Guestbook Archive May 2003

Date: Sat May 31 22:18:05 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: To Sean of SU – Just pokin’ around trying to get some ticket info for the June 6th Lee’s show, but both NOW and Lee’s websites don’t have the show listed.

Date: Sat May 31 21:28:16 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sat May 31 15:29:49 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I posted this before, without any response. I believe it bears repeating : Has anyone tried cutting the Toshack tracks Valentine #1 and Board The Bullet Train, then reversing them (using a standard wave editing software like Soundforge, Wavelab etc)? The results are astounding. You will of course be aware that Board The Bullet Train is Valentine #1 reversed anyway, with overdubs from Adam. now listen to BTBT backwards, and it sort of sounds like Valentine #1 – yet is altogether brilliant and different. Suffice to say, I believe those 2 songs have the most beautiful melody of any song bar “Soon”.

Date: Sat May 31 15:26:14 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: It’s okay Dan’l – just pulling your leg about the JD track (attempting post-irony!). Although anyone who’s suss enough to give covering a Joy Div song is okay in my book! Cos they were gods amongst men. As for SWD, why can’t I find any fuckin live tracks anywhere! In this day and age you can normally find the most obscure shit somewhere, mp3-wise or otherwise. It’s like half the people here have access to all these live tracks etc apart from me! I’ve got the memory of seeing them live, of course (in 91 and twice in 93) but for prosperity I’d love to get my hands in some live stuff – past OR present!

Date: Sat May 31 01:10:12 2003
Name: Brian
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: If I came into money, I’d personally fund a swervedriver album and Tour. I’m working on it! contact me at bziente@msn.com

Date: Fri May 30 23:16:39 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: helen, i totally agree….that’s what i was trying to convey….i wish everyone could have seen the show i saw the other night….it would silence any critic.

Date: Fri May 30 22:08:33 2003
Name: helen
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: to bertrand and many others here…you may enjoy living in the past, but why should adam or the rest of the band do so as well?..to say that he shouldn’t try new things musically, and vocally….times change, people move on. I happen to think that his new stuff, including reworked swerve stuff has reached a new level of songwriting, and talent in playing. He is trying to satisfy the fans by playing songs he wrote 10 years ago. and to say that the new stuff isn’t good, and is “annoying” (i know it’s a matter of opinion), try listening to the new split if you can, and anyone who truly respects adams song writing, and not just the “wall of sound”, will be so glad that he is still writing,recording, and playing live.

Date: Fri May 30 19:55:19 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: Is Adam ever coming here??????

Date: Fri May 30 19:42:26 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ricky….re: all systems go….obviously it wasn’t as good as swd, but it was still totally cool…he tought them some songs and they rocked out ! marc arnold is actually a really good player, he just came off tour with the breeders….ps, the new stuff that adam is doing are totally different than the first acoustic gigs….he’s playing his jazzmaster loud with effects and has a drummer….you would all be super stoked….in some ways it’s cooler than swd because the guitar playing has reached a new level of insanity…and many of the old songs have been re-worked….

Date: Fri May 30 18:48:41 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: No offense meant, Simon – I’m referring to posts such as Jerry’s from May 13th (and a few others that I’m too lazy to search for, but remember reading). Again, no offense, but what Joy Division track? We were doing a jacked-up version of “Interzone” in my last band, but no reference in my post…? For Bertrand: I’ve found live SD to be spatially different to be sure, but disappointing? Some tracks yes and some no, so I guess I’m with you. For lack of a better description (I’m banging this out so I can catch my train home for the weekend :)) I find some of the live stuff delicate in a manner unlike any of the studio work – a given without all the processing – but that’s the nature of the beast. The first Toshack LP didn’t do anything for me at first, but I grew into it, which make me appreciate it that much more. Again, the anti-flash-in-the-pan at work that we like so much. Shit here comes the train gotta go!

Date: Fri May 30 17:55:43 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Dan’l – don’t assume we’re all “folks who’ve discovered them way after the fact, gushing about how good they are/were”. I was there when Raise was released and have been a devotee ever since. Incidentally I can’t find that Joy Division track you were mentioning in the same post.

Date: Fri May 30 17:04:29 2003
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: I meant mp3 solo live. But this is probably just different when standing in front of him in a dark little bar along with the overall atmosphere.

Date: Fri May 30 16:59:43 2003
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: I really think as Dan’l. Was listening to Adam solo live Dave let us download a few months ago, sorry to say so but it wasn’t that great, ways too slow and sort of annoying. I think he was playing sciflyer, a so beautiful song. Sad. And why the hell trying so many things with his voice? Keep it simple. What’s the point of reaching high tones while slowing them to a ridiculous tempo? Adam is not Thom (Yorke). We don’t want sleeping music, we want some rythm some enjoyment some do do da da do do da (drum section of Satansville). So, I know everyone’s getting older and wiser but I’m not really sure this is the sort of music we (or maybe just I) were (was) expecting, I think we are in some way living through Swervedriver’s past. Which is never a good thing. I love the 4 records but then, I was deceived. Personally, I think (for myself), Adam really needs Jimmy, Stephen and Jez. I know you won’t like my writing but that ‘s just my disappointed opinion after Toshack relaease and some listening of A dam solo live concerts.

