Creative Wallpaper For The Modern Interior
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
Edited to fit.
Before The Bomb
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.
King In Hell
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.
Stair Party II
A band who improved greatly after I left it.
Tom Tom Macout
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.
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.
1000 Splinters To My Heart
I shall summarize the marvellous adventures of Malcolm at a later date.
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.
Dominic & Michelle who where two-thirds of Starfish are perhaps better known on this website as belonging to the original merry band of Sessionaires.
From about 1992 here’s what Jim got up to after the Gits with Nick Odel from many a Crawley band including Orange (see above).
The Dower House
Peter Nagle turned up in more Horsham bands than you can shake a stick at 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.
David Devant & His Spirit Wife
In keeping with The Gits minimal effort philosophy the first person asked to sing for the band was Ben the bass player’s next door neighbour Mikey Georgeson who sensibly avoided the poisoned chalice. Here he is as The Vessel with his band David Devant & His Spirit Wife.
Chalice / Vessel. Must be a pun there somewhere.
I’ve Had Enough