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  • in reply to: Philadelphia, 1998 #1165775
    duanejo4
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    Incredible! That was my first Swervedriver show, too. I remember being mesmerized when Franklin started the opening riff to “Duress”. Thanks, as well!

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1127072
    duanejo4
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    Appreciate it. I’ll definitely be able to put that to use, but what I had in mind were reviews at the time Mezcal Head came out back in ’93, like in an issue of Kerrang!, NME, Melody Maker, Rolling Stone, etc. I know it’s probably a long shot…

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1165734
    duanejo4
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    Appreciate it. I’ll definitely be able to put that to use, but what I had in mind were reviews at the time Mezcal Head came out back in ’93, like in an issue of Kerrang!, NME, Melody Maker, Rolling Stone, etc. I know it’s probably a long shot…

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1127067
    duanejo4
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    Thanks again for the sleevenotes, kingtubby & Jay, and thank you for the feedback, Mike & krautrocks–I have incorporated it into the summary. (I read those references to New Age and Britpop somewhere while I was writing the summary and on second though I totally agree with you.)

    The article is going great; I’d say I’m about 90-95% complete. I’ve found over 40 references in the last few weeks to contribute to the article, but unfortunately none of them are contemporary reviews of Mezcal Head. So, I actually have one more request:

    By any chance, does anyone have any contemporary reviews of Mezcal Head laying around in an old music mag or newspaper clipping? (Just 2 or 3 scans would suffice.)

    Regards

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1165729
    duanejo4
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    Thanks again for the sleevenotes, kingtubby & Jay, and thank you for the feedback, Mike & krautrocks–I have incorporated it into the summary. (I read those references to New Age and Britpop somewhere while I was writing the summary and on second though I totally agree with you.)

    The article is going great; I’d say I’m about 90-95% complete. I’ve found over 40 references in the last few weeks to contribute to the article, but unfortunately none of them are contemporary reviews of Mezcal Head. So, I actually have one more request:

    By any chance, does anyone have any contemporary reviews of Mezcal Head laying around in an old music mag or newspaper clipping? (Just 2 or 3 scans would suffice.)

    Regards

    in reply to: Adam Franklin – Shared Tracks, Odds, & Ends #1127014
    duanejo4
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    Mike: you can certainly e-mail me the scan; that would be phenomenal.

    James: I can grab the Soundcloud tracks if no one has them. “Elm Grove Window” I actually purchased off White Whale’s site shop, and “California Solo” (Waltz Version) is also available on Bandcamp. (That was my reasoning for included them in the wiki discography.) So, it’s up to you if you want to include them. Also, I have “I’ve Lost the Feeling” (live) so you can add that.

    in reply to: Adam Franklin – Shared Tracks, Odds, & Ends #1165676
    duanejo4
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    Mike: you can certainly e-mail me the scan; that would be phenomenal.

    James: I can grab the Soundcloud tracks if no one has them. “Elm Grove Window” I actually purchased off White Whale’s site shop, and “California Solo” (Waltz Version) is also available on Bandcamp. (That was my reasoning for included them in the wiki discography.) So, it’s up to you if you want to include them. Also, I have “I’ve Lost the Feeling” (live) so you can add that.

    in reply to: Adam Franklin – Shared Tracks, Odds, & Ends #1127008
    duanejo4
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    If I’m not mistaken, the “Belvedere” and “Canvey Island” demos on Toshack Radio were the exact ones from Everyday Vol 2 and “Theme” (live) was the one from the Birdsong EP.

    Toshack Radio also had a live version of “I’ve Lost the Feeling”, most likely from The Vega, Copenhagen (the same show as “Harlem” (live) on Everyday Vol 2).

    Regards

    in reply to: Adam Franklin – Shared Tracks, Odds, & Ends #1165670
    duanejo4
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    If I’m not mistaken, the “Belvedere” and “Canvey Island” demos on Toshack Radio were the exact ones from Everyday Vol 2 and “Theme” (live) was the one from the Birdsong EP.

    Toshack Radio also had a live version of “I’ve Lost the Feeling”, most likely from The Vega, Copenhagen (the same show as “Harlem” (live) on Everyday Vol 2).

