I see the genius of SalmonCorporation has been hard at work again. This film is an uncomfortable piece of creative wonder that needs to be spread far and wide, like it’s precursor ‘Walsall: Everything a pound’.
Turn on your sound, click full screen. The references in this for those familiar with the utter bullshit of Walsall Civic Life are inspired. The purportedly threatened Gala Baths, our penchant for generally impotent protest, lost Great Barr Hall, BOAK building, Jabez Cliff works and Shannons Mill, demolished Mellish Road Church, the Workhouse Guardians Office that so far refuses to die. The preposterous pantomime over the Mayor’s new limo. Sister Dora gets a look in, as does the Caldmore Hand of Glory. Even the Bayards Colts get a part.
SalmonCorporation say more in a few minutes of film than I’ve ever managed in 2,000 blog posts. For that, I salute them wholeheartedly. The rage is real, eloquent, sharp and precise.
I found this difficult viewing, but a brilliant commentary. I have no idea who SalmonCorporation are, but I salute you. If you want to get in touch, please mail me. I’d love to know more about your work. BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot Com. Confidence assured, naturally.