Guestbook Archive March 2002

Date: Sun Mar 31 23:57:55 2002
Name: dust
City/State/Country: westfield, NJ
Comment: whats the point in romanticizing everything???????????????…………………..

Date: Sun Mar 31 22:59:41 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Can
Comment: Sorry its Erik with a K.

Date: Sun Mar 31 22:59:04 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Can
Comment: Eric is it a JCM 800 900 or 2000? thanks for the suggestion. I will give Marshall a try.

Date: Sun Mar 31 22:29:34 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Ricky, a change is gonna come indeed. As for your amplification, I would suggest a Marshall JCM for your cab. Jon, one of the other guitar players in my band, plays my old JCM through his Orange cabinet and it fucking screams. I think it even sounds better than the Orange head he was using. Give it a try. As for the Catherine Wheel, I’m gonna keep my mouth shut. I hope you all had good weekends. -E

Date: Sun Mar 31 21:27:44 2002
Name: Valentine#3
City/State/Country: Catherine Wheel
Comment: CW’s early stuff is great! I definately don’t think they measure up as well nowadays though. Swervedriver is constantly evolving, where as CW seems to be doing more and more cliche’ acoustic stuff. Even when Adam does an acoustic song, it still sounds so Swervedriver, wheras it seems that CW’s stuff is just about their singer. No offence, I just think Swervedrivers discography is much more solid!

Date: Sun Mar 31 20:55:13 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: uhhh
Comment: “balck”? need to sleep…

Date: Sun Mar 31 20:54:35 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: tired
Comment: Me likey CW a lot. saw them 2 summers ago. liked them ever since I heard “balck metallic” on the radio when I was 18 or 19…. ahhh… those were the days…

Date: Sun Mar 31 16:50:24 2002
Name: Rick
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Happy Easter…..a change is gonna come.

Date: Sun Mar 31 16:48:53 2002
Name: Rick
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Need amp head. for my orange cabinets. any suggestions?

Date: Sun Mar 31 01:41:54 2002
Name: John
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: Hey Seattle Random Visitor – There are Swervies here in the Sound area, as someone else said. I check in here every now and again to see if there’s any SWD/Adam news. There also is a large contingent of Catherine Wheel fans in the area, a band with a similar sound (and sadly, a similar situation as to current band activity, but that’s another story). Any CW fans here? I’ve been surprised to not see much discussion of them here, since SWD pops up occasionally on the CW discussions. If folks here haven’t heard them, by all means run, don’t walk, to your record store and check ’em out… ;>

Date: Fri Mar 29 19:42:32 2002
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Date: Fri Mar 29 11:26:49 2002
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Date: Fri Mar 29 07:13:42 2002
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Date: Fri Mar 29 06:05:01 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Hellooo people!!! Trik and Hairy – Cheers for signing the terra message board!! Theres some links to the Session in Scotland tracks we did for Radio 1 now if anyone wants a listen. Swervedriver fans must be thee most optomistic peole on the planet! Thats what I love about you all!! We never give up! I refuse to believe the “one time leader..” stuff too till I’ve got it from the horses!

Date: Fri Mar 29 04:28:13 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: “Where the city spreads out just like a jet’s flame”-one of my fav pavement lines. Listening to a lot of Police lately. Stu is the fucking king. A.F.’s Sealed My Fate is a goodie.-F

Date: Fri Mar 29 02:31:19 2002
Name: Trik
City/State/Country: Brisvegas, Auslander
Comment: Hey, Ian are you still alive????

Date: Fri Mar 29 01:52:37 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: I’ve gotta question for all you git fiddlers out there. Have any of you ever owned or played through one of those old Ampeg V4s or V22s? If so, give me some input. I had to walk around this section of Richmond tonight, called Church Hill, and deliver handbills for a cafe. You could see the entire city, lit up and beautiful. I listened to Raise and had a Verve-esque moment, “stood at the top of the hill over my town.” Have good weekends, all of you. I’m off to play some shows down at the beach “where the breeze flows easy through the sun.” -E

Date: Thu Mar 28 22:32:25 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: Austin, TX
Comment: Just wanted to tell everyone I found Adam doing the most amazing version of ‘You Sealed My Fate’ acoustically on Audiogalaxy.com. I leave my satalite on 24-7. Check it out.

Date: Thu Mar 28 20:12:21 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: ChiTown
Comment: Erik, awhile back, someone here posted that the TH EP is available at www.insound.com Just do a search on Toshack Highway and you should get a link to the band then the title and you can order it. I checked tonight and they still show it as available. SD

Date: Thu Mar 28 20:07:03 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: ChiTown
Comment: Hey Haw and Seb, You guys know Dark Star played some of the new songs on ‘Top of the Pops’? You can actually find those songs if you search for them. Look for ‘clicky’, ‘syj’ and these next few, I don’t know if they were new or old, but search ‘romanroad’, ‘thelastthingsheeversaid’ and ‘3seconds’. Also, as usual, I’m the Johnny come lately here. I just picked up ‘The Sound Of The Colour Of The Sun’ by SIANspheric. To me it sounds like early SIANspheric with some FSA (Flying Saucer Attack) mixed in for good measure. Defintely a great listening experience while pining for new SWD! 😉 Dream well Swervies! SD

Date: Thu Mar 28 18:42:40 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chill
Comment: LOL… how does that go? Can’t please all the people all the time? Yer entitled to your opinion… I guess 🙂 The other guilty pleasure I didn’t post was Steely Dan’s “Gaucho”. Thought that anything that smells like Blue Cheer might be in better taste. Ah well… showing my age here…

Date: Thu Mar 28 17:22:54 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Mogwai are coming! Mogwai are coming!

Date: Thu Mar 28 16:25:45 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Dan’l, I’m afraid I’m gonna have to disagree with you there. I like Fu Manchu just fine, but Blue Cheer have been my personal rock messiahs since I was a small child. -E

Date: Thu Mar 28 11:47:10 2002
Name:  
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Date: Thu Mar 28 09:02:59 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Not so guilty pleasure of the week – Fu Manchu, “King of the Road”. Like Blue Cheer, but better.

Date: Thu Mar 28 00:56:03 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Random Visitor from Seatle, you were right about S – Sadstyle…that is some seriously brilliant and haunting music. I love it. Gracias, Z.

Date: Wed Mar 27 20:57:35 2002
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Date: Wed Mar 27 19:58:21 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: hairy haw-thanks for the tuning notes.

Date: Wed Mar 27 19:57:53 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: N.Y.Shitty!
Comment: Erik, Catapult records should hook you up if you write them! 5 bucks, I think!

Date: Wed Mar 27 19:51:45 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: chizzy-shes not yet a woman

Date: Wed Mar 27 18:51:21 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Can
Comment: serene pleasure of speed…………

Date: Wed Mar 27 18:38:28 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country:  
Comment: yea they dont make music like that anymore.

Date: Wed Mar 27 18:15:36 2002
Name:  
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Date: Wed Mar 27 08:29:06 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: pube-deep in britney spears’ bunghole
Comment: heh heh… Erik- royboy ordered one, perhaps he will enlighten us all… Earth to royboy, come in royboy…put down the bong and Gundam models and tell Erik the deal!

Date: Wed Mar 27 06:15:11 2002
Name: The Haw Haw Haw
City/State/Country: Glasglasgow
Comment: Interesting. I would quite like to get a hold of that. How to go about that is another question entirely, but it would be nice to hear it. Ricky-right with you on ‘Nowhere’. Seagull is the song that started me off down the road to Sonicsville in the first place. Well, it was Drive blind now I think about it but Seagull sealed my fate. Those vocals, the train crash guitars. mmmmmm……..

Date: Wed Mar 27 05:31:40 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: apparently Dark Star made 1 more studio album. but left EMI under a cloud & split. Silly really, why is it always the really good bands split & the shit carries on for another 20 years. HMmmm

Date: Wed Mar 27 01:34:38 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: god bless the silly sod who decided to fill my work today with toxic fumes!!! The day off, and full pay!!! Ya jus’ gotta love it!!! Hey the new tabs are awesome!!! I just keep breaking guitar strings trying to get those funky alternate tunings!!! But all the same THANKS!!! Anyone got any leads on Duress??? Have a good easter all!!

Date: Wed Mar 27 01:15:59 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Hey, you all have probably been over this a dozen times already, but is there anyway to order “Everyday, Rock and Roll Saves My Life” in the U.S.? I tried all the usual links and haven’t been able to find it. -E

Date: Tue Mar 26 22:55:11 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: mental state
Comment: Ricky! Aye! yes, Swervedriver=best band! as well as Ride “nowhere” They just don’t make ’em like either of those anymore!

Date: Tue Mar 26 20:50:20 2002
Name: ride
City/State/Country: nowhere
Comment: great album -Ricky

Date: Tue Mar 26 13:40:19 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: “one time leader of swervedriver”…..say it ain’t so!!

Date: Tue Mar 26 12:05:27 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: I have finally decided. SWERVEDRIVER is and will always be the best band in the world.

Date: Tue Mar 26 11:16:37 2002
Name: The Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I was unfortunate enough not to see ’em but me flatmate went and said they were class. Twenty twenty sound is an awesome album….

Date: Tue Mar 26 10:59:51 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: Dark Star were FU***** great band. Saw em at ULU in 2000. Best gig this Century so Far…

Date: Tue Mar 26 08:39:52 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Gah!! London!! I’d rather be reading about Adam doing a “surprise Swervedriver show in King Tuts’ Glasgow supported by a specially reformed Dark Star”. Sorry ’bout that! Was gettin a bit carried away there. Adam, I’ll happily settle for even an acoustic gig north of the border…. You “one time leader of Swerve” you!

