2907Re: Elephant's Memory
- Apr 7, 1999Nigel Ayers wrote:
> Brainbox Gary Bushell had already caused trouble for Sounds magazine withOn the subject of the original Gazza, the Guardian ran a piece on MI5 secret files (August 25th
> his "Strength Through Oi" collections and his bonehead connections - he'd
> bit off more than he could chew.
1997) which might prove amusing: "MI5's files include information on Garry Bushell, now television
critic of the Sun newspaper, who was described as a supporter of the left-wing Socialist Workers
Party in the early 1970s". Then again DIJ used to be ultra-lefties Crisis, & Billy Bragg used to be
a supporter of the extreme rigth-wing. Was Jung right about enantiodroma? BTW - I hope nobody
thought I agreed with Bushell re. The Elephant Table. It wasn't a bad album at all. Not as good as
the "Rising From The Red Sands" cassette series, though.....
> . The popular press was accusing Sounds of causing race riots in Southall,J.G. Ballard mentioned this, saying that much of the writing in Sounds at the time was to the right
> so staff writer and "Elephant Table" compiler
> Dave Henderson was warned by the editor to exercise a degree of
> caution while discussing the barmier elements of the so-called "New
> The "difficult music" on The Elephant Table album, is mostlyViral Shedding was exquisite. Prefigured Techno, no doubt about that....
> what you might call 80s synth pop that didn't quite make it anywhere near
> the charts.
> The two tracks I was involved with- Nocturnal Emissions' "Suffering Stinks"
> bears (ahem)
> more than a passing resemblance to David Bowie's "Let's Dance".
> The title is lifted from an old Ska record.
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