Wildwood revisited. (MikeC)

Posted by falconi5 on July 4, 2011

Operating out of an office located deep in the recesses of Buckingham Palace is a covert organization of artistically minded individuals that govern and regulate the art, artists, and entertainment content that is released to the United States. This organization known as E.A.T.M.E (Englanders Against The Music Exportation) has been in existence since the 1960’s, and is considered to be the sole ruling body in determining which artists are released to the unsuspecting U.S. public. Their mission is to keep the good stuff within the realm and export the rest.

The Beatles were a “canary in a coal mine” test project where they sent the fab four across the pond to expose the Americans to good music to the point they would want more. This was kind of like a drug dealer giving away free samples to get their clients hooked on the product. Once it became clear that the response to this group was going to be overwhelming, just to mess with them, they sent Benny Hill followed by Monty Python knowing full well it would take the Americans 20 years to discover how brilliant this band of comedic heavyweights really were (Monty Python NOT Benny Hill).

The membership of this elite yet diabolical band of merry music mavens has been shrouded in mystery and a closely guarded secret for more than 50 years. It is rumored that Cliff Richard is an original member, a theory that might make sense since no one has heard from the guy in 30 years. In 1977, a story was circulating that Marc Bolan was still alive and his death was staged in order to ensconce him as a permanent “mystery” member of the team. Many U.S. music critics that follow the “underground railroad” migration of talent consider the arrival of Boy George as supporting the theory that the T-Rex front man is pulling some of the strings as a member of the Glam Rock committee. The band “The Darkness” was clearly his doing, which thankfully, in a rare demonstration of mercy, he pulled the plug on after only a few painful years.

Wildwood, a review for today, to be continued here...

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