A Review Begorrah!

Which takes issue with my translation of Gits and mentions a certain Manchester band of the 1980s.


June 19 [Thu], 2014, 20:02

A photograph of the Gits CD used for a review






お馴染みのFirestationからのオブスキュア系ギターポップの発掘盤の最新作、The Gits『A Retrospeculatitve 1987-1990』買ったよ!( ゜∀゜)o彡(画像)
しかしまさかThe Gitsは『ギツ』と読むとは思わなかった…ぞ…(・Δ・´)

さてこのお蔵出し音源満載の全23曲はもちろんこの手のオブスキュア系特有の玉石混淆のクオリティですが名曲がかなりの確率で確認できますッ!( ロ_ロ)ゞ
「The Gits – Happy Song」
「The Gits – Cut」
「The Gits – Bottled Of Delight」
「The Gits – JK Rant (With Commentary On)」

To which I attempt to reply. Starting with a disclaimer about how little Japanese I know, agreeing it’s a mixed bag and attempt to explain that I was somewhat over ambitiously trying to use the kana of Gits to also signify a guitar headstock and smile.

July 03 [Thu], 2014, 20:24

すみません。 日本語が少しだけ話せます。

Thank you for the write up.

玉石混淆 :-) Can’t argue with that.

ギツ isn’t a literal or straight transtlation but plays on the coincidental similarity of the kana to a guitar headstock and smile…

ギターのヘッドと笑顔 (Hopefully that’s not gobbledegook).





Thank You Rob♪(゜u゜)

Your Music Is Jangle Pop Classics Everlast!\(^&^’)/

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The Punter

Review of the Gits cassette 'Chris Morris' in the Brighton magazine The Punter

Review of the Gits cassette 'Chris Morris' in the Brighton magazine The PunterBased 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.