Guestbook Archive February 2002

Date: Thu Feb 28 23:10:28 2002
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Date: Thu Feb 28 13:17:54 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: around the way
Comment: S’cool, Ian – no sweat. Sounds like yer busy. One of my fave track off them CDs is the alt(?) version of These Times. I like to do spazzed out air guitar during the solo, Eddie Van Halen style. Aw yea. Well, back to the coal mine with me. Gimme a holla if you need anything, Ian.

Date: Thu Feb 28 05:49:12 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Cheers folks! Its much appreciated!! Dan – im so sorry its taking so long!! I am a usless twat and will get on to it tonite!! I just finished taking a Mutlitrack Mixdown class and as part of it they’ve to do a report on either 2 bands with the same producer or 2 producers doing the same band and do a comparison so I gave them MBV Soon and SWD Duel by your good friend and mine, Sir Alan of Mouler, to analise. Should be interesting!?!?!I LOVE MY FUCKIN JOB!!!!

Date: Thu Feb 28 05:05:23 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Art, why are all my tabs messed up? -Dave

Date: Wed Feb 27 21:10:19 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Home of the Hockey Gods
Comment: Just waking up now from the celebrations. There’s a cool and quiet calm over the country now, a feeling of satisfaction. We are the Gods of Hockey, as it should be. And to think World Cup is fast approaching. All this international sport all at once. Yikes! Cool site Ian. Good to see the swervie squirt gun in full effect. Checking out BRMC. Lovin’ it. Checking out Idlewild. Lovin’ it. Cars Converge on Paris is really hitting me of late too. Grammys suck.

Date: Wed Feb 27 19:55:35 2002
Name: B. Byokov
City/State/Country: free-associate
Comment: Hey there all… ahh.. my ship is a comin’…nearly 5pm! Anyone reading this in the NEAR future- and happens to be in SEATTLE – GO TO THE FRIGGIN BALTIC ROOM!!! Shoegazer happy hour… cheap drinks, good music. we need to take advantage of this before they take it away again!!! see you all up there – cheers ta’

Date: Wed Feb 27 18:42:06 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Ian – the terradiablo.com looks slick. Especially the pics in the art centre – reminds me of watching the stage at Metro here in town (saw both nights of Pumpkins/SWD there! Nya Nya! Was twenty-two and several sheets!) And, uh, Ian – you wouldn’t have that copy of ESR still, wouldja? 🙂

Date: Wed Feb 27 16:13:40 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: waiting to go bowling
Comment: Ian- the site looks quite good- cheers. Can’t wait til the tracks are ready, looking forward to hearing you guys. My attempt at our band’s site is floundering. somehow can’t find time to work on www.fuckincorsair.com anyhoo- cheers!

Date: Wed Feb 27 15:50:10 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Yeah!! Ive just figured out Sandblasted! Solo and all! woohoo! Im gonna mail it Art now….even though I havent seen much of art recently….wonder what he is up to… –Dave

Date: Wed Feb 27 10:10:42 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Ha,ha, Ian…but feeling Kik is so much more fun than working. 😉 Zach

Date: Wed Feb 27 08:14:08 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: OH HAPPY DAY!!!! I am pleased to announce that terradiablo.com is officialy up and running!! so have a look. Theres loads of pickies and interesting, but all the time relevant storys to be had. Please take a look and let me know what youz think. Also Zach – stop feeling Kik and get on with some work!! Sorry, could’nt resist!!sorry….again….

Date: Wed Feb 27 05:19:24 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: Heh Heh, I saw the Mission last night, it was’nt my choice my brother wanted to go. To be honest they were really good. Still too many goths in the audience. I was the only person there not wearing black. It took me back to my teenage goth years & cheap cider.

Date: Wed Feb 27 03:45:19 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: “It’s with the slightly Radiohead-like ‘Electric 77’ “. (where’s the bastard loser who wrote this?). I want to kill him.

Date: Wed Feb 27 03:29:59 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: little troubles… Last few days, I started to read once more all the reviews and was really hurted by those comparisons with Radiohead and Oasis who are by far some of the crappiest bands ever, I don’t understand how it is possible to lie to this point, and be so pitifully non-objective. I mean, they were almost talking about things the opposite way it really happened. But where are the links between self-centred lack of melody f***ed off crap pop (and I don’t even talk about the overrating topic) and honest rock’n’roll music? It overpassses my poor and honest little brain.

Date: Wed Feb 27 03:20:30 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: Last few days, I started to read once more all the reviews and was really hurted by those comparisons with Radiohead and Oasis who are by far some of the crappiest ba

Date: Wed Feb 27 02:29:50 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Hi all, I just popped in to see how all things swerve all are!!! More tabs… oohhh, it’s like christmas!!! How are we all?? Kik and Zac, I know how you are all feeling.. I am working not 1 but 2 full time jobs. And yes I hate it sooo much!! I am waiting the day that I can give notice, and jump on my plane outta here!! Are you heading to Newwie still, i vagually remember you sayoing sumfing about heading that way, i gunna be ther ein a month or so..(shivers down my spine!!) Not really trying to avoid sounding like a harping bird…Jez… the book..?? I’m a hanging here!!!

Date: Tue Feb 26 22:34:12 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Kik, i’m feeling you today. They have been working me hard lately too. I’m rolling on my 13th hour here now. At least it’s your last day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers, Zach

Date: Tue Feb 26 20:58:50 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hey SWD kiddies, it’s my last day in sunny perth…..and yeah, i’m fucking working (the bastards wouldn’t let me leave anything less than the exact 4 week notice period). so I’m cranking out the tunes in my little disco room having a whale of a time nursing my hangover from 4.00am this morning and trying to pretend I’ll be sad to leave my learned friends – NOT!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Tue Feb 26 14:51:18 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: a new discovery….”the turing machine”….imagine istrumental swervedriver with a little god machine mixed in for good measure. the album is called “a new machine for living” and is on jade tree.

Date: Tue Feb 26 13:51:12 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Erik – sorry to hear of yer label woes. I’ve heard the Beluga name knocked around a bit here, but have no clue who was involved in it. Gimme a street address, and I’ll do some “research” to get yer master back… LOL! And as far as WW is concerned, you & ghost hit the nail on the head. Ian – what’s the word, my friend? …drmcd

Date: Tue Feb 26 09:33:28 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasga
Comment: For once, Ian you’re 97.8% certain of seein’ the Haw. I finally managed to get someone to go to the gig that LIKES guitar music. Seein’ as most of the rest of my mate’s don’t share my enthusiasm for things of a sonic landscape type-nature. One of my mates actually thinks that Sophie Ellis-Bextor is pretty good!!!

Date: Tue Feb 26 09:23:51 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Wesley Willis….Crikey. I remember downloading a song from napster called “Nirvana – Enter Sandman (Metallica Cover)” and it turning out to be Wesley Willis – Suck My Dogs D**k. I was like EH? Ive just downloaded the Swervedriver song he wrote…..its like every other one except with different words…….im keepin it though……hehe, Cya later, good luck with your band Erik. –Dave

Date: Tue Feb 26 08:52:30 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: We’re headlining with Degrassi and Ursula Minor who are both well worth checking out. Hopefully see you there.

Date: Tue Feb 26 08:21:02 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glesga-with the sun in my eyes-for a change
Comment: Ian-top banana!! Yep, that’s the tape. Got it for the Ride track actually but it gave me my first introduction to Slowdive. Need to dig it out again. That was a wicked tape. Cheers for the info on the gig-you headlining or you supporting anyone?? that’s totally shit luck erik-you having about as much luck as the Swervies??!!

Date: Tue Feb 26 04:55:41 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Erik – What a total F*ckbag!! Our management has’nt even managed to put up a web site after having the stuff for about 8 months, among other things!! Usless, the lot of them!!!

Date: Tue Feb 26 04:52:33 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Mr Haw – I got that. I think its got Ride, Slowdive and the Boo Radleys on it too. By the way were playing King Tuts again a week on Friday if your about!! Has anyone noticed that Scrawl and Scream is a slowed down version of Afterglow!!?!?! Might be way behind here but I just noticed yesterday. Also Trik – Where you been? Not seen you on the board for a while.

Date: Tue Feb 26 01:30:11 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Ghost, right now we’re free agents. That clown from Beluga really screwed things up, mainly for himself. His label AND his distributor went under. I couldn’t believe how brainless he ran his operation. He paid for our recording upfront then never even bothered to see how “Volume” sold. He never gave us sales reports and never bothered getting more copies of it pressed. Now that everything has gone under, all copies of the album, if there are more of them out there, have been seized. If we get the rights and the master copy, we’ll be good to go, but this schmuck is really making it a bitch of a situation for us. We’re working on a new recording and know label in Baltimore that’s willing to put out a 7″ for us, but we really need to get the rights to our full length. FUCK THE GODDAMN MUSIC INDUSTRY!!!

Date: Tue Feb 26 01:00:35 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, mass
Comment: dan’l-thanks for the info. i know who westley is now. “rock n’ roll mcdonalds” ~ god bless em’

Date: Tue Feb 26 00:58:24 2002
Name: ghostie onassis
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Hey Erik, so you are not on Beluga anymore? Whats going on right now with your band?

Date: Tue Feb 26 00:11:49 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: That ridculous label, Beluga, that my band was signed with, almost had us tour as an opening act for Mr. Willis. Basically, all that meant was you’d show up for the gig, play in front of an audience of people who want nothing more than to watch a sick man making a spectacle of himself, and then you would be in charge of “babysitting” Wesley. After reading Ghost’s posting it looks like we have even more reasons to be happy about not touring with Mr. Willis. -E

Date: Mon Feb 25 18:53:51 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: yeah Wesley Willis has Schizophrenia. He’s on Alternative Tenticles records, Jello Biafra’s label. He came to Richmond once and played at an infamous little club called Twisters which was directly across the street from a Kinko’s that my friend worked at. ANYwho Wesley went in to the Kinkos and begged them to use the bathroom, so they let him and apparently he took the most monster shit on record in RVA cause people were gagging and tearing up and then they had to prop the front door open to air the store out. Which I think reinforced the “Employees Only” restroom policy.

Date: Mon Feb 25 18:40:32 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chic-a-go-go
Comment: Well, I can search audiogalaxy at least. Holy s***! I forgot exactly how nasty some of Wesleys’ topics are. And apparently he’s touring still. Also forgot that he turned up on Howard Stern. Once. So there ya go.

