Guestbook Archive May 2002

Date: Fri May 31 16:41:00 2002
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Date: Fri May 31 15:57:12 2002
Name: nickmaui2290
City/State/Country: roanoke tx. tarrant
Comment: im really from cali where my friend got me listening to you.you guys really take the cake man keep it up.i like it cause its easy to listen to. its also awesome to skate to so keep it up you guys r rippin

Date: Fri May 31 14:29:03 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: REPRESENT BUFFALO
Comment: Yet another swervie fan in b-lo??? Chizzy, you there?

Date: Fri May 31 14:05:19 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Checked the Nathan Hollywood… not really my cup of tea, but he sounds solid. I betcha with a few beers it would sound real good. Crappy computer speakers don’t do the production justice, but nice work, Jez! Wondering if “studio recording” means fleshing NH’s tunes out with drums, etc. – or if it’s SWD material. I know I have my hopes up… ZigZag, we’ll have to hook up sometime… all my friends are burnt out on SWD… narrow minds… but I love ’em anyways…

Date: Fri May 31 13:04:11 2002
Name: chrisy
City/State/Country: buffalo, ny USA
Comment: Mark Ford from Schatzi told me about you guys…you rock! i love your sound…definately enjoyable!

Date: Fri May 31 12:19:25 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country: Satansville
Comment: Perhaps they’re too busy working on new Swerve-tunes to bother with the internet… just a fantasy here…

Date: Fri May 31 10:53:49 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: stinktown.
Comment: Adam checks in. Jez checks in… Jimmy??? Steve???? Where are ye? Yer out there too… I know it. I can smell ye…

Date: Thu May 30 22:44:29 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: scotland…. not really, its only a picture
Comment: roight!whoos a fookin’ tanker?

Date: Thu May 30 18:42:42 2002
Name: Terry Diantelopefarmer
City/State/Country: Near Ayr
Comment: Ian dozny huv a DA20.If he did he must o nicked it!! God speed Ian you frickin frucker fook!! C u tommorow!!

Date: Thu May 30 17:52:43 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Hiya Jez. I’m also very curious to know about that dreaded BS. You know there’s too much BS in the world lately. Too much BS at work… I’m going to enter a BS free existence at some point. Z.

Date: Thu May 30 14:46:26 2002
Name: Rick
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: hello. I miss you. reel to reel

Date: Thu May 30 13:36:24 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Yes, Chicago also…
Comment: I dunno, Dan…at the least, weve problably bumped shoulders at a good show (?)

Date: Thu May 30 13:10:41 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Ah… the live CD. Curious to know what the B/S is… would love to obliterate it, and get my hands on a copy. Studio recordings… for N. Hollywood, or for SWD? Aw man, what a tease! And, uh, ZigZag… do I know you?

Date: Thu May 30 07:10:08 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Hi Jez!! Sorry about my so called mates posting obsenities all over your lovely message board. They shall be beaten within an inch of they’re lives. If there’s anyway of getting a copy of that live stuff lemmy know. Even if you have it on DAT I’ve got access to a DA20 and a CD burner so I could fire them out to the good people of Swervedom (as long as they’re not in a hurry for it, erk).

Date: Thu May 30 06:22:13 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Jez..What a guy… By the way sorry for sucking up but, your drumming rules.

Date: Thu May 30 05:05:37 2002
Name: jez
City/State/Country: London
Comment: Yep,it’s me.Thought I’d just drop in for a mo’.Coupla things – the live ceedee got finished,but B/S means it’ll probably never be released.Pity,I’m really proud of it… My book is FINALLY in throes of being prepared for publication.Jeeez,this book business is worse than the music one! Still,getting there now. Finally,if you’re interested,there are a couple of guitar/vocal demos of the guy I’m currently in the studio with at www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onemusic . Click on “band” in the “Demos” section. His name is Nathan Hollywood. They’re one take roughs I recorded in a house “oop norff” a while ago. The studio recordings are taking a while (quelle surprise!),but it’s good to be thumping tubs again (as well as producing) – God I missed it!!! Well,that’s about it. Good to see you’re all still engrossed in discussions various.Take care. See you around. Love, jez….xxx

Date: Thu May 30 05:02:54 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment: …is this page turning into a terra diablo fanclub?? Ian seems to be getting ALOT of press!!!! HEHE!! Go for it lad!!

Date: Thu May 30 03:28:02 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ive seen that thing before! HOW FUNNY IS THAT?! That dogs face and the voice are just terrific! Hhahaha

Date: Thu May 30 01:01:57 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Checked out the NME thing Ian. Very fucking cool…GBV rock.OT: Check this out if you haven’t seen it already: http://www.northeastsprinkler.com/solf/misc/sw-triumph.wmv

Date: Thu May 30 00:19:23 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Alien Lanes was the best (GBV), ingenious an cool in its lo-fi state. I think I latched on to that lo-fi sound that they got… I didnt have much faith (personally scared of) Pollard going into bigger studios, but after hearing songs like “Fair Touchings”, I see that they are just as great on a high fidelity recording..if not more. I think that guy is a brilliant writer. I also think that it was really cool that on earlier albums like Alien Lanes, he barely finished writing the songs as “full”…something about a 30 second to 2 minute unfinished song that leaves you perplexed in the best way…somehow makes you come back for more of it.

Date: Wed May 29 23:35:08 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hi everyone – If any of you want to hear my band, we have a tune you can play thru Real Player. Go to http://www.blackstoneclub.com and click on “music” and then scroll down to find my band, ENI: Experimental Noise Incinerator. I would love to hear any comments on what we are trying to do. 🙂

Date: Wed May 29 22:10:51 2002
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: has anybody seen gbv lately ??? and heard the new prog-rock??? completely amazing stuff, and i think that any fan of swd really ought to love gbv as well. they are too good !!! especially when you listen to the 4 or 5 other records pollard puts out a year outside of gbv.

Date: Wed May 29 19:13:00 2002
Name: The Haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Actually, thinking about it, Oasis have spent a fair amount of time looking at their shoes………..

Date: Wed May 29 19:10:32 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Shame if not many others dig Ride-that’s who started me off. The one song that’s to blame for me going down this sonic-driven lane that I currently travel is ‘Seagull’. Everything, Swervie’s included, come after that song. It’s a shit phrase but that was my year zero. Annyway, If memory serves, before ‘Shoegazing’ was ‘The Scene That Celebrates Itself’, which was the same bands essentialy. It just so happened that they all hung around the same pubs!! Then NME thought that was too long a name so they had to get a shorter one. Ian man- What’s goin’ on??? If those buggers ever interview ya, be sure to stick a coupla digs at about forgetting da Swervies. Must gooo, too much to drink…

Date: Wed May 29 17:35:11 2002
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Comment: As researchers conclude in the current issue of the journal Science (“Sonata for Humans, Birds and Humpback Whales (January 9, 2001) By Natalie Angier), the love of music, that unslakable, unshakable, indescribable desire to sing and rejoice, rattle and roll, is not only a universal feature of the human species, found in every society known to anthropology, but is also deeply embedded in multiple structures of the human brain, and is far more ancient than previously suspected. discuss the flourishing field of biomusicology…

Date: Wed May 29 14:33:29 2002
Name: Terra Diantelopefarmer
City/State/Country: Still near Ayr
Comment: No. I was wrong. Ian’s probably the most stand up gentlemen that I know. He do a favour for anyone. Check out www.terradiablo.com or else yous are all fannys!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Wed May 29 14:21:50 2002
Name: Terra Diantelopefarmer
City/State/Country: Near Ayr
Comment: Ian’s a fanny, ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha! He’s got hair like a Roman Centurian too!!!

Date: Wed May 29 13:25:15 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Well said, Fester. SWD gained many many points (as if they need any more) after I found out about the T. Rex sample (thanks royboy) – indicative of the many avenues leading to the center of SWD land. I’ve been accused of arrested development in becoming so attached to a band’s catalog, but I credit it to this – and I’ve never really vocalized it before, so here goes… in their prime, SWD were labled as a polite guitar band aping Dinosaur Jr. et al. Yeah yeah yeah. Some people I knew wrote off SWD after the first record or two, simply because the music didn’t have a loutish hook, scampering up the charts. I stuck with the catalog because it *didn’t* beat me over the head with licks – I could find a SWD moment every day, and during that moment I’d still hear something that I didn’t hear last time. Loud, soft, really fucking loud, in the background… the music did not fail me. I tried to relay this to folks; some got it, most didn’t. Now don’t get me wrong – I *like* the licks…

Date: Wed May 29 13:24:10 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Yep..Boo radleys..thats more like it

Date: Wed May 29 12:38:49 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Please forgive this history “lesson”, BUT, as I remember it, “Shoegazing” evolved out of the JAMC days, sorta this hard rock, fuzz, melancholy, biker’s with deep feelings vibe. Critics who expected to see JAMC running around the stage with these snears on their faces were shocked when they just stood there and looked over their guitars. Shoegazing was meant to be an insult to the band’s live show. “Ah, they’re just a bunch of shoegazers…” Unfortunately, the term began to attatch itself directly to JAMC’s sound, so that any band that had that JAMC vibe (and not just the music, but the band’s attitude too) was dubbed shoegazing. Going by this definition, I could see how swervie got lumped in there. Now-a-days, when people say shoegazing, they mean anything that’s melodic, mood-related, and played by people who seem removed from their audience. That’s why bands like the cranes, slowdive, etc are also refered. Personally, I’ve also thought of Swervie as a rock band with many talents and tools, who spread over many genres of rock. They can go and do whatever they please, but they’re not too flashy about it. And I’m begining to really miss them…Cheers!

