Date: Mon Sep 30 17:51:08 2002 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: mmmm…homebrew…
Date: Mon Sep 30 17:00:47 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: buffalo Comment: JoeT– I second that ‘HELL YES’ of Zach’s!!!!!!!! After 11 years, slowdive’ll hit you like a vintage wine (with some LSD in it perhaps…), and I can’t BELIEVE you haven’t cracked open ESR. Get on it my man, it’ll make you feel more alive than you’ve ever felt. A howdy to Ian!! I’m sorry man, but what’s the name of yer band again? Wanna check you’s guys out… I want to see a full review of Adam’s gig on here from all who attend ’cause he won’t come to the U.S. Gotta split– Time to bottle me homebrew!!!!mmm… IPA………… cheers!
Date: Mon Sep 30 16:30:20 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: JoeT: HELL YES, check out slowdive today…and crack open that ESR too!
Date: Mon Sep 30 15:34:27 2002 Name: JoeT. City/State/Country: Chester, New York USA Comment: Found a website titled “SpiritSoarDreaming”, all about dream pop/shoegazer music. Made me wax nostalgic for early 90s, college days of playing music, listening, hiking, fun…..sniff. Now I am married and concerened with Amperages for fuseboxes and outlets. Oh well. I can still listen to music and play guitar. This will stave off the old/fat/bald/slacks elements of marriage. At least my wife isn’t fat. YEEEOOORGHH!!!! P.S. Never heard a note of ESR, been saving it since 1996, figuring it will be “new” to me when I get aroud to it, after Swervedriver has stopped recording. I also have pulled off my ballsack. Bush (the band) sucks!!!! Should I check out Slowdive?? I have been “saving” them for about 11 years now. Thanks porn stars!!!!! -JoeT.
Date: Mon Sep 30 14:29:28 2002 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC. Comment: There’s Ian!! How’s the band going? Obviously pretty well if it’s keeping you on the road. Hopefully you’ll be gigged in the same area as Adam. I hope that everyone who posts here is able to see him perform at least once. I often think of when I saw him play in Washington D.C. last summer. A dear friend of mine who’s a every bit the Swerve fan that I am recently tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend. I was his best man. At one point in the evening during the wedding we had the DJ play, “These Times”. It was a mighty fine evening. Take care all. -E
Date: Sun Sep 29 20:07:13 2002 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Howdy folks. Just sticking my nose in for a secto. Not been around for a while. Totaly wish I could go to Adams gig. Keep trying to say to come up to Glasgow cause there’s a good solid crowd of diehard swervies up here but will he listen…. ?Anyway, if anyone knows if hes doing a gig down there towards the end of october post it up cause Ill be down that way with me band at the Monarch on the 31st and Ill see him play if its the last godam thing I do I tells yaz. Hope everyone is doing OK! Tattie bye.
Date: Sun Sep 29 14:04:38 2002 Name: Billie City/State/Country: West Oz Comment: old Swervedriver interview if anyones interested http://members.optusnet.com.au/~d_challinor/swervedriver_int.html
Date: Sun Sep 29 07:47:51 2002 Name: gLASSsHRIMP City/State/Country: Buffalo Bar Highbury Corner, right next to Highbury & Islington tube, London Comment: Adam Franklin set the buffalo bar 259 upper street, islington thursday 3rd october 8.30PM to 1.30 AM £5 / £4 concessions for more details: email@example.com or 0207-729-6006
Date: Sat Sep 28 00:42:10 2002 Name: another one for spreading your love City/State/Country: another one for spreading your love Comment: another one for spreading your love
Date: Fri Sep 27 15:22:02 2002 Name: spread your love City/State/Country: spread your love Comment: spread your love
Date: Fri Sep 27 11:09:53 2002 Name: d City/State/Country: ny Comment: I saw BRMC live at the mercury lounge and I thought they were like the best band i had heard in a very long while, I was totally blown away. I immediately bought some promotional singles they were selling at the show. But I don’t know why I think the recorded stuff seems so weak in comparison. I was kind of dissappointed.
Date: Fri Sep 27 01:13:13 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: Black rebel motorcycle club have blown my mind away.
Date: Thu Sep 26 17:10:30 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: buffalo Comment: Danno, Hairy, everybody…. I checked my sources too (just now… oops.). Sorry for the mis-info gents. I must’ve totaly lucked out on swervie.com then. I remember checking them a year ago and they had nada–but I checked again a few mos ago and the shirts were in–Go figger… Erik– I guess I shouldn’t have missed SY after all. Cheers.
Date: Thu Sep 26 14:39:06 2002 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Ooops Comment: I put “RVA” instead of Raleigh. Old habits die hard…
Date: Thu Sep 26 14:37:56 2002 Name: Erik City/State/Country: RVA Comment: Hey Zach!! Yeah, I remember you man, (sorry I didn’t mention your name in my previous post). Is California treating you well? I’m sure it is. Every Cali-transplant that I know loves it out there. Yeah, Dragstrip’s going pretty well. A few labels have been showing some interest so I’ve been trying to book us as much as possible. We should finally be making the trek out west in February. I’ll let you know. Royboy, Sonic Youth was great. They opened with “Cotton Crown”, played “Shadow of Doubt”, “StarPower”, “Drunken Butterfly” and many other gems. Their new stuff sounded great too. Man, this just like old times. I need to start communicating on this thing again. Has anyone heard from Art in awhile? Seems like he’s keeping this thing up and running, but I was curious as to what’s going on with him. Anyway, good to hear from all of you. Take good care y’all… -E
Date: Thu Sep 26 07:21:50 2002 Name: there’s no other ending City/State/Country: sunday su-uu-nn..!!!! Comment: Beck says
Date: Wed Sep 25 17:06:13 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Calgary Comment: I see no color in your eyes………………………..BRMC
Date: Wed Sep 25 17:04:08 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: I got Demons in my head and I should of stayed in bed.
