Montage of stills from the Lemon Grove. Photo credit: Shaun McCrindle.
"'89, don't turn back the clock…" Remembering Exeter University in the late 1980s
Alumnus Shaun McCrindle (English Literature and Fine Art, 1991) had a particularly creative experience during his student days at Exeter, combining art with literature and a good helping of music on the side.
As a contemporary of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, and electronic musician and producer Matthew Herbert, Shaun had a unique view of the burgeoning music scene of the late 80s and early 90s. Some of his early recordings of Thom Yorke’s band Headless Chickens playing on campus have proved popular on YouTube and generated further interest in the music of the time.
He’s now a songwriter, musician and teacher living in Bristol. We spoke to him about his time at Exeter and how the experience shaped his life post-graduation.
Date: 30 October 2017