Date: Tue Oct 31 09:46:55 2000 Name: kikster City/State/Country: perth Comment: sorry about hogging the dancefloor but i’m trying ot avoid a horrid essay. AnnaM -never lose that feeling ? definitely makes the top 10 faves. the 1992 NLTF 11.50 length version is way cool. well i’ve asked around about what it means …and the general consensus is ‘it must be about some girl’ (highly structured answers are elusive as i think everyone’s brain is being fried by exams right now). i think it might be about some good spliffs, it might be about driving fast across a desert at sunset, it might be about dreaming of penguins. i’m also yet to figure it out but i guess that’s why it always sounds so good
Date: Tue Oct 31 08:30:08 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: um i meant CAN’T
Date: Tue Oct 31 08:29:42 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: you just can beat raise playing loudly deep into the night…
Date: Mon Oct 30 17:45:35 2000 Name: Ed City/State/Country: Pennsylvania Comment: I can’t believe I missed Toshack in NYC. Could someone write a review of the show? Thanks
Date: Sun Oct 29 21:32:12 2000 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Richmond Comment: Kik, you’re a sweetie.
Date: Sat Oct 28 23:12:48 2000 Name: anne-marie City/State/Country: melbourne Comment: hi! can anybody tell me what ‘never lose that feeling’ is all about? it’s been plaguing me for years.. cheers!
Date: Fri Oct 27 06:14:34 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: helsinki Comment: God damn right kik, hope you had given me that advice three years ago… 🙂
Date: Fri Oct 27 04:06:12 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Jez, I’ve got an empty slot on my bookshelf waiting to be filled
Date: Fri Oct 27 04:05:46 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: Perth Comment: Just a quick flick over the scribble, and it seems you guys are just not getting the hang of how to handle female groupies (transforamtions into lesbians mid tour). You should NOT be trying to get female groupies (defined as aliens who have little else to do other than make your life a misery) – htese are not people you want to hang out with. what you need to do is a) look at your website eric, there are lots of non groupie real grls there who think you are ‘dreamy’ ; b) if you get a groupie/lesbian, shoot them – before they shoot you.
Date: Fri Oct 27 00:57:31 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: to….anyone here???? (who hates the winter) We just got the first snow here and the wind is blowing like hell… well got to stay at home a tune into swervie frequency…
Date: Thu Oct 26 19:38:39 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: J/dirk/erik & adam (who likes the summer here) the sun’s a happening down under, it’s about that time of the year when summer festivals start lining up and i start choosing which city i will be in for summer & mudslinging. In reality though i work & study like a trojan all year for a bit of summer fun.. that entertainment as Mr Weller used to say
Date: Thu Oct 26 17:13:21 2000 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real, too Real, BRA Comment: That’s great, Adam! I guess I read too much into that Toshack song, now I know from good source the feeling ain’t lost. Good luck with the TH tour! Drop us a line any time. Jez, I am defintely interested in “Rider”. “Don’t show me the way home yet…”
Date: Thu Oct 26 16:24:31 2000 Name: sam City/State/Country: Comment: JEZ & ADAM !!!! please don’t forget how amazing swervedriver is!!! you guys should make another record…it could be huge…look at how well radiohead are doing these days!!!!
Date: Thu Oct 26 14:42:12 2000 Name: Erik (J Nevada) City/State/Country: Virginia Comment: Tuomas, that’s a shame, truly good music. I was hoping to hear about a US T-star tour 🙂 Kik, how’s the sunshine man? (or are you a female? I can’t remember) Lately David Bowie, Husker Du, and a slew of Swervie besides that I recently acquired having been sounding really nice. Have you any of you heard that different version of “Deep Seat” called “Deep Twang”. (You may have all discussed this with one another already). Anyway, it’s fucking great. It’s instrumental, slower, deeper, and thicker..beautiful.
Date: Thu Oct 26 02:02:24 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Finland Comment: Erik (?)…He’s been here for a half an year so…rocking soon might be out of the question… So much for the updates on the T-Star’s site 🙂
Date: Thu Oct 26 00:51:51 2000 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Va. Comment: Don’t have quite the penis for that one Kik 🙂
Date: Thu Oct 26 00:05:03 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: really erik, you should have tried dirk diggler. it opens so many doors..
Date: Thu Oct 26 00:01:12 2000 Name: Erik..aka.. J Nevada (I’m sick of using my porn star name) City/State/Country: Richmond Comment: So Tuomas, when Miika gets back from school is T-star going to be rocking again?