Date: Mon Feb 25 18:24:14 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: The faceless corporate entity I show up at everyday can’t put a sound card in my desktop, but I have a feeling I know what this Wesley Willis thing sounds like. Some guy hootin’ an’ hollerin’ over a canned Casio track, right? Well, you’ve just experienced Wesley Willis, a seminal figure of the Chicago scene for the last 10 years or so – possibly mentally challenged, definitely homeless for awhile, used to ride the el drawing cityscapes with non-toxic markers (prolly worth some $ now), generally harmless, f***in’ huge (like 6’8″ and 300#), and has a proclivity for putting his favorite things to song – first to the ones in his head, then, after settling down with job and apartment, to the mighty Casio. Wesleys’ topics have covered odes to Rock Music, politics, TV commercials, local & national celebrities, favorite breakfast cereals, el conductors & bus drivers, etc. ad nauseam. He has at least 15 self-released CDs, and if I’m not mistaken, at least one major label release. Used to be backed by a local “grunge” outfit called Water (many moons ago). Haven’t heard about him in a while. Surprised/not surprised to hear he did a tribute to SWD. Used to be you could walk up to him on the street, mention a subject, and that subject would wind up on his next release (always 20-30 tracks per CD). Oy vey… can’t believe I know this much ’bout the guy… that’s what I get for bein’ local, I guess…

Date: Mon Feb 25 17:46:19 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, mass
Comment: if you have audiogalaxy please do me a favor and download “Wesley Wills Swerve Driver” there is a space between swerve driver. please tell me what the hell this is???

Date: Mon Feb 25 11:50:03 2002
Name: Chizzy
City/State/Country: workin’ muh ass off
Comment: Dark Star? sounds like I’l have to check ’em out… Anyone like “St. Johnny”? “Speed is Dreaming” was a cool album

Date: Mon Feb 25 11:18:24 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow-Pissing it down again!!
Comment: Blimey. You stay away from a keyboard for a couple of days and you miss loads!! Sunburst ’62 Jazzmaster re-issue, Nobel Tremelo, Rocktek(I know, but it does the job, barely) Phaser, Tokai Flanger, Boss Super-Overdrive, Boss Heavy Metal, Boss DD-3, Jim Dunlop Crybaby goin through whatever Amp I can borrow for any occasions. That’s that out the way. No tab typed today as I’ve been Recording all weekend for me debut EP. It’s all a bit acoustic-y, though there are some ‘Duress’ type tributes towards the end of one tune. Dark Star did indeed rock. I did wonder whot had happened to them, so it’s a bit depressing to find out that they split. ‘Twenty Twenty Sound’ is an amazing album. Anyone got the free Creation tape that came with Select in ’92? That was my introduction to the Swervies-The original demo of ‘Mustang Ford’. After that there was no stopping me! Feel free to disagree but I reckon it’s better than the Album version. Much more low end. Right, I’ve waffled enough. Will send the James Anderson Tunings through to Art tommorow. Take care all….

Date: Sun Feb 24 23:43:47 2002
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Date: Sun Feb 24 19:39:15 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: inamomentofweakness
Comment: Cheers to Team Canada Hockey, Fester.

Date: Sun Feb 24 18:43:15 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: downtown LA…totally beautiful today
Comment: Hey Dave…thanks for the lyrics link. It’s amazing how wrong I have been singing some of the great swerve tunes all these years. 🙂 Live and learn…Z

Date: Sun Feb 24 10:58:26 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: http://members.tripod.com/~kidneyboy/page2.htm –Dave

Date: Sun Feb 24 10:11:01 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: England
Comment: can any one tell me where to get all the lyrics to all the songs as i cant find any?

Date: Sun Feb 24 06:22:01 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: Dark Star-F*****g brilliant. I saw them in London at ULU in the spring of 2000, they were better live than on record. Last I heard was through a bloke I vauguely know who knows them, Bic Hayes was doing something with the pet shop boys & the Bassist had joined Sophia…..but this was all rumour. With regard to the TSL’s I’ve had no problem with mine, but I run the master volume on 10 & control levels with the individual channel volumes. The other guy in my band has a Marshall DSL 50 watt & his always seems louder, but his tone is very muddy compared to mine, but I think a lot of its in the settings/ guitar etc. If I find the unofficial darkstar website I’ll post it here.

Date: Sun Feb 24 02:39:33 2002
Name: chris
City/State/Country: pittsburgh, pa
Comment: My first dose of swervedriver was dealt to me by Road Rash, as well. This was back in ’94, I believe, when I got Road Rash for my super rad 3DO. I vividly remember the songs instantly hitting me, and as soon as I could make it to the record store, I found a copy of Mezcal Head that had a cracked case *and* skipped like mad, but I kept it anyways, because I knew I’d never find another copy in my shitty home town. Mezcal Head continues to be one of my favorite albums of all time, regardless of however many musical genres my interests have weaved in and out of over the years. It’s a classic. It takes me back to those 11th grade days. Ahh.

Date: Sat Feb 23 22:23:17 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: drunk
Comment: royboy- yeah, that’s where I knew them from (sianspheric) Gord’s, wow… anyone remember “spectacle”? They had a demo out a while ago that I loved, then years later, we played with them and the lead singer denied it was them (at first)? we played with them & “Brian jonestown massacre”… what a weird show…

Date: Sat Feb 23 19:43:52 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hey James, Back when Darkstar had their official website, they left a message saying the manager who represented them at the label left and they were stuck in limbo and then dropped. Apparently their second CD was recorded already as well. They played some of the songs on ‘Top of the Pops’ which I believe is a TV show over there or something? I have MP3’s of some of the songs they played there (including new ones). Of course, I actually preferred them in Levitation, but it seems these guys will never get a break. Hopefully we’ll get to hear some new Swervie material in the future. At the least we might get some new Toshack Highway. Dream well…SD

Date: Sat Feb 23 16:45:38 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: hairofhtedog
Comment: man, I remember seeing sianspheric at Gord’s in St Catherines several years ago. Pretty “Storm in Heaveny” if I remember correctly. Pretty sweet. Olympic Hockey eh Fester? I’m going to have to say GO USA!!! sorry man.

Date: Sat Feb 23 12:22:17 2002
Name: dmn
City/State/Country: Oh Canada
Comment: Just a little tidbit, toshack highway are recording a split cd single with sianspheric sometime in april..expect a release date somewhere in the summer

Date: Sat Feb 23 02:49:04 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: That’s funny, my best friend is a James Bell. That’s cool. Y’know, Road Rash has to be responsible for more swervies than one can count. I’ve never played it(although, I’ve always wanted too…), and I’ve never seen a swervie video. Raise, for me, was the apex of a great time for music from about 87′ – 92′. After Raise, with the exception of the other swerves, and a few other cool little bands, music hasn’t been the same since. I caught Raise a few months before Nevermind. It knocked me on my ass. I’ve read that in Seattle, before the gold rush, you couldn’t walk down the street without hearing Raise being played out a window or two. I’ve always wondered it that was completely true. Very cool to see all the set-ups. Has completely solidified something I’ve always thought – Swervedriver is a band’s band. Cheers to the weekend y’all! (Chizzy/royboy – not too much going on in T.O. right now. Everyone’s too busy watching Olympic hockey. Go Canada!)

Date: Sat Feb 23 02:01:29 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: hello virginia
Comment: Hi guys, I saw a really impressive band tonight called audio explorations. go look at their site at www.audioexplorations.com 2 guys making tons of layered goodness. I’d write more about them but the newcastle I had has given me the shits. gotta run.

Date: Fri Feb 22 20:59:06 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Just A Question…..Has anyone figured out the rest of girl on a motorbike / rave down that Locksley put in the tabs section? –Dave

Date: Fri Feb 22 19:29:28 2002
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Date: Fri Feb 22 18:24:27 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: James, you are spot on with the Soundtrack meaning, for example the first time I heard “alternative music” (before I even listened to music in general) was when I loaded up Road Rash on the Sega Saturn in about 1995 and the main menu loaded up and i heard the unforgettable intro riff of Duel, I thought cool, at the time it didnt mean anything to me, but as I played the game more I found myself singing along to Duel and Last Train to Satansville. I didnt even think Swervedriver where a proper band until i saw the music video on the game, and i thought woah cool they are a real band and i went out on the search for Mezcal Head, to no avail. (soundgarden, hammerbox, paw, monster magnet and therapy where on the game also) Swervedriver and Soundgarden where the ones that stood out to me, so as soon as i got connected to the internet about 3 years later I downloaded Napster and downloaded all the tracks from Mezcal Head and Raise. And I havent stopped listening to them since, ive got other songs like bsides and all, and i also bought Raise and Mezcal head on CD too, so i felt like i had the REAL DEAL. hehe. Anyway whenever I hear duel i get taken back to when i used to play road rash on my sega saturn and sing along to the tune. What a band…….anyway im putting some tabs up on this site which are updated versions of the ones ive put up already…..Cya later –Dave

Date: Fri Feb 22 17:49:16 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: not quite at the pub yet!
Comment: James bell- I know what you mean about the “soundtrack” thing…the other day I was talking to our bandmate andy about new music, and I said, “you know, I really have been listening to nothing but swervedriver for like four months now…” and he said,”actually, kyle, it’s been ten years…” I had to laugh at that one. They’re like the soundtrack to my life….mushygushy….

Date: Fri Feb 22 17:26:25 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, mass
Comment: well i was gonna hold out on this…but what the heck, right? fender american strat-roland gr1 guitar synth-boss compression into lexicon mpxg2. I too have a pedal graveyard, including the puke green boss tremolo panner that seems to be a standard on many dreampop albums. stomp away boys!!

Date: Fri Feb 22 17:23:21 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: gettin’ there
Comment: oh– sorry I’m late!! Bass setup– Fender American JBass Deluxe->Boss Guit Compressor->SansAmp Bass->70’s Kustom 250(?)W head(on gracious loan from chizzy)->PA cabinet–don’t laugh too loud… When I was playing guitar full time it was: Fender Jazzmaster ’62RI->rat dist->Crybaby->turbo rat->Dunlop Roto-vibe-.Boss DD5 split stereo into 2 70’s Twins- both of which are in the graveyard chizzy was speaking of. Crying shame. Oh well–of to the bar.