Date: Wed Sep 25 14:48:07 2002 Name: d City/State/Country: ny Comment: Oh to have more of that sweet, sexy, franklin, croon, but alas, we are left waiting and wondering, and left at the alter. I’ll have to keep myself busy. Do any SWD fans have any internet radio station favorites that consistantly play new interesting music? I found this site that indexes internet radio sites. http://www.mikesradioworld.com and I started to check out the college public stations. A bunch of good stuff, but I have no idea what I am listening too half the time. It’s like a part-time job, very low pay.
Date: Wed Sep 25 11:41:35 2002 Name: Danno City/State/Country: KC Comment: Royboy, I just checked your sources, and neither has SWD shirts. The only place I know is ebay. They regularly have the blue shirt, that was available on the 99th dream tour. Not a bad shirt, but a crack at others would be nice! Cheers!
Date: Tue Sep 24 18:07:43 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Howdy, Erik! Long time no see. How’s Dragstrip doing? (I was the guy from New Orleans…got you played on WTUL back in the day). Cheers, man. -Zach
Date: Tue Sep 24 14:28:48 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: buffalo Comment: Erik– was starting to wonder about you, man. How was Sonic Youth? I missed’em while I was in Portland last month. Hairy–i got a SWD radar logo shirt (you know the one) right from www.swervie.com not too long agoo. $15 plus shipping, think it was… I also remember Sessions.com skate shop having a few shirts awhile back–the one with the pedals, and the ‘ol bullseye one too. they might still have ’em. Good luck mate. Cheers……
Date: Tue Sep 24 12:00:13 2002 Name: Hairyhaw City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Erik-what can I say? Geezer. I too would hope that everyone’s cool and that Dave’s still busy tryin’ to find a way to upload videos! Anybody know where to get a SWD Tee shirt? I think my Mezcal Head shirt is about to disintegrate!
Date: Tue Sep 24 08:15:21 2002 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Raleigh, (used to be Richmond). Comment: Hey Swerve kids, long time no talk. I’ve been trying to read the archives from the past few months to see what’s been going on with everyone. I hope you are all doing well. Me, I’m just doing the same ole thing. Rocking steady, working, trying to hit as many good shows as I possibly can, (saw Sonic Youth a few weeks back). I’m also doing to booking for the Dragstrip Syndicate these days which keeps me fully occupied, (that’s probably the main reason I don’t post as much anymore), but don’t for a minute think I’ve forgotten about Swervedriver or all of you. I want to give warm greetings to all my old school pals that still post: Art, Tuomas, Kik, Ghost, Dan’l, Sundog, Billie, Ian, Hairy, Royboy, Chizzy, (everyone else I may have forgotten to mention), and of course to all the new folks out there as well. Adam, Jez, Jimmy, and Steve, I hope you are all happy men these days. I will always be thankful for all the times I have seen the band live, and even moreso that I got to know you in person. Take good care of yourselves. I have never lost the feeling. -E
Date: Tue Sep 24 06:00:45 2002 Name: snail City/State/Country: stock-o-tonia Comment: Anyone see that videoclip for “get free” by the Vines,.. musos gettin majorly harrassed by lightning strikes! Lights, camera… rockin roll!!! Good to see you rock punters screeming for answers. Are there answers?
Date: Tue Sep 24 02:18:32 2002 Name: trik City/State/Country: brisvegas Comment: ok, i know i have been caught out before with this… the rumour on the street here is that massive attack are bringing 2 new albums out and they are both gunna go up on the web page completely before they are released to the shops… any body know of this?? And what is the web page???? Also, where the flamin ‘ell is Jez’s book, or any of the lads and Art?? The board seems to have lost a certain zing of late… hmm…. is everybody in hibernation..??? Oouuuu…. only 3 weeks til Mogwai and trail are here!!!!! Yahssss!!!!! take care all in swervie world!!!
Date: Mon Sep 23 17:42:37 2002 Name: wiz2wiz City/State/Country: london Comment: does anyone know what show the 12 minute version of DURESS comes from got every live track i can find on the net wheres the rest of the gig?every other tinpot band is reforming DO THE SAME YA BASTARDS! BLOW EM ALL AWAY
Date: Mon Sep 23 17:00:52 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: bflo Comment: SFA show was pretty fuckin good. I’d never seen them before, and didn’t really know what to expect, but they put on a hell of show without having a lot of attitude. They just seem like regular guys, except that they’re Welsh (heh-heh…). BetaFan– A few friends o’ mine are going to the Gomez show. I can’t get off work for it but I’ve seen them 3 times so far. They also put on a good show. They’ve played kick-ass covers of the Talking Heads song “On the Road to Nowhere” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” by ….”Jacko”. have fun man!!! Cheers…….
Date: Sat Sep 21 16:16:13 2002 Name: BetaFan City/State/Country: Ottawa, Canada Comment: Swervie, pls come out and play! I must hear Satansville and Duress live at least one time in my life. Gomez in TO next weekend, should cure my fix for decent fucking music!
Date: Sat Sep 21 10:55:32 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: canada Comment: swervedriver does it help if I tell you that you guys are amazing?
Date: Fri Sep 20 21:18:14 2002 Name: Ralphy City/State/Country: Minneeeesota Comment: LAZZZZZZZZE IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoa what, Huskers+Felt+Sonic Youth= SWD Sounds about right to me. I’m going to war with the Bible in my face and Swervedriver in my ears full tilt…….
