Guestbook Archive April 2002

Date: Tue Apr 30 19:31:15 2002
Name: Bryan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I’ll do whatever it takes….

Date: Tue Apr 30 19:30:05 2002
Name: Bryan
City/State/Country: Valle de Swervo
Comment: ….oops… also aka “El Swervo”… (just scrolling there… must have had a few too many glasses of yee ‘ol mezcal… doh!

Date: Tue Apr 30 19:29:37 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I am well up for it. I am unsure about how to record myself playing other than using n-track studio (a peice of software that i bought that allows me to use my computer as a recording studio, its very good indeed). I would also be up for meeting up with you lot in a public place perhaps and having a jamming session on some swervedriver tracks. Im getting a fender jazzmaster once ive sold my telecaster. However I do have a strat which is a classic guitar. Can I Join the band? Who is gonna play which bits etc? –Dave

Date: Tue Apr 30 19:24:19 2002
Name: Random Visitor/Idea Center/BRYAN
City/State/Country: (that’s the REEL to REAL name….)
Comment: Name the time and place…. I’ll go sell my guitar or other instrument, hop a jet to the UK, purchase a new instrument and we’ll take it from the top… 1….2….3….4….. “Drove down to the shore,….”

Date: Tue Apr 30 17:58:40 2002
Name: Fardobeen-trin-tooli-bop
City/State/Country: Edmonton AB
Comment: I’ve been away for a while. Has Swerve put out anything after 99th Dream? It’s tough to tell.

Date: Tue Apr 30 12:11:30 2002
Name: The Hawster
City/State/Country: Irn Bru country…..
Comment: Love to mate!! Indeed, my formative learning guitar experiences were pretty much trying to learn the riffs off ‘Mezcal Head’ early EP’s etc. I got da geetar if you got da time……..aayyyeeeee……..

Date: Tue Apr 30 11:13:47 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Hairy – We should get together for a jam!! You must know all the stuff what with the amount of Tabs you’ve done and that and i seem to remember you saying you had a Jazzmaster and everything. Go oaaaan!!!

Date: Tue Apr 30 10:51:00 2002
Name: Haiery haiery haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: oh dear, I’m getting more random with every post. ‘…could be the cause of my drinkin..’

Date: Tue Apr 30 10:49:30 2002
Name: hairy haw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: If you could do that, what would ya call it? Netdriver? nah…. I used to think Scrawl and Scream would be a good name for a band. I would love to sit down and play Swerve with other people. My flatmate isn’t really into doin’ other folks stuff….. D’you think if we got a crew together and did a sit down protest outside Adam’s/Jimmy’s/Steve’s/Jez’s flats they’d do a few venues….

Date: Tue Apr 30 07:58:15 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I’ve got a Fostex R8 8 track reel but I might be getting a computer installed with Cubase VST soon so we could record the stuff onto that and send it over as wave files on a CD for folk to put stuff over it. It might just work….

Date: Tue Apr 30 07:35:01 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: home
Comment: *pokes Adam with a pointy stick…..

Date: Tue Apr 30 07:17:46 2002
Name:  
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Date: Mon Apr 29 19:21:26 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: right! we could harrass/convince swervedriver to play somewhere and all us kids could go see them play and also get together for some jam sessions!

Date: Mon Apr 29 19:13:39 2002
Name: Idea Center Inc.
City/State/Country: Not Glasgow
Comment: Thought: You don’t have to be IN Glasgow… Who’s got a 4-track? We’ll just record all we can live and record the other at a later time… or just harrass the boys here until we get a new recording from what is, yes, by all degrees, the greatest rock band to grace existance with its presence. Who else? – – – “She’s seventeen stories high…”

Date: Mon Apr 29 16:38:32 2002
Name: DAVE
City/State/Country: NOT GLASGOW
Comment: FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECK!! ITS SOOOOOOOOOOO UNFAIR! WHY THE FOOK CANT I LIVE IN GLASGOW SO I CAN JOIN THE BAND……….ROOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRR!!! Nooooooo!

Date: Mon Apr 29 16:15:55 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Im with ya Dezzy!!

Date: Mon Apr 29 16:15:01 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Haw! I’ll join a Swervie covers band!! I’ve got me own studio out the East end and everything. In fact I know a drummer called Richie who played in a band called the PH Family who supported Swervedriver on the last tour. He engineered our EP too and is a total Swerve head. Also, was there not another guy from Glasgow who posted here a while back? If we build it…they will come…….

Date: Mon Apr 29 16:11:30 2002
Name: derek
City/State/Country: oshawa, ON, canada
Comment: ever since i heard ‘raise’ i’ve been the biggest swervedriver-head. you guys are the perfect blend of all things cool in a guitar band. there’s nothing better than driving around smoking weed and listening to mezcal head, probably my favorite, though they’re all friggin brilliant. i was fortunate to catch the band once, in toronto, and can’t wait till you come again. yes, swervedriver is definitely one of the greats.d.

Date: Mon Apr 29 15:21:53 2002
Name: Danny
City/State/Country: North of Washington DC
Comment: Hey Sprouts – set aside a bottle of Mezcal Head for me…but I want it hand delivered! Hope to see you in the states soon. D

Date: Mon Apr 29 12:46:00 2002
Name: El Swervo
City/State/Country: aqui
Comment: Swervedriver Cover Band: El Swervo Appearing both in the bedroom and daily in the shower at my flat. – – – “….god I know how it feels…”

Date: Mon Apr 29 12:19:55 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Rick, mate- shooting self with gun=zero ability to listen to anymore Swerve (I reckon anyway). There is a Swervedriver cover band- I am the only member so far and the gigs I have played are; the bedroom in my flat; the bedroom in my old flat….

Date: Mon Apr 29 05:35:15 2002
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Date: Sun Apr 28 21:15:25 2002
Name: a
City/State/Country:  
Comment: jesus ricky! why ? life is so short anyway ! you might as well enjoy it while it lasts. the only thing you can be really certain of, is that you will cease to be at some point. in the meantime a little swd, pussy and laughs should keep you happy, no? certainly there is something you do not understand about life and its infinite beauty.

Date: Sun Apr 28 05:45:40 2002
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Date: Sun Apr 28 02:07:38 2002
Name: Rick
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Today is one of those days where you wish you had a rifle to shoot yourself.

Date: Sat Apr 27 12:35:04 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC (very soon to be my new home)
Comment: Seb, I feel you. Last night my girlfriend and I went to see the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the Imortal Lee County Killers. Afterwards, we met the man himself, (and his ultra-hot wife). I ended up drinking my face off and partying verrrrrrry late. At the moment I’m suffering from what may be the most ruthless hangover I’ve ever had. Ugggggghhhh… Anyway, I’m off to paint my new house. See ya peeps. -E

Date: Sat Apr 27 07:11:47 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander in Edinburugh- this week anyway
Comment: Mornin all, Got an email from swerviestock. We shall see. In an internet cafe in Edinburugh. Been drinking with my brother for last 42 hours. Ate my first proper food today……feel better. Left him asleep at his work….F******g crazy weekend so far. I’m off to sainsburys to get a new liver……Regards to all…..

Date: Sat Apr 27 04:31:16 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Swervedriver + Pop?! No Way! Thats hogwash…..Swervie are the pioneers of New Wave Rock and Roll BABY! Hehe……no i know what you mean, pop as in catchyness or something similar….i think the birds.

Date: Sat Apr 27 04:17:53 2002
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Date: Sat Apr 27 01:44:10 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hmmm, ‘Thee’ SWD ‘Pop’ song….I would have to pick one of these, The Other Jesus, Bubbling Up, The Birds, and These Times. If I had to single it out, I would have to go with These Times. BTW Dan, I received an e-mail Yesterday on the merchandise just asking for clarifications from those who weren’t specific. Dream well Swervies!!!!…SD

Date: Sat Apr 27 01:24:38 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: When it comes to Swervie pop tunes, I find that that “Bring Me the Head…” seems to be the one of choice. Especially among those who hear swervie for the first time (for those I open the vault too). Something about vodka sonic proof and stuff…Toshack’s Hitcher looming large right now…Cheerzzy!

Date: Fri Apr 26 14:56:32 2002
Name: Bryan
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: Swervedriver’s become a constant part of the office here.

Date: Fri Apr 26 08:21:13 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: work, y’all
Comment: The other jesus= pop masterpiece… I’m in a swervedriver cover band… in my head, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week…

Date: Fri Apr 26 08:05:23 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I haven’t heard from swervedriverstock either, don’t know what’s going on there.

Date: Fri Apr 26 03:20:02 2002
Name:  
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Date: Fri Apr 26 02:07:46 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Hello there, Wreckless Eric. I always considered “Whole Wide World” one the best pop gems ever written. It’s up there with “Needle in the Camel’s Eye” by Eno, “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys, “What Do I Get” by the Buzzcocks, any Ramones song, and uh.. let’s see. Hmmm, “The Birds?” “99th Dream?” “The Hitcher?” “Juggernaut Rides?” What Swervedriver song stands the strongest for it’s “pop-ness” alone? Anyway… have good weekends, all of you. -E

Date: Thu Apr 25 20:36:32 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: any SWD tribute bands around?

Date: Thu Apr 25 18:31:29 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Brian, I hit your other address – thanks, man!

Date: Thu Apr 25 18:27:19 2002
Name: D
City/State/Country: Chi
Comment: oops

Date: Thu Apr 25 18:27:01 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Has anybody heard from swervedriverstock@yahoo? I hit them Monday and no answer. I got ants in my pants for three copies of ESR… daniel_mcdermott@yahoo.com

Date: Thu Apr 25 18:26:39 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Has anybody heard from swervedriverstock@yahoo? I hit them Monday and no answer. I got ants in my pants for three copies of ESR… daniel_mcdermott@yahoo.com

Date: Thu Apr 25 14:47:02 2002
Name: Wreckless Eric
City/State/Country: Whole Wide World
Comment: Hey Adam. How are you?

Date: Thu Apr 25 13:18:44 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Adam, Can I be the 5th member of Swervedriver?

Date: Thu Apr 25 04:44:33 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: A very quick HELLO!!!!!

Date: Thu Apr 25 03:43:59 2002
Name:  
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Date: Thu Apr 25 01:48:32 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: My names Billy….. Billy Brown.

