Date: Fri Feb 28 21:52:08 2003 Name: chris City/State/Country: florida Comment: pardon my late appearance, but i’ve had the blues lately missing swervedriver. after watching the grammys (which we know has always been shit, anyway) and listening to recent bands, i can’t help but hope that the band will come back and take us all away to new realms. one can only hope, i guess.
Date: Fri Feb 28 01:53:44 2003 Name: dan City/State/Country: michigan Comment: i know it’s about a month late. i just started checking out this list and was going back over some old posts. about the saddest swervedriver song, yeah, i agree with the many, it’s deep seat. i can remember my freshman year in college listening to that song millions of times with headphones, on my bed, actually staring at the ceiling. here’s the thing about that solo: when i saw swervedriver live, adam did not seem interested in singing. it almost seemed like it was a chore and he couldn’t wait to get back to his guitar. i think he’s a great singer, but you have to admit he’s even more articulate and expressive on a guitar. i imagine, when i listen to deep seat and duress that he takes expression as far as he can go with words and melodies and then steps back and says it for real with guitar, expressing the emotions in a more accurate language. and with deep seat and duress, that effect is heightened by the use of the wah pedal, which resembles the human voice, only in this case it’s more like a human wail than speach. the solo on deep seat…i remember coming back to my room after a break up, turning that thing up as loud as it could go, and just putting my head down on my desk and everything in me being perfectly expressed in that music. also, the toshack song “i’ve lost the feeling” is sad for me because adam’s such a brilliant musician and he sounds so dissillusioned with music. as for the guy looking for the best swervedriver song for radio play, i’ve always thought last day on earth was the best single they ever did. the other jesus, and 99th dream come to mind as well. i’m still looking for people to trade for adam solo boots. dan
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Date: Thu Feb 27 14:00:17 2003 Name: Hover City/State/Country: Los Angeles, Ca. Comment: Since Swervedriver isn’t doing anything checkout Hover @ www.hoverband.com or come see them play this saturday March 1st at Rumors in North Hollywood off of Magnolia see ya there!
Date: Thu Feb 27 13:23:53 2003 Name: Splash 1 City/State/Country: Comment: Adam Franklin plays another show with Lift To Experience in their home town of Denton Texas on Sunday March 16th at the Silverleaf. Josh Pearson from Lift opens with a solo acoustic set. Doors at 9pm.
Date: Thu Feb 27 07:19:03 2003 Name: Benjamin Towill City/State/Country: Westcountry Comment: “…Been drivin’ for days…” Just popped in to my head and as I’m sat at a ‘puter I thought….
Date: Thu Feb 27 00:49:08 2003 Name: Film buff City/State/Country: Comment: Duh..really Justin? And it’s Los Angeles, not lOs AngelEs… Do keep up!
Date: Wed Feb 26 23:00:11 2003 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Freakish Alex. Gets her ring now its time to pet the white fluffy kitty and chew on bon-bons all day. Didn’t get a chance to call because they were too busy handing me yet another stack of shit to deal with. Sorry:) Talk at ya later. On another note, not that it really, really matters, but the Flaming Lips pulled a grammy out of the rabbit’s ass the other night. How ’bout that? Take note swerves. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, the time is ripe!:) Be well y’all!
Date: Wed Feb 26 19:47:47 2003 Name: Justin City/State/Country: lOs AngelEs Comment: name of the movie is : Play Misty for me , not Mytisci , and whats up with the Downloads on the lIve MP3 Swerve SIte ?theyre not working
Date: Wed Feb 26 08:57:29 2003 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: GAAAAH twice, nae thrice I say!!! Adam playing with Lift to Experience!! I saw them about a year ago and I’ve never heard 1 person get such an a sound from 1 Jag. You lucky buggers!!Again…GAAAH!
Date: Tue Feb 25 21:16:56 2003 Name: Madina City/State/Country: Brooklyn NY Comment: Adam Franklin (solo set AND electric set backed by Adam and Bear from Lift to Experience) 3/17/03 at the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas TX. www.gypsytearoom.com ALSO – 3/14/03 Austin date at Oceans 11 during SXSW.
Date: Tue Feb 25 14:25:06 2003 Name: katrina City/State/Country: mytisci Comment: ah yes, play mytisci for me. i like that musik, i like dat movie, but then i am psycho? right? mwah, hah, aha, haa! wodka! wodka!
