Locals

Locals

D.E.F.

Creative Wallpaper For The Modern Interior

Early 1980s

Back in 1980 Jim Calderwood (Jamie Git) was known as Kevin Truggle who along with Mutt Monrow and Rat Gonad were part of a musicians collective called The Krud Organization. This track credited to H.P.R was actually released under the band name of D.E.F (Deutsche Englische Freundschaft), a homage to D.A.F

D.E.F. Creative Wallpaper For The Modern Interior (1982)

Edited to fit.


Piers Hernu

Before The Bomb

1985

Piers Hernu – Before The Bomb (Live Collyers 1985)

An ambient synth diversion performed by Piers Hernu on Roland Juno 106 and Korg MS10 at the DIMLight Production, ‘One Night At Collyer’s’, the local Sixth Form College in Horsham. It was captured on a knackered old Revox A77 with Sound Associates editing modification.

Other turns on the bill, as effusively reviewed by David Hatto for the Soundwave column in the West Sussex County Times, were: Christine, ‘quite acceptable’; Destiny, ‘tightest on the night’; Fixed Vision, ‘capable enough’; and Strange Brew, ‘a little unrehearsed’.

Though tacked on the ‘Awesome From Horsham‘ Playlist Piers was actually from Billingshurst way.


The Jackalsons

King In Hell

1986

Another pre-Gits (UK) band featuring Jim on drums and Chris on guitar. Recorded straight to quarter inch reel in 1986 at the Quaker Meeting House in Horsham.

The Jackalsons – King In Hell (1986)


Stair Party II

Capri Boy

1987

A band who improved greatly after I left it.

Stair Party – Capri Boy (1987)


Tom Tom Macout

Senseless Mind

1987

Not to be confused with several other bands of the same or similar name this combo consisted of students from Bristol University and included a member of Kings Of Dynamic Party Sound and old Sessionaire whose EP has been mentioned previously in these ‘ere parts.

Tom Tom Macout – Senseless Mind (1987)

Cautionary tale ‘The Terrible Truth’ is from the Prelinger Archives on archive.org

My old band (the one I founded and then they sacked me from but I’m over it, really). It was the 80s, we were very 80s.

Our jumpers were so tucked into our jeans.

Simon Cadde


No Geraniums

1000 Splinters To My Heart

1987

No Geraniums – 1000 Splinters To My Heart (1987)


Orange

Ice Cream

1988

I shall summarize the marvellous adventures of Malcolm at a later date.

ORANGE – ICE CREAM I SCREAM


Dragnet

Midnight Man

1988

Dragnet – Midnight Man (1988)


Green

Shades

1989

Several of the usual suspects formed This Idiot Glitter in 1988 but decided the name was “pretentious, difficult to remember and generally more trouble than it was worth” so became Green.

Green – Shades (1988)


Starfish

Fatal Flaw

1990

Dominic & Michelle who where two-thirds of Starfish are perhaps better known on this website as belonging to the original merry band of Sessionaires.

Starfish – Fatal Flaw (1990)


Kvetch

Zimmersaults

1992

From about 1992 here’s what Jim got up to after the Gits with Nick Odel from many a Crawley band including Orange.


Peter Nagle

The Dower House

1994

Peter Nagle turned up in many a Horsham band as well as guesting on a number of Voice Of The Rain tracks, most notably For The Better and St. Machar Drive on Other People’s Angels.

Peter Nagle – The Dower House (1994)


David Devant & His Spirit Wife

Ginger

1997

In keeping with the Gits minimal effort philosophy the first person asked to sing for band was Ben the bass player’s next door neighbour Mikey Georgeson who sensibly avoided the poison chalice. Here he is as The Vessel with his band David Devant & His Spirit Wife.

Ginger – David Devant And His Spirit Wife

Chalice / Vessel. Must Be A Pun There Somewhere


Hillman Minx

I’ve Had Enough

1998

I.T.M.A.