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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

ReTARDIS LIVE IN YEOVIL: "PULL OVER TO THE HARD SHOULDER OF YR MIND, BABY"

Okay, next on at the Yeovil Snooker Club after Arse Slab were rural, er, Space-Rock band ReTardis, featuring Ye Olde Kid Shirt Editor in Pseudo-DikMik mode on synths. We formed so that Geitevuyst would have some sort of support-band when they came down to play Yeovil. Two quick practices later, we winged (wung?) it and played a gig...ah, brings back memories of the Punk Era...

First up is a cut-price cover of Hawkwind's "Master of the Universe", complete with an original naff early Hawkwind vibe intro bit featuring yrs truly on mock-pompous sf-poetry Nik Turner/Bob Calvert style talk-over and electronics, complete with backwards echo, to get that gen-u-ine pan-galactic 1971 Free Fest. feel. LOL! Anyway, I'm hiding down in the bottom right somewhere, 'cos we couldn't fit a table on stage for my kit! Dave braved the vocals on this one...the smoke-machine cut out really quickly because we'd used most of the capsule up when we practiced in the afternoon...LOL! Yes, we practised with a smoke-machine on - we're fucking hardcore, man!

(Dave's guitar cut out during this, or the PA went or something, so an heroic John Stafford sorted out the sound halfway thru in true guerilla fashion!)



Next: "Destroy all Celebrities/Overstellar Interdrive Pt. One (Inside-out)"

More bad anarchistic sub-"Sonic Attack" style improv space-poetry...LOL! Me on 'vocals' on "Inside-Out", crawling around on the floor, 'cos that's where me lyric-sheet was! I'd quickly written some words 11 o'clock that morning, an hour before we rehearsed, but I couldn't remember any of the words LOL!



"Overstellar Interdrive Pt. Two"

"Syd Barrett is Dead! Syd Barrett is Dead!"....LOL!



Forget the gatefold concept rock-opera triple LP, these 'lyrics' were written as-is 1st-take cobblers-stream-of-consciousness while I was walking out the house. "The Wall", it aint. LOL!



"Roger Walters (sic)!" Obv. too early in the morning for me. There's another vid floating around of us tackling the Dr. Who theme...

Anyway, had a total blast doing it! Thanks to Dave, Al and Pete for making it such complete fun. It almost sounds like a 'proper' band in places LOL! Wembley Stadium, here we come.

Next up, I'll post some vids of the wonderful Geitevuyst, soon as I figure out the easiest way to rip some .avi files from the .vobs on the DVD...

Yeah, Yeovil People sure know how to party!

11 Comments:

At 9:58 pm, Blogger Cloudboy said...

sounds like i missed a storm of improv genius...

...think you missed the rhyming potential of (James) Blunt though

 
At 10:36 pm, Blogger GTTRBRKZ said...

jesus lord..if only you'd put your voice through a ring modulator, 'destroy all celebrities' could almost be early cabs!!

when's the record coming out, then?

HEAVY

 
At 10:42 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

LOL! Don't have a ring-modulator...well, not one I can use to process stuff...I had my own personal 8-channel mixer on the floor with me that I was running synth, FX-CDs, etc thru...I was running my voice thru an echo-box when we soundchecked, but it keept feeding back really badly on the PA, so I had to chop the FX....

Wait til Cloudboy and I gig later this year...that's really gonna blow some minds, I reckon...we're just starting to put our live show together...

 
At 7:44 am, Blogger St. Anthony said...

Groovesome.
There's always a place for Turner/Calvert style space poetry.
Syd Barrett is dead.
Syd Barrett is dead.
Roger Waters circles overhead.


Genius.

 
At 3:15 pm, Blogger farmer glitch said...

Indeed - total class matey - can't believe I passed up playing this one - count me in for the next big Yeovil-wig-out please ...!!

 
At 8:28 pm, Blogger CyrusDaVirus said...

Likewise, a pleasure to be involved..

Count me in for any audio mash-ups...etc..I'm sure I could knock together some sort of improvised Turner/Eno Stylee..or else turn up with my little one's Bubble Machine!

 
At 10:32 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Yeah, well, thanks for all the hard work you put in on the vids....

I think Flinty's up for co-organising another one...if we do another one, I'd like it to be totally different again, not a repetition, otherwise it's just the law of diminishing returns...would be good to get some dif. acts involved, etc. One thing I wanted to do last time was project some films; Dave tried to get a PC-projector and I was gonna show some Italian Cannibal films, Slaghter Vomit Dolls, etc while bands were playing maybe...but we couldn't get the projector in the end...

 
At 12:49 pm, Blogger johneffay said...

Wow, top stuff! I hope your knees weren't too sore at the end of the evening.

It's not just Roger Waters circling Syd's bloated corpse: Dave Gilmour has added to the proceedings by releasing an ep containing not one, but two, versions of 'Arnold Layne'; one featuring Rick Wright and the other David Bowie. I've not heard them myself, and I'm kinda hoping it stays that way...

 
At 12:50 am, Blogger kek-w said...

LOL! Dave Gilmour: trophy wife and hangar full of collectable guitars...

Hi, John - cool to hear from ya...your blog has dematerialised: have you given up the ghost or just moved to new premises?

Knees were fine. Was feelin' no pain that night, to be honest!

 
At 4:03 pm, Blogger johneffay said...

I've been hibernating, but with the advent of broadband here in The Flatlands, I hope to open new premises soon.

 
At 5:07 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Cool!

 

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