Date: Tue Feb 25 13:39:04 2003 Name: Literary Buff City/State/Country: Comment: Was there not a Clint Eastwood film from like, 1970 where he is a DJ and this psycho woman wants to kill him because he won’t sleep with her?….Play Mytisci For Me?
Date: Tue Feb 25 11:53:47 2003 Name: katrina City/State/Country: mytisci Comment: why wait? i drink now. Wodka, wodka, wodka! hey adam maybe you play mytisci someday, we ruskies love your way! hey it rhyme…heh!
Date: Tue Feb 25 08:21:33 2003 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: By the way the Johnny Marr and The Healers album is well good. It’s pretty shoey.
Date: Tue Feb 25 08:20:19 2003 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: I got over and zedhead to work but i can’t sort the other two. Maybe it’s the computer i’m using.
Date: Tue Feb 25 04:24:28 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Play them all….. Anything from all 4 albums and basically any song man. If I could have a request I would of asked for Zedhead
Date: Tue Feb 25 02:32:56 2003 Name: senor Nutt City/State/Country: University of Northern Iowa, USA Comment: Hey, I’ve never posted on this site but felt I should start. I’ve been a Swervie fan for a little while but it has taken quite a while to get my hands on anything by them. I bought Mezcal Head years ago but really didn’t listen to it until a few years ago…probably between OK Computer and Kid A by Radiohead. I think it is a real shame that Swervedriver didn’t get a lot of attention. I still love the “shoe-gazing” and “alternative” music eras. Much better than half the crap on the radio today. I do however like the new Coldplay album. What the hell happened when bands like Swervie can’t make it big time and wastes of space like Avril Lavigne get grammy nominations. What the hell is going on. Ok, I’m done ranting now. Before I go, I’ve got my own radio show on Campus…what swervie songs do you guys want me to play?
Date: Tue Feb 25 00:27:02 2003 Name: Danno City/State/Country: NYC Comment: Dave, I you haven’t seen Mogwai before, your in for a treat. I’ve seen them here in the state twice, and both shows where quite good. Makes me wonder when they are hitting this side of the pond again. Also, if you like them, you might like Godspeed You Balck Emperor. They are playing here n April and I think I may have to scrape up the cash to take this in. Cheers all. Dan
Date: Mon Feb 24 16:14:03 2003 Name: Vladimir City/State/Country: Russia (HEllo comrades!) Comment: Katrina, i am in a rural area.. not much here boot kows. Vodka sounds goud. If your near moscow we drink soemtime ey?
Date: Mon Feb 24 08:52:00 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St,Helens / Hudds Comment: Try right clicking and selecting “save as” that should work
Date: Mon Feb 24 06:15:16 2003 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: The downloads don’t seem to be working for me on the live site.
Date: Mon Feb 24 05:02:40 2003 Name: Flynn City/State/Country: Sherwood Forest Comment: Damn you Dave ive been living in the country for a good few centries now dont you know, Twas me who made robin hood the man he was i tell you that for nothing …… Anyways a question is Jez’s book out this week????
Date: Mon Feb 24 04:43:11 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St,Helens Comment: Thats my friend Flynn…. Please excuse his language as he is not from the UK…….
Date: Mon Feb 24 04:31:24 2003 Name: Flynn City/State/Country: Sherwood Forest Comment: Damn art ones arrows when ones need them ,put up 99th Dream on the board so mad at still no Jez’s book, cant wait to go see Mogwai gunna not really rock out. Ah well back to the tree carving Peace out Long Live King Richard
Date: Sun Feb 23 19:25:02 2003 Name: Michael City/State/Country: Austin Comment: Adam is playing SXSW here in Austin. Josh (bass) and Andy (drums) from Lift to Experience will be joining him. They are set to kick out the old-school jams. Rave Down & Son of Mustang Ford have been specifically mentioned. He may be playing a daytime gig as well.
Date: Sun Feb 23 17:37:27 2003 Name: Alex City/State/Country: Snowed In! Comment: Thanks for the concern James, I meant that it is my last weekend with the particular company that Fester and I work for. Some say Alex never gets what she wants, this time I will.(a little Lowest of the Low for you).
Date: Sun Feb 23 16:46:01 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Sorry but I have to say this because I’m thrilled to bits. I’m going to see Mogwai in May! Yeaaaaaaaah!
Date: Sun Feb 23 14:28:23 2003 Name: james City/State/Country: brooklyn Comment: There was some talk a while back that adam would be playing with sianspheric when their shared EP gets released which is coming up soon. Is that still going to happen? Anyone know anything? Anybody from the band still read this board?
