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Carcass sang state secrets
Musicians, and artists in general, have the ability, but also the disposition, to hide either ideas or some deeper meanings.
Other times, they just play with words. Of course, it is not a very common phenomenon, but it does happen.
However, the pioneers of Goregrind, Carcass, went a step further and began to reveal state secrets of Great Britain.
This only happened on their live shows until 1992, that is, until their third album.
In fact, the lyrics that were written on the covers of their albums were mixed.
In order to decrypt some people, he also had to know the MI6 codes that were valid until the year mentioned above.
How it all started …
Let’s start from the beginning.
Bill Steer’s father worked in the British secret service, as a clerk and not as a scout.
Nevertheless, his work was not insignificant, as he decoded messages from the service associates.
These messages concerned large companies related to energy and the construction of weapons systems.
One day, in his service, an issue arose with insects, which had invaded the offices and had to be disinfected.
In order not to fall into the “wrong hands”, the director of the service gave the books of recording the messages to Steer’s father.
There was also the way the agents communicated with each other.
Bill Steer saw one of them and spent the whole night sitting and copying much of it.
So, through a specific column of ads for old furniture, he learned the state secrets.
And instead of selling them to another service, he chose to put them in the lyrics of their songs, but only in live performances.
This stopped when a former secret agent of MI6, a fan of the band, heard them live at a live show in Dresden.
As if that were not enough, he understood the lyrics when Bill Steer sang.
He immediately informed the headquarters of the service, which contacted the band.
Since they knew that no one understood exactly what they were singing, they bribed them with 50,000 pounds, to stop doing it
And of course, they created a new code and moved the messages to another ad column, unknown to whom.