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(from Final Curtain #6, December 1982)

A letter from Mick of Protest.

After our track 'Orders' on the No Future rip-off money-making project, we went back into the recording studios again, and made a five track tape. Unfortunately, we haven't got any tapes left, but we're going in the studios again on November 5th, so hopefully we will be 3rd time lucky and do a good one. We've tried Hologram in Stockport, which is O.K., Birch Lane in Ashton, which is wank, so now we're going to try for Cargo Studios in Rochdale. I hope they fill in the missing link. We've been pretty unlucky so far in playing gigs, etc. We're banned from most places, except for the Mayflower (but only after a bit of creeping), but now even that place is no use, as it was forced to close ence at gigs, etc... I sure miss the place.

Anyway, the songs we're practicing for our new tape are "3rd Generation", "Oppressed", and "Patriot". We've just run into a few problems, which have held up both recording and gigging. Namely, at first, we hadn't got any money to hire vans and stuff, but then suddenly this geezer come knocking on the door, and filled us with lots of lies and high hopes. We thought he was great, and we wanted him to be our manager, so we did two gigs with his van, and a week later he moved and took 150 pound of our money with him. So, because we were skint (and still are), and because we're all on the dole, we decided to track him down to get our money back. I sussed him out to a flat in another part of Manchester, and we then sent the boys 'round to inflict some damage to him. He finally gave us our money back!

No Future have near enough promised us a single with this new tape coming out. The single could be out early next year. I really hope that this goes through, so as we can do some long-awaited gigging, and buy our van.



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