UK reggae and the National Front

(or: Smash the National Front – part two) A little bit of audio for you after all that book-reviewage last week:

Here is a short mix of reggae tunes concerned with the National Front. There is a track by track breakdown below, but what I found surprising was how few tunes there were given …

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Smash the National Front – part one

Actually, don’t go out of your way to smash them. They are tiny these days and have been completely eclipsed by the more sophisticated British National Party. In the mid-70s, though, the NF were a force to be reckoned with, both electorally and on the streets. Which naturally put the wind up a lot of …

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all sorts of badness

Stewart Home has updated his website to include yet more information about the fascist inclinations and associations of neofolk “musician” Tony Wakeford. Also featured are some rebuttals of the ridiculous criticisms leveled at Home by the pseudo-academic “Industrialised Culture Research Network” blog.

November 9th Society – an apology

It has been pointed out by one of my correspondents that me calling the neo-nazi November 9th Society “retards” is unfair. Whilst I’m not someone who is insistent on using the correct terminology in every instance, I have reflected on this and agree that it was an unfortunate term to use – not least because …

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nazi stickerists, fuck off

I discovered two neo-nazi stickers on lamp-posts the other day whilst walking to work. I found them shocking more for the surprise value than their content. In the 80s (oh no, here he goes again) there used to be quite a lot of this stuff floating about in some areas – you’d even see the …

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Oh How I Laughed

After reflecting on my teenage fandom of Death In June here, it felt quite good to finally purge this flat of their last remaining records. Unfortunately it looks like it isn’t as straightforward as that: MC036 eBay Listing Removed: Hateful or Discriminatory ( 182548222) Dear john-eden We appreciate that you chose eBay to list the …

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The Battle of Lewisham

“On 13 August 1977, the far-right National Front attempted to march from New Cross to Lewisham in South East London. Local people and anti-racists from all over London and beyond mobilised to oppose them, and the NF were humiliated as their march was disrupted and banners seized. To mark the 30th anniversary of the ‘Battle …

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above the ruins – yet more ruins

Stewart Home’s new material on Tony Wakeford et al seems to have generated a flurry of additional information which has now been incorporated into the article on his website. The shitty politics of the post-industrial music scene AND revelations about the inability of some its “stars” to wipe their own fat arses.