Date: Mon Apr 30 16:07:14 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: HEY SWERVEDRIVER!!! Comment: right now I could do with any kicks!!!
Date: Mon Apr 30 05:01:52 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: Erik, I read about it on another forum: go to see at Blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com
Date: Mon Apr 30 00:41:04 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Paul, I actually grew up in Williamsburg. I had a lot of friends that lived in the Hampton/Poqouson area. I knew Sean from Germ Flux and from Nobody, I knew Maynard(I think that was his name, he and I used to drink together at Phillies, in the Blues) and Lisa, whom I must agree is quite beautiful. I see her pretty often here in Richmond. Small world, eh? I’ll tell Lisa you said Hi when I see her again. I would be most appreciative if you bought a Dragstrip CD. The best way would probably be to go through our label’s site: www.belugarecords.com How are things for your band? Hopefully all is well for the Monsters. Have any of you Swervies out there heard the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club? I was introduced to them recently and think they sound fucking great. They’re kind of like the Jesus and Mary Chain, Love and Rockets, and the Ramones all in one. Sensual Jim Reid-esque vocals, fuzzed guitars w/ lots of layered echo, and brilliantly simple song writing. I think some of you out there would really get into them. Take care all, -E
Date: Fri Apr 27 17:18:44 2001 Name: Ghizost Shmizost City/State/Country: Crampton, Virginny Comment: Hey Erik, I have to get to another one of your shows but I’ve always got something planned everytime you guys come to town. I’ll be on a train coming back from Rhode Island May 5th. It’s my first time traveling that far north. I am going to go to New York for the 1st time, I’m pretty excited. My first band ever was actually with some of the younger siblings of Baby Farm people, but they’re all assholes now. I saw some interesting things at the Germ Flux house though, naked bands setting the room on fire and the like. I was in Nobody for a split second in high school, did you ever hear of them? Lisa F was my favorite photography model when I was in college cause she’s so beautiful.Erik how about posting your cd ordering info on this site, I’ll buy one. Are you originally from Hampton? Ok gotta run. Bicycle!
Date: Fri Apr 27 11:01:43 2001 Name: Loony City/State/Country: Loonyland Comment: Do Stella and Caprice know that you were screwing them at the same time??
Date: Fri Apr 27 05:27:59 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Yeh Ghostie O. I saw Swervedriver twice at it. I love the place!! First time was during the Mezcal Head tour and it just happened to coenside with Mushroom season, which was nice. They played before the release of the album but I had managed to catch some songs on the Evening Session. They did Duress as an encore and I very nearly creamed my pants which would’nt have been very pleasent on mushies. King Tuts is famed however for being where Oasis got signed to Creation but we’ll let that one go. Anyone who listened to Adams acoustic set, Last Train to Satansville is Fucking amazing in’it! And that one about the people falling into the sea that never got released.
Date: Fri Apr 27 02:22:50 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Apr 27 01:44:50 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: anyone got a rifle??? i need a Dirty Kik Sta Look.
Date: Fri Apr 27 01:41:39 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Apr 26 23:20:22 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Jesus, this sounds fucking great.
Date: Thu Apr 26 23:09:35 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Yeah Paul, I guess the days of the Insect are long gone. That club was shite, but I saw some good bands there, Sebadoh, the Melvins, etc. Do they still have shows at the old Baby Farm house on Armistead? I remember that was the “place to be” for awhile. I’m going to attempt listening to Adam’s acoustic performance. Everybody have good weekends, -E
Date: Thu Apr 26 19:03:28 2001 Name: Ghostie O City/State/Country: Hampton, Virginia, USA Comment: Damn Ian, you’ve got a club near you named King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut that sounds pretty cool. There ain’t shit near me.
Date: Thu Apr 26 09:34:26 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: hi. has everyone listened to adam’s acoustic performance on the toshack highway site? right now i’m listening to it yet again and it is wonderful. it has that j mascis ‘martin and me’ thing where he takes these totaly rockin’ tunes and strips them to their bare essentials. it is so beautiful. if you haven’t, you must check it out.
Date: Thu Apr 26 09:23:30 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: did you match the running time of stellar caprice though, hairy haw??
Date: Thu Apr 26 07:32:37 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Hairy Haw! Where you been? We’re playing on Saturday at Nice n Sleazys AND it’s FREE. Get yer arse doon there!!
Date: Thu Apr 26 07:30:53 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Hello fellow Swervonions!! I’m off to see Elbow tonight at King Tuts Wah Wah hut. Has anyone heard them? I got a shot of their EP last week and its magic. Anyone heard any more about this news from Adam thingy on the Toshack Highway site. Someone thought it sounded ominous and I have’nt had a deacent nights sleep since. I MUST KNOW!! Also Im selling a MXR Phase 90 and jim dunlop Fuzz for 30 quid each if anyone is interested. Contact email@example.com or post a message. See-yall!
Date: Thu Apr 26 07:28:33 2001 Name: hairy haw City/State/Country: weegieland (after an absence) Comment: I screwed to stellar caprice which was quite good. coincidentally both build-up to a climactic ending. which is nice.
Date: Thu Apr 26 05:44:51 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Apr 26 04:28:50 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: can’t screw to music – i’d concentrate on the music too much!
Date: Thu Apr 26 02:28:17 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Apr 26 01:29:23 2001 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: That census/Jedi thing made the news here. I don’t know what the big deal is, hockey has been a religion here for years…speaking of which, Leafs over the Devils in seven. Sorry Steve, but its time for a little payback.