Date: Fri May 30 13:43:27 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Thought about this some more on the train home last night… SD’s career is sort of enviable, actually… despite the downfalls. They could have gone through the typical record lable machinations: chewed up, spit out, and forgotten like so many other bands fronted as the flavor of the month. Instead, evidenced by the occasional posting here by folks who’ve discovered them way after the fact, gushing about how good they are/were, the SD legacy is weighty in that record companies *were not* able/willing to commodify them. I think that speaks volumes about Adam & the boys’ craft. Moldy as producer, as well – shit, who did the fucking Pumpkins turn to for a shot in their arm? Anyway… I think it’s time to realize that, despite the “maybes”, SD is no longer. I hope I’m proven wrong.

Date: Fri May 30 10:54:48 2003
Name: JoeT
City/State/Country: Orange County, NY, USA
Comment: Yes, Dave, a final show would be good closure. It would be to me what a night at the opera is to effete men who wear ascots, and carry small shi*bag dogs. When I saw some footage of Audioslave playing on a roof in NYC this year, it was very vitalizing. Loud guitar, Chris Cornell growling and harmonizing.

Date: Fri May 30 03:49:16 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: All I wish is that Adam and the rest of swervedriver did one last tour then called it quits. They could do another album which would be great but I think they know it wouldn’t sell too good. One last tour for all thier fans and then just close the swervedriver chapter.

Date: Thu May 29 23:04:27 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country: the land of oz
Comment: yo swervies, rock on down under… i wish!

Date: Thu May 29 22:56:35 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: I wonder why Jez stopped posting here…??

Date: Thu May 29 18:58:16 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Devil’s advocate speaking here… on one hand, I wholeheartedly agree SD got the shaft through the 90s… on the other, it *is* water under the bridge, the members older and wiser (and possibly not interested in winding out the genre). It would be nice if Adam came through here with some form of a band, though… for old time’s sake…

Date: Thu May 29 17:43:12 2003
Name: dave
City/State/Country:  
Comment: agree

Date: Thu May 29 17:07:25 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: Adam with All systems go?? how fucking sad. sorry

Date: Thu May 29 15:58:22 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: You’re spot on, Derl – I’ve been saying that for years (mainly to myself, as I dont know many other people who’ve even heard of The Second Best Band In The World). If I won the Lottery I’d make em an offer they couldn’t refuse! Not for them the rarities or b side compilation, rehashes, repackaged and remastered to fuck. Oh no, we have to make do with their 90s output!Still, my fave band is My Bloody Valentine and they released about 2 hours of music in their lifespan, so I’m used to disappointment.

Date: Thu May 29 13:38:02 2003
Name: Derl
City/State/Country: States
Comment: For the love of god, I can’t take it anymore…can we just take up a collection of money and just pay them to get back together? If Swervedriver never comes up for air again to claim the credit that is so rightfully theirs, it’ll be one of the greatest tragedy’s in rock music history. I sound pretty fired up, sure, but come on…this is ridiculous

Date: Thu May 29 09:29:22 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Ok Zak. Anyone like Mogwai? Their new album Happy Songs For Happy People is superb – right up a lot of readers’ street I imagine

Date: Wed May 28 21:07:57 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: No worries, Simon. I didn’t take it personally. Glad to get my UK lingo straight…

Date: Wed May 28 16:14:10 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Don’t take it personally Zak – to us Brits anyone on your side of the Atlantic are “Yanks” lol lmao rofl etc zzzzzz…………

Date: Wed May 28 15:14:08 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: saw adam the last 2 nights….wow, what a treat….he’s gone from swd to a modern day nick drake or even hendrix…..after a huge set, he was then joined by members of all systems go to do a set of swervedriver classics!!! rave down, never loose never learn, candy etc…totally amazing, thanks adam…

Date: Wed May 28 14:42:37 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Canadians are “Yanks,” too?? I didn’t even know that.

Date: Wed May 28 11:26:59 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: You yanks have all the luck! Swervedriver was OUR band (i.e. British), same as that whole early 90s movement. Now you have to travel to bleedin’ Vancouver to see Franklin. Readers will be fascinated to learn that, coincidence of coincidences : I have a live tape of New Order playing at the Commodore in Vancouver on 29th July 1983. Yes, that’s right my friends.

Date: Wed May 28 11:26:53 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: You yanks have all the luck! Swervedriver was OUR band (i.e. British), same as that whole early 90s movement. Now you have to travel to bleedin’ Vancouver to see Franklin. Readers will be fascinated to learn that, coincidence of coincidences : I have a live tape of New Order playing at the Commodore in Vancouver on 29th July 1983. Yes, that’s right my friends.

Date: Wed May 28 09:10:53 2003
Name: Carrie Jane
City/State/Country: Wonk
Comment: I love Swervedriver. Uhhh.

