Date: Thu Nov 30 18:27:37 2000 Name: SWERVEDRIVER City/State/Country: AHHHHHHHHHH Comment: WHER ARE YOU GUYS!!!!!
Date: Thu Nov 30 17:55:51 2000 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium Comment: Jez can you speak french or can you just say a few words? French’s my first language !Want some help? Don’t forget Belgium exist and Swervedriver is welcome(as Toshack ok Adam?) if you see what I mean…
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Date: Thu Nov 30 15:08:21 2000 Name: j. duel City/State/Country: duelland Comment: nice to see, both that jez with a comment and that ajay is back we’ve missed you hombre. cheers and kisses to all the swervies out there.
Date: Thu Nov 30 14:33:36 2000 Name: Pele City/State/Country: Yorks Comment: Yeah Jez…..Brazil are one to watch
Date: Thu Nov 30 07:33:22 2000 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Belgium Comment: Ajay is back
Date: Thu Nov 30 07:05:03 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: maximum B and B Comment: nice one jez – cheers. that’s quite an impressive portfolio you’ve got there!!! i’ll mail you at bad earth when i know more and will either send you a cd of what we’re wanting to do or post it on da web. (ash??!! oh sweet jeez…keeps the wolf from the door though, eh?)…i am a cheeky devil… chris – the who still got it then? i haven’t got round to copying that Beat swervie stuff yet (but will!!!) – have also got THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (spot on), WHO LIVE AT ISLE OF WIGHT, 1970(boilersuit-tastic!!!) and their INCREDIBLE performance on the rock’n’roll circus…want me to fill the tape up with any of these goodies?
Date: Thu Nov 30 06:28:43 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: You’re right Jez, there is a lot of cool stuff on napster – but everytime i try to download one of those swervie b-sides that has eluded me i get a transfer error 50% or so in. It’s a bit shit. I did see some swervedriver songs that i wasn’t familiar with – ‘Snowmobile’? ‘love hate begins ends’?. I did get Andalucia and In the City though. I do buy all of the swervedriver records i can get my hands on but it’s nice to have an mp3 of my zephyr rather than having to did the record out everytime i want to hear it. I’m pretty sure that they’ll be shutting napster down in the near future anyway (which has it’s good and it’s bad points). By the way, i reckon that Adam has stuck a huge reserve price on his guitar so it will nver sell – i reckon he’s just doing it for a laugh to see how much he’d get (by the looks of it, quite a lot).
Date: Thu Nov 30 04:54:32 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: God Damn typo’s…
Date: Thu Nov 30 02:48:11 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Nice to hera from you again Jez… I hope Adam’s saving the ’61 for me 🙂
Date: Wed Nov 29 23:10:47 2000 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Richmond, Va. Comment: Jez es el hombre.
Date: Wed Nov 29 21:41:08 2000 Name: jez City/State/Country: london Comment: Christ – go away for five mins and the place turns into a language school.Cool.Alors,je veut dire – ahem…Ich will sagen….ahhhhemm…where do I begin? OK – Stella Caprice – yeah,ripped off but at least you got some tunes.There’s some good stuff on Napster @the moment too.I’d rather you bought it,but if you can only get it that way – go for it,baby! I promised someone in Brazil some cds but have lost their address.LOvely people at a radio station I think.Any one got any ideas?Maggie from LIma?Peru?If we had the cash I’d be there lkike a shot.Same goes for all soth America.Always wanted to tour there.Got friends who have and it sounds like my kind of paradise…Fear not!Adam may be selling the ’62 Fender (which is an awesome guitar I have to say) – but looks like he’s keeping the ’61!!!!Hurrah!!!Go Sprouts Go…!Dave – Brazil?Heard Flatline.Like it.You heard In The City that we did?I recorded that – and Bring Me the Head,Bubbling Up,Flaming Heart,Plan 7,Candy,Good Ships,These Times,a lot of the weird sounds on Mezcal Head,some of the new Ash stuff which is coming out soon and a load of obscure (and not so) bands.What do you need to record?Let me know – email:firstname.lastname@example.org (and don’t take the piss you lot!).Oh and Polarbear – domo arigato gazeimas.God I’ve had some fun in Japan.When I was in a band called 5:30.What a place for bands!!!’Nuff said!!!Got to run.Good to see shit going on here.See you all soon I hope – one way or another… Love, jez….xxx(swd)
Date: Wed Nov 29 08:54:53 2000 Name: polarbear City/State/Country: Osaka, Japan Comment: Swervedriver is the best band I’ve ever listened. Lookin’ forword to find new album!!!
Date: Wed Nov 29 04:45:35 2000 Name: Billie City/State/Country: Perth Comment: Kik I hope you werent one of the silly people trashing south like I saw on TV and in the paper!!
Date: Tue Nov 28 23:43:49 2000 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Richmond Comment: Kik, so you’re a wine guzzling, Swerve listening, surfer girl? I bet you’re making some lucky man very happy.
Date: Tue Nov 28 10:54:48 2000 Name: j.duel City/State/Country: duelland Comment: no problem tuomas, we love you anyway, everyone make mistakes, cheers again. By the way, have anyone heard anything new about the swervieboys?
Date: Tue Nov 28 10:09:58 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: I saw the who last night and they kicked ass.
Date: Tue Nov 28 08:53:58 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: subi Comment: Snail in that case i might see you there climbing over the signa (i think that’s how u spell it). by the way margaret river was cool-o indeed. One long winding country road with so many brew houses to visit…. and the surf was up !!! reminded me of home (by the way, perth city has NO surf. its a fucking LAKE !!!)
