Date: Wed Jan 31 08:14:29 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: can’t remember where we got that from!..think he told me??!…jez – i’ve mailed you about saturday – gig’s off…our skinny northern arses remain tomato free for now!
Date: Tue Jan 30 10:35:42 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Just been on the Brazil website – very nice! i didn’t realise that Jez had produced Ash and Elastica! Or did i just read it wrong? Does anybody know what tracks he produced, that would make for some intresting listening!
Date: Tue Jan 30 07:56:09 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: hey chris – there’s no way you’re gonna see a brazil cd in birmingham! soz!! you can get a sneaky peaky at: http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/115/brazil.html and if you like it, i’ll stick one in your swervie video parcel…(when you eventually get it!)..though you can buy them through our new’n’improved site, popfans! we’ll hopefully be able to stick the one that jez produced on mp3.com or something…
Date: Tue Jan 30 02:46:30 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium Comment: Hey Jez, I was wondering if you could tell me exactly the number of copies of each record Swervedriver have sell !?
Date: Mon Jan 29 22:35:29 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: the Baptiste speaks the truth (just don’t be going and drowning anyone brutha) …a lyric that gives up to the Stooges and Echo and the Bunnymen? I love it…
Date: Mon Jan 29 21:53:10 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: To Jez Comment: what are some of your favorite bands?
Date: Mon Jan 29 21:53:07 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: To Jez Comment: what are some of your favorite bands?
Date: Mon Jan 29 21:49:59 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: To Jez Comment: I think you are the best drummer in the world!!!!
Date: Mon Jan 29 13:14:52 2001 Name: baptiste City/State/Country: Comment: mr ashcroft should not only listen to elliott smith in order to hear how to write, sing and play solo acoustic guitar emotively, but also maybe to some bob dylan…’don’t think twice it’s alright’ perhaps…’c’mon people we’re making it’ indeed! arrogant fuck
Date: Mon Jan 29 09:44:51 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: percentage of nowt = nowt! thought ‘tomatoes’ was a friend of ‘sprouts’ for a minute…i’m ‘cucumber’, and the girls love me! ho ho! chris – you are too efficient!..though yesterday i was at the guy’s house who has my swervie vid and i remember asking some semi-coherant question about videos and leads etc…i’m getting there!
Date: Mon Jan 29 09:37:45 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Dave i have copied the video and i will send it tomorrow!!! Will look out for the Brazil release (will it make it to the midlands???). I’ve seen sonic youth a few times, they’ve been both excellent and shite!! also seen Dinosaur twice.
Date: Mon Jan 29 09:36:55 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: erm,Dave,did we discuss my %age?STick me on the list plus one 4 your gig.I’m bringing tomatoes – if you’re pants you get ’em…If I’m out of it you get ’em – let’s face it Saturday you get pelted!!And yeah,”Bunnymen style” is right.Cool,huh?!Later,jez….xxx
Date: Mon Jan 29 09:28:28 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Jan 29 06:26:43 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: ricky – “stooges high in a bunnymen style”????? advert coming up…brazil debut release took place on saturday…distribution not brilliant…in fact just northern england, unless you count internet!…www.wearebrazil.co.uk if anyone’s in london on saturday, pop into the water rats in kings cross – brazil supporting marc bolan’s son’s band (gonna be spooky!). feb 26th, releasing ‘school daze’, produced by the mighty mighty jez. check www.fiercepanda.com…advert over!!!
Date: Mon Jan 29 00:46:16 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: gotta agree with sundog on the mbv concerts after the release of loveless (was it really 1991??) what a concert. what a T! i think i went to the sydney uni show where they headlined. i forget the support act (as you do). i think my experience was quite similar to sundog’s – the rotoscope, the wall of sound. kev looked like he hadn’t washed or changed his shirt in 2 years. belinda was beautiful, deb rocked on and colm… what a legend. that concert also ended in an MBV special you made me realise which seemed to go on forever … i wish. i very much doubt that anything will ever be so good again as that night. i still have the long sleeved t shirt with glider on the front which i bought post concert from ben on the train home … and i remember walking home as dawn came up from Nuke’s railway station. what would i give for a repeat performance? Much !!
Date: Sun Jan 28 22:45:23 2001 Name: SD City/State/Country: Comment: Damn that was shoving through the crowd, not card.
Date: Sun Jan 28 22:42:50 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: ‘ROCK FACT John Herndon from Tortoise almost ended up as Swervedriver’s drummer once when he was still known as Johnny Machine from the Poster Children ….’ Adam, was this back when you guys played Chicago during the Raise tour? I remember that show because Adi walked off the stage and I was wondering where the hell he went…a few minutes later I feel someone shoving through the card from behind…it was Adi making his way from the bar to the stage. I tried to see you guys on the Mezcal Head tour, but you guys played that show with the Smashing Pumpkins (A show I definitely wanted to see) but ti was sold out before I could get tickets. I was able to see you on the last tour at the Metro (But they made it a damned midnight show…I hate those) and remember your Mic not working for the opening song (Behind the scenes of the sounds and the times) so we got the instrumental version. I also remember the hottie trying to get your attention in the front row (petite/dark hair/Yoooww!!) and the bouncers being their usual ‘Bad Ass’ selves. The only reason I bring this up is, I remember the bouncers not flinching or paying attention during the show. That is, until you guys launched into Duress. When you really got going that track the bouncer skept turning around to watch..it was killer! Hey, maybe the next time you guys play chi-town you can include ‘Planes over the skyline’ in the set list! Until we get some new Swervie I’ll just keep kicking back with TH. P.S.- If there are any Dark Star fans here (Former members of Levitation) they reportedly have a new release OTW in February. SD
Date: Sun Jan 28 22:08:38 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: Paulo, I hope your dream of seeing MBV live (Doubtful) comes true. I hope this because I would probably get to see them again. I saw them at the Metro in Chicago in support of ‘Loveless’ when they opened for Dinosaur Jr. (I thought it would be an awesome show since I was really into both bands at the time). I totally underestimated how incredibly F*****G! Awesome MBV would be live. The Metro was only about half full when they played so I had a great view of the show from the balcony seats (When they had seats) and the last song they played was, I think, ‘You made me realize’. Only it opened with a 15 to 20 minute guitar wailin’ wall of sound that just suddenly exploded into the song when they had the whole damned place resonating! It was also one of the loudest shows I had ever been too. They had a rotoscope displaying ‘images’ behind them while they played. By the time Dino took the stage (And I still really like them.BTW, you guys picked up ‘J. Mascis and the Fog’ with Kevin Shields helping out? If youliked DIno, get it!) Anyway, after MBV played, watching Dino play was sort of like, who’s the whiner with the guitar just standing on the stage wanking? I don’t say that as slam of Dino, I say that for reference as to how incredible MBV were live. Keep hoping it happens again. SD
Date: Sun Jan 28 17:43:03 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: Comment: hello art love this site-call me stupid but i cant find yesterdays update.
