Date: Wed Feb 28 21:25:41 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: he he janet, i just read yr last response $amp;at a first glance i thought you’d said :fried: !!!
Date: Wed Feb 28 18:38:39 2001 Name: Janet City/State/Country: (glad to not be in the) Dole Queue Comment: Well whoever you are ‘Steve Blazer’, call yourself a detective, you didn’t do much to ‘detect’ the divvies who had infiltrated my computer did you? You’re FIRED!!
Date: Wed Feb 28 09:31:32 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: chris – video copying progress report (which i KNOW you don’t want – you want the damned video, yeah??!). you’ll be pleased to know i’ve just trudged through ice and snow (accompanied by my walkman and 99th dream) to ‘the shop’ and bought ‘the leads’…so i’m planning a video pirating day for sunday – just need to get hold of an eye patch, a rusty cutlass and a parrot and i’m away!..anyway, pay yer rent, you bloody student layabout!! hee hee..
Date: Wed Feb 28 06:43:22 2001 Name: The Real Steve Blazer City/State/Country: zebratown Comment: look janet, I’m the real secret steve. the one below is an imposter.
Date: Tue Feb 27 14:20:41 2001 Name: Janet City/State/Country: Interpol Comment: Oh my god. I come home from work and pop onto the Swervedriver site for my daily update on what everyone has been up to, and discover that Secret Steve has now made his way here. Not long now then I imagine, until everyone on the swervedriver site will be invited to go to the Tut $amp;Shive and wear a chicken suit with a red ribbon round the neck. It’s madness.
Date: Tue Feb 27 11:04:57 2001 Name: secret steve City/State/Country: Comment: sussed ya again ‘catherine’…you can run but you can’t hide!
Date: Tue Feb 27 10:48:53 2001 Name: Swerviecam City/State/Country: Swervieland Comment: Dan, dan, dan where are youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu??? I miss you Wer’d ya go man?
Date: Tue Feb 27 10:45:47 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: drink tequila (not Cuervo Gold!!!) it tastes better and is better for you! I perfer Patron Silver or Heradura Anejo…
Date: Tue Feb 27 09:05:10 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Bertrand, actually Mescal is sold in Finland…with the worm and all. And it taste’s like shite.
Date: Tue Feb 27 06:16:11 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Last week was a shite week for numerous personal reasons, plus my amp knackered. it wasn’t all shite, but there were very few good things – except this rolling stones cover band that we saw who were excellent. People keep charging me administration fees because i am lazy ( what i mean is, i didn’t pay my accommodation for uni). Oh, i saw this other band and the guitarist made the swervedriver noise (you know, the one that sounds like its destroying your speakers and your mind at the same time) and he didn’t even realise, i’ve been trying to make that noise for years – chwhchwchcwhchcwhwhwchcwocwowcowcocwcwgcwhcwhcwc, (with my guitar) but to no avail. I was gutted
Date: Tue Feb 27 04:48:29 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: but i gotta admit, i’ve not quite reached that stage, just yet: hte one saving grace is that i can listen ot my own music (why right now is stoned $amp;dethroned – quite ironic isn’t it??)
Date: Tue Feb 27 04:47:23 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: fek i;m still slaving in the salt mine – it’s no fun at all … i htink i might join ghost, buy a shiteload of unnecessary guitars and get a mcjob…
Date: Tue Feb 27 02:11:58 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Bert, the band was called Heads Up. Yeah, I know, a stupid name. But the music ws fun. Kinda like early Chili Peppers (and I mean EARLY) mixed in with a little Jane’s and some Sabbath for good measure. But that was a long time ago…
Date: Mon Feb 26 23:35:08 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: I never knew that Lubricated Goat and the Hard Ons were Ozzie bands, great fucking band names. It’s good to know that the Oz-land is still pumpin’ em out. In the 80’s, it seemed as if the capital of Australia was Detroit. There were a lot of great MC5 wannabe’s from Oz back then. Have any of you ever been to New Zealand? I’ve always heard that Christchurch on the South Island has a good scene. That’s the town where Roy Montgomery is from, amazing guitar player…
Date: Mon Feb 26 20:28:06 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium(not so far from Antwerp) Comment: Art,what was the name of the band you played in at Antwerpen ?
Date: Mon Feb 26 11:33:53 2001 Name: veedub City/State/Country: kc Comment: why say yeah? fester $amp;kik – there’s alot of great music out and of course its easier than ever to get ahold of it. the problem is that talented and creative musicians are not rewarded for their efforts. small indie labels should form a coalition or something to come up with a plan to break down the big label corporate monopoly on radio and tv(mtv, vh1, etc.) i dunno why it bothers me so much but it does. being a successful artist no longer has anything to do with good songwriting…why is that? why say yeah $amp;accept it? email@example.com
Date: Mon Feb 26 11:16:52 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Billie, I played in a band in ’92 that openned up for the Hard Ons in Antwerp. I’ve never seen a more energetic performance. It topped seeing RKL (Rich Kids on LSD) in 1985 when the whole band was never less than 3 feet in the air at all times.
Date: Mon Feb 26 09:46:39 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: how come it was a shite week?
Date: Mon Feb 26 09:41:55 2001 Name: Bolly City/State/Country: Comment: Last week wasn’t shite. Brazil played in London – it was far from shite. You need to get out more Chris – AND FAST!
Date: Mon Feb 26 09:28:33 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Arrrhfrhrhghggh – what a shite week last week was. Thanks Dave, i’ll look forward seeing it.
Date: Mon Feb 26 05:19:32 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: playing misty Comment: shit – must get a computer…coming back to work it takes ages to catch up on all the posts…actually, no, i hate the damned flickering screen bastards! re: the soundgarden stuff…COULD I HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG????!! ho hum…and jez – what’s all this ‘quite good’ nonsense..you were like a rabid banshee..or that might have been the amount of disinfectant you knocked back, hmm? chris i’m buying the lead TODAY..i seem to remember a while ago you mentioneing that you like sonic youth and dinosaur jnr? (maybe??)..i’ve got some footage of them from ’91 sort of time which i’ll stick on the tape after swervies. see you later, sweet people!
Date: Mon Feb 26 04:20:17 2001 Name: Billie City/State/Country: back from the dead Comment: Eric, Theres many fine Oz bands that probably should of had more success than they received especially outside of Oz where there probably virtually unknown. Bluebottle Kiss ,Sandpit,Kryptonics,The Stems,Effigy,Lubricated Goat,The Hard Ons.Speaking of The Hard Ons when I saw them at the old Berlin Club was probably one the best gigs Ive seen.Watching Blackie $amp;Kiesh play while Ray was chasing some dude around the crowd who threw something at him was a laugh!! JJ goto http://www.powderfinger.com/discog/discog.asp they have real audio samples of all there songs.They have supported Swervedriver before or was that the other way around
Date: Mon Feb 26 02:06:21 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: yeah erik, underground lovers are way cool, i’ve seen them several times, try their album ways t’burn. lead singer sorta got a J mascus fixation (ie he likes to sit down). also try Swirl were/are? a great Sydney band who methinks supported ride way back in 1992 (??). perth’s finest are Team Jedi $amp;Red Jezebel. the rosemary beads were wonderful whie they were together. other greats mebbe 4 another time $amp;place, right now i need to sell my soul to the salt mines….
Date: Sun Feb 25 23:35:50 2001 Name: Ghizost Shmizost City/State/Country: Comment: Ha-ha Garryt’s such a Lush. Was he grinding people or what? I was going to go to Spain with my best friend who was going to live there with his girlfriend, I was planning on staying for a while so I quit my job at Tower, moved all of my furniture back to Grand ‘ol Hampn and then my friend called me and told me he broke up with her. WAW-WAW SO he says come back with me to Providence Rhode Island we’ll have a ball blablabla. THen I get stuck here cause It’s taken me 3 months to find a job to get the money up to go. So that’s the Italy story. I wonder what happened to Jez…
Date: Sun Feb 25 22:53:24 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Speaking of Australians who post here, I’ve been meaning to ask you Ozzies if any of you ever liked the Underground Lovers. They are the only Austrailian Dreampop band that I’ve heard. I dig them. The other Oz bands that I like are Radio Birdman, The Saints, Feedtime, and the Scientists, but those bands are a different story altogether. Paul, I’m afraid that I missed Ole Hank. It was a busy weekend for me. My girlfriend was in town, Dragstrip played a daytime gig at Glass and Powder, and there was a party at my house last night. Brittany and Garrett were there. They both spoke rather highly of you. Garrett said something about you going to Italy with some girl? If so, then have an awesome trip, you lucky bastard… E
Date: Sun Feb 25 14:23:02 2001 Name: JJ City/State/Country: Comment: hey, i know there are some australians who post on this board and i’ve seen the band powderfinger get mentioned a few times. I just want to know if they’re any good. They’re apparently releasing Odyssey #5 over here in the States in a few weeks and they supported Coldplay. Can anyone tell me what albums of theirs are good, if any, and if that Odyssey #5 album is worth purchasing. Do they sound like Swervedriver?
Date: Sun Feb 25 11:11:57 2001 Name: Liz City/State/Country: Whitley Bay, England Comment: I would just like to say to all those Swrvedriver fans out there who are putting lyric sites on the web could they PLEASE check that their lyrics are correct before they broadcast them to the world. Now, I’m not naming any names but it really gets on my nerves, SO GET IS RIGHT, OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: Sun Feb 25 03:29:20 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: This morning(7:00 AM) I was walking back drunken to my home and I was watching that snowy canadian environment-like under this rose-red-grey-blue sky , I’LL NEVER LOSE THAT FEELING
Date: Sun Feb 25 03:11:45 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: Comment: why isnt it sold in europe, bertrand?
Date: Sun Feb 25 03:05:59 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Did you ever drink some of that ‘Mezcal’ bottle? This drink ‘s not sold over Europe. I heard of it during a projection on the maya civilization.
Date: Sat Feb 24 19:48:19 2001 Name: Fester toe City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Ghost-Canadian beer companies use great music all the time in their commercials. They’ve used Soundgarden, JAMC (Catch Fire if you can believe it), Massive Attack, Blur, Smiths, and even Ministry. Commercialism aside, I think it’s kinda cool. Great music, great beer-what more could you want? Now, being a self proclaimed movie guru, Duel was one of my favourite movies long before Swervie came along. When I read in an interview (Raygun I believe) that the song was inspired by the movie, it was just another reason for Swervie to be my all-time personal favourite. But, I’ve never gotten a connection between the lyrics and the movie itself. And I don’t think there is one per se. One thing I am willing to bet on though is that the cowbells at the very end of Satansville is a sample from the movie’s soundtrack. The Movie Guru has spoken! Speaking of which, do yourself a favour and check out the Lord of the Rings movie preview. I just saw it and it’s awesome.
