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Music in the 90’s

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I think it was the greatest era ever for music, and I’m not fucking exaggerating.

Loyal followers of the blog will know that I was a hospital DJ from 1994 to 1997 at Falkirks now Defunt, Our lady of Falkirk golf sprains private hospital.  It was during this period that I was exposed to the golden era of Music, the era of Music that Legendary disc jokey, Fibermonster Jock called:

“The time music was written”

I heard the greats:

Sleeper, Bluetones, Elastica, Cast, Esthero, The Wonder Stuff

All greats, but there is one group that stands out from the crowd.

The Smashing Pumpkins.

I caught up with Melissa Auf Der Maur, the socialist canadian songbird and one time bass player in the pumpkins, at the Smelly oyster seafood grill in Pollockshaws Glasgow.  Pollockshaws has a reputation for a being a little tough, but I give off a fairly “tough guy” demeanour, so the locals keep their distance.

Hey Melissa, what’s happening?

I’m actually launching my new fragrance next week.

Fucking perfume!  What’s happened to you?

You said on the phone…

Fuck the phone, you were a bass player, don’t you remember?

Sure I remember, but that was a long time ago, billy let me go… he let us all go.

I had a poster of you in my room.

I’m sorry Alex.

You’ve let me down

Maybe I can make it up to you?

You can’t Melissa, it’s time you left.

At this point I terminated the interview.  Little did I know that before I arrived, Melissa had ordered two pitchers of Leffe beer and a family sized plate of Nachos.  £55 for 1 beer, thanks Melissa, thanks for nothing.

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Written by The Murray Files

30/09/2011 at 7:57 pm

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