It could still use some tweaking, but here’s the long overdue site redesign. Not to be confused with Ajay’s site redesign, which is also long overdue. Anyway, I hope you like it. I’ll be posting news about the band’s hiatus and solo endeavors soon, as well as many more quality links. So, stay tuned!
Swervedriver once again in the land down under! Confirmed by Zero Hour:
11/13 Darwin Casino Lawns in Darwin 11/14 Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns 11/17 Playpen in Townsville 11/18 The Flamingo in Rockhampton 11/20 Festival Hall in Brisbane 11/21 Uni of New England in Armidale 11/22 Lismore RSL Club in Lismore 11/25 The Termo Hotel in Albury 11/26 Woonona Bulli RSL in Wollongong 11/27 Selinas in Coogee 11/28 Enmore Theatre in Sydney 11/29 Hawkesbury Sport Club in Windsor 12/02 Newcastle Workers Club in Newcastle 12/03 ANU Refecrory in Canberra 12/04 The Palace in Melbourne 12/06 The Forum in Melbourne 12/08 Hallum Hotel in Hallam 12/09 Univ. of Tasmania in Hobart 12/10 Sundowner Hotel in Whyalla 12/11 Adelaide Uni 12/12 Belvoir Amphitheatre in Perth 12/13 Bootleg Brewery (tbc) in Margaret River
Swervedriver Tour Dates- Back on the road for a quick club tour. Confirmed by Zero Hour:
10/29 Trocadero 1003 Arch Philadelphia 215-922-LIVE $10, all ages 10/30 Showplace 1063 Grant Buffalo 7pm with Samiam 10/31 Maxwell's 1039 Wash. Hoboken, NJ 201-798-0706 201-798-4064 11/01 Underground Fredericksburg, VA 11/04 Knitting Factory NYC 212-219-3006 part of CMJ 11/05 Valentine's Albany, NY 518-432-6572 11/06 El-N-Gee Club New London, CT 960-437-3800 $7, 8pm 11/07 Middle East Mass. Ave. Cambridge, MA. 11/08 The Met Café 130 Union St. Providence, RI 401-331-2211
The following U.K. dates have been confirmed by Zero Hour:
09/19 The Zodiac Oxford 09/22 Boardwalk Manchester 09/23 Tuts Glasgow King 09/24 Lomax Liverpool 09/25 London Astoria II London
- 99th Dream out 10th August.
- Space Travel Rock ‘N’ Roll out 20th July.
- Gig at Camden Dingwalls 21st July. Tickets available from XFM, Ticketmaster and Dingwalls.
Date: Sun Jun 30 23:27:33 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: los angalees Comment: Hey Fester, is United by Fate Rival Schools only album? I really like that one too. I’ll have to look for the Flashing Lights too. If you haven’t checked out Ides of Space yet, give em a listen.
Date: Sun Jun 30 18:53:34 2002 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Zach-Presently, I’m listening to Rival Schools (from NYC) and The Flashing Lights (a Canadian band from the east coast I think). Both very cool. And then, of course, is my bootleg of the new Flaming Lips due out sometime this month. That disk is something else. The Lips kick ass. GBV is coming to town within a few weeks. Cheers to Brazil. R-O
Date: Sun Jun 30 03:55:11 2002 Name: Rick City/State/Country: Canada Comment: It must be my turn to fly with the birds
Date: Sat Jun 29 19:50:10 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Anyone hear any new tunes worth checking out lately? -Zach.
Date: Sat Jun 29 19:29:45 2002 Name: Rick City/State/Country: Canada Comment: In a moment of weakness I embodied the sickness…. swervedriver I love you
Date: Sat Jun 29 19:28:37 2002 Name: Rick City/State/Country: Canada Comment: in a moment of weakness I embodied the sickness………… Swervedriver I love you.
Date: Sat Jun 29 18:18:10 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: I was fiddling around playing deep seat about 15 mins ago and I realised I was playing the middle solo kinda wrong. Anyway I’ve updated the tabs and sent them to Art here (dunno if he will get it or not) and I’ve also uploaded it to my website. Http://www.geocities.com/swervedrivertabs —- Thankyou for the comments on pedals. Very interesting. www.ehx.com for electroharmonix website.
Date: Sat Jun 29 17:52:10 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: qwerty Comment: New or reissues… Smooth royboy, smooth. Obviously, you knew what I meant…Has the whole EH line been reissued? They had some really ace pedals. Ever hear of the “Hot Foot”? It was a treadle type pedal that had a flexible shaft inserted where the pot would be in a wah, and you could connect it to a pot on another pedal–expression pedal style..Real sweet for back in the day.
Date: Sat Jun 29 02:35:12 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Jun 28 19:02:31 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: ReIssues
Date: Fri Jun 28 18:58:14 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: friday, motherfuckers. friday. Comment: seb–I’ve seen the instruction booklet for the modulator pedal, and it looks pretty fuggin awesome. It models like every weirdo sweepey swooshey pedal ever created. Dave–are you talkin new or reish electro harmonix?
Date: Fri Jun 28 17:32:52 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: I’m getting an electro harmonix Big Muff pedal for another dimension to my distortion. Im considering getting the Small Clone chorus and getting shut of my Danelectro Mini Pedal Flanger. What do you think?
Date: Fri Jun 28 05:12:20 2002 Name: seb City/State/Country: midlander Comment: Yeah the Line 6 delay is the bollocks. Never tried a whammy pedal, I’m having this thing about pedals on the floor….So for now I’m not gonna expand. Does anyone know what the line 6 modulation pedal is like
Date: Thu Jun 27 22:32:15 2002 Name: Steve City/State/Country: Austin, TX Comment: Sad day in Rock n’ Roll. Lost the greatest Bassest of all time in John Entwistle. Guess it will have to be an all night Who tribute.
Date: Thu Jun 27 16:11:44 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Hey thanks for all the information.. I have been looking at the Electro Harmonix Big Muff. (USA Model) and from what I’ve heard and read it sounds like what I’m looking for. I am going to have to try one out. I’ve not decided for final though yet.
Date: Thu Jun 27 12:50:41 2002 Name: CHIZZY City/State/Country: JERK Comment: If you get a digitech whammy, try to get an older one. The reissues fall apart right quick. Mine lasted 3 months. And there’s no way to fix em… suckkos.
Date: Thu Jun 27 03:47:09 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Well Done Hairy! What have you been studying? Are you at University or College? By the way does swervedriver’s music conjour up strange images in anyones head when they listen to it? It sure does with me….
Date: Wed Jun 26 16:52:07 2002 Name: vdub City/State/Country: kc Comment: gawd i forgot about this msg board. glad to see swervies still kickin it. i saw somethin bout gbv below. new album kicks it old school style i heard. need to get it. here’s a question: who rips off adam’s voice more- doves or starflyer 59??? I like em both but they’re singers are bloody rip off artists. It sounds good though hehe.
Date: Wed Jun 26 14:52:05 2002 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: If you want pedals get an MXR Blue Box.
