Piers Hernu – Before The Bomb

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.

Fred & Friends – Cracked Black

A Christine number recorded after the demise of the band by Fred and Richard plus Jim from the Jackalsons and accidentally yours truly after failure of a hired four track recorder resulted in time pressure to get it done with the borrowed replacement.

I cut Carnival Of Souls about to go with it.

Fred & Friends – Cracked Black (1986)

I Knew Him When…

Hillman Minx 'I've had enough' single coverBit of a find. One of the locals with his late 1990s band Hillman Minx in a video starring Angus Deayton for a song produced by the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart.

Malcolm, for it is he, has been mentioned here before in relation to Orange & Fixed Vision and later had a band called La Honda with a singer who became better known as Rumer.

Hillman Minx 'I've Had Enough' promotional CD cover

Since this post was buried here, never to be read again, I’ve come across the fact that, ‘In ’98, Mark Radcliffe on Radio 1 championed them and made their first single ‘I’ve Had Enough’ record of the week for three weeks in a row.’