Thursday, 17 September 2009

Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Suzi Pinns.

From the 1978 film, 'Jubilee', dir Derek Jarman.


William Blake (1757-1827)

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear!
O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!

I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land.

Suzi Pinns was the character Amyl Nitrate in the film, she was not really called Suzi Pinns, she was called Jordan, well, that was her assumed punk-name, when she worked in Vivienne Westwood's King's Road boutique, of course, Jordan wasn't really her name either.
Her real name was Pamela Rooke.
She sang with Adam and the Ants (who were also in Jubilee) and managed them for a while. Was stripped on stage by the Sex Pistols....
The Interweb tells me she now works as a veterinary nurse and breeds Burmese cats.

1 comment:

  1. Well, this whole Suzi Pinns enigma is a bit confusing... :) besides the fact Suzi participated in the 'Jubilee' soundtrack, there is absolute zero information elsewhere about her, or her other work. And the two songs she sang - 'Rule Britannia' and 'Jerusalem' are true standouts among the soundtrack's selections.

    And as for Jordan - Jordan is only miming to the playback of 'Rule Britannia' in the very film - originally, she doesn't sing this song. Suzi does. But then again, we get back to the start of this comment... who was/is Suzi Pinns?! Anyone?


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