During the late 80's and early 90's I have been lucky enough to play
with a number of bands, all of whom had names too silly to mention.
Since we stopped performing the people of our city, and indeed the world,
are no longer able to hear such classics as "You never can tell".
That is until now. Below are links to .RM files, in a modem friendly
format, of our favorite songs. Click on one a have a listen, or
click on each one in turn for a virtual concert.
Never Can Tell. One of my favs this. Recorded by
Gerry and myself on a 4 track in an afternoon. Top
lyric "I thought I'd save myself the train fare I never knew it could rain
so hard". nb RM includes bonus track !
The very first thing we played as a group. Has the advantage that only
3 chords are needed ( all of which were played open, I still find myself
mouthing C C E D to it ). The only time the police were called to
stop us playing was while we were praticing this. Top
lyric " Are you for my brain".
Feel Safer Now. Shortly after writing the lyric for this Gerry left
his job in re-insurance to become a trainee nurse. Top
lyric 'Playing games for the privilege few'.
on acid. I had written the music for this track over a very mellow
weekend and gave a tape to Gerry to come up with some words. Result,
some where between acid jazz and rainbow ( the TV prog). Top
lyric 'some of us don't know what we're fighting for'. Recording
features Richard Harding on drums, Nick Pointer Bass, Nigel Daniels lead
guitar, me Steve Chambers other guitar, and Gerry Bowdren vocals.
All very strange.
in Time. And if you thought the last one strange... My first go a writing
lyrics is sandwiched between samples taken from Apocalypse Now, Watch with
Mother, and The Evil Dead. In my desire not to overemphasize the words
they are not easy to make out in the final mix. The middle take off of Jimmy
Page's guitar and violin bow playing was performed using a bent coat hanger
strung with cotton. This soon fell to pieces just like Jimmy's. Top
lyric "but we who slept and would not see, the lies we wield to confuse
Know. This song's words are considerably simpler, in fact there
are only two main ones, "You" and "Know". I am not sure who we were thinking
of or what they apparently knew , still... The whole thing is pretty much
played on a Roland D10 sequencer setup except the harmonica and acoustic
Top lyric "You Know".
going to America. If you have made it through all the previous
songs you deserve something special. And here it is. Written and recorded
by myself. You may be able to hear the effect of a new Wa Wa peddle
I had just bought. Top lyric "Trading the miles for
smiles in a country , oh so free".
Those involved were.
Gerry Bowdren Vocals
Chris Goodrum Vocals
Guitar + Drums
Richard Harding Drums
Steve Chambers Guitars +