Date: Wed Apr 25 17:59:38 2001 Name: Coralanne City/State/Country: New Hampshire Comment: Has anyone ever screwed to the Swervies?
Date: Wed Apr 25 09:01:36 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: erik… i missed out on seeing labradford with low. low played someplace else in mahattan the same night that i saw labradford play. the to bands met up after that show and did the rest of the tour together. i feel like i was cheated. mark nelson did a set as pan american in the opening slot. i really like the first pan american cd, but it was really boring live. bjork was in atendance at that show. she was sitting on the floor during pan american, about three feet away from me. she snaps her gum… on another note, i got the new mogwai last night and it is wonderful! more vocal tracks then usual… can’t wait to see them again in june!
Date: Wed Apr 25 00:35:44 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: Labradford live…that has to be a cool show. I would love to hear them play ‘Everlast’ live. For some strange reason, this makes me want to go listen to some Durutti Column..lol. I really liked Pan American’s first CD. Anyone have any of their more recent CD’s? Also, any light on the ‘announcement’ OTW over at the TS site? Man, we have been way too long without any new SWD material. “Dreamin’ number 99, get me to the world on time.’ Take care Swervies-SD
Date: Tue Apr 24 15:10:30 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Paul, yeah, believe it or not, Labradford comes from our lovely lil’ state. Bobby Donne, who was in the math rock band, Breadwinner, is their bassist. Steve, did you see Labradford with Low? That’s when I last saw them, which was also a few months ago. I’m not sure if that tour is still going on, but I’d love to see them hit the road again.
Date: Tue Apr 24 11:11:41 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Comment: labradford is from RVA?
Date: Tue Apr 24 08:54:41 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: labradford’s music certainly would lend itself well to film… the new album has a very enio morcone meets angelo baldimenti feel to it… i saw them a few months ago and couldn’t belieed how great they sounded live… i met mark nelson who was really nice. i wonder if they’ll me touring again now that the album is out…
Date: Mon Apr 23 23:48:49 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Tuomas, I’d love to have a T-Star CD, but I know that you’re busy, so it’s no hurry. Let me know if you need any $$ for postage. Kik, thanks for sending the LaBradford link. It’s good to see some Richmond boys making good. Word around town is that some of their music may be used for an upcoming Oliver Stone movie. That would rule!!! (depending on the movie of course) Paul, tell Kelly that I said thanks for the support and that she really shouldn’t be scared to approach me. If Dragstrip fans only knew what a dork I was, our audience would probably be cut in half. We’ll be in your area again on May 5th (Cogan’s of course) Hope all is well in Hampton. The same for all you other folks in England, Oz, Finland, Belgium, Canada, San Paulo, Chicago, NYC, Space wherever… -E
Date: Mon Apr 23 20:38:47 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: instrumental – hmmm – what about a drum solo box set?
Date: Mon Apr 23 20:37:42 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Apr 23 15:50:16 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: boston,ma. Comment: all bands should be instrumental!!! 🙂
Date: Mon Apr 23 10:12:41 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: This is sad that so many french or belgian rock bands sing in english, they usually speak french but they sing in english and then we wonder why American crap is so often on top of charts here. We’d better sing in french to promote this language. A little bit like english or American bands that will sing in french, that’s not frequent I think. Even if it’s not sure that they will still sell in english speaking countries. But sure that the European Union should give more attention to that if they don’t want to be always second behind the United States. I think that music is one of the biggest exportation income for the USA. If we decrease this income, the american Dollar will not be so high-rated compared to soon-coming Euro. Sorry, that becomes totally out of the subject but I had to say it.
Date: Mon Apr 23 06:04:31 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
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Date: Sun Apr 22 12:06:27 2001 Name: Mike City/State/Country: MI, USA Comment: There’s a new band out called MELLOW, and the album is supposed to be a cross between Syd Barret, Nick Drake, and especially The Beatles. I bought it yesterday, and it’s quite amazing. It’s a French group, but they sing in English. I think Swervedriver people might like this.
Date: Fri Apr 20 12:09:10 2001 Name: Ghizost Shmizost City/State/Country: Hampton, Virginia, USA Comment: Does any one have copies of “This is Your MY Bloody Valentine” and “Wine and Roses” by MBV that I can trade something for? I have lots of shit so let me know.
Date: Fri Apr 20 12:07:03 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Hamp’n Crunch Comment: Erik my friend Kelly is really into your band and she goes to all of your shows, and I tell her, “say hi to Erik for me” but she is afraid to talk to you. Gene Simmons was on Ben Stein last night and he said he’s had sex with thousands and thousands of women and he takes a picture of every one, and that Kiss is over cause he’s too old to pretend he’s a rock ‘n roller anymore, and now he’s going to produce television shows.
Date: Fri Apr 20 12:04:48 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Apr 20 06:50:12 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Las Galasgos Comment: I heard Mogwai’s new album yesterday and i must say its damn good. The song with the singer out of Super Furry Aminals was especialy beautiful.
Date: Fri Apr 20 04:13:24 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: erik i was just waiting for my hair to grow in the words of the Rev, and i noticed on Amazon that Labradford is mentioned. check out http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/266023/ref=m_ec_s_ind_1/102-3833481-8469707
Date: Fri Apr 20 04:11:17 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Apr 20 03:10:21 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Erik, and oh yeah, sorry for not sending you the T-Star’s CD, but I’m waiting for the boys to finnish the new one first and add that too on the mail… But mark my words, You’ll get the CD! dammit
Date: Fri Apr 20 03:08:22 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Erik, “And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead” too, shit I gotta move there…
Date: Thu Apr 19 20:37:39 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: neoJedi, good call. i’m with you. i’m gunna say “who gives a flying fuck anymore????? (if anyone ever really did)” . btw i was hoping to use some expiring frequent flyer points to see radiohead in london in july but tickets are sold out…. anyone wanna sell me theirs?