Date: Sat Feb 22 13:16:51 2003 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Dave – You is the Guru. Thanks bro.
Date: Sat Feb 22 12:32:50 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Another Update….. Planes over the Skyline is tabbed out. Get it from my guitar tabs site… http://www.geocities.com/swervedrivertabs have fun Mike from Boston!
Date: Sat Feb 22 10:54:03 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Ok the next gig is up. Its the 1990 peel session. Enjoy it.. http://www.geocities.com/swdlive
Date: Sat Feb 22 08:52:30 2003 Name: james City/State/Country: brooklyn Comment: alex don’t do it!!! life isn’t so bad!!! don’t make this your last weekend!!! dan there was a live site www.geocities.com/swdlive with some adam stuff on it free for the taking, don’t know if it’s still there, but maybe the guy doing it still has something hanging around. ethically i think he was just trying to share the wonderful experience of live swd and adam playing acoustic. if the fan’s keep spreading around the sound maybe one day they will get their due recognition. sort of like alex chilton after so many years. hopefully sooner for these guys. it’s probably a good thing though having live sites of your favorite struggling unknown bands. there is free promotion in it for them.
Date: Sat Feb 22 01:31:30 2003 Name: dan City/State/Country: usa, michigan Comment: hi. i’ve been a serious swervedriver fan since ’94. just listened to 99th dream again today since we had a sudden burst of springish weather (swervedriver always reminds me of spring) and that record always amazes me and today it amazed me again. i never thought to look for swervedriver message boards and see who else is into them. i’d be interested in trading for some bootlegs of adam’s solo shows. i saw some guy selling a copy on ebay for over 30 bucks. i don’t know what the consensus is these days on that, but i always thought it was pretty unethical to profit off an unauthorized recording of an artist. anyway, if anybody wants to make a trade, please email me a email@example.com. just saw ted leo tonight. don’t know if anybody’s in to him. fantastic energy. great show. d
Date: Fri Feb 21 12:27:29 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Feb 21 12:15:59 2003 Name: Jerry City/State/Country: KS Comment: The Sciflyer website announces a new full-lenghter on the shoegazer flagship label Clairecords for summer 2003. It will be titled “fair weather karma”. Given how good “Melt” was, I have great expectations for this one!
Date: Fri Feb 21 05:07:20 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Feb 20 20:17:52 2003 Name: Danno City/State/Country: NYC Comment: UPDATE: For those of you who might still be interested in The Fire Theft show at the Bowery that I have mentioned twice now, and you want a ticket, if you hurry and go to the Mercury Lounge in person between 12-7pm in like the next 2 days, you might luck out and get a ticket. I did this this evening, and they had about 30 left, and no service charge, just $15. Good Luck, and see you there perhaps!
Date: Thu Feb 20 17:54:11 2003 Name: Alex City/State/Country: Comment: Fester, I will see you next weekend, my last. Talk to you soon.
Date: Thu Feb 20 15:58:28 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Feb 20 14:48:54 2003 Name: Literary Buff City/State/Country: Comment: Vintage Classic’s 1992 edition of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic Crime And Punishment, one of the world’s greatest written works, was translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky in a manner that is “as close to Dostoevsky’s Russian as is possible in English” and that gives “full justice to the genius of its creator”…perhaps they could do the same for Jez’s book?
Date: Thu Feb 20 13:18:12 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Feb 20 11:41:36 2003 Name: katrina City/State/Country: mytisci Comment: vlad i leave in ruszka too. vat city are you in? i am literate. we meet for some wodka?
Date: Thu Feb 20 11:32:19 2003 Name: Vladimir City/State/Country: Russia (Hello comrades!) Comment: the books are not found in russian words. I have to try and struggle with the english versions.
Date: Thu Feb 20 11:08:12 2003 Name: d City/State/Country: ny > red bank Comment: m/ny – firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also get the person’s ip address if you know how to read the message header in the email, hotmail is supposed to do something about threatening emails. danno did you ever try craig’s list out? i hear you can sometimes get tickets for soldout shows there.
