Thursday, April 22, 2010

most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps

Standing in the Post Office the other day I noticed the poster on the wall from earlier this year announcing a Royal Mail collection of stamps featuring iconic British music album covers from the last 40 years.

In a bizzare moment of syncronicity, I was listening to some old Public Enemy tunes while hanging about.

In 'Fight the Power' Chuck D asserts;

'most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps'.

In the Royal mail's collection, of course, none of the featured albums are by black British artists, or even bands with any non-white members.

Surely there could have been a place for a Soul 2 Soul, Specials or even the super iconic first UB40 album?

The mind-numbingly mild Coldplay could make way, for starters.

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