Date: Thu Apr 19 19:23:12 2001 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: syd/oz Comment: Actually, kik, Jedi IS a real religion, no kidding! George Lucas knew his shit when he wrote star wars, its full of symbolism that reflects historical fact. The Djedi (jedi) were an Osirian sect in ancient egypt (c. Middle Kingdom). They were mystics & practised what was considered magical feats (including changing the molecular structure of objects, astral projection etc). The light saber thing represents the ‘missing’ phallus of Osirus, around which the whole Djed culture revolves. There has been a resurgence in this ‘cult’ recently (unrelated to ‘star wars’), instigated by a bunch of people (mostly US new-agers) who believe the cosmis age is about to enter a new phase, or so-called ‘golden dawn’. However, no, i wont be putting down jedi as my religion in the census, i might instead put ‘go fuck yourself you pisspoor nwo stooges’ or something like… 😉
Date: Thu Apr 19 15:02:21 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Tuomas, yeah man Texas is full of Surprises. It defintely has its fair share of Rednecks, just like any other place in America, but that state (regardless of George Fuckhead Bush) has produced some pretty cool things. “And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead” is from Texas as well, in case you haven’t heard them. Steve and Chris, thanks for expressing the honest opinions of the “Magnet”. I had pretty much figured they wouldn’t be worth seeing. As much as I love their influences, like Blue Cheer, Sabbath, MC5 & the Stooges, Monster Magnet seems to not be to hittin’ of a band. It’s hard for a band to fuse Rock and Pyschedelia convincingly these days. That’s why “Raise” was such an amazing album. It had the rough Stooges edge, but definitely took it in a way that no one else has. Incidently Tuomas, I thought that T-Star was an excellent psych/rock band… Talk at “y’all” later. -E
Date: Thu Apr 19 13:55:08 2001 Name: Kevin City/State/Country: Atlanta Georgia USA Comment: I once saw Adam bite the head off of a beer onstage.
Date: Thu Apr 19 13:28:10 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: I saw Monster Magnet at Reading (99 i think) and i don’t want to offend anyone but they were toss.
Date: Thu Apr 19 12:29:40 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Apr 19 09:00:48 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: hey erik… monster magnet is acctually from the town where i live (red bank, nj.) when i was 15 i took a few guitar lessons from the guy who taught their bassist. but i digress. i worked in a record store a few years ago with a guy who was friends with them so they wre played in the store constantly and they pretty much suck. their music is boring, their lyrics are trite, and the vocals are just plain aweful. real cheese rock… at least that’s my oppinion.
Date: Thu Apr 19 02:44:35 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Erik, are Seven Procent Solution really from Texas…? if so, then the world has really turned upside down… “Rednecks Bubba’s” are playing beautiful guitarpop in a country that has a president that has never travelled outside USA… But all in all, Seven Procent Solution is a truly a great band.
Date: Wed Apr 18 23:38:56 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: new orleans Comment: Do you guys really expect another Swerve album? God, I hope so…
Date: Wed Apr 18 21:26:41 2001 Name: ricky City/State/Country: calgary Comment: Joey ramone will be missed…
Date: Wed Apr 18 21:16:45 2001 Name: kik (sorry, again) City/State/Country: Comment: & mike – you can’t push these things. maybe Jez has taken on that cycling tour to Spain …. I’m rather sad about old Joey. 1 2 3 4
Date: Wed Apr 18 21:09:54 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: so neoJedi are you going to be putting Jedi Knight down as your religion on the forthcoming census? we’ll have to slap together a “belief” system & submit it to ABS before Jedi Knight is a recognised religion though. there’s lotsa Jedi Knights where i work just waiting to strike back ….
Date: Wed Apr 18 18:01:54 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Oh yeah, I also meant to ask if any of you have ever seen that goofy band, Monster Magnet. They’re coming to my neck of the woods pretty soon. When I was in high school I dug their first album because it was really psychedelic. I haven’t paid much attention to them since then and was wondering if they were still worth seeing (seems doubtful). It’s strange to think that a band that uses Satan as their schtick toured with Swervedriver, but I’ve got to say that I’d take the Magnet over fucking Samiam anyday. How the fuck Swerve ended up playing with them is beyond me. Hope all is well -E
Date: Wed Apr 18 17:42:08 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Have any of you heard this band from Austin, Tx called 7% Solution? A friend of mine a few years ago told me to check them out because they supposedly sounded like Swervedriver. Well, they don’t really sound like our boys, but they’re still a pretty cool band, echoed guitars, harmonized feedback, etc. There seem to be a lot of Shoegazers down in Texas. I guess it’s an extension of the 13th Floor Elevator legacy, not too shabby… Later all, -E
Date: Wed Apr 18 16:17:07 2001 Name: mike City/State/Country: boston ma. Comment: hey ya think swervedriver could be in the studio and thats why we havent heard from jez? 🙂
Date: Wed Apr 18 11:21:02 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: On a technical note: Sorry the Guest Book was screwed up yesterday. I archived March’s ranting and forgot to change the permissions back on this page…
Date: Wed Apr 18 11:19:59 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Steve, thanks for the tip. I will go to BOTH shows this time!
Date: Tue Apr 17 12:08:26 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: hey art… 2 more mogwai shows at irving plaza in june! DON”T MISS THEM!!!