Date: Tue May 27 16:26:33 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: One more Canadian show for Adam Franklin. Saturday June 7th he is playing a free show in Hamilton Ontario at the Jackson Square Rooftop Amphitheatre at 2:00 PM. Also playing that day is Simply Saucer’s Edgar Breau.

Date: Tue May 27 16:21:25 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Adam Franklin and Sianspheric will both be playing live acoustic on the radio in Calgary AB Canada this afternoon at 6:00 PM Eastern (4:00 PM Central time). If you want to listen online, check out the radio station’s website at http://www.cjsw.com/

Date: Mon May 26 16:27:45 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Thanks for the info, Ricky. Sounds like a great show. I’m going to have to make a trip up to Vancouver one of these days. I haven’t been in a long time now.

Date: Mon May 26 12:59:35 2003
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Met Adam before the show… Sianspheric was blaring on the stage some of the songs he played where Stella Caprice, 99th dream, the sounds and the times, the other jesus and some songs I didnt recognize cause I dont have the split single yet. Adam got on stage at about 1:00am it was great to see his gear on stage (having a personality and history of there own). Fuck Adam can guitar! He makes it look to simple…. I asked him the question that has been on everbody’s mind, Swervedriver? Adam shrugs and laughs… Dont know.. Mabey. Well that mabey is good enough for me. Saw the flaming lips yesterday. I cant believe what I saw. By far the best show I have ever been to.. except for the swerve show back in 98. Vancouver is the place to be my friends.

Date: Mon May 26 02:27:09 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: One U.S. zine (Cannot recall the name just now) once filed the music of MBV under “Wombadelia”…

Date: Sun May 25 19:25:25 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Ricky…YOU. LUCKY. DAWG. What songs did Adam play???? Give a review, if you get a moment!!

Date: Sun May 25 18:31:49 2003
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Saw Adam Play in Vancouver last night. amazing.

Date: Sun May 25 09:06:27 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: You’re right of course Dan (I was just being ironic btw) – they were always lumped in with the “Shoegazer” scene as opitomised by the likes of Slowdive, Chapterhouse, Ride etc but were the antethesis of these bands. Muscular rhythym section, kick-ass in-your-face guitar sound (as opposed to using the guitar as a sort of soundscape like Slowdive etc) – they had more in common with some Kerrang! type bands. MBV weren’t shoegazers either – they invented their own sound (which has yet to be surpassed to my ears). Lazy journalism is what it was. New Super Furries album out soon – the single Golden Retreiver rocks!!! Fuck yeah!

Date: Sun May 25 06:16:38 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: sorry but hate that label ‘shoegazers’ coz I never thought they were like that, they were a bit more ‘balls out’ to be shoegazers (not literally balls out of course)

Date: Sat May 24 12:20:12 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Never heard of them…

Date: Sat May 24 12:06:28 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Has anyone heard of a band called Swervedriver? They’re a bit shoegazey. You’d probably like them…..

Date: Fri May 23 18:14:05 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Fri May 23 16:38:47 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: kamloops, for the moment.
Comment: πŸ™ welp.. thats how it goes i guess.. Unless by some miracle i get a ride, I’m not gonna see adam play. Talk about bad luck.

Date: Fri May 23 15:44:42 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: New Adam Franklin date in NYC – Adam is playing the Village Underground on Wednesday, June 18th. Email me at sean@sonicunyon.com for more information

Date: Fri May 23 15:34:07 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: J.D. – sorry, Kamloops is now officially cancelled. Promoter’s doing, not ours. You might wanna go to Vancouver or Banff now.

Date: Fri May 23 15:23:10 2003
Name: mr.e
City/State/Country:  
Comment: the new EP is brilliant! I like it waaayy more than the R+R is Saving My Life ep. Good to hear Adam with some production value again. For me personally the production on the last EP really took away from the songwriting. Country Grass is beautiful. OK, 2 EPS is great and better than nothing, but PLEASE how bout a full length album!!

Date: Fri May 23 11:23:21 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Who’s Adam’s UK agent then, and does he have any interest in doing the UK?

Date: Fri May 23 10:38:46 2003
Name: mr.e
City/State/Country:  
Comment: i found my Toshack/Sians spilt cd at cduniverse.com for 9.75

Date: Thu May 22 15:05:54 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: Kamloops, for the moment.
Comment: Hmm.. i hope they do play kamloops, as my car is a piece of crap, I don’t think i’ll be able to bribe any of my friends to do a 4 hour drive each way, with work the next morning.. not looking good.. crossing fingers.

Date: Thu May 22 14:53:39 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: Vancouver/Seattle/whereever
Comment: Thanks for the warning. I called magnums last night. and the guy couldn’t tell me who was playing, when they were playing, and how much. I’ll check back right away. I’m not letting the chance go to waste. -j.d.

Date: Thu May 22 09:38:37 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country:  
Comment: If anyone wants to get the Toshack/sianspheric split and cannot find it in stores, if you email me at sean@sonicunyon.com I can help you arrange to get one by mailorder or point out other places you can get it off the net in the meantime.