Date: Sat Feb 24 17:28:07 2001 Name: GHost City/State/Country: Frampton Comes Virginia Comment: Kik I already have too many guitars and not enough skills. I had 7 guitars because I had a compulsion to buy em, but since I’ve been unemployed for 3 months I had to sell 3 off. Has anyone seen that fucking car commercial I thinks its for Chevrolet with “Happy when It Rains” by the Jesus and Mary Chain in it? Damn that makes me feel weird.THere’s the thought I have good for them they deserve the money, but then I think the people don’t deserve to hear it. I mean you know the people just ignore it anyway, but they still don’t deserve it. Also this morning at about 7:00 on a cable station they were playing the movie Duel. I always get a kick out of seeing that on tv. Kik you can hear some of my stuff at http://www.mp3.com/sofopromonsters THeres a picture of me in a cape too. Erik are your boys going to see Hank Williams III tonight? I guess Jez didn’t recover from his birthday…Oh I got a new Swerve shirt in the mail today It’s got the SquirtGun from Mezcal Head on the front and back and the back says SWERVERDRIVERDUEL now I will win and influence friends.
Date: Sat Feb 24 06:11:17 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: coolschmool, the lives from the board are good news good news indeed. art’s suggestion aobut using the site for SWD stuff is a good idea actually – at least the guys would know their wares are going to good homes … hey ghost 8.00am $amp;film aint so bad … cant be worse than 8.00am and the history of freaking jurisprudence fer feks sake… at any rate, try doing an english/philo stream then you get to talk about stuff like am i really alive and who really cares anyway or buy a guitar and become a rockstar.
Date: Fri Feb 23 21:22:38 2001 Name: James City/State/Country: Seattle, WA Comment: Exactly locks.. How about some live shows this summer, including US West coast swing ?? Last time SWD did the trip down the coast in summer of 98’I was lucky enough to have some time off (it was right ouround 4th of July) and caught the Seattle, Portland, Sacramento $amp;San Francisco shows. What a trip!! The Sacramento show was pretty humorous, England had lost their World Cup match that day and the band seemed a bit uhhhhhhh lethargic might be the right word. SF the next night at Slims was KILLER however, and wrapped up an amazing holiday and run of 4 straight SWD shows!! That was over 2 years ago though, time for another tour!!! “i’ve got cures for any plague anytime”
Date: Fri Feb 23 14:30:32 2001 Name: locks City/State/Country: canada Comment: that was a good run art… so then jez, it looks as though i’ve gotta wait for your move. i’d love to hear something – anything. how long before you guys come back over to north america to play live?
Date: Fri Feb 23 12:21:16 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: okay, I’ll stop hogging the guest book now.
Date: Fri Feb 23 12:20:44 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: As for a band visiting the web sites bearing their own namesake: Adam, I don’t think you guys use this site enough. I extended the offer to Andy about your being able to exploit this site for your own benefit (and not just for my evil t-shirt scalping schemes) quite the same way that Radiohead (www.radiohead.com) or Mogwai (www.abandcalledmogwai.com) use theirs but I never heard back. I’m glad Jez jumped on it and sent me some chapters of his book, etc.. Thoughts?
Date: Fri Feb 23 12:18:34 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: As for being a bunch of Valentine’s Day computer-using losers, WE ARE!
Date: Fri Feb 23 12:17:58 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Another note about bad karma: I was 13 or 14 when my band at the time decided we needed a name. We did the usual ritual of flipping through the dictionary and pointing to a word as the pages rolled by. The word my finger landed on was KARMA. We read the definition and decided that it required a prefix, hence BAD KARMA. We played lots of friends parties and the local “teen lounge” amazing our friends with horrible renditions of Black Sabbath’s Electric Funeral and Jimi Hendrix tunes. We had three originals: Hyperspace (about a kid trapped in an evil video game), Atom Bomb (a first-person narrative spoken by the atom bomb itself–truly beautiful), and an Iron Man-ish epic called Let’s Take A Trip To Hell (you can imagine what the lyrics were like) during which our lead singer “Ozzie” (note the different spelling) would hack his Telecaster to bits with a flaming machete. It was hard for any other band I was in to ever follow that act…
Date: Fri Feb 23 12:00:13 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: locks, Jez is actually working on an official live release. He’s got tapes that came right off the board that are said to sound amazing. Why not post him a message here and bug him to finish them!!
Date: Fri Feb 23 11:58:27 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Thanks, Chris. This site is realatively self-maintaining (to a degree) but I’m glad you all find it so useful. It’s nice to see that the band uses it too. I’m just amazed that people are actually talking about SWD here. On the swervedriver mailing list (which I un-subscribed from a while ago) people rarely ever spoke about swervedriver. Go figure…
Date: Fri Feb 23 10:53:40 2001 Name: Jeff City/State/Country: NYC Comment: At Brownies and the Luna Lounge in New York Toshack Highway opened up with the Beach Boys song ‘Til I Die’ which is from ‘Surf’s Up’
Date: Fri Feb 23 10:52:11 2001 Name: Ghost E. Onassis City/State/Country: Crampton, Virginny Comment: Hi Kik I am a community college phototography major dropout. I have an aversion to school. 5 minutes and I can’t sit still but I am seriously considering film school next fall because I have realised I am going nowhere sitting around in my hometown. My friend who is getting his masters in creative writing at an Ivy league school made a good point to me the other day over the phone. I said “I just don’t care about shit like, The Moving Image; Why is it so Popular (thats a class in first year film school)at 8:00 in the morning” and he said “yeah but it’s better than serving coffee to people at 8:00 in the morning”. So he’s got me there. I have to tell myself that one every day. So what’s going on on the other side of the planet? I’ve gotta go brush my teeth.
Date: Fri Feb 23 10:02:32 2001 Name: Lee Renaldo City/State/Country: Youthsville Comment: Hey! Ajay! Are you still alive? Your sites covered in cobwebs, man.
Date: Fri Feb 23 09:27:06 2001 Name: locks City/State/Country: canada Comment: how would one get their hands on a high quality swd live recording? we all know that swd is an amazing live band, but every live recording i’ve found is poor bootleg quality. the performance is great – but the guy who’s taping the show is standing at the back of the club.. way too much tape hiss and talking in my mix. please help. cheers
Date: Fri Feb 23 08:03:54 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Hey Art, it just dawned on me that this guestbook rules (as does the website) you really don’t get enough credit for it. i just thought i’d say, nice one mate.
Date: Fri Feb 23 01:26:25 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Paul, Carolina is always good. Thanks for asking. Raleigh and Chapel Hill (especially the former rather than the latter) have become my home away from home, mainly due to the fact that my girlfriend lives in Raleigh. Dragstrip usually plays good shows there too. There’s definitely a sense of community down there that Richmond, nor any other place in Virginia for that matter, seems to have. How about Hampton? Is everything as it always was there? Let me know if your band is playing anytime soon. Hope all is well with the rest of you…E
Date: Thu Feb 22 19:58:57 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: hey ghost you trying for the brooker prize? are u an english major?
Date: Thu Feb 22 19:53:10 2001 Name: ghost City/State/Country: Comment: Erik how was Carolina last week?
Date: Thu Feb 22 19:51:32 2001 Name: ghost City/State/Country: Comment: Hey 2dk that b-side comp is a cdr
Date: Thu Feb 22 18:44:01 2001 Name: 2dk City/State/Country: NY USA Comment: What’s the deal ? Ever once in awhile someone is selling a “B” side compilation on e-bay…….. hmmmmmm, after spending a lot of $ and time collecting all the SWD singles I could , Is there such a thing ?? Or are fans getting ripped off with cdr copies ?
Date: Thu Feb 22 16:36:59 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA, definitely for lovers Comment: Thanks for sharing that story Paul. It’s cool to think that I was there that night at the boathouse. It was defintely a special time. Hold on to that copy of Raise… It’s fucking snowing it’s ass off in Richmond right now!! ‘Don’t see this very often, I feel like I’m in Finland or something..:)
Date: Thu Feb 22 16:20:18 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: Comment: hey adam what was the name of the beach boys tune toshack did at the green room in prov. r.i.?
Date: Thu Feb 22 13:12:53 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: In fact Jez, I laughed during that match because I totally dislike Anderlecht but the reason why I wanted them to go to quarter finals was that Belgian football would have been more appreciated and rated so that we could have had 2 teams for next champion’s league, but I really hope you have drunk some beers to celebrate that victory! And that’ll be the last time I speak of that(what’s the equivalent english expression on that Forrest Gump Film?) To come back to music, I think I will go to see The Dandy Warhol’s next month, someone have already seen them? If so, what did you think of them live?
Date: Thu Feb 22 10:49:57 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: There is a copy of My Zephyr on ebay at the moment so you might want to check it out. Oh and Jez, good result yesterday but i can’t believe O’leary paid £6m for Viduka! He was useless at Celtic and he’s not doing to brilliant in the premier league! Ridsdale must just like throwing money away. Robbie Keane is quality though. Sorry to turn this into the football guestbook.
Date: Thu Feb 22 10:34:01 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: Just to say WE ARE LEEDS etc… (4-1 Bertie boy – how do you feel?TONKED is a good English word for what haPPENED TO YOU LOT HIER SOIR,METHINKS!!).hO – HUM,SOMEONE GOTTA LOSE ETC…dESOLEE – naht!!Hope you’re alright Sprouts ma boy!Take care. Brazil were pretty good last night too…jez….xxx
Date: Thu Feb 22 10:25:11 2001 Name: Hairy Haw City/State/Country: land of tuts Comment: Sent that mail b4 i read the GHost post, and wish I sent this one instead. Dunno if everyone agrees but out of a lot of the sometimes emotional mail this page gets, that just beat them all.
Date: Thu Feb 22 10:08:29 2001 Name: Hairy Haw City/State/Country: Land of Buckfast $amp;twenty club Comment: Cheers for the Info, mucker. All I’ve got to do now is try and get some cash to get into town. Pity I just seem to be spending it all on blow at the mo.