Date: Tue Apr 17 05:58:17 2001 Name: Billie City/State/Country: Aus Comment: Definitely a downer hearing Joey passing away on the news as The Ramones were one of the bands with The Saints that got me into the scene years ago
Date: Mon Apr 16 23:11:46 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: I feel like a schmuck. My apologies to Sigur Ros’s vocalist. Joey will missed forever by this kid. I blasted “Subterranean Jungle” before I left this morning… “I’m just a guy who likes to Rock and Roll”
Date: Mon Apr 16 19:37:15 2001 Name: sheena the punk rocker City/State/Country: Comment: joey ramone R.I.P
Date: Mon Apr 16 19:34:36 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Apr 16 16:50:26 2001 Name: Ghostie O City/State/Country: GABBA-GABBA-HEY! Comment: Some sad news… Joey Ramone died Sunday April 15th of Cancer. Out of all the bands credited with pioneering punk The World Famous Ramones were definately the greatest. He will be missed!
Date: Mon Apr 16 13:29:17 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: Comment: “Souldive” should be “Slowdive” of course. That album has a lot of soul, too. Z
Date: Mon Apr 16 13:11:58 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: just for a day Comment: Have any of you listened to the just mentioned album by Souldive lately? That album is a thing of beauty. Zach
Date: Mon Apr 16 11:28:05 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: there is a new sophia live album that just came out. i think that adam and steve george might be part of the live band for this show (but i am not possitive.) either way, it should be worth picking up. sophia is really an amazing band…
Date: Mon Apr 16 11:18:27 2001 Name: Ghhhhooost City/State/Country: Comment: I looked at the Toshack THing and News from Adam coming soon does seem kind of ominous. Is it over for the swerve?
Date: Mon Apr 16 10:22:13 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: When i went to see them the singer ( who is a bloke) did one song singing into the pickups of his guitar. Gave him a nice thin distorted sound on the vocals. I tried it but couldnt seem to do it. Must have extra microphonic pickups or something. I gave up before I got my teeth stuck in my strings and had to get my guitar surgicaly removed from my face.
Date: Mon Apr 16 05:21:55 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: Erik, uum… I think that the singer in Sigur Ros in actually man with slightly non-balsy voice…
Date: Sun Apr 15 23:06:01 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Ian and Bertrand, I dig what I’ve heard of Sigur Ros. They remind me of Verve’s earlier music with the exception of the female vocals, cool guitar sound. Paul, the CD release show went very well, thanks for asking. We sold about 40 CDs and the crowd seemed to be really into us. Our friends from Raleigh, the Cherry Valence, played before we did. Holy shit, did they ever make us work extra hard. They’re a hard band to follow, possibly the best Rock and Roll band in the world. Imagine the MC5, James Brown, Black Flag, and Deep Purple thrown into a vego-matic, fucking fantastic. Hope all is well with the rest of you Swerves, -E
Date: Sun Apr 15 21:58:45 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: nola Comment: Happy Easter swerve people everywhere. Zach
Date: Sun Apr 15 21:58:45 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: nola Comment: Happy Easter swerve people everywhere. Zach
Date: Sun Apr 15 16:55:25 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: The Toshack Highway site says ‘News from Adam to come soon’ This had better not be bad news! There’s an interview with Adam on one of those Sophia sites (There’s a link to it on the Toshack site)
Date: Sun Apr 15 12:41:47 2001 Name: Ghizost Shmizost City/State/Country: Comment: Erik congrats on the CD release party. HOw did it go?
Date: Sun Apr 15 07:39:19 2001 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: syd/oz Comment: ooo tummyache got a link for that interview you mentioned?? 🙂
Date: Sat Apr 14 13:27:20 2001 Name: ghost City/State/Country: Comment: I love this forum, I always go and find the bands you guys suggest.(I tried to find the Mystery Machine last night but couldn’t log onto Napster, so maybe its gone finally.) I was just wondering if any of you were into any Emo bands like Mock Orange, Cursive, or AT the Drive IN? I am curious what you Brits and Europeans think of some of my fav American Indie bands. We should plan a big club meeting somewhere in the world, where we can trade music and stories. Bicycle!
Date: Sat Apr 14 07:22:17 2001 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium Comment: I think it’s spelt ‘Sigur Ros’. Almost sure.
Date: Sat Apr 14 06:25:48 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Las Glasgos Comment: Just back from London having successfully taken a few years off my life. Anyone thinking of playing or visiting London the Monarch is a great wee venue. On a different note i went to see Godspeed Y B E last year with Sigure Rosse at the Garage last year. Great gig. If you like Godspeed check Sigure Rosse out. They’re from Iceland so Im not sure I spelt the name right. Must go now. My eyes hurt.
Date: Fri Apr 13 23:07:51 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: boston ma. Comment: hey kids-just listened to a recording of an interview with adam from oct 8.2000 on wbcn boston radio. he played 3 tunes “the hitcher”, “ive lost the feeling” and a new one called “seize the day”. 🙂
Date: Fri Apr 13 14:58:45 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Zach, Snowmobile is a hoax, unintentional or otherwise. I believe the band is called Snowmobile. Doesn’t sound at all like SWD to me…
Date: Fri Apr 13 12:38:13 2001 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Apr 13 08:57:32 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: zach… yeah that’s the one… i think it’s acctually called ‘the stanley kubrick ep’ in the UK (the chemical underground release) but we here in the US are lucky enough to get those two extras (hence the +2)… i think ‘christmas song’ is one of the most beautiful songs ever writen… PS… no one has heard anything about the toshack remixes???