Date: Tue Mar 26 01:47:30 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: what does “one time leader of swervedriver” mean anyway??

Date: Mon Mar 25 21:58:21 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: Disneyland north
Comment: Did anyone notice the new entry in the “news” section? It features an apperance date in Denmark for “one time leader of Swervedriver” Adam Franklin………sob.

Date: Mon Mar 25 16:58:49 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: I’m a green tea man myself.

Date: Mon Mar 25 14:29:47 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: up to my bunghole in work
Comment: Hairy- coffee in the morning, tea at night unless I’m drinkin’. (actually, now that I think about it, I never drink tea anymore!) :p

Date: Mon Mar 25 13:35:12 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: what’s better though? Coffee or Tea?

Date: Mon Mar 25 08:52:51 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: hair o the dog
Comment: wannup, y’all- hope evry little things ok for you swervinators…happy B-day royboy! fuck, i spilled me coffee…

Date: Mon Mar 25 00:02:44 2002
Name: rICKY
City/State/Country: cANADA
Comment: HIT THE GROUND.

Date: Mon Mar 25 00:00:17 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Still ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ummmm where the F#%^ is swervedriver? hope everyone is aight.

Date: Sun Mar 24 20:53:07 2002
Name: Ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Speaking of Oscars… In November I was fortunate enough to get to make a Video of Sir Adam Franklin’s acoustic show at The Black Cat in DC which was prolonged by multiple computer crashes and bad luck. But I finally got the finished version to Brad in Canada who runs Toshackhighway.com and hopefully in the next month if any of you were unable to attend any of Adam’s recent acoustic shows you can virtually go to one now and for those who did get to see him you can revisit. And I’d like to dedicate my pretend Oscar to Adam Franklin whose music I cherish and bla bla bla. Thank You Academy…

Date: Sun Mar 24 20:40:42 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Damn! Jello Biafra was just in the intro for the Oscars. THats pretty weird.

Date: Sun Mar 24 11:02:26 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: hi all! i have some great sounds for you all from david torn (guitarist,soundscapes,loops,etc.) he does a lot of sountracks for films, you might have heard him before. check out his performance on KCRW radio at: http://www.kcrw.org/cgi-bin/db/kcrw.pl?show_code=mb&air_date=3/11/02&tmplt_type=show

Date: Sun Mar 24 02:44:12 2002
Name: ghostie
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Kik, Billy and the Champers… Moose… what are you talking about girl? Crazy Aussie.

Date: Sat Mar 23 12:01:51 2002
Name:  
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Date: Sat Mar 23 04:51:45 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stopem (derived from Stockton, Newcs Australia)
Comment: What do we speculate would an alleged last ever album from swerve be titled and what would it contain? Shouldn’t we, as long dedicated fans be now putting back in = that is to say offering ideas to the cause and not just raving on in some try hard, hang-er-on-er manner? “KICK START”(album title) with mixture of originals and “specially” selected renditions of covers. Beginning the album with either THE VAPOURS “Turning Japanes” or THE CHURCH’s classic “Unguarded Moment” AMEN. PS feel free to donate titles of songs, riffs and poetry/lyrics etc hereafter… snail

Date: Sat Mar 23 04:19:28 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country: the town where i was born…
Comment: and not much has changed since then! Have moved successfully and all SWD CDs have been accounted for and back on line. it’s been 3 weeks and i’ve still got that dislocated feeling you get when the sun doesn’t set over the ocean anymore but sinks over dem hills. The problem with Newcs is that literally there is just no place to go on a saturday nite so its just us, the billy and the champers getting plastered like we did when we were 19, but with a much bigger CD collection now. keep humming along swervies. i could really do with some good news like oh, er, a SWD tour? must dash to my turn at the moose game….could do with that hat about now chizzy cause i keep losing each round :-)))

Date: Sat Mar 23 03:34:00 2002
Name: Jerry
City/State/Country: OK
Comment: Read a note on the Sianspheric web site about a split Toshack Highway/Sianspheric CD in the works for late summer from Sonic Unyon Records. As if you didn’t already need a reason to listen to Sianspheric.

Date: Fri Mar 22 20:24:52 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: E-bay
Comment: Mike, so basicly, we’ll all be fighting over it now, huh?

Date: Fri Mar 22 15:08:28 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: I just realized I haven’t listened to Mezcal Head in 3 days. Is this anything like quitting smoking?

Date: Fri Mar 22 14:03:57 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: i just saw (for the 1st time) the “guitar effects” shirt for the raise tour on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=853350113

Date: Fri Mar 22 13:53:42 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: disneyland north!
Comment: See, this is kind of the reaction I was hoping to see! People making plans to perhaps travel to see a few shows or catch that potential “last show” with a friend or something. I know If I hear anyhting else, I’ll keep you posted, but if they tour this summer, I’m definately planning to make my rounds as well….cheers everyone!

Date: Fri Mar 22 08:52:22 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Hurrah! We’ve got a message board at our bands web site www.terradiablo.com so feel free to post anything you like on it. It’d be good to add some Swervites names to it!! Can tell I’m gonna be spending the weekend wondering if these rumours are true about the mighty driver getting back together. Suppose Adam or Jez will clarify things eventualy. Have a good one folks!!!

Date: Fri Mar 22 07:36:52 2002
Name: Guy H
City/State/Country: london
Comment: hi folks was watching “state of independants” on uk play. alan mc gee was being interviewed about the rise and subsequent fall of creation. he said that they had a good load of “heavy” bands and said that swerevdriver were “probably the most underrated creation band” . still dropped them though!….

Date: Fri Mar 22 02:00:05 2002
Name:  
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Date: Thu Mar 21 23:17:05 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: Austin, TX
Comment: Erik, you know I will have to fly out there so we could catch the last chance to see the swervies together. Will have to se all there east coast dates.

Date: Thu Mar 21 23:14:12 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Royboy, yeah Spiritualized and BRMC are coming through my neck of the woods too. I’m so there. As for the Bolan/SWD connection, I think “Chateau in Va. Waters” is brilliant mainly for the turn around in the middle of the verse, where they kind kind of linger on that A chord for a little bit. To me, that sounds amazing, (and I get a kick out of hearing them sing a song about my home state). Also, when seeking a Bolan influence in Swervedriver, I think one of the most clear cut examples is the slow version of “Harry and Maggie” (aka “93 Million Miles and Counting”). That song, at that speed, sounds very T-rex-ish to me, and it rocks. And as for a final Swervedriver tour, if this is true, I’m just happy to know that I’ll be able to see them one last time and say goodbye. I hope everyone is well. Have good weekends, Swervies. Never lose that feeling. -E

Date: Thu Mar 21 18:47:01 2002
Name:  
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Date: Thu Mar 21 16:05:46 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: BBQ Roast Beef! Lord have mercy on you. Z

Date: Thu Mar 21 14:43:25 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Let me get this straight…….swervedriver havent split up? lol I always thought that they had! LOLOLOLOL! –Dave

Date: Thu Mar 21 14:37:43 2002
Name: Rrrrrrrril
City/State/Country: Huy/Belgium
Comment: Hey Bertrand would you please stop hanging on this site instead of sending me this damn’ part of chess we’re supposed to do ? See ya

Date: Thu Mar 21 13:17:04 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: eatin something that will give me diarrhea…
Comment: BRMC? me wanna go. Rochester? that place is a shithole. (not like our glorious Buffalo…) What was the deal with your “fruity” computer? Oh, BTW , it’s barbecued roast beef. Ugh, I can feel the rumblings already.

Date: Thu Mar 21 13:02:28 2002
Name: Jim
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Brian…I would love to get that video. thoxa@yahoo.com Peace

Date: Thu Mar 21 12:56:51 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I would LOVE to see them again, but I reckon I’d be seeing ’em for as many dates as I could if it WAS the last tour. It would be a bloody shame if they did split up but understandable I suppose. The thought of it has been at the back of my mind for a while so its a bit wierd to find it finally being raised.

Date: Thu Mar 21 10:57:38 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: smoking salmon with the game warden
Comment: chizzot!!! the mac is alive and well!!! Did you hear about the Spiritualized/BRMC show in Rah-Cha-Cha??? Not sure of the date, but we should look into it. Anyway…Any thoughts, comments on the Swervies cover of “Chateau in Va. Waters” by the afore mentioned TREX? And /or all of the Bolan-esque comparisons to Ejector Seat (which I never really understood at all)…

Date: Thu Mar 21 08:22:56 2002
Name: the phone company
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: brian! i would love to get my hands on some swd video.. tapehiss5000@yahoo.com – and we’ll figure something out. thanks.

Date: Thu Mar 21 05:18:36 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Brian – Im with you there!!