Date: Wed Jun 26 07:16:59 2002 Name: Hairyhaw City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! two B’s and a D. That’ll do fuckin’ nicely!!! Re the guest book: I’m with Chris on this one, I reckon you don’t really catch all the gossip with a forum. I too remember Ajay’s(where r u now?) and I wasn’t mad keen for it. And anyway, scrollin up for ten minutes is half the fun! Regarding pedals- Digitech Whammy mate. £179 to you and me, but from wot I’ve heard, well worth it!
Date: Tue Jun 25 21:40:58 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: bflo Comment: I haven’t been able to find ESR at any stores. I’m not sure if it’s out of print though. I bought it when it came out, and also have it on vinyl, but that rarely gets played (the vinyl–my turnable is tempermental). The cd is just about on it’s last legs, and I’m hoping desperately to hear back from swervie-stock. Good luck…I too favor this to a forum–much, much easier to see what’s going on. Dave–turbo rat distortion is sweet, and I’m tellin you–check out the Line 6 delay–you won’t regret it man!!!
Date: Tue Jun 25 18:58:24 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Dave, I wish i could offer a suggestion, but I am completely ignorant to pedals. -Z.
Date: Tue Jun 25 18:57:51 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Man, I wish we all could have heard Jez’s live cd. I bet that thing was good. As for ESR, can’t you just order it from an online site? Or is it out of print already? That’s would be a shame. -Zach.
Date: Tue Jun 25 17:29:26 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Any suggestions for the pedals?
Date: Tue Jun 25 15:28:19 2002 Name: Kevkov City/State/Country: London Comment: Does anyone know how much the p+p charges are for the swervie stuff, is it being shipped from the US? I really want to get my hands on esr and want to know how much this is gonna cost.
Date: Tue Jun 25 14:09:46 2002 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: I stent swervedriverstock an e-mail asking if i could pay by cheque but thet haven’t replied yet, maybe i’ll get a reply this way. As far as this guestbook goes i prefer it to a forum type thing, i’m pretty sure Ajay had one one the old site and it did my head in, too much effort to read all the messages. I prefer it this way.
Date: Tue Jun 25 02:19:55 2002 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Dave do you like the guitar? The jazzmaster. I played a ’62 or ’63 at guitar center and it was taged at $1,300. I picked it up and the volume knob fell off! It sounded nice and shitty when I pluged it in to an amp. I will stick to my strat.
Date: Mon Jun 24 16:45:45 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: Comment: Dave– Man, that’s a tough one. Seeing as how you’ve already got two fine guitars, and 600 pounds is equal to $900.91 ( I just checked it out –Damn!), I would recommend more pedals. Line 6 makes a very fine delay unit that goes for $300 . Chizzy’s got one and it’s a sweet, sweet toy. Another distortion would be cool too — so you can put one before and one after yer wah. Great for duress type pukey wah sounds…
Date: Mon Jun 24 12:53:48 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: What do you all reckon? I own a Telecaster and a Stratocaster, should i? 1. Get a Japanese Jazzmaster for £600. 2. Get some more effects pedals? Ive got a Marshall Jackhammer Distortion/Overdrive. Danelectro Flanger and a Dunlop Crybaby Wah.
Date: Sun Jun 23 13:22:51 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: bflo Comment: mmmmm… goat….
Date: Sun Jun 23 13:03:08 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: I’m with you Dave! I don’t know if Art even reads here anymore, though. Should we drop him a line? Is it a big deal to install a message board? On another note, I saw Minority Report. I would recommend it. It provided a very interesting view of the future. Did y’all read about the goat that has been given spider genes, so that it’s milk will create spider silk 5 times stronger than steel?? No, that was not in the movie. That is REAL life right now. What a wild world, huh?? NP: Eliot Smith – Either/Or. Cheers, Zach.
Date: Sun Jun 23 11:21:17 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: You know something, I really think that swervedriver.com should go out and have a full blown professional messageboard instead of this crappy guestbook thing. There could be just one forum or whatever. But the original post would be at the top of the page and the replies underneath. Instead of on here where the whole thing is reversed. If you read it from top to bottom your actually reading in reverse chronological order which is kind of stupid and its mildly frustrating.
Date: Sat Jun 22 20:49:06 2002 Name: K. City/State/Country: Comment: I was quite pleased to receive the email as well. Also… wondering if any UK’ers have heard of Unwind…
Date: Sat Jun 22 18:23:49 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: WOO-HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Comment: Wow …They’ve finally replied. Swervedriverstock@yahoo — that is. Fucking kick-ass shit. Let’s hope I’m not too late though. Ahh yes..The Buried Life. Very good indeed. Beth’s vocals make me melt evry goddamn time. NP here… Lotus Crown “Chokin’ on the Jokes”. Kevin Sheilds’ l’il brother Jimi’s project, I believe. Out in ’97. They played here in Buf right after it’s release in a tiny ass hippie club, and I missed it because our own band was in the studio, and our ride home stiffed us… Oh well. Check it out. I think he (Jimi) had another band called Rollerskate Skinny as well. They sound like Mercury Rev on the brown acid. Later. It’s beer drinkin time on the one week aniv of the mighty fine Doves show..
Date: Sat Jun 22 00:45:15 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Jun 21 20:53:47 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Jun 21 13:42:45 2002 Name: King City/State/Country: Holland Comment: The shops in Holland really suck, They don’t even have music from Swervedriver. Dammit!
Date: Thu Jun 20 22:35:13 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Thu Jun 20 16:56:33 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: np: Medicine – The Buried Life. Great album from the goldnen era that ZigZag and I were discussing for those who haven’t checked it out. cheers,Z.
Date: Thu Jun 20 16:07:01 2002 Name: Ricky City/State/Country: In the Cana u duh Comment: my girlfriend moved to California. I write some poetry and listen to my favorite planet of apes record collection.
Date: Thu Jun 20 12:58:46 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Oh, yeah, Sam? Is it out? I can’t wait!! thanks, Zach.
Date: Thu Jun 20 12:01:39 2002 Name: sam City/State/Country: Comment: zach, wait ’til you hear the new gbv…you will love it!
Date: Thu Jun 20 10:59:31 2002 Name: Ian City/State/Country: glasgow Comment: Our interview is up on NME.com now if anyone wants to see me talk a load of old pish. Go to the Bring It On section, then webcasts and its under Terra Diablo. Got Flaming Lips tickets the other day too!!! Ooooh im all exited!!!
Date: Wed Jun 19 21:02:41 2002 Name: ZigZag City/State/Country: Chi-guy Comment: *Agrees with Dan* Lounge Ax was great, we actually played there for the first time on Christmas-Eves-Eve the year they closed (I think on New Years Eve, right?). Zach…Good days they were, music should hopefully revert back to a Rennaisance, it happens every 12 to 15 years, usually with a Republican in office, usually during a war and/or recession (ROCK-N-ROLL (1954) Korea……”HIPPIE MUSIC” (1967), recession, Vietnam…..PUNK ROCK (early 80s), gas crunch, recession, Republican in office…..GOOD GUITAR MUSIC (1991), Republican in office, Gulf War, recession. Hopefully by the next wave of good music, I wont be too old to understand it…although I highly doubt that!!!
