Wednesday, June 28, 2006


In a "come and get me, coppers" attempt at creating a buzz, Aki from Fun-Da-Mental has recorded an album about suicide bombers and says he'd be happy to go to prison.

All Is War (The Benefits of G-Had) isn't, of course, really glorifying terrorism but jumpy old Ian Blair sent 250 police into a house where chemical vests really weren't being made, so that's not enough to keep him safe. A snatch of the lyrics:

I'm strapped-up 'cross my chest/
bomb belt attached/
deeply satisfied with the pain I hatched/
electrodes connected to a gas cooker lighter.

There is, of course, a difference between understanding the motivation of suicide bombers and agreeing with them - which is why Cherie Booth wasn't glorifying anything that time.

The record company, Nation (part of Beggars Banquet) must be behind them, right?

Not entirely:

Martin Mills and Andrew Heath, two "silent" directors of Fun-Da-Mental's label Nation Records, have threatened to quit their posts if the album comes out.


karlt said...

There was a hilarious inteview with the pompous twat in todays Grauniad. This has got 'publicity stunt' written all over it.

jonny said...

there is no doubt the music will be shit. it won't be a 'fight the power' will it? unless the guy has turned into a musical genius over nite

Anonymous said...

I also read the Guardian interview, I didn't realise he used to drum in Southern Death Cult. Is there any way Ian Astbury could be dragged into this "controversy" perhaps with him dressed up as a red indian or something?
super s

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