Date: Thu Mar 21 03:18:06 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: If Swervedriver did a tour I would definatley have to go and see a show, because I’ve never seen the swervies live. This is one thing I cant afford to miss out on… –Dave

Date: Thu Mar 21 01:41:54 2002
Name: GarlicSoul
City/State/Country: there
Comment: Hey, I’ve been wanting some Swervedriver video! I was trying to get that Rude Awakening comp from someone here, about a year ago…but then they disappeared. If you can trade me some Swerve video, drop me a line at GarlicSoul@freakscene.net so we can try to work something out. Thanks, Shawnte

Date: Thu Mar 21 01:12:40 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: if they tour again i would go to every gig i could

Date: Thu Mar 21 01:09:02 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: “sail away over waves of electric ocean” ~the essence that is live swervedriver

Date: Wed Mar 20 23:49:04 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Like everything, I guess, Swervedriver must eventually come to an end. All we can do is grow pitifully old, reminiscing about the “good ole days”– aahhh… I would rather remember them as I know, than have them put out an album trying to make their last attempt at “success”. As far as I’m concerned they are the most successful band I’ve ever known. NO other band has ever captivated me so, nor entrapped me in a never-ending, never-tiring state of bliss and wonderment. How they do it— who knows, but they have some sort of magic. Just one more tour is all I ask. I don’t need another album (I would like one, but don’t NEED one). I have, on many ocassion, found myself with “Raise” being the only cassette in my truck for MONTHS. I never took it out of my player. I would start my truck in the morning to it and end my day with it. Is that out of control?? Does anyone else do that?? It’s not that I’m obsessed with them, it’s just comfortable that way. Anyway, who wants to really see them be popular. Isn’t that kind of the allure that they are OUR band. I would hate to see the corporate world suck them in. I would hate to ever have to hate them for something that someone else did to them. SORRY for rambling… By the way, I have videos that I am willing to copy for anyone who wants them. All I ask is shipping and handling along with the price of the blank cassettes. It is the least I can do to keep the art alive. Let me know if any are interested. –B

Date: Wed Mar 20 23:06:31 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: as I said….unconfirmed.
Comment: Basicly, I’m just saying that we should be keeping in the back of our heads! There’s definately tales on the message board about people missing shows for whatever reason…..so I’m just putting up the warning flag. I really cant rat out who told me, but he’s close to them and said that it would mainly be Adam’s decision, I totally agree that we should hear it from the band, but I’m letting everyone know what I’ve heard because no one should miss their last show rolling through their town, then hear a couple weeks later, from the band, that they’re done…..right? Last thing I want to do is upset……just don’t miss any show’s this summer/fall for jobs, girlfriends, 55gallon drums of tequila….etc

Date: Wed Mar 20 19:13:13 2002
Name: Randon Visitor
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: May the notion keep festering! (all pun intended)

Date: Wed Mar 20 17:54:26 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: I concur with the Dan From Bradford, and second the motion to have the band speak for themselves…

Date: Wed Mar 20 16:26:21 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: Los Angeles
Comment: Fester, that was classic! 😉 Z.

Date: Wed Mar 20 13:57:26 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Damn! An OLM shit-kicking and it looks like I just missed it. Up here we have Canadian Content laws that serve bands like OLM a little too well…Just think, we get to hear them on the radio – alot. And they wonder why there’s fighting in hockey. Here’s my my POV on the “last” swervie: If it hasn’t happend yet, it will likely not happen. However, should it happen (and believe you me, I’ve go my fingers crossed to the point of exhaustion) then I would expect them to make it their best. Going out with a bang and all that. BUT, if it is their best, than what will likely happen is that it’ll catch fire, blow up, and save the musical universe from itself. Sorta like the Beatles, but with a lot more wah-wah. Then, Jez will go on MTV and say something like, “Jesus saved the Swervies”, where by, the bible belt will get really pissed, and attack the MTV studios. As the fires of holy retribution eat away at all those Britney Spears videos, the swervies will find themselves trapped. Suddenly, Billy Corgan will appear at the studio’s secret back door! “We’ve been expecting you”, he says and quickly ushers the swervies into an escape limo. From there, the swerves go back to the peaceful underground, having made a lasting impression on generations to come…..This is all speculation of course, but if there ever was a band that was due, it’s the boys…-F;)

Date: Wed Mar 20 13:16:11 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: mmmm, I would wait to hear something from the band themselves

Date: Wed Mar 20 06:56:13 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Officially unconfirmed but still enough to make me choke on my cornflakes. This is seriously not good………

Date: Wed Mar 20 05:02:40 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Staying away from those pesky olp’s
Comment: Wow, is it really that bad, bloody hell! The friend only mentioned it as an album they’d bought on holiday! Oh well…Whats this about an album or tour. All I can say is the’d better do more than 2 gigs in England- Jesus.

Date: Wed Mar 20 03:12:41 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Valentine…spill the beans, bro! Where’d you hear the news??????? Oh man, I hope this isn’t BS. Is the new album expected this summer? gracias, Z.

Date: Wed Mar 20 00:18:14 2002
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Date: Tue Mar 19 23:24:13 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: Swervedriver getting off their asses!
Comment: Oh! P.S…….A reliable source has informed me that If we get another album from the boys, it will be the last, along with a subsequent tour….so basicly(as if you didn’t allready know this) If they come your way this summer, attend the show as if it would be your last…….sorry for the bad news (admittedly, OFFICIALLY unconfirmed) but just giving fellow fans the “heads up”

Date: Tue Mar 19 23:18:54 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: Our Lady CHEESE
Comment: I think Majority rules here, seb. Trust us, you havn’t ever heard of them for a reason! They’re not good enough to hear about them underground, but yet aren’t different enough to “make it big” as they say in that “Biz” ( guess they need more flashing lights, lasers and MTV coverage)

Date: Tue Mar 19 22:40:17 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Sorry, that was a joke. Our Lady “Peace” is one of those bands that I tease my Canadian friend Andre about.

Date: Tue Mar 19 22:39:15 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: I’ve met those Drunk Horse fools before. They’re pretty aiiiiight. As for Our Lady Piece, all I’ve got to say is, WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE??!!!!?

Date: Tue Mar 19 22:34:39 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: mars
Comment: Yeah, OLP=crap. Check out “drunk horse”…imagine fu manchu mixed with lynrd skynrd. I know what you are all thinking…chizzy’s finally lost ‘is gourd, but trust me. It’s good drinkin’ tunes. ( now, I wouldn’t have to listening to bands with names like drunk horse if los swervies would get off their arses….)

Date: Tue Mar 19 21:57:35 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: our lady piece of shit! sorry-i usually dont knock bands. hes got the anoying billy pumpkin thing down good though. 🙂

Date: Tue Mar 19 19:02:27 2002
Name: Random Visitor
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: Nice… moved out from Chicago, a frequent stop on the magic Swerving bus. I found out about Adam’s E.M.P. show here the FUCKING DAY AFTER!! bleh- Say, have you heard the local project, “S” album was called Sadstyle? Fucking brilliant. My initial reaction was something to the effect of: “God damn this is the best fucking (new)recording I have heard in at least a year at best. As if Slowdive merged w/ Bjork… with hints of much more… PHONE-COMPANY: I think that was an understatement. Anytime I hear the words “Our Lady Peace” my mind IMMEDIATELY goes to one of 2 thoughts: 1. QUICK!!!! We need to have an intervention! Exorcise this demon now! 2. Where’s that chro-bar???

Date: Tue Mar 19 16:08:07 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Im just wondering, has anyone tried out my tabs? And….if they have….Whats your opinions? Good? Shite? Laughable? Spot On? Junk? etc etc etc………–Dave

Date: Tue Mar 19 15:56:37 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: la
Comment: Seb, OLP absolutely suck. Save your time/money. later, Z.

Date: Tue Mar 19 09:06:39 2002
Name: Haw again
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Sorry Dave- I shoulda looked at the bottom of your tabs!!! I’m having a thick day today……….

Date: Tue Mar 19 09:03:27 2002
Name: The Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Alright people, Art checka your mail. I’ve sent on that list of tunings for the tabs page. Everybody else that plays-guitar if you don’t already know these tunings boy, are you gonna have fun deciphering the songs!! It’s almost like learning to play guitar all over again. Dave-if you’ve not got these, give us a shout at roraldo75@hotmail.com and I’ll pass them on as I carn’t remember your e-mail addrress mucker. Laters….

Date: Tue Mar 19 08:27:10 2002
Name: the phone company
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: seb, re: our lady peace – stay away. stay very far away. you’re welcome in advance.

Date: Tue Mar 19 07:44:48 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Just out of interest, has anyone heard The Ides of Space album yet. I heard it at a mates house and came to the conclusion that shoegazing is on its way back!!! Recomend it to everyone on this site!!!

Date: Tue Mar 19 07:14:33 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: Has anyone heard of ‘ Our Lady Peace’ anyone knows what they sound like?

Date: Tue Mar 19 00:49:51 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: NewYorkShitty(AKA:Disneyland north)
Comment: Johnny- Hell yeah “the Hitcher” and I would have never had admitted it myself BEFORE hearing it, but the version on the Toshack Highway EP is nice too, it’s much more acoustic and frankly, sad. I never paid much attention to the lyrics on the “Satansville” version, but the demo version really brings home the message, you know? Adam Played here a couple of months ago at the “Fez under time” cafe, to about 20 or 25 people tops! What the hells wrong with people…….mabie fuckin BUSH was playing (with themselves) that evening somewhere where there were lasers, flashing lights and video screens!

Date: Mon Mar 18 20:16:08 2002
Name: James
City/State/Country: Seatle, WA
Comment: Random Visitor- Not sure how long you’ve lived in Seattle, but there are actually quite a few Swervie fans in town. If they ever play another Seattle show you’ll find out. I’ve seen SWD 5 times in Seattle (last shows being 2 in 98′ on the 99th Dream tour) and its been packed out every time..

