Beehan’s “Bloody Haircuts” was penned over 28 years ago in Berlin, although it is as timely now as it was back then. It is not about hairdressers but rather Skinheads and neo-fascism. “Right here, right now it’s back,” she notes.
Beehan adds, “The first concert I attended was in 1979. It was The Specials at Lewisham Odeon in London. The support acts were The Selecter and Dexys Midnight Runners. What left me stunned and confused, was observing from the front-row back, lines of skinheads, frenzied, dancing to the music and scuffling. Between songs, they were chanting Seig Heil and saluting Nazi-style, gobbing and abusing the musicians. The musicians, the groundbreakers of Ska/2-Tone, played on, stayed patient and kept asking for the tension to cool down.”
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