Date: Thu Feb 20 06:00:27 2003 Name: Flynn, friend of Vladmir City/State/Country: Sherwood Forest Comment: I am wondering Jez’s book im an avid literature fan and was wondering when it comes out what languages will it be in? Ye Olde English per chance? And what about Russian for my good frend Vladimir? St Helen I love you
Date: Thu Feb 20 05:57:02 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Swervedriver71, its not familiar to me but I doubt a swervedriver fan would be so obnoxious, its probably a skrewdriver fan whos poor little retarded racist mind got confused. If he is sending them to your hotmail account you can choose to block his address so he cannot send any e-mails to you. I suggest doing that. Im also sure you can take the same action with whatever type of e-mail account you use. By the way, what kind of things is he saying to you in his e-mails? Hope that helped.
Date: Thu Feb 20 00:29:10 2003 Name: m City/State/Country: New York City Comment: Anyone know a guy with the email address email@example.com? He’s been sending me extremely threatening and poorly composed emails almost constantly.
Date: Wed Feb 19 23:23:22 2003 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Hey Danno, if you make it to the show, please post a review. I’m interested to know how the Fire Theft compares to Sunny Day. thanks, Zach.
Date: Wed Feb 19 22:13:21 2003 Name: snail City/State/Country: oz Comment: What is Fulham Cup Drama and do they have a chance at the FA cup?
Date: Wed Feb 19 17:34:03 2003 Name: Danno City/State/Country: NYC Comment: If anyone read my last message and was wanting to go see The Fire Theft at the Bowery, it has since sold out. Once again, I waited, and didn’t get a ticket. Anyone have any extra’s let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue Feb 18 19:29:22 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Tue Feb 18 11:17:33 2003 Name: hairyhaw City/State/Country: yermawsville Comment: Hallo, everyone. Hope all is well 🙂 Dave- check your mail chieftain.
Date: Tue Feb 18 09:58:08 2003 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Planes Over The Skyline would be a great song to tab…. hint,hint,hint 🙂
Date: Tue Feb 18 08:45:51 2003 Name: j.d. City/State/Country: canada Comment: speaking of tabs.. could someone please tab out the acoustic version of sci-flyer. i have the mp3 laying around if someone has a place to post it. it’s very cool.
Date: Tue Feb 18 06:45:43 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: Huddersfield Comment: Right, I have submitted 2 new tabs to art and they are Scrawl and Scream and The Juggernaut Rides Again. I hope the guitarists here enjoy them. I have also figured out the chords to Harry and Maggie! Yipiee
Date: Tue Feb 18 06:33:56 2003 Name: Vladimir City/State/Country: Russia (Hello comrades!) Comment: Just north of moscow.
Date: Mon Feb 17 21:03:29 2003 Name: Zach City/State/Country: L.A. Comment: Hey Vladimir, where in Russia do you live?
Date: Mon Feb 17 08:17:45 2003 Name: Vladimir City/State/Country: Russia (Hello comrades!) Comment: Does anyone know when Jez’s book will be available to purchase in the arctic tundra of Russia?????? Vladimir Petrovski
Date: Sun Feb 16 05:59:41 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Sat Feb 15 22:35:19 2003 Name: Zach City/State/Country: L.A. Comment: Wassup, all? I just found a little blurb on SWD at Magnet Magazine. http://www.magnetmagazine.com Go to pictures, then choose Swervedriver.
Date: Sat Feb 15 00:21:58 2003 Name: trik City/State/Country: brisvegas, australia Comment: Hey Pat!!! Man, as Ian said, we likes!!!! Rock on and come up to sunny ol’ brisvegas some time… Ian happy birfdey for the other day too!!! Hope it was merry, very merry!!! Hope all swervies had a nice valentines day!! HAve been off the page for a while, so tis is a wee late in the coming,Johny love the ‘jumbled/no formatting, mess’ ya did, very nice!!! Printed it up and put it up in my kitchen. *many confused non-swervie-people* tee hee!!!!