Date: Thu Feb 22 09:18:47 2001 Name: GHost Again City/State/Country: Virginia is for lovers. Comment: I got no reaction to my story the first time and obviously I need attention so I thought I’d run it again.Garlic those are excellent pics. I have to go back to work today after a 3 month hiatus so cut me some slack. Fuck IT!!!! Starting in 1990 I got into shoegazer music. I loved it. I lived it. When I first saw Swervedriver on 120 minutes (Duel) I didn’t like them. Something about it didn’t fit into the sound I accepted. They looked funny too, no horizontally striped shirts and puffy bowl haircuts. I listened to nothing but British bands for years but when the Smashing Pumpkins Gish came out I became a S.P. fanatic. I was the first one through the door at the Siamese Dream tour in 1993. I stood right up against the barrier in front of the lead mic and “suffered” through swervedriver’s set but before the Pumpkins came out, the crowd got out of control and my girlfriend and I had to be pulled out for fear of being crushed to death. As soon as we got to the back wall, the lights dropped, the intro to Rocket started and as Billy screamed, “Love”! The lights and pyro exploded, my girlfriend and I cried (hey cut me some slack, I was 19) because we were so far in the back we couldn’t see them. After the show I stood side by side with Jez and asked him, “are the Pumpkins gonna come out?” I stood there holding my guitar (in the rain no less) praying that Billy would come out and sign it as Jez carried on a conversation with me that I had no interest in. (AAAAGGGHHHH!)(And Billy just waved and then got on his bus) Anyway flash forward a year later and I have a new girlfriend, she’s so beautiful she’s attending modeling school, and she’s such a genius she writes a zine that people all over the country subscribe to. She gave me a copy of Raise and said you have to listen to this. I started off slow but started to realise, damn this is good stuff. A year later I would be embarrassed about ever having liked the Smashing Pumpkins, and ashamed that I had not realised what a special thing it was to stand directly in front of Adam Franklin while he belted out his hardest tunes. Another year later (1996) that beautiful girl friend of mine committed suicide because she was exhausted having severe epilepsy and just couldn’t stand it anymore. She called me 2 nights before she did it, but I didn’t have the chance to return her call. Now all these years later I feel that I am the biggest Swerve fan and that I would never, as long as I live feel embarrassed about loving them the way I loved other bands when I was a stupid kid, and that copy of Raise that Shannon gave me is so valuable to me I’d run into a burning building to get it. No one is allowed to touch it! And I certainly wish I could stand beside Jez and have a conversation with him now. (Sorry I was rude Jez)So all this is in response to ZrKA’s Question about a connection to Swerve’s music and how important it can be. Adam,Jimmy,Steve,Jez you can never know how far your music has gone to touch people, it can pull me out of any moody mood. Thanks guys. ( my friends still call me a dumbass for shunning Jez 8 years later) ——————————————————————————–
Date: Thu Feb 22 09:13:02 2001 Name: GHost City/State/Country: HVA Comment: Hi Kikster, I think the Ride is over… What Swerve, no Grammy?
Date: Thu Feb 22 08:59:42 2001 Name: Dan ‘Martin Carr’ J City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Just to say Brazil were friggin top last night and i feel like shit
Date: Thu Feb 22 08:36:08 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: Adam! Bad Karma?! Certainly not!! That’s actually the perfect chance for us to talk a little about “Swadharma”: according to the hindu doctrine, the fulfillment of that specific activity which conforms to your own personal skills, nature and destiny. (I do think some people (not many) are simply BORN for music, be that classic, jazz or Rock). And that lead us straight to the following question: Is there hope for a fifth album!?
Date: Thu Feb 22 06:03:21 2001 Name: kik* City/State/Country: Comment: hey GS, tell us more of your vows. like where you promised your wife you would buy her lotsa diamonds each anniversary and she vowed to buy you something SWD each year…. imagine that, being married 50 years “here you are dear, your present this year, the 1991 12 inch version of rave down” but it’s the year 2051…. oh fek it, everyone’s narked brain should have given up the ghost (and hello ghost hows ride?) long before 50 years of marriage !
Date: Thu Feb 22 02:35:48 2001 Name: garlicsoul City/State/Country: Comment: Bad karma? No way! Those little tidbits from your Soundgarden tour were greatly appreciated!! and I’m married, so I dont have to observe another valentine’s day, til death do me part! That’s one of the reasons I got married in the first place, I had it written into my vows. Thanks again, Adam!
Date: Thu Feb 22 02:28:27 2001 Name: 007 City/State/Country: Comment: cuck-koo cuck-koo
Date: Thu Feb 22 02:22:02 2001 Name: nomaDrone City/State/Country: sirius Comment: jimmy is cuckoo for that blackened voodoo shirt aint he?
Date: Thu Feb 22 01:35:16 2001 Name: adam City/State/Country: Comment: do you think it’s bad karma to check out your own band’s web-pages? i have access to a computer at my own leisure this week and saw the soundgarden reference…it’s all so long ago…but for the (78rppm) record, there was no bad feeling between the bands (soundgarden $amp;swervedriver), and (hey! guess what! this is one of the rock’n’roll stories i bore MY friends with) ..but i once played drums with soundgarden on one song on stage in philadelphia (wa-hoo!!), i don’t know the song, but basically it’s chris cornell solo on acoustic guitar right until the final chord when matt cameron plays a drum-fill and that’s the end…and one night i said “i could do that!” and he said “go on then!” and so he showed me it really quickly and i did it, although if cornell had turned around i suspect he wouldn’t have been too ecstatic…….. anyway, to garlic soul…i’m glad our comfy trousers got captured on film …. and that cortex release somebody was talking about was australian i think… and congrats to leeds united and jez for qualifying for the quarter finals… if liverpool hold out against roma tonight i’ll leave a drunken message..maybe (damn! that’s probably the kiss of death) and you would all have had a much nicer valentine’s day if you all left the computer alone and got out of the house once in a while!……i’m kidding, honest?&*^%$#@
Date: Thu Feb 22 01:33:26 2001 Name: Fester Toe City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Powderfinger in town. Me like.
Date: Wed Feb 21 10:40:12 2001 Name: k City/State/Country: Comment: where’s swerviecam today boys?
Date: Wed Feb 21 08:44:23 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: Just listened to the live versions of Blowing Cool and Juggernaut Rides. And, now, ladies and gentleman, I’m floating in space… …. …. …. (Only thoooooooooooorns for you….)
Date: Wed Feb 21 06:39:35 2001 Name: Paul City/State/Country: Hampton Va Comment: Heather are you talking to me? I don’t know… I am just exited to see my name mentioned. So tell us about your birthday celebrations Jezman.
Date: Wed Feb 21 05:10:59 2001 Name: Ian Fairclough City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Calling Hairy Haw!! Is there a Hairy Haw out there?? I got my stuff at Avalanch records but a guy out my band found Sandblasted 12″ in Missing records so try them too. I am at this moment ploting to kill him so it can be MINE!!ALL MINE!!!HA, HA, HAAAA!!
Date: Wed Feb 21 01:08:19 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: and what the fek sort of name is thayil anyway and why do i even know it?????
Date: Tue Feb 20 18:44:58 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: How can you compare soundgarden with swervedriver?? that just doesnt happen……. rack and ruin.
Date: Tue Feb 20 17:37:25 2001 Name: James City/State/Country: Seattle, WA Comment: No problem Erik, you can diss Soundgarden all you want. I wasn’t trying to get into a SWD vs SG debate because at the end of the day, I’m a much bigger SWD fan than a SG fan. I only wanted to offer my $.02 about “why” SWD wasn’t loud enough on their tour w/ Soundgarden and point at that despite appearances, SG band members have openly professed their respect for SWD..
Date: Tue Feb 20 14:45:16 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: James, sorry for dissing your local heroes, but my opinions of SWD vs Soundgarden remain the same. SunDog, the show was incredible last night. I’m really bad about Labradford’s song titles so I’m not sure if they played the tune you mentioned. Their set was great aside from some dipshit getting up in front them screaming and acting like he was at a Skynard concert. They were very patient about him though, naturally. Where in the Chi-town do you live? My band’s label, Beluga, is based out of Chicago. We’re playing there in March. I’m looking forward to being there again, but I’m not, however, looking forward to the wheather. I’m too much of a Southern boy for those Chi-town winters.
Date: Tue Feb 20 10:15:27 2001 Name: Heather City/State/Country: Comment: Ooooh Paul look, those lovely young men on the cd in my handbag are playing in London tomorrow. Shall we go?
Date: Tue Feb 20 09:55:33 2001 Name: Chipped away gargoyles City/State/Country: Houses of parliament Comment: Needs promoting this…Brazil at Fitz $amp;Firkin(Lil Backyard Club)London Wednesday night(tomorrow)…it will be a top gig..beware London.Yorkshire Pudding and Lancashire Hot Pot on the house
Date: Tue Feb 20 08:18:12 2001 Name: Hairy Haw City/State/Country: Land of the weeg Comment: What shop, What shop???????
Date: Tue Feb 20 08:01:59 2001 Name: Ian Fairclough City/State/Country: Glasgow. Scotland Comment: Cheers Hairy Haw. I’ll give it a bash. Still be nice to own the origional though. Incidetley I managed to pick up Duel 7″, Rave Down 12″ and a promotional copy of Jesus with the Dylans on the other side. First time I’ve actualy *** myself in a record shop. I think it was a part of the creation back catalogue releses recently so if your on the look out now is a good time. P.S. FAO Lola. Davedong69 came from my wee brothers warped mind. Must be an element of truth in it though. They say these things run in the genes.
Date: Tue Feb 20 07:21:25 2001 Name: garlicsoul City/State/Country: Comment: Oh, and one more thing about those pics. I just stumbled upon this place and didnt realize that SWD may peek in occasionally, so I just wanted to mention that, since I’ve never been on a stage, I didnt realize at the time what an annoying distraction it can be for some musicians to have a camera flash in your eyes while playing…so I’m apologising, now (I feel guilty about my possible connection to the absence of an encore that night!) –shawnte
Date: Tue Feb 20 07:10:54 2001 Name: garlicsoul City/State/Country: Comment: So, is there a publisher for Jez’s book, yet? I’m anxious to read the rest. I was just laughing my ass off, reading those sample chapters. Aside from the humor, I enjoyed getting a peek at the aspects of a tour, that you rarely hear about, myself being a non-musician.
Date: Tue Feb 20 04:05:28 2001 Name: DJJ City/State/Country: Van Allens Belt Comment: Well I’ve got Nothing To Say on the matter
Date: Tue Feb 20 01:36:18 2001 Name: James City/State/Country: Seattle, WA Comment: edit> my comment below about “passion” and blowing away Soundgarden were directed at Eric, not Adam.. Obvious if you follow the thread, but just want to be clear 🙂 James
Date: Tue Feb 20 01:33:58 2001 Name: James City/State/Country: Seattle, WA Comment: I was at 2 of the shows w/ SWD opening for Soundgarden (Portland $amp;SF) and remember how frustrating the minimal volume was during the SWD set. Still though, they were great shows. Monster Magnet was weak, but SWD $amp;Soundgarden were both amazing. Adam, I appreciate your passion, but not sure that too many bands are capable of blowing Soundgarden “the fuck off the stage”.. Not sure what was up w/ the SG soundman, but I know for a fact that most of the band members (definitely Thayil and Cameron)are avid SWD fans. Just a couple of years ago in Seattle in fact Thayil mentioned SWD as a band he really liked in an interview in the Rocket (Seattle music rag).. Not trying to defend Soundgarden here, but my hunch is that it was a powertripping soundman calling the shots on volume and not some band plot to slight SWD. I do wish those shows were louder though.. I’d seen SWD for the first time some months before that in 91′ touring w/ Poster Children at a small club in Seattle (Rock Candy), and I’ve been a huge SWD fan ever since.