    Regards

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1165661
    duanejo4
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    I won’t take that as a personal jab, visionaryhead! I am taking it very seriously.

    Thanks, Mike. Here is a sample.

    OLD: “Swervedriver are a rock band from Oxford. The band went on hiatus in 1998 before reforming in 2008 for a world tour, which included a performance at the high-profile Coachella Festival. Their first three albums were also reissued in 2008/2009.” (Complete introductory summary)

    NEW: “Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge amidst the shoegazing movement. During their initial decade-long run, the band released four studio albums and numerous EPs and singles despite a considerable flux of members, managers, and record labels. By 1994 the band’s lineup had settled with Franklin on vocals/guitar, Hartridge on guitar, Jez Hindmarsh on drums, and Steve George on bass. A heavier rock sound had also emerged and over the next five years evolved to include elements of psychedelic rock, New Age, and Britpop. After being dropped by their fourth label in 1998, the band members chose to go on hiatus. A continually devoted fanbase of “Swervies” garnered the release of an anthology in 2005 and remastered versions of their first three albums in 2008–2009. Swervedriver reunited for a world tour in 2008 and again in 2011–2012.”

    Hopefully, my wife won’t convince me it’s a waste of time before I’m done…

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1126999
    duanejo4
    Participant

    I won’t take that as a personal jab, visionaryhead! I am taking it very seriously.

    Thanks, Mike. Here is a sample.

    OLD: “Swervedriver are a rock band from Oxford. The band went on hiatus in 1998 before reforming in 2008 for a world tour, which included a performance at the high-profile Coachella Festival. Their first three albums were also reissued in 2008/2009.” (Complete introductory summary)

    NEW: “Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge amidst the shoegazing movement. During their initial decade-long run, the band released four studio albums and numerous EPs and singles despite a considerable flux of members, managers, and record labels. By 1994 the band’s lineup had settled with Franklin on vocals/guitar, Hartridge on guitar, Jez Hindmarsh on drums, and Steve George on bass. A heavier rock sound had also emerged and over the next five years evolved to include elements of psychedelic rock, New Age, and Britpop. After being dropped by their fourth label in 1998, the band members chose to go on hiatus. A continually devoted fanbase of “Swervies” garnered the release of an anthology in 2005 and remastered versions of their first three albums in 2008–2009. Swervedriver reunited for a world tour in 2008 and again in 2011–2012.”

    Hopefully, my wife won’t convince me it’s a waste of time before I’m done…

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1165658
    duanejo4
    Participant

    Actually, that version of ESR is the one reissued in 2003. I was referring to this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001ES1B2I/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

    Regards

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1126996
    duanejo4
    Participant

    Actually, that version of ESR is the one reissued in 2003. I was referring to this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001ES1B2I/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

    Regards

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1165657
    duanejo4
    Participant

    Thanks, I will consider the auction.

    Nothing is “wrong” with the article per se, and by “overhaul” I’m simply referring to a major revision. What stood out at first is that for over four years now it’s had the “refimprove” warning, but overall I just found the amount of information a little lacking. If I were to go through the trouble to find and insert reliable references I figured I might as well flesh it out (including the opening summary, which can be greatly improved), especially with the anecdotal writings of Adam and Jimmy that have come to light with the reissues. A year and a half ago, I did a comprehensive discography for the article and now I have time to follow through with the rest.

    in reply to: ESR (2008 Reissue) Sleevenotes – One more request! #1126995
    duanejo4
    Participant

    Thanks, I will consider the auction.

    Nothing is “wrong” with the article per se, and by “overhaul” I’m simply referring to a major revision. What stood out at first is that for over four years now it’s had the “refimprove” warning, but overall I just found the amount of information a little lacking. If I were to go through the trouble to find and insert reliable references I figured I might as well flesh it out (including the opening summary, which can be greatly improved), especially with the anecdotal writings of Adam and Jimmy that have come to light with the reissues. A year and a half ago, I did a comprehensive discography for the article and now I have time to follow through with the rest.

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