Date: Fri Apr 13 08:49:26 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: New Orleans, LA Comment: Chew it!!! How does it taste? Does anyone know of a song by SWD called Snowmobile, or is this more mislabled Napster crap? Steve, does the EP+2 begin with Stanley Kubrick? adios, Z
Date: Fri Apr 13 00:44:19 2001 Name: Kevin City/State/Country: L.I. NY Comment: Swervedriver is by far the best band in the entire world, damn I love their music ! Another great band is Mystery Machine on Nettwerk records. If you want a album that will make you feel “tingly” all over( Flawed and the hitcher have that affect on me ), Check out Mystery Machine’s 10 speed.
Date: Thu Apr 12 22:37:58 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Daaaaaamn, you chewed it didn’t you?
Date: Thu Apr 12 20:44:29 2001 Name: Ghizost Shmizost City/State/Country: Comment: hmmm…
Date: Thu Apr 12 17:22:01 2001 Name: Joe Castanon City/State/Country: Abilene,Texas,in the U.S.of A. Comment: Hey!,Swerveder!If you’re out reading this!,keep doing you’re cool stuff!I just wanna let you know I’m from the U.S. and the music totally sucks here in the U.S.,if you’re out reading this,try you’re best to stay away from America’s mainstream music industrty because it got fagged-out over the past decade or so ago.It’s not like the 80’s when the Jesus & Mary Chain were out!So,keep rock’in British style!
Date: Thu Apr 12 16:58:45 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: NO!!!! Don’t chew the gum!!! Spring has sprung here in lovely Virginia. It’s perfect “Juggernaut Rides” wheather.
Date: Thu Apr 12 12:55:54 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Calgary Canada Comment: been driven for days now……
Date: Thu Apr 12 12:54:16 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: calgary canada Comment: Ghost your info has been most appreciated thanks bro.
Date: Thu Apr 12 10:22:46 2001 Name: Ghost E. Onassis City/State/Country: Hellhole, VA Comment: I got this great book published by Feral HOuse www.feralhouse.com called Snitch Culture and its got chapters about the internet and how they spyware your ass then sell it to everyone and the government here in the ol’ USA electronically reads everything everyone sends online.. Feral House publishes the greatest need-to-know stuff, they put out the somewhat famous Apocolypse Culture 1 & 2. Go check em out. Jez quit writing us after his birthday, anyone know his status? DId he find the 6th demention? HI KIK the local Sports Card shop owner surprised me with a free pack of KISS bubblegum cards from 1978 last night at my job. I am tempted to chew the gum… whadya think?
Date: Thu Apr 12 09:56:21 2001 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: syd/oz Comment: attn: any swervies using audiogalaxy satellite mp3 download utility should know that there is a spyware component to this prog (v0.6x+). it’s called “webhancer” & records details of your transactions with various ebusiness sites for onsale to 3rd parties. spyware is commonly used on the net, & should not significantly affect ur inet connection. however, for those of us who believe in no-logo, an *awesome* prog called “ad-aware” is available (free) from http://www.lavasoft.de which will safely remove webhancer, as well as stax of other spyware progs you may have (i was surprised to find i had 5 diff spywarez operating behind my back). i ‘preciate this is the swervies forum, but think the info is important enuff to share, coz i know some of u use the wonderful audiogalaxy satellite. *** also: be very careful with unistallation of “web3000” which ships with netsonic / gator ***. okies, carry on 🙂
Date: Wed Apr 11 08:50:22 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: has anyone heard anything about toshack highway remixes being released? there was a post on the TH guestbook saying something about it a few months ago but i have since heard nothing… oh and art…godspeed has turned into one of my favorite bands as of late. they are similar to mogwai in that they use similar guitar chords and are intrumental, but as far as song structure goes they compose their songs more like an orchestra then a rock band… the ep that i refered to below is 28 minutes and contains two songs that build up to these orgasmic cresendos… fucking brilliant…
Date: Wed Apr 11 08:41:21 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: 🙂 just kidding… Mogwai has actually always sounded pretty darn good…
Date: Wed Apr 11 06:11:10 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: brat-ford Comment: good luck with it ian! …just remembered something i was going to post on here a few weeks back. ‘the cable guy’ was on tv the other week and whilst it was on my girlfriend suddenly shouted “it just showed the address www.swervedriver.com!!!”…she was sober, but i didn’t see it. can anyone confirm this?!…any jim carrey groupies out there? it was on screen within the first 15 minutes (or thereabouts) of the film. vinyl bargains indeed art!! though the only cheap bowie i find tends to be ‘let’s dance’ and the zep tends to be ‘in through the out door’…no thanks! i once bought a copy of ravedown for £1 (scandalous!!!!) eventhough i had it twice – just couldn’t bear to see it buried in a pile of whitesnake/bert kaempfert?!!…had to wrestle with my conscience first though, cos it meant i was depriving someone else of it’s delights! i mean, how cool is the line “the devil must have scuplted your beautiful mesmeric green marble eyes”?!!