Date: Wed May 29 11:25:56 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: professional worm can opener.
Comment: Thanks for the info, i guess I was just wondering where they all ended up (furniture sales mgr?!?!). I think swervedriver fucking rock, and have always rocked whereas ride, slowdive et.al- had never really found a total band sound. I am fans of their music because it led me to the music of swervedriver. How ’bout the boo radleys, now… Anyone? Anyone?

Date: Wed May 29 04:25:06 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Oooh! Oooh! We’re on the front of NME.com!!?!? Check it out if you like. Its in the Bring It On section and I think they might do a web cast from the gig…which’ll be nice.

Date: Tue May 28 11:41:51 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country: Dubya-World
Comment: Mojave3:Slowdive::ToshackHighway:Swervedriver In all essences. Mojave 3 stuff was a bit more relaxed, more “experimental” or whatever you want to call it… working more with sounds.

Date: Tue May 28 11:16:01 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Illin” Noise
Comment: Id say Swerve can probably be described as a band that doesnt emulate one particular scene…a kind of non-conformist mentality (which is probably why I like it so much). You can see influences ranging from over 30 years ago to present, but not one distinct sub-genre. They always played by their own rules…which makes their sound so much more inspiring to me. Why sound like one group of current bands when you have your own sound based on little bits and pieces of the last 30-something years of music, blended with your own ideologies in writing?

Date: Tue May 28 07:46:39 2002
Name: Guy H
City/State/Country: n london
Comment: hi all just bought a book on creation records(well comprehensive -it’s about 3 inches thick). in it there are many swerve references like how alan mcgee first heard the demo tape of swervies. one of ride had sent it in and said “listen to this”. he heard it in the back of a limo going down sunset blvd with guy chadwick from house of love. guy turns to alan and says “you should sign this” and alan goes “yeah you know what – i think i will.” other amusing stories include mcgee holding a copy of the freshly recorded mezcal head and saying to teenage fanclub “sorry boys, this is gonna be swervedriver’s year.” hmmmmmmm….. anyway well worth a read – and you ride fans out there are well catered for in it. if anyone wants the ref no. to buy it gimme a shout. sorry for the essay guy

Date: Tue May 28 03:09:38 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Yeah, its wierd because from the shoegazer bands ive heard swervedriver dont fit in. For me swervedriver are more of an alternative rock style band. I mainly agree with Dan on this one, I would hardly call Son of Mustang Ford a Shoegazer song, and I cant imagine swervie stood on stage starting at thier feet as they perform. I seen the duel video on road rash and adam is head banging (in a cool non-headache inducing way) with his dreds going everywhere. Jimmy is lifting his black les paul in the air and noodling out some riffs, its everything I dont expect from “shoegazing”. Grrrrrr Fecking Critics “ok people today we are going to call this style of music nu-skool-indie-rock” they just invent bullshit categories and annoy people. Anyway thats me off my soap box…..who wants a go next?

Date: Tue May 28 01:38:16 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Gotta agree with Dave of St Helens…I too think Ride were over rated although there were some good moments on the second album. It always annoyed me that Swervedriver were roped into the shoegazer scene because I could never really see the link. Swervedriver always had a tighter grip on which ever type of music they cared to dabble in. If Swervedriver wanted to rock out, they properly rocked out, whereas Ride never really did for me. If Swervedriver wanted go a bit poppy and melodic, you would hear perfect guitar ‘pop’ (with a twist of course). I can only think of a couple of Ride songs with a tune. It is a shame for the swervies coz the association with ‘that scene’ probably ruined any chances of them making the big time in UK, which is a nightmare coz that scene I felt at the time wasnt Swervedrivers bag….man. I would say Dave from Bradford would agree with me on this as well

Date: Mon May 27 16:43:10 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Aiiie, Ive listened to them Ride songs and I just dont like that fella’s vocals, I am sorry to say but Slowdive and Ride have both dissapointed me. Boohoo…..

Date: Mon May 27 09:10:49 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Oh yeah, I do know the bluesy break- it’s really not hard, I found it totally by accident whilst being taught how to play ‘Place your hands’ by Reef one drunken night. I will tab it at some point and pass it on after me exams are finished. Annnd, Slowdive- ‘Souvlaki Space Station’ is an awesome, awesome choon. Picked up Neil Halstead’s solo album a couple of days ago though, and its well different. Dead chilled stuff.Does anyone know if the Mojave 3 stuff is similar?

Date: Mon May 27 09:04:38 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: royboy- Mark lives in France now, Loz drums part time in a band called the Zimmermen, Andy’s supporting the ‘man with one eyebrow’ and should you wish to visit Habitat’s Oxford branch to complain about the appalling prices they charge furniture, ask to speak to the manager. Last I heard, it was a certain Mr. S. Querault!

Date: Sun May 26 19:42:31 2002
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Date: Sun May 26 15:12:29 2002
Name: Tim
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: Does anyone have any swervedriver videos for trade?

Date: Sun May 26 08:42:34 2002
Name: Sarah
City/State/Country: Australia
Comment: Where is Swervedriver?

Date: Sun May 26 07:14:28 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Brian…..That was beautiful….

Date: Sun May 26 02:39:59 2002
Name: trik
City/State/Country: brisvegas
Comment: ZigZag, my golly!! I am slowly starting to pack my belongings into boxes and found my old tapes and there was C-Clamp!!! Good ol’ Meander and return!! Bloody marvelous album!! But the other bands you mentioned illude me sorry… Some one again has brought Nick Drake back up…. good things always come back!! I have recently finished reading the bio of him for the second time… Kinda moving, I found myself crying alot in it while I had Pink Moon playing in the background.. worth a read…. Speaking of books, when IS Jez’s Rider gunna be out.. Anyways all, take care!!

Date: Sun May 26 01:11:05 2002
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Date: Sat May 25 20:56:23 2002
Name: Brian
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Comment: Dave, I didn’t mean to sound like i was insulting you on the Slowdive thing. Believe me I feel your pain about nobody listening to the same, or even similar, music as you. I was listening to Dinosaur Jr., the Cure, Swervedriver, King Missle, and all kinds of other music back in the early ’90’s and none of my friends had a clue, nor would they try it. I know it sucks, but that’s why we Swervedriver fans have each other, because there is something that sets us apart from the mishmash of commercialism. We don’t need it to be popular to appreciate it. Peace- B

Date: Sat May 25 19:46:25 2002
Name: Shinney
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Was that just a bad attempt at a spam? No, I dont yet own a fro on my head…thats the fro details.

Date: Sat May 25 19:30:45 2002
Name: kl
City/State/Country: kl/
Comment: kl/ Comment: Swervie items for sale….. very reasonable prices. Please e-mail me fro details miss_red66@yahoo.co.uk or visit my ebay shop DollyRocker. Thanks.

Date: Sat May 25 08:27:05 2002
Name: Rouge
City/State/Country: London, UK
Comment: Swervie items for sale….. very reasonable prices. Please e-mail me fro details miss_red66@yahoo.co.uk or visit my ebay shop DollyRocker. Thanks.

Date: Sat May 25 00:24:31 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Anyone ever heard of such bands as C-Clamp, Castor, Hum (I know youve heard that one), Macha, Shiner, Molly McGuire bla bla bla, I could go on for a year. Mostly mid-west American music that comes through Chicago with great sounds.

Date: Sat May 25 00:21:34 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Count No Count
Comment: Dean (Illyah Kuryahkin) did Count No Count on a basic cassette 4-track, which assimilates it to Alien Lanes (Guided By Voices) in its lo-fi approach. Both are great albums, though I choose Count over Cab-Minute.

Date: Fri May 24 18:36:49 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: first you look so strong…
Comment: Were they really that crappy? Never mind, I guess they were. Roktek Flanger, DOD Supra Dist, and that AWFUL Epi strat copy. To be 18 again…la la la laaaaa laaaaa-jing jing jing ga jing ga jing jinga jing…

Date: Fri May 24 13:05:46 2002
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: I am so happy to hear about RIDE holiday trips in a Volkswagen camper YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Fri May 24 08:56:04 2002
Name: CHIZZY
City/State/Country: the salt mines….
Comment: RIDERIDERIDERIDE! god damn, I miss those boys. AHH…. pleasant memories of cranking out (crappy) covers of “vapour trail” and “like a daydream” in bands of my youth… remember, royboy?

Date: Fri May 24 07:16:19 2002
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Date: Thu May 23 22:47:24 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Wow, new Ride?!!! That is so cool! Not too mention it will be ‘noisy’ Ride (My favorite 🙂 Thanks for passing on the news.