Date: Tue Feb 20 00:59:17 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: Labradford! Oh man, I wish I would have seen them inconcert (Had a chance and missed it!) Let me know if they play Everlast! That’s definitely my fav song by them. I would have loved to have seen Low on their ‘I could live in hope’ tour. Hope it’s a great show for you!
Date: Mon Feb 19 21:28:43 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: Luv to but i’d need to catch a pretty damn fast plane to make it.
Date: Mon Feb 19 16:02:35 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: I’m going to see Low and Labradford tonight, anyone else want to come?
Date: Mon Feb 19 16:01:52 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Yeah Adam, I guess Soundgargen would look even more ridiculous ranting about “Loud Love” if the opening band was louder (not to mention blowing them the fuck off the stage) Wasn’t Monster Magnet on that tour as well? What a strange slew of bands sharing the bill.
Date: Mon Feb 19 13:31:12 2001 Name: M&M City/State/Country: Comment: MNM do do do do do
Date: Mon Feb 19 12:25:45 2001 Name: adam City/State/Country: Comment: swervedriver didn’t get thrown off any soundgarden tour, but myself and adi did pick up on the singer ranting about faggots on stage in LA….big deal..far more offensive was the fact that soundgarden’s soundman was stood behind our soundman to make sure that we never had as much volume through the p.a. as them……rock on!
Date: Mon Feb 19 11:04:54 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: just had a look at those photos, garlic…they’re cool. never seen the sewrvies wearing such comfy looking pants!
Date: Mon Feb 19 10:55:18 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: is that emineminem?
Date: Mon Feb 19 10:40:24 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Feb 19 09:32:49 2001 Name: m City/State/Country: m Comment: m
Date: Mon Feb 19 05:33:34 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Comment: yihh…shore mate
Date: Mon Feb 19 04:24:47 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: back…ish Comment: garlic soul…i think it was 1991 sort of time, but swervies got kicked off the tour cos adam slagged off chris cornell for being some kind of homophobic fuckwit!!!…soundgarden WERE cooool though. LOUD LOVE…awwwlllriiigghht!!!!!
Date: Sat Feb 17 20:11:49 2001 Name: Swerviecam City/State/Country: Comment: I thought it was your birthday last week Jez?
Date: Sat Feb 17 18:27:42 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Happy Birthday (Joyeux Anniversaire) Jez But, to know how long will Swervedriver survive, how old is he ?(are you?)
Date: Sat Feb 17 13:41:28 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Happy Birthday Jez – don’t overdo it tonight!
Date: Sat Feb 17 10:16:36 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: That’s just not fair, you all who saw even one time Swervedriver playing live and I just didn’t, you can’t imagine the frustration that grows in me! One time please wherever you come in Belgium I’ll have the journey but do it! I konw you came a few times several years ago(1993-1994) but I was too young(12 or 13)! Per favor, S’il vous plaît!
Date: Sat Feb 17 02:51:57 2001 Name: GarlicSoul City/State/Country: AZ Comment: One more thing about my pic page: Although it’s admittedly illegible, that thing on the bottom of the page is a link to the second page of pics.
Date: Sat Feb 17 02:36:28 2001 Name: GarlicSoul City/State/Country: Arizona Comment: Hey, I just read an article that mentioned Swervedriver once doing some shows with Soundgarden. Were they actually touring a leg together, or just intersecting on a few dates? Any other info about these shows? Soundgarden is my other favorite band, so I was extremely curious about any details about a possible interaction between the two of them. By the way, I took some photos of the last Swerve gig here in Phoenix and they (surprise) came out great. Here’s a link, if you would like to see them. HTML is, well…html to me, so it’s just a cheesy AOL site and the pics look grainier than they actually are. “http://hometown.aol.com/garlicsoul/swerve.html”
Date: Fri Feb 16 14:46:52 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: Comment: hey all-just wanted to know about this ep space travel rock&roll. i bought it before 99thdream came out and it was issued on cortex-it has a blue cover. but i just picked up another one with a redish black cover and it is on zero hour. same songs but different covers and lables-is one of these a rare item? also i downloaded 6 tunes from a club babyhead show in ’94-anyone know where i can get the whole show? i was there and it was the first time i got to see them live and id like to hear more.
Date: Fri Feb 16 13:38:43 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Feb 16 13:04:08 2001 Name: Hairy Haw City/State/Country: Scotstoun, Glasgow Comment: Best bet is just downloading an MP3 of it mate, I’ve been looking for it for fucking donkeys and I’ve no had any luck at all. Good luck anyways, and where did the Dave Dong thing come from?!
Date: Fri Feb 16 09:43:43 2001 Name: Lola City/State/Country: Comment: I don’t have the track your looking for, but Dave Dong sounds very interesting
Date: Fri Feb 16 09:19:32 2001 Name: Ian Fairclough City/State/Country: Glasgow, Scotland. Comment: Does ANYONE know where I can get ‘My Zephyer’ from. It is the only thing I havent got (Apart from American Pensioners on Ecstacy which is fucking immpossable). If anyone has any info stick a message up or e-mail my wee brother at – firstname.lastname@example.org I know, I know. You can pick your friends etc, etc………
Date: Fri Feb 16 08:41:08 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Feb 16 04:08:23 2001 Name: Janet City/State/Country: My House Cos I’m Working At Home – Hooray!!! Comment: Who said I was blanking you Dan? I’m not blanking you at all. You are my fwend. R U going to London on Wednesday?? Why am I doing this when I can email you?
Date: Fri Feb 16 02:10:13 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: hey veedub, usa aint so bad – beat happening $amp;subpop is your one redeeming feature ($amp;us swervie kids)
Date: Fri Feb 16 01:47:28 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bratttford Comment: Janet,whats with the blanking Dan situation
Date: Fri Feb 16 01:35:03 2001 Name: Fester Toe City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: veedub-At the risk of sounding like a pretentious fart, you have to teach Joe Public what great music is. In order to do that you have to break the corporate hold on radio. In order to do that, you have to break the corporations. In order to do that, you have to make whoever broke Bill Gates in half a hudge Swervie fan. In order to do that, you…waitaminute, I just lost track. Okay, let’s start from the top. I’m a pretentious fart…
Date: Fri Feb 16 00:29:00 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Just wishing good, Swerve induced weekends for everyone. I hope the Brazil gig goes well. Jez, have a happy birthday on Saturday. I’ll play “Bubbling Up” and “Rave Down” and picture you guzzling a pint or two.
Date: Thu Feb 15 20:44:01 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: odd jobs on the telephone
Date: Thu Feb 15 20:42:25 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: Hey Jez we my band opened for you in Calgary… we sucked. But I can die a happy man knowing that we opened for ya guys. Thanx. for kicking our arses of stage Its funny ..you say rave down reminds you of your loved one who passed away…….that means alot to me Hit the Ground Love to all swervies.
Date: Thu Feb 15 20:38:32 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: they like to oscillate.
Date: Thu Feb 15 20:36:58 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: a million stars out tonight…. I have been swerved.
Date: Thu Feb 15 17:43:21 2001 Name: Janet City/State/Country: Extremely Bored Land Comment: Dave – If you read this tomorrow, email me. I cannot cope without email conversations all day. It means I have to do work!!! NOT HEALTHY!!!
Date: Thu Feb 15 15:13:08 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: yes yes from Bradford Comment: left the building and now back again.Dave…if you read this tomorrow…good skive mate.And get in touch lad
Date: Thu Feb 15 15:12:55 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: yes yes from Bradford Comment: left the building and now back again.Dave…if you read this tomorrow…good skive mate.And get in touch lad
Date: Thu Feb 15 14:26:49 2001 Name: veedub City/State/Country: k.c. Comment: america should have embraced the shoegazer movement. instead we waited for oasis and it has all been downhill ever since. its a shame. we should unite to bring popular music back to its lofty heights of the late 60’s…any1 have ideas on how to accomplish this?
Date: Thu Feb 15 12:55:46 2001 Name: Swerviecam City/State/Country: Comment: Dan, Dan, the bakers man Stole some bread and away he ran All the way back to Bradford cos he couldn’t afford the fare to Brisbane Bass in your face Bradford Bass in your face Bradford Let me hear you scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: Thu Feb 15 10:47:28 2001 Name: Swerviecam City/State/Country: Comment: Dan hasn’t left the building. He’s just pretending. He likes little games does our Dan from Brisbane. He’s a cheeky young scamp.
Date: Thu Feb 15 10:31:35 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Feb 15 10:11:17 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: er, dan has left the building
Date: Thu Feb 15 09:51:04 2001 Name: Swerviecam City/State/Country: Comment: Where are you Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan?
Date: Thu Feb 15 07:33:31 2001 Name: StewBRAZIL City/State/Country: Comment: Happy birthday saturday, jez. Dave’s sick but we’ll get him party-shaped for wednesday. Leeds rules – am gonna be there tonight. New version of sister volume at mp3.com/brazil . . . think you liked that one. bye. gotta get my hair curly
Date: Wed Feb 14 23:02:06 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Love all of you “Loveless” Swerves out there… Happy V-Day
Date: Wed Feb 14 16:15:19 2001 Name: barthez’ steaming dome City/State/Country: valencia Comment: i need Seaman to cover these balls
Date: Wed Feb 14 15:17:49 2001 Name: Dave Ashton City/State/Country: England Comment: Wonderful Brilliant St Valentine’s Day
Date: Wed Feb 14 15:09:20 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Depressing f****** St Valentine’s Day
Date: Wed Feb 14 15:07:44 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Hep, Baptiste, je suppose que tu parles français…Donc, 14 ans c’était mon âge quand j’ai découvert Swervedriver et Son Of Mustang Ford date de 1989-1990. Sorry to speak french but hey, music is universal, isn’t it?
Date: Wed Feb 14 14:44:38 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: new jack city Comment: oh yeah, and happy fucking valentine’s day. No flowers for me… 😛
Date: Wed Feb 14 14:43:46 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: new york cissy Comment: On the Napster note, I’ve been personally responsible for many of the Swervedriver non-CD/LP tracks available there. And there are a lot of you downloading from my computer!! God bless DSL… Just doing my part. And go buy those CD’s still available (www.amazon.com, etc…)!!!!
Date: Wed Feb 14 14:34:14 2001 Name: baptiste City/State/Country: Comment: so hang on…Bertrand was searching for Son of Mustang Ford for 14 years and finally found it in 1995? That means it came out in 1981 and the band did nothing until the re-release in 1990? Lazy bastards! That’s worse than My Bloody Valentine (just). Happy bloody valentine’s day
Date: Wed Feb 14 07:32:54 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Jez, i have (from the JJJ) Last Train, Blowin’ Cool, Tender Trap, The Birds. I couldn’t get ‘behind the scenes ’cause i kept getting transfer errors (it’s a big file). I had about half of a good quality recording of sunset but i don’t know if it was JJJ or not. I would love to get some of those Swervedriver rarities – and where’s the book by the way?
