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Thread #103538   Message #2113240
Posted By: GUEST,Captain Swing
28-Jul-07 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: Real story of Vin Garbutt & Cambridge
Subject: RE: Real story of Vin Garbutt & Cambridge
No Snail, I don't think the promoter should act, as I said, as a self appointed arbiter of correctness.

Here are some quotes from Lee Haggan's songs:
"We fight 'gainst Marx and Capital, the cruel and alien creeds,?
For a British Revolution to set our people free"


?"We're made to pay for being swamped by bogus refugees"


"You've heard about the Yardies, drugs and guns from overseas?
You've heard about the Triads and all their pimps and all their thieves?
But there's another menace, from far away it came?
You know exctly who I mean and why they can't be named"

"A shower of foreign traitors who want to take our land?
And if you want to stop them you must come and lend a hand"

"This menace it was brought here to work in shops and mills?
But as well as lower wages they've brought us other ills"

"Now the shop signs are all strange
And the very air they breathe has changed
The dark faces on the curb?
The looks they give they threaten and disturb?
For they think this town is their own"

Now, as a former promoter myself, I wouldn't touch this guy with a barge pole, even if only to protect myself from being implicated in a charge of encitement of racial hatred.

Re: Bonnie's point - Every time I have booked Vin, I've made money. Every time I've been to one of his gigs elsewhere it has been packed.