Category: Anecdotes

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Loofas

(I’ve got) Loofas on the 442: A Nothin’ originated tune. The only significant difference is the addition of keyboards by Strangely, especially the start which is G major and G Dim alternating chords terminating with a Bflat major then B major chord.  Apparently, one day Holly and Shieldsy were going to put some flowers on…
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August 16, 2007 0

Pineapple, Manchester

Pineapple, Manchester On the Manchester tour there was one gig at the above pub where Fatso forgot his drums. So we just miked up beer trays and mats for him as he had his sticks… A bit of a twiddle with the tone controls and actually, it wasn’t that bad! There were some pretty bemused…
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August 16, 2007 0

Electric Circus, Manchester

Electric Circus, Manchester: During the soundchecks at Manchester’s Electric Circus, a clash of personalities erupted between guitarists (no beer spilt tho’)…. Jeff was on stage drinking a pint of beer (half full) when the band’s guitarist took offence at his presence and pushed him bodily, backwards off the stage. Jeff fell backwards about four to…
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August 16, 2007 0

The Moonlight Club, West Hampstead, London

The gig at the Moonlight Club that led to the ridiculous slagging off by Adam Sweeting (can he play anything at all?)…. It was the one at which the live recording was made of Joy Division on that white LP. My (SP) recollection is of it being really dismal, apart from us and Joy Division,…
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August 16, 2007 0

The Rock Garden, Covent Garden

The Rock Garden, Covent Garden The Rock Garden in Covent Garden…. This was a later gig. It was a long journey from the North-East. Very Long. By the time we arrived (Hippy Jeff, all bleezed-up, was the driver), we’d consumed about half to a whole cubic metre of beer, this being the quantity of empty…
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August 16, 2007 0

The Chalk & Cheese Brothers

The Chalk & Cheese Brothers ….abbreviated to “C&CB” Part I: Ashington Police Station After playing in north Northumberland (probably Lynemouth Social Club or an afternoon anti-nuclear Power Station gig in the sand dunes of Druridge Bay, our drivers and roadies at the time, the Fabulous Chalk & Cheese Brothers got us stopped because they were…
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Main image: “The Fall of Numenor,” an allusion to Atlantis made by J.R.R. Tolkien well after HP Lovecraft did his stuff.


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