“Here, There and Underwear,” photographed by Jeremy Murch for i-D Magazine June 2000
The Descent of the Pope into Hell
The pope on horseback on r, behind him a carriage filled with cardinals and bishops. In front two devilish creatures attacking a monk, the devil on the left carrying a bishop in a sling basket on his back. Behind the carriage a tree from which papal bulls and insignia are hanging. On right a building on fire filled with clerics.
Print made by the wonderful artist Sebald Beham, Germany, 1524.
(But as in a belch since I don’t have a motorcycle)
Leningrad, USSR. May, 1. 1931
Just found out that Death in June’s December show’s original location was definitely cancelled due to pressure from local antifascist campaigners. Now, anyone who knows me well will be aware of my politics and wariness of problematic elements within music.
I despair when I see my peers jump to conclusions about the nature of certain musical expression. DI6 has always courted controversy for use of National Socialist imagery and lyrical references, but I’ve becomes increasingly aware that its most enthusiastic detractors are those who have done little or no research, nor have experienced the music first hand. It’s these people, incapable of considering irony, context and iconoclasm, who plague the political Left.
Art is art, and I’ll never apologise for it. Some people just can’t resist a kneejerk and an excuse to get indignant.
Gas attack preparations, London, 1941
mass producing your fake revolution
The Divine Eros Defeats the Earthly Eros (c. 1602)