Date: Fri Sep 20 21:08:32 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: SHITEEEEEEE swervedriver are where are you?!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: Fri Sep 20 18:58:09 2002 Name: Dandy City/State/Country: usa Comment: Yeah Dave, I’ve got a handfull of em…I have a buddy who has a whole show taped as well that I’m trying to swindle…but as far as B-sides and others, I think I have em all….I can only assume that “why say yeah” is the most recent thing available…..I’ll give up my right to vote for those guys to make more records.
Date: Fri Sep 20 15:59:49 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: barfalo Comment: hydroxylated lecithin– Man, as a matter of fact, I ate some fast food yesterday… I’m stoked-SFA tomorrow nite. Should be C R A Z Y…. cheers.
Date: Fri Sep 20 11:58:44 2002 Name: d City/State/Country: ny Comment: Saw wire the other night at Irving Plaza, kick ass, really good and really energized. Lots of 40 second songs. They had a bit of a hiatus, maybe SWD just needs some time. I heard it was a girl who got fired at geffen when seagram took over.
Date: Fri Sep 20 11:57:48 2002 Name: jake City/State/Country: chicago Comment: Hey Jez, loved your stories about the Metro in chicago, I have been going there since i was 14 seeing various punk shows- i missed u guys when u played with the pumpkins, though a friend saw the show and told me that swervedriver blew the pumpkins out of the water!!! PLease come back to chicago sometime/ I guarantee a sell-out show adios jake///
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Date: Thu Sep 19 19:35:37 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Dandy. I know what you mean. Do you have any live swervie tracks? Try looking for them.
Date: Thu Sep 19 16:56:45 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: CANADA Comment: SPREAD YOUR LOVE ANY B.R.M.C FANS?
Date: Thu Sep 19 09:36:54 2002 Name: Dandy City/State/Country: usa Comment: Looking to trade mp3’s of any Swervie tracks that I have, for any I don’t have. Help, I can’t find any more. and a new record seems nowhere in sight (big sniff)
Date: Wed Sep 18 20:21:31 2002 Name: MARCELO City/State/Country: RIO DE JANEIRO BRASIL Comment: GOOD BEUTIFAUL,I WANT TO BELIEVE
Date: Wed Sep 18 17:40:12 2002 Name: hydroxylated lecithin City/State/Country: canada Comment: royboy / i heard that the swervies main man at geffen (a/r scuzz) was iced, and as a result they lost the only guy at that label who believed in them and got them as far as he did. now, this is either something someone reliable told me, or it’s a story i made up in my head while a shade tipsy… but i’m pretty sure it’s the former. eat more fast food. love, HL
Date: Wed Sep 18 12:50:33 2002 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Five grand a day for a bus…and I thought it was expensive getting the 610 bus from Denholme to Bradford (£1.30 i think)
Date: Wed Sep 18 10:49:40 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: barfalo Comment: Danno– 99th dream did come out on Geffen as a promo. It had a different (I think better) version of “These Times” on it. I’m not quite sure of the circumstances of their being dropped though. cheers……..
Date: Wed Sep 18 10:10:55 2002 Name: Danno City/State/Country: KC Comment: Mike, obviously I have no way of confirming this, that is unless Jez should chime in here on the topic, but I was recently told by a band member on a Century Media band, that a tour bus alone cost $5k a DAY! to be riding around in. Now, I don’t know what the sales of 99th Dream was, but it does make me think that the label or the band wasn’t walking away w/ pockets full of cash. I really don’t know, I’m just thinking that the story I was told could have some merit to it. I also don’t wish to be misunderstood, that I’m try to talk smack about the band! I’m not, I really dig them and would love to see them play one more show. Who knows, maybe the label just made bad overall business decisions. It seems like they weren’t making tons of cash off the other bands that were on the label either. Lastly, I wondering if anyone knows the situations about 99th Dream almost coming out on Geffen and then suddenly ending up at Zero Hour! Cheers, Danno
Date: Wed Sep 18 03:33:48 2002 Name: damon City/State/Country: satansville Comment: zero hour……..what an idiotick name for a label……..they were blessed that SWD agreed to their “conditions”. why doesn’t SWD have their own stinkin’ label? cut out the middleman and do it black market style…….i’m just glad i located my lush “split” vinyl yesterday,Hail Miki!!!!!!! my goal for today is to hunt down the mezcal head and toshack cd’s.i friggin’ despise cd’s,they are the bane of my existence.horrible glitch media they are–gimme greasy,dusty vinyl or a cracked cassette tape anynight. btw—www.vapir.com has these amazing “digital air herbal smoking devices” for sale….i’m getting the black and green one soon!it’s like a reverse-engineered bong, alien smoking utensil–comes with a backpack and lithium-ion battery and tools.that’ll come in handy when i’m walking my german shepherd at 4 am in the park blasting ESR on my walkman staring up at the constellations with my shades on methinx…….i think im gonna record some phased out guitar noise later today and force my fiance to play bass on top of it when she gets home…then we can rewind it and make out and stuff–if i get lucky i may end out tied up with a SWD shirt and a superhero-anime lookin chick on top of me….wish me luck!!!!!!!
Date: Tue Sep 17 20:36:33 2002 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: I think that Zero Hour story is a load of crap.
Date: Tue Sep 17 19:58:24 2002 Name: J.D. City/State/Country: washington Comment: That really sucks to hear that guy say that about the Zero Hour thing, as from what i remember reading way back, Swervedriver easily took the lead in album sales in the first two weeks than any other band on the label..
