By Brian Wilson Aldiss
Siamese twins, Barry and Tom, have a dormant yet sinister 3rd head turning out to be out of Barry’s left shoulder. Plucked from the untamed Norfolk sea coast through showbiz marketers benefiting from their demonically violent and freakish courting, they shape a rock band, The Bang Bang, and flavor superstardom. all through their jealous battles over the girl of their existence and their brutal lifestyles, they're without end followed through their ominous significant other, who makes expanding calls for for its correct to existence.
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The question of morality was a good deal more pressing (but the British public is well accustomed to confusing art with morality). Two overlapping areas of morality served to make the Bang-Bang hot news. The Bang-Bang were Siamese twins and therefore represented a deformity (for libel reasons, the word 'freak' was rarely used in public); should deformity be exploited in this way - indeed, was it being exploited? And - this was the more painful area - should deformed people be allowed to flaunt their sexuality?
None of my brothers was much help - only one of them even lived in London. The night that mother died, father was out, chairing a damned Save the Sick committee. I left her where she lay and went out into the street. I just felt ghastly, blank, sick. A few metres down the street, I bumped into Ricky Hayes. Ricky was a young Jamaican, one of father's lost sheep. A bastard but with a great sense of fun - something as rare as the crown jewels in our household. I seized on him, begged him to buy me a drink - I never had any money - and then make love to me.
Some days later, after another violent scene, I phoned Zak Bedderwick. We had never been on particularly good terms, but he was civil enough. I respected him more than he did me; surprisingly enough, he knew a fair bit about music. I asked him if he would summon a qualified surgeon to come and give the twins a thorough examination. “I know what's on your mind,” he said. “You'd better forget it. They can't be separated and that's final. ” “You may not have an act as it is. They are all set to destroy everything.
Brothers of the Head by Brian Wilson Aldiss