Date: Sun Jan 28 14:58:59 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: I love your drumming jez.
Date: Sun Jan 28 14:57:51 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: question Comment: stooges high on what? please help me out Adam (been trying to figure it out for 2 years now)
Date: Sun Jan 28 14:55:27 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: I miss swervedriver it shite when people make bad remixes
Date: Sun Jan 28 14:54:21 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: Dj Ricko remix suck my cock it sucks (these times)
Date: Sun Jan 28 01:06:43 2001 Name: kikster City/State/Country: lazy sunday Comment: this guest book is taking off!! erik, add a tattoo to the mix and you’ve got me in one line.
Date: Sat Jan 27 20:05:56 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Jez Easy joke eh… Plastic Bertrand… Anyway that song “Ca plane pour moi” has been stolen by The Presidents of The United States Of America and it rocks more than the original one…Drum parts is played faster Very good one !
Date: Sat Jan 27 18:43:29 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: Monieur Plastique (tu sais!) – premonitoire = premonition.TT’s was the gig where some fat redneck jock forced his way into the dressing cupboard after the set and before the encore thing to tell us “you guys are the SACK!” I think it was STeve who said “I think this gent just called us a scrotum!”Top gig though – even if they did threaten to charge us $10000 to do an encore!!!!one other thing – I’m seeing a friend 2 morrow about getting time to mix the M/east gig.Ain’t got all of it (fucking amateurs!) but got most of it.We did a top jam of Superheroes that night which we didn’t get – that’s ok,the one in Stockholm and in the Prince of wales (?) Melbourne is better!!!Whatever,Sprouts – call me!!NY ok?Love,jez….xxx
Date: Sat Jan 27 18:32:55 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Sat Jan 27 10:50:46 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Have an awful dream last night. Dreamt of Swervedriver still going but without Mr Franklin still into his Toshack way! Hope my dream won’t be a “prémonitoire” (english translation? “dream that you have and happens later”) dream !
Date: Fri Jan 26 20:15:31 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: That’s exactly right! When I got there, the doorman tried to spoil my day telling me with a leer it was sold out but fortunately I’d booked my ticket beforehand. And I do remember that soundguy (must have been the same guy…)unplugging everything while someone (very pissed off)in the audience yelled at him over and over “I’m gonna cut your BAAALLS OFF!!” But I was already quite satisfied and decided to leave. Those venues (TT’s and Middle East) are alright but I guess Boston, the birthplace of indie in the US, deserved something better. At least I heard the Mayor was thinking of extending licensing hours. Massachussetts is probly the only place on earth where liquor stores close at 8 FUCKIN PM!!!
Date: Fri Jan 26 16:33:23 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: north attleboro ma. Comment: i caught the tt’s show in july of 97-what a sweat box! garageland and cherry 2000 played also, i remember jez and steve comming out for the encore but the soundguy said “no”-anyway that was killer because it had been so long since i saw them last(january of 94-club babyhead providence r.i. with medicine and creamy)jez please do something with the middle east recording-i think the opening song was behind the scenes of the sounds & the times also a killer take of girl on a motorbike for the encore but i didnt know the last tune. i think you also did cars converge in paris-i really dig that one and figured i never hear it live. i hope you guys make it back here soon!
Date: Fri Jan 26 12:45:49 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: That’s COOL, Mr. Jez! 16-track live recording, that must be worth a listen! Would you let us know the full set list on that one?! I am asking because the gigs I went to in Boston/NY were actually in 97, not 98. Shame on me, how could I ever forget it! You played T.T. the Bears (not Middle East) and The Tramps that year. It was July 1997, and the moment I came to know you were playing these shows I bought my ticket and flew straight off to New York. It was amazing, I still remember on the first night I was wearing this exclusive Swervie t-shirt I’d fabricated myself and right in front of T.T.s this guy comes out of a van, shades on, and asks me where I’d got that shirt from. I was too drunk to realize he was Mr. Steve George himself!! (He won’t probly won’t remember but I’m quite sure it was him). You opened with For Seeking Heat, then It’s All Happening Now (I had already received the CENSURED CD version of ESR, so I sang along — and maybe ALONE — on that one)and the third song was Duel. GEEZzuz, the place was packed and the sound…man THE SOUND! I never thought you could play so perfect a set of songs that otherwise seem pretty ‘undoable’onstage (since on the CD they have so many layered guitars, fxs, and (Moulder’s) production behind…)Anyway, it was the PERFECT gig (In NY it was a lil’ less enthusiastic but it still rocked).
Date: Fri Jan 26 05:35:55 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: Dave – just noticed time of posting.If you’re there,call me on my mobile.jxx
Date: Fri Jan 26 05:34:35 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: The Smoke Comment: northern soul was our ‘bus’ cee-dee on the boo radleys’ uk tour in ’95(?).paulo-i’ve got a 16 track digital recording of Middle East ’98.Listened to the ruff mixes 2day thanx to you.Might mix it properly 4 y’all (talk is cheap,I know!).Good version (and only one I know of) of ‘PARIS’…later,jez….xxx
Date: Fri Jan 26 05:27:13 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Jan 26 05:10:52 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: almost enjoying a day off… Comment: ahh, yeah northern soul – overlooked that when i was slagging verve…it is good that isn’t it! i’m glad i cleared up the nephilim confusion!!!…heh heh..they used to cover themselves in flour before going onstage to make it look like they’d just been riding through the desert!! ha ha!…bet there were tonnes of goths in leeds in ’91!! is bevis frond as dodgy as he/she/it/they sound???..well, that’s me done – only nipped into work and now i’ve got the rest of the day off…hmmmm hash’n’geetar strumming i think – do i know how to have a good time, or what!? (slight sarcasm!) bye-zee-byee!