Date: Mon Mar 18 20:07:47 2002
Name: ghostie
City/State/Country: subscribe
Comment: ALso I don’t know if you guys saw the newest issue of Magnet magazine but RIDE is on the cover with the headline “The History of Shoegazing” it’s a huge and very informative article. Team Swervie is mentioned quite a few times. Its got interviews with all the major players. And it does say again and again there will never be another MBV album except for a retrospective put out by Sony with possibly 4 never before heard songs. Ok. Bye.

Date: Mon Mar 18 20:01:27 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: elvis
Comment: Hey Erik I saw Skywave a few weeks ago. They were loud. But enjoyable. a band called Audio Explorations opened. THey were excellent.

Date: Mon Mar 18 18:05:02 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicag oh my head
Comment: As retribution for not puking at all over the weekend, my brain has decided it wants out of my skull, and refuses to do any of the things my boss told me to do today. ohhhh…

Date: Mon Mar 18 16:11:38 2002
Name: Jesus
City/State/Country: The Velvet Underground
Comment: This was a gentle, pleading-for-redemption song in the hands of the song’s original composers…and then the Swervies did it for a VU covers album….and then they did it live at the Rock Garden in Dublin with Adi Vines and Danny on bass and drums and it was total WAR!! Ten minutes and mad….whew!! Jesus ama los Swervies..

Date: Mon Mar 18 15:54:59 2002
Name: Random Visitor
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Back in the wrong time again….

Date: Mon Mar 18 15:53:55 2002
Name: Random Visitor
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: Wow… there’s someone in here from Seattle… Have yet to find a single person in this bloody town that has heard of Swervedriver and LIKES them (though I don’t understand how one could hear and not adore…)

Date: Sun Mar 17 23:39:01 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Hey folks. Adi was mentioned on a Bush album? Hmmm, that may be the only redeeming quality to a Bush record, ever. Hope everyone’s St. Patrick’s day was good. Mine was great though Pittsburgh was mighty cold. I don’t know how all you Northerners do it. Keep me in the toasty South, please. John, yes I have heard of Low Sunday. They’re friends with my friends, Skywave, who is another amazing band that everyone here should check out, (I’m sure most of you regulars are sick of me plugging them by now). But anyway, yes Low Sunday is great. Steve, I hope you’re enjoying yourself down there at SXSW. Did you call the house the other night and drunkenly scream, “You Pussy-bitches” into the answering machine then hang up? Who else could it have been? We all got a kick out of it. I hope all is well for you in Tejas. Andre’s wedding will be an amazing time for sure. -E

Date: Sun Mar 17 06:34:24 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: Adi Vines is thanked in the credits of the last ‘Bush’ album. Though god knows why….

Date: Sun Mar 17 01:17:31 2002
Name: John
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: I saw on My Vitriol’s site they are on a short US tour supporting the upcoming US release of Finelines. I was bummed there won’t be a Seattle show though… Anyone else here checked out the band Lowsunday? I got their album “Elesgiem” recently after seeing a review comparing them to Catherine Wheel, My Bloody Valentine, Ride and other “shoegazer” bands. They’ve got the big, layered guitar sound, but I’d say they sound closer to the Jesus & Mary Chain and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club than some of the other bands to which they were getting compared. Still, not bad at all for a band out of Pittsburgh, and if you’re looking for a fix of heavily layered guitars, it’s worth picking up….

Date: Sat Mar 16 21:49:23 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: Austin, TX
Comment: Hola all, its SXSW weekend got to see My Vitiol last night good stuff. This band Oceansize from Manchester opened, They were really good, Ride/MBV type of thing. Thewy are currently undsigned so I am not sure if they havent goods out. Well I am gonna go back down to the festivities. Hope everyone is doing well. Erik, let me know when y’all will be in the neighborhood again. I was planning on heading out for Dre’s wedding this fall so I’ll see you then for sure. Later all nigel

Date: Fri Mar 15 19:32:26 2002
Name: steely
City/State/Country: deepest darkest devon
Comment: wot happened to adi vines??went to the chippy for me in goole 1984,havn`t seen him since,i`m bloody starving now.can anyone help.

Date: Fri Mar 15 17:01:08 2002
Name: Bryan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: What’s the difference between an Irish Wedding, and an Irish Funeral??? One less Drunk!!! Cheers-mate

Date: Fri Mar 15 16:52:02 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Dan’l, I was in Chicago last year for St. Patrick’s day. You guys definitely do that holiday like it should be done. This year I’m going to be in Pittsburgh playing the Castle City Riot. Thanks for passing a Phil Lynott quote to us. I truly appreciated that one. Everyone, take care, wear green, and drink lots. -E

Date: Fri Mar 15 14:10:23 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I’m a 5th Irish…….

Date: Fri Mar 15 13:52:01 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: Preparing to get snockered
Comment: Hey, since st. patty’s is almost here, how’s aboot some good-natured Irish jokes? Tell me if I’m outta line…”what’s the definition of an Irish open marriage?……….When the husband lets his friends come home to beat his wife!” OK, I’m done. Sorry if I’ve offended, but I’m feelin’ kinda saucy, being a Friday-n-all. Cheers!

Date: Fri Mar 15 13:06:28 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chill
Comment: LOL, Fester… I like to hold my tokes for the whole measure! royboy – thank you very much for the tip… That’s so hot, man… from 1971 to 199? to now… and it seems my bud had put Electric Warrior to minidisc for me, and I plumb fergot I had it. No bartering required! Betrand – it’s OK, man – happens to the best of us. If I’m not all uptight from my dumbass corporate job at the end of the day, several SWD tracks still give me the willies/chills/whatever. St. Pat’s is upon us – for those of you who care, I’m a mick – so drink up! Or in the words of Phil Lynott, “Hey ladies! How many of you out there have a little Irish in you?… Yeah? Well, how would you like a little more Irish in you?”

Date: Fri Mar 15 10:58:39 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: talking out me ass
Comment: Sorry, the song I was thinking of was “land o the lost”… they didn’t play that…What other song is that noise in? Dunno, maybe they played it in soundcheck… Damn I need a beer.

Date: Fri Mar 15 10:53:31 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Fester: ha ha, glad you found a song with your name in the title! What a beautiful Friday in Toronto, seems like a day better spent outside than in front of a computer! C’est la vie! The weekend is here though! Drinking awaits I am sure, perfect Swerve listening weather.

Date: Fri Mar 15 10:52:02 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: counting down to drunkeness…
Comment: My fave sound? How about that “chugging train”-type sound on cars converge? When we played with the lads, they played that song and Adam did that noise by shaking the whammy bar w/ dist+echo on… classic.

Date: Fri Mar 15 07:53:04 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: Would you mind if I start a Swerve site in french? I’m not that great in making those things but I can manage to present it kind of well for eventual french speakers loving them as I do. Or maybe this one in french if Art’s ok to make the whole thing with a very little link of that kind:” If ya want to see this in french, just click here”. I could translate.

Date: Fri Mar 15 07:03:34 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: One more thing, At the first listen of 99th dream, I heard track #3 (“She weaves…” but didn’t know at that moment), I had to put it away not to cry or not to throw myself by the window, I was overwhelmed by so much beauty and couldn’t hold it, just pushed stop. What a strange moment.

Date: Fri Mar 15 06:59:01 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège/Belgium
Comment: Remember that spring 1998 when 99th dream was supposed to be released in Europe around the 20th of february. It was finally on store around three months later. Every week, I was going to the store asking if it wasn’t released yet. Quite a boring teenager (16) I was to annoy so much the poor sellers. Ohhh, and, it is quite an official noise, but the mix between rock’n’roll instruments and jazzy surfy saxophone in “never lose…” is the best mix with kind of different instruments I’ve ever heard.

Date: Fri Mar 15 04:41:28 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I know this is a different band but I noticed that on one of the Flaming Lips songs on Soft Bulletin you can here someones watch go off and do an on the hour bleep bleep thing. Also noticed a plentifull use of castanettes in both Mezcal Head and 99th dream. There seems to be a mexican type theme running through alot of Swervie stuff. Anyone know why?

Date: Thu Mar 14 20:17:28 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Holding de Big Smoke
Comment: Beat tokes as in toking along to the beat! Hot boxing in the Jag he is! #99 = ice cream. est: Favorite ToD title = giants vs. a festering world. Audio Galaxy is my my new best friend…

Date: Thu Mar 14 18:01:00 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: chi
Comment: “beat tokes”? as in “hold de smoke”? elaborate pleeze! I’ll prolly catch flames for this one, but has anyone noticed Wrong Treats has a sound similar to a rapidly skipping CD player, very prominent around 2:15 – 2:20? And NO, my CD isn’t scratched. Neither is my vinyl copy, and it’s on there too. “Remember, we all get to hang our stockings tomorrow night!” What IS a #99?

