Crawling Chaos & Foetus Products Personnel, Helpers & Liggers:
Including those on Parallel Projects and Others Mentioned in the Text.
|Nom de Son||Common Name||Instruments||Other Info||Key Phrase, Act or other noteworthy thing|
|Strangely Perfect||Martin Rees||Keyboards, vox, sax, washboard, engineering, composition, electronics, construction, production||Beer and mushrooms. Produced home-brew which was||Chose the name, Crawling Chaos after reading the H.P. Lovecraft story of that name.On the Green Tape.|
(Vex Drongo in Thee Earnest Kakas)
|Jeff Crowe||guitars, keyboards, vox, sax, cellophane, engineering, composition, electronics, construction, production||Beer and mushrooms, TEK||Drank 1 litre of warm, stale chip fat. Agreed ~Crawling Chaos~ was a ~good thing~ and that we should do it.On the Green Tape.|
|Davenport Haltonberry or Holly||David Halton||guitars, composition, mixage, vox, additional sounds||Beer and stuff. Arrived from Nothin’ .Major dance troupe choreographer and arranger. Currently a Symptom.||Hairy mole on neck (still!). Famously berated ~A Certain Ratio~ as ~A Certain Pair of Tights~ to shut them up following their pitiful effort at ridiculing us…|
|Clinka, Mr Excess, Gazza. *******||Garry Clennell||drums, composition||Beer and cider.||Clinked a lot due to habit of staggering fully loaded up stairs with cider bottles. His mother had their dead pet dog in restaurant freezer for a time (Alice’s Restaurant in Whitley Bay). Under the frozen chips.|
|~||Gordon Douglas Smith||TEK||TEK||In Thee Earnest Kakas|
|Macky *** ****||Robert Macdonald||Vox on Mummy’s Tummy. Many Artworks.||Argumentative type||Designed cover for The Big C and early artworks and photography and cover for Homunculus Equinox cassette|
|Straight Dave (Cookie)||Dave Cook||Bass||Left before output to public domain||got one neat riff right off that I taught him.
Too straight for words
|Steve Smooth||Steve Smith||Bass||Left before output to public domain||Knew when to leave.
Too smooth for words
|??||Baldy Chester||Vox, guitar, synth and jamming||gets annoyed when he’s not called Anth or if you mention plastering||Lent out house for second major studio location. Is suck voice.|
|Ligger (Curly) John ****||John Smith||Is the self immoliator on the Homunculus Equinox cassette sleeve (Foetus
cover up sticker censors area)
|More Beer!||nae scran! Sucked in by key phrase ~I feel, like a suicide’s death-bed~ on Urbane Encounter at first gig at Bridge Hotel. Famously berated Joy Division calling them Joyce repetitively till Curtis cracked. Fan and devilled kidneys supplier.|
|Errol Dynamic||Eddie Fenn||Drums, composition||beer, sudofed and pile ointment||Enabled flat for first studio (~Sex Machine~ recorded there.) Said ~are you tonkin’ Caroline now?~. Pretty obvious really|
|Billy Connolly||Howard Titchmarsh||~||Accidental drinker of piss.||Narrator of ~The Baseball Bat Battle of North Tyneside~|
|George||George Linton||Drums, composition||Came from Freak Electrik to help out||Super syncopated drums with Lorna in Freak Electrik|
|Bingo||Gareth Kingsley Marshall||bass and finger snips||Bingo’s dad, Alec Bedlington Marshall, did the Waqqaz artwork||cracked his head falling off his bike|
|Macho Johnson||Mark Johnson||~||~||Hung around a bit in the early days. Keeps appearing on photos.|
|Hippy Mick||Mick Paterson||~||Driver and dope fiend.
||Nice VW camper|
|Haircut||Paul Shields||vox, scrumpled cellophane on||Sniffed a lot. Immaculate powers of observation.||When asked why he was puking, he replied ~I thought everyone was doing it~|
|Sally||Sally Wilson||occasional vox. Performance.||~||~|
|Trube||Susan Truby||occasional backing vox||~||~|
|Keef||Keith Wear||drums on early efforts. Drums used by Errol Dynamic until they were ~nicked~||Left before output to public domain||Cycles. On the green tape. While the Magnum Innoninandum tape was being made, he painted his bedroom purple, copying the cover to the Panther book “Genius Loci” by Clark Ashton Smith|
|Hippy Jeff||Geoff Kennedy||~||Drove van quite a bit, usually smashed.||Set up infamous all-night biker gig at deserted abbey on banks of River Wear. Ended up nicking all our mushrooms and then getting locked up in Durham Jail for a long time for dealing, man.|
|Bryan Sowerby||Bryan Sowerby||Drums, composition||Even bigger nose than Holly (says Holly)||ex ~The Noise Toys~ (I might lose a game of Russian roulette or fall to my death from a supersonic jet) and The Hostages. Drums on Waqqaz.|
|Dave (Weirdbeard / Pipsqueak)||Dave Pipkin||Drums,composition||~||Supported Brian May as part of STAN ***** at Newcastle City Hall|
|Rob Pybus||Rob Joiner||Guest Sax||Solicitor for Inglejew, Bottrel, Roche and Pybus.||Sax addict. Called to the bar.|
|Spug||Andy Douglass||bass||Played bass at last gig (Belgium). Talented fucker who could play anything (as related to me by Jeff).||Last heard of driving at 50mph in a lorry|
|Yeti||Darren Yates||drums||TEK||He’s a great artist. One of Thee Earnest Kakas|
References and Notes for Clarity
- * Nothin’ – Nothin’
- ** TEK – Thee Earnest Kakas
- *** Yankee Hangout.
- **** Members of Zyclon B Zombies
- ***** STAN reference.
- ****** Hippy Mick’s message of perseverance.
- ******* Mr Excess.
- ?? Suck
- Magnum Innoninandum. The name is misspelt from the imaginary work of H.P. Lovecraft’s mythos.
Main image: “The Fall of Numenor,” an allusion to Atlantis made by J.R.R. Tolkien well after HP Lovecraft did his stuff.