Date: Tue Sep 17 19:32:33 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: I wore my swervedriver shirt yesterday. I felts so proud to be wearing a shirt of the greatest band on this earth. people thought my shirt was a beer shirt. How sad.
Date: Tue Sep 17 12:54:10 2002 Name: Danno City/State/Country: Kansas City, but soon to be NYC Comment: So I sat here at work, with nothing really to do yesterday, and read the 3 parts of Jez’s book that are here to read. I found it very entertaining and funny at some points. It is cool to read about that world, that we as HUGE music fans may never experience, but yet we wonder about! The last segment about Dallas the bus driver was great! If only Jez could get a publisher! I’m thinking that many would read this book, and perhaps bring some much needed attention to the band, even if it is after that fact(although I hope that isn’t the case). Anyway, I spoke to someone the other day, who says that he was a touring sound engineer for the SWD/Hum tour that happened here in the states. This may not be new info, and I don’t mean this as a knock to SWD, but he said that it was SWD that caused Zero Hour to go under! I don’t know, maybe so, but is seems that it would have to have been a bit more than that to cause the labels demise! What other bands on that label were a worth damn? Perhaps some of you know more than me! What so you think?
Date: Tue Sep 17 09:56:14 2002 Name: me City/State/Country: here Comment: hello
Date: Tue Sep 17 07:23:04 2002 Name: greg City/State/Country: poland 😉 Comment: another fine site for me…
Date: Tue Sep 17 06:10:17 2002 Name: damon City/State/Country: Witchmond VA Comment: I like to listen to SWD cuz there aint no ghosts playin musick. with all this whining about saving everything it makes me paranoid like adam’s gonna get struck by a drunk driver or somethin’…….I say we just lobby the Brits for Knighthood of all SWD members.Then they could each live in a castle with a foxy tantric yoga chick like that sting guy.And a hookah in every room.And lots of ashtrays.Hail Isis!>08-)>*
Date: Tue Sep 17 05:39:37 2002 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Belgium Comment: A very old mailing-list started by Ajay Sharma, the former webmaster of www.swervie.com (that is at a dead point also), but there’s no messages anymore.
Date: Tue Sep 17 05:02:47 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: I will be a life long swervie fan. And I will never lose the faith. Whats this talk about a mailing list?
Date: Tue Sep 17 03:00:29 2002 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Belgium Comment: I’d like to thank Raise to have motivated myself all along my september session of exams after I fucked up those of June. I didn’t know university demanded to work so much. Stupid (a way too) easy secondary school system.
Date: Tue Sep 17 02:53:09 2002 Name: Bertrand City/State/Country: Belgium Comment: I’m coming here for about 3 years now I think and the most interesting thing is the fact that the first addicted are almost all gone. As if they were tired of hoping for something that “could” happen with a low probability (let’s just hope not) now. And in the end, that’s always the same in here at every change in the visitors, restart the same cycle. I’m not complaining, ’cause I like the band enough to read everything with the envy of a beginner but I’m not sure some are not tired. Not any mails from the mailing-list neither, as I said, the old fanbase is at a kind of dead point. The only thing to do is to put Raise in your tape player or CD player or disc player and listen to it for a lot of years until the end.
Date: Tue Sep 17 01:53:05 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Tue Sep 17 00:39:57 2002 Name: Matt City/State/Country: NJ USA Comment: i don’t really thing anyone thinks the band is at our beck and call, i think we’re all just fans who are just hoping something will be said, i’m sure i speak for a lot of people (even though its still just my opinion) when i say id just like to know either way, even if they say we’re no longer a band, at least we’ll all know, and we can listen to our CD’s and have our memories and no one will have to sit and wonder “what’s going on?” it’s the same thing with van halen, just say something, people wanna know, but its not like we think they owe us anything, we would just like to know for our own personal interest
Date: Mon Sep 16 18:40:54 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Sep 16 14:37:36 2002 Name: Kevkov City/State/Country: London Comment: Cheers royboy, no i don’t have It’s All Happening Now on my copy. Continuing the ‘swervie video’ thing, i once saw the video for duel on mtv2 at about half seven in the morning. I switched the tv on expecting the usual shit and i’m half asleep when i suddenly realise it’s swervedriver! I shoulda taped it though cause i never saw them on tv again. (sigh)
Date: Mon Sep 16 13:58:10 2002 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: St Helens Dave – I was just trying to get a rise (Raise?) out of Art – but, sad to say it, but it appears to be late in the game concerning SWD’s career. They’re not giving Art too much to work with. The interest that drove the aforementioned to put together this site, the comps, etc. has waned. I’ve been posting/reading here for about a year now, and even the level of activity between then and now is… subdued. Not so much past tense “we loved SWD!”, as it is “are they gonna put more music out or no?”. Some people feel that a band is somehow obligated to dole out the “same old, same old”, just cuz it made them feel good. If they aren’t gonna put out, they want to take their attention and move on. A band is *not* at the beck and call of their fan base – even tho one might think so after buying the poster and the t-shirt and the lapel pin and all the bootlegs. That attitude is largely due to the uprising of the music industry in the last century. An artist (or a band of artists) has but one commitment – to bring to life what it is that makes them tick. Considering the trouble SWD has had with labels in the past, danny boy’s “straight to internet” idea is a very good one. Anyway, sorry for the rant… the mystery surrounding SWD’s return continues… it would be too cool to see SWD/Toshack be part of establishing the 21st century way of doing music business… space travel rock n roll, and all…
Date: Mon Sep 16 10:52:58 2002 Name: Matt City/State/Country: NJ USA Comment: hey man, i’m located in central NJ near new brunswick, east brunswick area, i play guitar as well, however i can’t sing to save my life, haha, but a jam would be cool i dont know how far you are from here, let me know i guess, and anyone else in the area who plays drums or bass…..
