0860 is a project by Charlie Fieber aka Fracture inspired by London Pirate Radio. The project includes an album, radio station and interview series that explores the history and legacy of Pirate Radio and its importance in the development of UK underground music.
I started listening to London Pirate Radio while I was at school and it was probably the single biggest influence on how my life unfolded as an adult. Pirate Radio was a gateway into a world that I was otherwise too young to have any contact with. It sparked an interest, lit a fire and set me on a path that I continue to tread. As a young listener it had a mysticism about it. The music played, the cryptic slang chanted by the MCs and DJs and its seemingly unseen world was alien and exciting.