Date: Wed Feb 14 06:39:57 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: GhostieO – always up for getting tapes.Send them to our manager @:Backstreet Int’l,Unit A (gnd floor),JHE,63 Brewery Road,London N1. Thought Napster was great and bands should just make their cash from merchandise/some cd sales/tv $amp;radio plays etc…But whatever – NUTSTER is around now!!!If anyone can send me a copy of Thin Lizzy – Live $amp;Dangerous on cee-dee/MD that’d be good>Been wanting to hear it 4 ages and ain’t got it together (surprised?!).Ta….xxx
Date: Wed Feb 14 06:29:44 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Wed Feb 14 06:04:11 2001 Name: Paul City/State/Country: Comment: Has anyone been into the swerve chat that Sarah from Aus. made? Join the Yahoo swervedriver discussion list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Swervedriver I’ve checked in a few times but never caught anyone.
Date: Wed Feb 14 05:21:01 2001 Name: Swerviecam City/State/Country: Comment: What is a Brazil bastard, and I’m sorry, but my name’s not Tommy
Date: Wed Feb 14 03:23:35 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEZ!!! rock like fuck and fuck like rock (god sometimes I just kill myself with these jokes)..phew…
Date: Wed Feb 14 02:12:26 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Comment: Is Swervie cam one of the Brazil bastards….im scared Tommy
Date: Tue Feb 13 23:39:30 2001 Name: sam City/State/Country: canmore, ab, canada Comment: jesus!!!, you euro dudes are lucky!!!! i just checked out the line-up for “all tomorrow’s party” in london this april….tortoise, sea $amp;cake, yo la tengo…fuckin’ hell!!!! see www.alltomorrowsparties.co.uk/ could have seen unwound the other night in vancouver, but even that was 10 fuckin hours away!!! i guess that’s what you get for living in the sticks….oh, and jez, what are your feelings on this napster thing….i kinda liked it and thought it was overall, a good thing for bands.
Date: Tue Feb 13 23:15:53 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: $amp;jez where’s the partay? i;ve enuf free fly points to probably get there (but yr weather would probably kill me)
Date: Tue Feb 13 23:13:16 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: but bertrand, do go to africa before all the zebras disappear….
Date: Tue Feb 13 23:12:45 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: happy birthday jez ! may you rock on forever … Bertrand, forget africa and not making lotsa money. do the baldrick thing and “get them from the inside” – it’s more fun that way
Date: Tue Feb 13 20:06:02 2001 Name: GHost Again City/State/Country: Comment: Hey chris in England, everytime I wear my swervie shirts some one says,”Is that a skrewdriver shirt”! in an exasperated tone. Sometimes i say yeah just to avoid explaining it.
Date: Tue Feb 13 19:59:58 2001 Name: Ghostie O City/State/Country: USA Comment: Hey Jez why don’t you post a post office box for those of us who want to send you tapes? It shouldn’t get too out of control, seeing as we’re all friends here. Happy B-day!
Date: Tue Feb 13 19:06:43 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: we are Leeds Comment: Excuse the next rant.Just got back from the pub having won £200 playing pool and having seen the mighty Leeds storm to a glorious victoire against the part timers from Anderlecht (wherever that is Bertrand).Vous avez etait completement crucifiee,n’est pas.Just choosing mes mots so all our English speaking friends can understand.Can’t hear much noise from L’Equipe des bientot Chaumagee – ou bien est-ce qu’ils savent comment on nettoye les toilettes?Nous cherchons quelques povres pour exactement ce metier a nos stade.Shit French,but the triumph remains!!!It’s my birthday saturday – boy am I up for a party now, Monsieur Bertrand.As to the bet – if you beat us next week I will personally (through my new label – LUFC Records) release some of the rarest Swervie shit in existance.See I did most of the recording so I have all the DATS!!!Swervedriver doing En Viva El Fulham anyone???If I can find it (really) and Anderwho beat Leeds that’ll be a free mp3 on this site (the lord Art willing). By the way – ironic someone mentioned that Aussie radio sesh today (Chris).I’ve got the DAT from the radio station including the five or six tunes we did after we went off air.Have you got like six of the 12 I got or just what was broadcast?Just interested.Got the top Superheroes or Duress or It’s All Happening or Sunset?Sound’s rubbish but the playing’s pretty good.Early evening,sun going down,South Australia,good weed,Planes flying overhead,a hundred people and us on a rooftop and 80 degrees – ‘course the playing’s pretty good!!!It’s a tough life… Dave me darlin’ – my birthday’s saturday.but the party rolls on to your gig – bring cash for my drinks and copious quantities of serious narcs,stout yeoman.I’ll bring the fruit!! Writing bollox ain’t talking it,but pretty good nonetheless!!!See ya,jez….xxx
Date: Tue Feb 13 18:42:59 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Tue Feb 13 18:16:21 2001 Name: Swervie cam City/State/Country: Espionage Comment: So, Dan from Brisbane, but now from Bradford. Who is this Dave J you refer to??? He is not the secret Swervie cam.
Date: Tue Feb 13 17:31:18 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Back in 1995, listening to MCM (French MTV equivalent) and then I saw what I had been searching for 14 years, “Son of Mustang Ford” video clip (never seen it again since that day), and because the way I wanted to go appeared so early in my life and due to that way, I’m now totally against that stupid mass consumption! I’m 19 and just want to go to Africa to live a nature-based life without all that money and crap, back to roots, I don’t know if I have to thank you for opening my eyes or f*** you because now I will live with that feeling (bad conscience) in my head ! If you know José Bové, I think I will end like him, in jail because of protesting against mondialisation. But sure is that rock’n’roll reaches its highest point when you guys play so I think I will thank you And especially you Jez because you’re so “accessible”. But I had preferred Anderlecht to beat Leeds , that will be next week ! A bet? If Anderlecht beats Leeds next week, you make a show here? That’s fair? He? Just swimming across that “Manche” sea and you’re here, not too difficult!
Date: Tue Feb 13 12:47:31 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: Listen,anyone know Tigress?Promised her a copy of the live radio show we did on the roof of a radio station in Oz AGES ago.Just done it – good set it is too – and can’t find her address.She’s an Aussie living in Canada. The Rock and Roll High School in Aus. did a load of tabs as a project.Maybe you can get them there.gotta go,jez…xxx
Date: Tue Feb 13 12:40:20 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Tue Feb 13 09:57:32 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Was i was basically trying to say is that swervedriver is the soundtrack to my life. I think Space Toaster is a good name for a band.
Date: Tue Feb 13 09:36:25 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Erik, i have the ‘why say yeah’ 7″ so it’s all good. Swervies did a radio session in Australia and played various songs, i have about half of it – and with napster closing down it’s going to make my search even more difficult. I first got into swervies in…let’s see..96? so i was about thirteen i think. I always thought swervedriver was a nazi band (yeah, i know now – skrewdriver) until i was shown the error of my ways by my brothers friend who played my duress (i was big into sonic youth, dinosaur jr and polvo at the time and i was like “oh my god”) he did me copies of mezcal head and ejector seat (but ejector seat didn’t work – he forgot to press record on the tape!!) so what i’m basically trying to say is that i’ve listened to swervies constantly for 5 years. First time i saw them was in 98 with my brother and his friend in Camden Town (his mate said it was the best gig he’s ever seen – and he’s seen a few). Speaking of the Smashing Pumpkins, i’m listening to Siamese Dream now. it’s still good – but everything they’ve done since has been bollocks.
Date: Tue Feb 13 04:00:27 2001 Name: Ghizost Shmizost City/State/Country: Hamp’n Crunch Comment: Damn I’ve been outed. I wonder how Garryt new I was the Ghost? Oh well…I like what you said Erik for a band name…”SuckFactor 11″
Date: Tue Feb 13 03:02:20 2001 Name: dan City/State/Country: bradford Comment: no its not dan from bradford,its dan from brisbane but in bradford…have a nice day dave j
Date: Tue Feb 13 01:31:20 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Damn, who do I respond to first? Let’s start with you Paul (Garret told me your name, I hope you don’t mind me saying it here) I was at that boathouse show that you spoke of. It was my first time seeing SWD and the Pumpkins (this of course was way before the Pumpkins turned the suck factor up to eleven) That still remains to be one of the best things these eyes have ever seen. Swerve played a perfect blend of Raise and Mezcal Head material that night… Tuomas, that is quite meddlesome of the Finnish army, but fuck Finland. It’s small potatoes. T-star shall soon be taking over the world… Kik, Chapel Hill was great, thanks. We didn’t have to run for our lives out of there so it was a good night. The night before our show that guy, Eric, from the Archers of Loaf’s new band played. It was great. Mojave 3 played across the street from where we played, on the same night! Lousy timing… Dave, that’s funny that you mentioned that “Change is Gonna Come” experience, I had the same one to the same tune…Jez, “Bubbling Up” is a wonderful tune. I remember you telling me of your attachment to that song when we met in DC… Damon, this is really surreal. Carolyn, from the ABC store, is an old friend of mine!! That’s weird that you know her. What’s even more strange is that she’s a Swerve fan. I totally never knew that!! She must have required this taste in recent years because she used to tease me about my “sissy British music”. Yeah, definitely let me know if you get some music rolling, here’s my email: email@example.com A friend of mine who lives in Tejas saw the Bevis Frond there as well. I will see Nick Saloman play live one of these days Goddammit!! My faves of his are “North Circular” and “Son of Walter”. Have fun working at Tower with Tony Bitch and Brittany. Ghost/Paul used to work there too. Hope all is well with everyone…Erik
Date: Mon Feb 12 17:19:35 2001 Name: Swervie-cam City/State/Country: espionage Comment: Oh my god, not Dan from Bradford!!!!
Date: Mon Feb 12 14:07:30 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Swervie memories hey?Too many to mention.Listening to Zedhead tripping my jatz crackers off with the speakers either side of me head with my eyes closed thinking I was in heaven was pretty memorable.
Date: Mon Feb 12 13:40:50 2001 Name: Dave Ashton City/State/Country: England Comment: Ok thanks art, i appriate any help at all, i really want to play my fave all time song on my guitar “Duel”. Its just the greatest song ever. if you do happen to get any of the tabs just mail them me please? Thankyou people. -Dave
Date: Mon Feb 12 11:44:30 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: New Yuck City Comment: Kik, thanks for the props! I love this band and will continue to do whatever I can to promote them. Even if it means scalping bootleg t-shirts–just kidding sprouts!!! Dave A., I wish i could help with the guitar tabs. I used to have some and have no idea where they are now. I’ve posted an appeal on this board before, but with no luck. I’ll try the mailing list $amp;let you know what I come up with. –Art
Date: Mon Feb 12 08:48:01 2001 Name: Dave Ashton City/State/Country: England Comment: Hey people! Ok ok ive given up, can anyone please give me the guitar tab for SWERVEDRIVER – DUEL. please!!!!!! ANYONE OUT THERE! jez! can u get it for me? im desperate! write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon Feb 12 07:34:35 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: oop norff Comment: hey – popstar!…i HAVE told you where it is…some people! i’ll let you know the time when someone tells me. the drums on bubbling up are really sweet…shit, maybe you’re some kind of genius!?…trying to dredge up some SWD song associations/memories, but think i have the same problem as kik!…though ‘change is gonna come’ on psychedelics (way back when) sounded like (SWD cliche, coming up!) a massive pile up!…and ravedown will always remind me of being 18 and having “just no place to go”…aaahhhhhh. how about you, danny boy?
