From The Dark Side Of London

Big Audio Dynamite mixed up guitars, hip-hop, film samples, house, reggae and more besides, a band consisting of the descendant of Russian Jewish emigres, the sons of Jamaican immigrants and a couple of East Enders. Mick’s song Beyond The Pale, co-written with Joe Strummer, is a celebration of roots and lineage, migration, the cross pollination of people, immigrants and cultures, a warning about racism and Saint George. It’s funny (funny peculiar) that what Isis and the English far right want are the same thing- people living in closed communities, surrounded solely by ‘their own kind’.

Beyond The Pale

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