11 aprile 2021


Le incredibili storie della él Records e l'ancor più incredibile odissea giapponese del 1987 raccontate in primissima persona da uno dei suoi protagonisti assoluti, Louis Philippe. Con lui Anthony Adverse e Simon Fisher Turner, Dean Brodrick e Nick Wesolowski, Martyn Bates e Richard Preston, ma anche Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton e naturalmente Mike Alway...

"The first sign that this would be no ordinary trip was that people were waiting for us at the airport. Not record company execs, not chauffeurs, but actual people. Fans, mostly teenage girls who started screaming when they saw us emerge from customs. Not thousands of them, of course, not even hundreds, but a good few dozen all the same, which, for us, was the equivalent of a stadium rock audience. We were whisked away in a couple of very swish vans (with the obligatory dark-tinted windows) for the long journey from Narita to Shibuya, where rooms had been booked for us at the Nobu Hotel, only a few steps away from the venue where we would perform, bang in the middle of Tokyo’s hippest quarter. The date was 29 September 1987. By 6 October, all of this would be over. But ‘this’ covered a lot..."