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Date: Tue, 26 Apr 94 16:24:45 BST
From: edwardc[at]
Subject: Why is the JBC obscure?

Well, his relative obscurity in the UK was explained by something that I was
reading in the archives somewhere. ermm...... <curses speed of transatlantic
www links>.... <a href="/press/90fishy.html"> here:</a>

> The media in this country are probably the chief culprits. There's no way that
> a seven-year-old act like the JBC is suddenly going to attract the attention
> of a press establishment which is falling over itself to find the Next Big
> Thing before a competitor does. Our time for being `discovered' was probably
> around 1984 but that was the time we'd just discovered Europe. We had so much
> fun there that we stayed out of the country until we were considered `old
> news'. Besides, this country is crazed for mediocricy.

I take NO responsibility for the rest of the article.

> I don't suppose anyone has the lyrics for "Excellent", do they?

"mumble mumble something mumble Brian Wilson, "Vegetables"!" is all I know.
I think this one might take a bit of work. Mind you, the prize for completely
incoherent lyric must go to "Blame".... anyone got any clue? Something about
Channel Four.


"Cliff"? That's an apt name for a Geologist.