Date: Wed Jun 19 20:17:51 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Wasssupppppp, y’all? I’m being crushed over here. At work at 5:30am and still here….Listened to every swerve LP today while working, which definitely helped to pass the time. I was also listening to early GBV. Those are some killer albums. Bee thousand and Vampire on Titus are awesome. Man, I miss the music of the early 90s!!!! Will it ever be as good again? Sadly, I think not. Cheers all, Zach.
Date: Wed Jun 19 18:20:23 2002 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: Fireside has pretty much picked up the slack that other dives hosting punk rock abandoned – or are now abandoned themselves: Czar Bar, Dreamerz, Phyllis’, Batteries Not Included, Lounge Ax… punk rock and bowling… now *that’s* a good time! “Take the skinheads bowling / take them bowling”
Date: Wed Jun 19 16:49:25 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Comment: Goddamn>?!>! The FIRESIDE BOWL!! I thought they were gonna shut that place down 2 years ago!!! That’s one of the things I really miss about Chi-town (lived there for 20 years!)
Date: Wed Jun 19 13:50:06 2002 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: I just hit firstname.lastname@example.org up again… anyone else hear from ’em? Marc/Austin – what kinda stuff you lookin’ to do? I won’t be able to do your show due to family obligations, but lemmy know. And when you get back to Austin – if you bump into a girl named Mikele K. (pro. “Michael”), tell her I said hi…
Date: Wed Jun 19 11:32:46 2002 Name: Kev.c City/State/Country: NY Comment: Check out Boards of Canada !!! Amazing group.
Date: Wed Jun 19 09:53:12 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Mike, one more thing, if you would like me to record myself playing the lead in Deap Seat just give me a mail on email@example.com and i will send u a sound file if you are still struggling.
Date: Wed Jun 19 09:52:03 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: Alien Hive Comment: Mike from Boston, I have uploaded Hairy’s tab of the deep seat solo 1. Hairy by the way what is your real name? Good Luck Mike. Anyway, what does everyone think of a Jay Turser JT-Res guitar?
Date: Wed Jun 19 01:09:45 2002 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Just recovering from the weekend now;) Awesome show. Like, really, really good. Partied during the day after the England win (I was the “Go England!” freak during Elbow) and got there just in time. What can ya say! Great venue, great crowd, Elbow rocked, and the Doves kicked major ass. Really appreciated all the compliments to T.O. and stuff. They all seem like great guys. In fact, I thought the show was so good that I started missing the swervies. Big time. Here’s to hoping that the Flaming Lips are next. cheers!
Date: Tue Jun 18 22:35:13 2002 Name: ZigZag City/State/Country: Chi Comment: Marc-o-Austin, TX. Thanks for the skinny. Fireside is actually a cool place to play, a bowling alley converted to a music venue. Its a little more than slightly run down, but that adds more atmosphere in my book. Probably see you there, ‘specially if you dig The Swerves.
Date: Tue Jun 18 16:15:04 2002 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Dave I tried your Deep Seat tab when you first posted it to your site. Still though I am stumped on that 1st lead. Could you post Hairy Haw’s version? “Could be because I’m not drinking” that I cant land that lead.
Date: Tue Jun 18 15:26:01 2002 Name: est City/State/Country: TO Comment: Royboy – Yup made it to the show! They were amazing! So good, I was very impressed with elbow as well. Chizzy emailed me the pee story, hilarious! ha ha! As for the venue, wish it hadn’t poured, would have been beautiful on that deck in the sunshine!
Date: Tue Jun 18 14:25:48 2002 Name: Chris City/State/Country: England Comment: I think we’ve addressed the whole Adam/Kurt Ejector seat/Scentless Apprentice situation before. I’m pretty sure Adam said it was him singing but it was definitley a homge to Kurt. I’m sure the answer’s in the archive of this guestbook somewhere……
Date: Tue Jun 18 14:05:07 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: bflo.ny. Comment: The doves show was super fuckin good. Kick-ass venue right on the north shore of good ‘ol stinky Lake Ontario in this restored dance hall from the 30’s or 40’s. Chizzy (inadvertantly) pissed on somebody’s head/face, but I’ll let him tell the tale. It’s ace. That’s crazy– the nirvana sample, I mean. I also thought it was Adam getting aggro. Fester, EST–What did you think of the doves/elbow? Didja make it?
Date: Tue Jun 18 13:39:04 2002 Name: marc City/State/Country: Austin, TX, USA Comment: P.S. I always figured that was Adam singing “Go Awayyyyyyy,” on Ejector Seat during the part that you are refering to.
Date: Tue Jun 18 13:36:43 2002 Name: marc City/State/Country: Austin, TX, USA Comment: Hello, Swervies! Just wanted to say, yes the Doves rock. Also, just got turned on to an old band on Caroline called the Drop Nineteens. They are most assuredly broken up, but their album that came out in the early 90’s is a dream-pop, shoegaze secret weapon. If you can find it, you will love it. It has a Madonna cover on it that is brilliant in its deconstruction. The noise-pop band I play in, Schatzi, will rock the Fireside Bowl in Chicago on Sat, June 22nd. Any Chicago Swervies should come out and direct me on stuff to do in Chicago as we will have 2 days off there. Never lose that feeling. Werd.
Date: Tue Jun 18 12:36:22 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Comment: just before the line “Fly me to Nirvana or Shangri”
Date: Tue Jun 18 12:33:43 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: here and now Comment: In the song “EJECTOR SEAT RESERVATION” near one of the last ‘peaks’ there is a nirvana sample of kurt singing off the ‘In Utero’ album… anyone else hearing this?!?! It’s in the last 1/4 of the song, just before it gets all nice and quiet.
Date: Tue Jun 18 11:44:39 2002 Name: ZigZag City/State/Country: Comment: GBV was on Greg Kilbourn last night(CBS 11:30 CST)…did anyone see it?…What song did they do???
Date: Tue Jun 18 05:40:14 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: The nirvana sample in what?!
Date: Mon Jun 17 18:57:46 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Seattle Comment: Please help me – back up to my feet – Reserve me the Ejector Seat… (Everyone caught the Nirvana Sample in that one??? “Go awaaaaaeeeey… go awaaaaaaeeeey” from scentless apprentice)
Date: Mon Jun 17 18:20:34 2002 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: at least you’ve always got a good tale to tell… when you die well
Date: Mon Jun 17 12:21:30 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Comment: Doh!
Date: Mon Jun 17 11:36:49 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, YEAH, USA…I’m tired as hell, but staying up to watch was well worth it! Z.
Date: Mon Jun 17 09:54:42 2002 Name: Hairyhaw City/State/Country: Brazil!!!!! Comment: Bloody hell, Mexico’s out!!! Havin’ said that, they were thoroughly outplayed……..