Date: Thu May 22 09:37:06 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country:  
Comment: J.D., I am told now there is a chance the Kamloops show might be cancelled, so you might want to make plans to go to Vancouver on Saturday night.

Date: Wed May 21 22:00:31 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Just got Magnetic Morning, the new EP. Sounds really good, I remember Adam playing 2 of the songs live when I saw him in Nov. of 2001. Jeff and Charlie, from the first Toshack CD, join Adam for this EP. No keyboards or piano though, Charlie plays bass. The Sianspheric CD is good listening too. πŸ™‚

Date: Wed May 21 18:53:43 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: Seattle/Vancouver/kamlloops
Comment: man!!! talk about making me jump out of my seat. I’m in kamloops BC right now, and adam will be here in a few days. i’m speechless… πŸ™‚ thank you sean and madina. I’m glad i came back here to check the posts. I would have missed him otherwise. if anyone in the area is gonna check out the kamloops show, drop me an email –> raspby@tokyo.com It’d be kinda cool to meet another fan. Although it’s probably a long shot to find many in a town like this.

Date: Wed May 21 15:44:59 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: For info the songs they played were Duel, Blowin Cool, MM Abduction, Sandblasted and…er…bloody hell, can’t remember the other one!!!

Date: Wed May 21 15:42:27 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I know most of you are from the US/Canada but does anyone remember seeing Swervedriver live on the telly in 93? Can’t remember the name of the program but they broadcast 5 songs recorded at The Astoria in London during their Mezcal Head tour (either that or it was a joint tour with the Boo Radleys – Adam gets a namecheck on the Boos’ Wake Up album incidentally). I’ve still got it somewhere on VHS – when I get round to it I’ll mp3 them and post my email!

Date: Wed May 21 15:39:06 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yo Zak – I got in touch with the Snowmobile guy who gave me that link but thanks anyway!

Date: Wed May 21 15:39:03 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yo Zak – I got in touch with the Snowmobile guy who gave me that link but thanks anyway!

Date: Wed May 21 11:50:34 2003
Name: Madina
City/State/Country: Brooklyn, NY
Comment: Hi JD – I’m still Adam’s US agent. I know you want him to come to Seattle. He wants to tour the West for sure. Please tell the concert and club promoters there if you can. Hopefully it will happen sometime soon!

Date: Wed May 21 08:10:58 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country:  
Comment: really – didn’t think he merited an agent…

Date: Wed May 21 00:39:54 2003
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hey all, I just odered the new TH/SS split through an alternate dealer at Amazon.com. When search TH and the options come up, just click on the new&used button for MM/AA. The dealer is “cybermusicsurplus” out of Portland where it is listed for $12.78 then add $2.49 for shipping (Domestic rate). That’s less than the listed retail price of $15.98 . I just thought I would give everyone a heads up on that. I can’t wait until it arrives πŸ™‚ Dream well Swervies…

Date: Tue May 20 23:58:01 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Has anyone heard the new album yet?? Do tell! -Z

Date: Tue May 20 23:38:10 2003
Name: Don
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: He’s playing with a drummer named Ron. Just the two of them. It sounds nice actually. Saw them in Sudbury, ON on Saturday. Never thought I’d see someone from Swervedriver up here.

Date: Tue May 20 19:32:11 2003
Name: Pete
City/State/Country: london
Comment: Is Adam in Swervie?Is the band with him?

Date: Tue May 20 11:52:05 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Updated Adam Franklin / Sianspheric Canadian tour dates: May 20 EDMONTON @ New City Likwid / May 22 VICTORIA BC @ Lucky Bar / May 23 NANAIMO BC @ Dizzy’s / May 24 VANCOUVER BC @ The Penthouse / May 25 KAMLOOPS BC @ Magnums / May 26 BANFF AB @ Wild Bill’s / May 27 CALGARY AB @ The Whiskey / May 28 RED DEER Ab@ The Vat / May 29 SASKATOON SK @ Amigo’s / May 30 REGINA SK @ The State / May 31 WINNIPEG MB @ West End Cultural Centre /June 4 OTTAWA ON @ Babylon (no Sianspheric) / June 5 MONTREAL PQ @ The Cabaret (no Sianspheric) /June 6 TORONTO ON @ Lee’s Palace (NXNE) / June 6 TORONTO ON @ Soundscape (free in-store, 6:00 PM)

Date: Tue May 20 11:29:22 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: For JD in the Seattle/Vancouver area, Adam is playing Vancouver this weekend at the Penthouse! Check it out.

Date: Tue May 20 11:28:19 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Yes, adam still has a booking agent. he has the same one in the US as before. Current Canadian tour being booked by Courage Artists and Touring.

Date: Tue May 20 09:15:29 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country:  
Comment: does adam still have a booking agent??….

Date: Tue May 20 04:57:39 2003
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: simon – there was a site run by dave (www.geocities.com/swdlive). i think it is currently under construction. i have on my work pooter a stunning mustang ford live, duress, duel and a few adam acoustic tunes. if you have an e mail address other than hotmail etc i can send you them – they always get sent back due to size when i forward them on to yahoo etc,…..