Date: Wed Apr 24 23:55:44 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: drunkasfuck, new fuckland
Comment: chizzys drunk…. hi guys, excuse da spam….. we get to play in a bowling alley soon…..its the same one as in the movie “buffalo ’66” we’er pathetic……….. πŸ™‚

Date: Wed Apr 24 23:02:39 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country: Toledo
Comment: Dan’l, I tried to E-mail you, but my attempt failed as well. I want to get the vids to you, but don’t know what the problem is. please try again bziente@netscape.net this is my other e-mail address.

Date: Wed Apr 24 19:33:48 2002
Name: Harry
City/State/Country:  
Comment: MAGGIE SUCKS!

Date: Wed Apr 24 11:41:38 2002
Name: Random Visitor
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: Fester – I just hope I don’t have to have my grandchildren change MY diapers!!! Though if it must be done as such… at least i will be done to the sounds of Lead Me Where You Dare…. Ciao’

Date: Wed Apr 24 06:09:37 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: how’dy ya’ll!! Hey, aussie swervies, triple J have the new trail of dead cd as the of the feature album of the week!! In the words of Rove …What the!! (so tacky, I know, but so apt!!)

Date: Wed Apr 24 05:06:08 2002
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Date: Wed Apr 24 03:01:41 2002
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Date: Wed Apr 24 00:32:27 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Good to hear from Adam and Art. Phew! Got a little worried there. Now, if Jez would just check in, all will be well.;) I like stuff. Snail – I’ve often pondered this question myself. I say fuck it, and throw it on. Who knows, the rest of the nursing home may dig it. With swerve, it would give us an opportunity to be more hip than our grandchildren. Provided we still have our hearing left…

Date: Tue Apr 23 18:05:04 2002
Name: Random Visitor
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: Been drivin’ for days now…

Date: Tue Apr 23 14:33:33 2002
Name: anon
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Jan, those cds are just cd burns of the swerve b-sides. Don’t support em.

Date: Tue Apr 23 13:29:16 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Sabbath is always appropo. Viva los Osbournes!

Date: Tue Apr 23 08:18:06 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stocko
Comment: “This daily planet’s beauty lies behind untutored eyes”…(think thats right) Man there are some good lyrics abound in swerve songs ….and yes Dan, Ricky should be listening to Slade. This gets me thinking…Does anyone agree with the theory that once a metal head always a metal head..and does this mean that if and when we become grandparents is it appropriate to chuck on a bit of Sabbath or maybe even swerve?

Date: Tue Apr 23 04:08:51 2002
Name: Jan van de Laar
City/State/Country: the Netherlands
Comment: Just saw a 3 cd-set containing all of Swervedrivers singles (‘rarities’) on E-bay. An official release? Or…

Date: Tue Apr 23 03:33:55 2002
Name:  
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Date: Tue Apr 23 01:56:15 2002
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Been away, been busy, but been okay. I’ve just posted the list of Swervie artifacts to the News section. Check it out! Dave & Hairy, I am sorry to take so long in getting your new tabs online. It will happen soon! Hope everyone else is well. — Art

Date: Tue Apr 23 01:25:42 2002
Name: a
City/State/Country: a
Comment: a

Date: Tue Apr 23 00:23:06 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: adam – would you ever consider tabbing out some of the swervedriver/toshack tunes for us geetar players? hell, why not publish a song book!

Date: Mon Apr 22 23:43:01 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Woohoo, Adam found the Swervedriver Motherlode! Hey Adam, if you found that in the SWD office, does that mean you guys are ‘Getting back to work’ as it were, and making room for new matrial? πŸ˜€ Oh, please, please, please, please…I can’t wait to see the list. Does anyone have a ‘list’ of everything ever released by SWD? I just found my ‘Son of Mustang Ford’ single this week (I have my CD singles in a separate area from my full CD collection and then have them separated by whether they are cardboard sleeve or jewel case. Also, I forgot I had it because I didn’t buy it. A friend gave it to me, the same guy who first turned me on to SWD. Anyway, I was really happy when I realized I have that, and it is now safely in my ‘favorites’ CD tower with the rest of the SWD material :D). Oh, Does anyone know if the TH/Sianspheric single has been released? Dream Well Swervies…and Kill All The Super Heroes!

Date: Mon Apr 22 20:11:03 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: fulham
Comment: still living at yer mum’s adam?

Date: Mon Apr 22 19:59:39 2002
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: adam, do you realize how many people would love another swd album and tour ??? !!! hope there’s some music in the works, take care.

Date: Mon Apr 22 17:59:48 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Adam, good to see you around here again! Any tours in the near future? Z.

Date: Mon Apr 22 17:11:04 2002
Name: Adam Swervie
City/State/Country:  
Comment: by the way i have to say i don’t think i’d know if the tabs were wrong or right as i don’t think i’ve ever read one…umm, but i think that more of the songs are in standard tuning than people tend to think, Never Lose That Feeling etc. i certainly play G-A-B-A-B-C sharp on Duress because Sonic Youth once talked about something called an aeolian harp which is strung in steps like that and gets blown by the wind (brother)… but then you can get the two As and the two Bs all playing the same note (but with two octaves), bend it with your whammy arm, shove it through your distortion and then your wah-wah…and Bob’s your mother’s brother! anyway, i think Art’s going to post a list of these artefacts that have been found..or you could send an e-mail to swervedriverstock@yahoo.co.uk..oh, and Erik, I think the b-side of the 7 inch of Duel was year of the girl and not planes over the skyline, which is a shame because that would have been far better..oh well, i’ll have to double check though…

Date: Mon Apr 22 13:37:02 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Bertrand – stereo is a beautiful thing – you’ll wonder how you got along without it. All the best…

Date: Mon Apr 22 13:29:13 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Ricky…is that sade or did you miss out the ‘l’ in Slade

Date: Mon Apr 22 11:56:52 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Good luck, Bertrand! I hope the operation is a success. Zach

Date: Mon Apr 22 10:50:57 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: I hate when I can’t get near a computer at the weekends. You miss out on heaps. Adam-stick me down for one of everything. Well, maybe two, bottles of tequila! Oh, and don’t be chuckling at the tabs if they’re completely wrong! We’re tryin….!

Date: Mon Apr 22 09:08:52 2002
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Date: Mon Apr 22 04:26:41 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Passed on the operating table friday for my (almost) deaf right ear to hear. Kind of strange sensation for now but pray my lucky stars to be able to hear in stereo. Will be maybe more great again to hear Swerve that way. Waiting for the results.

Date: Mon Apr 22 03:41:57 2002
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Date: Mon Apr 22 02:45:54 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: sitting here listening to sade wondering if I could get my swerve on.

Date: Sun Apr 21 19:12:16 2002
Name: Valentine #3
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: I second that motion, Mike! Cheers, Frankie! sometimes lack of recognition can get a person down, but even if it’s a small group of people that loves ya, you know you’re doing the right thing! I suppose 95% of us are in a band or have been in one, so we know what it feels like when you talk to someone who genuinely likes what your band is doing. I know I’ve experienced it. Good call man, from one “swervie” to many others!

Date: Sun Apr 21 13:02:33 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: By the way Adam, i could do with a new copy of ESR mines scratched to fuck. A few bottles of mezcal head tequila would go down nicely too. But best of all would be a swervedriver tour!!!

Date: Sun Apr 21 12:59:59 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Sucks about Layne Staley. I’m off to skin up in tribute.

Date: Sun Apr 21 07:32:08 2002
Name: Billie
City/State/Country: West Aus
Comment: Sad news Layne Staley Alice in Chains R.I.P

Date: Sun Apr 21 04:59:30 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: After spending 20 dollars on an original white label zero hour promo of 99th dream. All I have to doi now is get ESR & my collection is complete….phew!

Date: Sun Apr 21 02:16:53 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: as a musician and a fan of swervedriver, i’d like to say thanks to frankie for writting his post.

Date: Sun Apr 21 01:29:54 2002
Name: Frankie Bishop
City/State/Country: Bangkok Thailand
Comment: As a current listen to ‘Mezcal Head’ reminds me of the rock music I would of liked to play if I was to have gone that path…it also reminds me how you can be great in your own way without selling out and being happy doing what you want to do when you want to do something and not at the expense of creative mediocrity. Truly a nice feeling πŸ™‚ I partied with Grahm in 1995 in San Francisco…at that time, he was involved in a project called “Invisible Friend”. The guy had the true ‘Swervedriver” spirit. Very much into metaphysics and partying. Bless him and the spirit of ‘Swervedrivers’ worldwide!

Date: Sat Apr 20 14:28:17 2002
Name: Valentine #3
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Adam, one ESR please! and Mike, next time your band is in NY, let us know, I’ll show!

Date: Sat Apr 20 14:05:38 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: zach – indeed he was. graham played on raise and the raise b sides. i think he played on never lose that feeling/never learn from mescal head also.

Date: Sat Apr 20 13:44:41 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Was Graham the original drummer for Swerve?

Date: Sat Apr 20 10:25:43 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: The Hindenburg
Comment: Guys I’m sorry, I didn’t think so many people were gonna hit me up for Swerve Videos.(I’ve gotten 10 emails in 3 days) I just don’t have the time to make that many, and its nothing I would ever try to profit from. So i’m just not going to be able to do it. I apologize.

Date: Sat Apr 20 07:39:31 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stocko (NEWCS) AUST
Comment: Ten years on and there he is.. the deserter of “potentially” the greatest ever indie rock band ever. Is this freak of (drumming) nature still drumming, sharing anything musically, and who with..must listen…ADAM… anyone? Speaking of freakish music, saw brisvegas band Speedstar at the local Nothern Star Hotel recently and was plastered to the back wall of that little room by the sound and vocal beauty. Stars all round. Cheers

Date: Sat Apr 20 05:06:14 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: Mornin all- Stuck at work supervising….that means = sitting at a desk watching the other freaks working. Going to a classical guitar recital tomorrow. Still feeling bored. But mhavew been invited to a jam next week so……….

Date: Sat Apr 20 04:55:36 2002
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Date: Sat Apr 20 04:41:55 2002
Name: GarlicSoul
City/State/Country: Arizona
Comment: In other news: just saw Mike Watt open a show for Frank Black and The Catholics this week! Frank and his band are so damn good, now. If you get the chance, you should check them out, if they play your town.