Date: Thu May 23 20:39:02 2002
Name: rob
City/State/Country:  
Comment: regarding ride….this from excellent online.com Piero runs the Ticket To Ride site and has announced that there will be new Ride material released this year. Click on ‘Read More’ for the full announcement. It’s been a long time since the last newsletter and before I unveil the great RIDE news I would like to say a big thank you to all the fans who have bought the “Best Of” boxset and also the reissued albums: just consider that the boxset had to be re-pressed thrice because the stocks ran out very quickly each time! The band was very happy with the reaction and the support received from the fans when the boxset and the back catalogue came out last autumn and this leads me straight to the big news: very soon there is gonna be the first release of new RIDE material in about six years. Maybe the majority of you remember that all the four RIDE members briefly reunited last October in a London studio to record some footage that had to be showed in an episode of Channel 4’s programme “Pioneers” dedicated to Sonic Youth. Andy and Mark were invited to talk about Sonic Youth’s influence generally to 90’s music and specifically the influence on the then-fledgling Ride. As part of the idea for the show, the producer had asked Mark and Andy to play 10-15 minutes of guitar-based feedback which they wanted to film and use as a backdrop to the programme. It was Andy’s idea that if he and Mark were going to get together to talk about Sonic Youth’s influence on Ride then any “performance” to accompany the programme should feature all 4 ex-Ride members. And that’s how Andy, Mark, Steve and Loz ended up playing together once again after the split. So, what remains now of that day (besides almost one minute long TV appearance late night on Channel 4 last december) is about half an hour recording of pure RIDE extemporaneous trademark noise which the band was willing to make available for the fans somehow someday. Well, that day is coming very soon. No official release date decided yet, but the Channel 4 session will be shortly made available to the fans. “Coming Up For Air”, this is the name of the limited-edition CD, will be printed in 1000 copies and will be subsequently sold through the OxfordMusicNet website. According to the band, the artwork is done and all that’s left to do is to physically press the CDs, so it’s really matter of a few weeks. Just be sure to check your mailboxes or the Ticket To Ride website in the following days as I will make an announcement as soon as the CD will be available through the online shop. And (fingers crossed) this could be only the first good news coming from RIDE this year! So stay tuned and keep the faith! All the very best to you all, Piero @ TTR

Date: Thu May 23 19:57:56 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I can’t believe the bad-mouthing of slowdive in here… damn whippersnapper!!! I scold you harshly! Repetetive?!!?!? Dull?!?!!? WHAT??!?! ahh… blasted!

Date: Thu May 23 19:25:42 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country:  
Comment: sorry to double drop, but I just saw that nick drake comment from chizzy 4/2.. ahh, the 6 fingered picking of poor, poor nick drake…….

Date: Thu May 23 19:19:30 2002
Name: royboy
City/State/Country: rolling rock 18-pack/$8.99!!!
Comment: chizzo– what’s the fuggin’ deal with this doves show..Are we going? What’s the date? What’s my name? Does anyone know what happened to Mark of RIDE? or Loz or Steve for that matter…great band, too bad Andy squeezed out the rest of the talent and hogged the limelight for himself. Later bitches…….

Date: Thu May 23 14:36:47 2002
Name: jessie
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: yeah right now that sounds good, I second the toshack/sianspheric thing….that would be interesting. I’ll ask…i’m durnk enough to do it.

Date: Thu May 23 14:28:11 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Hi All, does anyone know what ever happened to Jez’s live CD that he was working on? I thought Art got a copy, but I can’t remember. cheers, Zach.

Date: Thu May 23 14:20:15 2002
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: Well I just made the ULTIMATE “SWD Favorites” CD…mixed and burned by my beautiful computer…anyways… When is that Toshack/Sianspheric split heading our way? Does anyone know what’s going to be on it?

Date: Thu May 23 13:39:11 2002
Name: jessie
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: have you heard the toshack highway stuff? illyah and toshack highway have similiarities (sorry I just drank a bottle of champagne at work, i got a great job so forgive the spelling) anyway they are both so lo-fi and untainted by corporate venereal disearseeeeee… god i’m durnk. heh! why is that good?

Date: Thu May 23 13:36:13 2002
Name: Jessie
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: Can’t stop listening to it. Funny I know someone who went to high school with the guy. Apparently he did the whole last thing on a mac or something. So that makes three of us.

Date: Thu May 23 13:08:06 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Blacklightroom is also a great song, but was only available on Napster a couple of years ago, somehow unreleased on either album.

Date: Thu May 23 13:06:37 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Gawd!!! I thought I was the only one on earth that knew of Illyah Kuryahkin!!! Completely incredible music!!! Check out “Count, No Count”, a great lo-fi start to his recording days. 20 Cab Minute is great as well. Definitely seaps into you.

Date: Thu May 23 11:10:39 2002
Name: Jessie
City/State/Country: ny
Comment: I actually really like the adam franklin solo thing, there are some really good songs there. It was one of those after a couple of listens I started hearing a lot of different layers. Kinda subtle; you have to listen for it. It got pretty interesting. On audiogalaxy there are some live recordings of his which well I don’t know, but if you like music you can’t deny that sometimes an acoustic guitar, a soulful voice and a really good song are the most powerful sounds you’ll ever hear. Have you ever seen grant hart’s live acoustic show? Gives you chills I tell ya. And the man gets little to no recognition. Another cd I find pretty interesting lately is something by a guy named dean something? but he goes by Ilyah Kuryahkin. Favorite songs, blackpower, lotuspool, marooned and thomverlaine. Could be just me, but I did see another good review so there are at least two of us not counting dean.

Date: Thu May 23 09:26:12 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Anyone heard The Ides of Space yet? If ever there was a band wearing the Swerves on they’re sleave its them. Check ’em out.

Date: Thu May 23 03:23:09 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: I heard a song called Alison that was quite good, it was too repetitive and dull though. I will come back to them some time, The reason I havent heard any of these bands is because I havent been exposed to them, the people I know dont even know who swervedriver are. All of my friends listen to the mainstream stuff like limp bizkit, blink182 etc whereas ive developed my own individual taste in music. I didnt mean to say that if ride are not like swervedriver they will be shite, I was just looking for a comparison thats all. (heck i like alice in chains and they are not like swervedriver at all) Thanks for the help I will check out them songs tonight. Bye Bye

Date: Thu May 23 01:14:13 2002
Name: Tara
City/State/Country: Elora, ON, Canada
Comment: Just stopped by to check out the site. One absolutely amazing band swervedriver…miss them terribly. Thanks for the site…take care and happiness…..

Date: Thu May 23 00:31:56 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave – check out: Segull, Unfamiliar, Dreams Burn Down, Leave Them All Behind, Grasshopper. I think you will like what you hear.

Date: Wed May 22 22:40:22 2002
Name: Brian
City/State/Country: usa
Comment: How could you not be impressed with slowdive. First of all, it doesn’t have to be like swervedriver to be great, secondly, why is it taking you until now to check out slowdive???? Where have you been??? Sorry to sound condescending.

Date: Wed May 22 17:11:46 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Suggest me some good Ride Songs please 😀 are they anything like swervedriver. I gave slowdive a go not long ago and i wasnt too impressed with them.

Date: Wed May 22 16:24:14 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hey all – Was thinking about the guitar solo topic and had to mention that “Ive Lost The Feeling” from Toshack has a beautiful lead break, complete with wah and inverse guitar swells. I also love the dual guitar lines at the end of “Paralysed” from Ride’s Nowhere. Dave, have you ever given Ride a listen? I recomend the eariler Ride albums and eps.

Date: Wed May 22 13:42:31 2002
Name: damon
City/State/Country: witchmond VA
Comment: wow…i stumble back onto this board after months of neglect and find mention of sister sound a ways back…all hail Pete Grothey! i was briefly in a band with him after sister sound and it was a beautiful thang–i will miss him eternally—anyway-my fiance is good friends with eve and she said that he is planning on reforming sister sound(somehow)–he does some great drum n bass technoid stuff but i really want to see/hear him slingin his axe again…..anyways,long live swervedriver! and erik–have a blast at that gig at the raceway- i hear dragstrip syndicate all over the radio—i missed your show a coupla months back at Poe’s by one day(dammit all)-someday i’ll track you down and we’ll rant together ***8***

Date: Wed May 22 13:17:43 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Allen Moulder actually had his own music project for a time….

Date: Wed May 22 10:54:40 2002
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: Arafat and Sharon should get over their little quibble. I’m not saying that they should give each other a good rooting, but that rock band project of theirs will never take off until they make up. Then, they could tour, and finally do some Swerve covers like they always wanted – (*thick accent*) “Let’s yust get in car and yust drive……(guitars)…”

Date: Wed May 22 09:15:33 2002
Name: Boring Dave
City/State/Country: Hiya!
Comment: Ive done Deep Seat. Its done and dusted, ive got a ton of tabs ive done but ive not seen much of art recently so ive not sent them him yet. You can get them from my site though if your interested. Cya later people

Date: Wed May 22 07:58:27 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: I’ve got a few students doing essays on producers awd I was suprised by how many were doing Alan Moulder. The Swerves and all that dont get a mention as its mainly NIN and stuff but I did’nt realise he did Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, and all that too?!?! Wataguy…….

