Thursday, April 15, 2004

YOU'VE HAD TOO MUCH WINE TO STUMBLE DOWN MY STREET: Matt M has sent us this:

also, might you do an item on no rock n roll fun about the fact that a bunch of loser elastica fans who haven't gotten over their split are going to petition deceptive/the band to release a dvd next year as it is the 10 yr anniversary of their first album? we are hoping for a dvd with videos though I'm more interested in live stuff and of course a 'where are they now?' style documentary would be priceless. anyway, if you think it worthwhile, please ask your readers to write to tony at deceptive and apparently he is open to considering it - there might be a more formal petition later.

A campaign we're happy to endorse, of course. In fact, we have more than a soft spot for the first Elastica album. Back, well, ten years ago, the now defunct Melody Maker had a competition to come up with a name for the record (the band, it seemed, were fresh out of ideas.) Our suggestion - Seven Xs and a Single Y (thereby combining the chromosome make-up of the group and what to us was a pleasing 'seven kisses and a single 'why?'' pun) - actually won, so we got some really nice bits and pieces, including a signed limited edition seven inch. The seven inch fell victim to cat pee, and apparently the idea was junked in favour of the slightly less esoteric 'Elastica', but we still draw comfort from a tale that we fully intend to bore either our, or someone else's grandchildren with as we watch the sun sink low over whatever remains of the British countryside forty years hence.


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