Date: Mon Sep 16 09:38:41 2002 Name: John C. City/State/Country: Orange Cty, NY, USofA Comment: Message to Matt from NJ. I play guitar and SD is always cranking through my Marshall and Les Paul as loudly as I can. Where in NJ are you? Maybe a jam like you said?
Date: Mon Sep 16 09:29:37 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Sun Sep 15 23:25:56 2002 Name: Matt City/State/Country: NJ USA Comment: just anything, something, even if they say there won’t be any more shows, we just wanna know, cuz i know all of you like me are just waiting in limbo hoping for something to happen!! every fan here, start the chant with me SWERVE DRI VER SWERVE DRI VER!!!
Date: Sun Sep 15 19:01:05 2002 Name: Valentine #3 City/State/Country: Party at my house! Comment: pre/post SWD party at my place to prime & host travelers if the boys ever show up for a gig here in NYC again, I promise……
Date: Sun Sep 15 17:51:12 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: bflo Comment: Kevkov, all the copies are like that. The songs are called “Plan 7 Star Sattelite 10” and “Flaming Heart” respectively. Didja get the one with “It’s All Happening Now” on it? Cheers. P.S. I’ll travel too, I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again!!!
Date: Sun Sep 15 14:18:20 2002 Name: Kevkov City/State/Country: London Comment: Ok, quick question for the board. I ordered a second hand copy of ESR off of amazon after AGES of looking for it. Anyways, it turns out this is a promo copy (at least thats what it says) and the last 3 tracks aren’t named. So I was wondering if anyone out there also has this copy and could tell me. Track 11 is a short instumental, track 12 is just a minute of silence (seriously!) and track 13 is a proper song. Oh yeah, and since i’m here 2 more q’s: 1. is there ever gonna be more swervie stuff? 2. Is jez’s book ever gonna get published? Thanx in advance.
Date: Sun Sep 15 10:55:30 2002 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Danny – I second that idea! I will travel to see a bunch of shows if they tour again.
Date: Sun Sep 15 01:38:46 2002 Name: danny boy City/State/Country: montreal Comment: Effin’ right we want them back. Hey guys if you’re readin’ –how ’bout this?–Come back to ..let’s say, NYC..and do a string of gigs. They can be your only gigs on the continent. Check out how many people come from surrounding areas. For example, I like many before me will not think twice about heading up the highway to NYC. As a matter of fact, if Swervedriver eventually go on tour, I want to do the Grateful Dead thing and hook up on the whole east coast and meet the whole lot of you (the fans) cause you are the coolest bunch of fucking people that are breathing today. Hey Jez…sell print your book, sell a shitload, save the dough, go on tour and charge us eager bastards 40$ a pop, and make a dream come alive. I must hear Duress live at least one more time before I die. Whaddaya think?
Date: Sat Sep 14 23:49:28 2002 Name: Matt City/State/Country: NJ USA Comment: heh, thats funny you say that about the tribute band man, i’m in 2 bands already but i’ve been wantin to get people together for a while and just play nothing but swervedriver tunes, not so much to play out, just for fun, but i just thought id share that since you bringin up the tribute band made me think of that again, WE WANT SWERVEDRIVER BACK!!!
Date: Sat Sep 14 21:05:30 2002 Name: danny boy City/State/Country: montreal Comment: O.K. this is it…when the hell are these guys going to go out on tour again. They must!!! There’s no question. Considering their problems with record companies, why can’t they put out a low budget cd of new stuff and sell it via internet. Jesus Christ..technology permits this kind of thing. Besides, that would sure beat having to go into a studio to produce one of the finest albums ever recorded (Mezcal Head), spend a shitload of cash that they’ll never make back and later write books about their misfortune. I think they underestimate their fanbase. Anyway, if they dont come around soon, I’m gunna be forced to get a tribute band together and bring the music out to the people. But I dont want to do that. (And I dont think a song like Duress could ever be played by anyone but themselves. Peace
Date: Sat Sep 14 16:11:06 2002 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Jerry – Thats Jimmy and Adi. Hey Swervedriver if ya read this: Dont’t Say its Over!
Date: Sat Sep 14 14:12:46 2002 Name: jerry City/State/Country: High Plains Comment: I have a boot of a Swervedriver Peel Session. Did that ever get a legitimate release? It has a song called “Over” which is not on any studio recording. The other songs are Out, Volcano Trash, and Zedhead. “Over” also pops up in an early live boot, circa 1990, but disappears after that. Who sings the vocals anyway? At least the fist part is someone else, then Adam takes over in the chorus.
Date: Fri Sep 13 19:45:14 2002 Name: dAVE City/State/Country: sT,hELENS Comment: Hi Dan. What do you mean “does this site run on auto pilot”? care to explain. I would love to be an admin or something. I would also like to give a proper messageboard / forum a trial run to see how it goes. But at the moment Art is still the Main Man. (What im saying is that I would like to help out)
Date: Fri Sep 13 18:38:39 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment: go home!
Date: Fri Sep 13 16:32:31 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Get this shit…i’m still working. I got to work at 8:30 am yesterday, and here I am still. I’m about to lose my mind.