Date: Wed May 22 03:45:26 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: That bluesy lick in the middle of the song is really difficult to figure out, ive got the most prominent notes down but there is a lot of “widdling” around going on which is hard to tab. I know hairy knows this whole tune, so maybe he could enlighten us with tabbing out just the bluesy section of the song?

Date: Tue May 21 20:00:04 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Tue May 21 19:57:37 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Toni Halliday… Damn… what a girl. Allen is the reason I first started listenning to swerve… because of his work with Curve. He also… side note: worked on that last double NIN CD…

Date: Tue May 21 18:53:32 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: “Bluesy lick he does before the break down in the middle.” Sorry

Date: Tue May 21 18:51:32 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave try A for a start on deep seat. The notes for the cool bass parts are something like A,B,F#,E,D. I love this tune. I would like to get down the bluesy lick he does the break down in the middle.

Date: Tue May 21 18:09:54 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: One other thing…….Hairy, could u tell me the names of the first few chords in deap seat, im good at figuring out lead i just cant figure out the chords…..gimme the names of the chord at the start and a few others in the intro. also what tuning it is in. ta 😀

Date: Tue May 21 17:57:24 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Im also having a go at Scrawl and Scream. And that song is bloody confusing. Does anyone have any idea what the first two chords are that are strummed at the beginning of the song? or does anyone already know how to play it?

Date: Tue May 21 16:44:06 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Hello, Im currently tabbing out The Juggernaught Rides again, and ive got about 95% of the song done. The only bit i am struggling with is a small section of the solo where I cant really distinguish the notes. So does anyone want me to mail them the tab and they can colaborate on it with me? I would be very grateful…

Date: Tue May 21 16:05:58 2002
Name: gav says:
City/State/Country: best guitar solo:
Comment: i heard her call my name by the velvet underground

Date: Tue May 21 15:33:32 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Rachael – click on the “news” on the right side of the screen here, and you will find it. Then e-mail swervedriverstock@yahoo.co.uk I think we all are still waiting to hear on a mailing address and payment terms…. I’m looking for three copies of ESR for myself – one for me, two for deserving friends!

Date: Tue May 21 13:54:17 2002
Name: Rachael
City/State/Country: Huddersfield UK
Comment: Does anyone on her know any sites where you can buy ‘ejector seat reservation’ from in £’s. I have already tried play247 and amazon.co.uk someone please help me…..!

Date: Tue May 21 13:02:30 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: mmmm, Alan Moulder. Now there’s a name I’ve not heard for a while. I wonder if he’s still married to (phwoar) Toni Halliday……

Date: Tue May 21 12:48:30 2002
Name: ZigZag
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Anyone besides me reckognizes the brilliance of Alan Moulders recording style? Hes recorded/produced many other great artists than Swerve. If anyone would like to throw some things out there, feel free.

Date: Tue May 21 12:37:19 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Soloing has it’s place and purpose… Though it ought not always be that damn annoying twnag of 50notespersecond…listen to any good jazz… latin jazz is a good example where almost EACH instrument has a small segment of a solo,… often the guitar “solo” is played with chords. It’s in the emotion and the sway and in the swerve. Moby did it well on many numbers off the Animal Rights album, jimi hendrix did it to a tea… It becomes a terrible thing when done for the sole factor of showing that you are ALL THAT GOOD. Music is meant to be enjoyed on all ends.

Date: Tue May 21 11:16:20 2002
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: NJ, USA
Comment: Johnny Marr was always good for multilayered guitar, in lieu of actual shredding. Andy Summers had the cool, alpine-heights splashy-crystal harmonics thing going. Dave Gilmour always gets a nod.

Date: Tue May 21 09:46:16 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens College
Comment: Oh Yeah, i just figured out Rave Down. Juggernaught is next…check out me site if your interested. I am gonna listen to “jesus” by swervie, ive not heard that one yet….

Date: Tue May 21 08:50:53 2002
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: …oh yeah but all in all, I think that guitarsolo’s are often mostly crap.

Date: Tue May 21 08:47:55 2002
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: The solo in Swervies cover of “Jesus” makes the version better than the original one. Simply marvelous guitarwork there….

Date: Tue May 21 08:28:00 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: work
Comment: Gotta be either “voodoo chile(slight return)” or “axis:bold as love” by jimi… solos rock. As long as it’s not musical masturbation…(i.e. playing fast just cos you can…) oh yeah… deep seat all the way…

Date: Tue May 21 06:32:51 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: I think its about if it moves you……I like eruption because its got a personality. Its flashy but its humourous. I don’t like guitar solo’s now but I still love Djamgo Rheinharts soloing. I think its all about context. Also its also that people pick up on technique rather than ideas. Original Ideas are the hardest things in the world to obtain. Ten years ago I could widdle. I mean really widdle. I cannot play like that now. I sometimes do some cod- widdling just as a warm up for the hands. But now I’m more into cool changes & atmosphere. However I don’t regret my widdling days because I put the hours in then & now I don’t have to…….

Date: Mon May 20 21:48:09 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: Austin, TX
Comment: The solo in Maelstrom does it for me. Deep Seat is a given. One I am surprised everyone has missed is the solo on Laze It Up, I get goose bumps everytime I hear it.

Date: Mon May 20 19:00:02 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens (but not for long!)
Comment: I agree. It’s more of a “How You Play It” rather than “What You Can Play”. Just put the emotion in there and it will all come flowing. The kind of guitar solos I would say are my Maximum Display of skill is the one from Zedhead, the style of bending strings to buggery and a flurry of notes but staying away from the typical heavy metal 1000000 notes per second. Swerve-On.

Date: Mon May 20 18:30:36 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: you know where
Comment: …”Eruption” is a total blatant example, tho. Forgive me, as it’s 5:30 pm and Contract Management has me braindead… can’t think of a good solo that hasn’t already been named. I’ll have to go home, smoke up and rifle through the records…

Date: Mon May 20 18:25:41 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Ya, Deep Seat. Or These Times, ‘specially the faster version. Guitar solos are like rock itself – a completely subjective love-hate thing. Either you love Van Halen’s “Eruption” or you hate it. When I was 14, I loved it. At 34, I can’t stand it, and just want to fart in the face of the brats who pull it off note-for-note when I walk into Corporate Guitar Center. Dave, Mike in Boston hit it pretty good. Judge not your solo by the tightness of the Spandex. Go wid de flow, chile…

Date: Mon May 20 14:10:36 2002
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Yep, Deep seat for me too. I couldn’t believe it when I first heard it. Solo on the end of Howard Hughes by Ride usually has the same effect too tho.

Date: Mon May 20 09:06:56 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Bestest solo’s gota be Deap Seat from a sheer energy/emotional point of view. The hairs go up on me arms every time I here it without fail. Other one would have to be the solo off Words Between The Lines on Age on Harvest by Neil Young. Does it evey time.

Date: Mon May 20 07:29:06 2002
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: gotta agree with fester on j mascis – start choppin solo is the nuts. best swerve solos – “sandblasted” and (although quite simple soooooo cool) “out”. reckon john frusciante (the god) on “i could’ve lied” is another great.

Date: Sun May 19 13:35:22 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Yeah I agree with you Mike. By the way if you look on my site, ive updated the tabs i was talking about. (im a boring sod)

Date: Sun May 19 04:37:54 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave just to be able to make music on the guitar is something to be grateful for. Never lose that feeling! How many notes or how fast you can play is more in the physical aspect of playing. Personaly two hand finger tapping and “shred” soloing has always been more of an athletic event i dont care to train for. Music should come from within, it is an expresion, an art, not a sport or a competition of some sort.

Date: Sat May 18 23:57:29 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: My fav Swervie solo is “Deep Seat”. My fav classic is Jimi’s “Little Wing”, or The Beatles/Harrison’s “Something”. Awww, who am I kindin’, “Something” is the best of all time. Van Halen can kiss my ass. And then there’s J Mascis. Out There lives and dies by the solo. I love em, fer sure.

Date: Sat May 18 19:37:36 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Still In Huddersfield
Comment: Question: What is everyones opinions on guitar solos? Waste of time or esential element to a song? I was wondering what makes a good solo and what makes a bad one? Do you need to be able to play the solo to metallica – ride the lightning to be considered “good”? Does anyone else struggle a little when they are learning a solo? (im talking about long and fast ones) Coz i sure as hell do!

Date: Sat May 18 12:27:07 2002
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: Australia
Comment: Its ben a long time between drinks, anyone know if Swervedriver plan to tour in Melbourne? I know its a long trip but they have a huge following here. Cheers

Date: Sat May 18 08:07:23 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! One exam down, two to go. Who’d be a student. Studying is such a pain, ‘specially if its in me room and me guitar is sitting in the corner, just egging me on to plug it in! June 7th and I’m a free man. Bring it on……

Date: Fri May 17 14:44:00 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Fri May 17 13:18:47 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Update…. the version of Satansville i tabbed out is how they play it live…which is what matters right!?