Date: Thu Feb 13 22:16:00 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Feb 13 21:01:11 2003 Name: james City/State/Country: brooklyn Comment: hey danno, see you there definitely, thanks for the post. here is another anouncement i saw on another more active site about toshack highway….Sonic Unyon is proud to announce the signing of Southern Ontario dream pop quintet a northern chorus to the label. The band will release their second full length CD spirit flags via Sonic Unyon on Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 in Canada/USA and a day earlier in the UK. (Their debut album, 2001’s Before We All Go To Pieces, was released on Black Mountain Music) More details on the album will be released shortly, but here is the track listing for the upcoming spirit flags album: a northern chorus – spirit flags track listing 01. song & i 02. red carpet blues 03. fragile day 04. let the parrots speak for themselves 05. take your canvas everywhere 06. louder than love 07. mombassa 08. moment fit to remind 09. I dreamt the world had ended 10. eilan donan 11. flag in hand http://www.anorthernchorus.com Upcoming 2003 releases: TANGIERS – Hot New Spirits – out March 04, 2003(CAN), March 18, 2003 (US/UK) A NORTHERN CHORUS – Spirit Flags – out May 6th, 2003(CAN/US), May 5th, 2003(UK) SIMPLY SAUCER – Cyborgs Revisited – out May 20, 2003 TOSHACK HIGHWAY vs SIANSPHERIC – Magnetic Morning / Aspirin Age – out May 20, 2003 Ask me about recent releases by THE DIRTMITTS, SECTORSEVEN, FRANK BLACK AND THE CATHOLICS, KITCHENS & BATHROOMS, PIXIES, DALE MORNINGSTAR and CHORE.
Date: Thu Feb 13 18:17:45 2003 Name: danno City/State/Country: nyc/brooklynqueens, near all the cemetaries! Comment: For those of you in the area that may have loved Sunny Day Real Estate, the new version of this band, called “The Fire Theft” is playing at the Bowery Ballroom on 3/19 at 10pm, according to thefiretheft.com. Jeremy Enigk is one hell of a great songwriter, so I’m sure that this will be good, in addition to this being their East Coast debut. Cheers, Danno
Date: Thu Feb 13 16:56:20 2003 Name: blown away City/State/Country: spaceland Comment: i got there kind of late, but he was playing the jazzmaster thru a matchless combo with some kind of reverb/delay and i think amp distortion; it wasn’t really pristine clean but more of a tube-y amp clean. he was using the whammy bar a lot. sounded pretty good, but honestly the band thing just ruled.
Date: Thu Feb 13 16:44:42 2003 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: To the lucky people who saw Adam play in LA last week, a question. I read that Adam played his solo set with his electric guitar, did he use all his effects and distortions like in the SWD songs, or was it a clean electric sound?
Date: Thu Feb 13 10:37:24 2003 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Hey Pat! There are no new clouds was awesome! Good luck finding a label in the usa.
Date: Thu Feb 13 05:27:20 2003 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Scotland Comment: Pat – Ides of Space! Me and Trik have been singing your praises on this board for a while! I knew you’d be Swervie fans!!
Date: Thu Feb 13 00:09:45 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Wed Feb 12 17:57:46 2003 Name: Justin City/State/Country: los angeles Comment: Pretty Rainy day today in LA.anyone wanna trade Mp3s or something , Iam bored . Nick is “pureimpure” on yahoo and Aim . L8Rs
Date: Tue Feb 11 21:24:42 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Tue Feb 11 17:48:45 2003 Name: Pat City/State/Country: Sydney, Australia Comment: Hi…um, I play in Ides of Space. anyone here want to put out a new record or tell me where to send some? that would be really cool. email@example.com . thanks heaps
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Date: Tue Feb 11 12:26:26 2003 Name: Zach City/State/Country: L.A. Comment: What a crappy day in L.A. it is! Kinda cold, raining, foggy. Feels like Seattle. It would have been nice to sleep in today. I’ll throw some Swerve later to hopefully get into this work day.
Date: Tue Feb 11 03:47:28 2003 Name: snail City/State/Country: stockton , OZ Comment: Do I hear correct that Curve’s got some new stuff out with Kevin Shields? Like it. Wishing all ye swervites toastiness.
Date: Mon Feb 10 21:43:51 2003 Name: Justin City/State/Country: Los Angeles Comment: Could someone send me Zedhead Kill the Superheroes Juggernaut Rides again (MP3) AOL , Yahoo name : pureimpure My Original Singles all got messed up . Played them too much I guess. Adams show at Spaceland last week was good if any of you went .
Date: Mon Feb 10 11:01:31 2003 Name: james City/State/Country: brooklyn Comment: hey anyone else hear that adam was playing in the new york area again? well actually i didn’t hear anything like that at all, but just wish i did. hey adam what’s the deal with the new electric hook up of your current acousticy stuff? get off yer arse you lazy sod and earn your keep! 😀 we’re waiting!
Date: Sun Feb 9 22:14:18 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Sun Feb 9 15:49:41 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St,Helens Comment: That was awesome.
Date: Sun Feb 9 15:13:54 2003 Name: Johnny City/State/Country: San Diego, CA Comment: No formatting=jumbled mess below.