Date: Tue Nov 28 08:28:06 2000 Name: Snail City/State/Country: Stockton, Newcastle – Australia Comment: Kik, Newi is going through a change with the closure of the steelworks here. Having been a “worker’s” city for so long its kinda wierd seeing the place evolve into something not quite so clear. For those of you reading on, Newcastle has been visited by Swervedriver twice. The scene they were most likely to have encountered was one with people passionate about their rock with a strong grass-root establishment of rock bands which have resumed their base stone haunts at the many local pubs. I suppose that’s just one of the traits musicians from this town have that just won’t die! By the way, I moved to Stockton (peninsular/island suburb on east coast)two years ago. Being a flat land mass “seaside” town, I can best describe the feel of this place by comparing it to the video clip of “Sandblasted”. There’s been many a shipwreck along Stockton Bite and as a matter of fact a local band who won this years “battle of the bands” competition is named after of the the wrecks = “Duresder” I think thats how ya spell it? Anyway Kik, Newi is fine.
Date: Mon Nov 27 16:08:04 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: canada Comment: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=507782187 adam’s guitar is for sale on ebay.. i hope you guys are not clearing out your tool shed???!!!!!! ..that guitar should be put in a museum..not sold to some chump so he can play panterra riffs!! ha ha
Date: Mon Nov 27 14:30:53 2000 Name: Mat City/State/Country: Penzance Comment: Cheers Adam, that would be cool. See you guys, erm, when you next play!?
Date: Mon Nov 27 11:57:58 2000 Name: adam City/State/Country: london Comment: i last saw pid when nick cave played the royal festival hall a year and a half ago. i spoke to him briefly but i don’t have any contact address…i’ll ask around though.
Date: Mon Nov 27 05:00:35 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: j.duel. sorry, I somehow just got used to the old url.
Date: Mon Nov 27 04:30:44 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: monday mornin’ blue Comment: hey, mr swervie webmaster! could you possibly pass a message onto Jez for me? i hear he does some production/engineering work. our band are looking for a new producer (for our next batch of demos) and would like to know if he’s free, has any sample stuff we could listen to? a sample of us is here http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/115/brazil.html cheers!
Date: Sun Nov 26 14:22:18 2000 Name: j.duel City/State/Country: sweden Comment: hi ray(nov 6), tuomas gave you the wrong address, it’s “listen.to/duel”, and nothing else, cheers tuomas for spreading our name, and yes our EP will come soon!!!!!!
Date: Sun Nov 26 12:44:31 2000 Name: Mat City/State/Country: Penzance, England Comment: Just a reminder for anyone who knows of the whereabouts of Pid from Headcleaner to please read my message from Nov.21st and please get in touch – maybe Adam or Jez can help?!?!?!
Date: Sat Nov 25 15:15:44 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Adam why? why? why? why would you sell such a thing of beauty???
Date: Sat Nov 25 13:36:01 2000 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Wow, it’s already up to $1,025.00!! Go Adam. Care to offer up one of those Vox’s?
Date: Thu Nov 23 13:47:17 2000 Name: email@example.com City/State/Country: london Comment: NOTICE: Swervedriver 1962 Fender Jazzmaster for sale. Adam Franklin is selling one of his Jazzmasters. This one was used for the intro to Duel and generally the alternate tunings numbers. The guitar is being sold along with heavy-duty flightcase with ‘Swervedriver’ stencil. The guitar is being auctioned for 10 days from today on ebay.com Happy bidding!
Date: Thu Nov 23 02:19:25 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: subi but not for long Comment: ciao all !!! the essay is in the bag, the SWD cds are packed and I’m off to find me some beverages down south. i’ll be thinking of y’all in your chilly climes… when i’m surfing at margs !!!
Date: Wed Nov 22 14:21:26 2000 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Richmond Comment: Si Kik, es verdad. Quiero hablar mejor con personas de latin America. That’s cool that you lived in Santiago. I have yet to go to a Spanish speaking country, but I will, along with Oz :)) Algunos, Feliz Accion de Gracias!! (Everyone, Happy Thanksgiving)
Date: Wed Nov 22 06:40:47 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: subiaco Comment: erik, su espagnol esta muy bien ! y yo … no tengo idea algo mas … yo vive en santiago por un ano y mio espagnol es crap ahora… so long as i keep to 1 -2 syllables I’m ok. the benefit of speaking spanish is that you can talk to everyone in LA sin problemas!!
Date: Wed Nov 22 00:00:21 2000 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Richmond, Va. Comment: Hola Maggie, Yo pienso que doy ayuda. Tengo un video con Swervedriver tocan un concierto en 1992 durante el tiempo de “Raise”. La cualidad es regular, pero la musica es audible. Yo tengo un video de Creation con My Bloody Valentine tambien. Mi dirrecion electronico es: firstname.lastname@example.org Lo siento si mi espanol es malo.
Date: Tue Nov 21 22:41:50 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: subster Comment: Maggie, good to hear from Peru !! Sorry no vids here just the old discs & vinyl (remember television is your enemy). commo esta Macchu Picchu ahora? quiero ir al Peru contigo! I was there in 1996, did the 5 day trek from hell through the mountains, got high on those coca leaves, met some cool isreali kids and some sexy italians who lost their passports to some columbian guerillas (a likely story) …. one of the best weeks of my life!
Date: Tue Nov 21 19:59:33 2000 Name: Robb Chunco City/State/Country: Buffalo, NY USA Comment: Toshack Highway is great, but it ain’t no Swervedriver. Where’s the rock? What the world needs now, is more Swervies!!!!!!