Date: Fri Jan 26 03:39:43 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Art, this too funny. A mere 3 hours ago I signed a petition against John Ashcroft. Must be something about that name that brings out the wanker in people. This is the last time I post tonight/today I promise. Goodnight/morning all..E
Date: Fri Jan 26 01:48:26 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Dave, I actually thought you were serious about Fields of Nephilim. I visited friends in Leeds back in ’91 who were mad for that shit. I kind of dug it a little. Also Ballam & the Angel who I never heard but simply had the coolest black long-sleeve T’s! Oh, and another thing…for a minute there I thought all of the “Ashcroft” ranting was about former U.S. Senator John Ashcroft, our soon-to-be Attorney General. God help us…
Date: Thu Jan 25 23:45:22 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Did any of you ever get into Bevis Frond?
Date: Thu Jan 25 23:40:05 2001 Name: sam City/State/Country: canmore, ab Comment: the live swd stuff on napster is really amazing…
Date: Thu Jan 25 19:44:26 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: Wow!It’s getting harder to catch up on the postings round here! Talking about sarcasm, Mr. Adam Franklin’s alledgedly the author of one sidesplitting joke concerning Mr. Kevin Shields’new dog-breeding hobby, if I got it right. And if so, I hope that His Highness Mr. Kevin Shields’got over that eardrum problem. It’s actually time he put out another of those FLABBERGASTING records like in the late-80’s/early 90’s. He’s really the mentor of an entire generation, along with Mr. Mascis, Mr. Moore and Mr. Francis. It’s nice to know all of them are still rockin…The problem is, having seem almost all of them live (Dino in 93, Swervies in Boston and NY in 98, Frank Black in 99, and Sonic Youth last year) I still haven’t seen MBV. I have GOT to seem them before I can say at last: Mission Accomplished! But I fear it won’t be possible…The last I heard washat Bilinda Butcher’s post-rocking in Snowponey, O’ ci$#\ig has vanished and Mr. Shilds himself is busy working as (THE most requested) sideman in the alternative rock world. Only another Swervedriver gig could compensate that…
Date: Thu Jan 25 17:20:41 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Dave, yeah, you gotta be careful. Sometimes sarcasm is difficult to pick up in places such as these. I agree with your opinion of the English music press (with no offense to all the brits who post here) As for Mr. Ashcroft, I never thought that I of all people would be saying this because I used to adore Verve about as much as I did Swervedriver, but fuck that guy. Though “Northern Soul” will always have a place in my heart as one of the best albums ever, I had to reevaluate Ashcroft after seeing the Verve home video. He came off as ignorant as he is arrogant. I never felt any transatlantic grudges whatsoever, but his Anti-American slurs did not sit too well with some folks. I guess he forgets that there were young, open spirited Americans who believed in Verve’s music while they were still getting drunk in Wigan and no one in England gave the slightest fuck about them. Ole Dick’s actually playing in DC next week, I’ll not be there. If the Erik 5 years ago saw the Erik of now ranting like this, he would have probably gone and committed himself. Ghost, I’m another goddamn guitar player, one of three in the band. I play a ’57 strat and 1980 SG if that’s what you were asking. Kristen, your uniqueness seems to grow more and more. A swerve listenin’, gothic, surfin’ Ozzie…nice… Hope all is well with everyone else.
Date: Thu Jan 25 12:51:01 2001 Name: Matt City/State/Country: NY Comment: Hey people. Just getting back into these guys after a few years….
Date: Thu Jan 25 11:11:07 2001 Name: Janet City/State/Country: Annoyed Comment: Bob, stop sending messages here. Its not a chat room. Haydn is working with a company called ‘Silver Scope’ at the moment. Ring him there. It’s in LA, and I’m sure International equiries will list it. If not, then I can’t help you – sorry!
Date: Thu Jan 25 09:20:25 2001 Name: Bob City/State/Country: Comment: I need it urgently and Sharons not in work. Who would want to stalk Haynd anyway?
Date: Thu Jan 25 08:40:02 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Jan 25 07:47:35 2001 Name: Janet City/State/Country: Very Busy Land Comment: Bob Do you not think there are enough stalkers and other strange folk in LA already, without me posting Haydn’s address here? Get my email address from Sharon, and I’ll send you the address!!! Honestly!!
Date: Thu Jan 25 07:44:22 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: i didn’t know how to react to the mtv thing…i’m amazed anyone at that place has such taste. though, i don’t have mtv so don’t know what kind of show it is – i imagine it’s shite like the rest of the channel?? re: that club – fat can be ok…but fat goth? nah!!….by the way, my comment about the nephilim was actually followed by something that showed i was being sarcastic…but it didn’t show up when i submitted! so, for the record, they WEREN’T a great band!!! i went to see bauhaus last year and it was full of smelly goths – real tragic cases. which surprised me cos a) i didn’t know there were that many goths left and b) are bauhaus REALLY a goth band?? anyway, it was a fucking ace gig! daniel ash is coooool. which reminds me – love and rockets are a great band and, as with swervies, get cruelly overlooked in their native land but do really well in america. english music press = wankers. see ya!
Date: Thu Jan 25 06:08:16 2001 Name: Bob City/State/Country: Comment: Janet, will you post Haydn’s address on here for me. I’ve lost it
Date: Thu Jan 25 05:37:44 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: HVA Comment: Erik what’s your instrument in Dragstrip?
Date: Thu Jan 25 05:36:09 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Comment: HAH! Yeah Erik I worked at tower for a couple of months. I miss all those guys.It’s cool to hear that my posting got in puncline. I can’t believe noone reacted to my hearing Rave Down on Senseless Acts of Video. Did anyone else see this? And goth chicks are fat because it provides an escape from their fatness by alowing them to blend into a community where costume,makeup,and “weirdness” is rewarded. I go to goth nights on Wed in Norfolk. They also play 80’s and Brit pop and there are gorgeous girls there but there is that large percentage of fatties. Oh and Dave, it’s the lovebutcher cause I know how to kill a relationship. About Ashcroft, that’s nothing I saw N’Sync on Larry King Live and they said they are a good band that’s going to last just like the Stones and the Beatles. I tried to call in to cuss them out but the lines stayed busy.
Date: Thu Jan 25 04:51:07 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: early on there was that BIG guy called david something in mercury rev wasn’t there?? i’m afraid i was tarred with the goth brush until jane’s addiction saved me…only wore black nail varnish ONCE though! anyone remember fields of the nephilim? – great band …as for dickie ashcroft, his lowest moment has got to be when he said (and he really DID say this!).”with my new album i can truly say i am in the same room as the stones and the beatles”. what a knob!…hey ghost – if your mail address is love butcher, does that mean you’ve got a lot of meat??…don’t worry, i’m going!
