Read Bloc Party lead singer Kele Okereke’s 1997 want ad - The Strut

Read Bloc Party lead singer Kele Okereke’s 1997 want ad

Back in 1997 Kele Okereke wasn’t the lead singer of Bloc Party, he was just a young man looking to start a band. He wrote to a newsletter for the band Suede that reads as follows:

Kele Okereke, Manor Park, London

“Original and very talented vocal-lyricist seeks guitar genius (Marr, Oakes, Butler) to write beautiful art rock. NOT a Suede tribute band; original and dynamic! 100% committed, real music head, style and image also. London area, willing to travel. Contact me after 5 pm on [phone number]. ‘Let’s make it beautiful!’

As well as a musical partner, I’m also searching for various Suede bits. I’m desperately seeking copies of the promo videos to ‘Drowners’ UK version, ‘New Generation’, ‘We Are the Pigs’, ‘Trash’ and ‘Beautiful Ones.’ I’m also after copies of all the unreleased tracks: ‘Be My God’, ‘Art’ and ‘Wonderful Sometimes’, as well as any decent live recordings of ‘Stay Together’ and Richard playing ‘He’s Dead.’ Any articles and posters are also most welcome.

“I have a signed Suede CD and a signed (Bernard) ‘Stay Together’ and also Bernard’s black plectrum. I’m willing to pay for postage and packaging and for your services.

via thequietus