Date: Tue Nov 21 19:35:07 2000 Name: email@example.com LOOKING 4 CONCERTS IN VIDEO City/State/Country: LIMA – PERU Comment: IM firstname.lastname@example.org Do you imagine someday receive a letter from Peru? Just like you, I love ethereal and indy, 80s baggy music (You know, groups like Spacemen 3, Mogwai, Slowdive,Tortoise, Fuxa, Spiritualized, Stereolab, My Bloody Valentine, etc.), spanish 80s group, electronic, I know in your country those groups are like ‘friends of yours’ because they performed there several times and the other groups too. In Peru you can only imagine that. Here, those groups never arrive and will never come. That is the reason why I write to you for a help to get any VIDEOS in STEREO SOUND (clips or in concert). If they’re bootlegs, better. I want to teach in Lima the best kind of music and I need videos to show the beauty and wonderful form of music made by them. I hear music from Air,Seres Vacios, Cetu javu, silvania, and also the trees, Pixies, Ear, Silvania, New Model Army, Chameleons, Gang Of Four, Spectrum, Cranes, Ride, Jesus And Mary Chain, Joy Division, Cocteau Twins, Love Is Colder Than Death, etc. When I was teenager I only listened to Psychedelic Furs, Stranglers, Sisters of Mercy, Lene Lovich, Fad Gadget, Clan of Xymox, Depeche Mode. I still have those vinyls and 45’s and I take care of them because those are my best memories. Do you imagine teach here with videos of those groups mentioned above? Can you help me? Plese tell me : 1. What videos do you have? (In any system : Pal or NTSC). 2. Do You have any friends who can help me? Could you give them my address? 3. When will you come to Peru? I’ll be glad to show you and your friends the beauty landscapes of Peru, especially Macchu Picchu. I welcome you. Thanks for your help!
Date: Tue Nov 21 16:18:10 2000 Name: agsdlivu6_956 City/State/Country: fvan g.v Comment: ./USPO:V
Date: Tue Nov 21 16:16:32 2000 Name: agsdlivu City/State/Country: fvan g.v Comment: ayt; asgv >KXVN?? USPO:V
Date: Tue Nov 21 09:56:17 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: never you mind Comment: quick everybody – hold him down, i’ll grab the video! sorry, can’t help though…
Date: Tue Nov 21 09:21:27 2000 Name: Mat City/State/Country: Penzance, England. email@example.com Comment: Wow, i never knew there was such a following for such an inactive band!!! Anyway, a couple of things, mainly, i am trying to trace an old friend and there is a tenuous Swervedriver link. Does anyone here know Guy “Pid” Siddle, ex-Headcleaner/Guapo? The last i knew he was living in Camden with Adi, ex-Swervedriver, but his number no longer works. I would like to get back in touch, so if you can help please email me at the above address. I will reward anyone with a nice Swervedriver compilation video from ITV’s The Beat, featuring 6 tracks – Harry & Maggie, Last Train, Duel, Blowin’ Cool, MM Abduction and Sandblasted. There’s a carrot for ya!!! Cheers, Mat.
Date: Tue Nov 21 08:11:36 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Snail, well you lucky bastards… I might be the onlyfan in Filnad which is a bit turn-off for the Swervie to come and perform here… Imagine the venue with a capacity for 1000 people with oly me in front ofthe stage.
Date: Tue Nov 21 08:08:33 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: hell Comment: cheers kik
Date: Tue Nov 21 01:07:40 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: subi Comment: Erik i’ve postponed my wine swilling for a few days to get a dastardly annoying essay done ! v. frustrating !!!! as for the bed, T has bagged it, but the floor is all yours !
Date: Mon Nov 20 23:25:21 2000 Name: Erik City/State/Country: the “R-I-C” to the “H” to the “MOND” Comment: Kik!!!! I see you survived the wine country. Is the bed still warm? :)) Stella, just be happy that you got those tunes…beyond the glare, there’s burning everywhere..
Date: Mon Nov 20 22:14:31 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: subi Comment: Hey Snail, how’s Nukes? I used to live there until 1993 – the town where i was born… many SWD lyrics jump to mind, but mainly ‘there could be something happening here but there’s just no place to go’. i’m thinking of moving back, but it’s gunna be a tough decision… what’s the scene like these days – is it just as bad as ever or have things improved?? is there still .025 degrees of separation or have the odds upped themselves a bit lately? what’s the music scene like or is Nukes Workers the Friday Nite Special (what’s with the colour scheme???) but i note that SWD played there once….oh well. things might have changed – or is that just a Nukes Urban Myth? Oh fuck it. i’ve just talked myself out of it !!! :-))
Date: Mon Nov 20 18:17:47 2000 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Stella, yeah you were had. I try to keep an eye on ebay now and then to see if anyone else is selling these bootlegs. I’ve seen them for as much as $80 bucks!!
Date: Mon Nov 20 12:08:11 2000 Name: Jerry City/State/Country: Comment: No such thing as an ‘official’ b-side collection… the sets that regularly pop up on ebay are all CDRs… a lot cheaper than buying the singles individually though! Pissed… i wouldnt be, considering all the great music u just got a hold of… although the seller should have stated that they were CDRs, but then as you said eBay probably would have suspended him if caught… so the seller didn’t have much of a choice but NOT to state the truth… BTW, u can get around this catch-22 by selling something legit (like a cheap photo or something) and then claiming the CDRs are “free” to the winner…. everyone knows the bids are actually for the ‘free’ stuff and not the cheapo other thing…..
Date: Mon Nov 20 09:34:21 2000 Name: Stella Caprice City/State/Country: Washington DC Comment: I just bought a 3-CD set, “SWERVEDRIVER NON-ALBUM TRACKS 1990-1998” from some guy via ebay. When the discs arrived, I was disappointed to find that they were CD-Rs (which are against ebay rules). My question to my fellow Swervies is this: does the “SWERVEDRIVER NON-ALBUM TRACKS 1990-1998” set really exist or is it a bootleg? I paid a lot of money for this, I want to know if I should be pissed off or not!
