14 October 1991
A single, ‘DJ Culture’, co-produced by British dance music duo Brothers In Rhythm, was released on October 14, 1991. “It is about how facile and pretentious modern life is”, Neil explains, “just as in DJ records everything is sampled to sound authentic, so in a lot of aspects of modern life – for instance in politics – it is almost as though attitudes are sampled. People pretend to sound concerned; everyone pretends that the Gulf War was a real war, and that President Bush or John Major are successful war leaders. In fact they sample the past – the Second World War, or a war movie – and the public also samples their response from wars in the past. The whole thing is sort of fake”. In the video Neil and Chris appear in appropriate costumes: as soldiers and doctors; as a referee and a soccer player; as Oscar Wilde and his trial Judge.