Bit 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.
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.’
Supporting Orange at Champagnes in Horsham on Tuesday 5th April 1988.
ORANGE – ICE CREAM I SCREAM
From a preview in the previous week’s County Times Soundwave column.
Formerly called The Underpants, Orange are Malcolm Docherty (one time Purple Person) and Nick Odle (ex-All The Daughters)…Certainly Orange are one of the best Crawley groups around at the moment, their warm melodies, strong tunes and glittering guitars making them the ideal dance band. Polished and slick, it’s music without fuss. Go along.
[The Gits] motto is “Pure pop for pop people” and by and large they lived up to this when they made their début at the venue in February. Then they played a fistful of cracking songs, full of pace and character, the only detraction from an otherwise good performance being a lack of rehearsal. This has no doubt been rectified and audiences can now look forward to a sparkling show
In Local News…
The top selling singles in Horsham that week:
The Fatback Band – I Found Lovin’ Mel & Kim – Showing Out Bros – Drop The Boy
Malcolm and I had previously had a brief musical flirtation in Fixed Vision and after The Gits finished, Nick Odle and Jim joined forces to form Kvetch.
Malcolm has kept up the good fight until this very day with such vehicle themed bands as Hillman Minx and La Honda.
Caught between pop and a hard place.
Hillman Minx – Heavens Above (1997)
I want to get right back to nature and relax
A rum do
I See Stars – la Honda ft RUMER
In latter years he has seen the light.
Church of Malcolm at Communion Bar
In a remarkably tenuous link Malcolm played Oberon in a Collyer’s College production of A Midsummers Night Dream that was performed on a Horsham Town Twinning trip to Lage in Germany where me & Ben of the Gits first got to know each other and why the band are listed as characters from that play on the Retrospeculative.
As per Saxelby’s Parched Derivative addendum to the revised 7th Edition of the Rules any correctly identified Noel Coward reference will count double except during the July of a Leap Year.