Year: 1997

  • Bonfire Of The Inanities

    This New Years Eve, I’m going to build a big arse bonfire and throw the free copies of dreadful records I’ve been bunged this year in my brief flirtation with being a ‘real’ musician. Top of the fire will be anything by: Blur Radiohead Verve Oasis Jimmy Bastard Ray Manic Street Preachers (after meeting wotsisname,…

  • Spearmint – Sweeping The Nation

    Just thought I’d follow up my earlier post now that I’ve managed to track down a copy of the CD single. The 1st track is just as brill as I remember it from Wunnerful R1. The second track (Best Friends) is more straight-ahead punky, with a gated start that’s a teeny bit like the noisy…

  • White Town and Indie vs. Major

    I just thought I should tell ukma that as of last Wednesday, me and EMI have parted company. It was relatively amicable, since my nascent distrust of majors has turned into pustulent hatred and (from their side) they don’t like my new songs anyway. 🙂 I’m not even sure if I want to sign to…

  • East Midlands Alternative Night: The Return Of Different Drum

    Some of you may remember me and Paul from Stairwell doing Different Drum last year till we got shut down. Well, it’s amazing the kind of leverage a No.1 single can get you so now we’re back 🙂 We had our first night this Wednesday and it went dead well. There was a very good…

  • Shoeshine Records??

    Are there any other Shoeshine fans out there? I got sent some 7″s by Francis and they’re bloody good. The Astro Chimp single is dead poppy and the Speedboat single is also quite fabby (which was produced by Norman Blake). Alex Chilton rocks on the live recording done in Glasgow. I’m gonna try to contact…

  • ‘Your Woman’ Video

    The video was directed by Mark Adcock who works for Partisan. He’s just recently done the vid for the new Red Kross single. I chatted with Mark and we really got on. We’re both into the same kind of stuff (Stellarc, Linda Williams, Annie Sprinkle) so we were just ranting at each other. The only…

  • Divine Comedy – A Short Album About Love

    Thanks to my new-found corporate-puppet status, I’ve blagged a copy of the album from Feargal at Setanta. I’m a bit puzzled as to the format (it says three CD singles, with different live tracks released on 10/3/97) but there’s no denying that it sounds wonderful. All the tracks were recorded live at the Shepherd’s Bush…