Posts Tagged: Mick Farren

Mick Farren, 1943-2013

"Author, counter-culture icon and musician Mick Farren has died aged 69, according to reports. Farren collapsed on stage at London's Borderline on Saturday night (July 27) while performing with his band The Deviants at the Atomic Sunshine Festival." (If you've never heard Farren, his "Let's Loot The Supermarket Again Like We Did Last Summer" is a personal favorite.)


Even At His Heaviest Elvis Presley Probably Would Not Have Been Able To Bear The Freight Of This Much Symbolism

"Could the Elvis, the hillbilly cat, also be a Avalon mist-figure from an Arthurian Lord-of-the-Dance saga, or the myths of wounded Fisher Kings that stretched clear back to the megaliths of prehistory — and were so seriously and ironically invoked when Constantine and St. Augustine were mixing up Jesus Christ with Mithras to create the official deity of the Roman War Machine? Elvis the Fertility God may have also found himself cross fertilized by the horned and phallic, dark Legba divinities of Dahomey with their human sacrifices and Amazon girl soldiers, but, hell, isn’t that the just story of rock’n’roll?" —Mick Farren [...]