Date: Mon Nov 20 08:21:04 2000 Name: Snail City/State/Country: Stockton, Australia Comment: Tuomas, (Helsinki) Yes, there does seem to be some sort of cult following of swervedriver in Australia. Why? Well that is an interesting question! After flicking through a lot of chat ther seems to be a whole lot less sound coming from the “swervedriver”. Speak to us! Eventually love… Snail
Date: Sun Nov 19 18:36:49 2000 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: Sydney Comment: hmmm, come to think of it, i think i’m gettin clips for nltf & ravedown confused. hard to remember now. i do remember tha naff Last Train to Satansville clip where tha band was bashin round in dodgem cars though. cute.
Date: Sun Nov 19 14:31:22 2000 Name: mike City/State/Country: USA Comment: Yeah me and my brother offered Adam some Marijuana on his tour with Toshack in Detroit. He refused telling us that he quit doing that awhile back. He does like the drink though.
Date: Sun Nov 19 00:58:01 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Billie, T-shirts are on permanent hold. We may be doing something a bit more “official” in the future, but not now. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Date: Sat Nov 18 07:17:00 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: uk Comment: are all the Australians on this guest book from the Perth area.Anyone from Brisbane(coz thats where im from)
Date: Sat Nov 18 07:09:03 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: oz – the name says it all really Comment: laibach have ya tried the bulb?
Date: Sat Nov 18 06:49:36 2000 Name: Laibach City/State/Country: West Coast Comment: Good weed in Aus? does a bear shit in the woods!!!!!Bucket bongs for me tonight
Date: Sat Nov 18 02:27:58 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: oxyoz Comment: weed schmeed indeed – cant complain on that score or many others about the oz… its even legal in one state to grow yer own
Date: Fri Nov 17 17:14:55 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: uk Comment: hey the tv is ok here…well i did see a documentary on hot air ballooning a few years ago that had last day on earth as background music…err…maybe its not too good then
Date: Fri Nov 17 14:14:01 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Australia sounds pretty good, do you get good weed there? By the sounds of it you get good telly!! The only SWD video i’d seen until a couple of months ago was magic bus, they used to play it quite a bit on a cable channel we have called the box. I got a swervie compilation from action records a couple of months ago with those videos i had previously mentioned. I know it’s about the music really, but i’m a bit of a completist so iwant all of the videos too!!! You can watch the duel video (one of them) on www.sonicnet.com but i can’t get it to work. The Duel video that i’ve seen is a bit low budget but still pretty cool, it only has Adam, Jimmy and Jez in it but i know there are other versions (like the road rash one) which i haven’t seen either.
Date: Fri Nov 17 13:21:00 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: Comment: and it definatly was rave down i saw on that rage programme in australia…hallucinogens hadnt made an impact on my life at that point
Date: Fri Nov 17 13:19:02 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: ono Comment: and probably made a complete bearded clam of myself.anyway…i seem to remember nltf video having slashy water all over the place..or am i imagining it
Date: Fri Nov 17 09:58:05 2000 Name: anne-marie City/State/Country: melbourne Comment: wha? swd on rage? nltf on rage? never ever ever seen a swerve vid. on rage..perhaps i just don’t stay up late enough..bummer.. 🙁 is the nltf clip any good?
Date: Fri Nov 17 05:02:11 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: orion Comment: alright mate. (by the way, everybody, dan is too much of a gent to let on about the drunken night he spent with messrs.SWD following a rockin’gig in manchester. the man, he smoke their fags, he eat their sandwiches, he drink their exotic lagers!) soz dan…
Date: Thu Nov 16 23:18:10 2000 Name: kikstar City/State/Country: l51 Comment: television is your enemy.
Date: Thu Nov 16 22:14:19 2000 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: Sydney Comment: When Son of a Mustang Ford came out, ABC’s Rage played it every weekend for months! Sandblasted, Ravedown & NLTF too. They’ve always given SWD a decent outage. I think mebbe that national exposure could be a solid reason why SWD is reasonably well known down here. (Most indie DJs give them a spin too). I’ve seen most SWD vidz on that show, but stopped watching TV around tha time ESR came out, so I wouldnt about know after then. Tuomas: yep, SWD goes hand in hand with life in Australia 🙂
Date: Thu Nov 16 20:19:53 2000 Name: kikstering City/State/Country: l51 – last day in the sky Comment: MTfartingV: the bastards ! Chris, if you were in australia, you could sue those assholes for misleading and deceptive conduct !!. Dan, are you sure you saw the vid for rave down on oztv or was it the magic mushies?
Date: Thu Nov 16 16:11:45 2000 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Belgium Comment: Does anyone have heard something about Ajay? How’s he going?
Date: Thu Nov 16 13:36:28 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: home Comment: alright dave
Date: Thu Nov 16 13:36:02 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: thrilled uk Comment: and that mate who saw rave down on australian tv was me
Date: Thu Nov 16 11:07:56 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: excited Comment: one mail wending it’s way to you as we erm..speak?! (all other goodies will be gratefully received, if anyone’s got any…to tide us over while we wait for the anthology…)
Date: Thu Nov 16 10:05:31 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Dave, you have some swervedriver videos? Maybe we could do some swaps? i have Last train to satansville, Last Day on Earth and Duel. E-mail me if you’re interested firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thu Nov 16 08:38:38 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: shiny/wet/shiny/wet Comment: there’s a video for ‘my zephyr’?! cool! can only ever remember seeing one swervies vid – NTLF, but that was many moons ago…my mate caught ravedown on Australian (them again!) t.v. when he was there about 10 years ago! anyone catch the boys on The Beat around the time of mezcal head? we had to take LSD to make sure we didn’t fall asleep before it came on…taping it just wouldn’t have been the same! (though i did tape it aswell). as for M.T.-farting-V, let’s go get ’em!!! the injustice doled out to swervedriver ENDS HERE!!! ()….
