Friday, 9 July 2010

Intensive Care #2, 1981

IC: Do you regret that interview in Back Issue

COLIN: Yeah it was absolutely shit I'M not blaming the people who did it, the interview was 8 months old & things change so much in 8 months & some of the things I said were completely untrue & I have done the interview again with proper true answer. We patched it up with Crass but they were a bit upset about it & so was i.
Colin Latter, 1981

Hahaa, Colsk 'the backpeddling' Latter. Still, I'm pleased they 'patched it up' - Flux & Crass embarked upon a seminal collaboration - delivering a staggering salvo in Neu Smell and Strive to Survive. IC#2 features a great 5 page interview with UK Decay + a 4+ page encounter with the Milkmen. There's the Crass riposte to 6MW + decent pieces on Girls At Our Best and Charge. 7"S - 6MW, The Cravats, Dead Kennedys, Methodishca Tune, Girls At Our Best, Wah Heat, Demon, Grace, Discharge; News on Crass, Another Pretty Face, Poison Girls, Delta 5, The Fall, 4AD, Fresh Records, Clay Records (3 quarter page) + a piece in opposition to British membership of NATO. Excellent stuff throughout.
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The Nicky & The Dots comp is on hold - next up as kind of punctuation mark I'll be giving away a Sniffin' Glue. Just thought I'd prepare you for having your head done in by another fiendish challenge.
'A4 scanned at 400 dpi

10 comments:

zeroid said...

Looking forward to reading this, sort of confirms the feeling that in a way Crass had as many followers as they did equals though...
Btw, had to add an "h" to the ttp etc link address to make it work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Si! I remember this one pretty vividly - I sent off for the Flux demo as a result of it...

Nic

si said...

Thanks Zeroid - link now mended.

I think I know what you mean - many did seem to be in awe of Crass - I know I was - but then I was only 14 when I became interested in them - I soon learned to relax and jettisoned all that 'staring up a superstar's arse' stuff.

All the best

Cheers

si said...

Nice one Nic - glad it recalls good memories for you.

All the best

Cheers

Longy said...

Thanks Si. Another good one :)

si said...

Thanks for that Longy.

All the best

Cheers

Andy T said...

Thanks again Si, another interesting read.
I remember the little spat between Col and Crass, helped cement the friendship.
Always be careful if you are thinking aloud and someone is taping it.
Cheers Andy

si said...

Nice one Andy - quite, Col does appear to be just thinking aloud - had it been an interview with one of the mainstream weeklies no doubt they would have really skewed the remarks out of all proportion and manufactured an all out war.

All the best and cheers

Chris said...

Another gem.....thanks again Si !

si said...

Hi Chris, thanks for that -as ever, and your support.

All the best

Cheers