Date: Wed Oct 25 22:15:59 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: Sweet Virginia Comment: Art, Photos and an interview would definitely be cool. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who appreciates all the work you do for this site. Kik, thanks for the sympathy. Unfortunately between school, work, my band, my girlfriend, etc, there’s no way I could make it to see Toshack. However, I would say fuck it to all those things if it were Swervedriver playing. (Sorry Adam)
Date: Wed Oct 25 13:58:41 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: J Nevada, sorry you’re not going to make the show. I’ll tkae lots of photos and will hopefully be doing an interview with Adam that I will post here afterwards.
Date: Wed Oct 25 13:56:26 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Wow, I go away for five days and this place is going nuts!! Hey Jez, I’ll clear out some space here on the site for a “Rider” excerpt. I know everyone would LOVE to read it. I’ll mail you off-line about it. BTW, I toured Europe in ’91 & ’92 with a (NYC) band called Heads Up. I could write ten books with what all happened!!
Date: Wed Oct 25 09:02:31 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: oh, and, bummer J Nevada. i guess you’re not into soul selling
Date: Wed Oct 25 09:01:19 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: yeah Dan, i figured that one, but a gel’s gotta have her dreams … the next suggestion could be a double album drum solo
Date: Tue Oct 24 23:58:12 2000 Name: mike City/State/Country: michigan, us Comment: i just saw toshack highway tonight in royal oal, mi. it was a tiny little record store, but that made it all the more interesting. it sounded great too, and i had a perfect view because there were only a small group of people there. we talked to adam after the show and he didnt really know what was up with swervedriver. just that he knew that they havent worked on anything in a while. he even said that he was considering making the toshack highway stuff the new swervedriver sound, but he said that it would have been too much of a change, and of course decided to keep it seperate. i heard some of the new toshack songs and they sounded really good, and i got a t-shirt that says “Everyday, rock ‘n’ roll is saving my life,” for 10 bucks. thanks for your time with us adam.
Date: Tue Oct 24 23:49:26 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: Richmond, Va. Comment: Art,it’s looking like I’m not going to be making the Toshack shows in NYC or Philly, so let me know how they are.
Date: Tue Oct 24 15:10:54 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: We should probably be leaving these requests on the toshack guestbook, not the swervie one
Date: Tue Oct 24 14:05:24 2000 Name: Dan City/State/Country: UK Comment: Just come to Yorkshire…curries,spliffs capital of…err…Yorkshire
Date: Tue Oct 24 14:03:27 2000 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford UK Comment: I was only joking about the box set stuff…
Date: Tue Oct 24 11:02:42 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: still here Comment: while i’m on the subject of lyrics, has anyone ever figured out the complete set of lyrics to Seam’s ‘Granny 9x’? there’s still a few lines which elude me after all these years… has anyone ever seen these guys live?
Date: Tue Oct 24 10:15:02 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: Perth Comment: Adam – Hi ! what about making a lazy trek along to sunny Perth in ozzie – get away from those dank and windy northern hemisphere climates & get some SUN! Actually , any spot in this part of the world would do … All this chatter about new stuff makes me feel like it’s Christmas – box sets, videos, ebooks – can life get any better? As for movies, I gotta say neoJedi, i can’t agree more. ‘live your life like a movie’ sorta sounds like an urge overkill lyric doesn’t it?
Date: Tue Oct 24 08:29:56 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Well Adam it’s nice to know that UK dates are in the pipeline, but you really need to play in Stafford or Stoke because i’ll find it pretty difficult to get to the gigs otherwise. Actually that’s bullshit because even if you played at the most northern point of Scotland i’d sell my soul to get there. Oh yeah, you should play in Peterborough as well (actually don’t it’s shit). Fuck it, Manchester or London will have to do, Or even Birmingham????
Date: Tue Oct 24 00:35:09 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: Comment: Rock on Adam..
Date: Mon Oct 23 22:00:44 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: Richmond, Va. Comment: Dear Jez, not “the Jez”, maybe you should find your own name.
Date: Mon Oct 23 15:52:19 2000 Name: adam franklin City/State/Country: albany, new york Comment: okay, so we’re trying to arrange some uk toshack highway dates for december time, when we return from italy (which is the last port of call on the european dates, which will be posted on www.toshackhighway.com asap). jez, i’m back in london on nov2 i believe, but we’re going off again to norway on nov7. … paolo! the feeling ain’t lost, it just flew back into my line of vision for the eighth time today in fact….rock on george! rock on anybody!….