Date: Thu Jan 25 03:03:19 2001 Name: hmmm indeed City/State/Country: Comment: but it was too difficult to surf at the same time. rock on all k
Date: Thu Jan 25 00:42:33 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: A Gothic Ozzie Lass eh? Hmmmm…
Date: Thu Jan 25 00:22:36 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: hmmm, well i guess that depends on the definition of goth, i never understood the vamp thing. i sorta thought alot of the other goth stuff was tragic too. i got over dog collars at the age of 12. its still hahrd to find colours in my wardrobe, and i will NEVER buy a yellow suit. but the goth industrial section of the cd/vinyl collection is rather embarrasingly large. and i am very very very emabarrased to admit that i have an andrew eldridge colour cd…. but then thats a heck load more cool than having Wham posters slung around yer bedroom…
Date: Thu Jan 25 00:15:05 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Ooops!! I mean Kik…
Date: Thu Jan 25 00:13:27 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Kristen, were you Goth in the 80’s?
Date: Wed Jan 24 23:52:44 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: hey has mercury rev’s line up changed? its been years since yerself is steem to deserters & i lost touch inbetween. vocals sounds way different. any thoughts?
Date: Wed Jan 24 23:15:13 2001 Name: hiropon City/State/Country: Sapporo,Japan Comment: In early ’90s,Swervedriver is famous band in Japan,Now, I love S.D.! http://members.tripod.co.jp/hiropon69/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed Jan 24 23:09:07 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: ah yes, but anyways. some of us keep the goth legend alive, its just mutated from pvc to, well, well cut wool on weekdays thassall. (as katrina, the gothest of all goths can vouch for, before we graduated, i never saw her without pvc, spikes, rocket shoes & 3 inches of makeup… now she’s just a part time goth).
Date: Wed Jan 24 22:26:00 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Yes, I agree Kikster. All those girls that rocked my world back in high school aren’t quite as desirable as they used to be. As for the 12 incher, I’m afraid your going to have to remain unsatisfied love… Ghost, sorry I haven’t given your band a listen yet. Did you sign a personal ad in Punchline to Tony Bitch and Garret recently? I thought I recognized your email address. I know those two fools.
Date: Wed Jan 24 19:50:19 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: here Comment: the 12 inch … is a modern day urban myth
Date: Wed Jan 24 19:37:57 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: speaking of goth chicks, did anyone notice that in about 1995 they all got really fat (save for a few of the bimbo goths)? not that there’s anything wrong with fat goths, i’m just interested in the general demographic trend. is that just an oz thing? or did their drug sources dry up? as for the verve, (and one lying bastart – ben you know who you are – knocked off my cd many years ago) yeah they were ok until some wally decided to use their music in an ad campaign, and suddenly (one stormy night), i hated their music and tv …
Date: Wed Jan 24 18:43:02 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Comment: Goddammit! I was just watching MTv’s senseless acts of video and at the end of a segment where the host falls from a helicopter riding a baby grand piano, they played the intro and the outro to Rave Down! Fuck I hate MTV!!!!!!
Date: Wed Jan 24 18:02:35 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Hampton, Va USA Comment: One more note it’s very lo-fi
Date: Wed Jan 24 18:01:37 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Hellhole, VA Comment: Also one more thing did anyone give The Monsters on mp3 a listen? Just curious about some feedback. Especially from Jez or Adam http://www/mp3.com/sofopromonsters
Date: Wed Jan 24 17:58:51 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: HVA Comment: Hey Erik and swervie gang. How can we start a realtime chat somewhere? I am bored all of the time and I go into these yahoos and aol’s and the people curse me and insult each other. It’s very assholish. Also Erik do you have an Instant Message? Mine is email@example.com Well bye for now.
Date: Wed Jan 24 16:22:05 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: Comment: does anyone know the title of the beach boys tune toshack did on tour. i saw them in providence r.i. and they opened with it. mr. franklin told me this-mabee he was just goofin, anyway i know its not from the toshack album also they closed with another tune ive never heard and some of the lyircs were “everyday rock & roll is savin my life”-ya know like the tshirts they were sellin. ill take the swervies over the verve all day long. he should watch out i think dylan could take his ass out.
Date: Wed Jan 24 15:49:10 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Hey Ritchie, Verve may have been great (particularly earlier Verve) but Christ, your solo album really fucking sucks mate. Kik, did you ask for 12 inches and only receive 7? Poor girl… I miss certain elements of the 80’s as well, like JAMC, Husker DU, being intimidated by sexy goth girls while I was in high school, etc.
Date: Wed Jan 24 14:43:53 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Wed Jan 24 11:53:44 2001 Name: Richard Ashcroft City/State/Country: A council estate in Wigan Comment: The Verve were better than Swervedriver and Bob Dylan put together
Date: Wed Jan 24 10:45:07 2001 Name: Hairy Haw City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Minidiscs would probably be an inch, but i is not got a ruler on me. Or a Minidisc. Just this computer. And that’s not even mine. Fuck, I am POOR.
Date: Wed Jan 24 09:09:22 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Comment: Dave, you did tell me about the brazil guest book and you know it, you fibber!
Date: Wed Jan 24 08:47:26 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: the international language of vinyl!
Date: Wed Jan 24 08:12:25 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: perth Comment: 7 inches are 7 inches. long remixes are 12 inches. (not to be confused with fatboy john homes). oh how i miss the 80s. the drum machine. new order. bad synths. ferris bueller. bad lyrics (bernie sumner springs to mind. he never quite got over ian did he?)
Date: Wed Jan 24 05:02:25 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: i’ll have a peek at e-bay but if i end up buying it i’ll have to keep it secret from my girlfriend – she’s keeping a close eye on my spending!!!! my ESR doesn’t have ‘it’s all happening now’…just the lyrics on the cover – goddamn!…for ages i just thought it was another funny swervie thing..print the lyrics but don’t put the song on! wonder if bob himself would have minded…probably – he’s a bit of a grouch..heh heh. with the verve, it was that old shark allen klein objecting, rather than mick and keef i think/hope?! poor old verve…only decent song they ever did!..(no doubt i’ll receive a pile of abuse for that comment..but do i care????!!) erik – i’m totally with you on the ‘have they split up?’ thing…me and my mates have been worrying about it for years!!..”oh god, do they make enough money???…what if they can’t afford to carry on??”..oh dear!…
Date: Wed Jan 24 01:15:14 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Dave, you should jump on that brother. Every SWD fan needs that. There’s a record store owner in Norfolk, Va who was friends with that Danny guy, the drummer who played briefly for the band in between Graham and Jez. I think that Danny hooked him up with quite a few of those singles. I see one every time I go there. I bought this sweet video of the band playing in DC during the Raise tour ’91 from that shop. At the end of it they’re playing “Jesus” and Adi throws a fit over his bass conking out and slams it on the stage. He walked off mid-song. It’s pretty fuuny. I wish that I was actually there for that. I wouldn’t see the band for the first time until two years later, minus Grahamn and Adi… (not that I’m complaining about my introduction to Steve and Jez). At that point I was just happy to see that the band was still together. A year before that show I saw the Faith Healers and Moonshake and those bands told me that Swerve was no more. I was a happy man when I saw Mezcal Head come from out of nowhere. Jesus, I’m mighty chatty tonight. I’m gonna shut the hell up for now. Hope all is well with everyone.
