Thursday, June 03, 2004

"MOVING ON SIR, IT APPEARS YOUR FATHER WAS A BANK ROBBER...": You'd actually have thought that a singer in a Clash tribute band would have been all over the lyrics to Clash songs anyway, so it's probably doubly unfortunate that London Calling's bassist Mike Devine had to text a chunk of Tommy Gun to singer Reg Shaw. Because he screwed up the number, and the text went astray to someone else, who didn't recognise "How about this for Tommy Gun? OK - so let's agree about the price and make it one jet airliner for 10 prisoners" as being a Clash reference, and told the police. Mike Devine wound up being interviewed by police - although he's probably lucky; if Blunkett had got there first he'd be dangling from his gonads in a secret camp in the Isle of Wight by now. Or, at the very least, breaking rocks in the hot sun.

Reg, for god's sake, if you need help with White Riot, use the telephone.

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