Date: Tue May 20 00:42:06 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Hey Simon H: More Snowmobile tunes here: http://artists.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/snowmobile/index-1.html

Date: Mon May 19 18:53:12 2003
Name: 30,000 cheeses
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Dave is the live mp3 guru!

Date: Mon May 19 12:58:27 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: Simon, i can get you some live mp3’s if you can get me those songs i asked for below your post….

Date: Mon May 19 12:50:41 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: you guys know anywhere I can get hold of some live Swervedriver mp3s?

Date: Mon May 19 10:24:14 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: can anyone on here hook me up with mp3’s of the songs: Satansville Revisited, 93 Million Miles from the Sun (…and Counting), Hate Yr Kind, and Stimulini i cant find them anywhere and i have all their other B-sides, plus i own all the original CD’s if anyone could hook me up my email is mpavlic@yahoo.com

Date: Sun May 18 16:59:58 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Damn, I was just listening to Raise while driving fast down Olympic Blvd. in L.A., all windows down, enjoying the sun and the music. I wish to hell that swerve would put out another record, but I don’t think it will ever happen again.

Date: Sat May 17 12:31:57 2003
Name: J.D.
City/State/Country: Vancouver area/Seattle area.. depending..
Comment: Come on!! To adam’s booking agent… west! west! west!!! It seems like the only hope i’ll ever have of seeing adam play is if i move to ny area.. πŸ™

Date: Fri May 16 18:05:46 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: you guys know anywhere I can get hold of some live Swervedriver mp3s?

Date: Fri May 16 12:41:16 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Hamilton ON Canada
Comment: Some newly confirmed Canadian shows for Adam Franklin and Sianspheric are as follows: June 4th Ottawa ON @ Babylon (Adam only, no Sianspheric), June 5th Montreal PQ @ Cabaret (Adam only, no Sianspheric), June 6th Toronto ON @ Soundscapes Record Store (Adam and Sianspheric acoustic in-store, 6:00 PM), June 6th Toronto ON @ Lees Palace (as part of NXNE, ticket price tba). Some US dates will start to be booked later in the summer. Possible UK dates may happen after the album’s UK release in late summer.

Date: Fri May 16 08:30:36 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yeah Joe T – loved some of the Boo Radleys stuff – especially their first “proper” album Everything’s ALright Forever. ‘Does This Hurt?’ must be about the best song from this whole era! They did fab b-sides too – although like just about every band from this scene (apart from our Swervedriver) they went off the boil a bit trying to disown their shoegazing roots in order to jump on the Britpop wagon. Noel you cunt – you have a lot to answer for.

Date: Fri May 16 02:47:56 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: whoops, pressed submit too soon, but aaaaanyhow, I agree with you Joe T. The early 90’s were just absolute blast musicwise… I’m still really stuck to to that scene… to the point that few years back I almost tatooed “1991” in the back of my neck… whew, luckily it didn’t happen… but hey, I think that nearly all of the regulars here agree that “those were the days”. Luckily we have some of that time filed to our memories and even better, to records…

Date: Fri May 16 02:42:18 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Joe T.

Date: Thu May 15 23:12:13 2003
Name: Lou
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Sorry dude, I’m from Oakville to be exact (formerly of Mississauga). I agree with you on Broken Social Scene’s album, it’s a goodie.

Date: Thu May 15 21:59:17 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: That was some fucked up shit earlier. Damn! Sean from Sonic Unyon – Not that I don’t mind a trip to Hamilton, but why no Toronto dates? Or am I just blind? πŸ˜‰ A band here in Toronto all must check out – Broken Social Scene. “You Forgot It In People” is their latest, and its really, really good. Is that Lou by way of Bramptonia? T.

Date: Thu May 15 21:19:29 2003
Name: JoeT.
City/State/Country: Orange County New York, USA
Comment: Hey Simon, heard the Swirlies back in 1993, they were cool. Also liked the Boo Radleys for that kind of stuff. Man there was some great stuff going on 11-12 years ago. Of course, never as good as Bush (rolls eyes…).

Date: Thu May 15 18:25:29 2003
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Thu May 15 18:22:03 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Has anyone heard The Swirlies? Their name alone suggests a shoegazing tribute band and that would not be far off what they sound like. They’re ace – go check em out – I defy you not to like them if you like MBV (who are to them influence-wise what Swervedriver are to Sian)!

Date: Thu May 15 18:20:25 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Can’t get over how much that Sian track This All Happened borrows of a couple of Swervies’ tracks! Not that there’s anything wrong with that – it’s been said a million times already but bands like Ride were copied to death, yet the Swervies’ sound – melodic, hard, fx laden – has been ignored to my knowledge! How sad it is that the general listening public are ignorant to songs like You Find It Everywhere, The Birds, Duel, bla bla [goes on to list about 50 songs].

Date: Thu May 15 17:58:52 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Adam and Jimmy played bass on Mezcal Head so what basses they played are open to question, Steve George generally plays a Fender Jazz bass or a Rickenbacker 4001.