Date: Sun Feb 9 15:13:30 2003 Name: Johnny City/State/Country: San Diego, CA Comment: The following is proof that I have gone off the proverbial deep end. I thought you Swervies might find it interesting though… Mezcal Head (This short story was written using the titles of Swervedriver songs to weave a story. Enjoy!) “A change is gonna come.” She muttered in the city., continuing to rave down. “If we don’t catch the last train to satanville, we’ll never learn.” She added. I looked around me, weighed my options. In my time, only the stellar caprice could have saved me. “How does it feel to look like candy?” I asked her, squinting in the sunlight. “It’s just my zephyr. I guess you could say I’m flawed.” She replied as nonchalantly as butterscotch. I was melting. She weaves a tender trap and I could see over her scheme., although I was slipping through like sand. As I stared into her flaming heart I knew one thing: she’s beside herself. I issued her a single finger salute and walked to the docks. The good ships had just been bubbling up from the sea. The Birds sang above me, daftly avoiding the planes over the skyline. As my hands grabbed at my face, I felt utterly sandblasted. Was this my fate? I feel so real. I am superman living out my 99th dream. Plan 7 star satellite 10, right? Or am I just the other jesus riding my magic bus from Mars? Maelstrom. Pure maelstrom. Such duress in the afterglow of love. I kicked around with Harry and Maggie and we decided to laze it up, mainly to prevent any oncoming duel. “Lead me where you dare!” I screamed to the heavens. It was only then that I reached Andalucia. I watched the sci-flyer take a deep seat to my emotions, and all I could feel was the stimulini and the pile up. I wished it was my last day on earth. But you find it everywhere. It’s completely inevitable. From the volcano trash to the zedheads who take the wrong treats, to you, you never lose that feeling. I hate your kind more than I hate a homeless homecoming. The deep twang of my guitar makes me realize how the year of the girl was really for seeking heat. Had I ridden my snowmobile all through the MM Abduction? Had I forgotten to kill the superheroes? “Bring me the head of the fortune teller!” I screamed into the icy night sky, slowly depressing the ejector seat reservation. This is the director’s cut of your life and all you can think about is how cars converge on paris all day long. We must be living in the land of lost emotions, riding a motorbike on the expressway, blasting our Electric 77, while we didn’t realize the whole time that we were rolling over the son of mustang ford, annihilating all dreams he had for his son of jaguar e. Why say yeah to them? I know about chateau in virginia waters, I know how the Juggernaut rides again. I know all of these things. But through it all, I can just scrawl and scream and pray for a sequel. After all, we are behind the scenes of the sounds and the times…93 million miles from the sun…and counting. But whenever I get lost, whenever I can’t find my 99th dream, I just remember one simple fact…In these times…and all times…I am the swervedriver. You can’t believe it’s over?
Date: Sun Feb 9 10:21:22 2003 Name: d City/State/Country: ny Comment: damn i missed grant hart last night, i just had that feeling that i should be doing something, and specifically checked for a grant show this morning. anyone else ever see grant hart’s live acoustic show? not that i really expect anyone on this board to actually like something like that, but i swear grant and his guitar carry more punch if not more than many younger psuedo punk groups that i’ve seen lately. he makes the hair on your back stand up, if you had any…of course I don’t have any hair on my back. the songs are amazing.
Date: Sat Feb 8 13:51:50 2003 Name: james City/State/Country: brooklyn Comment: Dudes, you should definitely post any articles or photos from any live shows past or present. i really can’t get into zwan at all but I never ever got into the pumpkins or chavez either.
Date: Sat Feb 8 12:02:33 2003 Name: Zach City/State/Country: L.A. Comment: Yeah, Mike, that’s what I heard, although, I must admit that I like Adam’s version about one hundred times better! I haven’t given Zwan’s album enough of a listen to truly judge it yet, but I think I’m kinda dissapointed. I was a HUGE fan of Chavez, and I thought with Matt Sweeny in the band, Zwan would sound something like that. I guess a few more listens will let me know if I like it. cheers, Zach.
Date: Sat Feb 8 04:37:47 2003 Name: J.D. City/State/Country: Canada Comment: I also have a wide array of old live mp3s. I may put up a swd site of some kind soon if there is any demand. I have a dual processor system with linux ready to serve. Although my bandwidth will be limited. I know that there is not much swervedriver news going around, but even so.. swervie.com still doesn’t have lyrics or the old php bug fixed.. I have a lot of pics and information archived, i just gotta muster up some ambition. anyway, I’m looking forward to the new toshack split.
