• Gayle Rogers

Songs from the Other Side

There are songs of love and there are songs of hate.


I've been looking at and listening to songs of what I thought were of hate. There seemed to be quite a few - more than I anticipated about the Munich Air Disaster in which several Manchester United players died.


I can make sense of football fan chants - the sung 'banter' that ridicules the opposing factions. These chants allow fans to express their love for their own team in a unique collective voice. But chants are not always 'banter'.


Sometimes they come not from hate, but from something more fanatical than that -from the darkest concept of love .

Two pages in landscape format in black and white. Captialised handwritten text on the left and charcoal drawing of a crowd singing and pointing. In a cartoon style.
Who's That Dying - work in progress by Gayle Rogers


Two pages in landscape format in black and white. Captialised handwrCharcoal drawing of a crowd singing and pointing. In a cartoon style.
Chanting drawing from work in progress by Gayle Rogers (charcoal on tracing paper)



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