Date: Thu May 15 17:18:43 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: On one of the Duel videos a Precision bass is being used I think. I can’t really remember. I think there was Steve George’s rig on guitargeek.com at one point and im sure it said Jazz bass.

Date: Thu May 15 07:44:35 2003
Name: ashley
City/State/Country: sydney
Comment: anyone know what basses are used on mezcal head? sounds like a jazz on a few tracks.

Date: Thu May 15 04:50:22 2003
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: trik i saw j acoustically a few months back. he was excellent. took a mate along who had never heard a thing of j or dinosaur jr. he was blown away and now owns everything in the back catalogue. j released a live acoustic cd over here of 2 tours ago called martin and me (martin being the make of his guitar). not sure if it saw the light in oz but worth getting. did he use that mad foot pedal that allowed him to loop the strummed chords and then solo over the top? gotta get me one of those. i am off to see evan dando (and you am i ?)tonite yippeeeeeeeeeeee. the new album has really grown on me – didn’t like it at all at first now love it.

Date: Thu May 15 02:54:29 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Simon H. I’m here only to please πŸ˜‰

Date: Thu May 15 01:52:42 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Hey Simon H…good tip, man. That Snowmobile stuff is good. Are there any Snowmobile albums out there?

Date: Thu May 15 01:42:37 2003
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Spam?! Must be be another name for dumb ass. One of them tpyes in l33t. Must have read an episode of Megatokyo. Oh, this is the month for the TH vs SS CD!! πŸ˜€ I’m definitely looking forward to it. Danno, have you picked up the YOTR EP? It’s excellent, JIC you don;t have it yet. I’m definitely looking forward to the full length CD. Trik, that’s cool you got to check out JM doing an acoustic gig. Did he play, “Whatevers cool with me” by any chance? Dream Well Swervies…

Date: Wed May 14 20:28:08 2003
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas, australia
Comment: man.. i saw j mascis play acoustic, solo last night, and let me tell you, he ain’t lost it at all!! He may be grey and getting on, but the man can still play a damn fine tune!!!! He even played thumb, as the 2nd song, so I was blissed for the rest of the set!!! My teenage fantasy music is still alive!!! YAhsssss πŸ™‚

Date: Wed May 14 18:58:49 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: ATTENTION THOMAS FROM HELSINKI : Thanks very much for the link to Snowmobile mate! Been looking for more stuff by him for ages. Very MBV-y (which is always a good thing)

Date: Wed May 14 15:51:34 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: If you mean the radio station was in Canada then yes. I don’t think they have college radio stations in Hamilton, Scotland or college radio at all. I did however send a copy of the album to Beat 106 in Glasgow, so maybe you could get Jim Gellatly to play it on his indie music show. As it stands now, the split will not be out in the UK until late August, to accomidate UK press.

Date: Wed May 14 11:12:48 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Canada……………not the UK then

Date: Wed May 14 10:29:00 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon Records
City/State/Country: Hamilton ON Canada
Comment: Adam Franklin will be interviewed and performing live on the radio this afternoon (May 14th). He will be dropping into Hamilton ON’s C101.5 FM between 1:00 and 2:30 PM EST today. Listeners inthe Hamilton area can listen to the show live on 101.5 FM and online listeners can also listen to the show through their website at http://www.mohawkc.on.ca/msa/cioi/ On tuesday night Adam played live on the other college radio station in Hamilton, CFMU FM and did five songs during the show. Songs performed included ‘The Sounds And The Times’, ‘The Hitcher’, covers of the bands Love and 13th Floor Elevators and a brand new song, ‘Son of Soloman’.

Date: Wed May 14 07:09:54 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Cardboard Cowboy playing at Sound,Wardour Street in London, tomorrow night (Thursday 15 May). 7.30pm…and lucky us…there is a Fosters promotion on..ONLY Β£2 a bottle…how generous is that (ahem!!)..so if you want to see a bunch of northerners making fools of themselves, get down there…plug over

Date: Wed May 14 06:08:20 2003
Name: Hairy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I didn’t think Ajay’s site was still going!! Agree with you on Polak Lou. He still has a fantastic voice (Sinatra eat yer heart out) but the guitars are a limp compared to the ‘Sistine Chapel Ceiling’ days. The ‘3×3’ album’s quite good in a mellow way. Spent many a wasted night listening to that.

Date: Wed May 14 05:24:45 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Hairy, Cabaret’s only a demo song but you can still download it from the following source: http://www.odc.net/~ssharma/adorable/multi.shtml

Date: Wed May 14 03:59:56 2003
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Who was the 100,000 th?

Date: Tue May 13 22:10:15 2003
Name: Lou
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Adorable were an amazing band. Polak are ok, but certainly are not Adorable. Pete’s vocals are the unifying link and he sounds exactly the same as he did with Adorable, but what they are missing is the wonderful guitar sound that Adorable had on Against Perfection. Add to that the fact that Polak refuse to play any Adorable stuff live and you have to call it a let down overall.