Date: Fri Sep 13 13:32:00 2002 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Chi Il Comment: Ya, got ’em both and PiW off my dear friend Lisa. The comps have a lot of miles on them – I wonder how I got along without ’em before. I’m not comfortable with the bootleg issue, but what are ya gonna do? Ajay’s odc.net list is sporadic but active, and usually has the same personalities popping up with interesting views. It’s the only list I’m on, so I don’t mind it. Who’s Dan Chan? And what does he have that I don’t? 🙂
Date: Fri Sep 13 05:33:17 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: 2:32 am…and i’m still at work. This SUX.
Date: Thu Sep 12 22:26:45 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Hey Dan, I had wondered what happen to that cast of characters, too. Art has been M.I. A. for a while. Did you get the surreal/serene comps? Or Dan Chan’s? Is the email list still active?
Date: Thu Sep 12 19:16:02 2002 Name: Dan-o City/State/Country: Chicag-o Comment: Maybe the thing to do is hook up with all the old school Swerve nuts out there… the folks who put the “Passenger is Wired” and “Serene/Surreal” CDs out. Maybe use the same methods for putting a quality video comp together. I know I’d lay out good cash for it. Been wondering where RudAwakning, Art, Ajay, etc. have been. Understandable if they lost interest… but does this site run on autopilot, or what? I’m a lurker on Ajay’s Swerve list… for the last year, pretty much the same names pop up. I remember Rud asking about recording with computer equipment, and that’s about it. Say la v…
Date: Thu Sep 12 13:43:04 2002 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: The Duel video is the one without Steve on it, as far as the Last Day On Earth video goes it’s been a while since i watched it, but it’s pretty cool.
Date: Wed Sep 11 23:27:06 2002 Name: RealityCrash City/State/Country: NJ USA Comment: I have an excellent Video CD Menu Creating program which would allow me to make a nice menu for videos on a cd-r. If anyone is interested in doing something like this for all the Swervedriver fans, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed Sep 11 14:54:42 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Erm a problem… I cant find a site that has 52mb of free webspace available so i cant upload…HOWEVER! If you have a hotmail account, msn messenger and a cable or faster connection I can send it you through msn messenger. So if you want to see the video (its quite good) add me to your conacts list and i will send you the video no problem. It should only take about 15 – 20 mins on a cable modem / ADSL. My hotmail account is email@example.com
Date: Wed Sep 11 14:51:13 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Alllllllrightythen!
Date: Wed Sep 11 14:34:46 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Dave, I’d love to see it!!! THANKS!
Date: Wed Sep 11 13:44:17 2002 Name: Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) City/State/Country: NJ USA Comment: heh, ive watched that video like 100 times already but some of it is BAD, but you are right something is better than nothing, if someone out there can convert it and post it up on a site for people to download, ill glady send them a copy of the tape so they can do what they want with it, that way we all can see it, i have no problem with that, anyone interested let me know, and anyone else with SWD video or audio, please post it up, lets help each other out, we’re all fans here, lets get something started here
Date: Wed Sep 11 13:26:37 2002 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: the city that works… when it fucking feels like it Comment: Ya ya ya… upload! I’ve seen the video topic kicked around some up on here before – somehow it never pans out. I’d lay out cash monies for early/late & any/all Swerve vid. Ironic how much “the MTV” has shaped my rock education, yet I’ve never seen anything more than the Road Rash vid. Matt/NJ – I’d gladly kill a weekend night with 4 hrs. of bad quality Swerve vid – somethings’ better than nothing… god help me if I have to watch Max X or Street Smarts again… well, OK, Street Smarts isn’t all that bad…
Date: Wed Sep 11 12:52:37 2002 Name: Hairyhaw City/State/Country: Comment: Upload Dave, upload……..
Date: Wed Sep 11 11:59:47 2002 Name: est City/State/Country: TO Comment: Fester – yeah, I agree with everything you said, set list didn’t change, same encore, although I think that Sub Sub song rocks live, they are amazing! Lost a lot of the intimacy though in the crap warehouse setting, I really do hate that venue, unless you are pressed against the stage any hope of getting into a show is basically out the window.
Date: Wed Sep 11 11:31:34 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: bflo Comment: Dave–upload like you’ve never uploaded anything before… Wow, Chris– Last Day on Earth video? is it cool? is the angel in it?
Date: Wed Sep 11 09:17:35 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Ive got a video for duel, shall i try and upload it to my onlinerock.com account? I think it should fit and be able for u people to download. What do u think?
Date: Wed Sep 11 00:34:29 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Tue Sep 10 22:56:20 2002 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: est-Good to see you back. Yeah, it was a cool show, I mean, its the Doves. You’re right though, the other one was better. Mainly because the acoustics at the Warehouse completely suck, but mostly because it was basically the same show. That’s a silly thing to say, I know, but even the encore was the same. Just hoped for a little variation. I dare to compare, but when Swervie doubled through here in 98, they broke it up large. Yet, one of the many countless reasons why they rock. Cheers!
Date: Tue Sep 10 20:55:23 2002 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Chris, is one version of Duel video with Steve and one without? I think I remember seeing one without Mr. George on Bass.
Date: Tue Sep 10 20:52:31 2002 Name: Matt City/State/Country: NJ USA Comment: i would put my videos up, but like i said it sucks ass, quality wise, i watch them anyways cuz its all i have but i wouldnt subject anyone else to it 🙂
Date: Tue Sep 10 14:01:55 2002 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: I’ve got videos for: Duel (i think they did two, mines different to the one on Road Rash i think, i’ve only ever seen stills from it), Last Train To Satansville and Last Day On Earth. I also have one for Magic Bus which is just a load of Snowboarding, though it’s pretty cool, it’s from the daytripper snowboard movie, i guess there’s one like that for ejector seat reservation from the Odd Man Out movie too, though i haven’t seen it. Someone should put them on the internet if they can/know how?