Date: Mon Oct 23 09:48:39 2000 Name: Jerry City/State/Country: Comment: Whatever happened to the SWD video collection that Jez mentioned eons ago… was it ever made?
Date: Mon Oct 23 09:42:52 2000 Name: Jez (not the ‘Jez’) City/State/Country: commuter belt hell Comment: At last a forum. Besides swervies I like Darkstar ( ULU gig was superb)early floyd,Curve,Ride. I play guitar, Went for an audition the other day. But the music was a bit too safe. Would like to form a band with a Morrison/McCulloch- esque vocalist.I’m sick of everyone sounding like Jeff Buckley.I play guitar & like my fx boxes. If you are a singer/bass/drums in London/SE area. E mail me influences McGeogh,Edge, Bunnymen,Swervies ,MBV. Also when is live album due. Contact me via E-mail SebastianSullivan@genie.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org.Guitar geek is a bit anal & American. People who buy their gear because of what there hero owns should stick to tribute bands. Find your own Sounds…
Date: Mon Oct 23 02:08:31 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: well, there’s a boxset coming from Ride at the beginning of 2001 so why the hell not Swervies could put out one too?
Date: Sun Oct 22 11:29:38 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: Comment: Swervie anthology sounds like a beauty – if only
Date: Sun Oct 22 02:04:55 2000 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: syd/oz Comment: kik, live ur life like it’s a movie
Date: Sat Oct 21 15:38:35 2000 Name: Dan City/State/Country: UK Comment: How about a 10 part Anthology documentary on prime time tv with accompanying CD set….and film…’Deep Seat’ about orig drummer and his subsequent departure from the Fab Four
Date: Sat Oct 21 15:35:10 2000 Name: Naughty Boy City/State/Country: England Comment: Chris…I know it might not be morally correct…but a fan has got to do what a fan has got to do…try Napster for some of those elusive b sides..coz they are all there
Date: Sat Oct 21 12:56:46 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: back darrrn sarfff, Comment: I think a collection of all the swervie b-sides might not be a bad idea, i can never find andalucia or it’s all happening now
Date: Sat Oct 21 09:54:36 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: Hi neoJedi (formerly known as Shar Chi) can you give us a run down on your methodology of nick selection ?
Date: Sat Oct 21 06:10:55 2000 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: as below Comment: (btw, just for tha record, i’ve ditched my old nick Shar Chi)
Date: Sat Oct 21 06:09:04 2000 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: sydney, aust Comment: erm, jez, how bout u tickle our collective fancies & upload a couple of rough mixes for tha faithful? i’m sure art would be more than accommodating… Peace 🙂
Date: Sat Oct 21 01:02:02 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: yup Dan – can i have some of that stuff too?
Date: Fri Oct 20 19:44:39 2000 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Err…but Jez…you havent missed the RadioBoston thing…unless time travel was a part of your night…if so can i have what you had
Date: Fri Oct 20 19:28:18 2000 Name: jez City/State/Country: The Smoke Comment: Blew it!I went to a mad drum and bass night,bought drinks ‘tokens’ from Mark from Octopus (surreal),drank so I’m sure I caused permanent flood damage,passed out,then staggered from my pit at some ungodly hour to check out Adams Boston Radio TT’s thing,tuned in – then realised I’d missed it by an hour and five minutes.DOH!Oh well… The book should be available just before Christmas – but with my experience of record companies,I’m guaranteeing nothing! The live record needs mixing well to do it justice – and that means all of us sticking our few bucks worth in.I’ll keep y’all posted as and when. . . That Dingwalls gig was ridiculous.I remember getting heckled by some of my mates outside because I couldn’t (they said wouldn’t!) get them in.Fact was our manager had already bribed security and the fire officers to get a few hundred more in!!!You’re right – top gig that.Up there with The Metros of Chicago and Sydney for me.Art – you wanna make a space somewhere here for a couple of chapters of my book.Lemmy know… Later,jez….xxx
Date: Fri Oct 20 18:51:08 2000 Name: Dan City/State/Country: UK Comment: Just listening to the soundcheck for Tosh gig…already sounds spot on
Date: Fri Oct 20 16:34:08 2000 Name: Brian City/State/Country: Bromsgrove, UK Comment: Live album? Book? At the same time? I can’t take this all in- first the Wonderstuff get back together, and now loads of activity from THE finest band that the UK has EVER produced- its like 1991 all over again…hey, does anyone know if Ned’s Atomic Dustbin are planning anything? Only kidding, that is such great news- I cannot wait to hear the live album. Thanks!
