Mr. C is auctioning off the leather codpiece and harness he wore when The Shamen performed their mega hit “Ebeneezer Goode” on Top of the Pops almost 22 years ago. Proceeds from the auction will go to Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK, a British charity that advocates for those living with Cystic Fibrosis.
With The Shamen and co-owning now defunct London club The End in his rear view mirror, Mr. C, who is now based in Los Angeles and runs his Superfreq label and club nights, explains, “Just before doing the first Top Of The Pops performance back in September 1992, I’d had some bad press from the Daily Star who were sensationalising the drug reference in their national daily smutty rag & also the indie inky Melody Maker had been running a weekly spoof attack on me as an annoying rapper (which many believe I was… lol). So I stuffed the cod piece with these 2 articles for the TOTP performance, which remain in the cod piece to this very day & will stay there as an exciting addition to this very sought after item.”
Mr. C will also be separately auctioning a one-off art print from his 2002 album Change as well as a limited-edition T-shirt, both of which have been signed by the man himself. The auction closes on June 28, 2014. More details about this online event and the charity it supports can be found at here.