimer

Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark

Topical Late night intellectual chat shows like

The other side of midnight and After Dark


Talk to me of all these things and one thing is for certain

I’ll hear the Salford Cambridge TONES of Anthony H Wilson


Talk to me of Peterloo of praxis police and pride

Talk to me of Pontius Pilot of Power Corruption and lies

The Queen the queers the quiet ones all shy and self and effacing

Like Morrissey but not Mark E Smith or Shaun Ryder when he’s been free basing


Johnny Rotten


Richard and Judy

Vinnie Reilly

The stupid yellow circular face now known simply as a smiley

Righteous rebellious red ridiculous

Rochdale and Regent road

I want to hear the sound of the Salford soft boy moan and moan

Tony Talk to me in the sacristy of a Salford De La Salle

Of preachers and poets, professors and philosophers

Tony talk or you’ll leave me sad



Shaw the Smiths Stone Roses

That smile so smug the swagger


I want to hear it from the mouth of an honest hardworking Blagger


Talk to me of Sex pistols Substance

The streets the sounds

The sniffed and snorted stolen swigged multi million pounds

Tony talk to me of the greatest ever Man United team

Was it






Roy Keane





Eric Cantona

Unknown Pleasures of the Treble

Incantation from the stars


Talk to me half pissed

Talk to me half stoned

Talk to me as a boy when I’m sat in my Fallowfield council home


Talk to me on the telly

Talk to me on the radio

Talk to me at the opening of some arty Farty show


Talk of vision virgin victory and violence

Don’t leave me sat in the Hidden Gem listening to the buzz of silence


Talk to me of Warsaw

Drug wars and trendy flats within warehouses

But when it comes to footy Tony – don’t talk to me about the scousers


X Ray Spex

X Ray tests

X Ray therapy

X wife chats on XFM

The best youth worker I’ve ever seen


Yin and Yang

Your master plan of an independent North scene


Yoric Yonkers

Youth club banter

Yeats – come and talk to me

Tony Talk to Me


Zeitgeist talk to me

Wilson talk to me