From TV’s pervasive effect via the Disposable Heroes of 1992, we zoom forward back the more recent work, and the fresh, humorous, aggressive sound of the Nottingham duo Seaford Mods. What is the TV connection, and the dystopian vision? Tiswas refers to the anarchic children’s Saturday morning TV programme of the 1970s, OTT its adult equivalent, and Spit The Dog the puppet of ventriloquist Bob Carolgees, who appeared on both programmes. The song is spat out in turn by rapper Jason Williamson, with bass and drum loops by Andrew Fearn, who, on stage, generally stands round smiling and drinking beer. This comes from their 2014 album, Divide and Exit, a true breakthrough after several previous albums failed to get much of a mention. Minimalist, and raw, but stupendously effective, the pair are seen as angry commentators about austerity Britain under the Tory government, but as much as that they are simply down-to-earth and humorous. They have a real skill in social critique through popular culture reference, but above all they're a couple of sharp blokes with a fast turn of phrase and some insanely catchy beats.
The Land That Time Forgot is on repeat
I can hear the screams of people, who wanna be me
They wanna shave my tongue
And tell the others that they were the ones who made me
Who made me
I've got called an anarchist
That's for the middle class trainspottist
I don't want my dog on a string
That's gonna hurt the thing.
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