Monday, October 12, 2009
The rise of the British National Front and the racist rhetoric of former Conservative politician Enoch Powell preyed on the paranoia and resentment of economically marginalized whites. An apparently drunk Eric Clapton fanned the flames, cautioning a 1976 Birmingham audience that England was in danger of becoming "a black colony" and encouraging support of Powell, which in part prompted the formation of Rock Against Racism. In the spring of 1978, the organization drew 100,000 demonstrators to a rally headlined by the Clash in London's Victoria Park. From SPIN Magazine
2 Tone music was a really exciting time in music. I saw The English Beat and Madness a couple of times each when they played The Concert Hall in Toronto back in the day. There were a number of us punks and misfits who thought Eric Clapton was a cunt back then. Actually, maybe I never really got over that comment he made about race...I can't stand that "unplugged" album he made that was so massively popular in the 90's. YAWN. This months SPIN Magazine has an article that I thought Four Dinners would enjoy and not know about in England. Here you go Four Dinners...click here...
(P.s. 4 Dins, if this isn't the whole article I'll scan it for you next week after I get my scanner up and running...)
And of course there was this amazing song about one of the biggest cunts in the world...Margeret Thatcher..