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  • in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1104749
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    “ok adi – now the biggest question of all – what happened to Adam’s dreads. Are you still sporting hydroponic hair?”

    Not sure what happened to Sprout’s dreads, he was still wearing them when I left…I don’t have my dreads anymore, I last saw them about 1993 when my partner at the time cut them off and made a floral arrangement with them on top of the TV. Someone else I knew made a couple of them into paintbrushes too…Anyone thinking of having dreads, my advise is not to do it- the weight of them seriously damages your folicles. That’s my excuse for my ongoing hair loss anyway…

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1143411
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    “ok adi – now the biggest question of all – what happened to Adam’s dreads. Are you still sporting hydroponic hair?”

    Not sure what happened to Sprout’s dreads, he was still wearing them when I left…I don’t have my dreads anymore, I last saw them about 1993 when my partner at the time cut them off and made a floral arrangement with them on top of the TV. Someone else I knew made a couple of them into paintbrushes too…Anyone thinking of having dreads, my advise is not to do it- the weight of them seriously damages your folicles. That’s my excuse for my ongoing hair loss anyway…

    in reply to: SCI-FLYER #1104748
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    “Adi – how did you guys come up with this song ?”

    This was written, as far as I can remember, in a long writing session that we did at a studio we used for rehearsals. We block booked one of the rooms for a period of a few weeks and brought in a monitor system that we also used to mix down onto a four track Tascam portastudio. We then recorded just about everything we did- ideas, riffs, jams etc etc then when the studio closed at around 11PM we would go around to Jimmy’s flat (which was a couple of minutes walk away) have a smoke and listen through what we had done. SciFlyer had the working title of Creedence due to the fact that we stole and then speeded up the riff from Born on the Bayou by Creedence Clearwater Revival- this is the riff you can hear after the tom tom intro and during the outro section. I remember that the original few versions that went down onto four track as the song developed were much heavier than how it eventually appeared on the album, Sprouts wanted to lighten up the verse sections because he said he felt like Andrew Eldrich singing it as it was…I couldn’t hear it that way myself but then I was not behind the mic!

    in reply to: SCI-FLYER #1143410
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    “Adi – how did you guys come up with this song ?”

    This was written, as far as I can remember, in a long writing session that we did at a studio we used for rehearsals. We block booked one of the rooms for a period of a few weeks and brought in a monitor system that we also used to mix down onto a four track Tascam portastudio. We then recorded just about everything we did- ideas, riffs, jams etc etc then when the studio closed at around 11PM we would go around to Jimmy’s flat (which was a couple of minutes walk away) have a smoke and listen through what we had done. SciFlyer had the working title of Creedence due to the fact that we stole and then speeded up the riff from Born on the Bayou by Creedence Clearwater Revival- this is the riff you can hear after the tom tom intro and during the outro section. I remember that the original few versions that went down onto four track as the song developed were much heavier than how it eventually appeared on the album, Sprouts wanted to lighten up the verse sections because he said he felt like Andrew Eldrich singing it as it was…I couldn’t hear it that way myself but then I was not behind the mic!

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1104614
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    “Adi man!?! Get Gaz to give you my number. I know a guy in Westcliffe on Sea who does all my transfers for me. BTW – happy new year! jez x”

    Jez old boy, I’ll give him a ring today. Happy New Year to you too. What you up to?

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1143276
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    “Adi man!?! Get Gaz to give you my number. I know a guy in Westcliffe on Sea who does all my transfers for me. BTW – happy new year! jez x”

    Jez old boy, I’ll give him a ring today. Happy New Year to you too. What you up to?

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1104508
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    PS Track listing is SciFlyer/Juggernaut Rides/Sandblasted/Sunset/Rave Down/Deep Seat/Son of Mustang Ford/Kill The Superheroes/Pile Up/Zed Head + 2-3 minutes footage of the road crew packing down…

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1143170
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    PS Track listing is SciFlyer/Juggernaut Rides/Sandblasted/Sunset/Rave Down/Deep Seat/Son of Mustang Ford/Kill The Superheroes/Pile Up/Zed Head + 2-3 minutes footage of the road crew packing down…

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1104507
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    “I would love to see the video from the Simplon Club gig!!”