Date: Mon Feb 12 06:15:48 2001 Name: jez City/State/Country: london Comment: Hello me darlin’s.Only me!First – coming to Brazil gig on 21st as long as I’m told where it is and am on the guest list plus one (old tart these days,me!!).Dave – those tomatoes are getting well squidgy mate – is that why you ain’t told me where you’re playing?Or is the gig oop norff? Regarding production stuff – haven’t recorded Powderfinger yet (although they are on my list for this year).Anyone got a bootleg of me doing LIVING TYPE live with Bernie in ’98?I’m putting a video together 4 them $amp;want to cut some of that into it.Must thank them for getting 7 vip tickets for my mates to go 2 the BDO in Auckland,by the way.Lovely boys the ‘Fingers… SWD songs that mean anything?Loads obviously (Duh!!!) but two mainly:”Bubbling Up” on ESR cos apart from loving the words,that recording of the drums is the only time I ever played the tune.I just told Adam to drop it into record and count me in.I’d never heard it before,so was playing blind along with his voice and acoustic.I can hear how much I’m blagging it!!!The other tune is “Rave Down”.Apart from loving playing it live,when I was up for auditioning for Adam and Jim back in ’92 a friend sent me a copy of Raise to suss out a bit.My grandfather died a few days before the audition and the only tune I wanted to hear when I found out was Rave Down.Still dedicate it to him every time we do it (AHHHH!).So there… My production credits are limited (being a drummer and all that!) but we did do pretty much all of Elasticas latest record at the Swervie studio “BAD EARTH”,I co-remixed The Orbs “Fluffy Little Clouds” with OTP – and me and a mate demo’ed around 17 songs 4 the yet to be released new Ash record “Free All Angels” – two of which have been mixed by Owen Morris and stuck on their Shining Light single – which went in at No.8 in the uk chart last week.Got to be because of the Swervie influence – right?!Apart from that and a bit of ADF remixing,it’s all dodgy bands like Brazil!!Looking 4ward to working with that band they call Swervedriver again at some point – talented bunch them..! Does that cover it?Hope so.Take care y’all.Later…..jez….xxx
Date: Mon Feb 12 04:42:23 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: yeah, we did erik – good guess!!!! silva…actually i think it was a hard days night ad infinitum!
Date: Sun Feb 11 16:29:53 2001 Name: damon City/State/Country: RVA Comment: erik-i have no computer these days-sorry for the delay–yeah-i volunteer at the anarchy store on broad(anarchy is cheap these days, it’s down to $11.33 a pound)but i should be at tower records/books soon enough–and yeah i play music -just not out in public right now–one of my pedals is on consignment at candyland now–it’s a Cromwell vol/wah/surf/wind/siren pedal-it’s quite cool and it has the original box,clear vinyl sleeve and battery with it-you should buy it so i can get my ex wife off of my back until next month i’ll try and catch you guys when you play in town in april or whenever–i may be doing some kinda t.rex/mary chain loungey folk stuff sometime soon-i’ll let you know if i can be spotted in the public eye-i know you would get a kick out of my guitar’s adornments if nothing else-i saw you were asking if anyone was into the bevis frond–i totally am–i met nick saloman last spring in autin TX at SXSW-his guitar playing is spellbinding live and he’s a real cool hobbitty dude-ive gotten a lot of used bevis frond at plan 9 lately anyway-stay safe in this town and im sure i’ll run into you soon enough–oh yeah there’s a girl that works at the ABC store next to ellwood thompson’s ,Carolyn, who is a swervehead as well and i think she knows you–i was in there buying a $2 mezcal botttle to stick on a shelf and we talked toshack etc… so there are more of us than it seeems….damon
Date: Sun Feb 11 10:22:07 2001 Name: Silva City/State/Country: Cuba Comment: Hey Dave, Dan, how was the party? sweaty as my armpit? hope the double-dee disco played plenty of swervedriver songs? Hey Jez – you gonna come along and see brazil on the 21st?
Date: Sun Feb 11 06:14:56 2001 Name: Dave Ashton City/State/Country: England Comment: Hello People, I was wondering if anyone could send me the tabs for: Duel Rave Down 99Th Dream Deep Seat I cant find any on the net and i was wondering if anyone had any and perhaps they could send me them PLEASE!!! HELP A DESPERATE SWERVEDRIVER FAN!!! Write to: email@example.com
Date: Sun Feb 11 05:59:52 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Erik. The Army is compulsory in Finland (so not my choice of quality). Either six months of pure hell in the army or whole year in civil service. I really should start a war against Finnish goverment for fucking up my chance to see The Swervie live…
Date: Sun Feb 11 03:37:49 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: We love swervedriver
Date: Sun Feb 11 01:59:03 2001 Name: anorthernlight16 City/State/Country: nashville usa Comment: thx to a well deserving band
Date: Sun Feb 11 01:58:57 2001 Name: kister City/State/Country: Comment: btw, erik i hope chapel hill went well. its one great sonic youth song too…
Date: Sun Feb 11 01:54:38 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: art thanx alot for all yr time $amp;much appreciated effort in keeping the site rolling. you da man. as for the memories of SWD – i dont think i could adequately write it down, esp since i live my life in a near dissociative state… suffice it to say the swervedriver section of the cd collection is the largest, has travelled with me everywhere and fits into anything – whether a backpak on some unmapped mountaintop in peru, some rented car in LA, watching the sun set over the ocean in perth, doing a beach burn in nukes, cruising along noahs beach in nthn Qld, anywhere, anytime. $amp;erik, btw, whatever you call me i’m sure to listen – so never mind the guff :)))
Date: Sat Feb 10 20:13:09 2001 Name: Sarah City/State/Country: Australia Comment: Join the Yahoo swervedriver discussion list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Swervedriver
Date: Sat Feb 10 18:30:08 2001 Name: Ghostie O City/State/Country: Crampton, Virginny Comment: Starting in 1990 I got into shoegazer music. I loved it. I lived it. When I first saw Swervedriver on 120 minutes (Duel) I didn’t like them. Something about it didn’t fit into the sound I accepted. They looked funny too, no horizontally striped shirts and puffy bowl haircuts. I listened to nothing but British bands for years but when the Smashing Pumpkins Gish came out I became a S.P. fanatic. I was the first one through the door at the Siamese Dream tour in 1993. I stood right up against the barrier in front of the lead mic and “suffered” through swervedriver’s set but before the Pumpkins came out, the crowd got out of control and my girlfriend and I had to be pulled out for fear of being crushed to death. As soon as we got to the back wall, the lights dropped, the intro to Rocket started and as Billy screamed, “Love”! The lights and pyro exploded, my girlfriend and I cried (hey cut me some slack, I was 19) because we were so far in the back we couldn’t see them. After the show I stood side by side with Jez and asked him, “are the Pumpkins gonna come out?” I stood there holding my guitar (in the rain no less) praying that Billy would come out and sign it as Jez carried on a conversation with me that I had no interest in. (AAAAGGGHHHH!)(And Billy just waved and then got on his bus) Anyway flash forward a year later and I have a new girlfriend, she’s so beautiful she’s attending modeling school, and she’s such a genius she writes a zine that people all over the country subscribe to. She gave me a copy of Raise and said you have to listen to this. I started off slow but started to realise, damn this is good stuff. A year later I would be embarrassed about ever having liked the Smashing Pumpkins, and ashamed that I had not realised what a special thing it was to stand directly in front of Adam Franklin while he belted out his hardest tunes. Another year later (1996) that beautiful girl friend of mine committed suicide because she was exhausted having severe epilepsy and just couldn’t stand it anymore. She called me 2 nights before she did it, but I didn’t have the chance to return her call. Now all these years later I feel that I am the biggest Swerve fan and that I would never, as long as I live feel embarrassed about loving them the way I loved other bands when I was a stupid kid, and that copy of Raise that Shannon gave me is so valuable to me I’d run into a burning building to get it. No one is allowed to touch it! And I certainly wish I could stand beside Jez and have a conversation with him now. (Sorry I was rude Jez)So all this is in response to ZrKA’s Question about a connection to Swerve’s music and how important it can be. Adam,Jimmy,Steve,Jez you can never know how far your music has gone to touch people, it can pull me out of any moody mood. Thanks guys. ( my friends still call me a dumbass for shunning Jez 8 years later)
Date: Sat Feb 10 18:05:46 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: This is a test. Seems to be working now.
Date: Fri Feb 9 17:14:10 2001 Name: [ZrKA] Swrvdrvr City/State/Country: Washington, DC Comment: “You’ve been away, for so long… you can’t ask why…” Gawd, that brings back old memories… my girlfriend went to the UK in the fall of ’93, fell in love with some British guy, and dumped me. I used to bawl myself to sleep listening to that song… and it still affects me that way. Interesting how music gets intertwined with memories and lodges itself in your brain, eh? Any other Swervies have a memory connection to a certain song? BTW, the girlfriend ended up dumping the Brit, too… and when she came backa after 6 months, she wanted to get back together. We had a brief fling, and then I dumped HER and moved to LA… (wonder what song she connects THAT memory with…) Thank you, Swervedriver, for the impact you have had on my psyche. PLEASE MAKE MORE MUSIC!!
Date: Fri Feb 9 15:58:17 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Oh yeah, Dave, I wanted to ask you, did you guys name yourself after that whacky Terry Gilliam movie? I’m off to go down to Carolina for the weekend. The band is playing at the 506 in Chapel Hill. Hopefully we wont be chased out of town by any meathead fratboys this time… Have good weekends everyone..
Date: Fri Feb 9 15:01:08 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: swervedriver I have one thing to say HELP THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!!!!!!
Date: Fri Feb 9 14:59:03 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: as the setting sun reclines….
Date: Fri Feb 9 13:19:51 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: You were in the army? What the fuck?!!? Kik, Sorry. I’ll not call you that anymore. Chris, are you talking about the acoustic version of “In My Time” from the “Why Say Yeah” 7″? If so I think I might know where I can find it. Dave, I finally listened to your band, very nice..I dig your singer.
Date: Fri Feb 9 09:29:28 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: I saw them in ’93 and REALLY enjoyed the gig. That was sort of an highlight of my shoegazing lifestyle back then. Still waiting for Swervedriver. They played in Stockholm, Sweden some four years ago, but I couldn’t go there because I had to spend “quality time” in the army, fook.