Date: Thu Nov 16 08:00:27 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Believe me, they played some right shit (hole, nine inch nails, deftones – some of you may like these bands – i don’t), that practically changed every video that i had picked. I was embarrased that my name was put to it. I mean, if they didn’t want to play my videos they shouldn’t have picked my fucking hour. I chose ‘never lose that feeling’ and ‘my zephyr’ and they played ‘magic bus’ fucking twice. Don’t get me wrong, i like ‘magic bus’ (do you guys get any royalties from this? i know A&M were milking that track for all it was worth) but whoever is compiling those hours is one lazy motherfucker. Needless to say i sent them a nasty e-mail and if i don’t get a reply and an explanation i’m going to bombard them with filth. Well i thought this was going to be my chance to see those elusive swervedriver videos, speaking of which – what happened to that video compilation that Jez promised us many moons ago??? I know Jez is a busy guy but has the project been permenantly shelved? Oh if you look on guitargeek.com there’s a diagram of Adam’s Toshack Highway rig for us sad gearheads to drool over. As you can see i have been screwed by mtv, as have many other people. They have pissed me off in a big way, and i shall have my vengence.
Date: Thu Nov 16 05:03:02 2000 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Nov 16 02:01:51 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Is it just me, but is there a cult gathered around Swervedriver in Australia… seems like nearly everyone writing here is from the land down under…
Date: Wed Nov 15 19:31:34 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: aqui todavia – dos mas dias!! Comment: Chris at least they didn’t play Spice Girls and put your name on it
Date: Wed Nov 15 17:10:51 2000 Name: CHris City/State/Country: England Comment: They fucked my hour up, it was bollocks, they played magic bus twice – can you fucking believe it????
Date: Wed Nov 15 12:57:02 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Everybody remember to watch mtv2 tonight at 8 (two swervedriver videos!!!!! – hopefully)
Date: Wed Nov 15 10:09:49 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: aqui todavia …otra vez Comment: billie the secret to hangover prevention is to just keep drinking
Date: Wed Nov 15 10:08:24 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: aqui todavia Comment: hmmm… a SWD convention at Margaret River. whaddya say Jez?
Date: Wed Nov 15 04:26:48 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: lap(it up)land Comment: Goddamn! fact, eh? hmmm….”son of fiat punto” anyone?? can’t help you on the BOAT front, jez…afraid i lent it to a friend of mine – Val Halla. it’s fireproof, right?
Date: Wed Nov 15 02:35:28 2000 Name: Billie City/State/Country: Perth Comment: Art what happened to the T-shirt page?Did you end up finding out about postage to Oz?Just wondering!! Cheers
Date: Wed Nov 15 02:32:18 2000 Name: Billie City/State/Country: Perth Aus Comment: Jez couldnt agree with you more Margaret River is such a cool area for a few days off.Kik have fun down there it sure is hot enough for it at the moment dont get too pissed off a few bottles of red(shocking hangovers the next day I know).Erik & Tuomas if you ever get down this way come down for the summer and head south you wont regret it.Jez Powderfinger supporting Swervedriver down south?How about it!!
Date: Tue Nov 14 23:23:06 2000 Name: Erik (J) City/State/Country: Aquel Comment: Kik, enjoy the red down South sweet thang, I hope you have a wonderful time. Tuomas, I’m not sure if I told this already, but I saw the Makers last week and they were fucking amazing!! I hope you get a chance to see them if haven’t already…”Can you feel it, can you feel it now”…
Date: Tue Nov 14 18:37:45 2000 Name: sam City/State/Country: Comment: hope some of you caught the sea&cake on tour because they were so good….
Date: Tue Nov 14 11:50:38 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: aqui Comment: jez are you sure it’s not a “moat”? & yup. i am very much indeed looking forward to Margs… i just need to get that ‘talking in my drink’ feeling you get after draining 20 wineries dry… i’ll be thinking of y’all when i;m sloshing down the red in a few days time.
Date: Tue Nov 14 11:22:00 2000 Name: jez City/State/Country: yep Comment: Dave!Maybe I just typed it wrong.I said “BOAT”,not “GOAT”.You know?That Viking jobby I lent you coz you wanted to do some raping and pillaging further afield than your own soggy shores. . .Man – I need it back soon.Got my own tour to do!:)Yeah,well I spoke to our engineer Dave yesterday.We haven’t seen each other in ages so we’re hooking up in London on Thursday to go see the Powderfinger Boys shake their stuff @ the Astoria (unless,as happened to me at a Black Grape gig some years ago – with lots of friends,very embarrassing – I’m not on the list).Should be a good night.They’re a good laugh those boys.When Dave & us were touring Scandinavia a few years back,we staggered in to a charity shop really early in the morning whilst seeking breakfast (funny world…).In our still seriously out of it state I managed to persuade him to buy a really old set of useless wooden skis with bamboo poles (he can’t ski) while I got this really nice deep purple fur lined suede coat.Oh how we laughed,watching Dave drag this shit set of bits of wood around the tour,with all the rest of his stuff.Fantastic!Anyway,my flat burned out this year and I lost everything – except that coat,which Dave had ‘borrowed’.He says its at the dry cleaners – we’ll see on thursday!!! Kik – I envy you.That Margaret River area is amazing.Best place to the last gig of a very long tour you could possibly imagine.God I loved that place.So “Enjoy,baby!!!” – One other thing – Dave,it’s all “fact baby,fact”.It’s a tough gig,but someone’s….you know the rest.Later,jez….xxx
Date: Tue Nov 14 02:15:02 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Okay, just give me two weeks to survive from bronchitis and finish my overdue things at my job and I’m there… and I’m using the bed :).