Date: Tue May 13 19:51:15 2003
Name: jerry
City/State/Country: cal usa
Comment: i finaly have heard 99th dream. swervedriver should have been every bit as big as oasis,radiohead etc etc etc. i was first turned on to mezcal head. about january of this year. ever since ive done all i could to get there cds. no thanks to any record stores in my area. so on ebay ive slowly and might i say somewhat exspensively been getting the cds! i still havent heard Raise but its coming soon. i just want to say that its fucking un believeable that this band was thrown to the wayside while other shitty bands were given too many breaks. i have a feeling that there will never be any more new swerve music cause if i was adam and i wrote the songs he has and was screwed over so blatantly i would throw down my guitar and scream fuck you ive just given you the heart and soul of my life and you dont know what to do with it meanwhile the fucking spice girls are riding the charts. my hats off to swervedriver i think they have made some of the most kick ass rock and roll some of the most beautiful ballads andsome of the most ear grabbing melodys ever written F you record companys and F you radio stations for being so blind

Date: Tue May 13 09:08:41 2003
Name: trik
City/State/Country: australia
Comment: hiya y’all!! long time no type!!! Hopw all are well… what the feck is all the shite spamming crap happening here… grrr anyways, i was once told to be safe, but I like risks!!!Hey Ian tdiablo, ya still alive….????

Date: Tue May 13 05:01:37 2003
Name: Hairy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: What, off Fake? I’ve only got Against Perfection and a couple of early singles. Fucking brilliant band. Anybody heard Polak, the singer’s new band?

Date: Tue May 13 02:57:10 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Cabaret is also a pretty darn good song by Adorable πŸ˜‰

Date: Mon May 12 19:34:51 2003
Name: superficial intelligence
City/State/Country:  
Comment: cabaret is a great place to see a band if anyone is lucky enough to be in the area.

Date: Mon May 12 15:56:20 2003
Name: Lara
City/State/Country: somewhere in england
Comment: mr craig nicholls of the vines is practically in love with yooooooooooooo, wears your tees alll the time. damn right he is to do so! and methinks you’re pretty damn cool too. uh huh. mmmmmmm.

Date: Mon May 12 13:30:59 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Adam is really starting to get on my nerves.

Date: Mon May 12 05:02:54 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Scotland
Comment: Canada……………not the UK then.

Date: Sat May 10 23:18:38 2003
Name: Artificial Intellegence
City/State/Country: the matrix
Comment: Adam is having a 17 stop tour of Canada starting next week. The dates are posted at toshackhighway.com under Tour News.

Date: Fri May 9 06:58:40 2003
Name: Roger Melly
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: To Limp Dick, Ontario, you sad sad person, you have obviously very little to do with your miserable self. As to Swervie ever doing another album/tour – sadly it’ll never happen, all the rest of the boys are happily getting on with their lives after Swervie.

Date: Fri May 9 04:34:07 2003
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Simon H; Actually the band (or more likely the artist)is called Snowmobile and that particular song is titled as “Untitled #2″… you can download some of his other songs at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/61/snowmobile.html

Date: Fri May 9 02:23:51 2003
Name: Paulo
City/State/Country: Campo Grande, Brazil
Comment: Does anybody has “harry & maggie” tab ??? Please, send it to me … my email: skyreach@globo.com Thanks

Date: Thu May 8 06:28:00 2003
Name: Hairhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Yeah, They said it was the Swervies when it quite clearly wasn’t. I have it too but I think you like it a lot more than I do!! If you can be arsed, try scrolling back through last years message board archive as I definitely remember someone talking about it.

Date: Wed May 7 17:22:07 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: A couple of years ago, when I first discovered Napster, the first thing I downloaded were Swervies tracks that I didn’t have. It was heaven. One thing puzzles though – there was a song entitled “Snowmobile” included in the Napster search results. I’ve listened over and over to this song – it is superb – but it certainly aint by Swervedriver. Anyone know what I’m on about? If so could you let me know what band actually did this track? Love and kisses.

Date: Wed May 7 17:20:01 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Who did This All Happened? Who are Sian? Owt to do with Toshack? Sound like Swervedriver if nowt else, tha’ noors

Date: Wed May 7 17:17:22 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Let me just add that by “cutting” the tracks I mean converting them to mp3.

Date: Wed May 7 17:16:09 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Has anyone tried cutting the Toshack tracks Valentine #1 and Board The Bullet Train, then reversing them (using a standard wave editing software like Soundforge, Wavelab etc)? The results are astounding. You will of course be aware that Board The Bullet Train is Valentine #1 reversed anyway, with overdubs from Adam. now listen to BTBT backwards, and it sort of sounds like Valentine #1 – yet is altogether brilliant and different. Suffice to say, I believe those 2 songs have the most beautiful melody of any song bar “Soon”. That is all, Big Kiss from the UK!!

Date: Wed May 7 16:32:56 2003
Name: joe
City/State/Country: kizanyu
Comment: Why you bash-a the Swearvedrive?? Is no fair!!