Date: Tue Jan 23 22:34:22 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Correction: There’s another one that has 7 days left. It’s item #1405535439. I’ve already got one, otherwise….
Date: Tue Jan 23 22:25:18 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Dave & Erik: there’s a copy of My Zephyr/Mars on Ebay right now. Of course, you only have 19 hours left to bid on it: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1404185258
Date: Tue Jan 23 22:21:53 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: I believe the story with It’s All Happening Now and Bob Dylan is that some of Dylan’s people (his manager?) heard the song, recognized the lyric and told SWD to take it off the album… or else. That’s why the early copies of ESR has it on there and the later ones don’t. Remember the issue with the Verve and the Stones and Bittersweet Symphony? I think it’s bloody shite!!
Date: Tue Jan 23 17:34:42 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Tue Jan 23 15:16:56 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Haha, I suppose Jimmy Buffet never quite crossed the Atlantic. Consider yourself very fortunate Dave. Good luck on finding a Mars/My Zepher 7″. I think they were a limited edition of 1,000. Surprisingly, I have seen a lot of those here in Virginia. I can keep my eyes open for you if you like.
Date: Tue Jan 23 11:22:00 2001 Name: Bloopy City/State/Country: Barahaanman Comment: So what dya call mini disks then?
Date: Tue Jan 23 07:42:50 2001 Name: Hairy Haw City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Question is, will we ever see the day when CD singles are referred to as two-and-a-half inches. Who knows, but they still suck compared to vinyl (apart from portability)
Date: Tue Jan 23 06:24:13 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: the quaint british isles Comment: ‘mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids…in fact it’s cold as hell’…right on elton/adam!…actually i don’t own a copy of Mars – have to make do with borrowing dan’s scratchy 7 inch (no double entendres there then!!). do you call vinyl singles ‘7 inches’ elsewhere in the world??? who the funk is jimmy buffett???!!??
Date: Mon Jan 22 23:15:14 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Dave, that’s intersting about the Elton John song. Who would have ever thought? I’ll have to give ole Rocketman a listen to see if I can make the connection. I hope that you’re easing into your week alright. Monday came a bit too soon for me as well. Kik, that’s hilarious that you mentioned Bruce Springsteen!! At one point in the evening, before all of the madness started, Born in the USA was cranked on their jukebox!! I swear that I’m not making that up. We should have known what we had in store for us when, upon arrival, they asked us if we played any Jimmy Buffet tunes. I told them that the Last Train to Margheritaville had long since taken off…
Date: Mon Jan 22 19:44:07 2001 Name: david michael huxley-harrington City/State/Country: tsawwassen, british columbia, canada Comment: I’m a happy man when in prolixity to the sounds of planes over the skyline.
Date: Mon Jan 22 17:57:35 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Jan 22 08:19:46 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: dan – get your computer fixed – yeh?
Date: Mon Jan 22 08:19:34 2001 Name: the kikster City/State/Country: perth Comment: erik what did you do to those steroid pumping frat boys? steal their keg and refuse springsteen requests? sounds like one of those kodak moments to me!! rock on!
Date: Mon Jan 22 05:41:06 2001 Name: dan City/State/Country: bbbs Comment: surprise surprise
Date: Mon Jan 22 04:43:33 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: nice one erik!! can’t believe they actually chased you! hee hee! you must have really upset them. rock on!!! my mate tells me that swervies wrote the song having not heard dylan’s…didn’t believe him!…speaking of the ‘almost ripping famous songs’, there’s the slight borrowing in MARS of the elton john classic ‘rocketman’. cooool. you sound in fine spirits, my friend!…i was all weekend until the bastard alarm shook me into the ultimate reality of monday morning!
Date: Mon Jan 22 01:34:35 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: This is probably a stupid question, but did any of you ever notice the connection between “It’s all Happening Now” on “ESR” and “Baby Blue” by Bob Dylan? I think it’s great how the band can make references to the greats without ripping them off. My band played this weekend in Raleigh, and before we went on, the sound man played the Chocolate Watchband’s version of “Baby Blue”. It made my night. We were treated like kings in Raleigh. The next night we were booked for some frat hang out on the Duke campus in Durham, were cussed at from the moment we arrived, unplugged after two minutes of our first song, were told to get the fuck out, and were chased, yes chased, out there by a bunch of meat heads who banged and kicked our van as we drove off, and threatened to kill us. It was such a beautiful rock moment. I’m not sure which night I prefered. Hope everything’s cool with all of you.
Date: Sat Jan 20 20:57:41 2001 Name: Lisa (LNGrim@aol.com) City/State/Country: Western Massachusetts Comment: Does anyone know Steve George’s e-mail address?
Date: Sat Jan 20 20:55:57 2001 Name: Lisa (LNGrim@aol.com) City/State/Country: Western Massachusetts Comment: Does anyone know Steve George’s e-mail address?
Date: Sat Jan 20 09:47:39 2001 Name: robban City/State/Country: sweden Comment: hello i want to download movies to media player
Date: Sat Jan 20 00:02:05 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: HVA Comment: www.mp3.com/sofopromonsters www.hellholenation.8k.com www.mp3.com/fulflejWACKASS
Date: Fri Jan 19 05:12:10 2001 Name: Bob City/State/Country: Milton Keynes Comment: I didn’t live in Milton Keynes in 91 – I was still at school in Cornwall then. I can’t actually imagine the Milton Keynes has ever ‘rocked’. It’s possibly the worst place I’ve ever lived in my life. However, glad you enjoyed it in 91, Art!!!