Date: Mon Jun 17 05:15:52 2002 Name: dAVE City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: ENGLAND!!!
Date: Mon Jun 17 01:43:06 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Comment: Sorry Zach… but I am rooting for Mexico. I guess that makes me a bad american… oh well. iViva Mexico! iViva el Swervo!
Date: Sun Jun 16 20:06:56 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: What’s up, y’all? Yo La Tengo in the background, green tea in hand, I am TIRED. The other Vegas (that of the Northern Hemi, Trik) was a severely fun and exhausting time. Now “I ponder, weak and weary,” as Poe would say, knowing that Monday will be the mother of all hell. Oh well, you gotta pay the bills somehow, I suppose. Wishing everyone a pleasant week, and GO USA (world cup, you know what I mean?)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-p Zach
Date: Sun Jun 16 17:12:06 2002 Name: Jeremy City/State/Country: Oxford Comment: desperate for cd of ejector seat cd but got no reply for the email address posted by Adam in the news piece- any ideas people? SWERVEDRIVER RULE
Date: Sat Jun 15 11:54:19 2002 Name: Robert Elderton City/State/Country: Melbourne, Australia Comment: Lost in Melbourne on a saturday night, wish The Swerve where playing tonight. I miss the textural sounds, the aural atmoshpere of one of England’s greatest bands.
Date: Sat Jun 15 02:30:42 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Look in the guitar tabs section of this site (swervedriver.com) for new tabs! The latest ones that have been added are: Last Train to Satansville, Never Lose That Feeling, My Zephyr, Duress, Sci-Flyer, Rave Down, Lead me Where You Dare. Thats it. Have you tried the lead blues break in my tab of deap seat? I will also upload hairys tabbing of it too to my site. Nice Work Haw…Very, Professional. Anyway cya later!
Date: Fri Jun 14 16:53:21 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: stink-a-lo Comment: Toronto, here we come (well, tomorrow anyway). I’ve got the whole damn weekend off, which hasn’t happened for me in like 2 years–really. Looking forward to seeing Elbow as well. I’ve only heard a bit of their stuff, but in seems to be in the right vein–fucking HILARIOUS video. Anyone else seen it? Good shit, mang. Good shit. Later swervatamos…
Date: Fri Jun 14 14:47:11 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Emerald City Comment: cheer up all.. it’s Friday!!! Say, what are all the Seattle Swervies up to this weekend?!?!?
Date: Fri Jun 14 12:02:56 2002 Name: CHIZZY City/State/Country: work- oh yeah, it sucks. Comment: can’t wait for the doves in Toronto. sharing a hotel room with royboy & his bird. Gonna get shitty. wanna hook up with the toronto faction of swervies. email coming yer way, EST…
Date: Fri Jun 14 07:44:43 2002 Name: seb City/State/Country: midlander Comment: Bored @work sitting in an office……………..AGGGGGHHHHHHH!
Date: Fri Jun 14 05:45:48 2002 Name: trik City/State/Country: still brisvegas Comment: sorry but just wanna say I just looked at the ides vid and it is pretty cool, still am illuded to what they actually look like!!
Date: Fri Jun 14 05:38:46 2002 Name: trik City/State/Country: brisvegas Comment: Teeheeee, brYan… rip the onion!!! Mes like dat lots!!!! Will try and drop it into conversation!!!! Man, that doves album is just getting betta by the play!!! That main guitar-y bit in Deep Seat is just as enjoyable to play as it is to listen too!!! Thank god for guitar geneious who work it out for all us wannabes!!!! Cheers, have a good weekend and au dat!!!
Date: Thu Jun 13 23:35:54 2002 Name: Mike City/State/Country: Boston, Ma. Comment: Swervedriver/Medicine – can’t think of a better show. January of 1994. Anywho, Dave can you post the Deep Seat tab from Hairy on your site? That bluesy lead break before the breakdown is still elusive to my jedi powers.
Date: Thu Jun 13 23:04:20 2002 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: ChiTown Comment: A SWD/MA Tour? That would be awesome. I’ll have to pick up the new Doves CD since most of you seem to be diggin’ it. As for Starflyer 59, ‘Yes, they are a “jesus” band’. They just don’t wear it on their sleeves. It was in an interview with them somewhere. Their best of CD set is very good for starters. Dream Well Swervies…SD
Date: Thu Jun 13 19:18:25 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Comment: ah… that tour was nice… but 99th dream tour with libido was more serene and intimate… more real….
Date: Thu Jun 13 13:15:53 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: For me the best show was the Variety Playhouse in ATlanta. Both SWD and the Pumpkins were on fire. Definitely my favorite show. Zach.
Date: Thu Jun 13 12:05:06 2002 Name: James City/State/Country: Comment: Still dreaming of that day long ago at the Metro (Chicago) damn that was a good show. When will we see you again?!
Date: Wed Jun 12 18:27:16 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Seattle Comment: Here, Here… ‘cept I got no visions of vegas in the near future… this does so NOT rip the onion (it’ll catch on soon enough!!) By the way… sometimes I am psychic, sometimes just neurotic (?!) forst bet in Vegas: Craps- 17… thank me later, or curse me…
Date: Wed Jun 12 16:26:55 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: That’s pretty funny, brYan. Being crushed at work prior to my Vegas trip, Z.
Date: Wed Jun 12 14:48:33 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Comment: Hey trik (and all) try this: when you like something, instead of saying “man” “cool” “good” “excellent” et cetera, try “Rip the Onion!” I expound: Ever eat onion rings?? goog shit huh? Don’t you hate it when the onion slides out of the protective batter-dipped coating!?!?! There’s nothing cooler, better, more superb, or grander in all the universe than when you “rip the onion”. My friends, Swervedriver severly RIPS THE ONION!!!! ciao’
Date: Wed Jun 12 14:42:59 2002 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Ahhh…the Doves. Sweetness. OK, so the other day I’m watching one of the coolest movies ever, The Wicker Man, and had I forgotten just how awesome the music was in it. There was one song in particular that really stood out that was amazing. Well, what do you now! I’m listening to the second disk, and on comes WILLOW SONG. The very same tune from the Wicker Man a few days before. Just awesome. How cool are the Doves? Check out the Wicker Man if you haven’t seen it already. It’s got Christopher Lee in it, who seems to be in everything lately. cheers!
Date: Wed Jun 12 13:21:08 2002 Name: Hairyhaw City/State/Country: Comment: Dave, at the risk of making you fail your exam tommorow I sent you the middle Deep Seat solo, so…check yer mail!!!!! Seb, I love it when mates get loadsa goodies that I can’t afford. Such a great excuse to visit ’em!