Date: Fri Feb 22 16:23:39 2002
Name: James Bell
City/State/Country: Glasgow, Scotland
Comment: Oh and just to add something the only album to eclipse Raise is the God-like Mogwai Young Team which is in my view is almost untouchable. It also makes more of a connection what with it being Scottish an all. Sorry just felt I had to add that…

Date: Fri Feb 22 16:12:31 2002
Name: James Bell
City/State/Country: Glasgow, Scotland
Comment: You guys all seem to know each other and keep this board active which is a good thing. I’d just like to make a lone post about one of my favourite bands ever Swervedriver. I only own one of their records the mighty Raise which I bought by chance for a fiver second hand. I liked the cover and had read their name in some review so picked it up. I do this alot with CDs so was not expecting much. Little did I know quite how obsessed I would become with it. It became my “soundtrack” (cheesy i know) to the summer and really helped me through some wierd times. Most of my friends think its “crappy fuzz noise” compared to the clean cut Emo, Retro, (insert latest NME fad genre). Still love it to bits though. But now I can’nt for the life of me find any of their other records. Even Amazon dont stock Mezcal Head. It dont bother me though because I still have Raise. The only band I feel got close to the sound of Swervedriver were Dark Star who imploded (no pun intended) before they got going. Oh well thanks for letting me tell someone about the amazing band you all know better than me. Thanks for the music guys. Not that you’re out there… James Bell

Date: Fri Feb 22 16:11:31 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: almost outta work-on my way to the pub!
Comment: I really only play my guit like twice a week when the band hits the rehearsal space, so no, mike I haven’t even figured the line6 delay out yet! I see alot of marshall TSL’s here. I just bought one but had to take it back. After playing the old twin my whole life, I honestly couldn’t hear the damn thing! (must be the tone…) I should post a piccie of our band’s pedal graveyard… it’s just sad, Vox wahs, whammy’s, fuzz face, octaviders, drive breaker, dunlop tremelo that’s built like a wah, so you can change speed… Our other guitarist found a roland space echo in perfect working order at a thrift store for………………………..$7.98 love my toys, but like someone said earlier, lately my fave songs are the ones where I don’t touch a damn thing! Cheers, all

Date: Fri Feb 22 13:10:53 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: As a drummer, I think I qualify for the crappiest guitar set up on here – ’80s Epiphone LP Studio, Roland CUBE-40 amp, and whatever pedals are on loan to me. Boss/Roland gear is the chit!!! I also own all five generations of the Dr. Rhythm drum machines…

Date: Fri Feb 22 08:31:28 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: Careful you don’t electrocute yourself ian! Anyone know any bass players in the Eastmidlands uk nottingham/derby/liecester. We’ve auditioned 3 and they were all……unsatisfactory. This has been mad, Were all getting too guitar geeky now so why not go to www.hairytongue.com & forget about those strings. My favourites the jamie oliver gallery…

Date: Fri Feb 22 08:07:17 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Ah well, saying as everyone else is doing it – Fender Jaguar – Carl Martin Fuzz – Vox Wah – Boss Overdrive/Dist – Boss DD3 Delay – Boss Tremelo – Boss RV3 Rev/Delay – Marshall JCM800 Combo with a Marshall O/D pedal for me vocals. One of the guys has one of those Pod Delays Seb mentioned and they’re fuckin great!!! Im dribbling onto me keyboard now so I’m off. Have a good one folks!!!!

Date: Fri Feb 22 06:26:09 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Woah, everyone has gone equipment mad..Some nice setups mind, i think mine is probably the crappest, but i kinda like to keep things simple hehe. Anyway cya all later people. –Dave

Date: Fri Feb 22 05:01:16 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Fender Jaguar/Epiphone Sheraton , Crybaby , Small Stone , Electic mistress , Boss DS1 , JCM 2000 TSL 602 .I think that’s it.

Date: Fri Feb 22 04:04:40 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: OOooh I forgot the 4X12 cab, How silly of me.

Date: Fri Feb 22 04:03:20 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: Heh Heh, Everyone’s in an equipment frenzy. No I don’t use the loop in my band, But I do sit there & build layers when I’m on My own. I’ve been trying to write stuff on an unplugged electric into a dictaphone. But being as everyone else has posted their rig I will. Gibson SG STd into Cry baby Wah Wah—–Boss FD-2——Marshall TSL-60 Head with the line 6 on the loop providing delay. Thinking about the expression pedal at the mo, But its one more thing on the floor. We had a mad rehersal last night, First run through was shit- We break for coffee then its storming. My favourite song of the set is the one where I’m not switching pedals on…….

Date: Fri Feb 22 01:25:22 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Thanks for the info, Sam. I’m in LA too and missed Adam’s last show. I totally dig the Album Leaf! Let me know when good shows come to LA. cheers, Z

Date: Thu Feb 21 22:00:35 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: seb, i have the line 6 delay as well…it is amazing…we have been using the loop for bass lines and background stuff. totally love it! my set up is an old tube screamer, a very old small stone, the 535 wah, boss compression, fender twinn reverb, and a fender telecaster american deluxe as well as an old rhodes. zach, glad you like tresteza, they have a sister band called “the album leaf” which is really amazing as well. we saw the album leaf right after adam franklin in l.a., they played some 10 band benefit for your bankrupt punk rock station. it was a much better scene that that f#*ckin country bar adam had to play in…what a weird night. take care

Date: Thu Feb 21 19:26:32 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, mass
Comment: chizzy and seb-do you guys use the loop feature on the line 6 delay unit? you can get some great ideas from looping, its like an interactive recording session with yourself 🙂

Date: Thu Feb 21 19:05:01 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: LOL Dan! Give ’em hell! It’s cool reading about your guys set-ups. I don’t have a clue what the hell you are talking about (Except for Dan, since my Bro was a drummer). Now all we need is Adam and Jez to drop some tips in here. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were too busy recording to do so? Anyone have anyword on what they are up to? Is Adam still touring in support of his latest Toshack Highway EP? Is Jez still workin’ on the live disk? Just hungry for some ‘Happy’ news in this world as opposed to the shit they sell on TV as news. Dream Well…SD

Date: Thu Feb 21 18:39:10 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Early ’70s Slingerland 5-ply w/Black Diamond wrap, 12×12 & 16×16 toms, 18×24 kick, 8×14 Slingerland 8 lug maple snare w/chrome wrap, Sabian HHX 21 Dry Ride, Signature 16 Saturation crash, oldie A Zildjian 14 hi-hats and 16 crash, the usual mix of hand-me-down hardware, coated Ambassadors up top / clear Diplomats on bottoms of toms and snare, Pinstripe on kick with coated Ambassador out front, also a 8-lug 6.5×14 chrome steel Slingerland snare…… Oh. Wait a minute. You guys are talking about *guitar* set-ups…

Date: Thu Feb 21 18:03:07 2002
Name: DTC
City/State/Country: TEXAS
Comment: Jesus, some of you guys make me feel like a friggin gimp! Got a ’98 Mexi Tele, a Rick 660 and a newer Epi SG, a shitty Peavey 50 watt and a small no-name tube, and a Big Muff, DOD phaser,Boss compressor and distortion. Think I’m gonna go out this weekend though and get me a Vox wah.

Date: Thu Feb 21 13:05:58 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: I’ll do mine also if ya all do. I’m still a beginner so let it flow. Guitar Yamaha 112MX / Amp Fender Princeton Reverb / Boss SuperOverdrive / Boss Metal Zone MT-2 (Distortion) / Morley / Wah Morley.

Date: Thu Feb 21 12:37:16 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: work
Comment: Can I post my setup, too? please? Ok, ’79 Les Paul-dunlop crybaby 535Q-sans amp GT3 dist-line 6 modulation modeler-line 6 delay modeler-boss analog delay-fender Twin.(used to use a ’70 or ’71 Twin, but they’re all fucked up now, so I bought a brand new one-me likey) I love the delay modeler, too seb!

Date: Thu Feb 21 05:24:53 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: With regard to FX pedals, I would reccomend the Line 6 delay modeller pedal, It really does crap on everything in its price range. I’ve had one for 18 months & I’m still finding new sounds. I think the trouble with a lot of pedals is that they never seem as good as you hoped they’d be. I tried a danelectro Sitar Swarmi last week, I thought it would be a pitchshifting device. No it was a shit octavider/Phase/Fuzz with little adjustment other than level/tone…..They wanted a hundred quid for it-Jesus!

Date: Thu Feb 21 04:09:59 2002
Name: Billie
City/State/Country: Perth
Comment: oh yeah and the wineries down south!

Date: Thu Feb 21 04:02:46 2002
Name: Billie
City/State/Country: Perth
Comment: Kik all the best with the move.Im sure you’ll miss glorious sunny Perth the Bikie bombings,Gang murders,Home invasions,High speed chases etc.Come to think about it is there room in the car for me?

Date: Wed Feb 20 22:11:07 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: thanks for that Hairy, i’ll make sure i pack the SWD CDs with extra care ! btw, moving is really really crap (really)

Date: Wed Feb 20 12:35:12 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Royboy, thanks mate i will have to give it a try sometime, Im really chuffed with the wah, its brilliant. I was playing some Shred solos with it before and it was screaming hehe! Hairy Haw my set up is…..Fender Stratocaster / Fender Telecaster —-> Marshall Jackhammer Distortion / Overdrive —-> Danelectro Hash Browns Flanger —-> Dunlop Crybaby —-> Marshall G15RCD Amplifier….. I also own an ARIA AW20 Acoustic too. The flanger can give me some right crazy effects, think about the waaaaaaaaahhhh bits in Duel and the Phaser effects in 99th Dream…..Its a pretty neat pedal, and the jackhammer can give me a wide range of sounds from bluesy kinda swervie stuff to harsh overdriven old school heavy metal sounds…I am a bit confused about how Swervedriver get the sound on songs like “Never Lose That Feeling” and “Rave Down”……I would love to be able to play Never Lose That Feeling its just a classic tune. Hairy i will look forward to seeing your list of tunes u have got printed / can play / tabbed / typed up etc etc…hehe! Anyway cya all later people im off to check out Toshack Highway setup on guitar geek……cya later! —Dave

Date: Wed Feb 20 12:07:30 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: sorefrombowling
Comment: Dave– Do you know about the WAY EASY Dunlop Crybaby modification? Remove the bottom, and remove the screw that holds that straight gear, now you can tweak the pot by turning it to sound a bit more screechy or muddy. There’s only a few teeth’s width of tweaking, but it can be pretty cool. I had one that when pulled all the way back w/ dist in front of and after just fuc*ing sang beatifully w/ Jazzmaster trem dumps. Cheers.

Date: Wed Feb 20 09:01:06 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: glesga
Comment: Oh aye, I was looking at it a minute ago. Jimmy has two Digitech Whammy pedals??!! Thinkin’ about gettin one on the never-never. As well as the HM-2!! Dave-Will do. James Anderson was the guy who’s tabs and tunings I printed off!! Wot’s your set-up BTW (soory if I’m turning into a guitar geek here folks!!) Kik, never spoken to ya before but good luck with your move anyways. Hope you have better luck than I did- I lost my only copy of ‘Raise’…

Date: Wed Feb 20 08:50:01 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Yup…its still there.

Date: Wed Feb 20 08:48:57 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Just remembered! There’s a site called guitar geek (i presume its guitargeek.com) where you can get Adam and Jimis guiat set ups. Last time I looked they also had Adams set up for Toshack Highway. Soooo many loverly pedals……

Date: Wed Feb 20 01:54:42 2002
Name: bobby v
City/State/Country: pueblo, co us
Comment: swervers, you’re the perfect mix of substance, style, and subject matter. an understated elegance which i really appreciate. wish there were more out there like you.