    Yeah, the visual quality is pretty good, the camera angles are somewhat limited as there is only two of them but you can see all. The audio is good too but as it is a desk mix there are not loads of guitars in there…the chaps were pretty loud onstage so there was not usually a lot in the PA at the smaller gigs. They still kick in quite often though! I need to work out how to get it from video tape onto disc, I guess I could find someome who could offer that service if I could find 5 mins to flick through the phone book.

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1143169
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    “I would love to see the video from the Simplon Club gig!!”

    Yeah, the visual quality is pretty good, the camera angles are somewhat limited as there is only two of them but you can see all. The audio is good too but as it is a desk mix there are not loads of guitars in there…the chaps were pretty loud onstage so there was not usually a lot in the PA at the smaller gigs. They still kick in quite often though! I need to work out how to get it from video tape onto disc, I guess I could find someome who could offer that service if I could find 5 mins to flick through the phone book.

    in reply to: Shake Appeal #1104462
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    “Hey Adi – maybe you could make this impossible mission a bit more possible…- did you save a copy for yourself?”

    I do have two copies of this album, neither of which seems to have the free single, infact one very ominously has the slip cover for the single but no actual single. I’m not very good at keeping the memorabilia safe am I? The tour diary disc is corrupted, one of the live videos was accidently taped over and now the free Shake Appeal singles are missing…

    in reply to: Shake Appeal #1143124
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    “Hey Adi – maybe you could make this impossible mission a bit more possible…- did you save a copy for yourself?”

    I do have two copies of this album, neither of which seems to have the free single, infact one very ominously has the slip cover for the single but no actual single. I’m not very good at keeping the memorabilia safe am I? The tour diary disc is corrupted, one of the live videos was accidently taped over and now the free Shake Appeal singles are missing…

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1104461
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    “what’s #10 all about?”

    This was one of the gigs we did after Graham had left us in mid tour. We had a friend of a friend drumming and we did not have time for him to learn a full set so we padded it out with a couple of covers, Looking At You by the MC5 and Dirt by The Stooges. Both of these bands were from Detroit (actually The Stooges formed in Ann Arbour just down the road from Detroit but let’s not nit pick!)and we were huge fans of both bands, as anyone who had heard Shake Appeal or knows where the name comes from will testify. Anyway, it was great to play both songs in Detroit and if you have a tape of the St Andrews Hall from 1991 you will be able to hear both. A couple of the original White Panther guys were there too and I had a chat with them afterwards and they gave me a copy of an unpublished photo of Wayne Kramer posing infront of a Stars and Stripes wearing a crossed guitar and a rifle and giving a clenched fist salute. I have that photo framed on my wall here at home. We also ended up in some club with an open stage later that night and played both songs again. But very drunkenly.

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1143123
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    “what’s #10 all about?”

    This was one of the gigs we did after Graham had left us in mid tour. We had a friend of a friend drumming and we did not have time for him to learn a full set so we padded it out with a couple of covers, Looking At You by the MC5 and Dirt by The Stooges. Both of these bands were from Detroit (actually The Stooges formed in Ann Arbour just down the road from Detroit but let’s not nit pick!)and we were huge fans of both bands, as anyone who had heard Shake Appeal or knows where the name comes from will testify. Anyway, it was great to play both songs in Detroit and if you have a tape of the St Andrews Hall from 1991 you will be able to hear both. A couple of the original White Panther guys were there too and I had a chat with them afterwards and they gave me a copy of an unpublished photo of Wayne Kramer posing infront of a Stars and Stripes wearing a crossed guitar and a rifle and giving a clenched fist salute. I have that photo framed on my wall here at home. We also ended up in some club with an open stage later that night and played both songs again. But very drunkenly.

    in reply to: The 10 best things about being in Swervedriver… #1104460
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    “What can I do to get you to spill more Adi?”

    Oh, I don’t know…give me time and stimulate my memory gland I suppose. By the way, I found the disc with the US tour diary on it but my computer cannot read the disc for some reason. I have dropped it round to some chaps I know and they are going to see if they can pull the text off it. On a brighter note, I have dragged from the attic two videos of the band live in 1991, the first is from the Simplon Club in Gronigen, Holland and is a two camera shoot with mixing desk sound. The second is camcorder footage that our manager did of shows we did opening for The Wonder Stuff (one of which is outdoors). My old flatmate taped Neighbours over the first 30 mins though so most of the outdoor stuff is missing….shame really but thats friends for you!

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