Breaking the Mould. Stoke.

Telegraph Building Fat Cats

Grade II listed former telephone exchange and offices built in 1900 of brick and terracotta with plain tiled roof. Eclectic style of vertical elongated spaces. 'TELEPHONE BUILDINGS' above main door. Balustraded parapet, towers with terracotta panels and bell-cast tiled roofs and leaded turrets. Central dorma roof gave good light into the main switch board floor - later use, a badminton court.

Fat Cats Cafe and Bar. Committee to keep music evil. 60s psychedelic freak out. Asteroid No. 4.

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Asteroid number 4

Photoshoot diary by Mary Wardle

10/03/09 FAT CATS, HANLEY

SPIN DRIFT - from Los Angeles
SPACE MAN 3
THE QUARTER AFTER- from San Francisco
THE TELESCOPES - "bit weird. Experimental." CREATION RECORDS - record label

Groups of freaky musicians.

Touring bands from the USA - Stoke a fill in venue between gigs in the cities. Musicians played for expenses and beer money. Entry is free.

COMMITTED TO KEEP MUSIC EVIL - record label.

OCTOPUS NIGHT - 60's psychedelic freak-out

www.fatcatstoke.com
Face book - OFF WITH THE OCTOPUS - Phil is the designer.

Sub-culture, psychedelic - anything but mainstream. Niche market.

Roots in Pink Floyd. Brian Jonestown Massacre

 

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