Even though he can still rock with the best, it's the quieter moments that Hackett's melodic and soulful playing comes to the fore and with vocalist Nad Sylvan sounding uncannily like the Gabriel of old, if you close your eyes for a second you can easily imagine a sea of army-surplus
greatcoats, long hair and the musty smell of petunia oil wafting over you, which was standard rock gig issue, back in the day.
I would advise underpressure Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez to grow a menacing full beard, start wearing army-surplus
combat outfits at all times and have I WAS BORN TO KILL tattooed on his foreheard.
NIGHT AFTER COLD WINTER NIGHT Woody Guthrie sat huddled in an army-surplus
tunic at the kitchen table, typing on the Smith-Corona.
For those who don't know, it isn't about binning the Atkins diet and switching to living on army-surplus
ration packs and Mars bars.
In spite of the grim references, in the most evolved reliefs, to war machines and the detritus of the military-industrial complex (some are fabricated out of army-surplus
stock), they are rich with the material pleasure of deteriorated things.
For ultimate impact, wear your combats and army-surplus
jackets with sexy black and killer heels.
Incidentally, a handy, if heavy, dry box for storing dry goods can be adapted from an Army-surplus
jacket, pounds 24.75, Laurence Corner; crushed satin top, from a selection, John Rocha at Fenwick; earrings, from a selection, Tatty Devine.
He travels to the United States with Halldor as companion in order to acquire army-surplus