Date: Wed Jun 12 09:48:27 2002 Name: n30j3di City/State/Country: syd, oz Comment: u can watch a scrathcy live vid of ides of space @ mms://colossus.really.com.au/livecast/56k/ides_of_space_56k.wmv if u like them, u’ll definitely like Gersey, who are really quite good @ layering up guitar pop songs that spiral on for 7 minutes. Gersey vid @ mms://colossus.really.com.au/livecast/56k/gersey_56k.wmv okies… /spam
Date: Wed Jun 12 06:50:43 2002 Name: seb City/State/Country: midlander Comment: Thanks hairy. Its actually my brothers kitchen. Nah she’s gotta go. I need a new computer. Its not right she’s sitting in bubble wrap in the utility room. I’ve got my tsl now. Went round my mates on sunday. He’s got a serious Gear aqquisition syndrome. Had a go on a fender lap steel from the 60’s Wicked.
Date: Wed Jun 12 04:37:26 2002 Name: trik City/State/Country: brisvegas Comment: Man, that new doves album is kick ass!!! Man, I gotta agree, a Swerve/Attack concert would be bloody amazing and Man, I like the Ides review a few entries down…. And man, I gotta learn something different to say when I like something other than man!!!!
Date: Tue Jun 11 16:16:59 2002 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: estchizzyroyboy: It sounds like I should hit the music store, but in the meantime, check this out: http://dancing.org/tsds/locations/Palais-Royale.htm I had no idea this place existed. I was hoping we could meet at a bar before we headed in, but it looks like we’re meeting there. cheers!
Date: Tue Jun 11 14:25:29 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: inyrbackyrd Comment: Sorry to double drop,but Hey Fester–The Palais Royale is @ 1601Lakeshore BLVD West…See you there.
Date: Tue Jun 11 14:11:00 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: bflo Comment: Yeah Fester, the new Doves album is BEAUTIFUL. Wiht each listen I’m lovin it more-n-more. Love all the fingerpickin’ guitar work…
Date: Tue Jun 11 12:38:14 2002 Name: korean fan City/State/Country: South Korea Comment: good music… I feel so fine… I love swervedriver… a.m. 1:34
Date: Tue Jun 11 11:31:20 2002 Name: est City/State/Country: TO Comment: Fester – Tried to get into that BRMC show but, no luck. Shit. Saw Hives on Saturday and was not impressed. This weekend Doves though! Love the new record, and kids, I have no clue where that venue is, I have never been! ha ha. Will stumble there somehow. Where is all that Swerve stuff? I haven’t heard back either. Sucks.
Date: Tue Jun 11 10:44:48 2002 Name: Hairyhaw City/State/Country: GLasgow Comment: Seb man, booootiful!!! I can quite understand how you’ll find it hard to part with her. Also gotta admire your taste in pine furniture!! Dave, cheers, mucker. Hope yer exam went ok, and good luck for thursday. This puts me in two minds as to whether to send you the solo in the middle of Deep Seat (if you ain’t already sussed it) just now since ya should be cramming!!
Date: Tue Jun 11 08:26:46 2002 Name: Seb Midlander City/State/Country: The baby’s gotta go. Comment: I’m gonna shed a tear but she’s gotta go http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=883678038&ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:UK:1. Check this link out.
Date: Tue Jun 11 00:16:28 2002 Name: Andrew City/State/Country: FTL Comment: My fave Stat pickups…Lace sensors…great strat tone, no noise. They are the same as Fender’s new “vintage noiseless” pickups. I just put some G&L ASAT pickups in my Tele. It smokes!!! You can’t buy them after market though…I bought from a guy who took them out of his G&L. Anyhow, digging on some jam bands lately, Galactic or Ozric Tentacles anyone. It’s all spacerock to me.
Date: Mon Jun 10 23:58:33 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: This was part of an amazon review for ides of space: ******** Revolver “The songs creep up on you slowly and majestically…suggestions of Glide, Gersey and Swervedriver.” **********
Date: Mon Jun 10 20:39:51 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Art, where are ya, bro? Long time no talk… Zach
Date: Mon Jun 10 18:41:46 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Comment: I think we all took the brown acid…
Date: Mon Jun 10 18:29:17 2002 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: Anybody hear from firstname.lastname@example.org lately? Starting to think I was hallucinating it…
Date: Mon Jun 10 16:24:17 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Ive got a Maths Exam tomorrow morning and another on Thursday, ive also got a Networking Exam this week! Hairy, that is good to hear mate, I cant wait until my exams are over then I can do exactly the same, and im off down cornwall with a group of mates to finish of college with. Superb. Bryan, I hope the tour/album happens……It has to! I cant be 80 years old and think “damn i wish i would have seen Swervedriver!”
Date: Mon Jun 10 13:23:38 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Comment: Yes, like the good boys of Swerve, Massive also disbanded of sorts, though not a proper breakup, they were just not doing music together. I forget which party… but one of ’em joined up with part of te portishead crew for a project called STATIK SOUND SYSTEM that didn’t do all so well.. but they sounded good. So, to use Massive, one of the greatest band of our day, as a parrallel example, there remains still a chance of a new Swervedriver album. Now is the time!! There would be nothing better than this: 2 years time, max, to see this tour: SWERVEDRIVER/MASSIVE ATTACK. Would be the grandest tour ever! ANY ONE OUT THERE AGREE?!? Now to make it happen……………………….
Date: Mon Jun 10 07:53:29 2002 Name: Hairyhaw City/State/Country: comin’ up for air Comment: Ahhhhhhh!!!!!! Exams are over, summers here and I can now sit on my arse and play me guitar without worrying about not studying. Fanny-tastic………
Date: Sun Jun 9 21:56:33 2002 Name: ZigZag City/State/Country: City-o-Chi Comment: Royboy-n-Fester, thanks for the compliments. Royboy…Wish I knew, Im not on a label myself, unfortunately. All the money Ive spent on gear(and will continue to spend) is just for a hobby and fun, trying to get out there is just a frustrating chore that I choose not to participate in for now. It somehow diminishes my drive to do it. Social Distortion in Chicago…anyone going? Anyone have an extra ticket? (anyone here even like them?)
Date: Sun Jun 9 20:33:10 2002 Name: Fester City/State/Country: Toronto Comment: Hey. Saw BRMC last Thursday. WOW! Real tight, and finished off with one of those 20 min Inspiral Carpets/Spiritualized super-songs. Most satisfying.:) Got the latest Flamming Lips. It’s awesome. They’ve switched over to the machines this time (given the evil robot theme that runs throughout it, and the fact that they’re down a guitarist) and it reminded me of Toshak in a lot of ways. Should give it a listen. Very cool Zig Zag. Ides is rockin’. Chizzy/Boy of Roy- To tell you the truth, this Palais Royal is a new one, so I’ll have to look it up. It’s on the Lakeshore though, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find. Elbow is opening apparently, which is a nice surprise because I sorta dig em’. Talk to ya real soon. Cheers.
Date: Sun Jun 9 07:02:35 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Blue, look in the “guitar tabs” section of this site….
Date: Sat Jun 8 18:01:26 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: pffvrrt. Comment: Wow ZigZag. Pretty fuggin’ sweet. I’ve been making some electronic meyousick myself, but don’t know how to go about getting it out. Any suggestions???
