[Grief] Rafters gig questions

DIL23 hex at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Jun 6 21:36:11 PDT 2009

..if I remember right Gen has 3 or 4 slashes on his arm (from the TGV video 
footage) I'd heard/rumoured that TG encouraged the audience to 'slash their 
wrists' too! Something about a 'safe' way to do it (Sleazy was into first aid 
type stuf at the time?) but of course that could just be complete bollocks!!!

As for the lyrics - I've no idea but it's been a while since I listened so 
good excuse to get my vinyl copy out again!

I'd never heard your take on it re?: A Certain Ratio, babies etc etc - I 
suppose there'll be a lot more stories/theories - it's what makes 'em 'living 
legends'  ;-) 

Tramway here I come.....

On Saturday 06 June 2009 11:40:07 david brookes wrote:
> I've often wondered about what went on at the Rafters gig in Manchester,
> and specifically the strange mood Gen seemed to be in. As you probably know
> prior to the gig he slashed his hand with a knife (as you can see in the
> polaroid pic he took of it which is on the front cover of the vinyl
> bootleg)
> I have heard him tell the story that he did it to get rid of the Manchester
> band A Certain Ratio who were in the dressing room and wouldn't leave when
> he asked them to.
> And can anyone make out what he is saying during the second song? He seems
> to be ranting a lot and it's really hard to make out what he is saying but
> there are a few lines he keeps repeating, such as "I've seen my baby die" I
> am of the opinion that maybe Cosey had had an abortion in the past and
> maybe that is what he is in such a state about? Is there anyone here who
> attended the gig or who can make out anymore of the words in the second
> song?
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