The satellite towns ringing a major city
like the Rings Of Saturn
. Especially prevalent in the UK - all the large Northern cities (Manchester
) have a sprawling conglomeration
of smaller towns and cities around them, which get lumped in with their mother city for censuses, regional stereotypes
and sports teams.
has the largest commuter belt, an endless litany of soul-less, ugly, nowhere towns full of beer boys
and urban drudgery.
With the collapse of Britain's industrial centres, the cities themselves are all redeveloped and lovely. If you want a dictionary definition of Hell
, then visit Romford, Staines or Crawley.
For musical clues, listen to Ghost Town
by The Specials
or Town Called Malice
by The Jam