Date: Fri Oct 20 14:58:20 2000 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Am I getting the right idea here….there is going to be a live album and book….jesus…Christmases all together and all that.
Date: Fri Oct 20 09:06:19 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Hey Jez, i think that you should take the dingwalls show in ’98 into serious consideration. Fuck it, There were so many great tunes that night that you should release the whole gig as a live album!! That fucking huge video screen with all those trippy images of space, people lined up around the block because they couldn’t get a ticket, and i was off my face – in all, a cracking night.
Date: Thu Oct 19 22:48:22 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: Perth ozie Comment: I’m very interested in the e-Rider Jez !
Date: Thu Oct 19 15:33:13 2000 Name: Phreaky Phil City/State/Country: Boston, MA Comment: Does everyone know that the Toshack Highway US tour is kicking off! TT the Bear’s in Boston, MA on Friday Night. This is going to be crazy. I saw Adam Franklin a few weeks ago at a private function here in Boston, and the guy is on top of his game. See you all in Boston! waitin… for Toshack!
Date: Thu Oct 19 14:13:57 2000 Name: Todd City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: VERY TRUE STORY…A friend of mine is taking the bus to work one sunny afternoon. Over his phones he’s listening to a tape I made him. He gets to his stop, and steps off the bus just in time to watch a women commit suicide. Across from where the bus stop is there is a hotel. The women threw herself from a fourth story window and landed head first into a parked car below. She died instantly to the horror of everyone at the bus stop. What was the song that was playing over my friend’s phones as this happened? LAST DAY ON EARTH! Cheers to Jez and the Swervies! Bring on the book!
Date: Thu Oct 19 12:31:38 2000 Name: emily City/State/Country: catapult Comment: here are the set times for the Toshack Show: 9- The Curtain Society 10 Mishima (another Catapult band) 11- The Fly Seville 12- Toshack Highway. ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN also, i would suggest checking out radioboston.com ahead of time to figure what you need to do to listen. The show will be broadcast on Channel 6.
Date: Thu Oct 19 10:31:56 2000 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Belgium Comment: Can you tell me when Toshack highway will be broadcast live tomorrow ? I don’t know the hour !
Date: Wed Oct 18 19:54:33 2000 Name: Jez City/State/Country: London Comment: Art – speak to Adam about “KARAOKE”.I don’t know what he thinks of the roughs I sent him.I checked digital m/track recordings we did of about 20 of our shows (between ’95 and ’98) and have short-listed versions of 15 different songs.I want to mix them all properly,then see which are the best 11 or so.Reckon Duress from Milan in ’95 is pretty much a cert,however.I checked 11 different versions of it and they’re all different – this one ROCKS!!!Good stuff from Melbourne,Boston,Hamburg,Offenbach and Stockholm too…I’m hoping Adam will be able to give me a hand between US and Europe on the “Poshmac and Pieway” tour,then I can mix it and have it done before Christmas..blah…blah…blah… One other thing,did I mention I’ve written a book about being on tour with SWD?It’s called “RIDER” and we’re just sorting out a publisher at the moment.If anyone’s interested I guess I could stick a couple of chapters on a site somewhere for you to check out.Let me know.I’m near the computer a lot at the moment,so I’ll drop in from time to time.Love to all,jez….xxx
Date: Wed Oct 18 19:00:44 2000 Name: sickpup City/State/Country: Comment: why is it that so many of the toshack reviews refer to Adam as the “ex-Swervedriver frontman.” Even at Reckless Records, the promo flyers said this. Swervedriver haven’t officially broken up, have they?
Date: Wed Oct 18 13:21:56 2000 Name: emily City/State/Country: Catapult Records, Boston, MA Comment: hey all- just wanted to let you know that Adam et al will have Toshack Highway Tshirts on the road with them. And if there are ones left afterwards we will be selling them on www.catapultrecords.com so watch for that. Hope you all make it out for a show! I’ll be at the TT’s gig, and maybe the Providence one if anyone is gonna be there.
