A cover of an unreleased Wedding Present song at Champagnes night club in Horsham 1989.
Having transferred some old concert tapes onto the computer and started playing with video editing to prepare background projections for my first gig in fourteen years I knocked out this compilation. It’s had four thousand odd views, largely from people looking for The Gits (USA) and occasionally the Polish ensemble of the same name.
It was this and other uploads which led to a bit of interest around the web and ultimately the Retrospeculative.
Also available in A Bit Better QualityTM
In which we support a brace of Hollands, Christopher & Richard, at Champagnes nightclub in Horsham on 9th August.
The Squeeze sound crept into some of their songs but there was very little overlap with big brother’s music. It took a few songs to gain the approval of the Champagnes crowd who were reluctant to boogie at first.
Looking good on stage these days seems to mean outrageous clothes, hardly any clothes or sexually derived dancing, but The Gits took their inspiration from the classic black and white romance movies of the Forties when smoking was fashionable.
The following is a live recording of The Greatest Gift and Naff Song with Jason and Matt from that period, possibly even this gig. There is a certain amount of deviation from the author’s preferred text and I appear to have cut my solo out of the second number so I assume it was awful. It would have been captured on Chris’ Sony Professional Walkman portable cassette recorder.
I couldn’t find any of Twinset’s tunes but here’s most of the line up in a previous incarnation performing as B Sharp on early 80s kids TV. (With the all time great Whites Lemonade advert at 4.02).
Or at least until the video went missing off YouTube.