Touche Pas A Mon Pote, Working Week 1986.
Clement Meric an 18 year old student and leukaemia survivor was murdered in Paris this week. He’d attended a sale of ‘Fred Perry’, casual wear – the kind of thing I’m sometimes seen in although a lot of mine came second hand! It’s a MOD thing.
Also attending the sale were a bunch of neo-nazi knuckle heads who then attacked Clement for objecting to their racism. He died on Thursday.
Thousands have rallied to protest and we should join them in a virtual rally.
Back in 1986, ‘Working Week’ a London Jazz-soul collective wrote ‘Touche Pas A Mon Pote’, for a massive anti-racist/anti-fascist campaign in Paris and the Pas De Calais/Nord region, ending in a mass rally and concert.
It says ‘Don’t touch my friend’ and became the theme of the campaign. Today it seems the right song to sing.
(a don’t stop till you drop production)