Date: Thu Mar 14 15:58:38 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Good thing I friends from the UK, or I wouldn’t know what a “Carry On” movie was or a “# 99”. Or the intricacies of why swervie might be frustrated with the Fulham Cup. LOL! While were on the subject of ear candy, anybody also catch the beat tokes in Jaguar “E”? And I know I have brought this up before, but a just a little reminder on the cow bells at the end of satansville: they’re a sample from the movie Duel – (which is, of course, the same movie that the single Duel is supposedly based on). The Movie Guru has spoken! Cell door slamming in Satansville? Thanks for that little easter egg. Never caught it before, but I’ll listen for it. est-Caught a little Trail of Dead. Any band that is a fan of Bladerunner I’m a fan of, and “Relative Ways” is hitting me nice. Chizzy-Thanks for the invite, it would be fun to go, but anti-social bastard could apply to me as well. When talking to the swerves myself, the impression I got is that they were happy with 99th Dream. Jez was a big fan of “She Weaves, Wrong Treats, and These Times”. For me, 99th rocks as equally as the rest. Yes, it’s not as crazy complicated as Raise, but that’s the beauty of it. The subtle thing about 99th is the latin vibe that comes out in places. Very cool. Where the hell is Jez?:) He’s about due for an appearance.;)

Date: Thu Mar 14 13:57:43 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chill
Comment: Then you have the sound of a jail cell door slamming on Satansville as well. And the triangle in Duress… total ear candy. (as if the guitars weren’t enough!)

Date: Thu Mar 14 13:53:20 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: People in London beware..a coach load of us northerners are coming down for the Brazil gig this coming Saturday…if anyone is interested its at a place called orange club or bar or something in Kensington

Date: Thu Mar 14 13:36:04 2002
Name: Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: If we’re getting on to noises in the background of songs, how about the clinking glass on ‘Satansville’? Or the Motorbike? I’ve taken this too far….

Date: Thu Mar 14 13:33:19 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: busy thinking about which of my friends has electric warrior
Comment: I gotta call Steve… he’ll have it. OK, how about the little Japanese car horn in Expressway? …And what were we saying about rock critics earlier? ALL music is subjective – the mood of the listener will prevail.

Date: Thu Mar 14 13:08:34 2002
Name: The Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: The record I mean.

Date: Thu Mar 14 13:07:55 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: same place
Comment: Heh, I remember goin’ through a phase of having to have stuff on vinyl only. Obviously 99th is not the sort of record most shops carry in a CD dominated world, so I was a bit screwed. But, my girlfriend presented me with a copy a couple of days later that she’d ordered specially!! Ain’t love grand! Straight back to the flat, slapped it on the turntable and lapped it up……

Date: Thu Mar 14 08:06:42 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Yup, no doubt about it that Raise and Mezcal Head are unbeatable. I’ll never forget when 99th dream came out though. I was woking in a certain music shop in Glasgow and ran up to HMV to buy it the day it came out. Got it back to the shop and flung it through a 1K PA rig in the PA Dept. When that surfy guitar started and the first song kicked in I dont think I’ve smiled such a big bastardin smile in my life. Here endeth my tale…..

Date: Thu Mar 14 00:26:48 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Wed Mar 13 18:49:42 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: hello to all! dave-ive messed around with some of your tabs, and i think your site is cool, a great idea. swervedriver’s guitar work is so unique to me(tunings). ive been playing for 14 years and feel i know my way around a guitar-but i only use dropped d as an alternate tuning to standard. so as a result, i find it difficult to jam out to the swervies knowing that im playing a half baked version. if i “laze it up” before i play i get a total baked version. lol-sorry 🙂 anywho art has a tab of girl on a motorbike, along with rave down and duel that is alternate tuning. i wouldnt come out of my house for months if there was ever a swervedriver guitar tab book sold at music stores. rock on dudes!

Date: Wed Mar 13 15:19:57 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: la
Comment: Gracias, Dave. Z.

Date: Wed Mar 13 14:40:45 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Hey Dudes, I have no idea how the hell this going to go down with you lot here, but has anyone listend to Vex Red? They are fans of the effects pedals and multilayered geetars. I think they are a good band considering I pretty much hate “modern” music. I like the old school heavy metal, grunge, and the brilliant swervedriver. But for some reason Vex Red have stood out. Give Vex Red – Can’t Smile a listen, its a pretty neat tune……. Cya later —Dave

Date: Wed Mar 13 14:32:39 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hiya Haw: I really like My Vitriol. I think you should give them a listen. As for the SWD albums, 99th is definitely my least fave. It’s tough to choose between Raise and Mezcal, though. I really dig ESR too, and if anyone here hasn’t listened, definitely pick this up. cheers, Zach.

Date: Wed Mar 13 14:09:02 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: If Carolina’s cold, then you really don’t wanna be in Glasgow, mate!! Erik, I read that as a quote somewhere on one of the interviews archived on this site. At least I think i did!

Date: Wed Mar 13 13:45:57 2002
Name: Guy H
City/State/Country: Muswell Hill London
Comment: evening folks. just got back from a relaxing and cultural visit of amsterdam….. and i remembered out there a great review from (funnily enough)nme about a gig that swerevdriver did out there. if i remember rightly (and the brain is a little frazzled at the mo) there was an organised coach out there for fans and a hostel that had been booked next door to the venue for people to stay in. wot a top idea! i remember the reviewer interviewing jimmy (holding massive skunk spliff)afterwards reflecting on the gig. he called it a “solid arsenal like performance”.

Date: Wed Mar 13 13:37:56 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC (right now)
Comment: On the night when I met Jez in Washington DC, I spoke to him about particular tracks that he thought of as hits or misses. He said his absolute fave was “Bubbling Up” off ESR, and his least favorite was “You Find it Everywhere” off MH. I told him that there wasn’t a single song by the band that I disliked. Hairy, did Adam really say that 99th was his least favorite? That’s strange because to me it always seemed he was pretty proud of that album. Perhaps all the redtape surrounding it’s release left some bitter memories for him. It’s mighty cold in Carolina today. -Erik

Date: Wed Mar 13 13:00:52 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Being an ex-bass player meself, I admire a man who likes his low frequencies!!

Date: Wed Mar 13 13:00:48 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: err..yes dave bradford i have seen this.How has this fact been confirmed?Until I hear it from the horses mouth I will still stick with my original opinion.Oh and Dave …remember the ‘Mountain Song’ debate

Date: Wed Mar 13 12:46:18 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Raise is the best for sure as it has EVERYTHING I need in EVERY way. Then, ESR seems to be more like an old time classic. Mezcal is sometimes a little slow when you need some “punch” but every song is near perfection. And then 99thdream, just need to skip to track #5 and then it’s excellent. On the four first, the voice goes (too much) down into treble and it tends sometimes to be exagerated. This is just my opinion of course. Raise is full of bass sounds and I prefer this.

Date: Wed Mar 13 12:13:29 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: typing with his wang
Comment: sorry bout the typo, EST>>>

Date: Wed Mar 13 12:12:24 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: f*cking a sheep with its head caught in a fence
Comment: I think raise is king, but 99th is queen. “in my time was much cooler when it was just a 4-track version on that 7” w/ why say yeah. (topper tune, BTW) esp- trail of dead? never heard ’em. (i’ve had my head up my ass as far as new music goes…)

Date: Wed Mar 13 11:46:30 2002
Name: dave
City/State/Country: bradford…ho hum
Comment: hairy haw! i’ve had so much piss taken out of me for reckoning that was a scratch on ‘director’s cut’!…dan – are you reading this, you swine?! always loved that bit…

Date: Wed Mar 13 11:28:52 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: This is sooo late for the topic, but Chizzy, I saw that RIDE, Slowdive show at RPM and it was amazing! I loved that venue. This Saturday I get to see Trail of Dead, I completely love the new album, can’t wait!

Date: Wed Mar 13 10:12:42 2002
Name: The Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Dunno. Nothing’ll touch the first two, that much is certain. But this is a statement made about loads of bands that make milestones with their first couple of albums and consequently have to spend the rest of their careers producing music that lives up to that standard. As for 99th, the only track I’d say doesn’t quite work out well is ‘in my time’. I may be opening meself up for criticism here tho!! However, ‘Expressway’ & ‘Behind the scenes and sounds…’ are fantastic songs I think. ESR half finished? Never noticed it meself, however considering Creation seemed content to pump all their energy/money into O***S I’d be none too surprised if that possibly did happen. Anyway…….are My Vitriol any good? Not heard any of their stuff but vaguely remember seeing a gig review where the journo called them My(bloody)Vitriol. I think he was tryin to be sarcastic, but only succeeded in arousing my curiosity!

Date: Wed Mar 13 09:54:54 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: 99th is weird, The first 6-7 tracks are like the best album. Then it runs out of steam ( for me anyway). ESR is patchy. Theres some good tunes but it sounds half finished. Mezcal & raise are the most consistent of the four. Just sold my Fender Flame for £450.00. Feel pleased as it had taken some knocks recently. Will be gigging in June. Really looking forward to it. Going to see SEAFOOD on friday, saw them supporting My Vitriol last year, to be honest SEAFOOD were loads better. Must go….gotta pretend to do some work.

Date: Wed Mar 13 06:12:31 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I know it’s not Adam’s favourite album but 99th is ace. ESR is the better album of the two purely for the work of genius that is known as ‘The Other Jesus’. I always liked the scratch on ‘Director’s Cut’ but the guitar solo before it is the standout bit for me. Ammmmaaaaazzziiinnnngg!!!!! Can’t beleive the scratch is off ‘Electric Warrior’. I’ve had that for donkeys! How could I not have noticed…….

Date: Wed Mar 13 04:09:36 2002
Name: Dave The Guitar Tabbin Freak
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Your 100% correct, I was going to buy Ejector Seat Reservation at one point, i still might. I have tons and tons of b-sides and stuff. Ive got a few songs from ESRV and 99th which are pretty neat. Anyway cya later people, and thanks for the nickname “guitar tabbin freak”……Has anyone tried out my tabs? what do they think of them? Cya Later –Dave

Date: Wed Mar 13 00:58:44 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: la
Comment: Mike, do you think they ever will again? Z.