Date: Fri May 17 12:48:07 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Hello, I was on the train from St.Helens to huddersfield and I was listening to Mezcal Head and ive realised ive missed out 2 riffs from Satansville, added in a rhythm section that isnt even there…. Ive also realised that there are things wrong with my blowin cool tab, and a change is gonna come, I am sure the background ambience is two chords in conjunction with the violining technique. As soon as i get home on sunday night I will make an update to my tabs…. Cya Later

Date: Fri May 17 03:17:34 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Throttle all the way…. I imagine something throttling you by the neck. Classic.

Date: Thu May 16 17:23:30 2002
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: ‘been very busy lately. Had to pass an english exam and suceeded it. Means that I’m getting better at speaking english. I’ll take more time to read in the next few days but as you should know, a very long session doesn’t allow me to distract myself that much. P.S: I’m a pro-swallow too.

Date: Thu May 16 10:39:04 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country: Swallow vs. Throttle
Comment: That’s right here we have a full- cage match-up no-hold-bar fight!!!! In this corner…. To be honest, I’ll need to disagree with myself (multiple personality dissorder?)… Always prefer the swallow… so long as it’s not me doing the swallowing.

Date: Thu May 16 10:34:56 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Thu May 16 09:57:13 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Hurrah!!! I was starting to get worried there for a second! Not had much luck with the ol’ postal service of late eh Trik? Dave – Ment to say. You ever thought of flinging a Bigsby Trem onto your Tele? I put one on my Tokai Tele and it looks smaaat! They use Harley Davison springs to keep them floating apparently too.

Date: Thu May 16 09:19:04 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: I have to agree with Kik… and while we’re on the subject – “…I dreamt of darkness and the sea / outstreched eyes in front of me / and how you wish that you could breathe…” Ian – cheers, mate! Nice package. Slick Terra Diablo 10″! Only thing is, last night was the first time I’ve been home since last Thursday, so I didn’t get a chance to spin it. Thanks again, man – I had faith in ya! ESR rules!

Date: Thu May 16 03:28:46 2002
Name: Kik
City/State/Country: Pukes
Comment: Bryan I always thought that line sounded better as “let it swallow you instead”, don’t know why, just did. hope all’s well in swervie land, it’s been a while since I’ve talked to my best SWD friends. rock on !

Date: Wed May 15 22:26:12 2002
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: “Existence outstripped, outshined…

Date: Wed May 15 22:17:44 2002
Name: blinds
City/State/Country: richmond, VA usa
Comment: where is the live stuff?

Date: Wed May 15 19:47:06 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country: Seattle
Comment: “…And when you wanna kill it dead You let it throttle you instead…”

Date: Wed May 15 19:02:40 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: “…you think yer settin’ free your soul / but yer only gettin’ old…”

Date: Wed May 15 10:46:42 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Thought I’d mention that Stu from my bands Buckfast Website has been updated with new and compeling evidence on the many benafits of Buckfast Tonic Wine. Its at… http://uk.geocities.com/buckietonwine…

Date: Wed May 15 05:25:08 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Yeh – I checked and SOVTEK are the valves to go for apparently. also Siemens (god I hope I spelt that right) do good ones to so Im told.

Date: Tue May 14 16:12:48 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment: It’s coming your way….

Date: Tue May 14 14:42:50 2002
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: New Jersey, USA
Comment: doesn’t look LIKE they are doing anything else, goddamnit (*more crustiness*)

Date: Tue May 14 14:35:46 2002
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: New Jersey, USA
Comment: Thanks est! You made me feel better. I like that song “Like a Daydream”. The guitar melody on top is all, ah, orchestrally melodic and stuff. I have yet to hear the ESR album from Swervedriver, can’t readily find, but I guess I’ve been saving it since it doesn’t look they are doing anything else…….of course farging BUSH is still around, goddamnit, argh… *gives a look of crusty bitterness, a la Charlton Heston…*

Date: Tue May 14 14:17:18 2002
Name: pedegrin
City/State/Country: scotland
Comment: looking for neil halstead tablature, email blazingpenguin2@aol.com, cheers

Date: Tue May 14 13:52:22 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Tue May 14 13:36:17 2002
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: found a good old promo photo of the raise line up at : http://cbgb.com/club/band/swervedriver.htm also on a search found a copy for sale of a melody maker video featuring swervedriver but not giving any details. anybody know anything about this??

Date: Tue May 14 12:08:15 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Hey kids, first off Joe T. I think you are hanging out with the wrong women if they don’t know what you’re talking about when you mention music, maybe you should come hang out with us girls in Canada? Fester-Got Doves ticket as well, missed BRMC, shit, it’s sold out! I was too slow! Also going to Mogwai! Can’t wait. Oh, and White Stripes, and Hives etc. etc. Chizzy and I are working on a hook up for the Doves show, hang tight! Today Forever is one of my favourite RIDE ep’s. Great stuff on there. e.

Date: Tue May 14 11:47:16 2002
Name: BYOKOV
City/State/Country: bad speller me….
Comment: doh!

Date: Tue May 14 11:46:41 2002
Name: Vladimir Byokok
City/State/Country: (aka brYan)
Comment: SOVTEK amps are my favorite…. basically the RED version of teh Marshall amp.

Date: Tue May 14 08:28:46 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: Sylvetnia Tubes are used by Marshall. There also used in the Mig 23 Fighter plane.

Date: Tue May 14 06:31:57 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Dave- The best ones are made in Russia. I’ll try and get some namers for ya but thats what Marshall use. They just slap they’re name across them and fling a extra tenner on the price. Glad to see your keeping the Tele too!

Date: Tue May 14 04:58:59 2002
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: the nme interview that was mentioned before where the guy said he loved 99th dream was with the singer from the vines… can’t remember what else he liked.

Date: Tue May 14 03:50:49 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: Midlander
Comment: Dave do you want a head or a combo? I’d go for valves/ Marshall/ either a 70’s or 80’s one. Wack a RAT or original Guvnor pedal on the front……Sorted. I saw a wicked band last night called the Hudson Super Six. Very impressive.

Date: Tue May 14 01:19:29 2002
Name: chizzy…
City/State/Country: drunky
Comment: ahhh… Grasshopper… my fave ride tune. oh yeah… my fave swerve tune this week? Afterglow. *drinks pint of porter in all of your directions*

Date: Tue May 14 00:08:14 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Mon May 13 19:29:06 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: OK,OK, I’ve got my Doves ticket. I’m also going to BRMC on June 6th. Phew! Finally comming out of “retirement” to catch some shows. Keep me posted on any ideas about hooking up. Cheers!

Date: Mon May 13 18:17:11 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country: tin o’ meat
Comment: Let’s just get in the car, and let’s just drive….

Date: Mon May 13 18:15:37 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country: Sal’s a liar
Comment: Maybe I should stick to using my own name………………………………..Those kids on the corner wanna Beat-box my brains to bits You can’t cut creed clean Things ain’t black and white like they seem

Date: Mon May 13 18:09:32 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Can of Tuna
Comment: And everythings just rearranging….

Date: Mon May 13 16:53:51 2002
Name: Sal
City/State/Country: Can of Sardines
Comment: This daily planet’s beauty Lies behind untutored eyes And I’m not searching for these changes They just slip by me everyday

Date: Mon May 13 16:28:53 2002
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: New Jersy, USA
Comment: Thanks Mike – you rule the school and the swimming pool.

Date: Mon May 13 16:12:22 2002
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Joe T. – You can find “Unfamiliar” on “Today Forever” ep and I have seen all 4 songs from that ep on a special cd version of “Nowhere”. This is a great Ride tune, love the tremolos in the opening. Check out “Grasshoper” from the “Leave Them All Behind” ep; its 10+ min. and all instumental. 🙂

Date: Mon May 13 15:56:40 2002
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: New Jersy, USA
Comment: Hello everybody. Boy, I wonder what Scotland is like, I know a few of you are from there. Marriage is coming for me in September (I am 31), but I don’t want to lose, well, that feeling, heh. Why is it that the UK always has more fun “out-there” music in the forefront??!! And your women know these bands, too, they don’t just say “whatever” or “thanks for the mental picture” when you mention them. GGGRRRRR (simulated ape-like rage)!!! Let me tell you, in the US, the latest craze is always some 1980s-derived pop crap. Things were good in the early 1990s, but we seem to be soaring full-tilt back into velveeta heaven. The bastard sons/daughters of the lamest decade ever are in control again. Some music is so lame, that it reaches a point of singularity, where not even light can escape. Who should I check out now, new-band-wise, if i like Swerve and Ride and Jesus and mary Chain, that kind of stuff?? Also, what was the name of that Ride tune that wasn’t on any of the original albums, the bass goes A-CC-D, D-EE-A (repeat), and the guitars come in with a big “clata-la clata-la” sound?? I think it was “Unfamiliar” or something like that. I have been looking for it for years. Thank you all, Joe T. in New Jersey (over here)