Date: Tue Nov 14 01:25:48 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: l51 (still but not for long) Comment: freaky indeed Mr J. the offer’s there – make use of it!
Date: Mon Nov 13 22:44:04 2000 Name: Erik (J Nevada) City/State/Country: Richmond Comment: These parallels that you and I have are indeed strange Kik. We get the same kicks in different hemispheres, too cool. I might have to take you up on your living room floor offer. I’ve been all round, but have yet to visit Oz. Keep it nice and warm for me…
Date: Mon Nov 13 20:04:42 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: L51 Comment: it’s 32 deg C Tuomas, not a cloud in teh sky. feel like a holiday – my living room floor awaits you! & J – how wierd is this – i’m going driving this weekend down south (the wineries beckon from afar…) are we living alternate universe lives on the northern and southern half of this planet?
Date: Mon Nov 13 09:10:33 2000 Name: starfish City/State/Country: oceania Comment: Jez – thanks for the AC30 info!!! I’m guessing Adam’s is a ’61-65 model from tone and your description. The black grillcloth version probably later than ’64/’65. ART – I have no problems using simple ASCII – I’ve been a UNIX/programmer geek for years – it’s the lack of line returns that’s killing me. It would be a simple mod in your CGI, but it’s your board so you call the shots. I guess we are just thankful to have a board at all – thanks for that!!!
Date: Mon Nov 13 05:14:56 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: yeah, yeah Comment: mr jez – you cheeky devil! i have spent the last 6 or 7 years exposed to foolishly loud volumes, but only cos i’m a drummer in a rock’n’roll band…something i believe you may know something about! as for your scandanavian GOAT…we’re in love, dammit!! you’ll never separate us! NEVER!! i’m with you and keef on the analysis front but have ALWAYS wanted to know – “son of jag E – fact or fiction?” if it’s fact, then life’s not fair…
Date: Sun Nov 12 22:49:40 2000 Name: Erik the Librarian City/State/Country: Richmond Comment: No Kik, I’m not Conan. I think I’m probably closer in nature to those little, meek, old ladies that are generally pictured as librarians. I had an excellent weekend driving South and playing Rock and Roll. I hope sunny Perth is treating you well, and Tuomas, I hope you’re not freezing too badly. ‘Speak to you all again soon…Jez, did your wife ever sing for any other bands after Medicine?
Date: Sun Nov 12 16:07:53 2000 Name: sebastian horse City/State/Country: sweeden Comment: Live Album-when & where?
Date: Sat Nov 11 12:51:23 2000 Name: anne-marie City/State/Country: melbourne Comment: looks like i’ll never find that feeling to never lose..
Date: Sat Nov 11 07:33:16 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: subi Comment: jez i love you ! i’m off to find the feeling all have a good sat nite
Date: Sat Nov 11 04:34:59 2000 Name: jez City/State/Country: north of england(in a mates’ studio – cold) Comment: OK – “Dave” – I reckon from the way you write,that in the past you have suffered from over exposure to high audio levels.Like,erm,maybe – just possibly – from standing out front doing SWDs live sound for six or seven years? “Lamby”?It is you isn’t it?And you’re touring with some other bunch of ne’er do well’s,right?If so,then Dave – can I have my Scandinavian coat back please??!!!If you’re not – then I guess not. . .About Vox AC30: Adam has two – both pretty fucked from years of being Adams amp (!!!!!).Both Blue speakers,both different types.One is the old brown cloth front,one a more modern (ish) black front.Can’t remember/never knew model #.I recommend trying a few out.Even the same type will sound different front one to another.But a totally f****d one should give you that characteristic Frnklin tone,I reckon!!!!!! Art – thanks for calling.Got delayed doing this recording stuff – will send “Rider” chapters asahp – now where did I put that coke?Oh,NOOOO – maybe I’ve lost that feeling. . !To the good person that wanted to know about nltf – I was about to wind you up,but checked myself just then (close call).As Keith Richard once said:”I don’t think Rock ‘n’ roll should be analysed or thought about too deeply”. SO LEAVE IT!!!I reckon it’s probably to do with all things mentioned below and more.Oh,look out – I just found that feeling again…That’s better..! Got to dash.Drums to record,things to do,people to see,that kind of thing.Sprouts – sorry I missed you in London – gissacall when Scando commitments are dealt with.Hope all’s rockin’ in the house of the former Liverpool players etc…Peace, jez….xxx
Date: Sat Nov 11 01:38:55 2000 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Starfish. This is just a guestbook. It’s simple ascii for a reason. Maybe in the future I’ll upgrade to allow HTML support. But for now your just going to have to make due with boring old text. Art
Date: Fri Nov 10 23:13:36 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: subiaco Comment: BC has a cool site dave. wish i was up in the mountains…
Date: Fri Nov 10 13:51:47 2000 Name: starfish City/State/Country: oceania Comment: was testing to find if HTML or even basic line returns are supported here. Have ytou thought about UBB or parsing tags in your CGI?
Date: Fri Nov 10 11:23:49 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: somewhere Comment: i’ll join in the ‘my first time’ thing cos it was ages ago…first saw swervies in 1990 supporting the mighty JANE’S ADDICTION! yeah, you’re right, it was fucking ace!!! Adi sang a song but i’ve no idea what it was… if you go over to http://www.bravecaptain.com/qlinks.htm you’ll see a little message from Toshack to Brave Captain (whose album is very chilled and very sweet and very good!)
Date: Fri Nov 10 08:17:10 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: erik/J are you conan the librarian?