Date: Wed Feb 20 00:23:07 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: from work
Comment: Hey Kik, are you following a guy to Newcastle? Why the move? cheers, Z.

Date: Tue Feb 19 21:41:15 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hi yall in swervieland! i see everyone’s busy tabbing/getting tabs etc…. i’m busy moving – eeek – i;m leaving sunny happy perth for dank ugly newcastle (at least newcastle has excellent surf) and none too happy about it either …. i guess you gotta follow your heart hey?

Date: Tue Feb 19 13:44:05 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Thats a Damn Shame. There is this guy i know called James Anderson who works at Midway Games and he said he has loads of Swervedriver tabs that he saved from Ajays old site, ive not heard from him in ages (i only know him via email) Im afraid I only got access to the internet when ajays site changed. Hairy Haw, i am really trying hard to figure out some of swervedrivers old material in standard tuning but nothing seems to be working….I find it really hard to get the swervie sound they have…Anyway could you mail me a list of all the swervedriver songs you have wrotedown / typed up / can play? To give me an idea of what is worth figuring out for myself. Kik, remember u sent me that sketchy version of Sandblasted a good few months back? do you have any idea if you could get hold of a few other Swervedriver tabs? Anyway I guess i will cya all later people, if u wanna send me anything u can at mezcal_head@hotmail.com —-Dave

Date: Tue Feb 19 09:13:41 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Ya man, It is. I vaguely remember seeing the actual article back in the mists of time and I really wish I’d bought the damn mag. Probably too poor, I guess. Anyway, the guy who put this up on Ajay’s original site way back just cut it down to the tunings and managed to tab a fairly accurate ‘Never Lose that Feeling’too. It’s a pity, that it was cut down ‘cos I would LOVE to read that article again in it’s entirety. Cool photos too if memory serves…..

Date: Tue Feb 19 08:19:01 2002
Name: CHIZZY-
City/State/Country: DIG!
Comment: Hairy- Is that the guitar player article from mezcal head daze? I’ve been wanting to see that again for years!

Date: Tue Feb 19 08:03:57 2002
Name: hairy haw
City/State/Country: eatin ma lunch an gettin it all over the keyboard
Comment: Davey-boy. Deep Seat is tabbed and has been for ages. It’s just I lost the notes for donkeys then found ’em again. Fear not, though as they are gonna be up sometime in the next two weeks. the rest of the stuff that’s gone up recently was the easiest stuff to tab so I thought I’d get it out the way first. Also, I only have Mezcal Head on Vinyl (and the needle’s on me deck’s knacked!)and I LOST my CD of Raise which I’m gutted about. That’s why you’re seeing stuff off ESR and 99th Dream, rather than the early stuff. Also, I recently found a copy of an article of Adam’s alternate tunings so I’ll put it up as soon as. I found it damn hard to figure out songs in these tunings but if anyone else finds some use out of em….

Date: Tue Feb 19 06:13:01 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Haw – We’ve only got a front page up at terradiablo.com. Been waiting about a fookin year for it!!?? Wont be long though. Speaking of pedals I got a Boss RV2 the other week and have since spend most of my time in a state of postrock/shoegazing heaven!! You all gotta get one!!

Date: Tue Feb 19 04:45:49 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: Sorry dave I’m not the tabbing type. I get too busy with my own stuff www.plissken.co.uk, also anyone know of any Bass players in the Nottingham area?

Date: Mon Feb 18 18:47:44 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Speaking of Effects pedals, just bought myself a Dunlop Cry Baby Wah….what can i say…..i was playing blowin’ cool on it and i was really impressed…. Hairy Haw and Seb do you have any Mezcal Head / Raise Tabs for me? Haw, i hate to say this again and again coz i feel like a right pri*k for asking this over and over again. But you had any luck with the Deep Seat tabs? I think i might get off my arse and figure out a few swervie songs myself, but i dont think they sound quite right in standard tuning and i think my rendition of Rave down is an insult to swervedriver……its appalling, anyone agree? Anyway cya later all….——Dave (ps seb some good fx sites are…….Guitar.com or Guitartricks.com)

Date: Mon Feb 18 10:48:47 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander.
Comment: Just bought a wicked Boss df-2 super feedback & distortion from my local cheapo guitar store. Superb, You can do all those ‘Mezcal Head’ Endings. Paid about half of what they cost on E-bay, Anyone know any good FX forums/ info sites?

Date: Mon Feb 18 09:46:48 2002
Name: Haw-tastic
City/State/Country:  
Comment: BTW does yer band have a site up. If so, gies us a link to it. Cheers.

Date: Mon Feb 18 09:45:26 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgooooooeyoooooo
Comment: Yeah, they are thievin’ gits. remember gettin’ a gig-bag on the cheap and as it turned out it didn’t fit me guitar, so I took it back and they were total twats about it. tried to fob me off with a credit note. but I ended up switchin’ it for new bass strings instead. Hmmmm….. I’m thinkin of just goin for it……

Date: Mon Feb 18 09:38:04 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Sir Haw – The HM2 rocks!!! Victor Morris however, is a c**t if you’ll pardon my french so try to get the old bastard down a few bob. I went in with a MXR phase 90 and a Jimi Hendrix fuzz and he only offered me £15 for the both which I took cause I was so skint at the time. Wouldnt have minded realy but I saw them for sale for about £40 each…..c*nt.

Date: Mon Feb 18 08:34:56 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgooooooey
Comment: Ian-Cheers for the tip. My bird works just a bit further down the street so I’ll prob pop in this week while I say hullo to her if poss. Vicky Morris has second hand Boss Heavy Metal pedal in at £39.50. I shouldn’t really buy it as I don’t really have the cash to spare. What does everyone think? Should I just go for it? I’m fucking tempted. I had a go on a mate’s and could totally do the whooshy bit on ‘Never lose that feeling’. Hmmm…….need a new Swervie LP……

Date: Mon Feb 18 01:08:21 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: lala
Comment: Damn, Tristeza is SOOO GOOD! Sam, thanks! If you have any more recs, please pass them along. later, Z.

Date: Sun Feb 17 23:28:56 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Sam! Holy Crap, bro, I love tristeza and rival schools!! I was always a big Quicksand fan. I had wondered what happened after they broke up. I’m going to have to listen to Karate a bit more before I can fully comment. Thanks for the tips! Z.

Date: Sun Feb 17 19:34:12 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: zach….data: tristeza = melodic instrumental last days of april = sweedish emo, kinda 80’s like. rival schools = punk? the band that came out of quicksand/gorilla biscuits etc karate = a total must, jazz-punk, super-talented. nice guitar work. check out http://www.secretstars.com/ for more info on them…anyone who is into guitar amps (mostly fender) will want to look at the “fully operational” section. cheers, sam

Date: Sun Feb 17 11:07:21 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: if anybody wants the new toshack ep but cant be arsed getting it from america and waiting ages go to http://www.southern.net/southern/shop/release-info.cgi?stock=SBY669D still haven’t got my copy yet, but that’s because i’m lazy and don’t have any money. I want a new swervedriver album! it’s nice to see that the toshack website has been tarted up a bit in honour of the new ep. I’m off to order myself a copy.

Date: Sun Feb 17 03:56:14 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: Austin, TX
Comment: Erik-The show was a Tramps and it was with the Poster Children and Garageland. What a trip that was remeber when we asked the postwoman for directions in down town Manahatan. That whole 5 hour drive is still a blur to me. I am not sure how we made it all that way with out any sort of map (in our mental state it probably would have confused us worse). The trips we made to get the Swerve on…..Good memories. Anyone get to see the new Spin mag. They have the 50 most influncial (excuse my spelling I am kinda drunk)bands. I dont agree with their order or some of their selections but it give some good props. Check it out. -Nigel

Date: Sun Feb 17 00:08:18 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: almost done puking
Comment: royboy- la machina nuevo es muy bien, gracias. I’m just about over the flu. dit-doo & ol’mark stopped by. maybe I’l be well enough for sexual harrassment sunday. oh yeah, Fu Manchu plays the free gig tomorrow. Mel Gibson is caalin’ me to go, did you get off?

Date: Sat Feb 16 21:45:51 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: noah’s ark on overload
Comment: yeah Erik–TRAMPS I think it was. I believe the Poster Children and like 2 others played as well. Hey Chizzy- how’s the new machine? gotta split-nursing a cold and it SUCKS ou t loud.

Date: Sat Feb 16 09:57:14 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Ah, Sam how cool is that? If I didn’t have my music, I wouldn’t be able to handle work. Seriously. I have to go in right now (Saturday morn) and it’s going to be rough, as I was out late last night. Hopefully, the green tea and tunes will make it right. I’m not familiar with tristeza, last days, rival schools, or karate. Are these all worth checking out? Cheers, Z.

Date: Sat Feb 16 01:26:26 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: totally zach…on n.l.t.f., we’re pretty lucky as we listen to music all day at work. on rotation this week was new toshack, elliot, last days of april, tristeza, rival schools, jimmy eat world, karate…it’s great making our customers listen to music they would likely never hear….sometimes there is even a compliment.

Date: Sat Feb 16 00:22:16 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country: Toledo
Comment: Yeah, Six By Seven is cool, but a little too much distortion in the vocals for me. Still, it’s a great listen. Did anyone ever pick up Skyscraper? Truthfully, I’ve seen Swervedriver more than a few times and can’t ever recall seeing any guitar tech. Part of the reason I like Swervedriver is because they do their own thing without any “stadium size” crew. When they came to Toledo they were playing ping pong next to me, while I was playing pool. I think that’s part of the allure. Yet, it makes waiting for their albums so much harder.

Date: Fri Feb 15 21:14:08 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: in the depths of the flu
Comment: howdy all…just goin’ through some old gig posters and stumbled across this show… anyone ever hear of “stingray UK” we played here in Buffalo with them a while ago then never heard from them again. The only reason I bring them up is they ripped off swervies soooooooooo bad in this one song. (I have an ep they gave me) anyway. their chorus of one song is “alcohol in the soda stream, I’ve been drinking the south street dry, I’ve been riding your coattails all this time” I’ll convert it to MP3 if anyone wants me to email it to them. The lead singer claimed to have been adam’s guitar tech, but no-one else in the band knew anything about it… any ideas?

Date: Fri Feb 15 16:41:25 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: You ever notice how “Never Lose that Feeling” makes work so much more pleasant?? I recommend everyone try this track today. later, Z.

Date: Fri Feb 15 06:13:43 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: C.H.I.P.S. Rule!

