A darkened tunnel inadequately lights up. An alarming riff rings in the beginning of the madness. In a siding off the tunnel stand two men: one is stock-still, waiting, watching; the other, his body is swaying as he stares unflinchingly at the camera, his boldly patterned top — a deconstructed and reshaped American flag — at odds with the double Mohican hairstyle and eyes blackened with make-up.

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Keith Flint and Liam Howlett in the video for The Prodigy’s Firestarter

There are men in the tunnel, what are they doing? As we get closer, we’re not sure we want to know. Each alarming riff is followed by a warning crash of bass and…

Will Marlow

Music and film fan. Reluctantly politically engaged because, well, look at the news. Explores other cultures and examines my own. Ill-at-ease gay man.

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