Date: Wed Oct 18 10:41:43 2000 Name: kim City/State/Country: perth Comment: i’ve just ripped raise ! (see www.musicmatch.com to get ripped)
Date: Tue Oct 17 20:48:18 2000 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real, too Real, BRA Comment: If anyone sees Adam Sisyphus Franklin, ask him if he has really lost the feeling for good…Jez, nice to hear from you, please come back soon and tell us some good news… Still bBbubBlin…
Date: Tue Oct 17 09:25:30 2000 Name: Kik & Stiff City/State/Country: perth aus Comment: especially nice to see Jez dropping in to chat with us … it’d be good to see you in sunny ole perth too… with the other swervesters. Stiff (another sw-ie) is here but has nothing much to add despite the fact that he introduced me to the swervie in 1992 !
Date: Tue Oct 17 08:26:42 2000 Name: Hairy haw City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: OOOIIIIIIII!!!!! ADAM!! Remember the UK . don’t mean to be harsh but make an effort, chieftain. I is believin’ in tour dates but I is not seein’ them. ps. Ajay has hardly touched ANY of his sites in the last six months. What be goin’ on?
Date: Mon Oct 16 15:46:28 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Mike, I don’t know what to tell you about the t-shirt. Maybe you should email Ajay directly. His address is on his site (www.swervie.com).
Date: Mon Oct 16 15:44:20 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Jez, thanks for stopping by. Care to elaborate more on the karaoke?! I’ll be seeing Adam on the 28th and will tell him to call you if he hasn’t already before then. Bubblin…
Date: Mon Oct 16 14:44:51 2000 Name: mike City/State/Country: mi Comment: i ordered a t-shirt from the swervie.com site, and i dont know if theyre even gonna send it to me or not. what should i do?
Date: Mon Oct 16 08:26:49 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: The lack of UK Toshack dates is becoming extremely depressing. Sort it out Adam!!!!!!!
Date: Mon Oct 16 08:05:58 2000 Name: mat City/State/Country: southend, england Comment: I just want some TAB!
Date: Mon Oct 16 03:39:01 2000 Name: jez City/State/Country: (in a) BAD state somewhere…. Comment: Oi! Sprouts!!!You old tart!Just to wish you luck with it all.I’ll try and think of some way of staying awake for your live TT’s thing – Hmmm,now what WILL I do. . ??? Drop me a note about how much time you got between US and Europe for this ‘live’ thing – once I’ve finished this Powderfinger video I’ll have nowt to do for a bit,so it’s either sort “KARAOKE” out or produce a record for some dodgy brit,sub-Muse (save us!) outfit…lemme know mate.Also,if anyone sees ADAM (yes,of the FRANKLIN variety!)at any of the US dates,let him know to get in touch asap.Thanks.Good 2 C the site’s still bubbling along nicely.Later – jez….xxx
Date: Mon Oct 16 01:24:19 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Dragstripsyndicate… whooaaaa, you really got the look (read. attidute) Sideburns are definetly back and front, pity that sounds are not available but the picturess are saying it all!!
Date: Mon Oct 16 01:00:53 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Cheers J, okay this wasn’t expected… Got to tell the lads this and re-think it all over again…
Date: Sun Oct 15 21:56:22 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: Richmond Comment: Holy Shit Tuomas!!! Your band rocks!!! “Sweet Thang” is a great fucking song!! It’s a shame that T-star has broken up. It’s funny, because I think that I’ve been to your websight before through some kind of link. The silhoutte aesthetic definitely seemed familiar. It’s very cool. It was also cool seeing what you look like, dig the hair. Thanks for sending me the info. on your band. Let me know about any of your musical projects to come. You can email me at: email@example.com. Everyone else on this site should checkout Tuomas’ band. Kik, I’m glad that you dug those pics. Billie, thanks for the Mars Accelerator info.
Date: Sat Oct 14 12:11:51 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: I just updated the Toshack east coast tour dates. Click the “News” link to see. Also, I’m still checking on shipping alternatives for T-shirts to AU. Will post my findings soon. — Art!
Date: Sat Oct 14 08:20:30 2000 Name: Billie City/State/Country: Perth Aus Comment: J-If you havent been there already you may want to check out the official Mars Accelerator website http://www.geocities.com/~7zark7/ if you go to there mailing list you should find the info you need regarding the band and 3 new band members etc Cheers!!
Date: Sat Oct 14 08:10:35 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: out there Comment: Nice pics J!