Date: Fri Feb 15 01:48:59 2002
Name: Ryan Hemming
City/State/Country: Pomona, California USA
Comment: I saw Sweredriver perform at the Whisky in Los Angeles back in 1994/95 and it fucking good. As a fellow musician, I miss this talented group! Mescal Head is a great recording! Are there any chances of returning to Los Angeles?

Date: Fri Feb 15 00:33:56 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Ian…nice! I’m listening to them right now. Good stuff. Hopefully, you’ll get a shot to play with SWD one of these days. God, I hope so. 🙂 Z

Date: Fri Feb 15 00:30:58 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Bertrand, you are a lucky man. She sounds like a keeper. Congrats, bro. -Z

Date: Fri Feb 15 00:06:11 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Ghost, I thought I should let you know that a workmate of mine is leaning over his desk right now choking from laughter over your Eric Estrada link.

Date: Thu Feb 14 23:59:21 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: “…that’s enough for me by a mile.” Cheers!

Date: Thu Feb 14 20:31:57 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Guess what my girlfriend offered me today for this Valentine’s day? She had bought Ejector Seat Reservation a few months ago, she copied it for herself and then offered me the original. That was the only (full) record I didn’t own on Cd (I got it on K7 for 6 years but never bought the original, too expansive). This is probably the only girl I know that appreciates Swervedriver and can fill my life with wonderful gifts of that kind. I love her soooooooo much. I love her all the time.

Date: Thu Feb 14 18:52:49 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, mass
Comment: Swervedriver Valentine song? Um, got to be Flaming Heart.

Date: Thu Feb 14 10:48:31 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Zach – Ye! We supported them about a year ago at King Tuts. fuckin ace live and a nice bunch of lads to match. The singer was a bit…er…dark shall we say. The guitarist LOVED Swervedriver though!!! and I bored him for hours with useless Swervie facts. the new album is supposed to be realy good. Anyone heard it yet?

Date: Thu Feb 14 10:18:55 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: HAPPY VDAY TO ALL!!!!! Hey Erik, thanks for the try. I found out the band was called Scenic. Lately I have been listening to ..Trail of Dead. You all ought to check them out. Anyone ever hear of Six by Seven? IF so, what do you think? Cheers, Zach

Date: Thu Feb 14 07:07:37 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Happy Valies day folks!! Sir Haw – Cheers for having a look! Not sure who’s got it just now. I just did a search and found roughtrade.com had one and opalmusic.com are selling the promo copy with Eva on it too!?! the c*nts!! Davie the gutiarist works for HMV in Sauchiehall St so he could get you one if there’s none in stock. Good Swervie/Valentines songs! Gotta be the Hitcher has’nt it?

Date: Thu Feb 14 04:42:10 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: The Sunna album is excellent. Very impressed.

Date: Thu Feb 14 01:02:11 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Haha, nothing wrong at all with the good life, Haw. It’s funny actually, because everyone else that’s posted their pics looks pretty much like I imagined. Zack, Ian, Dan, Tuomas, etc. Tuomas you actually look a little different than the T-star picture I remember seeing before, but the current artsy pic does you justice as well. Zach, I was looking at some of the postings from a few weeks back. Was Tortosie the band you were trying to figure out? They seem to fit your description with the thematic packaging and the drony music. Anyway, Happy Valentines Day to everyone!! I’ve got a good question for you all. Which Swerve song best fits a Valentine theme? Just off the top of my head, I think Land of the Lost…”I can’t live without your love”… Hmmm. Maybe “Feel so Real?” I don’t know. “Love is all around” by the Troggs always seemed like a good one. “Almost Gold” or “Sugar Ray” by the JAMC, “Be my Baby” by the Ronnettes, “Don’t Talk” by the Beach Boys, “Blue” by the Pumpkins… Damn, I’m gonna stop now. I hope everyone has either “sugar to kiss or a sweetheart to miss.” If you don’t, just know that you are loved right here in the Swerve family. Love, Erik

Date: Wed Feb 13 12:04:57 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: City-Glasgow/State-square-eyed/Country-Scotia
Comment: Hello all. Ghost-you look nothing like I pictured you as. Having said that, Erik said he pictured me, Ian and Dave as tall and thin. I could be described as fairly tall, but let’s just say I’m a man who likes his pies. Cool piccie tho. Ian, big chap, am I right in thinking you have an e.p out. If so, where can I purchase said item as I went for a walk doon Byres Rd bout an hour ago lookin for it with naeee success. Is it in Missing? ‘cos that’s the only place I didn’t look. Hope yer all gettin’ (bloody) valentine’s cards tommorow. I never got any last year….

Date: Wed Feb 13 01:49:06 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ghost you is one groovy kid! man I’ve got to get my pics up & running!!

Date: Tue Feb 12 23:30:38 2002
Name: ghostie
City/State/Country:  
Comment: P.s. that bicycle part doesn’t belong thats just the Arlo in me.

Date: Tue Feb 12 23:28:31 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: Crampton… my style?
Comment: To quote Erik, “I know we’re past all the picture stuff but…” I never partcipated the first time. So here is a picture of me that I just saw for the first time a few days ago that I really like. My friends took it in NYC last spring. http://www.hellholenation.8k.com/contact.html Bicycle!

Date: Tue Feb 12 23:18:33 2002
Name: mark
City/State/Country: hamilton,on canada
Comment: Man… after allthese years the only band that keepsmecoming back is swerve. Damn it… i need to see them again.!!!!

Date: Tue Feb 12 23:02:48 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: The Brought Low, eh? I’ll definitely check them out. That’s a cool name. Royboy! I was at that exact same show you’re talking about. At Champs right? Or was it called Tramps? I can’t remember. That was a mighty fine evening. Art, were you in NYC at the time? I forgot all about Swervedriver being label-less at the time. With the response they received that night, I’m sure any label would have jumped right to the chance to sign them. Man, what a night. So the Kikster is a lawyer? No wonder you always had so much studying going on. Just make sure you always leave yourself time for surf, swerve, and wine… -E

Date: Tue Feb 12 19:18:22 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Chizzy, I believe the title of the CWB song is “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” and I agree with Erik that it’s probably a nod to those guys. Erik, nice pics. Are you familiar with a NYC band called The Brought Low? They’re stylistically similar to DSS and, judging from the pics, have as rockin’ a stage presence. They toured in late December and January. Just thought I’d mention them if you haven’t already checked them out. Art

Date: Tue Feb 12 18:40:49 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Tue Feb 12 16:55:20 2002
Name: chizzy-
City/State/Country: walking downstairs sideways
Comment: royboy- yeah TH is sweet….Oh shit, I fergot you went to NYC. Bastid. Fester- anything happening in TO soon? I think I need to get the fuck outta Dodge for a weekend.

Date: Tue Feb 12 13:28:21 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: stinktown
Comment: just received tne new toshack ep in the mail.pretty sweet I’d have to say, but it’s no swervedriver. Fester & chizzy-more fav show gush–NYC while they were without label as i understand.adam chugging heinekin and smoking mother nature opened w/for seeking heat screaming at roadies for mis-tuned guitars.mars.drunk.goodtimes.later fiends!

Date: Tue Feb 12 09:51:08 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Kik, I sure know the feeling. I’m only about 6 months into this gig, and it feels like 40 years for me too! 12 hour days are killer. Eric, very cool pics, especially the glass in the light! cheers all, Z.

Date: Tue Feb 12 01:53:41 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: once again Erik, nice pics!!! lotsa glass raising action happening there! Zach, the answer’s yes, and god knows, too damn long! going on 4 1/2 years and it feels like 40!

Date: Tue Feb 12 01:40:16 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: I know we’ve kinda gotten past all the picture sharing stuff, but this guy up in Pennsylvania made a really nice website for us. I thought I’d share it with y’all. Hope everyone’s weeks are off to a good start. -E http://x814x.com/dragstrip.htm

Date: Tue Feb 12 01:03:46 2002
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: sweredriver where the f@$& are you?

Date: Tue Feb 12 00:42:22 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Oh yeah, Ghost thanks for spreading the word about David Cross. As usual, we’re playing a gig that night, but my housemates will undoubtedly be stoked beyond belief about seeing Mr. Show in the flesh. Good luck on getting some good $$ for those guitars. If I wasn’t already up to my neck in guitars that I don’t need I would definitely buy one from you. -E

Date: Mon Feb 11 22:30:24 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Chizzy, our boys nicked the titles, but not the songs. They are different tunes. I think Swervedriver was paying tribute to the Chocolate Watchband, who were fucking incredible. If anyone ever sees an original pressing of “No Way Out” for sale, please let me know. -E

Date: Mon Feb 11 21:23:14 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-town
Comment: JMC and Main. As usual you guys have me breaking out the CD’s. 🙂 It’s going to have to be ‘Honey’s Dead’ by JMC and I have to hear ‘Crater Scar’ by Main now. Then I’ll follow it up with some Scenic. Speaking of sort of that ‘wide open spaces’ sound anyone here ever listen to the first disk by ‘A small good thing’? It’s excellent. I believe it’s the O’Yuki Conjugate recording under a different name. Or what about the first O’Rang disk? Of course that leads me to the song ‘Night Again’ by Steve Tibbets. LOL, I think I need to throw this post up at the drone on list, not the SWD site. Maybe Adam will make us a droney disk under either the SWD name or the TH name. More stuff like the end of ‘Never Lose That Feeling/Never Learn’ and ‘Homeless Homecoming’. A disk with loud distorted instrumentals interspersed with songs performed as on the TH EP,’Everyday Rock And Roll Is Saving My Life’. Man, I’m really needing some new SWD! How about you guys? 😉 Dream Well Swervies, I am! SD

Date: Mon Feb 11 19:40:38 2002
Name: Bryan
City/State/Country: SEATTLE, WA
Comment: HEY, HEY ALL YOU MOTHER FUCKERS THAT ARE OUT THERE IN SEATTLE.. STARTING THIS WEDNESDAY (in 2 days) SHOEGAZER HAPPY HOUR AT THE BALTIC ROOM (PINE & BOREN) 5pm-9pm…. SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!

Date: Mon Feb 11 15:12:53 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: mars
Comment: hey guys, royboy was tellin me that he happened to look at a record by “the chocolate watch band” and there was a song called “she weaves a tender trap” on it and also “it’s all happening baby blue”… anyone know of this at all?

Date: Mon Feb 11 14:51:06 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Kik, I don’t know what I’m doing. I need money. I just looked on ebay and got a bid on my 1962 Teisco Del Ray that is the same model James Iha used to play and my heart jumped cause technically its gone… (sniff) THat geetar is 40 years old! I would always daydream about where it had been before it was mine.

