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This was performed on November 20, 1997 at The Garage in Highbury by Moore and Tim Perkins. This deals with an exploration of the area of Highbury, in London.
Warren Ellis described it as an "evocation/invocation of a specific area... Highbury, in London" in the same mould as the groups initial, self-titled working.
It comprises eight monologues which "excavate the bland face of Highbury to raise up its forgotten secrets, pains and glories. Art as archaeology; he raises the horse goddess worshipped by the Romans when Highbury was a garrison of the empire, and also the horse that fell into the pit on that spot and died when sewers were being dug over a thousand years later: Joe Meek, the troubled Phil Spector of England, and Aleister Crowley, the untroubled Great Beast of Cefalu.
1. Lady, That's My Skull
2. Skeleton Horse
3. Pepper's Ghost
5. Opium Nights (Sell Me More, Sell Me More)
7. No. 1 With A Bullet
8. Angel Highbury
As psycho-spiritual detective, Moore's end goal is to perform "voodoo CPR" on Highbury. He begins by creating a working profile of his subject. He probes at Highbury from every possible angle: mystical, forensic, historical, and archeological. Moore, we quickly learn, is a specialist:
"This is where we come in. Think of us as Rosicrucian heating engineers. We check for pressure in the song lines, lag etheric channels, and rewire the glamour. Cowboy occultism. Cash-in-hand feng shui. First you diagnose the area in question, read the street plans' accidental creases, and decode the orbit maps left there by coffee cups. Then go to work. Slap up a wall of ectoplasm, standard Moon-and-Serpent contract, 'tables titled while you wait,' Manifestations-R-Us. Money for old brimstone. Obviously, this was all before we'd seen the patient. Highbury wasn't at Death's door; it was halfway down Death's passage hanging up it's coat, an anecdote freeze-up."
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