Date: Fri Oct 13 21:40:18 2000 Name: Rick City/State/Country: yo mama’s ass Comment: Gaba Gaba!!!! A OH lets GO A O lets GO!!! Swerve rules also
Date: Fri Oct 13 21:39:01 2000 Name: Rick City/State/Country: Comment: The Ramones rule..woops this is a swervedriver page
Date: Fri Oct 13 12:21:41 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: Capital of ‘da South (not Atlanta) Comment: Tuomas, thanks for the info. I’m going to check out your websight. My bands wesight is www.geocities.com/dragstripsyndicate We’re very much Mc5/Stooge-esque. I think you would probably appreciate what we do. If you go there you will see a goofy looking picture of me with a sitar. Very George Harrison like, it’s pretty funny. Billie, I’m not sure if Mar’s Accelerator is still together. Just the other night I posted a question on the SubPop websight asking if anyone knew. I hope all is well with everyone. Adam playing “Green Eyes” acoustic, Oh my God….
Date: Fri Oct 13 09:07:52 2000 Name: stephen City/State/Country: Comment: oh… and be sure to check out www.ZeldaPinwheel.com there is a definate swervedriver influence (99th dreamish but softer and darker…)
Date: Fri Oct 13 09:02:13 2000 Name: stephen City/State/Country: nj, usa Comment: i recently had the extreme honr of being one of 7 people to be able to see adam perform solo acoustic material in the NYC office of spin.com… it was wonderful he played THE HITCHER, THE OTHER JESUS, I’VE LOST THE FEELING, and a husker du cover called GREEN EYES… it will be up on www.spin.com in about a month along with an interview… a must see!!!
Date: Fri Oct 13 03:27:53 2000 Name: AdamF City/State/Country: sea-ttle Comment: hey fellows-there´s a band on this site you could like!http://www.deo.com/uk/load.jsp?type=displayartist&id=24504
Date: Fri Oct 13 00:30:02 2000 Name: KIK City/State/Country: au Comment: Oops – there must have been some delay with my server….
Date: Thu Oct 12 22:01:43 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: sitting on level 51 wondering whether these messages are being posted or being gobbled up by the nazi firewall….
Date: Thu Oct 12 21:52:43 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perthau Comment: what is going on with my computer that i cant post anything to this site? uh… maybe big brother (ie employer) is watching me and denied me access???
Date: Thu Oct 12 21:46:27 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth au Comment: my last message got lost somewhere so if it appears twice forgive the server that did it! Yes i verily believe there is a Thomas Pynchon Lot 49 style W.A.S.T.E. postal system afoot on the swervedriver.com site ! Billie i live wembley area so doubling up on postage is no problem there. local music forecast for perth this weekend is pretty slim – yo la tengo is about all i intend to do. anyone got any suggestions?
Date: Thu Oct 12 21:38:48 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: perth aus Comment: A thomas pynchon style W.A.S.T.E. postal system is afoot !!!! I’m north of the river (wembley) Billie, so that makes it easier to deal with getting the goods. I think swervie.com has definitely dropped the ball and the bat too. On the music scene in perth, there’s not much going down this weekend, other than yo la tengo. anyone got any other music suggestions?
Date: Thu Oct 12 16:15:53 2000 Name: Kevin City/State/Country: Atlanta GA USA Comment: Below the apes… Above the angels…
Date: Thu Oct 12 09:33:43 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Art, i want a t-shirt but for some reason these shitty university computers won’t display the webpage. If you can help me out in any way, please e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by the way, has ajay dropped the ball on swervie.com or what? i know there’s not a hell of a lot going on in the world of swerve but the site hasn’t had an update since may!! oh well
Date: Thu Oct 12 05:00:30 2000 Name: Billie City/State/Country: Perth Aus Comment: J- Mars Accelerators I am the South Pole and Frankfurt/Telephonics were cool albums did they release anything else,are they still going? Art as for the T-shirts if you can somehow do a deal down our way it would be much appreciated.Dont go out of your way if its to much trouble Kik-Are you south of the river or north(im near Joondalup)if Art can do the postage cheaper maybe we can get them shipped together for even cheaper postage(just a thought)
Date: Thu Oct 12 04:00:43 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Yeah Franklins rule (good title for a tv-series: The Franklins)… My band played this kinda late 60’s-70’s oriented stuff, but we just lost the thing with it at some point and decided that only way to do it is to make a huge comeback at year 2010 or something… we still have the site up though @ www.geocities.com/tstarnet. I do have new band on my hands right now… groopies not included (thanks for asking) 🙂
Date: Wed Oct 11 22:12:20 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: North of the Deep South Comment: Tuomas, that’s funny that you mentioned something about Grandpa Franklin. Have you seen the “Franklin Family” link on the Toshack Highway websight? It’s hilarious. What is your band like? I can appreciate your groupie story. I’ve been on the road with a band before as well. Kikster, Mars Accelerator is good shit. It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to them. Art, thanks for putting up the shirt order link. They look great, I just placed an order for one.