Date: Fri Feb 9 07:27:48 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: I tend to listen to going blank again quite a bit, cause i like a lot of tunes on that album. It’s a bit patchy though. I like nowhere as well but i don’t listen to it as much. My mate saw them at Glastonbury years ago and he said they were excellent. Apparently they’ve got a box set and dvd out sometime. Does anyone have ‘in my time’ off the jjj session (i’m talking swervies again now) i can’t find it anywhere!!!
Date: Fri Feb 9 04:28:13 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Yeah, I’m fine now… I totally agree with you on the leave Them All Behind subject… Fookin killer tune (as well as numerous other Ride songs…) Erik. I will send you T-Star’s CD as when our lazy arsed guitarist finds the time to give me the CD… BTW last week Finland was hit with freezing – 30 C climat.
Date: Fri Feb 9 01:55:34 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: erik no one calls me kristen cept the olds
Date: Fri Feb 9 01:30:08 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Yeah Kristen, they’re friends. I actually sang “Blues From a Gun” with them one night. That was awesome!! It was like having some teenage wish come true.
Date: Fri Feb 9 00:42:24 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: erik thanx for the skywave website – tehy sound pretty good -i guess you get to see them live too
Date: Thu Feb 8 23:46:32 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: When “Going Blank Again” first came out the only song that I liked was “Leave Them All Behind”. It slowly grew on me, but the was the last good Ride Album. I hate to admit it, but I did enjoy Hurricane #1 (guilty pleasure). Yes Kristen, I think the song on YLT’s newest that you mentioned is called “Cherry Chapstick”, that song is beautiful. It sounds like my friend’s old band, “The Ultra Cindys”. They were a stellar pop band, but unfortunately, very shortlived. Not to spam, but for all you Jesus and Mary Chain fans, you should check these guys out: www.killerrockandroll.com The band is called Skywave and they’re incredible. Hope all is well with everyone. You still under the weather Tuomas? Is that SubZero Finlandia taking it’s toll? Get better brutha…
Date: Thu Feb 8 22:57:20 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: ghost other than your danzig fetish (eeek), you’re right on the money. i’m currently going thru a bit of a skitzo phase – late 70s, early 80s phase… joy div $amp;NO, cure, the church (an 80s guitary oz band)to name a few, but i’m also veering off the rails a bit $amp;giving sunscreem $amp;mass/attk(which were anonymously and mysteriously foistered upon me) a whirl … where o where do my loyalties lie??????
Date: Thu Feb 8 21:57:01 2001 Name: GHost Again City/State/Country: HVA Comment: BLA! I am sorry if i am getting on the Swervie Kids’ Nerves. I just thought of another Question I wanted to ask of you. Does any one like the Emo bands? One that’s really got me lately is Mock Orange, And Cursive, did anyone get into SDRE when they were new? Back in 94. Personaly I can’t stand em anymore, But i Still really like Jeremy Enigk’s Solo album, Return of the Frog Queen.But Mock Orange and At the Drive In are definately kicking my ass right now. HOw about another of my very favs of all time The Cranes? Anyone dig them?
Date: Thu Feb 8 21:39:57 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Comment: I have videos of Swerve, RIDE, Pixies, Danzig,Misfits,Operation Ivy, Pumpkins,Nirvavna,All Mr. Show episodes, and about 24 hours worth of 120 mins. Lemme know if’n any wants to trade. I want At The Drive In, any shoegazer, any obscure 4ad or creation videos anyone might have. You know something good. Thanks Bubbies.
Date: Thu Feb 8 21:33:35 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Hamp’n Crunch Comment: I love the YLT albums “Heart Beating as One” and “Electro Pura” RIDE was the one that started it all for me. I was so obsessed with ride that my parents put some blurb about it in my senior yearbook. But again when Carnival of Light came out i said…”Fuck” it’s over. I have and incredible ride concert film from going blank again. It’s actually shot on film with a big production, like the cure in Orange. I also have every Swerve video on tape and a bunch of concert tapes. Although I am not sure if any videos were shot for 99th dream. Did anyone see any? Pale Saints were also one of my favs, I still love them, even the stuff with the female singer. I recently dug up a video from an old 120 of Time Thief of the first pale saints. Hey if anyone wants to trade, I would like to get Dave Kendall episodes of 120. write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thu Feb 8 20:50:25 2001 Name: kikster City/State/Country: Comment: and yes i too am in denial of my addiction to this site
Date: Thu Feb 8 20:47:40 2001 Name: kikster City/State/Country: Comment: mmmmmmmmmmmmm vapour trail…. i lurve that song, in fact i lurve that entire album. is it just me or did ride lose the plot after going blank?
Date: Thu Feb 8 20:16:44 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: Comment: kikster-you rule! i havent listened to ride in eons. im gonna listen to my fave “nowhere” right now.
Date: Thu Feb 8 19:36:09 2001 Name: kikster City/State/Country: Comment: actually right now i’m spinning going blank again. you’re all jealous aren’t you?
Date: Thu Feb 8 19:23:38 2001 Name: kikster City/State/Country: girl friday Comment: hi all ! thanks for all the kisses and stuff, awww I’m all embarassed… NOT !it sounds like all you northern guys are getting the winter blues – just wondering when i’m gonna get some visitors?? hey ghost there was one rockin along song on the new yo la tengo cd – you know the song that sounds out of place cuase it rocks on… btw, i think i’ve scored the coolest job ever – i can just whack on some SWD, plug in some cliff richards headphones and crank it up to 11 !
Date: Thu Feb 8 14:02:04 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Baptiste, that sounds like a hell of thing to see. Sonic Boom playing with YLT? Daaaaammmnnn… It’s good to hear that Zentaredi is still together. The last time that I saw them was in a basement with Dragstrip Syndicate before I was in the band. That was awhile ago. Dave Ashton, I thought it was a stretch, but I thought I’d ask. I was going to tell you to get in touch with Iggy and refill you brothers’ shoes. And of course, no posting would be complete without the regular Kikster flirtation…kisses to you, you Ozzie, Sun Goddess…
Date: Thu Feb 8 09:05:00 2001 Name: baptiste City/State/Country: Comment: ghost is insane! the yo la tengo album is superb! i saw them play at the festival hall in london and they had robyn hitchcock, neil innes and sonic boom from spacemen 3 playing with them and they did soft boys, rutles and spacemen songs! tres bon
Date: Thu Feb 8 07:42:30 2001 Name: Dave Ashton City/State/Country: England Comment: No im not related to ron and scotty i have no idea what u are talkiing about. sorry mate. hey hows them swervedriver tabs coming along hairy haw? i am looking forward to getting them. yeah!
Date: Thu Feb 8 05:50:02 2001 Name: ghost City/State/Country: Hellhole, VA Comment: And hey guys let me know what you think of these bands. And since everyone flirts with kik i thought i’d be an ass and say hi to her too. Also against popular opinion here I was very disappointed with the new Yo La Tengo album. In fact I thought, I need to take this crap down to Kinko’s and get it shrinkwrapped so I can take it back from whence it came. “sorry”
Date: Thu Feb 8 05:42:12 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Hampton, Virginia, USA Comment: Hey everybody go check out the lastest mp3 site I put up for my friend’s band Zentraedi. They are another great Richmond Va band that you should not miss. I really think you’d all like it. www.mp3.com/zentraedi They are a “new wave” pop band with a great guitar style and an adourable female singer, and don’t forget the lo-fi stylings of The Society For Probable Monsters at www.mp3.com/sofopromonsters also for a great guitar based trio (see earlier posts on trios) check out www.mp3.com/fulflejwackass
Date: Thu Feb 8 04:22:03 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: groggy Comment: hey chris – i got it!!! cheers mate! it’s very cool! now all i’ve got to do is buy the correct lead…get my video to dan’s house…yeah, it’s all coming together!! cheers cheif!
Date: Wed Feb 7 22:44:01 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Tuomas, you’d better get your pale, Finnish ass into good health again. You all probably already know of this, but there is an amazing live version of Rave Down floating around out there. It’s from the London Band Expo or something like that. There’s also a version of “The Other Jesus” that’s just Adam playing an acoustic and singing. He’s says that it’s a song about “Dopplegangers”. Dave Ashton, are you related to Ron and Scotty by any chance?
Date: Wed Feb 7 16:14:10 2001 Name: Dave Ashton City/State/Country: England Comment: Hey thanks a lot hairy haw! you rule man!!! SWERVEDRIVER RULE!!!
Date: Wed Feb 7 14:53:11 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Long time absent… got some odd sickness and been trying to get over it for three weeks now…
Date: Wed Feb 7 14:29:57 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Dave…Im back lad
Date: Wed Feb 7 14:29:26 2001 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Dave…Im back lad
Date: Wed Feb 7 07:52:40 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: The promo copy of ‘Ejector Seat Reservation’ went for £60 on ebay last night/this morning! Sadly it wasn’t me that won it, which is probably a good thing as i can’t really afford it anyway. Someone has got themselves a right little rarity on their hands. And it’s just goes to show how obsessed with the swervies some people are – 60 quid for a cd you can get in the shop for a tenner, with only the added benefit of one song (but hey, it’s a good song!)
Date: Wed Feb 7 05:46:54 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: ahhh…cute little country! i don’t know haydn though – we have a mutual friend. (hope the hollywood high life is treating you right, haydn!). and just for the record…i am NOT obsessed with this guestbook!?!?!?!!!!!
Date: Tue Feb 6 22:42:24 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: I think if you exclude Scotland, England is about the size of Virginia. I could be wrong. And yes, I always thought the brits were a swell bunch (aside from two schmucks that I had an encounter with in Oxford, and Richard Ashcroft)
Date: Tue Feb 6 19:42:04 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: hmmm Comment: how big is england? seems as though its as big as perth’s main street because everyone seems to know everyone, or is that just an indication of what a nice bunch of people y’all are?
Date: Tue Feb 6 11:35:20 2001 Name: Haydn City/State/Country: California Comment: I’ve to say “hello” to Dave, who is a drummer in Brazil, and who apparently eats, sleeps, and breathes this website guest book. So, “hello” H xx
Date: Tue Feb 6 09:49:12 2001 Name: Hairy Haw City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: To Dave Ashton-Fear not, I have a small collection of Swervie songs committed to memory-‘Mustang’, ‘Rave Down’, ‘Volcano Trash’,etc. big chunks of Mezcal Head, ESR and 99th are also stored in the pea-sized object that is my brain. My personal fave choon to play at the minute is ‘it’s all happening now’. E-mail us a list of what songs you want and I’ll get it scribbled $amp;snailed to ya, Address is email@example.com
Date: Tue Feb 6 08:16:17 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: oh yeah, whoever won that swervedriver video on ebay yesterday please do me a copy!!!?!?!?!?!
