‘Can the aspirations of young hearts, meaning those of us who still believe in a peaceful world, in sharing of wealth, in love, tolerance, liberty, imagination, a scaling down of brutality, unbridled art and sex…can we and our ideals somehow get plugged into Government?’
So the NME, 22 May, 1982, asks.
Dystopian sci-fi author, JG Ballard interviewed in the NME, 22 October, 1983. He was an influence on bands as diverse as Joy Division, the Buggles and Madonna, including Grace Jones. High Rise is a personal favourite of mine.
When they were children he was interned along with Peter Wyngarde by the Japanese during the war.