Date: Wed Oct 11 19:54:27 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: l51 Comment: Art – i’d be much obliged if you counted me in on the DIY postal system
Date: Wed Oct 11 15:04:56 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Wow. Maybe Cafe Press should open up a franchise in Oz. It’s too bad, they’re cool shirts! Perhaps I can find out what it would cost me (personally) to send one and see if it’s cheaper?
Date: Wed Oct 11 09:02:08 2000 Name: Mars Accelerator City/State/Country: Australia Comment: Art just checked out the the T-shirts which I think look great planned on buying one until I saw shipping to Aus was $20 for a $17 shirt.Pity!!!!
Date: Wed Oct 11 04:49:37 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Makes me wonder why my band never got that kind of publicity… Hell, we once managed to get ourselves a genuine groopie but she turned out be a lesbian… 25 degrees C, whew…we’ve got this steady 3 degrees with wind blowing at 20 meters per second. Give me a free ticket and I’m there 🙂
Date: Wed Oct 11 04:32:29 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth aus Comment: oh and by the way Tuomas, the weather is looking better all the time…. 25 degrees C yesterday, and only better to come… fancy a trip to Oz ?
Date: Wed Oct 11 03:46:21 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: au Comment: yeah, and like wearing your grey MBV long sleeved glider tshirt until it’s held together with chewing gum and sticky tape … and trying to be the lucky prize winner to grab the set list taped to the floor after a concert…
Date: Wed Oct 11 02:50:48 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: J, it’s odd what kinds of silly-arsed things being a fan of some band makes you do, I mean like buying an album made by the brother of Kevin Shields…wheew (got to go look for a record by grandpa Franklin…)
Date: Tue Oct 10 23:28:47 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Actually, more. Boy is my math off…
Date: Tue Oct 10 23:27:45 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Missed you by two and a half seconds, J!
Date: Tue Oct 10 23:12:02 2000 Name: Kikster City/State/Country: au Comment: yeah J there was just no need for it.
Date: Tue Oct 10 22:20:20 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: Comment: Wow Art, you and I wrote those almost simultaneously.
Date: Tue Oct 10 22:17:51 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: Virginia Comment: Hehe, you’re right about “Shoulder Voices” Tuomas. For every good song on that album, there is an adversely horrible one. Especially the one that’s all talking about “666 blame it on the music”…What the fuck? I don’t think that band ever really found themselves. An Axle wannabe at a Cure show eh? That’s pretty funny.
Date: Tue Oct 10 22:13:30 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: I just wanted let you guys know that I added a T-Shirts link where you can buy Official Swervedriver.com shirts. They sport the new design of the site, which will go live in November. I only make $5 bucks per shirt, with hopes of offsetting some of the costs of hosting and maintaining this site. Please Check them out!
Date: Tue Oct 10 20:28:20 2000 Name: kikster City/State/Country: au Comment: …except for the ‘axle’wannabe on stage
Date: Tue Oct 10 20:19:39 2000 Name: kikster City/State/Country: au Comment: as much as i like MBV i’ve got to admit that they’re a bit ‘manufactured’. by the way, the cure were great last night…
Date: Tue Oct 10 09:45:05 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: uk Comment: well i alway thought that MBV were prone to to much note bending studio trickery…Swervedriver always did it better in a more subtle way
Date: Tue Oct 10 04:14:20 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: J, I agree about Rollerskate Skinny, but I think that the album contains too too much of this circus-type-of-playing-around-kinda-sounds.
Date: Tue Oct 10 04:12:04 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Yeah, Spinal Tap feeling is certainly creeping somewhere there… 🙂
Date: Mon Oct 9 22:09:00 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: Richmond, Va. Comment: Kikster, Debbie, MBV’s bassist, was in this band called Snowpony. I’m not sure if they are still together though. They sounded kind of cool, but they were no MBV. Jimi Shields, Kevin’s little bro, played with a band called Rollerskate Skinny (such a great name, I think they nicked that from “Catcher in the Rye”). The album “Shoulder Voices” that RS put out had some good tunes on it.