Date: Tue Mar 12 21:44:48 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma,
Comment: dan’l-thats really cool you mention that scratch, ive always wondered about that. dave-you dont know what your missing my friend-you, the guitar tabbin freak, should buy any swervedriver stuff you dont have, or download em’ for pete’s sake. i wish there was more swerve for me to discover, but that wont happen till the boys cut a new album. wait i will….

Date: Tue Mar 12 17:56:40 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chill
Comment: Whoa… cool.

Date: Tue Mar 12 16:44:38 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: fuckinidiotland
Comment: duh duh duh sorry.

Date: Tue Mar 12 16:43:49 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: off for the next two
Comment: Dan’l– That scratch is a sample from the T REX song “Monolith” off of Electric Warrior. And it IS pure fucking genius by the way. Chizzy-the GBV (whyohwhy not MBV) show is @ the Continental on 4/6 w/ Phantom Planet–the kid from the movie Rushmore’s emo-ish band..

Date: Tue Mar 12 16:39:36 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: off for the next two
Comment: Dan’l– That scratch is a sample from the T REX song “Monolith” off of Electric Warrior. And it IS pure fucking genius by the way. Chizzy-the GBV (whyohwhy not MBV) show is @ the Continental on 4/6 w/ Phantom Planet–the kid from the movie Rushmore’s emo-ish band..

Date: Tue Mar 12 15:17:22 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Erm i wouldnt know because im not too familar with Ejector Seat Reservation and 99th Dream……..OLD SCHOOL SWERVIE ME! –Dave

Date: Tue Mar 12 12:48:48 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Have I ever mentioned the pure fucking genius of that one little turntable scratch in the middle of “The Director’s Cut of Your Life”?

Date: Tue Mar 12 10:39:00 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: chizzy, no offense taken at all….the other thing i forgot to mention was the fact that with pollard you get at least 3 albums a year!!!! how cool is that??!!

Date: Tue Mar 12 03:57:10 2002
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: God damn it. I love The Hitcher.

Date: Tue Mar 12 02:04:55 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Y’all, the only thing keeping me going right now at work is Raise. Thank God for Rave Down. cheers and good night,Z.

Date: Mon Mar 11 22:28:15 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: uhhh…
Comment: sam, After reading my response a few beers later, it looks very rude & cocky. Sorry, man. Tried to say one thing, came out another. *buys a round of drinks…*

Date: Mon Mar 11 17:55:03 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: none of yer goddamn business…
Comment: GBV played here in Buffalo last week I think… At “the Legendary Mohawk place” I swear to god that stage is 10′ X 10′ or less… the place holds about 100 people crammed in like sardines. I missed the show on purpose because I’m an antisocial bastard and cannot stand tight crowds, (besides, I don’t think many of their fans wash much around here…) sounds like a good one, sam…

Date: Mon Mar 11 15:55:11 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hi everyone..saw gbv the other night in vancouver….wow, what a rock show!!!!!! besides the swd shows i’ve seen, nobody rocks harder than gbv…..they played so many songs, it seemed like 100!!!, and then for the 4th encore they played most of the bee thousands album!!! they also played tons of new unreleased stuff that was amazing prog rock, instead of the “glad girls” type…if you can go to one of there shows, go before pollard dies of too much beer.

Date: Mon Mar 11 09:17:43 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: What a shite start to the week. Landlord causin’ me stress and got an essay due on Thurs. Wouldn’t mind but everybody else has got stuff in at the same bloody time which means no books& no computers. Ah well, sod it, I just won a CD of ‘Mezcal Head’ off E-bay so that means I can preserve me vinyl one special occasions only. At least today has one bright spot. Trik- the gig was good, very good in fact. Supports were top too. Pretty much missed most of the first band’s set but when I came up the stairs, beer in hand, I could hear the sweet sound of feedback being manipulated in someone’s hands. I knew then that the music would be right up my street! second band were a bit heavy but a coupla nice tunes. Ian’s band were last on and I was really impressed to be honest. Havin’ never met Ian before and not knowin what he looks like I could only look out for someone playin a Jag. Music was top banana, some Swervie influences definitely being worn on the sleeve. All the better for it I reckon. Some of the songs were of a definite ‘sitting at the top of a sandune looking out to the sea at dusk’ type quality ‘When you’re minced’ also springs to mind. Reccomended definitely. Ian- sound geezer if I remember correctly, but a few too many Southern Comforts had kicked in by the time we met so things are a bit blurry from my perspective. Anyhow, anytime anyone’s in Glasgow go see his band if they’re playin’. They is quite good… Oh and Dave-got that bit on Motorbike. I know what you mean, it’s hidden right at the back, innit?

Date: Mon Mar 11 08:53:21 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Haw – cheers for coming down to Tuts on Friday!! Sorry I did’nt get to say cheerio but I ended up having to lug the gear back to Dalmarnock. I’ll give you a shout next time I’m up in Glasgow and we’ll go for a beer. So many Swervedriver songs, so little time… Trik – it went realy well!! Im just going to e-mail you now and give you the lowdown. Still dont know if they’ve confirmed Glasto line up yet. The Chemikal Bros, Foo Fighters and Beta Band are doing T in the Park though.

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Date: Sat Mar 9 09:26:33 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Adam and Jimmy Wannabe Land
Comment: Yeah I sorted out the tab and arranged it all and added the SOLO WOOOOOOOOOOOO!! I am a sad bastard like that….anyway….I think ive figured out MM Abduction…..once art checks his mail he will have a shit load of tabs tthat i sent him ages ago….so there should be some new ones…..however u can get them right off my site…http://www.geocities.com/swervedrivertabs there is tabs for girl on a motorbike, the hitcher, a change is gonna come and loads of improvements and updates to the tabs found on here…. Trik…..U got any other tabs you could send me? mezcal_head@hotmail.com cheers……. —Dave

Date: Fri Mar 8 23:17:25 2002
Name: trik… again
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I think I will go and bury my dumb blonde ass in some sand for a while… I just found the tab…sorry!!!

Date: Fri Mar 8 23:14:35 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: Brisbane
Comment: Ian and Haw, how was the Tut’s gig??? Maybe we could get a front and back of house verdict, hey? Has anybody got any ideas on the Glasto line up yet?? Am still trying to sell my soul to get there…. Also awonderin, what happen to the rough Sandblasted tab I sent off a while back…?? Take all and have a wicked weekend… maybe indulge in some ‘party wax’…??!!

Date: Fri Mar 8 09:03:11 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Erik – Yeh, I met them when they supported the Foo Fighters at the Barras last year. I was working so I left after it but my mate Paul went to a club called the 13th Note and ended up dancing on the tables and getting chucked out. Rocknroll eh?! Good to see you got your problem sorted out!! When you get your master copies give him a swift kick in the knads fae all of us. Haw – Nice one!!! I’ll see you there!

Date: Fri Mar 8 08:59:03 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: Buffalo
Comment: Darren fife- Hell yeah, brutha… Just went bowling with ralphie last nite.(I’m Kyle).

Date: Fri Mar 8 01:01:18 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Looks like things are going well for everyone’s bands, projects, etc. Especially you, Ian. Congrats, my good man. I think our label woes may be coming to an end. That clown from our last label is going to talk to us soon about giving us the rights to our full length AND the master copy. Also, a small label up in Pennsylvania is putting out an EP for us. Every cloud does have silver lining I suppose. I’m going to attempt to respond to a few things here. Re: Emo, I have to admit that I dislike about 95% of the emo that I hear, but of course I live in RVA which is one the huge Emo capitals of the East Coast. It’s funny though, my day job these days has been working in this cafe with a bunch of emo kids, who I’m all very fond of, but we always seem to get in these passive battles over control of the cafe’s musical atmosphere. Today I kept attempting to play “Raise” and “The Sound of Speed”, and they kept trying to play Modest Mouse and some other band. Pretty silly. Re: Trail of Dead, the weirdest thing happened to me today. I went into one of the local tatto shops and I ran into two old friends who have been living in Austin, Tx. They have a band called Those Peabodies who are currently touring with Trail of Dead. My friends were stopping by the tatoo shop to see some people they knew before heading up to Washington, DC tonight to play. Not only was I stoked to see my pals again, but I met a few Trail of Dead guys!! How weird is that?!!? I wish I could have gone to see them all play tonight, but alas, I’m stuck at work like a goddamn slave. I hope you all have good weekends. My band is playing some shows down South. Take it light, my good peeps, and always ride the “expressway through the heart of it all”… -E

Date: Thu Mar 7 22:56:25 2002
Name: D. Fife
City/State/Country: not where you think I am.
Comment: Party wax Chizzy?……..do you even know where or when that phrase originated?

Date: Thu Mar 7 20:46:35 2002
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Date: Thu Mar 7 15:38:33 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ian – Why thankyou…I might update the lessons and go into more depth and put up a few more better quality sound samples. Hairy – goodluck mate, because im totally stumped with that solo, ive missed it out and taped meself playing both guitar parts and mixed them together and its sounds just as good with out the little soloy thing. its not a majorly important thing, i am just waiting for Deep Seat thats pretty much it! Lol….ive also figured out the main riff in MM Abduction, i have the rest of the song to do yet…..anyone already figured it out? Ive also downloaded the promo version of these times…….VERY NICE indeed….anyway cya later people……… —Dave

Date: Thu Mar 7 14:37:16 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I like EMO.