Date: Thu Jan 18 17:31:55 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Bob, I was in a band in 1991 called Heads Up. We played Milton Keynes twice!! That place rocked. I don’t even remember where we played but everyone loved us and begged us to come back for more. Fun time…
Date: Thu Jan 18 09:24:18 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Wed Jan 17 18:35:30 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: north attleboro massachusetts usa Comment: hey david that toshack show was at tt the bears,not the middle east, and yea it was sweet. i also saw them in providence r.i. a week later and the sound was much better. as for the swervedriver show (99th dream-middle east)it rocked! too bad you missed it-but dont feel bad i wish i was your age!
Date: Wed Jan 17 13:44:36 2001 Name: David City/State/Country: Near Boston Massachusetts USA Comment: First off , adam toshak highway is one of my most often listened to albums i saw the show in boston and it was great .. even the part where you had to start a song over .. i think it was board the bullet train (damn sound guy at the middle east) Anyhow i really dig what your doing. If your synth/bass player guy happens to fall ill or accidentally break all his fingers i’d be more than happy to fill in. Jez , your traveling sounds like some great fun. One of my biggest dreams is to travel internationally but alas i am a poor bottom dweller. There’s always freight trains i suppose. A while back i saw a friends band at tt the bears in boston because i wasnt old enough to see swervedriver who were playing @ the middleeast .. that was during the 99th dream tour. I think i was 17. So for the love of god will you please get together and play some shows? Rock out guys. Keep making music so i the consumer can buy your albums.
Date: Wed Jan 17 13:18:25 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Wed Jan 17 11:21:16 2001 Name: dave…again City/State/Country: Comment: whoa! just found a music publishing database type thing on the net…with a bit of clicking i found a song called “WORKING THE WORLD WITHOUT STIM” credited to our illustrious heroes, swervedriver. what the hell’s that then???….incidentally, i also now have their (embarrasing?) middle names..yes, i am open to ‘hush’ money…
Date: Wed Jan 17 05:27:30 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: check the sweet talkin’, lady killin’ drummer!…you slick devil, jez! bob – well, we’re not bad…though i reckon experience in selling yellow snow might be more useful when promoting brazil..arf! arf! (husky laughs)
Date: Tue Jan 16 17:49:17 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: alors,Averell,t’est perdu.Desolee.T’aime quoi alors??jxx
Date: Tue Jan 16 17:46:04 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Tue Jan 16 17:25:13 2001 Name: Bob City/State/Country: Milton Keynes Comment: Hey Dave, believe your tunes are top. The way that Janet was promoting your group this weekend, she could get a job selling snow to eskimos. Still, I know that she doesn’t listen to shite (well not all the time) so you must be good. I look forward with interest to your rise to stardom. Janet said that you were not far behind her Shaun in ratings value. Jesus Christ, you must be fuckin’ fantastic!!! I presume I don’t have to explain who her Shaun is??
Date: Tue Jan 16 16:54:55 2001 Name: Smittten with three T’s City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Fuck you Tuomas 🙂
Date: Tue Jan 16 14:03:23 2001 Name: averell City/State/Country: france Comment: hello i like taz
Date: Tue Jan 16 07:44:08 2001 Name: Janet City/State/Country: Sick City Comment: Thanks Bob for your concern. No I’m not spewing any more. Cheers also for smoking my email address. Strangely I blew my nose on yours, so we’re both stuffed aren’t we? Thanks also to Dave for your comedy contribution to my weekend of vomit. I feel quite honoured visiting Jez’s website. Blimey, perhaps I should have got dressed up for the occasion!!!!
Date: Tue Jan 16 04:19:49 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: brat-ford Comment: wotcha bob! i’ve just heard about the wedding fiasco from janet – a barrel (or should i say a bucket?) of laughs, eh?!
Date: Tue Jan 16 04:11:32 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Tue Jan 16 02:56:14 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: helsinki Comment: Erik & Damon… love is a beautiful thing… get a room 🙂
Date: Tue Jan 16 02:26:12 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Damon!! This certainly is surpising. Do you work at the Anarchy book store/ Music studio on Broad St.? John, at Metro Sound, told me that there was another Swerve fan around asking about me. Thanks a bunch for the nod here on the guest book. Do you play music yourself? I work the graveyard shift at the VCU library. Feel free to stop by there anytime. I was unaware of the Meat Puppets show AlleyKatz, but that definitely sounds cool. All of those classic SST bands like the Minutemen, Firehose, etc. still have a special place in my heart so I might have to check that show out. It’s good to know of other Swervedriver fans here in Richmond. Don’t be a stranger man…
Date: Mon Jan 15 16:42:46 2001 Name: Bob City/State/Country: Milton Keynes Comment: Previous message was for Janet by the way, aka The Horny Red Devil Wedding Vomiter
Date: Mon Jan 15 16:41:39 2001 Name: Bob City/State/Country: Milton Keynes Comment: Great to see you at the wedding on Saturday. Hope you are not still throwing up. Will defo look out for Brazil – esp if they are Swervie types. Let me know if they ever play Milton Keynes. They must be good if associated with Jez. Sorry to send you message here, but I smoked the skin that you put your email address on. See you at the next wedding. Let’s make food poisoning the mission for every wedding we go to. And talking of weddings, if Swervedriver would like to assist in the entertainment for my wedding in August, I will be much obliged. OAO BOB
Date: Mon Jan 15 16:02:54 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Jan 15 12:41:56 2001 Name: damon City/State/Country: witchmond VA Comment: ERIK!!!–just wanted to give a nod to a fellow swervefiend in this town–i mostly lurk on the swerve mailinglist but i checked this out a while ago and put 2+2 together–the other guitarist in dragstrip syndicate i sorta know from drooling at metro sound –i ve been in self imposed exile mode until recently so i haven’t seen you guys live other than the pbs show but i hear you’ll be doing local gigs again this spring –i’ll be sure to annoy you as you’re trying to coil cables —are you going to see the meat puppets at alley katz on feb 1st?–those guys hold a special place in my heart as they were my first “punk rock” show back in 84 i think it was– i was expecting furious crazy shit like the first record but curt kirkwood and his morley echo/vibrato pedal tore a hole in my teenage mind–i’ll be there if i can stretch my check far enough-if not then good luck on your east coast shows ***8*** damon
Date: Mon Jan 15 12:14:14 2001 Name: Hairy Haw City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Supposed to be typing an essay, but frankly I can’t be fucked.If Ian Fairclough is surfing somewhere out there, you don’t fancy sorting me out some strings in exchange for anything you’ve not got Swervie-wise. That’s if you’re still working in McCormicks. If not, doesnae matter but give us a shout out anyway. By the way, what’s the script with Snowmobile??
