McLean

by Peri Urban

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This album was recorded and produced between October 2012 and June 2014 in East Lothian and Edinburgh by Peri Urban.

John McLean was a Scottish socialist who was imprisoned in 1918 for speaking out against the British state and its involvement in the Great War. He went on hunger strike and was force fed, an action that his then wife described as "slow murder".

McLean was 39 years old when he was incarcerated in Peterhead prison. He died at the age of 44, his health having been severely compromised by his prison time. His funeral was the largest ever seen in Glasgow.

McLean was a staunch supporter of Scottish Independence in the context of the larger international socialist movement. His story is not taught in Scottish schools, and today most Scots do not know who he was, what he stood for or what he fought for.

(I Don't Want Your) War Machine youtu.be/psLbhb7I5nI - WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGERY

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released August 31, 2014

All tracks written by Peri Urban. All instruments by Peri Urban.

Voice on McLean by Mark McGowan www.youtube.com/user/chunkymark

Voices on (I Don't Want Your) War Machine by Stefan Verstappen, Mark McGowan, Russell Brand and Noam Chomsky

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Peri Urban UK

Peri Urban – Producer Grand Poo Bah, EM progjazz.
b1958
aCtive – 1979 – nowish?
sEEn with – Orange Juice, Altered Images, Robert Rental, John Dyson, Loop Guru, Nicky Hind, Cloudland Blue Quartet.
Was wiTH – m.a.o., The Dancers of San Martino, Tranceport, Urban Dogz
wiSHes he was – Can, Zappa, Can, Tangerine Dream.
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