No Xmas 4 John Key

It feels like NZ has regressed back to 1981 over night… a time when everyone was either on methadone, or boiling poppies. The summer now feels like winter. Back then Rob Muldoon partied with the South African Springboks behind lines of baton-wielding riot cops. Before that even, 1979, Mark E. Smith recorded this snarling ode to a Burroughsian Junky. 30 years ahead of its time The Fall lampoon our PM elect. Never mind the Tony Blair Witch Trials, who left the door open to Michael Cullen’s money bin… ???

The Fall – No Xmas for John Quays Key

The Fall – C’n’C-s Mithering

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-A Ski Tusk Wow

8 thoughts on “No Xmas 4 John Key

  1. Feels like ‘old fashioned, old times’ never know might be a few fights to come…we can only hope, mind you folk these days are spoiled (and A political) rotten and there still on methadone and boiling poppies! Gotta say Spring Box was about the best this country has seen, in my opinion. Stop Mithering AND SUCK IT UP NZ YOU VOTED FOR THIS CLOWN.

  2. Ahhh… good to hear that southern spirit alive & kicking!!! I miss that 😉
    I love that song “C’n’C-s Stop Mithering” off Grotesque so I put it up on the JohnKey page for ya anon!

  3. Ha ha I just read in a book called “The Fallen” (2008) by Dave Simpson, (Canongate) that there was actually a guy called “John Quays” who used to hang around The Fall in the early days, when Una Baines was in the group (’76-’78) [Highly recommended reading by the way, so far it’s even better than “Renegade – The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith” (2008) by M. E. S. with Austin Collings (Penguin/Viking) that I read a few months back].

  4. Kawowski – yep you’re right, it’s actually John Key, I live in Manchester and I know the guy! Apparently the track is nothing to do with drugs, but stems from the fact that John lent Mark E Smith a load of old garage records, and asked for them back at this time of year. MES was a bit pissed, hence wanting to take Christmas off him!

    1. Kawowski – yep you’re right, it’s actually John Key, I live in Manchester and I know the guy! Apparently the track is nothing to do with drugs, but stems from the fact that John lent Mark E Smith a load of old garage records, and asked for them back at this time of year. MES was a bit pissed, hence wanting to take Christmas off him!

      Hi Kev… Ha ha yes I enjoyed that THE FALLEN book, spose you’ve read it? Well our new prime minister in NZ is a Tory bastard called John Key! Fancy that? I’ve even slagged him off on a new poster I’m doing for a gig in Christchurch, NZ on Dec 29, check the fine print here…
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  5. Neat blog, and yes! ‘The Fallen’ is brilliant and you’re right, it’s even better than ‘Renegade’. It’s feverish and borders on insanity. Though I liked all that stuff in ‘Renegade’ where MES says it’s more important to be a man before you are an artist. He’s a good example of that.

    I was disappointed that my favourite member of The Fall, Martin Bramah, was the only one who declined to be interviewed because he was the one I was most excited about reading about. But he just told me that he has agreed to be interviewed for the paperback edition…

    1. Thank you! Wow, so a new version of The Fallen is imminent. I might wait and buy it, would like to read again. More important to be a man, that’s interesting, how would you define that? If your life is a work of art then I guess you’d be in that category. To be a man, that’s a real conundrum 🙂 I guess to stand up for what you believe, without worrying about what others think about you, that seems to apply. As Mr Crowley put it (over and over) “Be what thou wilt is the whole of the law”. I can digg that.

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