? (Chumbawamba interview)- Library of Mu
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- Title: ? (Chumbawamba interview)
- Date: March 1994
- Journal: Select
- Author: Stuart Maconie
- Type of resource: Excerpts
- Status: text
- No. views: 5330
- Description: Chumbawamba appreciate the KLF/K-F's situationist inspired antics
? (Chumbawamba interview)
By Stuart Maconie (March 1994, Select)
SM: But isn't being a political rock band just an endless series of
Dunst: "So's life. But what we do is still just as valid
as Dennis Skinner. We reach more people, in fact.
Don't underestimate popular culture. A lot more
people watch the FA Cup Final than Question
Time. To us political music isn't Crass. It's the Sex
Pistols, Public Enemy, The KLF. The KLF are real
situationists, but they can still make 'What Time Is
Love?'. It's like any other industry in the end. Full
of wankers. Full of supposed rebels who are really
Alice (Nutter): "When I read a Manic Street Preachers
interview I just seethe."
Dunst: "I hate them because they didn't split up."
SM: They [MSP] were lying. It was a situationist prank.
Alice: "The Manics have half digested a situationist
pamphlet. Situationism is real revolt. The
Manics just want to become a part of the established
order. What the KLF did with the Turner Prize was
much more important. Just the fact that they were
prepared to go to such ridiculous financial lengths
to make a point. Whether they understood fully what
they were doing is irrelevant. They made a fuss
...and if some journalists did nick some of the
money, that's brilliant too. I think the things The
KLF do are fantastic. I'm a vegetarian but I wish
they'd sawn an elephant's legs off at the BRIT
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