Date: Sat Jan 13 13:46:37 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: It’s just not fair, some of the best mucisians ever are/were left handed – Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Fab Macca, Me…the list goes on. DAMN YOU FENDER!!!!
Date: Sat Jan 13 13:42:42 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Sat Jan 13 02:35:02 2001 Name: BG City/State/Country: BIG APPLE Comment: Saw Toshack twice here in NYC and have tapes of both shows. Cool sounds, but stupid, un-informed crowds. Especially Luna Lounge. Too bad the sound-chic was useless and fucked up the sound. The band was patient anyhow. Adam was very cool and seemed very down-to-earth. I have a few cool Swervedriver MASTERS for TRADE ONLY…find me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri Jan 12 19:29:32 2001 Name: ARTTIE FUMPKIN City/State/Country: PALMER RECORDS Comment: IM NOT ASKIN YOU-IM TELLIN YOU-KICK MY ASS SWERVEDRIVER!
Date: Fri Jan 12 18:48:56 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: Dave – call me on my mobile – lost your email/phone no’s.Ta 4 Captain Zimmerman – love it.blah…jxx
Date: Fri Jan 12 03:52:49 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki the capital of lame winters Comment: Chris, that’s why “lefthanded guitars” cost that much more that “right-handed” ones… just make you feel shit 🙂
Date: Thu Jan 11 16:34:12 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Being left handed is shit
Date: Thu Jan 11 09:48:33 2001 Name: ISSY NO OH City/State/Country: THE CARRIBEAN Comment: STOP DISSING PANDA’S KIDS
Date: Thu Jan 11 05:19:55 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: told ya! yes, swervedriver are very much like shampoo – only much prettier!
Date: Thu Jan 11 04:59:18 2001 Name: pete panda City/State/Country: bamboosville Comment: whaddyamean pandas aren’t fierce??!! i’m hard as nails me!! i’ve got 2 permanent black eyes to prove it! come on, i’ll take you all on!
Date: Wed Jan 10 13:20:04 2001 Name: Yohamota Yagoshai City/State/Country: Japan Comment: I am friend of Yoshi. I do not now of fierce panda group, but do like Mansun in Japan. What is this sweverdriver pop group like? Are you like the good Shampoo who are too from the england
Date: Wed Jan 10 13:16:58 2001 Name: Yoshi City/State/Country: Japan Comment: Dave you should visit www.giantpanda.com and you will learn thing of pandas. I think you would better be putting panda notes on this website than a musical tunes one. Many favourable greetings from Yoshi
Date: Wed Jan 10 04:18:46 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: yoshi – i think maybe you’re right!!….mario – i think maybe you’re wrong!
Date: Wed Jan 10 03:21:01 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: are there some people losing the plot here or what?
Date: Tue Jan 9 23:22:58 2001 Name: Mario City/State/Country: Italy Comment: Fuck you all!!!
Date: Tue Jan 9 11:44:27 2001 Name: Yoshi City/State/Country: Japan Comment: Dave why do you say Pandas are fierce? They are only so if out of their natural environment. I do not believe that Pandas have a record. I think you maybe need to visit the zoological parks in your country
Date: Tue Jan 9 07:22:08 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: wrong Comment: sorry…feb 26th not 6th
Date: Tue Jan 9 04:55:05 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: almost as cold as helsinki?? Comment: funny you should mention that jez – it’s going to be just in time to make it onto the FIERCE PANDA record (released feb. 6th, methinks). maybe UK only though. as far as sticking it on the net goes – i’ll let you know! it’ll probably be peoplesound.com but maybe not… i can’t believe you’re dissing my shawstix ‘super soul’…they’re the only sticks i can use!!…bloody pop stars, huh!….incidentally, if anyone’s interested we’re releasing a 6 track ‘thing’ via the net on jan 27th…very cheap…unfortunately not produced by jezmondo, the cross dressing wonderkid (that’s not supposed to be a secret, is it jez?) ho ho ho.
Date: Mon Jan 8 21:17:22 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: ta dave.good tune.where can the kids check out our weekends’ efforts,mate?Really pop-tastic kids,check it,right?Get some less stupid drumsticks,man.those things are dangerous..jez….xxx
Date: Mon Jan 8 16:03:33 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Jan 8 07:46:43 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: nowhere near helsinki Comment: yeah right T ! u should give mystic muffins a whirl instead (highly recommended with Elliot’s screensaver – check out http://www.teleport.com/~elliotl/spectsh.htm – oh i’ve already said that before). today i did myself a favour and i am now a proud owner of the latest from WA’s finest, Team Jedi who (tenuous SWD link approaching) supported SWD at the Grosvenor in May 1998.
Date: Mon Jan 8 07:36:09 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: I’ll never drink alcohol again… oh yeah and that’s gonna last…
Date: Mon Jan 8 06:30:09 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: sharking Comment: new year’s rez…to walk out on this ridiculous job i find myself in and just play music (man!)…shook hands with swervie manager on saturday night – that’s gotta be a start!!?!!!?!…oh yeh, must go to the dentist aswell……
Date: Mon Jan 8 01:06:52 2001 Name: KIK City/State/Country: jedi dharma Comment: hey swervie fiends, what’s yer NY resolutions ? i want more rock n roll in my life. i want my house wrecking wall graffiting parties. erik, try me at the bdw email (i’m a slacker with my home mail plus i;m rarely there…) k
Date: Sat Jan 6 09:07:54 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Ahhhhh, Now i can hear the acoustic version in the electric version (of over – if you know what i mean) you guys should really think about bringing that song back for the next LP or something – it’s dead cool.
Date: Fri Jan 5 21:47:04 2001 Name: Ghostie O City/State/Country: Hampton, Va USA Comment: By the way Hampton is the shitiest spot on the planet, thanks for asking.
