Oops! I forgot. Had spent all of an hour on doing the video in advance too.
Over the course of preparing for the release of the Retrospeculative I was reminded of a number of events I’d completely forgotten, particularly gigs, which suggests there may well be other performances missing from the the Annals.
This is a list of them:
I’ve grouped the Voice of the Rain and Gits albums into handy complete discography downloads on Bandcamp. There’s a bit of a discount but as they weren’t a lot in the first place it doesn’t come to much, or even half a much. The offer shows up at the top of the pages for the various albums.
Most played track on my Bandcamp this week – Sally’s Friends. How? Why?
It’s not something I follow religiously but occasionally something sticks out in the statistics such as one chap who got to the 24th track of the Gits odds and sods album to just buy the atypical French Girlfriend.
This Mike Oldfield / Cocteau Twins fusion never really took off, or even taxied to the runway.
Still available in the especially collectable First Edition* due to the legions of proof readers missing an error with the dates on the CD.
Also to be found in the Aether.
Never explain your jokes… but
A gig begorrah!
* Only Edition
** Standard Disclaimer: Yes, it should be ギッツ but I over ambitiously attempted Kana as Kanji, or at least ideogram – guitar headstock ギ & smile ツ
With Ben about to jump ship and the end of the band in sight we decided to record our tunes live in the studio. Not a music studio of course but the drama annex at Collyer’s College Horsham.
We played along to drum machine and second guitar parts pre-recorded to DAT onto our usual four track cassette machine. A little vocal reverb was added in the mix but nothing was replaced or overdubbed.
Twenty nine songs in one session was a gnats optimistic and we flag in places but it may be of interest as some of these songs were markedly different in their live versions and a few had benefited from a couple of years of gigging.