Date: Sat Jun 8 17:36:14 2002 Name: blue City/State/Country: omaha/ne/usa Comment: help! need some tabbed stuff from 99th dream. will take anything as long as it is in the correct tunings. want specifically: wrong treats, 99th dream, and she weaves a tender trap! thanks: email@example.com
Date: Sat Jun 8 17:18:36 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: sierra nevada pale ale. mmmmm… Comment: Yeah, Zach–I’m not sure where I heard that jesus-rock thing, I may have even just dreamed it. Have you ever heard “No Protection” by MA? I think it’s all remixes by Mad Professer –like a Massive Attack VS Mad Prof. typeathing. Pretty good. I know I didn’t dream that one up.
Date: Sat Jun 8 10:27:51 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Hi Trik, I hope you didn’t think that I didn’t believe you!! I just wanted to read about this myself. Thanks for the update. Hopefully, the new album will see the light of day sometime soon. Until then, it’s Mezzanine and Protection for me. cheers, Zach.
Date: Sat Jun 8 02:33:41 2002 Name: trik City/State/Country: brisvegas Comment: Zach, man, I read it in 2 different papers…. So i am norrrt holding to much grounging to it, esp. after reading, this is a direct quote ‘Dee-Dee was a screw up’ Man a little respect would NOT go astray. RIP….But anyways, I lurve da massive. Mezanine is the wickediest album ta listen to, esp in bed, and when ya really ripped!!!! Also love Protection, and was pretty stoked to hear that there is a new album in the worx, last I heard was they broke up in ’98… so there ya go!!!
Date: Sat Jun 8 00:15:34 2002 Name: ZigZag City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: I swear Im not spamming, Im kind of a member here. But for those fortunate enough to have high-speed connections, check out my tune if youd like. Its kind of MBV and somewhat Yo La Tengo ala Autumn Sweater single that Kevin Shields remixed. I just came up with it in the recent past and thought Id share it with those that appreciate the same kinds of music as I do. www.mp3.com/joeykay , the song is entitled “The Vast Expanse”. Sorry, Im just very excited about this one.
Date: Fri Jun 7 18:37:03 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Hey royboy, I really have never heard that they were a Jesus band??? I just like their sound. Here’s a quick and dirty AMG summary: ***********************Jason Martin had played keyboards and wrote several songs while playing with his older brother’s band, Dancehouse Children, but then formed Starflyer 59 in 1993 to create his own warped pop akin to My Bloody Valentine and the British shoegazing movement of the early ’90s. Since Martin writes every song, produces and plays most instruments on the handful of full-length albums and EPs he’s released, there’s no need for a conventional lineup. He simply recruits live players for the many tours which Starflyer has undertaken. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide ***************** So I don’t know? But, check out some of their tunes from the silver and gold albums. Pretty good stuff. Thanks, BrYan, for the info. I’m going to look into this massive attack by the massive attack guy. cheers all, Zach.
Date: Fri Jun 7 18:13:04 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Satansville Comment: ZACH – go to: www.massiveattack.co.uk THey’ve been working on the new album for a while now… should not be too much longer… if no news there, check out thier record labels page.. in the time it takes you to read an article (full of crap usually) you can find the info you want online! Trust me on this one… Cut out the middle-man!
Date: Fri Jun 7 18:03:00 2002 Name: Jay olsen City/State/Country: Sarnia/Ontario/Canada Comment: You guys wanna hear some crazy cool music check out a band called “the buckleys” They have a cute drummer, an awsome guitarist and a shitty bassist which was replaced with “potenchio” anyway go to songmeanings.com and search for the lyrics to “NMA” you’ll love it!! anyway xoxox to all the guys out there!
Date: Fri Jun 7 17:30:59 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: Comment: Zach–Do Starflyer 59 have a cd w/ a red glitter cover? I in no way mean to offend anybody, but aren’t they a Jesus-Rock band? Yeah, I heard about Dee Dee Ramone too. Fuckin crazy, man. You’d think he’d have been past that shit by now… Happy weekend y’all. Oh, yeah— Fester, Est–Where is the Palais Royale? Chizzy and I are going to the Doves, and don’t exactly know where we’re going. Any help would be much appreciated…
Date: Fri Jun 7 16:37:08 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Wha, wha, WHAT?? The massive attack guy lost his mind? Crap, does that mean no more new material??? Sorry to be crass, but I love Massive. Trik, where did you hear this? Oh well… Most mainstream music sources are crap. I have one station in LA called KCRW that plays an eclectic mix of good stuff. Other than that, I have to hunt for any new tunes. Have a nice weekend, all. Zach
Date: Fri Jun 7 14:03:51 2002 Name: jessie City/State/Country: ny Comment: i have no idea what others think here in the shrine to swervedriver, but i went to see mr. quintron and miss pussycat last night with his nawlins organic extravaganza…i couldn’t decide if the puppet show or the drum buddy was more interesting…i love that kind of energy that pops you one. he’s got to be a clever guy though.
Date: Fri Jun 7 12:26:24 2002 Name: City/State/Country: Comment:
Date: Fri Jun 7 09:31:02 2002 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Shit man!! I just read that Dee Dee Ramone is dead now!! Died of a suspected overdose a couple of nights ago.
Date: Fri Jun 7 06:51:18 2002 Name: trik City/State/Country: brisvegas Comment: Yes, brisvegas is brisbane!!! It is the local thing that and brisneyland!!! There is a song on the Ides cdep called… bugga can’t think of it, but anyway on the ‘first translated in 1965’ that reminds me of that Dino Jr sopng Thumb!! Just wanted to add my ‘sounds like’!!! Hey Dave, my sentiments exactly, every bloody RnB song I hear and see songs ex-act-bloody-ly as the last. I have conformed to not watching any of the TV music shows (well except for rage, and as ANY aussie knows, it is a league of it’s own, sometimes!!) or listen to the radio, I just get bored!!!!Anyone hear bout the guy from Massive Attack… went mental on some dude for 50 bucks with a fork!!! Have a damn fine week end peoples!!!
Date: Fri Jun 7 03:47:58 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Hero is appaling, in fact alll mainstream music has a fake manufactured feel about it, which is probably true. Its all shit. Turn on mtv2 and you will see nop variety, just the same modern shite played over and over. You will also see some rap too, why the fuck that is there I have no idea. Cya Later People.
Date: Fri Jun 7 03:08:07 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: I was just thinking that Ides of Space kinda remind me of Starflyer 59, another band I dig. Castor is also on heavy rotation over here. I don’t know about you all, but for me it’s time for bed. G’night, all. Zach
Date: Thu Jun 6 22:35:29 2002 Name: Kev.C City/State/Country: L.I., NY Comment: Man, Ides of Space kicks ass !! Just downloaded Promise, now I have to find more ! If your into this type of rock check out Mystery Machine, a Canadian band that was on Nettwerk, 10 Speed is their best album ( 2nd fave after Raise for me )
Date: Thu Jun 6 16:55:25 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: ears a-ringin’. Comment: What’s up w/ all the Dawson’s Creek action? I was in a band with a guy whose ultimate musical goal was to have a song on an episode of the Creek… Thanks, Zach . I think I’m going to go to cmj.com rite now… BTW, “HERO” sucks ass cock.
