Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Flying Medallions diaries

I thought i'd start putting my memories of the Meds down.
Ramshackle as they come along like.
Maybe i'll get into it and something like a book'll appear.
I wanna write again about the end.
All the weird stuff that preceded events on the night of September the 10th 1995.
Ok,let's get spooky.

Our album,"We love everybody and everything's great".
This was of course kinda ironic.We hated everything.hahaha
The very first thing you hear is a sample of a car crash.
We used it as the intro to the tune "Boy racer".

Just before we travelled into mainland Europe,we joked about releasing a story to the music press that we had all died in a tour bus accident.
The plan was to return 6 months later,to rise from the dead.
We titled the press release the Second Cumin in reference to the stone roses forthcoming record.
How we all laughed at the spicey piss take.

Mr Stevens wrote the song lyrics,"I wanna be in a coma coz it's great".

Duggie had a tattoo of the Grim Reaper done on his arm.

OK.
We went over to do the Festival.
The tire blew out on a French motorway on the way home.
The bus hit the central reservation at 70 mph,flipped about a million times before coming to rest on it's roof.
Duggie and Mr Stevens were both thrown from the side windows as the Bus flipped out and rolled over and over.
Both suffered massive head injuries.
Mr Stevens got his wish of being in a coma,
Duggie met the Grim Reaper.

This shit changed my life.
Be careful what you wish for.
We courted controversy.
you live by the sword,you die by the sword.
These days i try to greet the day with a smile.
Love ya neighbours,
All that shit.
Believe in peace and love.
x

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