Interview with Frankie Stubbs of Leatherface (part 1)

The other week, I sat down and talked with Frankie Stubbs at Wharf Chambers in Leeds. Frankie is/was the singer and guitarist of legendary Sunderland punk band Leatherface. He’s recently taken to the road in a solo capacity with his acoustic guitar, playing Leatherface songs and dropping the occasional anecdote.

So yeah, interview… I was a bit nervous, as I right like Leatherface, me. I found Frankie to be a very affable bloke; warm and softly spoken – not to mention very open. This stands in contrast to what people may expect based on reputation or scene whispering about volatility and cantankerousness.

Anyway, as I was saying, I sat down and had a chat with Frankie (which you can listen to below). We discussed what had inspired him to go out on the road on a solo basis, the sad passing of Dickie Hammond, and how strange working in a factory can be. Unfortunately we had to cut things short, but there will be a part 2 coming at some point in the not too distant future… a conversationg to which I am massively looking forward…

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