Date: Fri Nov 10 00:35:31 2000 Name: test City/State/Country: test Comment: test
Date: Fri Nov 10 00:14:01 2000 Name: conan the librarian City/State/Country: skandiland Comment: goodnight ladies!
Date: Fri Nov 10 00:12:44 2000 Name: buzz aldrin City/State/Country: space Comment: err….. we have just landed…..beep…erm those aren’t credit cards…beep……..has anyone got any clown music?…beep…..message over
Date: Fri Nov 10 00:06:40 2000 Name: Marianne City/State/Country: I Norge Comment: Så dere tror dere er det beste bandet som har slillt på Kvarteret, men nei!! Uansett er dere set beste nachspiel-bandet på lenge. klokka er overseks og ere er endar her!!! good, good!
Date: Fri Nov 10 00:04:13 2000 Name: olaf the viking City/State/Country: you know Comment: outside now, yah?
Date: Fri Nov 10 00:02:42 2000 Name: jens thunderbolt City/State/Country: norway also Comment: yeah? well next time i see that keyboard player i will kick her ass good time yah
Date: Fri Nov 10 00:00:09 2000 Name: olaf the viking City/State/Country: norway – where else – ha! ? Comment: that drummer left a lot to be desired, ya?
Date: Thu Nov 9 23:57:21 2000 Name: jeff thor from norway City/State/Country: norway Comment: just saw toshacks fuckin sexy assed drummer he darn well rocked tha huset dudes
Date: Thu Nov 9 11:01:40 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Hey Starfish, why all the testing? Are you having trouble with the guest book? Please let me know. Cheers.
Date: Thu Nov 9 08:15:04 2000 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: Comment: btw, tnx 1000000 for tha link kevin from Atlanta, that 1/2 hour acoustic set made my day. those of u who didnt check it out, do so PRONTO 🙂
Date: Thu Nov 9 08:02:17 2000 Name: neojedi City/State/Country: sydney Comment: re: decent sounding bands. Antarctica is a band u should definately check out if u get time, one of the few bands still putting out stuff that sounds ’92, but with original flavour. u can find em on tha net @ audiogalaxy.com i thinketh
Date: Wed Nov 8 15:41:09 2000 Name: annica City/State/Country: stockholm Comment: first time i ever heard swd was live ’96. can you imagine a better first time? i was amazed, still am. anyone seen toshack live? tell me all about it!
Date: Wed Nov 8 12:10:39 2000 Name: test City/State/Country: test Comment: test1 test2 test3
Date: Wed Nov 8 12:09:22 2000 Name: blish City/State/Country: usa Comment: thank god for swervedriver. i can hear them everywhere…
Date: Wed Nov 8 12:09:19 2000 Name: starfish City/State/Country: oceania Comment: I have some questions about Adam Franklin’s VOX AC-30. I would like to know the details below because I like the sound of his vintage amp better than the reissues and would like to purchase a vintage model, but don’t want to pay the high vintage prices until I find out exactly which version of the AC-30 produces the sound I like. Jez, could you take a stab at this? Questions about Adam’s vintage VOX AC-30: * Is the control panel red or grey in color? * Does it say a JMI product on the panel? * Are the speakers blue, silver, or greenback celestions? Or, other brand? * Is it a top boost model? (Bass and treble controls on the back baffle or on top control panel?) Thanks in advance!!!
Date: Wed Nov 8 12:06:32 2000 Name: testhappy City/State/Country: testes Comment: testtest2test3 test4
Date: Wed Nov 8 12:00:54 2000 Name: testpro City/State/Country: testland Comment: test test2 test3
Date: Tue Nov 7 12:11:05 2000 Name: hairy haw City/State/Country: glasgow Comment: Yes, I remember my first swervie song song.The Son of mustang ford demo on a battered little Creation giveaway tape with select in early 92. chugged along nicely if recall.
Date: Tue Nov 7 10:26:33 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: maybe y’all in the UK can kidnap each band member and force them to do their next album (all they’re waiting for is the right time & place). i’m just trying to remember the first swd song i ever heard. i can’t directly remember whether it was deep seat or rave down, but it was one of those… i do remember sitting on a kitchen bench somewhere late at night with the ole bill and the party funnel being put to good use and realising that some amazing strains were actually getting throught the haze. oh to live once more though my undergrad days… strange how the scenery changes, but my thirst for hearing swd regularly never does…
Date: Tue Nov 7 09:24:59 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: brrrrrr….soggy Comment: hey now! cheer up! bloody hell! where are all these ‘no toshack’ rumours coming from??
Date: Tue Nov 7 07:15:05 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Enough about my spice girls obsession, if toshack don’t come to England i’ll kill myself (or someone else), obviously i’ve been listening to the smiths too much
Date: Tue Nov 7 04:20:19 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: sorry about my ineptness with one click options. chris, are you sure its the guest book you frequent or the photo page? i;m positive that those spice chicks have to be pumped full of silicon. i know these things.
Date: Tue Nov 7 03:14:25 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: i guess that leaves australia right out.
Date: Tue Nov 7 03:14:22 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: i guess that leaves australia right out.
Date: Tue Nov 7 02:38:14 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: uk Comment: so does this mean th isnt coming to uk then?
Date: Mon Nov 6 18:05:18 2000 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Same sadness than Annica for me
Date: Mon Nov 6 17:05:34 2000 Name: annica City/State/Country: stockholm Comment: i’m crying my eyes out…toshack’s not coming to sweden,and there’s no way i can go out of town right now. comfort me, someone?