Date: Mon May 13 15:34:25 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens A FEW HOURS LATER….
Comment: After spending several hours playing my tele, ive decided to keep it! I am not buying an amp, (well perhaps much later in life) or upgrading any pickups yet. I am keeping the tele, I just need to know how to apprieciate this amazing guitar……Might treat it to a set up. Coz that thing strings buzz like hell. And that final chord on “a change is gonna come” on the rhythm isnt a B i think its an E or E Minor. Hmmm….. Check it out…. –Dave

Date: Mon May 13 12:44:28 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens Me!
Comment: Ok then. How about recommending me some good valve amps….ive got about £250 ish to spend (maybe a little more)… 😀

Date: Mon May 13 11:37:35 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country: here & now
Comment: Conspiracies…. hmmm…. I think you’re on to something, but have taken WAY TOO DAMN FAR!!! Or have you?!?! Hangover Cure #26: One short glass- Pink Grafefruit juice, 2-slices bread (rye/jewish) toasted & spread with horshradish #27: one Kern’s Guava or Mango Nectar add one shot tequila or Jack #28: Eat half a loaf of french bread with olive oil and sliced Feta & Tomato …. then commence drink once more…

Date: Mon May 13 08:57:14 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Feck!!! I don’t know anything about pick-ups! However, I do know hangover cures. Bottle of lucozade an a mars bar chief, that should see you thru. alternatively, just carry on where you left off………

Date: Mon May 13 04:44:54 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Oh I, nearly forgot…best strat pickups I’ve heard are the seymor dunkan vintage ones. Realy authentic sounding but they cost about £80 each. Other than that DiMarzio ones are quite good but not as straty.

Date: Mon May 13 04:42:24 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Im feeling rough as a badgers arse!! Was judging a battle of the bands last night in Ayr which started at 2 and ended at 10 with ten bands on!?!?! and free drink all night. Fink I’m shtill pretchy pissed in facht. Im too old for this malarky….

Date: Sun May 12 14:15:08 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Can someone suggest to me some good strat pickups….

Date: Sun May 12 08:41:46 2002
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: FTL
Comment: Hey, finally got a Gibson Les Paul Classic Sunburst…I haven’t had this guitar for 10 years when I traded for my Fender `57 reissue strat!!! I also have a Fender Squire Tele, but I put locking tuners, graphite saddles and a new pickguard on it. All it needs is new electronics and it’s gonna smoke! Love the guitar talk…See ya!!! oh, yeah Dave, I will do some tabs…someday. It’s so freakin’ time consuming and I hate computers. But that first chord in the verse of “The Hitcher” is a B minor, not just a power chord. Andrew

Date: Sat May 11 10:18:16 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: makes ya think, dont it? its too early in the morning for conspiracy theories.

Date: Sat May 11 02:14:35 2002
Name: james
City/State/Country: somewhere america…
Comment: has any one noticed the strange parallel between the lyrics in “the other jesus” & “superman” ? when the album came out and i was at uni. my roommate pointed out the anti-christ aspects of the two songs and sure enough as i listened i was getting the same thing. without trying to muster up the conspiracy theories if infact ones do exists, i found it additionally interesting that this album was not released, but rather dropped by SD’s label at the time….i’m sure everyone is familiar with the history. personally i believe that these two songs, in addition to being two of the most finely crafted tunes of the decade, are llyrically a direct assault on a possible and probable new world order complete with it’s “superman” who has “sacrificed himself for them all” a false-christ if you will ,that attempts to fool the whole world. all the best to SD fans and men of good taste everywhere. james

Date: Fri May 10 19:56:31 2002
Name: g.o.
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Guys check out the Swerve Influenced band at www.mp3.com/yourgirl We want to know what you think!

Date: Fri May 10 18:28:32 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: 25%
Comment: Erm, I was thinking that myself, I was just playing around with the song in dcg tuning. I know its a bad version, I just couldnt figure out the rythmn in standard.. Gimme some help mate 😀

Date: Fri May 10 18:06:54 2002
Name: brYan
City/State/Country: to dave:popshoveit_000
Comment: to lazy to e-mail.. sorry… but regarding your MM-Abduction tab… Are we sure the song’s NOT recorded in standard tuning??? I have not tabbed it out ever, but YEARS ago… back when thw album was still fresh, I used to play it with my old band… I figured it out in standard tuning at it sounded near perfectamente… just a thought/question/move to discussion… I know adam frequently states that he plays more in standard tunings than people often tend to think.

Date: Fri May 10 12:16:29 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: gettin outta work early, bitches!
Comment: Hey fellow cock-rockers…(heh, heh) I am thinking about liquidating some stompers from the pedal graveyard in our room…. First one that comes to mind is the Dunlop Tremelo… you know, the purple & chrome wah-type thing where the treadle controls either tremelo speed or volume… It also has knobs to set minmum & max volume, with up to +12db boost. Switchable hard/soft waveforms & intensity control too. I was gonna ebay it, but I thought I’d try to keep it in the family first…lemme know… kchunco@jackhunt.com

Date: Fri May 10 10:29:23 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Lace Sensors are pretty dear but you tend to get them on the likes of the Erik Clapton singature fenders which cost loads but does’nt give you the feeling they’d be extra powerfull. I think Billy punpkin had a Hot Rail on his strat too. I stuck some Seymore Duncan Vintage Antiquity Series Jaguar pick ups in my Japanees Jag and it sounded much more authentic and ‘surfy’ if that helps anyone. Turns out its just Jap strat pickups in the Jag reissues. I ordered them through Alparts funily enough along with some nice new Switchcraft pots n switches which feel nicer that Std Fender stuff if nothing else. They do everything you could wish for. dribble…dribble….bzzzzzz!….

Date: Fri May 10 09:59:50 2002
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston, ma.
Comment: question for all you fender guitar players: how do you guys like the sound of fender lace sensor pickups? they are sooooo quiet. i dont know if thats a good thing when playing loud overdriven feedback guitar. billy pumpkin uses(used) them in gish\siamese.

Date: Fri May 10 06:25:22 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: bjkstudio – im glad I know you’ve bin thinkin….

Date: Fri May 10 00:23:40 2002
Name: bjkstudio
City/State/Country: nj
Comment: i’m glad i donnnt know…………..

Date: Thu May 9 23:04:24 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Thu May 9 19:30:10 2002
Name: roybot
City/State/Country: outtamegourd.
Comment: chizzy, dave, jazzmasters… 10’s or 11’s with a heavy bottom (like a 56) work great. I had mine set up “professionally” and it sucks compared t’the way that bitch used to play, although the trem hole is a bit mashed out from all the use. There’s a great parts store called “ALLPARTS” in TX that sells pretty much anything you’d need for any guitar,. check ’em out y’all. every jazzmaster i’ve played has been WAY different, bit i liked mine with medium high action and heavy stings…

Date: Thu May 9 19:14:49 2002
Name: Pince Cabron
City/State/Country: (again….)
Comment: Anyone interested (and in Seattle) please e-mail me: ex-parrot@gmx.co.uk

Date: Thu May 9 19:13:15 2002
Name: Pince Cabron
City/State/Country: Swervie in Seattle
Comment: God damn what a cheesy-ass line! (I love it) But in all seriousness, Is there anyone out there in the land of rain and grey skies that’s looking for a new music project? Now is the time! I can feel it in these old bones of mine (ok they are not old, but you get the point) We’ll blast this ship right out of the water. We need some good non-mod wanna-be music, SERIOUS! Bad spelling Swervies of the world, – UNTIE!

Date: Thu May 9 18:49:06 2002
Name: El Castro Nuevo
City/State/Country:  
Comment: iVIAVA LA SWERVE!

Date: Thu May 9 18:47:49 2002
Name: BrYan
City/State/Country: 75%
Comment: My forst love in a 1953 Aria acoustic… japanese… fucking beautiful. After that is this piece of shit Strat that I just adore from all the grand memories… And to be honest, she’s not a bad guitar at all. I just have a pipe dream to have my steel guitar…. AS for your pickup question- Pickups will help, provided conections are ok, and the pickups you get are for the sound you want… obviously. Shop around, go to shops you don’t normally go to, maybe a town or 2 away, and ask the shop keep dumb quesions you might not ask your local friendly dealer… then you really know what you want, and know that’s what you will get. Got it?! Wondering.. what do you mean by a setup?

Date: Thu May 9 17:36:43 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: 25%
Comment: Bryan, Im not messing here, Just looking back at your “25%” post and I have to say that I agree with you totally. When I think about it there isnt anything wrong with the telecaster at all, i just favour the strat because its the one ive owned the longest and I guess that splashing out on with is the better decision that keeping a guitar just for the sake of it. By the way people, will upgrading the pickups + getting a setup make much of an improvement?

Date: Thu May 9 15:44:21 2002
Name: Bryan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Swerviestock Highway?!?! What?!!?

Date: Thu May 9 14:18:35 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Swerviestock? Piss-up?Brewery? Ringing any (last orders) bells? Pahhh…

Date: Thu May 9 13:24:43 2002
Name: Doh!
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Lo mismo aqui, Dan (same here, dan) nada nuevo (nothing new) re: swervestock that is…. HOW’S THAT FOR AN IDEA… SWERVESTOCK 2002!!!!!

