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Behind the Counterculture #18: Ivor Cutler

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by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: June, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

Ivor Cutler complained about the music being played in the shop. He said that there shouldn't be music in shops at all. For somebody who seemed to be so into silence I wondered why he had made so many records and so many radio shows.


Behind the counterculture is a recurring series of celebrity encounters or near encounters in or close to a West London used book and record store.

Behind the counterculture episodes compiled by Lake

Previously on Behind the Counterculture 2 U2 Wives ⇨

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Lake
Editor, London

the first journalism Lake ever had published was a history of Johnny Thunders for Record Collector magazine, since then he has written for publications including the Guardian, Dazed and Confused, the Idler and more recently, outsideleft.com as you have just seen.

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