Date: Mon Nov 6 14:48:02 2000 Name: chris City/State/Country: England Comment: mtv2, it’s on digital, and yes i am really, really bored
Date: Mon Nov 6 13:17:49 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: yorkshire Comment: what is m2 uk…..or am i a bit slow and out of touch
Date: Mon Nov 6 11:10:10 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: There’s nothing wrong with the spice girls mate, that’s another guestbook i frequent. (i’m joking)
Date: Mon Nov 6 10:18:49 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: so chris you might actually be seen to be as recommending a bit of the old spice girls action ?
Date: Mon Nov 6 10:14:37 2000 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: UK swervie fans, all kneel and praise me. I have achieved the impossible, my hour of music has been picked for m2 uk!!! obviously i have picked good videos (2 swervedriver!!) and my hour will make interesting viewing for all of you. It will be broadcast at 8pm on wednesday the 15th of november!!! I’m sooooo happy!!!! there’s just one problem, they picked my brother’s hour last month and changed some of the videos, let’s just hope that they don’t do that to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
Date: Mon Nov 6 07:44:05 2000 Name: Kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: Ray there’ll never be another real swd. i guess we’ve just got to get over that one somehow … for other stuff that sounds pretty good try seam (one of my all time faves), JMC, and (believe it or not) foo fighters & everclear(please dont hold that against me), the wedding present, ride, MBV, mercury rev, pixies, … um um … fuck it. there is no comparison. just go to ebay and buy those rare SWD singles. on the other hand has some stuff on the page gone to the world of left sox? but i still you’re great Art for putting me in touch with other swervies !! thankyou !
Date: Mon Nov 6 07:19:56 2000 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Ray, try a band called Duel (well enough said there) at http://hem1.passagen.se/duel…
Date: Mon Nov 6 01:58:03 2000 Name: anne-marie City/State/Country: melbourne Comment: well, i tried the mailing list re: nltf..but that proved useless..not even a response! hmph.. 🙁 goddamit, i MUST get to the bottom of this..
Date: Mon Nov 6 00:23:09 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Gushi1, there’s plenty of time. I will prevail!! 😉
Date: Sun Nov 5 20:57:53 2000 Name: Ray City/State/Country: USA Comment: anybody know of any bands that sound similar to swervedriver? any chance of the band recording soon? or are they daed?
Date: Sun Nov 5 10:36:12 2000 Name: gushi1 City/State/Country: Comment: Re: ebay – don’t try to outbid me Art, i know it’s you, you’ll lose!!!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah aha
Date: Sat Nov 4 11:16:11 2000 Name: test City/State/Country: test Comment: very well put, dave
Date: Fri Nov 3 18:47:35 2000 Name: dan City/State/Country: now even colder northern england Comment: hey dave….have you ever heard of brazil
Date: Fri Nov 3 09:55:31 2000 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: mebbe Jez or Adam can shed some light on the NLTF puzzle.
Date: Fri Nov 3 06:24:41 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: cold, northern england Comment: think adam makes some referance to NTLF on toshack site – i.e. that ‘lost the feeling’ is a sort of the flipside to it. always kind of thought it was about truth, beauty and all those good good things and never forgotting that those are the important things (plus they are the very cornerstones of rock’n’roll!!)
Date: Fri Nov 3 06:19:52 2000 Name: dave City/State/Country: north of england Comment: hey vincent jones! are you in for a treat!? if you’ve only got the first 2 albums, hold onto your hat cos the other two are gonna blow it right off…or something like that!
Date: Thu Nov 2 18:32:12 2000 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium Comment: What about a Swervedriver unplugged? Adam’s acoustic performance sounds great so why not add others for a Swervedriver acoustic (unplugged) record?
Date: Thu Nov 2 18:20:51 2000 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium Comment: Yep great music but Jez, Steve and Jimmy should have made it better again! Art ,what’s this “Kill the superheroes” long sleeve T-shirt ? Is it still possible to order it somewhere? Can somebody confirm Toshack coming in Belgium ,it’s on the TH tour page but I didn’t see any date-place ?
Date: Thu Nov 2 17:23:45 2000 Name: Kevin City/State/Country: Atlanta GA USA Comment: Make sure to check out an Adam Franklin acoustic performance (Sept. 1998)at www.virtuecast.com/music… in the Concerts section. Adam plays: 1-Last Train to Satansville 2-You Sealed My Fate 3-I’ve Lost the Feeling 4- (?) Overboard (?) 5- I Thought I Saw My Ship a-Coming 6-The Other Jesus 7-Harry & Maggie and 8- The Watchmaker’s Hands. You may have to download Media Player, but this show is worth it. Enjoy…
Date: Thu Nov 2 02:16:02 2000 Name: anne-marie City/State/Country: melbourne Comment: tanx kik(ster)! well, for trying anyway 🙂 yeah, nltf full version would sit top 5 for me. um, i remember hearing an interview, early 90’s some time, and thinking that the subject matter for that song was somewhat atypical. not standard boy/girl stuff, something kinda intriguing ,surreptitious almost..but that may be my hazy memory playin’ with me.. i’ll try the, ahem, authorities on the mailing list eh..i’m on a mission..;)
Date: Thu Nov 2 00:31:00 2000 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Sorry about that, guys. I had to move the server to a new hosting provider. All seems fine now. I hope.
Date: Thu Nov 2 00:29:32 2000 Name: test City/State/Country: test Comment: test
Date: Wed Nov 1 00:39:05 2000 Name: Vincent Jones City/State/Country: Zirndorf, Bavaria Germany Comment: My favorite Swervedriver album is “Mezcal Head”. I listen constantly to the song “Harry & Maggie”, like every day. I also have “Raise”, which is not as good as “Mezcal Head” in my opinion, but “Sci-Flyer”, “Pile-Up” and “Feels so Real” are cool songs. “99th Dream” is the one I’m working on now. Amazon.com didn’t have it at the time I wanted to purchase, so I will wait until they’re restocked. Swervedriver kicks ass!