tHAT wAS a nAUGHTY bIT oF cRAP: “In the meantime Coil are EVERYWHERE. Everyone who’s anyone is giving them the nod and the wink.”

Oh, and while I’m here: I get the impression that Coil are The Industrial Band You Can Listen To Between Meals. Not surprising cos in many ways their records are a lot more accessible, and probably better overall, than most of those by their peers. Mind you, I was a teenage “Coil Boy”. I read Penman’s piece on them in the Wire which was admirably fan-tastic though I’m not sure whether he could get away with all those puns outside of a Coil review. It’s great that he gets the whole English Romantic thing.

BTW a good track to check out is their remix of Nine Inch Nails’ Gave Up, which is kind of industrial jungle-hardkore with power chords. I like it a lot, but then I like Led Zeppelin. And Nine Inch Nails, for that matter (oh yes, an On-U connection means I can forgive almost anything!).

The Coil video for Windowpane was once on a late eighties TV pop show but for the life of me I can’t remember which one, anyone care to remind me?

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