Date: Sat Apr 20 04:38:55 2002
Name: GarlicSoul
City/State/Country: Arizona
Comment: ‘ello, everyone! (yes, that’s my fake English accent). I wanted to ask about Swervedriver’s influences. Many journalists mention Dinosaur Jr as a major influence on Swerve (the Our Band Could Be Your Life book, for one example). I was just wondering if that’s something that’s just a media angle, or if Adam or Jim ever mentioned Mascis’ Dinosaur work as an inspiration? I am also a huge Mascis fan and would think that it’s cool, if I could feel like I was listening to the birth of Swervedriver, at the 3:01 minute mark of Tarpit off of You’re Living All Over Me.

Date: Fri Apr 19 21:59:27 2002
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Date: Fri Apr 19 21:47:25 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh, (right now)
Comment: Very nice to hear from you Adam. Me gustaria mucho su mezcal. Also, is the B-side of the Duel 7″ “Planes..” or “Year of the Girl?” I hope everyone is well. I think my love for Swervedriver grows all the time. Have good weekends everyone. Tonight, my girl and I are taking my little sister out on the town so she can get her “swerve” on. -E

Date: Fri Apr 19 21:46:08 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: I’ll pay the asking price… as long as I know the $$$ goes to Adam and the boys

Date: Fri Apr 19 19:33:01 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Davetown
Comment: Are the copies of ESR Free?

Date: Fri Apr 19 18:33:06 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: No sweat, Ian. Check yer e-mail there. Thanks for not forgetting / ignoring me completely. “To err is human… to forgive is canine”. Just kidding πŸ™‚ You’re forgiven. Everyone, Ian’s a good guy despite what you’ve read. And excuse my wariness, but how do we know that really was Adam posting? cuz I’m looking for at least one more promo copy of ESR. I’ve found that one of my missions on this Earth is to spread the word of just how good this record is…

Date: Fri Apr 19 14:26:18 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: dave – at guitargeek.com they have adam and jimmys effects/amp setups for swervedriver as well as adam’s for toshack highway. so i dont know how correct it is but it has adam as using a crowther audio hotcake, which is a very nice overdrive/booster pedal box. this might be the source of your elusive “jing” guitar sound…

Date: Fri Apr 19 14:01:05 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: listening to the end of duel and wondering….. does it get any better?

Date: Fri Apr 19 11:07:06 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Adam! I’m in for one of all those little goodies! Post that list soon, very exciting! Tequila…

Date: Fri Apr 19 11:03:32 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Does anyone know what happened to Jez’s live SWD disc???????? Didn’t Art have a copy? Cheers, Z.

Date: Fri Apr 19 09:35:31 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Adam Swervie – Ahhhhh hello there your highness. Good to hear from you, Your probably never going to respond to my message but how on earth do you get that unique sound on your guitar on “lead me where you dare” and “duel” amongst others, its like a “jing” sound. And…..what do you think of mine and hairy’s guitar tabs? Honest opinion…….and…….WILL YOU AND THE SWERVEDRIVER BOYS PLEASE DO ONE LAST TOUR or Something! GO OUT WITH A BANG! Dont just fade away…… Hairy – No such luck… Hows deeps seat? I really wanna play that song dude.

Date: Fri Apr 19 09:27:15 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Dan – i know by now you probably think Im full of shit by now but i went to send you that CD the other day only to find our woodstock e-mail address with your address on it has been shut down. Could you send it again to yermawsadancer@yahoo.co.uk and I’ll send you my own special promo copy of ESR. I swear to the almighty heavens it’ll be off this weekend. Im soooo sorry its taken so long. Forgive me purleees!!!

Date: Fri Apr 19 09:13:19 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Adam… please count me in for two copies of ESR… one for me, and one for a very deserving friend! Brian, I tried to e-mail… no go. Anyone else in the States with SWD vid hit me up at the address below. Please and thank you!

Date: Fri Apr 19 07:34:20 2002
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: Yeah, I can agree with Ian on the subject of being glad to see Adam here after such a long time… Funny thing about the Swervie video’s… Just a month or so ago I happened to stroll into this basically a jazz-recordstore and what did I bumbed into… A whole pile of Creation Records videos, and now I not only own swervies videos but MBV, Slowdive, Ride videos just to mention a few… Lucky me. Take care all and have good weekends

Date: Fri Apr 19 07:27:26 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I wonder if the NH in Mr Combs message stands for No Hoper. Or maby Negative Halfwit. Hmmm me suspect so. Adam…good to hear from you again!!! Looking forward to seeing that list. I’ll take two of everything!!!

Date: Fri Apr 19 06:18:56 2002
Name: Adam Swervie
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Hello everybody. I trust all is well. Just a couple of things…there’s been a discovery of a box in a dusty corner of the Swervedriver offices containing a bunch of stuff, including a few hundred copies of the original pressing of Ejector Seat Reservation with ‘It’s All Happening Now’, Duel seven inch singles, Reel To Real, there’s even some little bottles of Mezcal Head tequila, with worms! I’ll post a full list later…Strange Meeting of the Week: Who should walk in the pub the other night? None other than Mr Graham Bonnar! Who’d’ve thunk it?

Date: Fri Apr 19 05:16:28 2002
Name: Hiary Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I dunno what the social conventions are in your neighborhood tom but I’m most definitely NOT gonna suck you off. I could get my mum to knit you some socks however-so you can put ’em over your hands next time ye come near a keyboard. Johnny San Diego- I will give you a shout about videos. You can only look at photos for so long you see…… Dave-you figured out the ‘Jing’ yet? I’m still tryin meself.

Date: Fri Apr 19 03:35:08 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: Ok, ok… i will sell my soul for a swerve vid!!! I am serious!!! If I send someone a money order or something to the likes of it would someone send a wee video (VHS)to me in Australia?? Pllllluuuuuhhhhheeeeaaaaasssseeeee???!!! Ta muchly!!! Hey Mr Combs.. this is a website based on pure love and devotion, (man) so bugga off alright!!! Or I will be forced to hunt you down and bite your ankles!!!

Date: Fri Apr 19 00:13:05 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Erik, it’s sad, huh?

Date: Thu Apr 18 22:43:39 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Tom Combs, I think there are plenty of other webistes you can visit besides this one.

Date: Thu Apr 18 19:18:03 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Dave, the first one’s free, then you have to pay in blood, but first you have to invite me in. Those are the rules. Just send me your address kid, to the aforementioned email. You have VHS right? Not that PAL crap? ALrighty.

Date: Thu Apr 18 18:44:18 2002
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego
Comment: Guys, I’m selling this Swervedriver tape I have. It’s got some 120 Minutes (MTV show) interview footage, three music videos, and some concert footage. If anyone wants it: swd099@aol.com addddios

Date: Thu Apr 18 18:36:42 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: I think I want in on the vid action too – I copped my friends’ copy of Road Rash just for the vid. I should return it soon πŸ™‚ I’ve seen SWD 4 times, all in Chicago, but was too inebriated to remember much. Brian, I’m gonna hit your e-mail – I’m at daniel_mcdermott@yahoo.com Thanks!

Date: Thu Apr 18 15:57:27 2002
Name: Tom Combs
City/State/Country: nh
Comment: You fucking rapists! All of you can suck me off! I will fuck all of you! If you have the balls to respond my e-mail is tommycombs@yahoo.com, so fuck off nigger!

Date: Thu Apr 18 13:46:29 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Dave
Comment: ERM, How would i pay you “ghost”?

Date: Thu Apr 18 13:16:53 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Don’t suppose anyone has a spare copy for litttle old me????? It’s a long, long time since I last saw any singing strumming Swervies!!!!!

Date: Thu Apr 18 08:17:23 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: dave email me your address and i’ll send you the swerve vids how bout that? thelovebutcher@msn.com

Date: Thu Apr 18 04:58:55 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens UK
Comment: Hoya. Erm I would be more than grateful to buy that video from you, the only problem is that I live in the UK, so how on earth would you get it over to me, and how would i get the money over to you? I REALLY WANNA SEE SWERVEDRIVER IN MOTION LOL…. –DAVE

Date: Wed Apr 17 22:28:01 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Oh, by the way, My band is called Dr. Smith’s Evil Folk Empire, and we are from Fucking Toledo, Ohio U.S.A. I hope to have a web site up and running pretty soon. It would be great if you guys would check it out. We have about 15 songs and would lopve to start playing out. We have only been together about 3 months. later–b

Date: Wed Apr 17 22:11:46 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Poor Dave, don’t succumb to those ebay idiots that just want to make a dime off us poor saps that hold swervedriver dear to our soul. I will send you a copy of that video at cost- and no more! because I respect the guys, and I respect all fans. I think it will cost about $8.00 U.S. if that’s o.k. All I have to do is make some copies! let me know. bziente@msn.com

Date: Wed Apr 17 20:43:11 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: dave – dont know if you like ebay but their is a seller, hol721, who sells(auctions) a video copy of swervedriver with all the vids i spoke of plus swervie live on 120 mins. and 2 shows, one from raise tour and one from mescal. there is also a a&m promo thing of some sort from their first tour of america, after grahm left.

Date: Wed Apr 17 18:41:24 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: LondonDave
Comment: Mike, Boston. Because im a very sad and fanatical person, could you please describe the vids to me, because i will probably live my whole life and die without knowing what a single swervedriver video looks like….you will be helping to achieve one of my life goals….to see a swerve video. LMAO —-DAVE

Date: Wed Apr 17 17:55:28 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: I got one for ya all! My band is called E.N.I. – The Experimental Noise Incinerator. We are instrumental kinda in the same vein as Mogwai but spacy sounding with atmospheric synth-guitar and also some sick tribal drumming. We gots a show on sunday with a cool band from New York called “Midnight in a perfect World”.

Date: Wed Apr 17 17:50:39 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: dave – i have seen videos for “rave down”, “sandblasted”, “son of a mustang ford”, “never lose that feeling”, “last train to satansville”, and 2 different videos for “duel”, 1 video with steve, one without. I hate to say it but the satansville video is very cheezy – sorry guys. When I think of a video for satansville I think of Johnny Depp and Bineco Del Toro(whatever his name is) from “fear and loathing in las vegas” driving thu the desert in a caddy all wacked out on LSD. πŸ™‚

Date: Wed Apr 17 15:56:41 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: DaveTown
Comment: I would do a solo acoustic show, but the thing is, i havent got any original material, because hardly anyone has heard of swervedriver i guess i could play all of thier stuff and pawn it off as my own……..lol i think not. Hey has any of you people ever seen a swervedriver music video? Ive seen the music video on the Road Rash computer game for Duel, but ive never seen a proper MTV2 Video with Swervie on it. you can vote for Swervedriver to get played on MTV2 by going to www.mtv2-europe.com I think. You can create ur own hour and if u look under swervedrivers videos there is quite a few like “my zepher”, “last train to satansville” etc… check it out. I was wondering if any of you have actually seen these videos…..

