“and if you see your mom this weekend, be sure and tell her…”

It’s not often I bother with the adolescent antics of satan-bothering metallers, but a press release from convicted murderer Varg Vikernes recently caught my eye. Prison hasn’t made Varg any less of a nazi, but now he’s at large once again he’s been shocked to find that black metal is a haven for people who: …

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After my posts on the Police Bill and Blair Peach, I was flabbergasted to find that UK toymakers Matchbox used to manufacture little Special Patrol Group vans. How weird is that? Did kids in the 80s really set up little re-enactments of police brutality and riots in their bedrooms?

Southall 1979

History is made at night: Southall 1979. On Blair Peach (who was killed by the police during anti-fascist demonstration 30 years ago today). I’ve previously written about the Special Patrol Group here and also covered Southall as part of my writing (and mix) about UK reggae and the National Front.