Date: Sun Feb 10 23:49:09 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Kik, are you a lawyer? How long have you been at it? What’s “Nukes?” later, Zach

Date: Sun Feb 10 23:30:09 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: What the hell, I’m going to take a tip from Ghost. Here’s an ebay link to a Verve poster that I’m selling if anyone’s interested: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1511075501

Date: Sun Feb 10 19:30:18 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Hey Snail, thanks for the tip – I’m gonna try to get a “real job” in Nukes, we’ll see how that goes! I must admit, I’m a bit daunted about moving back to Nukes – I’m used to practising in the High + Fed Courts – it’s gonna be a change to appear in the local court in Bolton Street!!!!!!!!! I may end up doing the cafe thing after all! PS cory, I’ll send some stuff later this week. Ghost what are you doing? DON’T SELL YOUR AXES!

Date: Sun Feb 10 16:14:38 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: Hampton Comes ALive
Comment: Hi gang, I have a few nifty guitars for sale on Ebay if anyone is interested. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1512989944&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=1013969312&indexURL=0&rd=1 http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1512993654&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=1013969742&indexURL=0&rd=1 a couple of 1960’s Teisco Del Rays. I’m telling you guys cause I want them to have good homes.

Date: Sun Feb 10 15:12:16 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Art- you may be right, I could well be out of control……… oh well at least it’s constructive.

Date: Sun Feb 10 13:35:31 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Yeah, Loop was one of my first loves. Can’t tell you how many bands I was in back in art school that sounded just like them, only to discover that they had been around all the while. SWD Radio is still being tested, so it will be up and down. I will make a permanent link on the site when it returns for good.

Date: Sun Feb 10 12:35:43 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, mass
Comment: art-just checking out loop for the first time-me likes! just wondering-whats going on with radio SWD? have not been able to log on for some time now.

Date: Sun Feb 10 12:03:04 2002
Name: The haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Also, ghost-ur a genius for mentioning groovy vinyls(goin back a bit here). The very nice people there just sent me the Rave Down EP on 12″. I’ve been looking for the bugger for YEARS. Oh, the joys of being able to hear Afterglow and Zedhead!!!

Date: Sun Feb 10 11:51:01 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glaaasgoooow!!!!!!!
Comment: Art, my continuing experiments with the peyote have yielded more results. The medicine man gave me another gift to share with you all in the form of the tab for ‘Expressway’. Dave- Am tryin to do ‘Deep Seat’ but am trying to resist a huge urge to tab ‘My Zephyr’! BTW has anyone listened to ‘Shooters’ by Skyscraper(Adi Vines band after Swerve)? what’s the opinions on it if so? I’m undecided meself. Also, what’s he up to nowadays does anyone know? Song for the week-‘Andalucia'(by a fucking mile).

Date: Sun Feb 10 06:24:45 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stoke-n-roll -son
Comment: Although Sydney’s metro show for 99th dream tour was good, memory smiles at newcastle’s palais royale show ESR tour where they’re playing in this deco styled hall with 100ft high eleaberately detailed ceilings and a stage that high that all you see is shoes and foot pedal action. (Maybe they are extemely tall come to think of it art – chizz) Jimmy’s there not shoe gazing but ceiling gazing. Jeez we do a lota memory lane strolls. Its like sittin on the porch swingin in big cane chairs sippin coco.. what next …kik, i recently noticed 3monkeys cafe is looking for full time & part time staff if yer settling upon this fair city once again and yer lookin for a bit o that type o work- they’re in Darby St, Cooks Hill might be worth a try? PS Dont remember Hipslingers but went to a few Wash gigs – dark, atmospheric, rotting friut and toilet bowl (long story)

Date: Sun Feb 10 05:40:38 2002
Name: cory (just getting into SD)
City/State/Country: vic Aus
Comment: kik I was wondering if you had any SD mp3s that you could email to me I’ve finally got online and found out the name of the sd song that has been lingering in my head (99th dream) which i heard on triple j years ago, but never got the name of the album. i dont own any albums yet but i’d really like to get a compalation of what you think would be a great swervedriver mix. my email adress is operators@gordongotch.com

Date: Sat Feb 9 19:40:54 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Mike, I loved those Main discs. I was/am a big Loop fan and when I heard Main, it seemed like a logical progression. Great discs if you can find them.

Date: Sat Feb 9 00:14:31 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: est-Yeah, your right. I’m going do it! Chizzy-you ain’t kidding with the tall thing. I’ve had a brush too. Hung out with them after the first Lee’s show drinking Hum’s beer and rolling good cheer. When they came by the second time, more of the same, but we couldn’t stay long do to an important engagement the next day. Meeting them for the first time was something else. Really, really great guys. Made ya feel proud to be a fan. For the record, even the roadie is huge. And Hum? They looked like school children hanging out in the teacher’s lounge. Yikes!

Date: Fri Feb 8 23:58:24 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: well i’ve no claim to fame like our man chizzy but I’ve seen SWD 3 times in Oz and each one was fabbo, although my memory of the first one is a bit dim (which isnt surprising given that it was 10 years ago and we were all wired into outer space… yuh) The best concert i think was the 99th dream at the Grosvenor in Perth when Team Jedi supported – nice crowd, lotsa girls wanting duressssss. Yeah! another fabbo concert going back some 14 years was JMC at the Enmore theatre when I was a wee munchkin. I cant recall whether it was for psychocandy or automatic but anyways the boys sat on stage creating an awesome wall of noise that flooded over us all. Oh how I miss JMC too!

Date: Fri Feb 8 23:54:38 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Mike, thanks for the suggestion. I just figured it out…the group is called Scenic. Cheers, Z

Date: Fri Feb 8 14:34:38 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: H to the Izzo, V to the Izza
Comment: Erik and the Eastcoasters, The funniest man alive David Cross from HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob and Dave, is playing at the Black Cat in DC on March 8th. If you’ve never heard of him you’ll regret not having gone when he’s a superstar. Get you’re tickets quick cause he’ll sellout.

Date: Fri Feb 8 14:25:34 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, mass
Comment: zach-could it be Main?? i have a 2 cd set from them called HZ. i think they have one called “motion pool” also.

Date: Fri Feb 8 13:07:23 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: dancing on a table
Comment: OK, I don’t wanna be one of “those” guys, but if there’s a place to tell this story, this is it.back in ’98, when they played buffalo, my band got to open the show. we loaded in about halfway through their soundcheck. I wish I’d had my MD recorder back then, cause they played some shit I’ve never heard before or since…they were all very cool guys and very approachable. (needless to say, it might as well have been paul goddamn McCartney, I was so stoked.) They even showed up at “Mighty Taco” while we were eating there before the show, and Adam asked the other guitarist from our band if they could sample our farfisa…(by then we were too stoned to remember this once we got back to the club…) Anyway that was my brush with them, overall a great experience to say the least… *sniff, sniff… come back, guys!

Date: Fri Feb 8 10:03:39 2002
Name: Billie
City/State/Country: West Oz
Comment: Geoffers-You shouldnt have much trouble finding Swerve stuff in Oz.You can go to www.78records.com.au which is in Perth they have 99th,Mescal and ESR at the moment.Hope that helps!!

Date: Fri Feb 8 09:26:06 2002
Name: CHIZZY
City/State/Country: SATANSVILLE
Comment: art- just making a joke about how tall those bastids are- cheers…

Date: Fri Feb 8 04:19:14 2002
Name: Geoffers
City/State/Country: melbourne/victoria/australia, the big land downunder
Comment: I have the roadrash game to thank for my discovery of Swervedriver. Havent stopped listening to Duel since I heard it. Bugger not being able to find their albums here though…

Date: Fri Feb 8 03:12:56 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Does anyone remember the name of this band? I think 2 of their albums were circa 95, 96. There were themes to the albums…one was deserts and the other was seas. The discs’ cases were cardboard, one being sand colored and one blue (like one of the June of 44 albums was cardboard). The songs were long droning instrumental rock, if I remember correctly. I think Sonora may have been one of the song titles in the desert themed disc. thanks, Z.

Date: Fri Feb 8 02:38:43 2002
Name:
City/State/Country:
Comment: problamo with the hate yr kind tab dudes….

Date: Thu Feb 7 22:45:21 2002
Name: bill brown
City/State/Country: baltimore, maryland
Comment: all i can say is that i loved raise when it came out, & then mezcal head. i listened to it EVERY day for almost 2 years. when i saw them at the stone pony (i lived in NJ at the time) in january of 1994, i was blow away. by far the best show i have EVER seen. what is goin on with swervedriver?

Date: Thu Feb 7 20:11:22 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: I think Trail and Explosions are playing LA: 4/5/2002 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA. Coolio. Z

Date: Thu Feb 7 18:39:39 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Hairy, I got Wrong Treats and it’s already linked in the Tabs section. BTW, in case anyone hasn’t yet noticed, our very own Hairy Haw seems to fall in and out of trance, all the while channeling the right side of Adam Franklin’s brain. The results can be found in growing numbers by clicking the “Tabs” link to your immediate right.

Date: Thu Feb 7 16:55:35 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: There Zach, you answered your own question! Sorry, that sucks, want me to rub it in more, I could actually see them three times in three days!

Date: Thu Feb 7 16:21:53 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Oh that soooo sucks…i just found out that they’re not coming to L.A. WHY? Here are the dates: Feb 7 @ The Mercury, Austin, TX w/ The Gloria Record & Her Space Holiday Feb 28 @ Emos, Austin, TX w/ Trail of Dead & Vietnam Mar 12 @ Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY w/ Trail of Dead Mar 14 @ TT the Bears, Boston, MA w/ Trail of Dead Mar 15 @ La Salla Rossa, Montreal, QU w/ Trail of Dead Mar 16 @ Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON w/ Trail of Dead Mar 17 @ The Casbah, Hamilton, ON w/ Trail of Dead Mar 18 @ Call the Office, London, ON w/ Trail of Dead Mar 19 @ Magic Stick, Detroit, MI w/ Trail of Dead Mar 21 @ Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY w/ Trail of Dead Mar 22 @ Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN w/ Trail of Dead Mar 23 @ Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL w/ Trail of Dead Mar 25 @ Blue Note, Columbia, MO w/ Trail of Dead Mar 26 @ The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS w/ Trail of Dead Mar 27 @ Green Door, Oklahoma City, OK w/ Trail of Dead Apr 1 @ TBA, Charlotte, NC Apr 2 @ TBA, Richmond, VA Apr 3 @ TBA, Baltimore, MD w/ Sonna Apr 4 @ Go Rehearsal Studios, Chapel Hill, NC Apr 5 @ The EARL, Atlanta, GA w/ Maserati & Ocelot Apr 6 @ TBA, Athens, GA Apr 7 @ TBA, Gainesville, FL Apr 8 @ TBA, Orlando, FL Apr 9 @ TBA, Tampa, FL Apr 11 @ TBA, Baton Rouge, LA

Date: Thu Feb 7 16:18:24 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Damn, Est, do you know if Explosions and Trail of Dead are coming to LA?? Where can I get info on that tour? gracias, Zach.