Date: Sat Feb 8 03:04:57 2003 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Bradford UK Comment: I wouldnt say satansville is sad . But I cant figure out whether this is a murder song (last verse) or is it suicide…. I know what Ian means about Deep Seat…it just sounds as though the guitars have been ripped out of Adam and Jims souls and put on record
Date: Sat Feb 8 01:27:09 2003 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Zach – Is that the tune that goes “Never lose that Feeling”? I bought Zwan, have not given it a proper listen, but I do like most of what I have heard. Mary Star of the Sea is a nice long tune, love those guitars, all 3 of em’
Date: Sat Feb 8 01:15:15 2003 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Would have to agree totally with Deep Seat. However, there’s something about Cars Converge On Paris that really gets me…it sounds hopeful without gettin’ its hopes up. Although, I think the saddest tune has to be Duress. Even then, it gets me so pumped up that its hard to call it sad. They just fuckin’ rock “.”
Date: Fri Feb 7 21:13:49 2003 Name: Zach City/State/Country: L.A. Comment: Just listening to Zwan’s “Lyric,” and I swear I just heard a classic Swerve lyric. Listen closely….
Date: Fri Feb 7 14:59:14 2003 Name: giulio City/State/Country: bologna – italy Comment: ùyou are one of the best bands ever!!! i loved your gig in bologna in..when 1997? i don’t remeber but it was great..but..r u stil toghether or what?? i miss u!!!!!!!!1 all the best giulio firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri Feb 7 13:45:16 2003 Name: Dan’l City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: Deep Seat = most excellent, tasteful solo. I brought this along to a drinking session at Clownie’s where we were all supposed to bring in our one and only favorite solo. Kinda lost on the crowd. They *did* concede it was too short. Fuck’m anyway. All “Wrong Treats” does for me is make me want to get in my stellar ’88 Caprice and drive. “LDoE” can get a little maudlin with people around, but works well if everybodys’ high. “Good Ships” is by far the most creepy and the most beautiful of the lot. Best served as a nightcap with Newcastle and Vicodin. Totally jealous of the spaceland report – as a drummer I’m positive I could sit in on a set like that and do it justice. Hope to do it here in town sometime. “we lie and stare at the ceiling…”
Date: Fri Feb 7 12:44:20 2003 Name: blown away City/State/Country: silverlake ca Comment: saw adam franklin play at spaceland last night (silverlake, ca) with all systems go! backing him up on a mini-set of swerdriver stuff, which i have to say, fucking rocked. the band seemed to be fans and super excited about playing some of these (old) songs, and there were three guitar players including adam, which really made it sound almost more like the records than swervedriver did with the four-piece lineup. the drummer especially was great and the sound couldn’t have been better. too short of a set. adam was having guitar troubles on the first encore and couldn’t figure out which pedal was messing up his signal. after about 2 minutes, he finally realized his guitar was turned down….very rock n’ roll. i recall that they played rave down, wrong treats, how does it feel to look like candy?, never lose that feeling/never learn…feels like i’m forgetting one. anyway, it was great….
Date: Fri Feb 7 11:06:34 2003 Name: james City/State/Country: brooklyn Comment: This is my last day Listening to when Ann cries and swears and kisses all her lover’s ex-lover’s lips She’s only known the flights of ecstasy (and agony) and she’s never felt lost throughout all of this But she’s really had it this time …
Date: Fri Feb 7 07:24:26 2003 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Dunno about the saddest feeling but Deap Seat must be the most emotionaly torn piece or music ever. the whole sound along with those lyrics sends the hairs on my arms into space and brings a tear to my eye every single time I hear it with out fail and I still stand by the fact that its got the best guitar solo and outro of all time. Perfect within its own context.
Date: Fri Feb 7 04:16:08 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St,Helens Comment: Last day on earth
Date: Thu Feb 6 16:56:55 2003 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: I dont think any of the songs sound sad, but as far as lyric content goes, Last Train to Satansville is a broken heart type of song. “Ya see my babe is gone away too long…”
Date: Thu Feb 6 16:45:51 2003 Name: james City/State/Country: brooklyn Comment: Over! don’t say it’s over…i can’t believe it’s over…i want to see it all…i want to breath it all…it’s all i can do to swim closer to you…
Date: Thu Feb 6 16:15:42 2003 Name: rob City/State/Country: Comment: erik….how about “land of the lost” ?