Date: Thu Jun 6 12:30:37 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Hi Trik. I’ll definitley be going to their show if they make it to L.A.!! Of course, the lowdown you will have. I just realized that brisvegas is brisbane (please correct me if I’m wrong). What a dumbass I am. Anyway, coincidentally, I’ll be heading to LAS vegas in the very near future. Can’t wait! It’ll have to tide me over until one day when I can make a trip down under. Ian, congrats on all of the attention, man. I’ll check out the show too. Best ‘o luck, Zach.
Date: Thu Jun 6 10:28:33 2002 Name: Joe City/State/Country: NJ, USA Comment: Anyone heard that “Hero” or whatever it is called, song from the “Spiderman” movie? What a dill-dock, lame-o tune if there ever was one. Feels like I’m in 1988. Am I just jaded?? -Peace, JT
Date: Thu Jun 6 07:42:03 2002 Name: ZigZag City/State/Country: Comment: Has anyone per chance heard the band I D A H O? Amazing stuff, worth a check out at a local used record store (at least for reviewing on their mini CD player w/phones). Hard to find unless you live in a big city, but truly amazing, none the less.
Date: Thu Jun 6 07:18:30 2002 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: AAAARGH! Sorry to do this again but I gotta tell yaz! Just heard NME are doing an interview webcast with my band next Tuesday at about 2pm Brit time if anyone fancies checking in. They’re also broadcasting the gig from King Tuts next Thursday night and I would be deaply honored if youz were to watch. Oooooh im all exited!!
Date: Thu Jun 6 05:08:40 2002 Name: n30j3di City/State/Country: syd, oz Comment: trik, the doves are playing sydney Metro Tues 23 July. I guess splendour fest would be closer though. as for the live cd, c’mon jez, just ‘leak’ it already! u can tell ’em we hacked your computer 😉
Date: Thu Jun 6 03:45:42 2002 Name: … City/State/Country: … Comment: … me again, Chizzy, please tell me you are jusy in jest…. please…
Date: Thu Jun 6 03:43:33 2002 Name: trik City/State/Country: brisvegas Comment: Whooaa!!! OK, so the lads from ides are impressing the masses of the swervidom!! (now, really with such taste, could I doubt..!!) But Zach rumour on th estreet, they are heading over to the states!! They don’t even head a few thousand kms north to me town, straight to the states!! But I think some of their releases are on american labels… So if ya manage to catch ’em, I want the FULL lowdown!!!!
Date: Wed Jun 5 21:12:19 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Yeah, Royboy, I check out epitonic all the time. Great site. Also, check CMJ.com. Good bulletin board and reviews. cheers, Zach.
Date: Wed Jun 5 14:26:50 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Comment: HEY MUDD!!! Check out the Ejector Seat Reservation Album… nice “band photos” in the sleave booklet.
Date: Wed Jun 5 13:12:36 2002 Name: CHIZZY City/State/Country: on top o” yer mum… Comment: damn cousin-marrying shelbyvillians… royboy & the chizz rockin a show in our lovely hole of a city Buffalo tonite- corsair @ la luna… w/ Ornery (sp?)(ex-mercury rev dude’s band) and hook generation… I thought I saw a fellow Buffalonian on here a few days ago…oh yeah, I nailed that broad from Dawson’s Creek. Nailed’er reeaaal good….
Date: Wed Jun 5 11:45:21 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: shelbyville Comment: I just checked out the ides, myself. Pretty cool, pretty cool indeed. Have any of yous checked out EPITONIC.COM yet? I just found it thru google during my search fer the ides. Free stuff, pretty comprehensive. I searched for swervedriver and all kinds of shit popped up, although none of it was swervedriver– just bands in the vein of … the 6 by 7, mercury rev … pretty cool site.
Date: Wed Jun 5 10:59:07 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: Yeah, Ian, I’m listening right now. This is my best new listen in some time. Gracias. I’d love to check ’em out if they venture from down under to lala.
Date: Wed Jun 5 10:36:15 2002 Name: Ian City/State/Country: Glasgow Comment: Trik! Zach! Ya got it!! Its fookin notch init!?! Havent seen anything about them playing though. Could do with a good gig to go to.
Date: Wed Jun 5 05:28:00 2002 Name: trik City/State/Country: brisvegas Comment: …but something for kate were on dawson’s creek too…. maybe if we live the motto ‘ignorance is bliss’ we can all enjoy quality tunes with out images of dawson and what’s her face smooching!!! Teeheee.. (I am such a fan, canya tel, canya tell..!!)Also, aus-creatures, doves are playing playing splendour in the grass in Byron, anyone heard of any other dates.. I am getting kinda desperate..!!! It was said before, and I now say it again, sweet dreams swervies, I’m off to drink some beer and get the barbie fired!!! Whaahooo!!!
Date: Wed Jun 5 01:55:34 2002 Name: Zach City/State/Country: LA Comment: HOLY CRAP!! Y’all must, MUST check out Ides of Space. What a frickin killer band. Much tnanks for the recs, Ian and Trik!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers, Zach.
Date: Tue Jun 4 21:35:05 2002 Name: mudd City/State/Country: berlin Comment: ya know i love swerve, but i never found any really good photos of theband and its members so i have n clue as to what they look like.would like to face to the songs.
Date: Tue Jun 4 17:35:01 2002 Name: Dave City/State/Country: St.Helens Comment: Sundog, I couldnt agree more…
Date: Tue Jun 4 16:56:58 2002 Name: Sundog City/State/Country: Chi-Town Comment: Man, news from Jez himself, thanks!! Let us know as soon as the book is published 🙂 As for the B/S with the live CD, could everyone at this board be considered possible ‘reviewers’ of the live recording without infringing on any rights? We would pay for ‘shipping’ 😉 Soooooooo close and still so far. Someone mentioned the Boo Radleys earlier. I can’t say I was big fan of their catalog (catalogue to some :p) but I really like Giant Steps. As for Swervie ‘never’ getting the popularity they deserved, it’s really simple. The MTV/Rock Radio Hype Machine wants ‘Rock ACTS’ not ‘Good Rock Music’. Swervedriver’s “problem” was they just wrote damn good rock music. “Quality” tends to be low on the list of the music industry. Afterall, the Music Industry, like most things, is about making MONEY, not music. I’m not saying that a company that publishes music should not expect a return on its investment, but there are ways to support good music without having to invest alot of money, especially considering the state of today’s technology. HHmmm, the Swervedriver.com publishing site. Pay a subscription fee, download new music or just use the subscription fee to pay for a quarterly CD of new music from bands that could be burned by one of those online CD companies. Art, what are you doing in your spare time? Adam, Jez, do you guys ‘owe’ the label any new music rights? Couldn’t you just copyright it yourselves? 🙂 OK, what is everyone at this board willing to ante up for new SWD music?…Like I said before, Dream Well Swervies…
Date: Tue Jun 4 14:31:22 2002 Name: brYan City/State/Country: Here and Now Comment: I don’t think it matters WHERE the musoc is played… sometimes you just need to make some money to eat, or to pay the bills… pretentious schmucks call it “selling out” but, you know what? Fuck that! If a band is doing it for the money, then that is another story, but there’s nothing wrong with getting the bills paid!
