Back in the early 1990s Anthony Head came into the shop with a list of his CD collection. They had been stolen in a burglary at his flat down the road. It was the usually terrible stuff - Eagles, Dire Straits, U2, etc. Back then, in pre-Buffy days, he was best known as the male half of an intensely irritating television coffee advert couple. He'd also been in a revival of the Rocky Horror Show and released a single from it. I don't know if he ever got his CDs back but we helpfully stuck a copy of his record sleeve up behind the counter with a "Stop Thief!" speech bubble drawn coming out of his mouth.
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.
This is the last in the online series of "Behind the counterculture". The full set including many previously unrecorded episodes will appear as a stocking filler sized book in time for Christmas. We plan ahead.
Behind the counterculture episodes compiled by Lake
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Kirk Lake is a writer, musician and filmmaker. His published books include Mickey The Mimic (2015) and The Last Night of the Leamington Licker (2018). His films include the feature films Piercing Brightness (2014) and The World We Knew (2020) and a number of award winning shorts.
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