28 July 2017
Start With Side A
When I got home I put on a record.
I sat down and listened to side A.
Then I got up, flipped the record over, and listened to side B.
Before I go on I should, perhaps, go back.
It had not been a good day at the office.
My office is a fucking sawmill.
So when I say a day is not good I am talking one motherfucker of a day.
The record was Ian Hunter's "Short Back 'n' Sides."
Hardcore motherfucking year that was.
The record with Mick Jones and Topper Headon playing on it.
If you still really like, or maybe have just discovered, The Clash's "London Calling" you really ought to go find yourself a copy.
Put it on your record player.
Start with side A.
Get up, flip it over, and listen to side B.
You will hear "Old Records Never Die" when you are just about halfway through the experience.
Your fucking sawmill, like mine, will have become little more than a distant buzz.
About as loud as a rotting corpse.
Long live Ian Hunter.
Long live London.
Long live rock 'n' roll.