Date: Wed Apr 17 15:04:00 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: To be honest, I’ve been thinking of doing an Adam for ages and just going out with an acoustic but the thought of playing on me jack jones frightens the shite out of me!!

Date: Wed Apr 17 13:22:56 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Hate to rub salt in the wound, boys… but as long as we’re talkin’ bands, we are hosting a little focus group for our first outing. Anyone in Chicago May 11th? Hit Phyllis’ Musical Inn (Division & Wood Sts.) after 9pm, and bring women. Dress is dive bar casual. So far, it’s us and another outfit called Rotgut. Oh, yeah – we’re called Red Sentence. Don’t look at me, I didn’t make it up. I’m just the drummer. I don’t get too much say in the Battle Of The Band Names… my best candidate was Roman Candles, but it got shot down real early in the game. BTW, I’ll happily sit in as Jez for the SWD tribute πŸ™‚

Date: Wed Apr 17 10:09:42 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: e-bay’s probably your best bet, chieftain. That’s where I picked up some bits’n’pieces. ‘Never lose….’ always pops up from time to time. I can’t think of anywhere in Glasgow that has any Swervie stuff apart from Echo on Byres Rd perhaps. The second hand shops on Decourcy’s Arcade trawl up some stuff from time to time. Hope this helps.

Date: Wed Apr 17 09:32:46 2002
Name: mark raine
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I’m looking for a cd of “never loose that feeling”. Can anyone help?

Date: Wed Apr 17 08:39:02 2002
Name: The Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Well, you know, Glasgow’s only thirty miles away!! My lot have never gigged either and we seem to be making no progress of any kind. same as you, options are being considered. I’d WELL be up for a Swervie tribute…..dunno who I’d wanna be tho, probably Adam’s guitar tech!

Date: Wed Apr 17 04:50:39 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: funnily enough hairy haw. Im thinking about Edinburugh. My brothers lived there for 10 years. Feel pissed off as we never got to gig. Just gonna weigh up my options

Date: Wed Apr 17 04:21:53 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: DAVE
Comment: I RECKON WE ALL GET OUR SORRY ASSES TOGETHER AND FUCK EVERYONES BANDS AND START A SWERVEDRIVER TRIBUTE BAND.. CAN I BE JIMMY PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE? LOL

Date: Tue Apr 16 18:32:42 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Guys, guys… What is going on here?? Ya all sound soo sad and miserable! Sometimes we just gotta cut our loses and bite the bullet, so to speak. There are lotsa great musos out there and if the people we are hanging out with now are being loosers, chuck ’em in and get ya self some new buddies. Maybe y’all should get together and create something wonderful!!! Don’t give up hope!!!!

Date: Tue Apr 16 17:09:59 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Move to Glasgow Seb, ‘cos my band is rapidly beginnning to feel like a waste of time and I’m close to saying fuck it and moving on. We haven’t had a full band rehearsal since last October, can never seem to get everyone together at the one time these days. I’m getting bored of playing songs in a bedroom….

Date: Tue Apr 16 11:36:03 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Seb, very sorry to hear that. Perhaps you’ll be able to have fresh, new start though. “Never lose that Feeling”…

Date: Tue Apr 16 10:13:40 2002
Name: CHIZZY
City/State/Country: BLAH
Comment: ghost- royboy & myself are in “corsair”, a very lazy, unmotivated 4- piece. Yer basic rock band. We sometimes wear our swerve love on our sleeves… if we ever do anything I will fill y’all in..

Date: Tue Apr 16 05:16:06 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: Hi all- Feeling pissed off. My bands split. Not sure why even…… Kinda de motivated. Oh well…….

Date: Tue Apr 16 01:34:23 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: sick of my self. want to be somebody else. bye for now.

Date: Mon Apr 15 17:41:02 2002
Name: Mr Guitar (Aka Dave)
City/State/Country: St.Helens (But Not For Long)
Comment: Im tabbing out Maelstrom, does anyone want to give me a hand with it, i am doing the lead bits, does anyone wanna do the intro and rythmn sections? –Dave

Date: Mon Apr 15 08:03:04 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Hurrah hurrah!! BRMC just announced a date in Glasgow in about a month. I’m well looking forward to getting deafened!! Doves on the first too, May is indeed going to be a good month. Dave, I have tried many times to get the jing and have something that’s close, but yet not quite ‘there’.

Date: Mon Apr 15 05:03:36 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Mon Apr 15 02:01:17 2002
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: Can
Comment: no prob Erik thanks!!! dont have a penny to my name…..

Date: Sun Apr 14 13:17:12 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Hey Ricky, I just realized that I totally flaked out when answering the question about your Orange cabinet. I meant to say to try a Marshall JMP not a JMC, but that may sound good too, who knows? -E

Date: Sat Apr 13 15:02:46 2002
Name: JJ
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hey, have any of you guys been listening to the Vines at all? The drummer namechecked the swervies in a recent interview on www.the-vines.net. In response to whether the next record was going to sound the same or a complete u-turn, he said, “Swervedriver’s 99th Dream does it for me” thought that was pretty cool. looks like they haven’t totally lost their relevance, especially among other musicians.

Date: Sat Apr 13 05:03:10 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sat Apr 13 00:07:37 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey Voodoo, I just moved over here from New Orleans! Do you live uptown? Been there long? cheers, Zach.

Date: Fri Apr 12 17:38:59 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Saint Helens
Comment: Hello, right, well you know how Swervie have 2 main sounds on thier guitars? you have the “jing” and the “raaaa”. both are in distortion the “jing” being the main riff in “lead me where you dare” and the “raaa” being the main distortion on “for seeking heat”. Well i can get the “Raaaa” bits spot on, but how do i get the “jing”? SOMEONE OUT THERE PLEASE HELP ME! I AM STUNNED TO BUGGERY……… –DAVE

Date: Fri Apr 12 13:09:06 2002
Name: slapcrashbang
City/State/Country:  
Comment: i believe the slow wheels of book publishing are grinding their cumbersome wheels

Date: Fri Apr 12 08:52:36 2002
Name: Voodoo Wizard
City/State/Country: N.O./La.
Comment: Hello from New Orleans.

Date: Fri Apr 12 06:50:29 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: A question for Art. Are you the guy who writes for guitarplayer magazine in the states……..?

Date: Fri Apr 12 05:13:12 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Satansville
Comment: Hey ive nearly tabbed out Last train to satansville in standard tuning. Does anyone know the rhythm chords for the verse sections, or what tuning the song “should” be in? Ive got all the lead parts and the train sounding noise on the live version. I am a bit confused with the tuning and the chords. And all that noise that goes on for ages at the ending parts of the song. Anyway cya later… –Dave

Date: Fri Apr 12 03:05:11 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Thu Apr 11 20:58:23 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: chizzy, whats your band? any links?

Date: Thu Apr 11 11:02:33 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Hi Trik!! gig went realy well. Sold a good few EPs too. Simon Jones is still playing those thumpin bass lines and the band is pretty good. Much more riffy than the Verve. They were a bit kinda ‘songy’if you catch my drift but I’d be interested to see what they’re like recorded.

Date: Thu Apr 11 05:41:53 2002
Name:  
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Date: Thu Apr 11 05:12:28 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: crashed out for a bit when I got back to Glasgow-woke up at Half eleven! What can I say?? Never drink beer on trains!!! However, that said, how’d it go? Is Simon a sound geezer? Was his band any good? Has he moved, Dave Grohl like, from Rythmn section duties or has he stuck to being the Bass-meister??? Ah, so many questions…..

Date: Thu Apr 11 03:59:53 2002
Name: Trik
City/State/Country: Brisvegas
Comment: Ian, hope the gig went down well last night and ya rock ta roof off tonight!!!! Does anyone know what is happen with Jez’ book?? It has been like close to a year now and still no word?? Speaking of which has anyone heard how the lads are doing??? Has been a while since we last heard from any of them…. Have a awesome weekend and ‘never lose that feeling…’

Date: Thu Apr 11 01:32:28 2002
Name:  
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Date: Thu Apr 11 00:26:07 2002
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Date: Wed Apr 10 23:41:09 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Chizzy, thanks for the organ info, ‘yo. -E

Date: Wed Apr 10 23:39:59 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Ghost, indeed I did. It’s amazing to hear from Eve again. It sounds like things are going well for him out in San Francisco. I’m sure he’s going to end up making some kind of name for himself as a musician because he’s absolutely phenomenal. I used to get all giddy over just knowing someone so gifted. The Sister Sound site that he made is great. Hopefully people will catch on to them, even it is posthumous. Their songs, “Ecstatic Hum”, “Blanket Me”, and “No Place to Be” are sooooooo good. Everyone should them check out if you get the chance, (www.sistersound.com) Arrrgh, I’m sick of working… I recently saw the movie, “Orphans.” It was great, filmed in Glasgow with an excellent mix of humor, despair, and tenderness. Hairy and Ian probably know the movie already. Lately I’ve been listening to Curtis Mayfield, Oneida, the Count Five, Willie Nelson’s “Stardust”, and Leonard Cohen. Hope all of you are well. -E

Date: Wed Apr 10 14:23:18 2002
Name: Ghost E.
City/State/Country:  
Comment: erik did you see who wrote to you? It’s pretty far down there now.

Date: Wed Apr 10 10:56:42 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Wed Apr 10 10:43:44 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Sir Haw – comin to the Catty tonite to see us and Simon Jones’ new band?

Date: Wed Apr 10 08:26:26 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I downloaded lots of live swervedriver songs from Audiogalaxy.com. The duress tab is complete and is available from my website……im gonna get it put in the “websites” section of this site. Cya later!

Date: Wed Apr 10 08:05:51 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: work
Comment: Erik- we had a farfisa for a while… if you can, get the mini-compact… they have a knee bar that does this reverb/overdrive swell sorta thing. Ours was a bigger model, and it was just kinda…well, it was an electronic organ. I think either brian jonestown massacre or this band called spectacle had one o’ the mini’s and I checked it out. (plus it’s small w/ legs…) gear.

