REVIEW: The Electrification of Salford II
The Louche FC/ Post War Glamour Girls/ Victories at Sea
Saturday 22 October 2011, the King’s Arms, Salford
Fear eats the soul ~ psycho-pop ~ ace of bass ~ film star ~ feedback ~ naked and famous ~ Money talks ~ the Spanish girl ~ blood and vomit ~ ars erotica ~ Gaddafi ~ 24 hour famine ~ Turkish delight ~ the after-after party ~ the King’s is dead ~ what next?
THESE are some dark days we’re living here … unemployment, inner city riots, economic implosion, austerity measures … the cuts hurt and it’s the future that suffers as England hangs limply in the hands of ridiculous public schoolboys who truly believe that this nation’s saving grace is Eton for all (we say: the Fall). Europe lies in disarray, give a Greek a euro and he’ll bite off your ear. A brave new world this, one of regulation, control and human limitation, the blind leading the blind … A long dark winter lies ahead, especially for those members of SWAYS left to brave it in the bunker. Shells chequer the Chancellery; the Twelfth Army is no more; the Russians are closing in; pressure builds … And when pressure builds, something has to give.
And tonight, it gives. It gives in a deluge of feedback, chaos, alcohol, reverb and lust … But this kind of release comes at a cost. And that cost is all-consuming. You kick out against the real world and the real world kicks back. For it turns out that SWAYS records strike a diabolic pact. They say they’re here to help, to provide you with a service, but they’ll sure as hell claim their dues, Atrocity Boy. They’ll take your sweethearts, your memories, your health, your peace of mind … And you will love them for this. Before tonight, I didn’t know what SWAYS stood for, but now I do: SWAYS Will Annihilate Your Soul.
How the hell did this happen?
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Written by Atrocity Boy