SCRITTI POLITTI, ASYLUMS IN JERUSALEM / JACQUES DERRIDA DOUBLE A-SIDE

12" single sleeve, 1983, 32.5 x 32.5 cm

A strange coincidence of two developments during the 1980s has been on my mind lately. Neither development was a trend, exactly. But both have had after-effects of deep import to this day. There was one instance where they encountered each other: the release of the single usually referred to as “Asylums in Jerusalem” by the band Scritti Politti. In fact it was issued as a double A-side, and on the reverse was a song called “Jacques Derrida.”

(“AA Philosophy,” Diedrich Diederichsen, Dot Dot Dot #8, 2004)