July 05, 2012

Eric Clapton - Backless (Polydor, 1978)

Eric Clapton - Backless
Relic E.C. spat on blacks.

  1. The incident commemorated in this anagram occurred two years earlier, when Clapton delivered an impromptu speech in favor of Enoch Powell at a concert in Birmingham: "I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism. It’s much heavier, man. Fucking wogs, man. Fucking Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and fucking Jamaicans and fucking [indecipherable] don’t belong here, we don’t want them here. This is England, this is a white country, we don’t want any black wogs and coons living here." As late as 2004, Clapton was still marveling at the obduracy and ill will of his critics: "There's no way I could be a racist. It would make no sense." 


Donic Dawkins said...

Inspired by this particular topic, I considered The Brian Jonestown Massacre's My Bloody Underground, which contains the ridiculously titled track "We Are the Niggers of the World."

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - My Bloody Underground
Drug'd jabroni Anton moons elder Huey N's tomb as we cry.

Dr Hesselius said...

Very nice! Thank you.