Date: Wed Apr 10 01:04:28 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Hey all, I’m about to attempt to buy a Farfisa on ebay. Have any of you ever messed around with one of those before? I’ll have that Sonic Boom/Zombies/Garage thing down if I get it. -E

Date: Tue Apr 9 19:38:44 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: Where did you get a live version of duress?

Date: Tue Apr 9 19:05:22 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: Hampton Comes ALive
Comment: Just a reminder to my swerve friends to check out our new project “Your Girl for the Nite” at www.zebox.com/yourgirl or www.mp3.com/yourgirl I like zebox better. Give us your opinion. bicycle!

Date: Tue Apr 9 18:31:09 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Mike, ive just finished the tab. its 100% complete, im gonna have 1 last check over it and im gonna upload it to my website pretty soon, Ive also got a correct version of Never lose that feeling on my site too. The versions of duress i did are the mezcal head version as well as the live version. Classic. Anyway cya later. –Dave

Date: Tue Apr 9 17:19:28 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: nice dave! – live version??

Date: Tue Apr 9 16:28:48 2002
Name: DTI-3
City/State/Country: washington DC
Comment: Yup – deep/surf twang were the free single with Raise.

Date: Tue Apr 9 16:10:59 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: People, Ive got 90% of Duress Tabbed out, I figured the song out in the DCGDCG tuning. Ive tabbed the live version and the mezcal head version and its all looking very good and im very pleased with this tab, Should be finished tomorrow :D. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! –Dave

Date: Tue Apr 9 08:56:51 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I think they were part of a free single that came out with the early Raise vinal.

Date: Tue Apr 9 08:44:29 2002
Name: CHIZZY
City/State/Country: WORK
Comment: trik- oh yeah… “deep twang”, “surf twang”… I think they’re earlier than mezcal head… Possibly scratch demos for raise? where are the experts? I love those songs…

Date: Tue Apr 9 06:12:14 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Tue Apr 9 03:25:08 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: Heeeyyyy!!! Est, another girl!!! Speaking of which, where is Kik?? A few years back I stumbled upon ae ep by swervedriver. CAn’t remember the name of it but it was an early Satansville thing. It had all these different versions, I think like a hawaian version, a dream version… but if my memory serves right there were no vocals… Anyone know of this??

Date: Tue Apr 9 02:22:25 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Has anyone heard any of the songs Adam mentions that were made during the ESR days, but didn’t make it onto the record?

Date: Tue Apr 9 02:18:01 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Hey All, I don’t know if anyone posted this here yet, but here’s a cool interview with Adam: http://www.firesideometer.com/index.html

Date: Tue Apr 9 00:11:39 2002
Name: B
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Just call me bucket rider Don’t have a penny to my name

Date: Mon Apr 8 21:12:41 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canaduh
Comment: spanish dance on the table

Date: Mon Apr 8 15:21:31 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Amoeba records on Sunset has many of the Swerve singles in the used section if anyone cares. Are you hungover today Hairyhaw?? πŸ˜‰ If anyone hasn’t seen Lord of the Rings yet, run, do not walk to the theatre. It’s incredible to say the least!! Zach

Date: Mon Apr 8 11:39:44 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: TO
Comment: I have a bad head from the birthday still! ha ha! Thanks for all the b-day wishes, and Trik, I’m a chick as well and got just as much grief for the skateboarding stuff! Oh well. Fester: I’m on it, will be heading to HMV as soon as my mind heals.

Date: Sun Apr 7 23:37:10 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Attn: Toronto Swervies. Dateline: April 7th, 2002. There are 3, count ’em, 3 copies of Adam’s toshack/rock n’ roll is saving my life ep’s at the the big HMV on Yonge St. This may be old news to some, some of you may already have, but it looks to me like they just came in. Get them while they’re hot. The Hitcher is too cool for school. Laters Skaters.

Date: Sun Apr 7 23:26:49 2002
Name: hullo
City/State/Country: Hairyhaw
Comment: My god, I am really, REALLY drunk!!! Also quite inpressed that I can still type… well while I’m like this a big hello to everyone.. I’m…. quite emotinal…if El Swervo’s do come to pass and split thats pretty much a definite phase in life clossed, this is probably drunk gibbereish but for me i reckon it’s true. this si really bad, but my mind starts thinkin about stuff like retrospectives and the like- if you were gonna have one, wot would the track list be? BTw Adam, i’m not sayin that………well, i think the rest of you know wot i mean. i’m going to bed, if this is what wine does to me then i’m better off in bed.

Date: Sun Apr 7 17:48:15 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Mike from boston. Go for it! We need to have all them Swervedriver songs done and dusted! Hehehe. Its nice to have someone else tabbing! I have figured out the wah into sections for duress, If mike does the chords and whatever else we are on to a winner. http://www.geocities.com/swervedrivertabs CHECK IT OUT

Date: Sun Apr 7 12:25:14 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: thanks for the tip! i did notice that jimmys tuning for duress is the same as girl on a motorbike. ive seen swervedriver live and i know that jimmy does the main chords in duress, so thats why i thought the chords from both songs could be the same, as they use same tunings. gonna have to try this out today.

Date: Sun Apr 7 11:01:52 2002
Name: Anonymous geetar tip
City/State/Country: The North Pole
Comment: Duress: Adam’s tuning is G-A-B-A-B-Csharp Jim’s tuning is G-C-D-G-C-D Girl On A Motorbike: Both G-C-D-G-C-D Never Lose That Feeling: Standard tuning!!!! Gotta run….

Date: Sun Apr 7 06:08:02 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Mike- I dont know, i didnt even think of that to be honest, i will have to sit down with my geetar and figure it out. I love that tune and i reckon it would be a great addition to my selection of tabs…i will give it a go. Anyway cya later bye bye –Dave

Date: Sat Apr 6 21:59:59 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: brian, i am good friends with someone who is very close to mystery machine….i will find out what’s up…i know one of the guys had a side thing going called baluga….

Date: Sat Apr 6 16:58:00 2002
Name: E v e
City/State/Country: San Francisco
Comment: Erik and Ghost…. thanks for the nice things you said about my work. I’m currently working on new material, but you can still download tracks via: www.sistersound.com www.mp3.com/sistersound As far as Action Patrol, I only know of a few sites: http://members.tripod.com/~a_beck/ http://www.whirled-records.com/bands.html http://filebox.vt.edu/users/splunket/pgall.html …or search [ “action patrol” +richmond ]…. there are some videos out there. Someone should make a divx and put it online!! I’ll be in touch.

Date: Sat Apr 6 13:22:05 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: dave-do you have the tab for duress using the alternate tunings? if so could you add it to your site πŸ™‚ i may be out to lunch on this but is the main chords in duress the same used on girl on a motorbike?

Date: Sat Apr 6 06:49:12 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Haw – t’would be great to see you there again. Hope you can make it. Must check our BRMC too. And Valentine #3 Yeh! Drug raid was great but I liked Fork Boy myself. We’ve got some live tracks you can download at www.terradiablo.com. Leave a mention too if you like.

Date: Sat Apr 6 01:07:10 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Hey Erik the Great… www.sistersound.com bicycle!

Date: Sat Apr 6 00:46:53 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Anyone know waht ever happened to Mystery Machine? If you haven’t ever heard them you must check out the “10 Speed” album. The last time I saw them was the day before Swerve played in Toledo- ’98.

Date: Fri Apr 5 23:25:23 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: Happy birthday est!!!Man Greenmind!! That is a awesome album. Speaking of ol’ classics, I found my old Hazel cd’s yesterday. Haven’t heard them in years, anyone know what happened to ’em? I know Pete Kreebs did a solo album, which is pretty good too, but that was a long while ago. Master Valentine, Ah do remember the old days too, skating and punking!! But I was a chick, in a small redneck town, just moved from the city, I got soo much grief!!! But as ya say, ‘its cool now’!!!!

Date: Fri Apr 5 21:01:57 2002
Name: Hairy Haw
City/State/Country: Up in Aberdeen for a few days R&R
Comment: Est- Have a good one mate!! Ian- Simon Jones has a new band????? I’m back from oop North on Wed but I reckon that’s a gig well worth checking out. Also, all british residents of Swervonia, check out the live review of BRMC in Mojo- there are a list of bands mentioned as influences goin’ from J&MC to Ride to “even Swervedriver, whom they resemble visually to an almost spooky degree”. How, great is that!!!! Someone in the printed press still actually remembers them!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Fri Apr 5 17:33:32 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Happy Birthday, Est! Dinosaur Jr’s Green Mind brings back many pleasant memories for me too… Zach

Date: Fri Apr 5 15:22:51 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: YEAH!!!!!

Date: Fri Apr 5 13:28:15 2002
Name: DYLAN
City/State/Country: DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA USA
Comment: WHEN THE FUCK ARE YOU GOING TO RELEASE SOME NEW SHIT AND GO ON TOUR!????????!!!!!!!!!

Date: Fri Apr 5 13:27:59 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: erik-no, im not kidding you. D.R.I. is on tour right now and they played almost all of “dealing with it”, some stuff from “4 of a kind” and some later stuff which i never heard before. kurt and spike were both there and the tunes sounded very good, like they had just written them yesterday. the setlists they had on stage were 3 pages long-like over 20 songs ringing in at about 2min. each! a very good time indeed.

Date: Fri Apr 5 13:23:00 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto, 1:09 E.S.T.
Comment: Happy Birthday est! Hope its a goodie. LARD are amazing. All of Jourgensen related projects were cool. Unfortunately, now a days, he reeks. *Sniff*

Date: Fri Apr 5 12:49:56 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Hey Swervies! It’s my B-Day today! ahhh, 28, getting way too old! Will be celebrating properly tonight. Valentine#3: Arab Strap=Depressing, somehow in a comforting way though? I love them and Erik: Minor Threat rock! reminds me of hanging out at the skatepark in my younger years, that and Dinosaur Jr.’s Green Mind. Anyway, good weekends all! e.

Date: Fri Apr 5 10:43:48 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Ian, Drug raid @ 4am, right? Let me know if your band has anything recorded, I’d love a sample! Erik, I couldn’t agree with you more about the Skate/Punkrock blender! Those were magical times! It didn’t used to be cool to be either of those things where I come from, but it was arguably the best time of my life (AND cool, in my opinion!)

