Sunday, 24 January 2016

Album (January)

Album is Latin for white. No-one knows who called it The White Album. My turntable copy crackles and undulates in the January of Planet Nine, a great accidental classical pun of modern music. Album was a white board on which Romans placed public notices. Only cheeky chaps of Albion jested at the USSR or said of revolution, that won’t help make it with anyone anyhow. The White Album remains a chronicle of 1968. The Fabs almost called it A Doll’s House, but it’s an album in the very Victorian sense, a collection of varied stuff stuck onto white white spaces.

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