Date: Thu Mar 7 13:05:24 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glassssgow
Comment: Ian, certainly am comin’ down. Bringin’ a mate from uni (who has heard of Ride so that’s a start!!) and possibly my flatmate/co-bandmember. What’s the times/fines? Dave-know the bit you mean mate. Will sit down with me guitar tonight and try and get something written down over t’weekend. Excellent, gig to watch tommorow! Not been in Tuts for ages..

Date: Thu Mar 7 11:12:31 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Ian, that new Trail of Dead is stellar. I’m really digging that band. I’ll be seeing them in LA on the fourth of April…YAHOO! cheers, Z.

Date: Thu Mar 7 08:54:12 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Dave – just checked out the site!! Loverly!!! Fester – the word of mouth theory works for me too! Soooo, has anyone heard the new Trail of the Dead album yet? I heard it last night and its feckin amazing!!! Also got a sneak preview of The Bees new album and thats outstanding!!! Not heard anything like that from a new band for years. Its a total mix. Some of it sounds not unlike the Specials with some loungey type sounds thrown in. Second thoughts maby the ol’ papers are best for describing stuff…. also – Haw – you coming tomorra night to Tuts? Be good to see you there.

Date: Thu Mar 7 08:39:15 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: smoking crack in a cardboard box in an alley
Comment: hoy hoy- y’all -fester- loast m’ hearing at that ride show too. those PA speakrs hung at 45 degrees from the ceiling are killers. BTW fester, me an’ royboy’s band CORSAIR are playing at the legendary Mohawk place on 4/11… yeah I know its a thursday, but if ya wanna come down let us know… we’ll party wax… anyhoo cheers y’all

Date: Thu Mar 7 06:00:27 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Brian from Toledo, I wouldnt worry about no one paying attention to what you type, I dont actually think any responds “directly” to peoples comments (i think that would happen if it was a messageboard, because you could post new topics etc) HEY Ive got an idea, why not have a chat function installed in this site? AANNNNNNNYWAY getting ahead of myself here. No seriously Brian, dont worry we can hear you! Cya Later —Dave (ps.hairy the solo thing appears in the section of the song where there is no singing after the 2nd verse, then it goes into the 3rd verse then the song ends…)

Date: Thu Mar 7 00:52:29 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Big City Downtown
Comment: Sundog-You have a point there with the different styles of critic. There is deffinately a difference between those that act as “guides” and those that act as…well, you fill in the rest. Personally, when it comes to music, I’m more about direct word of mouth. That’s one of the reasons why I dig this site so much – The taste. I haven’t made too many buys lately that didn’t involve you guys giving the nod, so, thanks! Chizzy – Naw. Didn’t go. Sounds like a goody though. RPM! I think it’s called the Guvernment now. That place has changed hands quite a bit, but around ’89ish it was about as happen’n has Chicago seems now. I saw Ministry there way back when. Lost my hearing for three days, but one hell of a show. In the days when you could still put a cage up the front of the stage. That night there was two drumers, 4-5 guitars, and Conneley on boards. They had guys from Killing Joke, UK Subs, and Ogre from Skinny Puppy. Awesome night. New Doves March 14th!? Beep, beep!

Date: Wed Mar 6 23:58:02 2002
Name: ghostie onassis
City/State/Country: Hampton Comes ALive
Comment: I could be real late on this but there is a “new” interview with our man Adam on Toshackhighway.com

Date: Wed Mar 6 23:57:00 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: Hamp’n
Comment: Hi Brian from Holy Toledo, I can hear you.

Date: Wed Mar 6 23:37:20 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: oops, double click

Date: Wed Mar 6 23:36:42 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hey everyone, just thought I would add that is and of you are fans of ‘The Chruch’ their new CD, ‘After Everything Now This’ is excellent. Dream Well…p.s.-I also picked up my first Sianspheric disk..haven’t listend to it yet though..SD

Date: Wed Mar 6 23:36:41 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hey everyone, just thought I would add that is and of you are fans of ‘The Chruch’ their new CD, ‘After Everything Now This’ is excellent. Dream Well…p.s.-I also picked up my first Sianspheric disk..haven’t listend to it yet though..SD

Date: Wed Mar 6 23:15:40 2002
Name: brian
City/State/Country: toledo
Comment: Dave, I’m with you on the fact that nobody I know really knows who the hell Adam Franklin is. It really sucks, then I reply to this board and nobody responds, it’s like I don’t even fuckin’ exist. Oh well. Dan’l, I’ve tried to find material by the Happy Campers, but had no luck. I was thinking they may have been just a project. let me know if you have any luck.

Date: Wed Mar 6 19:28:15 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I have square eyes. I really do have fucking square eyes. I have been sat in front of a monitor for almost two whole days typing out a bloody essay. I really can’t understand how somebody could do this as a job. No disrespect to them like. But I’m all sore and twitchy. I don’t feel right in the head anymore (having said that, I was probably like that anyway!!). Dave, will check your site out-tommorow, once I have had some sleep. My brain is sooooooo sore. Regarding ‘Motorbike’ let us know the time index of said solo and I’ll see if I can remember. Been a long time since I had the facilities to listen to the album (ie, new needle for the record player) but I do now so let us know chief. Those on GMT, good night and sleep well. Those not on GMT, have a good folks. Nigh………………………….

Date: Wed Mar 6 18:45:15 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Bueller? I know that a Buell is a Motorcycle (not sure if a girls on it or not). Heh. Dan’l ive got no idea what your on about. Erm anyway what I was a originally going to say was that i think the shoegazer image is quite cool. I mean i would rather look at 3 guitar slingers stood infront of a huge wall of amps absolutley blasting out some ultra volume tunes. Rather than some dumb-ass band dancing around trying to look cool and extreme, i mean it should be about the music because you dont see the bands jumping and performing when you listen to thier cd’s right?? Hairy Of Haw – Ive kinda added a bit more to Locksley’s Girl on a Motorbike, I have no idea how to figure out that faint solo thingy in the song, have you conquered it? and ive tried to convert my friends to to ways of Swervie, aparently Swervedriver isnt “angry” enough for them……..By the way swervedriver fans…….go check out my NEW WEBSITE DEDICATED TO SWERVEDRIVER, ive put up a Guitar lesson page where you can download sound samples of me playing etc…Check it out…..its http:/www.geocities.com/swervedrivertabs and its miles better than that crap webpage i did before, this one is pretty neat if u ask me. Cya later people! —-Dave

Date: Wed Mar 6 13:22:21 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: you know
Comment: And no poop on Happy Campers? Anyone? …Bueller? …Bueller? …Bueller?

Date: Wed Mar 6 13:18:51 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Heyyyy-waitaminnit… someone in *Chicago* got AF’s JM? I live here… how come I never heard about it? Dang.

Date: Wed Mar 6 07:32:20 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: nekkid
Comment: emo=garbage. Nuff said. Here in buffalo there’s a huge college crowd for that sorta shit. It’s all plinky,poppy whining about losing yer girl and nobody understanding you. I sorta think it’s like Morrisey with distortion pedals…. feh…. ps slowdive did rock live… saw them with Ride in toronto @RPM (?) fester were you there?

Date: Wed Mar 6 06:02:25 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: He got the Jazzie M for £5 grand???!!! I should have sold my kidneys after all! Dave, seriously, if the rest of your mate’s are into Marrilyn Thingumie, you need to consider some subliminal ways of converting them to the altar of Swerve…. Regarding ‘Shoegazing’, I always thought it was a bit of a shit expression. I mean, does that mean Oasis are shoegazers??(apart from the fact that Andy Bell is in the band I mean) They don’t exactly look up from their guitars much, do they? Eeeeeehhhhhhhh, I don’t know, muso journos come up with the shittest names for things. Before shoegazing, most of those bands were known as ‘The Scene That Celebrates Itself’. Since then we’ve had Grunge, Riot Grrrll, Noelrock, Dadrock(ok, I did find this one a bit funny), and countless other genres. Now we have something called Emo? What is this exactly? I think I’ve moaned enough on this. The nurse wants to take me away for my treatment and then I have to play bridge with the other pensioners….

Date: Wed Mar 6 04:18:40 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: GAD ZOOKS! Not only did he get to own Adam Franklins Jazzmaster but he got it personally delivered and all his mates where there to watch! and on top of that he got to see Adam strum out some tunes……..AAAAAAAAHHHHHH too much I cant take it im sooooooo jealous!! If that happened to me it would be really funny because NONE of my mates would even know who adam franklin is or what a fender jazzmaster is….none of them are musicians and they all like Marilyn Manson and Californian Teen PopPunk Music……Grrrrrrrrrrr Anyway good too see some critic slagging……cya later —Dave

Date: Tue Mar 5 23:33:06 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: I would have loved to have seen that show! Hey, why don’t you guys tell me what think about the NME? ::Ducks:: 🙂 Hey, just about every band I liked in the early to mid ’90’s’ was considered a ‘Shoegazer’ band and the critics friggin hated them. They used to blast them for standing on stage and ‘gazing at their shoes’. Damn, here I thought being a music critic was about the MUSIC!!!! What the hell was I thinking. Just because they didn’t bounce around the stage and do crazy stunts, they have to suck. Hell, one of the best shows I saw at the Metro in CHicago (Besides SWD) was Slowdive. They sounded more awesome in concert than on any recording they made, IMHO (The show was that good musically). For me, a good critic is someone who listens to the record and has a good ear and says, if you like ‘A’ band and ‘B’ band, you might like ‘C’ band. The guys that just say ‘A’ totally rocks but ‘B’ sucks ass are the ones I try to avoid. I’m not interested in the critics taste. I just want to know what it sounds like! The true power of the internet to put those puppies out is our ability to listen to it from here and make our own decisions. Unless it is labeled SWD or TH in which case we just order it. 🙂 Dream well Swervies…SD

Date: Tue Mar 5 22:30:11 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Now THAT is worth 5 grand…

Date: Tue Mar 5 20:04:57 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: H to the Izzo, V to the Izza
Comment: Hey Erikk and Hairyman. I have the inside on Adam’s guitar. I mentioned to him that I wish I had won it and then he asked me how high I’d have gone. I said 1500.00 He shook his head and laughed and said a guy won it for 5,000.00. Then he figured the kid had paid so much he flew to the US, Chicago I think to deliver it to him in person. He said the guy had a bunch of friends over so they walked down to the local music store, plugged in and Adam gave them their own private concert! How fucking awesome is that?!!!