Date: Wed Apr 11 03:32:13 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Last Plug (promise) TERRA DIABLO – THURSDAY, 12TH APRIL AT THE MONARCH, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON. 8.30. Thankyou. Ricky. I know, I know……(sigh)
Date: Wed Apr 11 02:31:41 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: new choones new choons….. please
Date: Wed Apr 11 01:33:03 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Haha, dirty, Art, dirty
Date: Tue Apr 10 21:02:29 2001 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: calgary Comment: I miss swervedriver ……
Date: Tue Apr 10 17:08:50 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: I was actually going to do an April Fools joke on you guys by changing the site to Mogwai.com for the day, but I thought it better not to. Considering how much trouble SWD has had with record companies etc, they didn’t need me confusing their fans too…
Date: Tue Apr 10 17:02:21 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Aww c’mon T, if you and I can gab on this guest book about the Stooges and the Litter, then these kids should be able to do the same about Mogwai (I don’t even particularly care for Mogwai and here I am defending them, weird) How’s finland these days? Have you guys thawed out yet? Hope everyone else is well. -E
Date: Tue Apr 10 15:36:53 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: New Orleans Comment: It is Tuomas, but other good music is not off limits. Correct me if I’m wrong, Art. Zach
Date: Tue Apr 10 08:50:46 2001 Name: Tuomas City/State/Country: Helsinki Comment: I had the impression that this quest book was for Swervedriver…?
Date: Mon Apr 9 18:06:51 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: NOLA Comment: What songs are on the EP+2? I’m not sure if I have that one. Z
Date: Mon Apr 9 16:41:23 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Yeah, I love EP+2. THAT one I wish was longer!!! I’ve never listened to God Speed, but everyone who likes Mogwai seems to like them too. I guess I should check them out. BTW, I just went out to get some food and ran into this guy on the corner selling old rock LPs. Picked up about 50+ for $15 bucks: Stones, Zeppelin, Todd Rundgren, Utopia, Richie Havens, Alman Bros., Gang of Four, Lennon, Bowie, etc…
Date: Mon Apr 9 16:35:59 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: jail Comment: Hey another dan, I never buy CDs. I think bands are rich enough. Especially Swervedriver. Just kidding!!! Of course I’ll buy the CD. In fact, I’ll buy the LP for home and the CD for work. How’s that for supporting your favorite band? But just because the CD has not been “officially” released is no reason to deny my ears such awesome music. Did the same with Kid A…
Date: Mon Apr 9 15:33:59 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: hey art… that is a great point. i think a band has to know when to call it an album (or an EP for that matter.) two of my favorite albums are acctually EPs… ‘EP+2’ by MOGWAI, and ‘SLOW RIOT FOR NEW ZERO KANADA’ by godspeed you black emperor… they both only about a half hour long, but they are two of the most moving and powerful recordings i’ve ever heard… a great example of an album that didn’t know when to quit (and i’ll probably get some flack for this) is catherine wheel’s ‘happy days.’ some great songs by a wonderful band, but some songs that really should have been b-sides…
Date: Mon Apr 9 14:46:55 2001 Name: another dan City/State/Country: Comment: and are you going to actually buy the Mogwai cd/ record or just listen to the mp3s?
Date: Mon Apr 9 13:38:40 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: nyc Comment: Steve, I agree that the CD is an altogether different thing and I really do like the concept of continuous play. I guess what I was trying to express is that I think bands feel compelled to record 74 minutes worth of music. For less prolific bands, this means some great songs and [at least] a few crap ones. Well, I just assume not ever hear the crap. After compiling the new Mogwai release from various mp3 sources, I was pleased to find approximately 40 minutes of pure gold. Nothing but keepers.
Date: Mon Apr 9 13:14:38 2001 Name: steve. (again) City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: art… just read a comment that posted earlier and i wanted to respond. although the advent of the compact disk did kill to concept to the album side, it created the ability to produce a more fluid recording on the whole… i think that the continuity of a cd more then makes up for the lack of individual album sides. to me, listening to vinyl is like listening to two seperate recordings. this is not always a bad thing… don’t get me wrong i love vinyl and i think it has its own charm (i am still one of ‘the few, the proud, the owners of a record collection,’) but i am not ready to morn the death of the album side, especially when more and more great bands are releasing their recording of vinyl anyway… later… steve.
Date: Mon Apr 9 12:27:14 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey… Comment: is the DUEL single still in print? i have never seen it for sale. i’ve been trying to track down a lot of the old swervedriver singles on ebay, but have had no luck with that one. i eventually just downloaded all of the b-sides from napster and left it at that… i don’t think ‘homeless homecoming’ could possibly be live. there’s just way to much happening on it for them to be perform all of it (unless they were running tapes which i’ve never know them to do.) but i’d love to hear a live version of it if it exists (it may be my favorite swervie song…) peace…
Date: Sun Apr 8 12:42:16 2001 Name: dan City/State/Country: Comment: yes
Date: Sun Apr 8 00:40:31 2001 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: ChiTown Comment: The new Tortoise, ‘Standards’ is excellent, if you like Tortoise 😉 . -> Sparky, you just want to buy duel? You wouldn’t get ‘For seeking heat’ (My fav track off that disk) and ‘Blowin’ cool’. Of course, if you still don’t want that, try picking up the Duel single which includes ‘Planes over the skyline’ and ‘Year of the girl’. -> Homeless Homecoming is live? Cool! I love that track. Take care all. -> SD
Date: Sat Apr 7 21:45:22 2001 Name: neoJedi City/State/Country: syd/oz Comment: Re: homeless homecoming – yep, it’s swd recorded live @ sydney metro i believe. re: Tortoise – check out their song ‘Galapagos’, very smooth. Re: Duel vs Mezcal Head – omg Mezcal Head is worth buying twice, but i agree that bands like swd (especially swd!) should fuck off record companies altogether & just sell new tunes over the net. Prolly make more $$ in the end anyways. Why think inside the disc? Which reminds me… Jez – where’s the live stuff??!!
