Saturday, 23 May 2009

Head-on shamanic impressions

"I stood on the tarmac at Dallas Airport in full black leathers and mirrored shades. The temperature was 95 degrees, almost body heat. Taxiing down the runway, I had been determined to present my alien culture to these cowboys. For God's sake, we're in Texas. The place where my favourite group, The 13th Floor Elevators, were escorted to shows by state troopers to stop them taking drugs.

I wore force 11 sunscreen to retain my paleness and we drove around like dudes-supreme. We were picked up by weird woman at our hotel. They drove Camaros, Thunderbirds and Corvettes, and were upfront about wanting to fuck us."

-From Head-on/Repossessed by Julian Cope (published by Thorsons, 1999)

'Ha Ha I'm Drowning' by The Teardrop Explodes (Mercury 45,1981)