Date: Thu Feb 7 12:53:39 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: T.O.
Comment: chizzy- just go to sianspheric.com, I’m sure all the info’s there for ya! fester-you gotta get on it and get out there! Don’t let your work make you mess the good shows! Plus Explosions in the Sky are coming back as support for Trail of Dead! Can’t wait! Maybe I was wrong, Opera House probably was a better show than the Pumpkins support.

Date: Thu Feb 7 05:30:34 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: Glesga
Comment: Dave- Be patient young glasshoppa.. Deep seat IS on the way but after losing the original hand-written notes for it, I found them again and guess what? I couldn’t make head nor tail of em, so I’ve had to start again. Also, Art, you should have Wrong Treats by now and I is almost finished tapping in Expressway…. Ciao for now folks!

Date: Thu Feb 7 04:51:17 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: This is hard to read all these posts. I have never had the chance to see SWD live. I discovered them in 1996 (I was 14 years old), and I don’t think they came here since that date. And, this is not really easy to go see them in France, or in the Netherlands, or in Germany. The only recent time Adam passed in the Netherlands, I was in the exams period (at university, so, don’t even imagine to get a one day trip). I’m sure you can imagine how ‘painful’ it is for me. My girlfiend would also appreciate a lot to see them performing Duress (which she never stops listening to). That’s one of the finalities of my life, I guess. You know, SWD converges the closest to my own personnality. And Raise is the way I think, I am, I dream, etc… Seeing them would be like a present of God (even if I never believed he is).

Date: Thu Feb 7 04:19:10 2002
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: ‘ello ‘ello, hope everything’s good and all… as being a kind of regular visitor here, I thought to show my face too… http://www.geocities.com/tuomasvanamo/tuomas.jpg… It’s a crappy “arty” image but hell, I really don’t collect a library of my own photos.

Date: Thu Feb 7 03:14:02 2002
Name: rick
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: still alive……….. I missed everyone In a moment of weakness…

Date: Thu Feb 7 01:55:40 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L. A.
Comment: Does anyone else have the sickening feeling that we may never see SWD live again? Damn, I hope that’s not the case. What are the odds of another SWD album? Let’s hope! Cheers, Z.

Date: Thu Feb 7 00:29:29 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Hey all, good to see everyone’s faces!! Man, I love this board. If this site were to ever go down, I would seriously feel as if I had lost a lot of good friends. Ghost, I saw that you signed the Dragstrip guestbook!! That was very surprising to see someone from here on our site. Thanks very much for dropping by. Favorite Swerve show, hmmmm… I saw the band 5 times and Adam’s solo thing once. All of those shows were magical so it’s very hard to decide. In 1993 I saw them in Norfolk, Va. with the Pumpkins. The fuzzed out wash of Adam’s wah in “Rave Down” still makes me sway. I was sick with mononucleosis but felt no sickness while they played. In 1997, I saw them in NYC with the Poster Children. “Mars” was other-worldly and the yet to be released “Wrong Treats” and “99th Dream” sent me sailin’. We drank until sunrise walking the streets of Manhattan. In early ’98 they played with Hum in Philadelphia. They opened with “It’s All Happening Now”, Jez threw a drumstick at a roadie, and the band blew Hum away. In mid ’98 they played a show at the Black Cat in DC. I never heard such flawless live music nor I have ever seen an audience so transfixed by a band. The music became something tangible and permanent that evening, like it never had before. In late ’98 they played at a tiny college in Fredericksburg, Va. to a bunch of Samiam fans. It was the most intimate setting in which I’d ever seen them. It’s kind of sad to think that’s the last time I did see them. In June of 2001, I was one of the lucky few to see Adam perform. Once again, we were captivated with the music and I got to meet Adam personally. I like to think of him and the rest of the band as friends now, because whether they realize it or not, we’ve all been through so many amazing times together. -Erik

Date: Wed Feb 6 17:15:12 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Sorry bout that, Sundog. What you see is what you get. 😉 chizzy, neither am I a giant, nor were Adam and Jimmy on their knees. It was an in-store appearance and there was no stage or riser. Hence the band was standing on the same level as the crowd, which was no less than two feet away from them.

Date: Wed Feb 6 16:05:05 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Damn, Art we really need an edit key! 😀 The post below should have read,’Adi LEAVING..’ not living..lol

Date: Wed Feb 6 16:03:37 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: I have only had an opportunity to see SWD twice (I tried to see them when they opened for the Pumpkins on the Mezcal Head tour, but I didn’t hear about the concert until the day the tickets went on sale. Since that was for the Pumpkins Siamese Dream Tour, there wasn’t anyway you were getting tickets unless you bought them as soon as they went on sale. One of my friends did buy me the long sleeve T-Shirt with ‘Jesus loves the Swervies’ on the back of it though. It’s still one of my favorite shirts! 🙂 Anyway, I saw them on their Raise tour here, right after their first drummer left the band and it was memorable because of Adi living the stage to go get another beer and then pushing right past us to get back on stage. The place (The Metro) wasn’t packed, but it was full and it felt more like a party that SWD was playing 🙂 I remember them playing some great covers, I don’t remember what they were (I want to say a Velvet Underground track) but that was long ago and I’m old..lol. I also saw them at the Metro for the 99th dream tour. The mic wasn’t working when they hit the stage, so we got the instrumental version of ‘Behind The Scenes Of The Sounds & The Times’. Duress totally captivated the audience (and the bouncers). I guess both of my SWD concerts have been memorable for different reasons. Dream well Swervies…SD

Date: Wed Feb 6 15:46:11 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Hairy!! Nevermind about Up from the Sea and Son of Jaguar E etc……..WHAT ABOUT THE REAL DEAL? DEEP SEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahem…..sorry people…

Date: Wed Feb 6 12:24:21 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: fuckville
Comment: art- Eye-level? Are you a giant, or was he on his knees? 😉

Date: Wed Feb 6 11:45:31 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Best SWD show? Easy, the live in-store at Kim’s the morning after their Irving Plaza show playing with Hum(mer). Imagine standing eye-level, two feet away from Adam, Jimmy and all of those pedals and watching that crazy foot action! Jez was the more “awake” of the bunch. I was one of those nerds with every vinyl copy of every obscure 12″ & 7″ and a sharpie. Too cool.

Date: Wed Feb 6 10:44:01 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Bestest SWD gig – I saw them for the first time when I was 17 at Tuts on the Mezcal Head tour. I got I.D.ed and nearly never got in but one of my mates stuck up for me and when they saw the look of terror/dissapointment/indescribable woe on my face the kind gentleman let me in. I had’nt heard Mezcal Head at the time as I think they played before it was released but me and my wee brother (who got in no bother !?!) sat up the back of with about 10 other mates on mushies and it was a life changing experience I can tell you!!! My rib cage rattled to Duress which they played as an encore and I seem to remember Last Train to Satansville going on for about 15 minits. Still dont know to this day how Adam gets his tremolo chuka, chuka, chukas to go in time with the drums. One of lifes great mysteries I guess. Anyway it was the best gig I’ve ever seen. Nothing else has ever came close!!! Haw – were you at that one?

Date: Wed Feb 6 08:47:33 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: the rotting bog
Comment: EST- who is in sianspheric? THat name sounds so familiar. How long have they been together? We may have played with them once… maybe when I was in Saturn Battery with Royboy.

Date: Tue Feb 5 22:05:25 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Tue Feb 5 21:01:33 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Oh Yeah Chizzy! Opera House all the way. City-TV was doing their entertainment segment live in the balcony during the show, all the gear was ridiculously cheap (compared to the crazy prices with the pumpkins), and I don’t ever remember a room turning on its side before or since when they ripped into Sandblasted. Kill Superheroes was amazing (especially when they stopped near the end, and then Jez yelled out the 2,3,4 thing to cue it up again). Adam even did a Townsend jump during Satansville. Too cool. Would have been the best show I ever saw but I felt pretty guilty when I accidently cranked some guy in the nose…;)est-You seem to catch all the great shows. I’ve got to plan better before my bloodsucking job gets the best of me. Blah!

Date: Tue Feb 5 17:52:18 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Chizzy-yeah that show with Medicine was amazing but opening up for the Pumpkins was even better! Hemmm, no pictures for you-probably a good thing. Sianspheric rocked on Saturday! Yayyy

Date: Tue Feb 5 16:45:16 2002
Name: stephen.
City/State/Country: jersey…
Comment: hmmm… best swervie show… mine would have to be on that tour with the pumpkins too. i was about 16. it was my first time seeing them and i’d never even heard them before. i had no idea what they were playing, but the entire set was absolutley dizzying and amazing… duress really stuck out. they played it for about 20 minutes and the whole room was a giant wall of noise and guitars and ride cybals and it is still the this day the great song i have ever seen anyone perform live… i went out and bought both raise and mezcal head the next day. the pumpkins and shudder to think were pretty good too.

Date: Tue Feb 5 15:52:05 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Chizzy, mine was in Atlanta in 93 when they played with Pumpkins. That was such a fun show. No broken bones, thankfully. -Z-

Date: Tue Feb 5 15:50:45 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: How’d you know, Art??? Joke. I actually used to have long curly hair that was so thick it probably could have dreaded pretty easily. What a mess it was. You heading Mardi Gras this year? -Z-

Date: Tue Feb 5 15:33:42 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Zach, I picture you a spitting image of Adam in his dreadlock days. Just kidding! Actually I have no mental images, just notes.. Art

Date: Tue Feb 5 13:38:34 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: der lexingtonwaffenkammer
Comment: kik- hells yeah! or bring yer own and start drinkin’! cheers!

Date: Tue Feb 5 13:37:05 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: buffalo’s arse
Comment: what’s the best SWD show ye ever saw? mine would have to be Toronto w/ medicine at the opera house. opened w/ sandblasted, closed w/ kill superheroes, and when they played duress, the sampled bass drum shook the whole mutherf*ckin building. Besides from the fact that I got my nose broken during the opening song, it rocked!

Date: Tue Feb 5 09:33:17 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasga
Comment: Fuck me!! I’m on a roll! More tab done and sent, chieftain. BTW, my arse is a hell of a lot more attractive than my face, so count yourselves lucky never to have seen my mug.

Date: Tue Feb 5 09:24:18 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: + Chizzy, there is a strange motif running through your pics …. can I borrow your helmet!

