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The Love Family Von Trapped
January has been a fun-packed month for The Alabama 3. We have begun by soul searching about whether to allow a film crew to stalk our asses for the rest of the year, to create a voyeuristic fly-on-the-wall documentary to reveal our most secret moments on and off stage. By the time Larry had reached the middle of his Marlboro light we had decided - yes we want to be as famous as Ozzy's dog - so we said yes. A pilot is being filmed as soon as D Wayne's prison uniform is out of the laundry. Will it all happen? We will have to wait and see.
The idea that the average couch potato would want to watch the antics of the band as we try to change the face of the music industry is wryly amusing. Does Sir Eddie really own a newt farm? Does Larry really live in a bar in Brixton? Does The Spirit really have a life-sized model of Charlie Chaplin in his hallway ?
What has to be done about that internet? An Alabama 3 manifesto
On the last day of January, and then on the last day of every month this year, we will be releasing three tracks (via our website) of work in progress. Every month will be a different theme, this month's theme will be LOVE. We are going to ask you, dear Alabama 3 fans, to vote each month for the track you like the most and in true X-Factor fashion, each monthly winner will appear on our new CD. This is as far as we know, an Alabama 3 concept - no other band has used the internet like this to shape their work - so you'd better all watch like hawks every last day of the month for pearls of musicality to tumble across the internet. So use your vote and you will receive your 3 track's for download. The 'Alabama 3 manifesto' which outlines this ground-breaking new Alabama 3 internet initiative is viewable HERE.
Know his name
Larry and The Mountain Of Love have been asked to re-mix a Johnny Cash song Leave That Junk Alone for a project of John Carter Cash. A number of big names have been asked to re-mix some of Cash's most iconic songs. The producer of the compilation was delighted with Larry's re-mix we have been told. The re-mixes are to be released on an album in the USA over the summer. Watch this newsletter and the website for more details.
EXCLUSIVE NEW ALABAMA 3 TRACK OUT NOW
On Monday 4th February, Alabama 3 release the second single from their latest album, MOR.
Download Now From:
eMusic - Tune Tribe
"Let the music save you," opines Larry Love on 'Middle Of The Road', the terrific new single from 'MOR', an undeniably sweet sentiment which certainly rings true for him; a lilting country-esque gem of a release, this finds the band both relaxed and on sterling form.
The download also features the fantastic B-side 'The Children Of The Ravelution', available exclusively as a bonus track with this single. Details for this release will be up on our site from Monday 4th.
CAMPAIGNERS ANNOUNCE SHOW TO MARK 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROCK AGAINST RACISM CARNIVAL
Campaigners and trade unions recently announced the first in a series of events that will mark the 30th anniversary of the famous Rock Against Racism Carnival in Victoria Park in April 1978 when 100,000 marched from Trafalgar Square to Hackney in opposition to the National Front and to hear the Clash, The Tom Robinson Band and Steel Pulse.
Long-time campaigners the Alabama 3 will be joined by RAR stalwarts Misty in Roots, veteran orator Tony Benn and some very special guests at the Brixton Academy on Wednesday the 30th April 2008 - the exact 30th anniversary of the Vicky Park Carnival and the eve of the crucial London GLA elections. Tom Robinson has just agreed to play the gig.
THIS PROMISES TO BE ONE HELL OF A NIGHT SO GET YOUR TICKETS HERE NOW !
The event has been pulled together by the team behind the Left Field stage at Glastonbury festival with the support of the UK's biggest trade unions. All proceeds will go to a legacy project taking the modern history of Rock Against Racism into schools and colleges.
Larry Love says: "Anti racism is not just for Christmas, New Year or bank holiday marches - it's a commitment The Alabama 3 has made for life and anyone serious about dealing with racism has to embrace that reality. Unless we maintain a permanent state of aggression against racism and fascism and explain its roots it can still grow. Alabama 3 has received death threats for its anti-racist work around our Outlaw events. We urge all anti-racists to come out on the 30th April and show the fascists how we feel."
And on that sober note we end this month's newsletter.
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