Date: Sat Apr 7 21:16:30 2001 Name: tummyache City/State/Country: boston ma. Comment: zach-thats pure swervedriver bro. its on the wrong treats ep. i love instrumentals-i was thrilled with toshack highway for that reason. i saw perfect circle bout a month ago and they put on a good show-nice guitar sounds 🙂
Date: Sat Apr 7 21:02:22 2001 Name: Zach again City/State/Country: tchoupitoulas street Comment: Has anyone ever heard of a SWD song called “Homeless Homecoming”? I found it on nap, and there are no lyrics, but the music is like SWD, with lots of oscillating effects. I wonder if it’s bogus? Z
Date: Sat Apr 7 20:46:14 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: lake pontchartrain Comment: Sparky! Why only “Duel”? I love the song, but what about “never lose that feeling,” and “duress?” If you buy Mezcal Head, it will be one of your most listened to albums. Don’t forget Raise, Ejector Seat Reservation, and 99th Dream, and all of the singles while your at it. If any of you are A Perfect Circle fans, check out a song called “Vacant” on napster. Nice. Maynards other band, Tool, has a new album coming out on the 15th of May. cheers, Z
Date: Fri Apr 6 11:40:51 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: don’t you just hate it when albums don’t quite fit on one side of a 90 minute tape?! mezcal head, the stone roses and blood on the tracks to name but three!…the first two seem to cut out at vital moments…i’m sure it’s deliberate! have an ace weekend, good people…
Date: Fri Apr 6 11:38:42 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Bands should be able to sell music by any means possible. Its about the only thing that will keep them alive now as its pretty obvious you cant rely on record companies (look at the trouble Swervedriver had). But it is a special thing when you get an album for the sake of a few songs only to discover it is everything its cracked up to be. Doesnt happen very often but when it does it is a very special thing indeed. They’ll be the albums you’ll have with you for the rest of your life.
Date: Fri Apr 6 11:19:58 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: And, BTW, I do agree that bands should start selling their songs one at a time. The CD completely killed the “album side” format, so why bother trying to create a complete listening experience. 74 minutes is just too much space to try and fill up with great music. There’s bound to be some filler somewhere. Frankly, I can’t see how bands came up with 30 – 35 miniutes back in the vinyl days…
Date: Fri Apr 6 11:17:24 2001 Name: Art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Hey Sparky, what’s with the gloomy outlook? I think you’re about to miss out on one of the finest rock albums of the century. Yes, Duel is a great song. But the whole album is even better. Try it. You’ll like it.
Date: Fri Apr 6 06:21:01 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Then get to yer bed ya mentalist!! You have the responsability of supplying Buckfast to the good people of Glasgow!! Including myself. How did you get on with your bosses girlfriends flatmate by the way? I hope it was a success. Just thought I’d mention that Missing records are selling Mezcal Head on tape for £1.99.Bargain of the century!!! You’ve probably got it already but they’ve also got My Bloody Valentine for 99p. Good eh?
Date: Fri Apr 6 05:55:46 2001 Name: Hairy Haw City/State/Country: Just Back To Glesga Comment: You know, I can’t actually remember the last time I was up this early.
Date: Fri Apr 6 04:41:17 2001 Name: dave City/State/Country: Comment: too right, cow! remember hypnotise(hypnotised?!) by spacemen 3?..what a great record. managed to dance to that once. not sure how! heard the who original of ‘in the city’ the other day for the first time – swervies version is actually better by quite a margin! result!
Date: Fri Apr 6 02:11:35 2001 Name: Mezcal Cow City/State/Country: Brazil Comment: Ah but mr Sparky,you really are missing out by not buying the album.Anyway,downloading mp3’s is nowhere near as exciting as purchasing a CD or even better the vinyl of an album.Is it not part of the thrill to risk the tenner in buying the album for one song…..and then realising youve bought a gem.If its crap(apart from the one song)..well its just a part of the excitment..SO BUY MEZCAL HEAD
Date: Thu Apr 5 22:44:35 2001 Name: Sparky deVille City/State/Country: Canada Comment: Why can’t you, or any other band, seem to get it together to sell mp3’s of your songs online? Someone like me, who would never buy the whole album just for a couple songs, would spend a buck a song anyway, and it costs close to nothing to offer the service… I guess I’ll just have to get it off Napster, and when Napster goes down, Napigator or whatever comes next. Too bad, I’d like to buy Duel. But I’m not going to spend $10 + tax and shipping and handling and then wait a month for it.
Date: Thu Apr 5 13:18:30 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Swervedriver will never split up, i won’t allow it.
Date: Thu Apr 5 11:10:52 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Of course. As long as he does’nt go about trying to take photos of other Dave Gormans during our set and brings along his graph as I would like to know how close to the zone he is.
Date: Thu Apr 5 08:34:16 2001 Name: Dave Gorman City/State/Country: London Comment: Does that include ‘THE’ Dave Gorman?
Date: Thu Apr 5 04:57:29 2001 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: LAST CALL OUT. Any Swervedriver fans fancy coming to see my band,Terra Diablo, at the Monarch in Camden on Thursday 12th April are more than welcome!!! Bring your best Swervedriver T-shirt and get a free chuba chubb and a bid hello hug from me. All Dave Gormans are also invited. erk
Date: Wed Apr 4 22:56:06 2001 Name: kik City/State/Country: stresscity Comment: hi all hope things are cool in swervieland… btw adam’s alleged relocation may be just an urban myth … Ghost hope yr feeling better
Date: Wed Apr 4 22:23:16 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Tortoise is a two bass, rythmic, noise experimental, mathy kind of thing out of Chicago. Definite Thrill Jockey stuff. They started out pretty ambient, but have lately turned to more Trans Am, Atari sounding kind of stuff. I imagine they’d be good to see live. Art, that’s strange that you mentioned the Afghan Wigs. 1965 has been one of my favorite things to listen to lately. It’s funny because I used to lividly hate them. Typical that a band’s music starts hitting it for me in a posthumous manner.