Date: Tue May 6 16:07:57 2003
Name: danny
City/State/Country: dc
Comment: even Ian Stuart isn’t stupid enough to waste his time cutting and pasting nonsensical rubbish. And being that he’s dead – it would prove most difficult. It was some 13-year-old cretin suppressing his latent homosexuality with monotonous streams of vitriol. For the record – it was not uncommon for clueless musical press bottom feeders to look at Adam in dismay and ask – but your music is about white supremacy, no? Poor Adam would just shake his head and say – no, no, no – swervedriver – not skrewdriver. (Incidentally – I’m embarrassed to say I actually own the first skrewdriver lp – though I haven’t listened to it in more than 20 years – before they became puppets of the NF they put out one half-way decent lp and 2 singles for chiswick record…but once their politics became more apparent…they got permanently stashed in the basement).

Date: Tue May 6 08:23:49 2003
Name: hairyhaw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: whew! There is a man with far too much time on his hands.

Date: Tue May 6 00:56:23 2003
Name: Van Hammersley
City/State/Country: Pangea
Comment: What would the world be like if everyone was reasonably intelligent? What would this message board be like?

Date: Mon May 5 22:32:03 2003
Name: another lame ass
City/State/Country: looking at my shoes
Comment: it takes the weight to see this is just how it has to be…the material so far is ok, but i do prefer a different verse in s.o.s. been singing it since i was a young lad, definitely, coulda picked a nicer one. mine starts out with rise, up.

Date: Mon May 5 21:11:25 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Well, that was fun. Lord… *_*

Date: Mon May 5 17:41:33 2003
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Spam is so 20th century… :rolleyes:

Date: Mon May 5 14:32:38 2003
Name: steve
City/State/Country: san fran, ca
Comment: Art, can you block IP addresses? If so please get rid of these Nazi’s Thanks

Date: Mon May 5 09:01:46 2003
Name: e
City/State/Country: e
Comment: e

Date: Mon May 5 09:01:40 2003
Name: d
City/State/Country: d
Comment: d

Date: Mon May 5 09:01:32 2003
Name: c
City/State/Country: c
Comment: c

Date: Mon May 5 08:59:11 2003
Name: b
City/State/Country: b
Comment: b

Date: Mon May 5 08:59:05 2003
Name: a
City/State/Country: a
Comment: a

Date: Mon May 5 08:24:18 2003
Name: Alan Harding
City/State/Country: Inverness
Comment: Hey fellow swervies i just got esr from McTavish records on the high street in Inverness man it rules more the 10 minute freeview on the playboy channel, what a band

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:48 2003
Name: l33t h4x0r5
City/State/Country: 0wnz j00
Comment: w00t! This board iz d4 5(h1z|\|1T!

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:12 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:12 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:11 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:11 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:11 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:10 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:10 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:20:10 2003
Name: Ian Stuart
City/State/Country: Nazi Germany
Comment: Skrewdriver rules Swervedriver anytime u lame ass shoe gazers.

Date: Mon May 5 08:14:42 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I said, stop with the spam… you are abusing us fans… the usual boredom and tranquility has been disturbed, the spirits of the forest will get you all! MUHUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Date: Mon May 5 06:57:28 2003
Name: The book of Jez
City/State/Country: Oxford
Comment: i am the spam holly, nobody can spam like me

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Name: adfgsdfgsd
City/State/Country: fgsdfgsdfgsdfg weee!!!
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Date: Mon May 5 06:55:32 2003
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Date: Mon May 5 06:55:31 2003
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City/State/Country: fgsdfgsdfgsdfg weee!!!
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Date: Mon May 5 06:53:31 2003
Name: Yorik
City/State/Country: THIS OUTTA WORK
Comment: http://download.com.com/3000-2051-10173529.html

Date: Mon May 5 06:50:19 2003
Name: Vladimir
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Stop your damn spamming!

Date: Mon May 5 06:50:11 2003
Name: Yorik
City/State/Country: ALL TRY THIS OUT, ALL THE RUSSIANS
Comment: http://www.colorado.edu/epob/academics/web_resources/quizmaker_instr.html

Date: Sun May 4 20:00:02 2003
Name: frederic careau
City/State/Country: quebec
Comment: where i can find son of mustang ford video and duel video, i can pay…please help me, please…

Date: Fri May 2 22:41:17 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: “Everyday the hope for a Swervedriver Album/Tour is savin’ my life”

Date: Thu May 1 09:23:57 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: nowt wrong with this messageboard! I kinda like the pseudo-military feel of the olive green. It would however be nice to have the news updated from time to time. Adam’s been playing gigs and there has been no metion of this except on the board. Also, have the rest of the band been doing musicy type things or have they been deflated and put in a box in Adam’s loft until whenever……

Date: Thu May 1 05:04:33 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Yeah and get a decent messageboard which actually makes sense while your at it hehe

Date: Thu May 1 02:01:32 2003
Name: Olive
City/State/Country: Green
Comment: Where can I get an ESR with ‘It’s all happening now’?

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