Date: Tue Jun 4 10:36:30 2002 Name: jessie City/State/Country: ny Comment: Are we allowed to like music if it has been played on dawson creek? I am very self conscious of looking cool, and that is a constant up hill losing battle so I must be very careful.
Date: Tue Jun 4 06:32:08 2002 Name: trik City/State/Country: brisvegas Comment: Well, I WAS going to rave about this new band I discovered in Oz, and I WAS going to say man, these guys are amazing and all that, but some bloody geezer, on the other side of the bloody world beat me to it!! Ian…!!! How did you discover these guys..!!?? The band in question is Ides of Space.. check them out, they are the best thing I have heard in ages!!! Check out the track random noise generator..
Date: Mon Jun 3 21:48:42 2002 Name: ZigZag City/State/Country: Drugs bad!!! Comment: Oh, Rainbow used to be cool, been awhile though. Also Im sure youve been to Intertown Pub, near Division and Damen. Darn aristocrats also made their home at Tumans in the last year or 2, so that can be bummy.
Date: Mon Jun 3 13:19:53 2002 Name: Dan City/State/Country: Chicago Comment: ZigZag – I’m in Tumans occasionally (for those outside Chi, their window has “ALCOHOL ABUSE CENTER” painted on it). The Hideout bums me out – I’ve been in there once, not very comfortable, and all I ever see parked outside are SUVs, Beemers and the like. Makes sense though, given the lack of E-Z public trans around it. I should hold my tongue, as the band I play with might very well be soliciting a show there soon. Try the Hungry Brain, on Belmont ‘tween Oakley and Western. Decent selection/prices/jukebox, lots of places to sit, friends own it, freaky free jazz Sunday nights. Erik – can you get any nice medical nitrous oxide?
Date: Sun Jun 2 21:23:28 2002 Name: Erik City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC Comment: Hey kids, I’ve been away for awhile, but I’ve kept my eye on everything and it seems that everyone is well. I’ve just been doing my thing here in Raleigh. My new house is sweet, my band is steady rocking, my job is, well, interesting to say the least, (I deliver liquid nitrogen, quite a change from the library). But anyway things are good. The other day, Dragstrip Syndicate opened for Molly Hatchet!! That was hilarious!! Definitely one of the most enjoyable gigs we’ve ever played. I hope all you swervies are happy boys and girls these days. Good to hear from Jez and good to hear the feeling’s still there. Take care all. -E
Date: Sun Jun 2 15:12:20 2002 Name: royboy City/State/Country: Duff Gardens Comment: I think I’m in love with beer. And swervedriver. Yes, beer & swervedriver. And reefer. Yes, beer, swervedriver, & reefer. Chizzy, where the hell are you?!?! We should drink some beer, listen to swervedriver, and have some reefer…Anyone else up for this? Ahh, “in a moment of weakness, I embodied the sickness…”
Date: Sun Jun 2 07:57:38 2002 Name: SNAIL City/State/Country: oZ Comment: Just like you poms to have a brass band at an international football match. Can’t beat yez for melody! love yez all
Date: Sat Jun 1 20:43:22 2002 Name: ALFONSO JUAN City/State/Country: ARGENTINA Comment: GREAT BAND ONE OF MY FAVORITES GO ON MAKE SOME ROCK !!!!!
Date: Sat Jun 1 10:18:04 2002 Name: Mike P. City/State/Country: Peoria,IL Comment: by the way zig…i agree..alien lanes is by far the best GBV record…they have good songs on their other albums..no doubt..but, as far as keeping me locked in for the whole record…A. Lanes takes the cake.
Date: Sat Jun 1 10:03:11 2002 Name: Mike P. City/State/Country: Peoria, IL Comment: yo..wassup swervies?!?! central illinois is a real bummer for swervedriver stuff..so, i guess i’m forced to use the internet to feed my hunger for swervedriver/toshack hgwy info! can’t get enough of the stuff..and, i’ve been kicking myself for missing the toshack shows in chicago!! but, again, that’s what i get for living in the middle of nowhere! well…keep doin your thing! cheers…mp
Date: Sat Jun 1 04:04:05 2002 Name: ZigZag City/State/Country: Comment: Where do you hang out, @ Dan? Tumans? The Hideout? …wow small world. Any good shows coming around here? Let me know at least, I pay very little attention to the “hip scene” these days. firstname.lastname@example.org (oh god, the spammers will soon be like vultures on my e mail).
The following tour dates have been confirmed by Zero Hour:
5/23 Black Cat Washington, DC 5/24 Fletcher's Baltimore, MD 5/26 The Saint Asbury Park, NJ 5/28 Brownies-McGathy Party New York, NY (closed to public) 5/29 Pearl Street Northampton, MA 5/30 The Tune Inn New Haven, CT 5/31 Cafe Campus Montreal, Quebec 6/01 The Ballroom Quebec City, Quebec 6/03 Barrymore's Ottawa, Ont. 6/04 Lee's Palace Toronto, Ont. 6/06 Intersections Grand Rapids, MI 6/07 The Shelter Detroit, MI 6/08 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH 6/10 Little Brother Columbus, OH 6/11 Sudsy's Cincinnati, OH 6/12 Mabels Champaign, IL 6/13 TBA St. Louis, MO 6/14 Gabe's Oasis Iowa City, IA 6/15 Concert Cafe Green Bay, WI 6/16 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN 6/18 TBA Winnipeg, ONT 6/19 The State Regina, SK 6/20 Amigo's Saskatoon, SK 6/22 The Rev Edmonton, ALB 6/23 republik Calgary, ALB 6/25 Starfish Room Vancouver, BC 6/28 Crocodile Seattle, WA 6/29 WOW Hall Eugene, OR 6/30 Bojangles Sacramento, CA 7/01 Slims San Francisco, CA 7/02 Troubador Los Angeles, CA
Swervedriver will play an all ages show Barrymore’s Music Hall http://www.eugenehaslam.com, 323 Bank Street, Ottawa, Canada. Wednesday, June 3rd. Doors open @ 8pm. Tickets are $10 advance, at Barrymore’s or Ticketmaster(613)755-1111.
Swervedriver will do an in-store performance at Mondo Kim’s music store on St. Mark’s Place (East 8th St.) between 2nd & 3rd Avenues at 1:00 pm on Feb. 28th. This is the day after their Feb. 27th New York City gig @ Irving Plaza, opening for the band Hum.
Chat with Swervedriver then watch a cybercast of their last month Mercury Lounge gig. Login Thursday, February 26th 7:00PM EST to chat, 8:00PM EST to view the cybercast at: http://www.sonicnet.com/sonicore/chat