Friday, 20 June 2008


When I was writing the last post, I stuck Prolapse's majestic The Italian Flag on to kick my arse into 'getting stuff done' gear. The second song, 'Deanshanger' is a vitriolic assault on 80s revivalism, and contains such nuggets of wisdom as the following:

'The Miners' Strike, always on the end of the news'

'Gdansk was crap/ Warsaw was crap/ Solidarity was crap'

'The papal visit promised much but didn't deliver'

Needless to say, the chorus goes 'the hair was crap/ the clothes were crap/ the music was crap/ except one.' I remember John Peel or Mark Radcliffe saying that the 'one' was Ian Curtis, but surely that was in the 70s?

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