Date: Tue Sep 10 13:32:32 2002 Name: est City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Sorry guys, away too long, busy summer of work! I’m back. Doves last night, really good, last show was better though, smaller venue! Got my package of vinyl! Finally ESR! Yayyyy! Fester – you went to Doves as well? What did you think? e.
Date: Tue Sep 10 12:56:26 2002 Name: Matt City/State/Country: NJ USA Comment: i have that tape, i bought it off of ebay, unfortunately i got ripped off, the tape is about 4 hours, but the best qaulity on the tape is maybe a C rating, the quality is bad…but its better than nothing, i wish i could get a good copy of SWD stuff, i have hundreds of bootlegs by other bands to trade if anyone is interested, email me at email@example.com
Date: Tue Sep 10 11:37:26 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: bflo Comment: I friend of mine had a video titled “On the Road with Swervedriver”. I’m not sure where he got it, but it had lots of swervie footage. “Sci-Flyer” @ CBGB’s, interviews with a Boston radio station, some sound check thing where they played the “Twin Peaks” theme, some other show footage, as well as the videos you’ve all listed. Pretty cool, though I think the tape dissapeared some years back… cheers.
Date: Tue Sep 10 01:02:59 2002 Name: Matt City/State/Country: NJ USA Comment: i know they also made videos for duel, last train to satansville, and sandblasted as well, i have them on video, anyways maybe someone can post their swervedriver audio bootlegs somewhere on a site so we can all DL them and enjoy them, i would, but i dont have any i only have a really shit video i bought off of ebay, SWERVEDRIVER we want you back!!!
Date: Mon Sep 9 23:35:59 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Speaking of videos, is anyone hosting these online? I have never seen 1 SWD video!!! Let’s rectify this.
Date: Mon Sep 9 23:25:08 2002 Name: Colin City/State/Country: Comment: By the way, I got to see Swervedriver 3 times. Twice at the Roxy opening for Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and once at the Whisky with the Poster Children opening. I’ve still got the setlist…
Date: Mon Sep 9 23:18:15 2002 Name: Colin City/State/Country: Comment: What videos were produced for Swervedriver? I know of: Son of Mustang Ford, Rave Down, & Never Lose That Feeling. What else is out there?
Date: Mon Sep 9 21:59:00 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Sep 9 21:58:24 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Mon Sep 9 08:53:29 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: be low. Comment: Yeah, yeah. I’m kicking myself now, but at the time of departure, i just didn’t feel like grabbing one more thing. I’ll go back. I know what you mean about the “feel”. SWD is in my “get stoked to ride” mix that I play before I go snowboarding.
Date: Sun Sep 8 23:18:06 2002 Name: Valentine #3 City/State/Country: Crooklyn Comment: _Royboy, shame on you for not taking your board and surfing concrete waves! I think skating & snowboarding make me “feel” like swervedriver sounds, powerfull with a touch of grace at the same time! Ghost! still havn’t heard from you! I hope you didn’t get off at the Classon stop on the G-train! and D, drop me a line as well if you’re in NYC, the more SWD friends, the better!……firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sun Sep 8 11:17:33 2002 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Alex, you freak! It’s obvious you have been around the big-pawed puppy too long. Prepare for a Mitchy ass-kicking on the 11th. He’s not happy.;) I was channel surfing the other day and just by amazing luck caught Bowie on MTV berating them for not supporting bands like the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. That was a pleasant surprise. Doves this Monday. Can’t wait. Cheers!
Date: Sun Sep 8 10:24:42 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: The Void Comment: Reeet! I hate to say this but I’m seriously doubting swervedriver will get together again. I think they will fade out…WHICH WILL FLIPPING SUCK BIG TIME! I dont really know how big swervedriver is fan base wise. BUT I KNOW FOR SURE THAT I WANT THEM TO TOUR OR SOMETHING ONE LAST TIME. Come on swervie’s JUST GET TOGETHER ONE LAST TIME FOR A TOUR AND GO OUT WITH A BANG!!! Dont just fade out!!! Pleeeasssee!! And im near to the limit of pulling me balls off too!! (ala ricky)
Date: Sun Sep 8 05:19:38 2002 Name: david City/State/Country: —- Comment: I’m looking for any kind of info about an english band from the nineties called delicatessen. Anyone can help me? ps- swd for president
Date: Sat Sep 7 13:32:38 2002 Name: BetaFan City/State/Country: Ottawa-Canada Comment: Just have to say SWD are the best goddamn band in the world. Please tell me they are still together and are planning on touring again one day (soon)! If anyone’s looking to discover an excellent new Canadian artist, check out Sam Robert’s Brother Down single – fuckin tops!
Date: Sat Sep 7 01:21:23 2002 Name: Ralphy City/State/Country: Duluth,Minnesota USA and God bless us All!!!!! Comment: I already did pull my balls off Ricky! Man, I hate to think of a screwed up world of ours without the music of Swervedriver to help with just getting thru everyday life anyway. God heel US! .I remember sharing a smoke with the boys before their first ever gig at First Avenue main roon in Mpls. I asked them if they had ever heard of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry ( my fav band before Swervedriver came along). They said they never heard of the Lorries. I was shocked as I was convinced they were influenced by the Lorries (my own foolishness as work as usual). Anyway, I saw Swervedriver at 7th Street entry (I think their second ever gig in Mpls or maybee even their first; their 1st ever Mpls gig could have been at the Uptown Bar??? ) and what a gig that was. It is still in my top 3 for my best gigs I have ever been to. Their music blew my mind beyond the limits of my musical introspective observation!!!