Date: Fri Apr 5 09:02:00 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Fri Apr 5 06:30:33 2002
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: been busy lately, so I’ve just been a random spectator of this board… anyway here’s my list too…. turntable: Swervedriver:Raise (bit obvious one), Monsterland:Destroy What You Love, Monaural:Rhodes, and the creepy one’s being albums from Mayhem and Dimmu Borgir… Books: “Superego” from this swedish writer which I really can’t recall now

Date: Fri Apr 5 06:20:06 2002
Name: James Bell
City/State/Country: Glasgow, Scotland
Comment: Just to say anyone in Britain should really check out a band called Oceansize if you get the chance. They list Swervedriver as one of there fav. bands and it shows in their sound a bit. Check out http://www.sizeofanocean.com/ or get “Amputee” or “Catalyst” off Audiogalaxy to see what i’m on about. They’ve created some buzz about their live show, so i’m gonna check them out at the QMU on April 20th when they support The Cooper Temple Clause.

Date: Fri Apr 5 03:43:26 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Erik – Have you heard of Lard – Last Temtation of Reid? Magik for skating too but lost my copy ages ago.

Date: Fri Apr 5 03:41:51 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Valentine#3 – We’re on the same management as Snow Patrol. Supported them a few weeks ago at the Liquid rooms in Edinburgh and we’re going into they’re recording studio to record soon. Also CALLING THE HAW – heard from Davie in the band that the GFT are putting on the Nick Drake documentary next week!!! We’re playing at the Cathouse on Wednesday too if you fancy it with Simon Jones of the Verves new band The Shining. Dan – not forgotten about you atall. I couldnt find the other CD but I’ve still got the box so I’ll send the copy with the origional cover and a few other bits and pieces.

Date: Fri Apr 5 02:01:57 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Mike, are you kidding? “Dealing With It” was my absolute most favorite ablum to skate to when I was 15. That and anything by the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, the Misfits, and Minor Threat. Jesus, what an amazing time. There’s something all too pure about mixing youth, skateboarding, and punk rock into a veg-o-matic. You end up with the finest spread of your young life.

Date: Fri Apr 5 01:43:29 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston ma.
Comment: OK- dont know if any of you remember, or care, but i just got back from D.R.I. Ah-old school thrash metal at its…. loudest! Sorry had to tell this. πŸ™‚

Date: Thu Apr 4 23:18:10 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Good to see appreciators of the Beach Boys and the Afghan Whigs. My girlfriend and I saw Brian Wilson perform last year. Man, it was great. As for the Whigs, Art once sent me this great link of them doing “When Doves Cry.” Good shit. Ghost, I just saw your boy Ron about an hour ago. We chatted briefly about Your Girl for the Night. He seemes to have some high hopes for it. Sounds like a good thing indeed. I can’t wait to get out of work tonight. I’ve got a cold Heineken waiting for me. Are you going to Macrock, Ghost? We’re playing around 1:00 on Saturday. It’s going to be very strange being the only rock band in the midst of 10,000 emo kids. See ya peeps. -E

Date: Thu Apr 4 22:10:44 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country: Toledo
Comment: A little late, but this week I have been wrapped up in listening to Afghan Whigs-“Gentlemen”, Unified Theory, Catherine Wheel, some old Swerve that I picked up off the net-(LOVE the live version of Duress). Haven’t read anything of literary value in a while, but the last movie that floored me was “American History X”. Oh, and for the people who wanted the Swervedriver videos, I’m working on making some copies. I’ll get in touch with you soon. Later– B

Date: Thu Apr 4 21:57:06 2002
Name: Valentine #3!
City/State/Country: hope I’m not too late!
Comment: I try to tell everyone I know who is into music(with some taste) about Swerevdriver, to the point that my roomate claims that I “should work for them” Anyhoo, everyones lists, both current and “best of’s” helped me compile a little list of my own….Danny boy, Hell yeah on the Amsterdam front! Airfaire is dirt cheap to europe! even for us students! I would fly out there for good…..uh…. effects and a SWD show! Fester, the police RULE!!!! Stewart Copeland is a genious! he is to drums what Adam is to all of us Git-players! I’m in amazement EVERYTIME I listen to the police! such sheer volume from a 3-piece. Also, if you like lone wolf & cub, check out Appleseed, by Masamune Shirow…VERY techno, but brilliant nonetheless!…..EST, I’ve been listening to the Arab Strap, “the weekend….” and I have to say, it’s incredibly depressing, but I still keep listening to it….i’m not sure why. Dan, I’ve bought Raise 3 times, and 2 days ago I just lent it to a girl at school….as I handed it to her, I made sure to tell her that I was on my 3rd copy AND that I lend it out because I love it, but I’d prefer not to buy it again…..let’s just say I’m hoping for more than the CD back in return! Funk Puppy, the GooGooDols and matchbox 20 should be shot and buried in a shallow grave, and yes, Chizzy….I all too well understand your pain of being from the same town as a band like the Goos!…….Well, there’s my rant, here’s my list!…..Movies….”2001″-yup, can’t get enough, “requium for a dream”….that’s my “hood” boys!…..Music…Husker Du- how can’t you listen to them? Mogwai-c’mon, die young, Tortiose-“standards” The Toshack EP, I’ve been diggin the first few songs of an album by a band called “snow patrol”, though they start to sound like a V-W ad after a while, I made a nice tape out of the good songs from Ride “Tarantula” and “Carnival o’ cheese”…..Black night crash RULES!……and here’s my obscurity(drumroll)…….. the BLOODY FUCKIN WHO!…..ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA…….AND B’LAST…..from Santa Cruz california!!!!!!….reading time has been spent with Michele Foucault…..Remember May 68!!!!!!!…sorry to be so long-winded!

Date: Thu Apr 4 21:35:09 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: LOL chizzy. TO cath up with all of you from a few days ago, I’m listening too ALOT of Swervie MP3’s I have never heard I found on AG (Andalucia and Snowmobile are my favs of the unknowns for me), the new Rush song samples from their new CD, Tool, Sianspheric (The sound of the colour of the sun), GSYBE, Love Lies Crushing, Temple of the Dog, Marcus Schmickler, The Church (After Everything, Now This), Jeff Buckley (Grace), Nick Drake (five leaves left) and a whole lot more. Movies: The Lord of the Rings (Theatre), Shrek (DVD), Hi Fidelity (DVD) (All time fav is Blade Runner though). Reading, Black Cross/Red Star about the airwar on the Eastern Front in WW2, In the court of King Crimson by Sid Smith, The Open Society and it’s enemies by Carl Popper, and trying to finish reading many articles at the following two sites, http://www.bfi.org/ which is a the Buckminster Fuller Institutes website (One of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century) and http://www.tcp.com/~prime8/raw/index.html Robert Anton Wilsons website. I recommend anything and everything ever written by him. Not to mention his ‘Thoughts for the day’ are priceless. Dream Well Swervies, SD

Date: Thu Apr 4 21:29:37 2002
Name: danny boy
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: I/m impressed! All the people writing to give their favorites. From all over! And then there’s Fernando–dude you rock!! Don’t you guys see what this can do? I’m interested in this internet crap for this sole purpose. To bring people together, who’ve been separated by distance as well as bad generic culture that distracts us from doing the real shit that will change the world. That’s why I’m saying–“Remember me, because a change is gonna come, and hopefully we’re gonna be all a part of it.’ On the side though, my recent delights-tonight – a series of pin-screen films by Alexieff, a Russian/French animator–absolutely mind blowing. Music-Neil Halstead/Mojave 3, Pigeonhed, Mick HArris, Squarepusher, Tindersticks, Stereolab, Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), Old Floyd and I could go on… Films: Humanite(Bruno Dumont)–this film could change everyone’s P.O.V. on a lot of things, Welles’ The Trial, Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera (essential for anyone into Documentary), And Errol Morris’ stuff. Reading: Sartre(La Nausee), Susan Sontag(On Photography), and absolutely anything by MArtin Heidegger(this guy is unbelievable, can change a lot of ideals) And that’s all for now, —KEEP IN TOUCH people, cuz the Swervies will be back, and all your friends who laugh at you b/c you listen to Swervedriver will come, and be blown away!! Peace B’s & S’s!

Date: Thu Apr 4 19:01:39 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: home waitin’ for my woman to bring me food.
Comment: Dan’l- That’s cause your friends are dicks. Kill them and get new ones. πŸ˜‰

Date: Thu Apr 4 18:52:22 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Ian… you didn’t forget about me, now didja mate?

Date: Thu Apr 4 18:50:47 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Thu Apr 4 18:44:36 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Why do all my friends make fun of me for listening to SWD so much?

Date: Thu Apr 4 16:18:39 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Wow, you actually spoke to Eve through email? I feel like an immense schmuck for never doing an MP3 search for Sister Sound. I should have figured that Eve would have been on top of something like that. Man, I’m excited that!! I haven’t spoken to him in about 5 years. He’s been in Sanfran for awhile now. I definitely need to reach out to him. Much Thanks for the info. Paul. -E

Date: Thu Apr 4 16:14:50 2002
Name: funkpoppy
City/State/Country: New Jersey USA
Comment: re: Ricky in CA “..one that’s, like, captured as you laugh your perfect laugh, cookie-doll..” (as sung by Sammy Davis Jr.)

Date: Thu Apr 4 16:12:38 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: CHEERS FERNANDO!!!! much love.

Date: Thu Apr 4 15:31:32 2002
Name: Fernando Molina
City/State/Country: SΓ£o Paulo, SP – Brazil
Comment: Hi everyone, i know that you never saw a brazilian guy here but here i am. I’d like to say that i met this band 7 years ago and i never saw a Cd to buy in Brazil. So i just could get more songs in the internet recently. But now, i’m ok. Sorry about my bad english. See ya.

Date: Thu Apr 4 15:27:03 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: I wish that life could be just like a photograph…..

Date: Thu Apr 4 15:22:38 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: the last second don’t count anyway.

Date: Thu Apr 4 12:18:50 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hey Erik I emailed Sister Sound last night from mp3.com and it’s Eve, he emailed me back perplexed and asking how I know him. I don’t know if it was www.mp3.com/sistersound because I just went to mp3.com and searched their name and thats what I got. So you might want to go check it out. seeya.