Date: Tue Feb 6 07:56:55 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: sorry someone…i’m normally not so foul mouthed. OK, if anyone’s interested you can now hear the song JEZ produced for us..it’s called ‘school daze’ and is on http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/115/brazil.html
Date: Tue Feb 6 07:49:00 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Paul Mcartney eh? that’s pretty fucking cool. Video is winging it’s way as we speak (i swear)
Date: Tue Feb 6 06:14:00 2001 Name: Someone City/State/Country: NOT Starstruck Comment: So eloquently put Dave!!!
Date: Tue Feb 6 05:43:15 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: s t a r s t r u c k Comment: someone gave my band’s cd to paul mcartney yesterday. fucking hell! (it’s in heather’s handbag!)
Date: Mon Feb 5 18:30:11 2001 Name: Dave Ashton City/State/Country: England Comment: Hello people, i am really desperate for some swervedriver guitar tabs, can anyone recommend me any sites, or give me any sites with them on. Or perhaps someone knows how to play some swd songs. PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME OUT I AM DESPERATE FOR SOME GOOD MUSIC TO LEARN ON GUITAR! HELLFIRE@QUAKEREALM.FREESERVE.CO.UK – contact me please!!!
Date: Mon Feb 5 16:26:07 2001 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: sydney Comment: Re: Jez production credits > i think he did some work with Powderfinger, (which is prolly why they are australia’s most popular band atm). Re: Lack of decent guitar music in general > has pushed me deeper into fields of electronica, the only music that excites me until a new swd cd 😛
Date: Mon Feb 5 16:15:29 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Yes Londoners, listen to Paulo. I got to see Yo La Tengo a few years back in Athens, Ga. They were touring in support of “I can Hear the Heart Beating as One” (which is a phenomenal album as well) They are amazing. Ira definitely brings the sounds of a Stratocaster to new levels.
Date: Mon Feb 5 14:36:41 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: Oops, that “Dave” should be “Ira”. and watch out, Londoners, Yo La Tengo is playing the Shepherd Bush Empire on April 10th. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!
Date: Mon Feb 5 10:46:13 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: Wow! Pale Saints, the early Pale Saints of the first two records, wonderful band…I guess the main man there was the bass player, very talented guy, though he seemed to be very unpolite. I heard he used to play with his back to the crowd. Shyness is nice, ma non troppo…Gonna look out for that band Lorimer. As per Yo La Tengo, do NOT miss their show if you ever get the chance to see them in support of “And Then…”. I saw them in Boston last year and can’t describe it. They opened with the last song on the CD, and Dave spent some 15 mins playing around with his guitar and the feedback from his amps. I know it doesn’t sound that shocking, but the thing is, he seemed to have EVERY single soundwave totally under control. He sure went bankrupt rehearsing that song. Amazing performance indeed. Lucky me, I’m seeing them again this friday in a local venue.
Date: Mon Feb 5 07:56:38 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Feb 5 05:15:14 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: I wouldn’t mind seeing MBV, but i’d prefer to see Swervedriver again! (know what i mean guys)
Date: Mon Feb 5 04:42:25 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: gwyn – if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!! sundog – if you’re into the pale saints you might want to know about the geetarist and drummer’s new band – lorimer. they’re nothing like pale saints though – but they’re pretty good (though unsigned). jock does the sound at a venue in leeds where we practically live!! very nice man.
Date: Mon Feb 5 04:30:27 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: yeah yo la tengo really got it together on “then nothing…”. the last ylt i purchased was long ago, methinks possible named “upside down” – that too was v good.
Date: Mon Feb 5 01:41:59 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Sorry that I’m a little late on this one. I just read everyone’s feelings on the wonderful bands from 10 years ago and the shite bands of today. It’s not an easy thing to do, but here’s my top 5 faves of ‘2000: 1) The Go (self titled) 2) Toshack Highway (of course) 3) Yo La Tengo “and then nothing turned inside out” 4) The Doves “Lost Souls” 5)The Hellacoptors “High Visiblity”
Date: Sun Feb 4 15:37:46 2001 Name: The Name Police City/State/Country: Sensorship Land Comment: How can the guy from Doncaster comment on “who are all these funny people” with a name like that???
Date: Sat Feb 3 05:52:13 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: gotta agree with the general consensus that generally speaking mtv/radio music sux… what am i gonna do? there’s just no place to go…. i like the invasion idea – like fekking battlestar galactica
Date: Sat Feb 3 03:37:49 2001 Name: Gwynfor Dafydd ap Rhun ap Harri City/State/Country: DONCASTER- the home of the STD Comment: oh my god! where am i?? who are all these funny people? Jez, i don’t know whether you have to shag, steal or murder, but that photo! ugh. you are a lot prettier in real life! dave…..is that you…dave…….i’m…scared….
Date: Sat Feb 3 00:35:49 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: Oh, yeah. Ozric…I like them for what they are, but once I start listening to them it’s time to pull out the Steve Hillage and Gong disks! I wish SWD would mount a major comeback. I can’t stand Blink182! Talk about all marketing/Crappy music. Didn’t Billy Corgan of SP say one of the reasons he called it quits was that he had to compete against the likes of Brittany Spears? I really miss the so called ‘Shoe Gazer’ Bands (MBV/Slowdive/Early ‘RIDE’/Pale Saints). Though it isn’t Shoe Gazer, I really liked ‘Dots and Loops’ by stereolab for a late 90’s disk. Of course, I can’t whine too much, because we did get TH, which was a complete surprise to me. Oh well. Rambling. Time to go crash to ‘Just Landed.’
Date: Fri Feb 2 18:47:55 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: Comment: i know its not dreampop but any of yous dig the ozric tentacles? they blow my mind just like swervedriver does.
Date: Fri Feb 2 12:45:42 2001 Name: Fester Toe City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Totally agree with the lack of creativity out there. I think many factors contribute to this, but the major one is an over all lack of muscianship. It’s hard to play what Swervie does. And it’s that blood, sweat and tears that allows them to go places other bands can’t. For me, bands of the late 80’s/early 90’s thought in terms of alblums. Now-a-days it’s all about singles. Score that one big hit and let the record company take over from there. The importance of videos doesn’t help either. You don’t have to be good if your marketable. MTV has proven this time and again. This is why the Swervies have to get it in gear and mount a counter attack. If Radiohead can have their cake and eat it too, why not SWD? It’s not about becoming part of the mainstream, it’s about invading it. If we could just get Dallas to drive Brittany Spears tour bus the revolution could begin…But I’m not waiting for the world to get it so I go sleepy bye-bye now.
Date: Fri Feb 2 10:54:04 2001 Name: baptiste City/State/Country: Comment: fuck off ashcroft
Date: Fri Feb 2 04:35:42 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: i know what you mean about the current crop, paulo…i’ve been trying to ween myself off classic bands for ages and look for cool new stuff…in a pop styleee, i’ve been loving the apples in stereo’s latest and brave captain’s album is sweet..and i know i’m late on this one but the beta band are cool! then of course there’s my band…arf! arf!
Date: Thu Feb 1 23:20:54 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: (sorry, had to interrupt the msg): as I was saying, good trios are rare. I didn’t get the chance to listen to Mascis’ new album (“More Light” I think), but am vry curious about it…I’ve been trying to catch up with the new bands but what I sense is a general lack of creativity. After listening to some of the new acts that came out these last years, I’m reaching the conclusion — correct me if I’m wrong — that the late-80s/early 90s breed of indie bands was very special indeed. Take the post-rock scene for instance. With the honourable exception of Tortoise, all of them, Mogwai, Quickspace, Snowpony, Navigator, are quite boring. Not to mention Godspeed, unpalatable in every aspect. Call me (and Dame Edna) old fashioned, but there’s nothing out there like the good ol’ dreampop. Last year, for example, besides Toshack, Yo La Tengo, in their 13th year of existence, put out one of the most sophisticated albums of the past few years. Anyway, enough of this aesthetic nonsense…
Date: Thu Feb 1 22:11:39 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: i know what you mean. been driving for days now (lotsa loud singing of those riffs…)
Date: Thu Feb 1 21:35:50 2001 Name: Ghostie O City/State/Country: HVA Comment: Son of a Mustang Ford has been stuck in my head for 7 years. I hear it in my skull every single day of my life. Is that really fair Adam? I even owned a Mustang and i went and bought sticky letters to write Son of a Mustang Ford on my back window but i kept tearing the s’s trying to put them on straight so i gave up.
Date: Thu Feb 1 20:50:02 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: oops the double click phantom is back
Date: Thu Feb 1 20:49:45 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: sunnyville Comment: Dave, i would if i could, but the fx rate sux.
Date: Thu Feb 1 20:49:44 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: sunnyville Comment: Dave, i would if i could, but the fx rate sux.
Date: Thu Feb 1 19:34:15 2001 Name: Paulo City/State/Country: Real Comment: Yeah, Sundog, I’ve heard about MBV’s wall of sound, the famous 10 minute long “death chord” they used to deliver upon the crowd. I got this friend who was in London for the Rollercoaster Festival ( 92?)and he told me that people looked really incredulous, staring at each other as they played, trying to understand what was going on, some would leave, while others covered their ears or just laughed…And thta’s exactly what Mr. Shields expected to happen. I know what you mean when you talk about Dino headlining that show. I am big fan of Dino myself but once I saw them at Brixton Academy in London and was a lil’ disappointed. But I must confess I have a problem with live trios. I don’t BELIEVE in trios. Mind you, i’m not saying all of them are shite. Hendrix used to make it sound like an ORCHESTRA. And once I went to see a band called Ligament at the Garage in London and was quite surprised. It’s not really my cup of tea but on that show they played a dense, well-rehearsed fierce-rock set that dropped my jaws…
Date: Thu Feb 1 16:06:48 2001 Name: Greg Davidson City/State/Country: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Comment: Jez; I really dug the first three chapters of your road book. Just wondering when it’s coming out over here, I’m keeping my eye out. Hope to see you guys playing over here soon. see ya. Greg
Date: Thu Feb 1 16:00:57 2001 Name: Greg Davidson City/State/Country: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Comment: Hey there, I’m a long time fan and I’v seen you guys every time you you’ve been through Toronto, you are definately one of my favorite bands and you keep getting better with every record. A few weeks ago I ordered 99th Dream on vinyl from my record shop and I must say you guys have blown my mind again. Electric 77 is one of the best songs ever written as far as i’m concerned, I can’t get enough of that song. hoping you guys find some kind of tour funding from someone, i’d love to see you guys touring all the time, like a band of your greatness should be.
Date: Thu Feb 1 04:41:28 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: amidst the freezing fog… Comment: ahhh kik – that’s sounds wonderful…how about sponsoring our oz tour?!
Date: Thu Feb 1 00:50:57 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: dave get yerself south, get some sun $amp;get onto that stage.
Date: Thu Feb 1 00:50:54 2001 Name: John Simon Ashcroft City/State/Country: Wigan Comment: …this is the tale of a Northern Soul…looking to dodge a tomato…