Date: Wed Apr 4 18:49:51 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: I got the new Mogwai stuff off of BearShare (GNUtella). It’s great. I mean great. Yeah, I was just joking about the Mogwai.com stuff. Though that is a very strange cat web site indeed. I don’t know Tortoise. What are they like? Speaking of covers, I downloaded a live version of Afghan Wigs doing “When Doves Cry” — Absolutely magical.
Date: Wed Apr 4 15:41:00 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Have you guys heard Mogwai’s version of the Spacemen 3’s “Honey”? Very cool. Swervedriver always played cover songs like “Jesus” and “In the City” really well. I could defintely get into hearing them do a Spacemen 3 tune. Something like “Revolution” (even though Mudhoney did that) or “Che” (even though that’s a Suicide song) Goddamn, now that I think about it, everyone covers the Spacemen 3. Maybe that’s why Swervedriver never touched any of their tunes. They should just keep busting out some of their own I suppose.
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Date: Wed Apr 4 09:19:08 2001 Name: steve. City/State/Country: jersey Comment: hey art… i’m sure you’ve checked this by now, but mogwai.com, .net, and .org are all taken. mogwai.com is acctually a site about himalayan cats! i can’t wait to hear that album! where did you download the songs? also… if your interested and don’t know already, tortoise is playing two shows at irving in may. peace…
Date: Wed Apr 4 02:33:45 2001 Name: deej City/State/Country: badvock near chelmsford Comment: i dont think we have heard the last of swervedriver…lets not jump into the conclusion fire from the certainty frying pan
Date: Wed Apr 4 02:27:19 2001 Name: Karen City/State/Country: Seattle Comment: If Adam Franklin is moving to New York, that pretty much spells the end of Swervedriver, doesn’t it? Unless all the band members relocate, or unless they manage to come up with a trans-Atlantic working relationship, I’d think it would logistically be too difficult for them to continue. Oh well. Thanks alot, guys, for a decade of some of the most brilliant music ever made.
Date: Tue Apr 3 23:52:23 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Comment: Remember Swervies I want them to play Last Day On Earth at my funeral. Damn that song! I was watching a gameshow the other day, and the question was, “Who was the first man to experiment with electricity?” And at the same time the contestant said Ben Franklin, I said Adam Franklin, and then I started laughing.
Date: Tue Apr 3 14:04:28 2001 Name: art City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Well, on the heels of missing Mogwai @ Irving Plaza in NYC, I downloaded 4 cuts from the new album “Rock Action” and have to say that I love this band. I wonder, is Mogwai.com taken?…
Date: Tue Apr 3 13:18:04 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: NOLA Comment: Thanks for the Doves tip. I hadn’t heard of them until now. Good stuff… Z
Date: Tue Apr 3 09:52:22 2001 Name: Zach City/State/Country: Nawlins Comment: Steve – thanks for the Sophia links. I just was listening to Ejector Seat Reservation for the first time in a while, and damn was it good! I really like that album. I do notice that I don’t listen to 99th Dream with the regularity that I listen to the other albums and singles, though. later,Z.
Date: Mon Apr 2 14:33:49 2001 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: Ghost, you sound pretty fucked mate – get well soon.
Date: Mon Apr 2 11:50:01 2001 Name: Ghost City/State/Country: Comment: E, Yeah Dan is the singer of From earth to Ashes they rock pretty hard Cornell from Zentraedi is the guitar player. I saw that you were playing Cogans and really wanted to attend( i always check pollstar) but I was out of it.I am still sick, I can’t get these ulcers to stop bleeding and have become incredibly weak. But the swervies don;t want to know all that now do they? Oh I found out that Mock Orange isn’t playing at the Macrock so I am not even going to try and go., But definately check out From Earth To Ashes if you can they are playing during a 7pm block on Sat night, Bye.
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Date: Sun Apr 1 23:05:22 2001 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Paul, yeah we’re playing Saturday around 3:00pm, but I’m not sure where yet. We actually played in your neck of the woods on Saturday night, at Cogan’s in Norfolk. I meant to let you know about that, slipped my mind I suppose. It was a goodtime. All of those Norfolkians seem pretty into us. Is Dan from the Exploder in From Earth to Ashes? I remember him telling me that he was playing with a metal band on the side. I’ll have to check them out because there’s not too many other bands playing that I think I’d be into. I heard that Superdrag was going to be playing, but I don’t think that’s the case anymore. I’m sorry that you were fired, but fuck ’em. Anyplace that fires employees for being sick doesn’t deserve to be in buisness anyway. And yes, the Doves are great. -E
Date: Sun Apr 1 18:24:50 2001 Name: Ghost E. Onassis City/State/Country: Comment: Erik, Is your band playing at the college festival in Harrisonburg next week? Mock Orange is going to play and From Earth to Ashes (a great richmond band/spinoff of the Exploder) I am going to try and make it, but I got fired from my job today cause I called in sick 2 days in a row, and I din’t show up today cause I always have off on Sundays, but apparently I didn’t have this Sunday off. Oh well. Fucking jerks anywho.
Date: Sun Apr 1 15:27:28 2001 Name: JJ City/State/Country: Comment: fantastic band, doves. Definite shoegaze vibe, but it’s more MBV than swerve. Their album was my favorite last year.