Date: Thu Apr 4 12:13:26 2002
Name: The Haw
City/State/Country: Glasgoo
Comment: Glad you liked the tab dave- it’s a cunningly easy song, eh? Such simple chords, such awesome power!!! I will get round to Deep Seat soon. It’s a gonna be a feckin’ Leviathan to type!! Before that though, I must head to the cold and windy shores of Aberdeenshire and visit the folks. Which is good ‘cos it means I get to go and listen to ‘Feel so Real’ at the same beach where I first heard it eleven odd years ago. God, that’s a frighteningly long amount of time….

Date: Thu Apr 4 12:07:52 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: Buffalo
Comment: You don’t have to tell me the goo goo dolls suck. They’re from where I live. Everybody kisses their ass here.

Date: Thu Apr 4 11:46:18 2002
Name: funkpoppy
City/State/Country: New Jersey, USA
Comment: I just wanted to say that the Goo Goo Dolls absolutely suck super-ultra wang. And matchbox 20 is a load of horseshit. I know someone who is succumbing to this crap. You know, that post-alternative Inc. sound, snarly, stupid vocals, “I will, I find, I walk upon….” Yikes. On the postive side I like Swerve/Police/U2/Clash/Ride/Pink Floyd/Beatles/Cocteau Twins/Sugar Peace, funkpoppy

Date: Thu Apr 4 06:16:29 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Hairy, what can I say? Im thrilled to bits! I’ve been wanting to play that song for ages! I was rather stunned to see how simple the tune actually is. I am currently at my girlfriends house so i dont get to try the song out with my Telecaster with an amplifier. Ive tried it unplugged and it sounds fine to me. I’m really looking forward to some more Swervedriver tabs to learn, Hairy, do you think there would be any time for you to type up Deap Seat or anything else in your busy life schedule? Sorry im a sad head who just cant get enough of swervie’s guitar wizardry. Anyway people cya later! Bye bye! –Dave (chuffed me)

Date: Thu Apr 4 02:03:13 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: whoa I saw your entry appear erik. Swervie psychic link.

Date: Thu Apr 4 02:01:57 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Erik there is a sister sound on mp3.com that sounds like they could be your guys but on the info it says their location is sanfransico do you know if eve moved there? Their only picture is of an old fender amp and a Jaguar leaned up against it. By the wat how about Eve on those drums? He’s gotta be one of the fastest (with accuracy) players i’ve ever seen.

Date: Thu Apr 4 02:00:21 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Paul, unfortunately the computers here at my job are being screwy so I haven’t been able to hear GFTN yet. As for Sister Sound discs, I don’t think they ever released one. They were so DIY when they were together. I could scrape up some of my old cassettes and make you a copy if you like. Talk at y’all later. -E

Date: Thu Apr 4 01:47:40 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Erik do know where i can get some Sister SOund? Did they have thier stuff on cd? It sounds great. Action Patrol slays me. Did you go listen to your girl for the nite yet?

Date: Thu Apr 4 01:10:13 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Swervedriver Cd’s must be the most stolen things in the world. I had all my Swervey CDs nicked a few years ago.Somewhere in the world there will be an Aladins Cave full of the stuff

Date: Wed Apr 3 23:37:33 2002
Name: AuralChaos
City/State/Country: Portland Oregon USA
Comment: Where can I download Raise mp3s because my album got stolen and I want to listen on my computer?

Date: Wed Apr 3 22:41:50 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Yeah, I just recently read somewhere that Graham was a brief member of the BJTM. That tripped me out because I’ve been a fan of those guys for years. They sound exactly, and I do mean EXACTLY, like the mid-60’s Brian Jones-era of the Stones, all the sitar, tantric, free love pyschedelia. “Give it Back” and “Strung Out in Heaven” are brilliant records. Ghost, were you ever a fan of Sister Sound, who was based out of Richmond? Eve, from Action Patrol, was their singer/guitarist/songwriter. They remain to be not only one of the best bands Richmond has ever produced, but one of the best bands I have ever known. They were loud, intense, melodic, intricate, jazzy without being pretentious, rockin’ without being boneheads, psychedelic without being plotless, and strikingly unique. I miss them very much. Pete, their bassist, died a few years back and the remaining two members called it quits. I deeply regret that only a select few people here on the East Coast got to experience them. Whenever I saw them perform, which was everytime possible, I felt that I was seeing the future of music unfolding before my eyes. Anyway… Sounds like everyone is listening to good tunes, reading good books, and watching cool flicks. I’ve enjoyed reading the postings today. Hope all is well. -E

Date: Wed Apr 3 20:01:51 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: one of the nice things about this message board is that art does not re-write the entries!!!! i went to the new creation records site www.creation-records.com and noticed that there was absolutely no mention of swervedriver!!! can you imagine that??!! anyway, i signed the message board and a day later the message was completely modified and re-written ! laughs

Date: Wed Apr 3 19:57:40 2002
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: nice ! faulkner, hesse, sartre…..this is good company… has anyone read alan watts or krishnamurti? ” the ending of time” and “the second peguin reader” (by k) are great starting points and are completely amazing … ps, i don’t think graham (raise drummer) is still in brian jones town….they sorta sound like neil young.

Date: Wed Apr 3 19:23:52 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Erik, isn’t the drummer from Raise in Brian Jones Town Mass? Is he the drummer in that band or something else? What do they sound like?

Date: Wed Apr 3 19:20:47 2002
Name: ghostie onassis
City/State/Country: H to the Izzo, V to the Izza
Comment: Latest Sounds: Shudder to THink!(all albums) The Cure(The Top,pornography &Head on the Door), Jeff Buckley (R.I.P.) SLeater-Kinney(the hot rock) Beatles(revolver,let it be,abbey road),Your Girl for the Nite (the sound do not sound demo) check it out at www.zebox.com/yourgirl , the very best of Elvis Costello, Godspeed YBE (lift your skinny…) Tom Waits, Fugazi and Daft Punk (various stolen downloads) check out www.blubster.com its the fastest mp3 trading site up right now using the same template as the first napster “very hot”! I got the full white album in 25 minutes. The Sundays(reading writing arithmatic), Action Patrol, Hey Mercedes, Right now Shudder TT is killing me and i just found craig wedren online at www.craigwedren.com and last night I watched Goodfellas for the 1000th time and MR.SHow with Bob and David is on a 24 hour loop at my house. Oh and I got the Jeff Buckley DVD him live in 1995 he was unfucking believable. His voice gives me fucking goosebumps that guy should not be dead! bicycle!

Date: Wed Apr 3 17:51:10 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: TO
Comment: My turn? Tunes: BRMC, Godspeed, Hollowphonic, SIANspheric, Bardo Pond, Slowdive (today!), Trail of Dead, Mogwai (of course), Arab Strap, throw in some Strokes and then some good old New Order, Specials! ha ha, and one of my faves, The Happy Mondays and oh, that Explosions disc is unbelievable! Finally got it at the show a few weeks ago. Books: Right now Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse. TV: Ed, Family Guy, and the Food Network (oh the Naked Chef…) Movies: Curse of the Jade Scorpion, great Woody Allen film and AI was really good as well! Done.

Date: Wed Apr 3 16:31:22 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: This is fun…as of late: Clinic, Police, Skinny Puppy, Gomez, Dark Star(thanks yet again guys), White Stripes, Trail of Dead, Morphine, Captain Sensible, BRMC, and Idlewild. Movies-Sexy Beast, Lord of the Rings (new preview!), Blow, Things Are Tough All Over, A.I., and Night Shift. Books-Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Lone Wolf and Cub comics. Killer shit. Be good y’all!

Date: Wed Apr 3 14:45:32 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: By the way, we’re listing what we are listening to, watching, reading LATELY, right…not our all time faves?

Date: Wed Apr 3 14:42:40 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA
Comment: Thanks for the suggestion Danny Boy! Music: Godspeed, Explosions in the Sky, Trail of Dead, My Vitriol, Ride, S, Noise Shaper, Tool, Massive Attack. TV: SOUTHPARK (the funniest show ever), Lots of crummy news. Books: Lord of the Rings 1. Movies: Dances with Wolves. Magazines: National Geographic, Vanity Fair. Cheers all, Zach.

Date: Wed Apr 3 13:38:47 2002
Name: another Danny boy
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: The aforementioned Fu Manchu and Steely Dan, Sonic Youth, Bowie, Toshack Highway, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Flamin’ Lips, Ginger Baker Trio, UFO, Godspeed…, Mogwai, Keith Richards, Tortoise, punk rock comp tapes – depends largely on the mood; as of late, most of my listening at home is the compilation of finer moments from all the bands (and drugged-out one-off basement jams) I’ve been in for the last 15 years, from cassette to MiniDisc. Why MiniDisc? Because I HATE jewel boxes!!! I can boogie to work with 10 MiniDiscs in my pocket… try that with 10 CDs. Last book read: As I Lay Dying by W. Faulkner. Last movie seen: haven’t seen a (good) movie in ages… did promise myself to watch 2001: ASO in 2001, which I did, and enjoyed heartily, and I’m thinking of it now, so if that tells you anything… I’m a Taurus, I drive a ’76 Dodge Dart and I’m single (ladies?…)

Date: Wed Apr 3 12:20:34 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: b-lo
Comment: I been hauling out the old shit too. stone roses (ahh, memories of 1989) I never thought you people would be sellin their swervie memorabilia… I think in our studio there’s an autographed mezcal head tour poster. Also our drummer has a rubber lizard he swiped off of Jez’s kit when we played with them… (sorry, man…he didn’t know any better. he also ate their sandwiches…)

Date: Wed Apr 3 10:32:36 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: This week I have been mostly eating Flaming Lips – Soft Bulleten, Swervie-Raise, Trail of the Dead – Thingmy and bar codes, Neil Young – After the Gold Rush and had a jolly good listen to MBV Loveless for the first time in a while…which was nice.

Date: Wed Apr 3 10:08:35 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Scotia
Comment: Tunes: MBV, BRMC, Adorable/Polak, Chapterhouse, Lush (fancy Miki you see), Nick Drake, Primal Scream, Darkstar, Ride, Mantaray, Mint 400, Fivethirty, The Roses, The Mondays, New Order/Joy Division, Augustus Pablo, The For Carnation, Spacemen/Spiritualized/Spectrum/EAR. Books-Just finished Nick Drake Biog- very sad. Like books with pictures tho as I’m a lazy reader. Tintin usually does the trick. Films-2001, first Star Wars trilogy (ah, childhood..), Copland, Logans Run, Vanishing Point, Enter the Dragon, um struggling for others at the minute. TV- The ‘A’ Team, The Professionals and err, The Discovery Channel!

