Could you please help me in the difficulty with a phrase from the film
"Welcome to the 80's". Its text consists of the quotations taken from the interviews with rock musicians. Probably there is some general idea in the quotations but no context to speak of.
One of the commentator's cues starts from the phrase:
Things military groove. On stage: the evening news made danceable, and Maggie Thatcher on the corpus of a guitar. Press conferences from all over the world are turned into rhythms.
It refers to the song "Sluggin' Fer Jesus" by the band Cabaret Voltaire.
1. Do they mean that the band exploits the military theme? I cannot surely say what is on the screen at the time, but it looks like some fragments from the TV news, policemens' or militarymens' backs are depicted.
2. Is it possible that 'is' is omitted in the phrase "Maggie Thatcher on the corpus of a guitar"? That's the only way I can interpret these words.