Date: Mon Oct 9 16:08:16 2000 Name: Paul City/State/Country: Montreal/Quebec/Canada Comment: next please! love your music…your drummer is brilliant! Mind you all the rest of you are brilliant!
Date: Mon Oct 9 08:21:26 2000 Name: kikster City/State/Country: perf ozie Comment: she like spontaneously combusted like a spinal tap drummer???
Date: Mon Oct 9 04:42:58 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Hell Comment: Don’t really know, but what I’ve read she just vanished at some point…
Date: Mon Oct 9 04:40:00 2000 Name: kikster City/State/Country: perf Comment: what happened to Belinda?
Date: Mon Oct 9 01:51:16 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: kikster… MBV-saga has ended, according to numerous sources… They (or more precise, Kevin Shields) finished/re-mastered/finished the new album for like 19 times and the finallized product never came out… So…well, let’s put it this way that Kevin is playing with Primal Scream now…
Date: Sun Oct 8 23:23:34 2000 Name: kikster City/State/Country: perth au Comment: you’ve been away for so long, you can’t ask why …. um, all this nattering about MBV – has anyone heard anything since loveless??
Date: Sun Oct 8 14:36:20 2000 Name: slicer95 City/State/Country: Texas Comment: Been a Swervedriver fan since ’92 Feels So Reel, Rave Down, and Duel are my fav’s.
Date: Sun Oct 8 12:16:49 2000 Name: Kate City/State/Country: Sydney Comment: Interesting in Buying Terra Diablos single. saw them last night in King Tuts – Glasgow -and was very impressed
Date: Sat Oct 7 00:54:42 2000 Name: Dan City/State/Country: UK Comment: Well thats one mystery solved….pesky kids
Date: Fri Oct 6 09:45:22 2000 Name: shar chi City/State/Country: sydney Comment: ahh, tnx for tha info tuomas. i guess its a neat little tune on its own anyways…
Date: Fri Oct 6 05:41:50 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: The name is Kevin Wood, so he’s not Kevin Shields thou’ the MBV feeling is certainly there…
Date: Fri Oct 6 04:52:40 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: “Snowmobile” is NOT, I repeat NOT a Swervie song, but a song written by a guy called Kevin (not Kevin Shields I suppose). The “band” is called Snowmobile and the song as I recall is(the first time I spotted it) called “Untitled #2”. Don’t know how Swervedriver was referred as the title but I suppose that the song is named after our beloved Swervedriver, who knows…
Date: Fri Oct 6 03:29:32 2000 Name: puta City/State/Country: madre Comment: sois todos un puñado de maricas
Date: Fri Oct 6 02:30:17 2000 Name: shar chi City/State/Country: sydney Comment: yeah, i agree it sounds way off swd. mebbe some of tha fuzz has a similar kinda effect, but tha vox sound like a US guy. the whole thing reminds me like somethin Merc Rev mighta done, but i’m not upto speed on their later stuff. what made me start to wonder is that i found this track among a swag of hard to get swd tunes like andalucia & she weaves a tender trap demo. kinda lent some cred to the swd status of snowmobile, but i think i woulda heard bout it if it was…
Date: Thu Oct 5 15:00:13 2000 Name: Dan City/State/Country: UK Comment: I really dont think that Snowmobile thing is Swervedriver….if it is it certainly doesnt sound like them…and i aint ever heard of it before…and ive like SWD for a hell of a long time
Date: Thu Oct 5 08:21:42 2000 Name: shar chi City/State/Country: sydney Comment: i just found a song on a site apparently by swervedriver called “snowmobile”… does anyone have any info on this track???
Date: Tue Oct 3 23:25:24 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perfozioziozi Comment: could be the cuase of my drinking… i need some loud live swervie music RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!
Date: Tue Oct 3 14:09:51 2000 Name: Dan City/State/Country: UK Comment: Anyone heard of any Toshack gigs in the UK. Iwouldnt blame Adam if there werent though
Date: Tue Oct 3 12:50:42 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: I’ll be there. 😉
Date: Tue Oct 3 00:40:44 2000 Name: J Nevada City/State/Country: R. Va. Comment: …”you read my thoughts when I’m thinkin”… I might be seeing some of you in NYC on the 28th.
Date: Mon Oct 2 17:56:25 2000 Name: Al City/State/Country: Canada Comment: Deep Seat…The best guitar song ever created…