Date: Wed Apr 3 05:21:01 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: Oops I forgot
Comment: Books- The Long Firm by Jake Arnott. Visual Art- Magritte/ Duanne Michaels/ Corinne Day……Phew

Date: Wed Apr 3 05:15:34 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: Well apart from swervies……… I have been moslty …… Curve/darkstar/pumpkins/my vitriol/ Slowdive/deftones/ marylin manson/ Orbital/ Django Rheinhart/ Queens of the stone age/Early ummagumma-Meddle era Floyd/ Syd Barret/mMogwai/ A Perfect Circle/ PJ Harvey. Films- The Man who Would Be King/ Withnail & I/ The Hairdressers Husband

Date: Wed Apr 3 04:26:57 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Currently listening to Strokes “Is this it?”, BRMC “BRMC”, Ride “Tarantula”, RHCP “Californication”, SY “sister”, Cake “Prolonging the magic”, some Nirvana, NOFX, Boo Radley’s, Mogwai, Mudhoney, Adorable, VU, JAMC, Santana, Hellacopters, Led Zep, MBV, PJ Harvey, etc. Slowly improving on the guitar thing but still got an enormous problem with rythmes even if if I’m on my way to solve it. Reading Jean-Paul Sartre (Extremely famous french writer) “L’Γ’ge de raison” and just finished Boris Vian “L’Γ©cume des Jours”, and HP Lovecraft “At The Mountains Of Madness”. Favorite movies (in disorder) “O’Brother, Duel, De Storste Helte, Forrest Gump, Smoke, Blue In The Face, Fargo”. Is that enough?

Date: Wed Apr 3 02:31:52 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas, oz
Comment: Ohh Danny boy… love the train of thought!!! Anyone reccommed a good book?? I am trying to read The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Mr Rushdie. Pretty hard read, but good none the less. Was recommended the new trail of dead cd, which I might add is senbloodysational. My gawd, Husker, Now that takes me aback!! Rediscovered the magic of MBV, Soft as Snow last week too!!! As for the movies, haven’t seen one in months, but saw a cult ‘remember me’ doco on the young talent team the other night… did that ever make it overseas??? Classic, Dannii Minogue as a 10 year old singing fame with a tiny Tina Arena!!! Love the 80’s!!! And those fashions, (bubble skirts and big hair, now they WAS flattering!!)Teehee…

Date: Wed Apr 3 01:50:56 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Currently listening to: Otis Redding, Spacemen 3, Husker Du, BRMC, Nuggets, Neil Young, & the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Currently reading: “Let it Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs” and “Meditations on the Insatiable Soul” by Robert Bly. Recent Cool Movies: “The Princess and the Warrior”, “2001: A Space Odyssey” (for the umpteenth time), “Six Feet Under” (the series). Hopefully that makes our little swerve-world a little smaller. ….oh Danny Boy, I love you so…

Date: Tue Apr 2 23:56:06 2002
Name: Danny boy
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: I think we Swervies should exchange literary, film or other preferences and get to know each other . Spread the good word. Either discreetly or out in the open. (Walked into a local pub the other day, and the bartender had on some swervie. Just then I realized-this world is a small one–lets make it smaller. Peace

Date: Tue Apr 2 23:47:49 2002
Name: danny boy
City/State/Country: montreal, can
Comment: Hey Kidz, Just wanted to profess my utmost respect for this already legendary band! For all you obviously experienced listeners, you should check out SIANspheric, and my newest discovery–Tindersticks. This band effin rocks! I dare anyone to but their self-titled album and not recognize its sheer masterpiece! Also–Swervies have got to come together one day for a reunion show–(perhaps in Amsterdam)–now, do I have any takers? Peace brothers and sisters!

Date: Tue Apr 2 23:37:27 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Good to see some other fans of Mr. Drake around here. “Clothes of Sand”, “Time of No Reply” and just about all of the Pink Moon album are stunningly sad tunes, but ultra beautiful nonetheless. Dan’l, yeah a friend of mine saw a Television reunion show a few years ago. They encored with “Don’t Need Your Lovin'” by the Chocolate Watchband. He freaked over that one, (I would too I must say). Ghost, thanks for posting the link to Ron’s band. It’s really cool that he’s playing music with Nora. That girl can sing LAMF. See ya peeps. -E

Date: Tue Apr 2 23:29:20 2002
Name: Valentine#3!
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Zentraedi, huh Ghost? Those guys still looking for protoculture, or what?

Date: Tue Apr 2 20:39:07 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: forgot the address… http://www.zebox.com/yourgirl

Date: Tue Apr 2 20:38:28 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: hey guys heres a new Swerve influenced indie band. tell me what you think. Erik, this is Ron’s band with Nora from Zentraedi.

Date: Tue Apr 2 18:58:38 2002
Name: Foobah
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Hi,if anyone is interested I am selling a Swervedriver “Mezcal Head” promo poster on ebay. You can check it out at the following URL: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=855007288

Date: Tue Apr 2 18:17:53 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: A friend of mine just returned from NYC, moaning about how he missed (by 2 days) a first-time-in-20-years Television performance. Art or anybody catch it? Didn’t Television tour a year or two ago? Ditto Richard Lloyd?

Date: Tue Apr 2 17:00:36 2002
Name: Rick
City/State/Country: Can
Comment: Distill it

Date: Tue Apr 2 12:31:10 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: SO FAR REACHING! NEVER LOSE THAT FEELING!
Comment: If u can type that up pretty soon i will be chuffed to bits…..I listen to the record a lot and i cant even start to figure it out, its to strange trying to tab a song in a odd tuning, and it sounds like there is a lot of things going on during the song, anyway i will look forward to any old school swervie tabs πŸ˜€ coz i reckon they are the best πŸ˜€ woohoo! –Dave

Date: Tue Apr 2 09:12:42 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: workin like a dog
Comment: Don’t even get ol’ royboy started on Nick Drake…. What’s up everyone?

Date: Tue Apr 2 08:55:55 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: forgetful
Comment: Dave- Meant to say, can probably have ‘Never lose that feeling’ done tommorow if you like.

Date: Tue Apr 2 08:54:08 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Ian man, you’re a fan of the Drakester??!! Excellent. I can just about play ‘Riverman’ and ‘Time has Told Me’. Had to cheat and get tunings/chords off the net tho. Even so, his guitar was soooo…. well, Nick Drake. I found it almost impossible to recreate. Amazing stuff tho, beautifully intimate. Fester- I agree with you on all accounts with Talk Talk. Good band. Only have a ‘best of..’ Compilation but that was frequently in the CD player a few years back. Christ, that’s another album I’ll have to get re-acquanted with!! Hmm, think I spelt that wrong….

Date: Tue Apr 2 08:25:43 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Handy tuning hints #2. For most Nick Drake songs tune down to.. C(Low),G,C,F,C(up 1 semitone),E and even if you’ve never heard of Nick Drake (get Pink Moon…its beautiful) its magic for finding new chords.

Date: Mon Apr 1 23:15:03 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country:  
Comment: OOPS! Sorry ’bout that. –B

Date: Mon Apr 1 23:10:07 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Anyone ever try the D,A,E,A,A,E tuning? I don’t know if it has ever been used by Swervedriver, but I’ve had a lot of interesting songs come out of it. As for CW, nothing they have ever done since Ferment and Chrome has quite measured up, but they still fall in my top 20. They aren’t even comparable to Swervedriver though, it’s a completely different feeling. Anyway, I just got the Toshack EP, it was so great to hear that new version of the Hitcher, it felt like the new Swervedriver album! The rest of the songs are alright too, but I had to keep repeating The Hitcher. I’ll have to give it all a better listen to be critical. –B

Date: Mon Apr 1 23:10:05 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Anyone ever try the D,A,E,A,A,E tuning? I don’t know if it has ever been used by Swervedriver, but I’ve had a lot of interesting songs come out of it. As for CW, nothing they have ever done since Ferment and Chrome has quite measured up, but they still fall in my top 20. They aren’t even comparable to Swervedriver though, it’s a completely different feeling. Anyway, I just got the Toshack EP, it was so great to hear that new version of the Hitcher, it felt like the new Swervedriver album! The rest of the songs are alright too, but I had to keep repeating The Hitcher. I’ll have to give it all a better listen to be critical. –B

Date: Mon Apr 1 20:40:30 2002
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: guys try this out. http://www.zebox.com/yourgirl

Date: Mon Apr 1 20:16:19 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: I agree with Hairy on all accounts with CW. Adam and Eve had some cool moments, but mainly because I dig Talk Talk, and Tim Friese Green (sp?) produced it. At times, Adam and Eve might as well BE Talk Talk, but that’s alright. Hooked up with one of my buddies the other day who’s always got some interesting stuff in his player, and I came away with Clinic. Neat little band, ecspecially if you’re into GBV. Ironically (and this is no joke), he’s just hooked up with a Austrailan lawyer. She’s cool. Even heard of Swervie. The boys really put the whammie on the LDU, that’s for sure. Cheers!

Date: Mon Apr 1 16:56:35 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Deep Seat
Comment: Hello Hairy, Have you typed up any Swervie tabs recently? Im kinda needing another fix, preferably in the form of Deap Seat, Never Lose That Feeling (probably the best swervedriver song in existence) and Duress. But Anything in general is better than nothing. Anyway cya later people bye bye…… –Dave

Date: Mon Apr 1 10:21:31 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: Glasgoooooey
Comment: Hello all, hope everyone’s having a fine day. Indeed, ‘Ferment’ and ‘Chrome’ are rather good. Not really payed much attention to them since those days tho. ‘Texture’ is a wicked tune. God, I’ll have to listen to the albums again, it’s been a while. Hope everyone’s having as much fun with the tunings as I am. I can just about figure out a couple of songs so far, but to honest, I’ve just about written two ditties with that mad D,C,A,D,C,D tuning. It’s got such a great drone to it. Anyway, back to Satansville….

Date: Mon Apr 1 00:55:16 2002
Name: John
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: The Catherine Wheel’s last (and probably final) album, Wishville, admittedly was not up to the quality of their earlier stuff – they clearly were trying too hard to have a commericial hit (and make some money for a change). But the one before that, Adam & Eve, and their first two albums, Ferment and Chrome, are fantastic, IMO. To each his own…. :>

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