Saturday, 26 October 2013
Saturday Scratch #31 - Hold the Front Page!
There we were, Dad and I, wandering around a school fete in Leytonstone, 44 years ago this month, when I spotted the Hackney Speedway stall tucked away in the corner of the playground. It was a tanner a go to sit on a bike and pretend for a moment to be a speedway rider. I joined the queue and waited my turn. A few minutes later as I sat in the saddle, oblivious to the hubbub around me, twisting the throttle and dreaming my dreams, a shutter clicked and, before I knew it, I was on the front page of the local newspaper. What can I say? It was a slow news week.
Here's Lee Perry's 1973 DJ cut of Leo Graham's 'News Flash', retitled 'Station Underground News' and notable for the use of a primitive sampling technique in the mix.
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