Date: Tue Feb 5 09:20:35 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: snail Nukes really does need it!!! keep on the good builder stuff, I’ll appreciate it when I move there next month … [btw we must catch up (incl the fam), I’ll be desperate for a chat with a non-flanno-sporting boofhead!]. Do you remember the Hipslingers (one of my fave nukes bands)? + You’re right about Civic Theatre – it;s a great venue, I love those velvet furniture type venues …mmmm… and yes, Nukes’ “dark side” is to blame for my every wear black wardrobe people mistakenly consider a goth thingy. Well, maybe there was a touch of that when I was 12 – I blame all that rain and that “there’s just no place to go” …. yes the town where I was born….. PS it’s great to put a face to y’all – its been… er.. enlightening:-) PPS great spread of pedals Dan. rocking!

Date: Tue Feb 5 05:34:44 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stock’n roll
Comment: Excuse me for crashing in on this frenzy of dialogue but thought i’d add a bit. Yeah kik, me and newcs have a bit of a soul tie in that I’m trying to have some sort of architectural input on its environments (gaud knows it needs it!) and apart from that, loved ones, little one and rockin-feakin-roll keep me here damn it! Oh yeah.. Tea Party play here on the 13th of tha month in of all places- the Civic Theatre (which as kik may probably vouch for is a classically restored tiered theatre complete with balcony and gothic undertones-YEA. Now I think about it a good venue for SWD (bit bigger than Cambridge Hotel) Just on the faces thingo – Curve site offers people to submit photo portraits but has inhouse artist post interpretations of the sender… leading us where you dare! bye

Date: Mon Feb 4 19:25:23 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: If anyone wants to see my stupid face, im trying to look like a model……… go to this site and go to the crew section……WWW.2FOR5.CO.UK its a stunt team website, yeah me and my mates are trying to re create our own jackass thing…..check out the vids……lol –Dave

Date: Mon Feb 4 18:31:17 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: here is a link to our bike shop….in the wilde picture gallery you will find a couple of pics of die-hard swd fans on bikes!!! www.reboundcycle.com

Date: Mon Feb 4 16:33:27 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: b-lo
Comment: here’s me ugly mug… http://www.geocities.com/thedownshift666/index.html?1010770232030 cheers. nobody seems like a pompous ass at this board. (not like some others I could mention….)

Date: Mon Feb 4 15:37:01 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Art-Check yer mail, chief-more tab.

Date: Mon Feb 4 15:24:56 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: It’s so slow at work today, that I have time to visit too. For some good Swerve-ish tunes, you all should check out Duel on mp3.com. I think Paolo may have originally mentioned them here some time back. The more I listen, the more I like. Thank God for music at work. I’m feeling envious that I may be the only guy here not in a band. I’ll just have to live vicariously through your all of your stories here. If anyone is ever playing in LA, let me know. cheers, -Z-

Date: Mon Feb 4 14:58:54 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: I think Andy is to do with management

Date: Mon Feb 4 14:30:21 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Arts picture was on a link once for his Dj gig. Also Ian from Terror Diablo! had a picture up. I know that’s not the band’s name by the way. SO does anyone know who Andy is when referring to the Swerve or what? Is Andy Jez? *I am at Office Depot as we speak making an illegal posting. I better log off before I’m spotted by Middle Management. Bicycle!

Date: Mon Feb 4 10:48:29 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Ian..im not in the band..im just a hanger on-er

Date: Mon Feb 4 10:25:50 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L A
Comment: Hey Kik, You put a smile on this American face. ;-))

Date: Mon Feb 4 09:49:11 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Dan – Splendid web site!!! Hmmmm….nice…pedals….

Date: Mon Feb 4 09:06:48 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: If you wanna see dave and me, go to www.wearebrazil.co.uk

Date: Mon Feb 4 06:01:09 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: If anyone wants to see my ugly mug then there’s some pickies of us playing T in the Park last year at www.mcsleazy.co.uk. Mc Sleazy is a Dj mate of mine. Its not dodgy, honest.

Date: Mon Feb 4 04:51:32 2002
Name: Kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Wow Zach! you look, well, American – in the best sense of the word! Erik, you are the rock legend – what a pose! As for me, i’ve got no piccies as yet to share, but Erik I am definitely NOT blonde …. in fact the hair usually looks like Jez’ but longer + green eyes. that’s me. Hey Billie, BDO was fantastic!!! New Order was soooo gooood, makes you realise just why they’re one of my lifelong faves. Something for Kate rocked, The Tea Party should have been on at night, but they were still good, and the chikkie in garbage complianed everytime she stopped singing. all in all a good day, but very very sweaty in the mosh pits!

Date: Mon Feb 4 03:08:42 2002
Name: Billie
City/State/Country: West Oz
Comment: Hey Kik, How was this years BDO at Claremont?Unfortunately didnt make it to this years one (no money) but I saw in the local muso rag that The Scientists would be playing a reunion gig (Erik you would have enjoyed that).By the way Erik that second pic of yours looks mighty painful!

Date: Sun Feb 3 23:45:42 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L A
Comment: Alright, since Erik started the trend: http://www.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=121439 This was at a great hotel in San Francisco 2 weeks ago. Have a great week everybody. -Z-

Date: Sun Feb 3 22:55:37 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: http://www.dragstripsyndicate.com/APR15e2.jpg Here’s another one from our CD release show last April. I’m going stop posting my own picture links now. I’ve met Ghost in person. I think Tuomas is the only Swervie from the board whose picture I’ve seen. Kik, do you look like the tanned, blonde surfer girl that I imagine you to be? Dave, Ian, and Hairy Haw I picture to be thin, clean-cut brits. Art, I picture you as being Asian for some reason. Anyway, I hope to see you all in person some day. Hope you all had good weekends. -E

Date: Sun Feb 3 22:46:34 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: http://www.geocities.com/dragstripsyndicate/sitarerik.jpg If you guys go to this link there’s a pretty goofy picture of me with a sitar. This is from one of DSS’s tours. We were in Chicago. My friends there asked me to tune their sitar, but ended up plunking around it pretending I was George Harrison or someone like that.

Date: Sun Feb 3 22:16:11 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sun Feb 3 15:09:49 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: stinktown
Comment: chizzy– sorry i never caught up wit-choo on fri.or sat for that matter. “rachael” from “JM” said you were several sheets to the wind, sorry i missed that one. Empire St. sized boner eh? I guess I finally get my DD5 back, huh? anyhoo..later …..

Date: Sun Feb 3 03:29:36 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sat Feb 2 14:43:42 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: just out of curiosity, what do I look like in your brain, Art? 😉

Date: Sat Feb 2 12:42:31 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: How ’bout you all send me your photos and I’ll decide if they can be shown to the public?! Just kidding. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I already have made up faces in my mind for most of you. Though, Ghost, you have perked my curiosity…

Date: Sat Feb 2 05:11:38 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisbane, australia
Comment: big day out!!! kik, did it go off??? I was at the gold coast one and it was sooo unbelievably awesome. I worked out some thing like 10 or 12 years I’ve wanted to see new order, and they were everthing and more!!!! sen-bloody-sational!!! Maybe we SHOULD have a swervie gallery!!!! But I will say this, I have actually seen some piccys of a member of the family, and might I just add, he ain’t too bad!!!! Tee hee!!! Simon in SIDKNEE, have you by some bizaare twist of fate ever lived on the goldie…. i have feeling I may know you…. just an feeling…..

Date: Sat Feb 2 03:26:26 2002
Name: simon
City/State/Country: sidknee
Comment: just a first hello, thanks folks for keeping me mellow heart and beat, may we all one day meet

Date: Fri Feb 1 23:46:22 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country: re SWD dating service
Comment: Sounds like a good idea! Better go find Bernie Sumner (who’s somewhere in my city – woo hoo) and get my piccie!

Date: Fri Feb 1 23:45:23 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country: Oz
Comment: I’m soooo excited about the Big Day Out festival tomorrow – one sleep to go!!!! New Order, Prodigy, Grinspoon, Gerling, Sonic Animation, Tea Party, Gargage, Regurgitator, Magic Dirt, The White Strips, Eskimo Joe just to name a few of my faves playing tomorrow !!!!! Gotta go cruise the streets on “Star-Hunt 2002” !! If only SWD were on the playlist I’d be in heaven. biarch!

Date: Fri Feb 1 18:21:13 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: Swervie Dating Service
Comment: Hey Art I had an idea. What if you made a section where we could all post pictures of ourselves to get an idea of who we’ve all been communicating with all these years. Or does everyone like thier anonymity?

Date: Fri Feb 1 18:17:50 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: gothdom
Comment: Oh yeah, I got some kind of problem when it comes to the goth girls, I just can’t say no.

Date: Fri Feb 1 18:16:21 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: hampton
Comment: Hey remember when some dipshit said something about the “new” swervedriver album and Adam cursed him and named the members of Swerve and instead of naming Jez he said Andy? Is that Jez’s Christian name or was Adam speaking of someone from management? Anyone have any ideas? Also I hope everyone has great weekends. I snuck out of work 40 minutes early so mine is starting off right already. What’s up Erik? Any progress with the mainstream media?

Date: Fri Feb 1 13:10:49 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: b-lo
Comment: Damn! *starts firing randomly at bystanders..

Date: Fri Feb 1 12:50:35 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Dare to dream *sniff*

Date: Fri Feb 1 08:48:38 2002
Name: Carsten
City/State/Country: Essen, Germany
Comment: if you read mr. carlson’s other post to the th message board on audiogalaxy you’ll notice it’s a hoax. i can’t say i know adam very well, but what he allegedly said to the reporters (according to the post below) doesn’t sound like him AT ALL!

Date: Fri Feb 1 08:21:02 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: b-lo
Comment: dave & co… wha????? SWD playing again? Damn, I just messed my keyboard. I shal wield automatic weapons if this is not true…

Date: Fri Feb 1 08:13:54 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: b-lo, muthafukka!
Comment: royboy-The new marshall rox, what else can I say? The delay modeler will give you a empire state-sized boner, biatch! let’s drink tonite.

Date: Fri Feb 1 06:12:43 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Dave – I just read that too! It had better not be a wind up or he shall be hunted down like and amimal and shot I tell you.

Date: Fri Feb 1 02:22:17 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Hi gang, SWD radio will be up and down without warning for the next week or so until I figure out the logistics – sorry Erik! I’ll add a link to it or the right as soon as it is solid enough to officially debut. Thanks for the feedback and keep your eyes peeled. Art

Date: Fri Feb 1 02:13:31 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: thanks guys for the woo-hoos…Art I can’t do the link thingy either..Ghost my advice on first dates with goth chicks (wehther they have a boyfriend or not) is to give them a Wham T-shirt with “GO GO” on it or something similarly unhip. the problem with goths [er … having been there and done that] is that they spend waay to much time trying to look cool that they miss the point entirely.

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