Date: Fri Jan 5 21:45:04 2001 Name: Ghostie O City/State/Country: Hampton ,Va Comment: HI Adam,I can’t Believe You post here. Will YOu please say Hi to me, So i CAn show All of my friends and they can shit their pants? Also Adam Do you have some kind of post office Box or something I could send my band’s music and my friend’s bands to you? I would just like to have the chance to see what the greatest song writer in the world would think of it. eeeewwww can you see the shit all up on my grill? Well we adore you that’s all. Bye Erik I will try to make your show thanks, you can email me personally here if you like: email@example.com
Date: Fri Jan 5 18:48:27 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Richmond, Va. Comment: Ghostie O, I assume that you’re talking to me. It would be a hell of a coincidence if there was another Erik from Va. whose band was just recorded for television. Thanks for coming out to that. I would have gotten a kick out of your running onto the stage, but I think that our PBS editing Gods would most likely have had their wicked way with that not being a part of the performance. How’s Hampton these days? I haven’t been there in ages. In case you read this posting soon, we’re playing tomorrow night in Norfolk at Cogan’s. Less of trip than Richmond is for you. I’m looking forward to checking out your band. That’s cool that Fulflej’s drummer is playing with you. I always dug them, but it’s been awhile since I’ve seen them. Hope all is well with everyone else. Kik, did you get my email? I was just dropping you a line that’s all.
Date: Fri Jan 5 13:24:05 2001 Name: Adam City/State/Country: Comment: Visit 3voor12.vpro.nl, click on to ‘Concerts’ image, presently a picture of Evan Dando, and that will get you into all the recent performances including Toshack Highway from December. By the way, the 1990 John Peel session certainly featured ‘Over’ and ‘Out’, plus possibly ‘Juggernaut Rides’ and ‘Zedhead’. Adi and Jimmy sang the verses on ‘Over’in a hardcore Black Flag style, and then I sang the middle-8 and then the song turns into a kind of dreamy MBV style outro..there’s 3 versions in existance, the Peel session, a live at the Marquee Radio 1 version and then the version from the Raise session which sits unreleased as Adi and Jim had grown tired of their hardcore yelling and refused to sing it! Consequently I sang it in a whisper but nobody wanted it on the album..this track totally ROCKS!! and would have shifted the dynamic of Raise considerably onto somewhere else, i think….oh well Also the Liverpool Swervedriver Appreciation Society has nothing to do with me but i’m glad there is one..4-0 4-0!…and I agree with Sam that The Sea and Cake are worth checking out..POST-ROCK FACT John Herndon from Tortoise almost ended up as Swervedriver’s drummer once when he was still known as Johnny Machine from the Poster Children …..blah blah…don’t you all just hate these computers? no? oh. bye
Date: Fri Jan 5 07:08:40 2001 Name: Blackie O City/State/Country: Hellhole, VA Comment: http://homepage.mac.com/fulflej/news.htm here is the fulflej link
Date: Fri Jan 5 07:06:08 2001 Name: Ghostie O City/State/Country: Hampton, Virginia, USA Comment: The Kid from the Fulflej saw the Swerve for 2 dollars in a bar that was about 6 hours away but i didn’t go cause i was agorophobic and was too scared but i got some talking to and some pills and now if i went back in time i could go. I have had Raise in my cd player since 1994. Erik, I was at your television taping at the Egyptian themed bar and at the end i walked up to the side of the stage and was going to jump on it to get in the shot and act like a really big fan although that was the first time i ever heard you guys and then i decided against it because i did not want to ruin your moment, but i am curious, do you think you guys would have been angry or would it have added to the spontinaiety? Uh… I am really not psychotic i don’t know why i am typing in this tone. Check out our band The Society For Probable Monsters at www.rit.edu/~mgg3357/monsters also our drummer who is in fulflej but i can’t remember the adress cause it is not at fulflej.com anymore, also check out more psychoticness at www.hellholenation.com Jez, My heart aches to Swerve’s Music. That shit kills me. 7 years of listening almost daily.
Date: Thu Jan 4 22:17:12 2001 Name: mike City/State/Country: MI Comment: i saw that mr. shankly at the toshack guestbook said that you can hear toshack highway live in amsterdam. he said to click on something, but from the looks of it, i cant seem to figure out what the hell im supposed to click on. can anyone here help me?
Date: Thu Jan 4 04:25:58 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: sloppyville Comment: now that i’d like to see…
Date: Thu Jan 4 02:52:19 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Fester Toe… Just see us go all the way 🙂
Date: Wed Jan 3 22:17:23 2001 Name: Fester Toe City/State/Country: Canada Comment: The Finland skating machine beat us today. Naughty Finland! Canadian customs on you! C’mon Finland, I dare you to enter our country. I dare you!
Date: Wed Jan 3 09:38:44 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: up Comment: hope that doesn’t mean you’re getting a grown up job, tuomas!!
Date: Wed Jan 3 04:28:25 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: ice with a slice Comment: …cheeky devil…
Date: Wed Jan 3 04:06:48 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Liverpool now/stuck on a train later Comment: Paulo – glad u like my ramblings.Got some great editors notes from my mate in The Hurricane Lamps,so gonna work at it all a bit from next week.Just got to sort a bunch of dodgy Northerners out with a single first (Dave – don’t forget the sedation 4 your singer!).Got to dash – I’ve got to take on the archaic monolith that is our great British rail system.Unless anyone’s heading to London from Liverpool in the next three hours and can gimme a ride..!Wish me luck! jez….xxx
Date: Wed Jan 3 03:37:08 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Dave… we’re finished… or the other members are still going on (not so) strong…
Date: Tue Jan 2 20:48:01 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: Just read the chapter on Dallas the Driver. Amazing! I could add the whole scene to Fargo’s screenplay and no one would ever notice…Come on, Mr. Jez, we’re already waiting for the next episode!
Date: Tue Jan 2 13:07:47 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Yep, the very same action records Dave, i think there’s a link to their website on this one somewhere
Date: Tue Jan 2 11:10:13 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: impressed Comment: hey, pretty slick move art!…you are indeed the webmaster!!
Date: Tue Jan 2 11:07:29 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: New York Comment: What blank entries, Dave? 😉
Date: Tue Jan 2 08:42:54 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: bradford, england, etc etc Comment: maybe they’re shy…shall we leave some nuts and berries on the ground to show we mean no harm?! how’s the band going tuomas? i see from your site that you’re laying off for a year and a half?!!! scary long time!!
Date: Tue Jan 2 08:04:35 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Dave, those blanks must come from someone with nothing to say…
Date: Tue Jan 2 04:55:34 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: lord only knows Comment: no worries chris – did u say u got it from action records (preston?)…i was going to nip in and see if they had another copy lurking somewhere but was toooooo hungover. we had lots of lovely snow kik!!! the first thing we did in 2001 was run round like idiots pelting the local kids. heh heh heh. does anyone know what all these blank entries are that keep appearing?!