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Monday, 12 September 2011

Harmful Elements In The Air


Let's start the week with Siouxsie. 1978's number 7 hit Hong Kong Garden managed to sound icily cool while being about a Chinese takeaway in Chislehurst. Paul Morley wrote 'Its Oriental authenticity, its flickering eroticism, its simple beauty pushed it deep into the charts'. If I ever write anything like that, feel free to tell me to delete the post. In fact, the whole blog. The song survives Morley's description.

Edit. Grammar (possessive apostrophe) corrected. Thanks to DavyH. Apologies to Paul Morley.

8 comments:

Francesca Brzezicki said...

This song was definitely playing at my school's first-year orientation week, from the university radio station's booth! I didn't recognize it but my friend told me it was Siouxsie and the Banshees.

davyh said...

Was only spinning this the other day myself.

PS: Never mind the pretention, did Mr Morley really also misuse the possessive apostrophe thus?

swiss adam said...

Ha- have to check on Morley's use f apostrophe. Could be a transcription error.

davyh said...

I sincerely hope so.

Word verif = 'eumince' - thanks, I will.

Mondo said...

I don't mind his description actually - and Love in a Void is another treat

Simon said...

I quite like Morley's writing I'm afraid. I love this song too.

swiss adam said...

I like his writing some of the time. And sometimes I don't.

Echorich said...

In the end to Paul Morely, it only matters if HE likes the way he writes...