Date: Fri Sep 6 19:57:23 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Canada Comment: Swervedriver. Question for you. I want a yes or no answer is there any hope of you guys getting back together? I need to know before I pull my balls off.
Date: Fri Sep 6 18:25:41 2002 Name: Alex City/State/Country: Babysitting Hell,(Cambridge) Comment: So here is the portion of the evening where I stalk Fester on-line. Veronica is giving good show?Must be more relaxed and swapping all those cold germs. Miss you bending over and picking up 11# bags. See you Wed09/11. 8 AM sharp. Show you my new vehicle. You are going to be REALLY old soon.32 on 17th? I don’t forget.
Date: Fri Sep 6 03:34:42 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Sep 5 06:41:20 2002 Name: snail City/State/Country: dollardodah Comment: i reckon if swerve ever whated to spin some cash then they’d go into printing up some t-shirts and offering them here! Don’t know about the legalities but then again i steer way clear of this rock’n roll caper.
Date: Thu Sep 5 05:54:43 2002 Name: jduel City/State/Country: stockholm aka duelland Comment: Jez, I don’t want to be the famous pain in the “#¤% but when’s the book out, if it’s already out where the f”#k is it..Cheers!!
Date: Wed Sep 4 22:38:54 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: Comment: swervedriver come out come out and play!!! I must admit this sucks.
Date: Wed Sep 4 20:02:16 2002 Name: patrick moore City/State/Country: Comment: ..and you an astro-physicist Dan.Go swing yer bat….xxx
Date: Wed Sep 4 19:14:16 2002 Name: … City/State/Country: stateless Comment: druuuunnnkkkkkin paaartttyyyy…..everyone is gettin fired……yes!!!!!!! as of dec 31….finallyyyyy i’ll be a human againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn and what do we do to cope? we drink lots and lots of champanye from the sample roooooooommm…..then everone says why didn’t we do this all along? I say, “well haven’t i been sayin it?, and you been accusin me of alcolism!!! hic!” love bein a drunk.
Date: Wed Sep 4 14:24:01 2002 Name: d City/State/Country: ny Comment: someone sent me this. kind of funny…http://www.cstrecords.com/html/uxo.html – music to bombs in just a few easy steps…. This may be old, but did anyone ever see a site called the bible of alternative rock maintained by trouser press (www.trouserpress.com)? Jack Rabid (the big takover)wrote the swervedriver summary. I really like the idea of that, but maybe a little more detailed. Did anyone ever see it or know of a better one?
Date: Wed Sep 4 02:26:30 2002 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford Comment: Bloody hell Jez…did you go to school?
Date: Tue Sep 3 19:14:23 2002 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: OK Matt – email@example.com should sort us out! j….xxx
Date: Tue Sep 3 18:59:13 2002 Name: jez City/State/Country: Comment: Matt – I look 4ward to it!Am in London at the moment – name the time/place and I’ll be there (away for October).Still publishing? … That S/Downs conversation involved talk of a Guru,your father and an aeroplane…I’ve been looking here daily since your last posting,hoping you’d be here.If not in our village I’ll get you an email address… There’s a school reunion on the 28th Sept – 6th form centre – reckon I/we should go?????!!!Very dubious at the moment!!!!Anyway,take good care – everyone else too.And thanks for keeping this site interesting! jez….xxx
Date: Tue Sep 3 13:18:54 2002 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: ChiIl Comment: Sundog – yep, ETRPT was it – on vinyl, no less. Good to hear somebody put it out on CD. After a long Labor Day weekend with Doves “Lost Souls”: it doesn’t have the bombast that made SWD rock (bombast = i.e., ‘I Am Superman’), but still a very slick record.
Date: Tue Sep 3 11:33:25 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: back in buffalo… Comment: I can easily say that Portland, Oregon is one of the coolest cities in the US. So laid back, AMAZING BEER (and herb), great food, not too spendy, really nice people (although some are a bit hippie-ish–oh well). Saw Burnside skatepark –didn’t bring my board though, but lots of pics. I’ll get ’em up sometime soon. I missed some of the best shows ever. A band by the name of Sonic Youth., as well as Wilco & Nebula… I saw the big rocks from the movie “The Goonies” at Cannon beach, on the coast. All in all — a fan-fucking-tastic trip. Thinkin’ bout movin’. Later…
Date: Tue Sep 3 09:19:05 2002 Name: Flight Lieutenant Brookes City/State/Country: London Comment: Hi Jez, Will get in touch soon via “another route” and hopefully meet up in London for an OJ, believe it or not I am now teetotal, it’s a long story! – I work in W1 – have a vague recollection about The South Downs conversation did this include “Mad” Mark J, Amit the Vomit and Steve G? Would be good to catch up and discuss the “old” days and characters, The Arms,Bude,Surfing,Abergonolwyn etc. Still haven’t heard any of your music but this Swervedriver mularkey appears to be rather popular – a little more so than The Rabid Dogs, The Jacklsons etc. Ta Ta For Now – Matt B
Date: Mon Sep 2 12:41:41 2002 Name: please help City/State/Country: please help Comment: please help, does anyone have a clue if this band is still a band?….almost weeping, please help
Date: Sun Sep 1 17:28:01 2002 Name: Lawrence City/State/Country: Amsterdam Comment: This crowded-city-boy is so much in need of driving alone for hours in a Mustang Ford, rooftop open, through endless deserts and playing Swervedriver. Loud. That would be the end of the world for me right now. It could be that simple. alas… back to work tomorrow.