Nik Cohn (also Nick Cohn) was born in London in 1946. He is the author of numerous books on rock and pop music, including Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom. His most recent work is Triksta : Life and Death and New Orleans Rap (Knopf 2005). He is originally from Northern Ireland.
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Delinquent in Derry
‘Across the river, in a Catholic enclave in the Waterside district, there was a disused funeral home in which, three nights a week, at 6d a shot, contraband teen movies could be sat through and sometimes seen, according to the state of the projector.’
‘In every other respect – colour, country, creed – these people might have nothing in common. Some were convicted criminals, others sought political asylum, still others had overstayed their visas or were accused of Green Card frauds, and a few might even be mistakes, the victims of computer or human error. But this one bond was absolute.’