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Interview:2003-Yahoo Groups 3

On Wednesday, 18th December 2002 Alison Webster,one of the 3 directors of world serpent distribution ,and as part of their Out Of Court Settlement with me, attended the offices of my London solicitor and delivered up a cheque for monies owed and 3 boxes containing mastering tapes(U-matic, exobyte, master CDs etc)and original artwork films belonging to the main bulk of the Death In June, NER,Twilight Command Record/CD catalogue. Due to a possible problem with one of the 3 director’s signatures on the world serpent cheque we had to wait until…

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Interview:2002-Yahoo Groups 2

From: “Douglas P.” a href=”mailto:douglasp_@h…”>douglasp_@h… Date: Sun Jun 2, 2002 2:32 pm Subject: WSD & The Police Well, this Golden Jubilee weekend has been all rush, rush, rush as I haul my genetically defective self in and out of my Gogomobile and harangue tourists to buy photos of me featured in that wonderful calendar which becomes oh so effective this month. They’re here to see the Queen and it’s exactly what they got! But, as the calendars have nearly all sold out it’s time for a break to catch up…

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Interview:2002-Yahoo Groups 1

Subject: Hullo Angels Before the blisters on my fingers burst through constant rehearsals for the forthcoming Spring Surprise Tour,before I go to sleep through translating so much boring bullshit from Alan Trench of World Serpent Distribution in his wonderful interview in the German ‘Zinnober’ magazine and before the Minister of Misinformation takes over this list as his own mouthpiece to the ‘World’ I thought it was high time to intervene. I will be available from 6th March-9th March to answer any reasonable questions etc. placed on this list. After that,…

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Interview:1993-FIST

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Interview:1991-The Fifth Path

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Interview:1984-Zig Zag

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Interview:Feverish

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Interview:2001-L’Ame Electrique

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Interview:2002-Spectrum

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Interview:2008-Elegy

What do you mean, symbolically, by The Rule of Thirds, which is first of all a principle of photographic composition  ? It was the rule of photographic composition that I was initially thinking of as, being a photographer myself and designing most of the Death In June CD/LP sleeves and promo photos over the years, I have based many, many of my photos I’ve taken for Death In June and other projects on this but then it soon dawned on me that it had other connotations for me and others….

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Interview:2008-D-Side

“The Rule of Thirds” seems to illustrate the most classic appearances of your songwriting, in relation with the vision you’ve put on folk music. Did you since the beginning wish to touch this very minimal ans acoustic aspect of the music ? You’re correct in respect that I think I’ve been gradually deconstructing Death In June over this 21st Century. Certainly, in the live arena and now, on record. But, also there appear to be so many groups now, either consciously or unconsciously, sounding like ‘classic’ Death In June that I…

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Interview:2010-Ritual44

Douglas, we would like to begin by heading back in time to the beginning of this long “journey”: what was the initial founding vision of Death In June? At the very creation, was it just a “extension” of Crisis experience? Or was it an important passage from politics to aesthetics? The only real thing that Tony Wakeford and I knew about forming a new group after Crisis was that it would be completely different in approach, style, attitude etc. And besides that we were both caught up in the Zeitgeist…

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Interview:2013-Obskure15

Hello Douglas With The Snow Bunker Tapes, you decided to release the original versions on the guitar of the songs that were to be interpreted on the piano for Peaceful Snow. Did this will to release these raw versions come from the last tour you made in Europe in which you played some of these songs accompanied with the guitar? Yes, absolutely. I was being asked by fans if they could listen to the entire album as it was originally conceived on guitar. As I was playing on guitar 3-5…

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Interview:2000-Propaganda Magazine 23

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Interview:2007-Crisis

1.. Right from the start, Crisis seemed to be interested in shock tactics, of making things happen and getting up people’s noses. Is that a fair summary? No. The idea Tony and I had was that Crisis would be deadly serious and that our politics were to be taken seriously. That, in itself, turned out to be shocking enough for some people so inevitably we did get up some people’s noses – especially in the mass media. But, that wasn’t our raison d’etre. 2.. What was the Canio Club in…

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Interview:2007-Heaven Street

1. Douglas, first of all a few words about your last release, the “Abandoned tracks”. How did you decide to release it right now? Basically the main motivation was that I was getting so many requests from people for the tracks that were featured on rare compilations or deleted singles etc. I realized I could combine those with some new/remixed material and it would provide almost a ‘new’ album. It certainly sounded like a whole concept after I listened back to the songs featured on AT despite a lot of…

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Interview:2007-Orkus

Here is the English version of an interview I recently did for the German music magazine ‘Orkus’ #05 Mai edition. I was asked to list the 5 most important/influential albums in my Life which obviously led to some notable exclusions from the likes of Joe Meek, more Beatles, David Bowie, Sex Pistols/Clash, Kraftwerk etc. The feature was entitled ‘Soundtrack of My Life’; “I’m sure everyone says 5 all time great albums is far too few but I will attempt to explain why the following came to mind today – immediately:…

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Interview:2007-Zero Tolerance

Please find within Part I of the full length Death In June interview conducted with Simon Collins for the UK music magazine ‘Zero Tolerance’ in September, 2006. This was eventually slightly edited and eventually published in January/February 2007 in issue #015. Many of you are probably aware of much of the contents but for the archives and newcomers to this group/Death In June here it is. (As an aside, interesting interviews with both Patrick Leagas of 6 Comm and John Murphy’s group Knifeladder are also in the same edition and…

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Interview:2007-Punk77

Here are some titbits from a communication about The Roxy Club that took place in April, 2006. I don’t believe this group has seen this before. I also don’t know if it was ever officially printed anywhere: “Dear Paul, If it’s a question of what memories I have of that time and place: I/Crisis started going to The Roxy in about mid-1977 after its main period of fame and the release of the Live At The Roxy album. They did audition nights and we managed to get a slot on…

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Interview:2007-Orkus-2

Here is the full English translation of an interview that was recently published in the German music magazine Orkus #06 June, 2007: How many gigs have you played in your life so far? With Death In June it is about 200 shows around the World between 1981 and 2005. But, with Crisis who seemed to be playing every week from 1977-1980 I have absolutely no idea. Rock Against Racism and the Anti Nazi League certainly got their pound of flesh from us playing at their benefits during those years as…

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