Date: Thu May 9 13:05:29 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Hey Ian… no, nothin’ yet. You talkin’ last week Monday or this week Monday? If it was this week I’d give it a little more time. If last week, yeah yer right – it didn’t take long for the Duel 12″, maybe 8 days at the most. I’ll keep the fingers crossed. Anybody heard from swervedriverstock @yahoo.uk? Last I did was an update to the list, but still no directions to make payment…

Date: Thu May 9 12:15:19 2002
Name: doh!
City/State/Country:  
Comment: that’s Ian of Glasgow…. not IAM… bloody hell… blasted typing skills (lack-thereof)

Date: Thu May 9 12:14:36 2002
Name: ex-parrot
City/State/Country: Uncaged en route ex-Sirius
Comment: Bakery goods?? Like baked Alaska, pies, cakes, cookies, biscuits?!?!?!? mmmm… making the stomach growl… where is this mythical discussion mr. iam of glasgow?

Date: Thu May 9 08:56:12 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: Just remembered!! My mate told me the other day that there’s a section in NME where famous geezers put together compilation tapes of they’re fave songs that you can win and 99th Dream was no 3 on it! Anyone else seen that? Also there is an interesting debate about bakery goods going on on our site just now if anyone wants to join in…just thought I’d mention it…

Date: Thu May 9 06:54:22 2002
Name: Guitar
City/State/Country: 25%
Comment: Jing?

Date: Thu May 9 05:43:28 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Dan – Has that stuff turned up yet? Sent it last Monday afternoon so it should have by now.

Date: Thu May 9 03:35:11 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: 25%
Comment: I think I agree with you Bryan but I remember the washburn electric that fell apart in my hands one sweaty rehersal. I seem to remember getting 100% of my money back & buying something decent. I played a mexi strat last month. There OK, Its just I have fond memories of my Jap 62 reissue. Goddamit I may even try to buy it back off my brother….

Date: Thu May 9 01:19:13 2002
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: LA, the vladivostok of the west coast
Comment: Bwahahahahahahahaaa, Vladimir.

Date: Wed May 8 19:21:31 2002
Name: Vladimir Byokov
City/State/Country: Vladivostok, Russia
Comment: “Swervedriver good music. I no pay can not for disc, but I hear and enjoy.” OK, ok, ok,… I am not REALLY from Vladivostok, but if I were, I would sound as such… and would gladly stand in a ‘bread line’ to hear swervie’s.

Date: Wed May 8 19:18:22 2002
Name: The OTHER Mystery Essence
City/State/Country: (not the green stuff….)
Comment: somewhere in there has got to be a percent of how much swerve has been played on the axe….

Date: Wed May 8 18:13:19 2002
Name: The Mystery Essence
City/State/Country: The Guitar
Comment: 25% People….. 25% Rember That

Date: Wed May 8 18:11:41 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ive had an idea. Why doesnt art give me administration rights to the tabs section of this site? I could always be available to update it whenever. And i could put up the lessons section (with better sound samples). I dunno just a thought. What do you think art?

Date: Wed May 8 17:09:43 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: DAVE
Comment: Thats probably the case with me and tele/strat situation.

Date: Wed May 8 16:57:38 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Wed May 8 12:05:56 2002
Name: Bryan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Blimey! I guess I am the second then… As for the whole guitar discussion, it’s more than the hardwares! YOU have to remember yourself in the equation. People are strange beings. I have at times found myself in love with this piece of shit guitar I used to own because of sentimenal attachements to the songs I wrote on her. She was a better guitar because I allowed mysekf to play better using that guitar… 25% is the hardware 25% is the body/neck, 25% is that mystery essence, and the other 25% is the story behind the guitar and the player… the relationship… but that’s just my psychological/socialogical banter, so take it as you will… but never lose that feeling!

Date: Wed May 8 08:04:54 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment: …this swervie is the first for the day!!

Date: Wed May 8 08:03:31 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment: … a swervie in need is a swervie in need, a swervie that is drunk, is a swervie that need not lose that feeling, a lonely swervie is a swervie that has lost that feeling and a swervie that stoned needs an swervie ejector seat!!

Date: Tue May 7 18:47:56 2002
Name: rjck_
City/State/Country: atlanta
Comment: Swervies/Medicine::40 Watt Athens -Never Lose that Feeling guys!! By the way, check out – Castor – the closest i’ve come to evolution of the sound.. Tracking sounds….

Date: Tue May 7 16:15:47 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Tue May 7 11:10:37 2002
Name: CHIZZY
City/State/Country: UP TO M’ ARSE IN TOIL…. ENDLESS TOIL…
Comment: Est- my email is kchunco@jackhunt.com (or anyone else for that matter… feel free to correspond..) the Toronto doves will be choice. Contact me if you hosers wanna party with the yanks…(OK, so it’s just me & royboy…) ‘twould be cool to meet at yer fave pub or somethin’…lemme know. cheers

Date: Tue May 7 07:17:22 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: mehico
Comment: I think its more the pickups, Guitars are weird its like no two are alike. In my widdle days I bought 2 Ibanez rg-560’s. Now bear in mind these are made by robots. Yet one always had a much better feel. They sounded the same. But one always seemed……I dunno nicer. So I sold the other one to a guy in a thrash band. Then I repented my widdling ways & now the other one gathers dust in my spare room

Date: Tue May 7 07:04:43 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Dave, I play a Mexican Tele and it is absolutely flawless, so not all Mexican made guitars are immediately bad. Usually it’s the pick ups that will suck more than anything, so if you’re replacing those in your Strat you’ll be good to go. I think if ask something like 250 pounds for your Tele, you’ll have someone willing to buy it from you. -E

Date: Tue May 7 06:14:36 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Mexico
Comment: Sorry for the insolence before Seb, I am sick to the back teeth of people saying that mexican strats are crap, before I bought the one i currently own i was playing an american standard in the shop, then the mexican, and kept switching between the two to decide which was the better. Anyway i decided i would buy the mexican because it was a very close copy to the american one, i also didnt have the kinda cash to afford a £600 guitar. So now that ive come into a little bit more cash ive decided to install 3 dimarzio virtual vintage blues pickups and get a full setup with fret dress and everything. Cant wait, just need to sell my tele then i can easily afford it. By the way what is a good price for a Brand New, Mint Condition, Hardly Used, Mexican Telecaster? Ive owned it not even a year

Date: Tue May 7 06:09:14 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: i forgot
Comment: It was a jap reissue late 80’s I think

Date: Tue May 7 06:08:24 2002
Name: Seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: I think if you change the pickups it should be ok. I tried a mex strat a couple of months ago…I used to have a superb 62 reissue complete with fag burns on the body. But I sold it when I was a poor student Boo Hoo…..

Date: Mon May 6 15:08:33 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Mon May 6 12:05:39 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC.
Comment: Hey all, I survived the move to sweet cack-o-lacka, (barely). My first night in town I saw Cheap Trick, who absolutely rocked, and yesterday I saw a Beatles tribute band. It was cool because they played all the later “trippy” Beatles stuff. “Strawberry Fields Forever” was flawless. Tonight Cornershop is playing. I may go see them. Today is the first day on the new job. It’s not even noon yet and here I am on a fucking computer posting a message to you all. That should give you an idea of how slack it is here. Gotta love those state jobs. Anyway, I may be to late lend some advice here, but Dave I would hold onto the Tele if you haven’t already sold it. After a long abscence from rocking with my Tele, I busted it out the other night at my band’s rehearsal and it sounded like a dream. It made me not even want to pick up my SG again. I also play a Japanese 57 reissued Strat which I love as well. I’m afraid I’ll have to agree with Seb on the Mexi-strat thing, but if you get some nice mods you should be ok. I hope everyone is well. Talk to you guys soon. -E

Date: Mon May 6 10:58:59 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Doves – Saturday June 15 at Palais Royale! I have never been to this venu before but have heard great things, it’s down by the lake I hear! Saturday as well! Ayyy! Chizzy-Definatley gotta get the Swerve fans together for some drinks/chat! Fun stuff!

Date: Mon May 6 08:21:40 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgoo
Comment: Shame about the Tele- lets hope it goes to a good home. Funny you should mention the club, I’m off to see them on the 13th! Album is ace- kinda Mary Chain type vibe to it.

Date: Mon May 6 00:59:53 2002
Name: Valentine#3
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: Dave, good move! more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals more pedals!

Date: Sun May 5 21:44:00 2002
Name: kik
City/State/Country: nukes (aka pukes) Oz
Comment: Sounds like you guys could easily patch together a SWD tribute band – what with all the axe action and tabs flying around 🙂 what the hey, I’ll be your fan, he he he …

Date: Sun May 5 11:15:29 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Mexican STFU

Date: Sun May 5 06:23:32 2002
Name: seb
City/State/Country: midlander
Comment: Dave, what strat is it? American & Japanese are ok. But the mexican ones are uggghhh! Gonna sell my old marshall on E-bay soon. Might buy another SG secondhand or maybe a Yammie SG2000

Date: Sat May 4 22:36:13 2002
Name: ghostie
City/State/Country: still in Hampton
Comment: Erik, goodluck with the move.

