We garnered a few radio and podcast plays on this Radio Andrea show, also available as a podcast. It was presented by a chap who used to see us play in Brighton back in the day who speaks a little about the band as well as playing Jim’s choice of a couple of tracks on the second broadcast.
The show’s embed seems to have bitten the dust so here’s the drastically abridged version.
The free downloads mentioned ultimately became part of The Gits Drink Milk leftovers collection.
The show also streamed across the pond in San Francisco on Pop Goes The Crunch.
Based on the release date of the Gits Chris Morris cassette and the review of the 14 Iced Bears album below it this appearance in the Brighton magazine The Punter was probably at the very end of 1988.
Mike Bradshaw, the reviewer, was a presenter (and engineer) of Radio Sussex’s Sunday evening local music program Turn It Up and can now be found at Totally Radio.
I never really got the Smiths comparison as the only thing I can think of in common was that Johnny Marr also liked Nils Lofgren. All my attempts to work out how to play their songs ended in dismal failure, which was actually a huge advantage of the pre-internet era when TAB books weren’t so common. You couldn’t easily just copy someone and had to develop your own style through trial and error, particularly if like me you were completely self taught.
They may have spoiled repeated listenings of the cassette but the clips between songs paid off yet again by catching peoples attention.
It would appear that it came as some surprise to The Gits.
This recording was made at the hub of Horsham’s alternative music scene, The Bear Public House, and is most likely from early January 1989. The first voice is Adrian De’Ath of No Geraniums & The Loveless with later accompaniment by Chris, Ben, Rob and Jim of The Gits.
In Local News…
Horsham / Crawley band Bitter are back on the gig scene with a new vocalist. The man on the keyboards Alan Stubbs said she was called Nicola but he couldn’t remember her last name.
From the segment in the West Sussex County Times Soundwave column asking local music fans their opinions.
Sarah Horner a 20 year old business law student from Guildford Road in Broadbridge Heath will never forget one of the more successful bands from the past, No Geraniums. She describes them as ‘brillant’ and would like to see them back together and playing at Champagnes.