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It was all about the t-shirts.
on 31 January 2017
I was working for HMV in London when this was released. To put it in context, from 1989-1991 i was a HUGE indie fan. Which meant indie labels. A huge amount of teenage snobbery surrounding that, and lots of huge baggy tshirts with floppy hair. We loved Mega City 4, Sensless Things, Snuff, Jesus Jones, Sink - lots of these bands were on the Decoy or Food label which were wonderful companies that put lots of effort into the product they made.
So when God Fodder came out - along with Jesus Jones' Doubt, it felt a bit like AAARGH sell out! Major labels were interested. Charts were entered. They got hold of Sensless Things and Neds, and for us grebos, ruined them.
However listening to this album now its really not that bad, at the time I hated the HUGE almost 80s style production, compared with the two earlier singles (on the compilation Bite) - but its actually aged better than the early stuff. I guess I need to realize that I can never go back. But it was fun while it lasted.
Can i just raise a middle finger to the grebo mafia that used to create a big circle at gigs and if you tried to dance in their area you got a kicking.