Date: Tue Mar 5 19:58:34 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Having had to face a critic or two in my time, I have to say that the entire medium is full of shit. Really. Ultimately, a reviewer has to sound like he knows what he’s talking about, which makes them a bunch of know-it-alls, which means they have to always be right, which means you can never win with them because they’re indistructable. Even if they decide to make shit up or put forth false assumptions in the pursuit of sounding like they know-it-all, because it doesn’t matter to them one way or another, because they just move on to the next review. Who reviews the reviewer? I mean, what kind of credentials does one really need to be a critic? None really. Just a basic knowledge of their chosen topic, and a B-52 full of bullshit. How can one quantify subjectivity? Everyone is a critic, and everyone has an opinion. That’s fine. But not everyone has access to a media outlet for which their opinion can be flushed out into the ether and gossipfry someone else’s opinion. The critic’s greatest weapon: The power of suggestion. Blah! Thanks guys, I feel better now. Cheers! P.S. Should there be anyone on this board who has happened to choose criticism as a profession, I hope in the grand spirit of swerviesism we can be friends, knowing that you have always given the swerves 5 outta 5, or a “thumbs up”, or whatever it is you freaks do.;)

Date: Tue Mar 5 19:06:07 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma,
Comment: i think swervedriver’s take on magic bus is top notch stuff. (the full length version) 🙂

Date: Tue Mar 5 16:11:49 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Hairy, I think that guitar ended up not selling. Most likely it’s still in Adam’s possession. Did you guys ever hear that Billy Childish song, “I Hate the Fucking NME”? Seemed an appropriate thing to mention for now. Go down in flames you talentless, muckraking, pretentious, twats!! (Sorry). -E

Date: Tue Mar 5 13:11:01 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ooops

Date: Tue Mar 5 13:10:34 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Speaking of that Magic Bus release, duz anyone know anything ’bout the Happy Campers?

Date: Tue Mar 5 13:09:47 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Speaking of that Magic Bus release, duz anyone know anything ’bout the Happy Campers?

Date: Tue Mar 5 10:25:35 2002
Name: The Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Oh yeah, Will- if your lookin for early Swervie stuff, check out e-bay. I picked up the ‘Rave Down’ EP and the ‘Duel’ 12″ there. they even had Adam’s guitar there once. Anybody know who got it?

Date: Tue Mar 5 09:53:36 2002
Name: hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Aha! The can of worms that is the printed press has been opened!!! Don’t even get me started people!!! Nah, seriously I couldn’t give a monkey’s what they think. Seb’s right, it’s only a matter of time b4 the NME bites the dust. 12 years ago, that paper was almost a bible for me. Now? Well, I think the fact they are struggling so badly in terms of sales that they have to put pish Kylie Minogue & Slipknot on the cover says it all. Why are they goin’ down the tubes? ‘Cos of sites like this, that’s why. Personally, I’d rather share my passion for/get info about the bands I love from sites that don’t pidgeonhole them and then write them off as shit six months later. I’d actually go as far as to say I F*****G HATE THE NME AND ALL IT STANDS FOR!!! Right, sorry folks, I kinda lost it a bit there. You can tell it’s been building up for a while!! Actually, the last time I really read anything about Los Swervies was when Magic Bus came out. Mark Lamarr (British comedian/tv presenter) was guest reviewing in MM. Said he loved the band but thought that the fact they released a cover was dissapointing…..

Date: Tue Mar 5 04:08:17 2002
Name: Guy H
City/State/Country: n london
Comment: hi zach – it was a band called chuck from my home town,reading. the review had nothing to do with the music, just slagged them off. typical nme really. i’m now in a v bad mood as my boss has told me i’ve got to work in scotland on the 20th…. the same day as adam’s acoustic show in london. typical…….

Date: Tue Mar 5 03:19:29 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Yeah, I dont really pay attention to what some shitty magazine has to say, i mean at the end of the day its thier opinion, its not law or something. So i just take it as the next marilyn manson fan slagging off swervedriver….you just ignore them and reply with a stupid sounding “yeah”…then move on. I dont really think Kerrang is anything good either, think about it compare Sugar (teen pop magazine) with Kerrang (so called “real music” magazine) and you will notice they contain similar information….its just gossip about the “pop stars” or “rock stars” I feel like i loose braincells when i read kerrang. However this is only my opinon (smiles). Rock On People to whatever music you think kicks arse. Cya Later –Dave

Date: Tue Mar 5 00:01:54 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: I agree with Mr. Dan’l. Even great critics who I tend to agree with, such as Lester Bangs or David Fricke, are often full of shit. It’s funny though, it seems that every non-British critic has given Swervedriver great reviews. They’re press darlings almost everywhere execept for their home country. WTF???!!!

Date: Mon Mar 4 19:11:17 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: ALL rock critics suck. Thank you. “…it takes the weight to see / that it’s all bad advice to me…”

Date: Mon Mar 4 18:58:44 2002
Name: WILL
City/State/Country: Quincy MA USA
Comment: Looking for any ep’s, or hard to find SWERVEDRIVER stuff if anyone can help, please e-mail me at: willblandin@hotmail.com

Date: Mon Mar 4 16:39:05 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Guy H, which band was it with the 0/10?

Date: Mon Mar 4 10:56:30 2002
Name: Guy H
City/State/Country: mus hill london
Comment: yay! acoustic show in london!!!! re : nme – kerrang now sells more than nme. the public have had enough of shite biased journalism. i stopped buying it a year ago coz i was fed up with their reviews. my housemate has the dubious honour of having signed the only band who ever got 0/10 in nme album reviews… the album is actually really good. says it all really……

Date: Mon Mar 4 09:08:56 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: The NME are scum, they’ve shot themselves in the foot too many times. Soon they will dissapear, Melody maker went , so did sounds, its over for the weeklies in the long term. The internet will destroy them.

Date: Mon Mar 4 01:22:19 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sun Mar 3 02:58:24 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: la
Comment: Oh, cool…nice place! later, Z.

Date: Sat Mar 2 23:26:17 2002
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: Actually I’m in Del Mar.

Date: Sat Mar 2 14:09:24 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: la
Comment: Johnny, as in la jolla or oceanside? My bro lives in Crown Point.

Date: Sat Mar 2 14:05:45 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Anti NME Land
Comment: Ive never agreed with ANYTHING NME has had to say….they have all got thier heads too far up each others arseholes to even realise anything good about music. Swervedriver are a phemomenal band and they are a UNIQUE band….NME ARE JUST BRAIN DEAD… –Dave

Date: Sat Mar 2 09:46:18 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Two more things about reviews. I hate Michelle Goldberg. And go see to this link : “http://microsites.nme.com/reviews/reviews/19980627140930reviews.html” NME seems to really hate Swervedriver

Date: Sat Mar 2 06:41:04 2002
Name: felix
City/State/Country: London, England
Comment: Shed some light, anyone. Last year I was in Salvador, Brasil for the carnival. I heard a tune that sounded familiar in one of the music shops in the old town but could not immediately recognise it. It was in Portugese (I think) but I knew an English rock version of it. The thing that bugged me was the little octave spanning two note riff after the chorus. It later came to me that it was ‘Rave Down’. So are Swervedriver known in Brasil or did the band borrow the tune? Anyone know?

Date: Sat Mar 2 03:02:18 2002
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: By the way, guys, I’m also looking forward to the Sianspheric tracks…these guys are awesome…They definitely kick my ass.

Date: Sat Mar 2 03:01:44 2002
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: Just a few miles up the freeway actually.

Date: Sat Mar 2 02:22:07 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: la
Comment: Johnny, do you live in PB?

Date: Fri Mar 1 15:15:01 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Yeah Johnny, I think it’s a CD. Can’t wait for it. Trail of Dead is coming soon as well! Yayyyyy! Good times.

Date: Fri Mar 1 14:26:09 2002
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: Does anyone know if the Toshack/Sianspheric split will be a CD or not?

Date: Fri Mar 1 13:04:18 2002
Name: zprawl
City/State/Country: T.O.
Comment: Boy could I ever use a Swervedriver show right now. Music in general needs a shit-kicking by swervedriver right now. Two shows in Toronto in early ’98 are still two of the most ‘rockin’ since… and thus I lament…. when?

Date: Fri Mar 1 07:43:56 2002
Name: mike g
City/State/Country: london
Comment: hot news…I run an acoustic gig night..next gig: March 20th, 12 Bar Club, London ADAM FRANKLIN (solo acoustic show) a one off gig, for info: info@metropolitanmusic.com

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