When The Revolution Comes - Last Poets

When The Revolution Comes
“When the moment hatches in time's womb there will be no art talk, the only poem you will hear will be the spearpoint pivoted in the punctured marrow of the villain.... Therefore we are the last poets of the world." Willie Kgositsile Yep time was tight in a frantic time when revolution, brothers and sisters, seemed just around the next corner, things were escalating, politics seemed passé, direct action was the way, but to take action, one had to be AWARE and have self respect and knowledge. Into this came a unique group, who taking Willie Kgositsile's cue, became The Last Poets - men who'd lived all the stuff the braggers brag about, yes, and had the jail time and whatnot to show for it, and were not impressed with themselves and others... No, it was time to stand up, their apocalyptic tones tore through the movie "Performance", and certainly dispelled any lingering ideas Gil Scott Heron may have had about letting go poetry and following his father as a star of Celtic. Seen nowadays as "Fathers of Rap”, they were to echo on to inspire Public Enemy and NWA, they can also be seen as the antithesis of what rap became as they deconstruct with relentless, pitiless poetry every self serving dream you or I or them ever had. Absolutely classic stuff, the relevance has not faded. No matter who you are, look in a scary mirror held up long ago and see...
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New York In The '70s

Luke Haines

New York in the '70s- May 26th 2014.

A mythic re-imagining of the New York Rock n Roll scene 1972 - 1979.

Scene 1 – A Dorset Chalkhill, Britain 2014.

A gigantic mythical naked man awakens from thousand year kip. Chico, a messenger bird, is speaking in tongues and whispering a poem into the naked dude's chalky ear:

"Oh Little Johnny Jewel

He's so cool

He has no decision

He just trying to sell a vision

Chico (something of a savant, bless) is reciting the lyrics to Television's seismic year zeroin classic Little Johnny Jewel.

"He's just trying to sell a vision,” repeats the messenger bird. With an ancient rumble, the nakeddude stands up to reveal his true height of 180 ft.

"I am Cerne Abbus Giant, and Tom Verlaine is my main man,” bellows the Chalk Giant. "I awaken from Dorset Hills as the seeker. The seeker of Mythic Muthafuckin' Rock n Roll. Show me the way to CBGBs in the 1970s Chico. We will bestride the Atlantic and I'll carry you on my fantastic 36 ft phallus. Climb aboard Chico.”

"Oh my,” says the bird.

Scene 2 – New York City. One year later

The Kaballistic order of OM AKA The Real Dead Boys, comprising of Alan Ginsberg, Jim Carroll, Stiv Baters, Johnny Thunders and Sid Vicious are holding an invocation, on 213 Park Avenue South. The chanting begins at 23.23pm:

Shalom Shalom - David Johanson

Shalom Shalom - John Genzale

Shalom Shalom - Jerry Nolan

Shalom Shalom - Killer Kane

Shalom Shalom - Max's Kansas City

Shalom Shalom - The Mercer Arts Centre

Shalom Shalom - Billy Murcia

Shalom Shalom - Syl Sylvain

On it goes until dawn, Shalom Shalom... Lou Reed... Shalom Shalom... Alan Vega...

Scene 3 – A press release from London, England. March 2014.

Luke Haines has made an album about the 70's Rock n Roll scene in New York City which is released on Cherry Red on Monday May 26th 2014. A mythical re-imagining of a long gone age, by a man who hails from Surrey, Southern UK. It is the third and final part of a psychedelic trilogy that began with 2011's 9 and a half psychedelic meditations onBritish Wrestling From the 1970s and early '80s. This one is for the real rock n roll animals.

Hail the Mythic

Hail the Muthafuckin'

Hail the Rock n Roll



1. Alan Vega Says

2. Drone City

3. NY In The '70s

4. Jim Carroll

5. Tricks N Kicks N Drugs

6. Bills Bunker

7. Doll's Forever

8. New York City Breakdown

9. Lou Reed Lou Reed


11. Cerne Abbas Man

12. My Stars

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