So I missed the news back in October that apparently Kevin Shields from My Bloody Valentine is bonkers*.
Not that there's anything wrong with being bonkers, as such. Hell, look at me.
The Guardian - Kevin Shields calls britpop a government conspiracy.
Kevin Shields has raised the notion that Britpop was part of a government conspiracy. Speaking to the Guardian in an exclusive interview, to be published online later today and in the G2 Film&Music section tomorrow, the My Bloody Valentine leader reacted angrily to a mention of the Cool Britannia phenomenon.
"Britpop was massively pushed by the government," he said. "Someday it would be interesting to read all the MI5 files on Britpop. The wool was pulled right over everyone's eyes there."
In the early years of Tony Blair's premiership, Britpop luminaries such as Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn were vocal supporters of the Labour government, and visited 10 Downing Street.
This sounds almost too sinister to be true. So you know it must be true! Fucking Labour coonts! Fucking nanny state totalitarian fucking coonts! Using fucking Oasis and Blur to breed a new compliant race of unthinking robots, then handing it over to their fucking coont buddies in the Tories so they can institute their Final Solution with the help of their fucking attack poodles in the Lib Dems.
They're all in on it. Even UKIP. Trust no one. The truth is out there.
And in the later interview:
"There are sinister forces at work," he adds. "Our freedom is diminishing. The rightwing is creeping in like water. That's got to stop." Then, zipping his cagoule purposefully, this sonic sorcerer and eccentric sweetheart issues a parting shot.
"Personally," he smiles. "I intend to react to it most disrespectfully."
Jeff Berwick was right all along! Wake up sheeple! We're through the looking glass here!
* - technically that should be "has been bonkers for a long time". Otherwise he'd have torn himself away from the fucking chemical spill outside the pharmaceutical plant for long enough to record a fucking album in 1994.