Date: Sat May 4 18:29:35 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: Ok, my final descision guitar-wise is: Selling the telecaster (bye bye), not buying the jazzmaster (boo hoo). Upgrading the strat (the king of guitars), Ive decided to install 3 dimarzio virtual vintage blues and get a fret dress and professional set up. This guitar is gonna rule. Ive decided to have 1 electric and one acoustic, that should do me fine. Amps and pedals are the way forward for me. Funny how thingz turn out. By the way i heard “spread your love” by the black rebel motorcycle club. Thats a very good change compared to the crap thats out nowadays. Good Stuff. Cya Later… –Dave

Date: Sat May 4 15:16:30 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Sat May 4 12:43:35 2002
Name: Kev.C
City/State/Country: L.I., NY
Comment: Any Swervies in Long Island / city, drop a line blowincool@aol.com

Date: Fri May 3 20:40:54 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Fri May 3 13:06:19 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Noooooo!!!!!! Dave- don’t sell the Tele! they’re wicked guitars. As for the Jazzy M’s I have a (putting on my guitar anorak, ah that’s better) 94′ re-issue. Only things I woulds really say is put some .10’s on and watch yourself with the bridge-the grub screws love to work themselves free! Loctite would solve that tho. Also, if you start giving it windmills the bass strings tend to like moving around on the saddles. Get it set up professionally and you should be able to avoid my pitfalls!! And the ‘Jang’, I’m still getting over the initial ‘no way, i can play this’ thing so I’ve not tabbed it yet but its in DCGDCD. Rigght, I do believe I’m going to get a pizza, I’m totally Lee Marvin……

Date: Fri May 3 11:52:36 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: eatin a sandwich
Comment: Dave- the jazzie reissues are OK, although you can stumble across a crap one… The scale length is longer than a tele, so be prepared for sore digits for a little bit, and also mind the high “E” string… they tend to be short… I don’t know what gauge strings you use, but the heavier, the better on a jazzie- purely for the integrity of the floating tremelo- you need a lotta downpressure on the bridge to keep that sucker in tune. Just ask ol’ royboy (if he ever posts in here again…) anyway hope that helped… est-fester- we should hook up at the doves show…could be fun…

Date: Fri May 3 11:19:07 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Dave – Fender just reissued their reissues (if you know what I mean) so I think you can get the good ol’ Japanese 64 Jazzmasters again. Dont sell your Tellie though!!! I love Tellies!! Mogwai and Jimi Swervite cant be that wrong can they??

Date: Fri May 3 09:13:59 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Dave
Comment: Andrew Marriot – Dont you belong on a Korn Messageboard…? Clear Off. 😉 Hairy, you couldnt be so kind in telling me how you achieved the nice “jing®” sound could you? I can kinda get the sandblasted distortion intro a bit. Yeah im selling my telecaster for a Jazzmaster, Is it a wise decision? or should i flog the tele and upgrade my stratocaster? Hmmm Are jazzmasters any good, ive not had time to properly sit down and fiddle about with one. Hairy and whoever owns one, can you gimme some 1st hand information please? Thanks. I think I should stop talking about guitars and swervedriver tabs too much because I think thats all I ever mention when I come to this board…..*Crikey*. Anyway I hope you all have a good weekend (bank holiday monday?) Im off to huddersfield to see me g/f, might put on some swervie while on the train journey. Cya all later. —Dave (Boring-Arse) Ashton

Date: Fri May 3 07:23:20 2002
Name: andrew marriott
City/State/Country: nuneaton warwickshire england
Comment: who out there loves system of a down and havin fun with other sexes i now i do!!!also who likes motor bikes i have a darby sender 125 and a metro that bin dun up to the max.

Date: Fri May 3 05:30:07 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Haw – Nice one cause I got the jrrrrang for Son of a Mustang Ford! Aeee the Doves were notch! Thought the sound was quieter that the usuall baw buggerin ear battery but it was good to actually hear everything that was going on for a change. I was a bit fooked by the end of it so If I was talking shite I appologise. Snail, Est, Chizzy – you gotta go and see them when they go over. Dan – I can get my hands on a 4 track from somewhere so that looks like our choosen format. I’ll whack some stuff down as soon as I get a chance.

Date: Fri May 3 03:15:05 2002
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: St.Helens
Comment: There is supposed to be about 4 of my tabs to be put up on this site but they arent……. Come on Art.

Date: Fri May 3 01:37:22 2002
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: R.I.P. Joey Ramone

Date: Fri May 3 01:21:20 2002
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA, for about 6 more hours
Comment: As of tomorrow, I will be no longer be Erik from RVA. I’m relocating to Raleigh, NC. New horizons….

Date: Thu May 2 22:00:30 2002
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: I second the motion on that Chizzy! Swerves converge on Doves!

Date: Thu May 2 17:19:35 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Thu May 2 17:12:26 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Doves were fan-fuckin-tastic if you’ll excuse my french. est- stand by for a good show! Ian-good to see you too mate! Bizarre ‘random bumping into at Barrowlands’ type occurence. Am already slowly flexing the guitar strings in preparation. I think I may finally have the jing in ‘Lead me where you dare’ figured out. Only took me six years!! Oh yeah, 4-track HAS to rock as its all I can afford gear-wise at the moment!! Jesus ama los Swervonians….

Date: Thu May 2 14:38:13 2002
Name: Bryan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Been going 4-track cassete for.. oh… a good 5 years now… can’t beat it! Recording drums on digital sounds like ass! (just fyi)

Date: Thu May 2 14:13:33 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chill
Comment: And if 4-track cassette is good enough for Adam…

Date: Thu May 2 14:11:09 2002
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Ian – thanks mate, looking forward to it. I hope I didn’t sound pushy. RE: tracking – I’m kind of a Luddite – the best I could do for now is 4-track cassette. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. I could do several mics (kick, snare, overheads) to cassette, bounce it down to one track and then lean on one of my friends to convert it to a file. Would take some time tho. And bribery. As far as working with a click: I have *dreamed* of getting with folks who are open to the idea. Anytime I bring it up I get wide-eyed stares and accusations of being new wave. LOL, that’s funny… cuz it’s true. Excuse me for cutting my drumming teeth playing along with New Order’s “Temptation” on the seat of a student desk chair (in 1984, at age 16… yeah, that’s right, I’m a geezer, get over it). Now pull the percolating synth part to the song and track some Swerve-style guitars in, and that’s where I’m coming from. And don’t nobody steal my idea!!!

Date: Thu May 2 13:30:26 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: eyeball-deep in shit
Comment: est- You gotta let me know when the doves come to TO. I missed ’em last time…

Date: Thu May 2 11:53:18 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: All right, I’m there! How was Doves Ian, I think they’re due here in a month or so! Can’t wait.

Date: Thu May 2 06:49:59 2002
Name: snail
City/State/Country: Rock ‘Oz roll
Comment: “The kids just wanna rock, but don’t really know how…” a fine summary of the state of affairs as shared by our own classic rockers YOU AM I around the time of a last ‘big day out’ festivals. Although i might have losely quoted, the sentiment remains the same and Tim followed up this statement by rightly saying something like “..it might sound arrogant but its our job to show ’em how..”. I like his work ethic.

Date: Thu May 2 05:44:09 2002
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
Comment:  

Date: Thu May 2 03:47:34 2002
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Dan – Its on the way, I sent it on Monday there so it should get there pretty soon and I flung in our EP and a few stickers too to make up for being a lazy good fur nowt and taking so bloody long to send it. Many apologies again. Haw – t’was good to see you at the Doves last night! We shall jam soon…oh yes Est – your welcome over here any time!! Any mate of the Swervies and all that and Dan – Ill try and get some stuff onto some kinda format. Could you work to a click? and have you got anything like a 4 track or computer to put some tracks onto. Lemmy know.

Date: Wed May 1 18:47:29 2002
Name: Dan’l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: I think the payment info is coming – I got price e-mail, tho. Kinda sad to think a SWD tribute is being knocked around, but if you guys can’t find a drummer, I can track for you Stateside – or even if you want to work on SWD-style songs, I got the beats and some guitar ideas. Ian – forget about the copy of ESR, dude. Thanks anyway. I got one for me and a couple for friends on the way. I dug the Terra Diablo stuff – how about a copy of that instead?

Date: Wed May 1 14:49:07 2002
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Where do i send my payment for my swervedriver goodies?!?!?! those promos aren’t that rare by the way guys, i’ve got the ‘for seeking heat’ one at home and i only payed about £2 for it. Definitely feeling a few copies of ESR, and maybe a few bottles of tequila!

Date: Wed May 1 12:08:43 2002
Name: est
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: I need a holiday guys, can I come to Scotland and roadie for you? hee hee 🙂 e.

Date: Wed May 1 11:58:24 2002
Name: chizzy
City/State/Country: workin like a chump
Comment: heh heh, every now and then I like to rip into “son of mustang ford” at a band rehearsal… maybe I’ll do it tonite… royboy, you down?

Date: Wed May 1 10:49:37 2002
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: Listenin’ to Sci-Flyer just now. What a fuckin’ song By The Way………sets fire to your mind.

Date: Wed May 1 06:56:54 2002
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