Praise the Sabbath: now Birmingham shows its metal – Features, Music – The Independent

Praise the Sabbath: now Birmingham shows its metal – Features, Music – The Independent:

“Every day tens of thousands of commuters hurry past a telling statue in Birmingham’s main square. Antony Gormley’s Iron: Man – a sort of wonky prototype for The Angel of The North – perfectly expresses the culture of Brum. The city, like its under-appreciated icon, is off-kilter. It was this intangible sense of the other, of being different despite being the bullseye of Britain, that meant Birmingham could give birth to strange new sounds and trends.”

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