Date: Thu Feb 6 15:00:15 2003 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Raleigh Comment: Which Swervedriver songs do you think have the saddest feel? (Emotionally, that is). I think defintely “Wrong Treats”, “Good Ships” & “Last Day on Earth.” “Deep Seat” may qualify, but that tune makes me feel so goddamn good. -E
Date: Wed Feb 5 17:43:25 2003 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: I didnt know Swervedriver fans could read. 🙂
Date: Wed Feb 5 17:06:52 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: What? Sheriff Truart?! Ahem… The last song on the 1990 Band expo has the end missing…I am taking that mp3 down and going to fix it.
Date: Wed Feb 5 05:12:23 2003 Name: Sheriff Truart City/State/Country: LondonTown Comment: Right, Just One question. I am an avid literature fan and I am wondering if Jez’s Book will ever be published? I am sure im not alone in my query because its a common fact that 99.9% of swervedriver “fans” are just literature buffs waiting for Jez’s book. I am sure they aren’t bothered about the band much.
Date: Tue Feb 4 22:46:27 2003 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: How rad! I can’t believe that’s all the way back in 1990. Thanks!!!!!!!! –Z
Date: Tue Feb 4 11:54:07 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: ***SWERVEDRIVER LIVE UPDATE*** The first of 8 live gigs is up on Swervedriver Live! It’s the 1990 Band Expo at London Marquee! Enjoy! The next update is in 3 weeks time. So get it while you can!
Date: Mon Feb 3 14:03:15 2003 Name: d City/State/Country: ny Comment: it’s there zach, give it another try. www.geocities.com/swdlive/download.htm is the direct link to the downloads.
Date: Mon Feb 3 12:17:16 2003 Name: joann City/State/Country: uneeda rest Comment: anorak…that’s nice of you to take your valuable time to show your support for dee…wigan…really….
Date: Mon Feb 3 11:50:29 2003 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Hi All, I still can’t DL Director’s Cut. Is it the geocities/swdlive site? thanks –Z
Date: Mon Feb 3 10:33:41 2003 Name: anorak City/State/Country: wigan Comment: wow, d, great to see it’s back on the site, thanks so much for taking your valuable time to make life easy for us losers who can’t be bothered to search for things ourselves!
Date: Mon Feb 3 09:12:30 2003 Name: d City/State/Country: ny Comment: hey director’s cut is back on the swd live site. i finally got another copy, but just a reminder i am going to take that down soon. i have to put up the generous mp3 donation that jerry sent.
Date: Sun Feb 2 08:37:34 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Hairy, Have you tabbed out any swervedriver songs recently? I’ve been trying to do Zedhead. But to no avail. Do you have any songs wrote/tabbed out on paper that just need typing up?
Date: Sat Feb 1 23:30:36 2003 Name: John City/State/Country: Seattle Comment: Any further news on Adam and West Coast events? I don’t see anything listed on either Ticketbastard or Fasttix, but would really love to see him hit Seattle…
Date: Sat Feb 1 21:48:13 2003 Name: steve City/State/Country: san francisco Comment: Chateau is a T-rex song.
Date: Sat Feb 1 18:31:45 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St,Helens Comment: Ive got the song now 😀 is it a T-Rex song?
Date: Sat Feb 1 15:19:37 2003 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Dave, Chateau is a really great song. I think it is a cover. Does anyone know who wrote it??
Date: Sat Feb 1 11:31:44 2003 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Ok i have deep twang and surf twang. I cannot get hold of Chateau In Virginia Waters to save my life. Does anyone have it on mp3? if so…send it me at email@example.com
Date: Sat Feb 1 04:01:22 2003 Name: kik City/State/Country: Comment: oh, and for my 2 cents worth, my fave ride song is of the smile ep. can’t think of the name but i’m singing the riff right now.. lyrics mentioned a photograph?? plus vapour trails was pretty damn good.
Date: Sat Feb 1 03:58:45 2003 Name: kik City/State/Country: oz Comment: i am about to see the rock god tonite. billie, i’m home in WA for the weekend, going to Belvoir ampitheatre to see the Foos tonight – woooo hooo! contemplating the big day out tomorrow but not sure if it’s worth the dosh. excoited.
Date: Sat Feb 1 01:07:46 2003 Name: City/State/Country: Comment: