Artists come out in force to help launch 'Save Our Pubs!'
Save Our Pubs! is organised by the authors of new book ‘The Rough Pub Guide; A Celebration Of The Great British Boozer’, NME writer Paul Moody and Heavenly Records‘ Rob Turner.
“Local pubs are closing at the rate of 57 a month,” they explained after visiting pubs where the likes of Joy Division and The Rolling Stones formed for their book. “Classic interiors are being torn down and local communities denied a focal point, to make way for flats and gastro-refits overseen by the disciples of General Gastro (Gordon Ramsay). It’s nothing short of cultural vandalism. I mean, how many bands formed in Starbucks?”
The campaign has also drawn support from actor Rhys Ifans and Fatboy Slim‘s wife Zoe Ball.
To support ‘Save Our Pubs!’, go to Roughpubguide.co.uk.