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Old 7th Apr 2009, 21:53
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Prooners having served in terrible bands with utterly cringeworthy names…

My name is Mr SCUD and I was in terrible bands with utterly cringeworthy names including:

‘Morphic Fields’ (indicative of mind-altering substances which nobody was actually taking)
‘Temple Dogs’ (something to do with singer’s chainmail codpiece, latex shirt, nipple ring and interest in tattoos)
‘Even Now’ (God knows…)
‘Homegrown’ (indicative of less harmful mind-altering substances which some were actually taking and producing for the edification of others)
Decades Apart (indicative of age range of members)

Now back to playing solo in my bedroom… where it all started…
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 22:06
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Bass & Vocals, "Twangs of Desire", 1990.

That is all.
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 22:31
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Now back to playing solo in my bedroom… where it all started…
Me too. I was formerly what I would assess as a pretty good rotten alto sax player. I could give you notes, or I could give you rhythm, and occasionally both at the same time.

We had a cat Kasimir at that time, and he found my music sheer delight. He would sit on the window-sill, in a hypnotic trance. It was good to have an appreciative audience, however humble. He did not have to sit there. It was entirely voluntary. To the eyes of other sax-lovers I could bring salt tears. The only combo that would have me was infested by a lady clarinet player, and she was a pretty rotten rotten clarinet player, below even my standards. That was a common condition among lady clarinet players. Awful, really.

For various reasons I laid the horn aside for ten years, but last week I went back for my first refresher lesson. Kasimir is dead, and Leo the neighbour's cat
took off like a shot when I dribbled through a trial G7. Practice lies ahead.
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Old 7th Apr 2009, 22:57
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Ok...........here goes..
1980-82 - The Slides (All a bit Mod-ish) Vocals
1982-84 - Terminal Two ( Thought we were Duran Duran...) Vocals/Guitar
1984-85 - Terra Nova ( Nowt new about the crap we were playing !)

and, finally...

1992 - present......
The Chimney Fish....(cos we smoke like chimneys and drink like.....well, you get the picture) Vocals/guitar chimneyfish !
We used to be called the Mother Funkin' blues band, but had a few complaints over the posters !
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 07:14
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I pleayed lead guitar in "The Veeble Peeple" in Leicestershire 1965-66.

Derivation: Mad Magazine.

But great fun ! Oh and before that, lead guitar in "Gary and The Midnights" around Narborough and Enderby, Leics.
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 07:26
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I knew of someone who played in "The Four Skins".....
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 07:45
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Legend has it that there's some fella on here in a combo called "Iron Maiden" or some such. Can't believe it'll amount to anything with a name like that....
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 08:10
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Vocals & guitar. Brodie, then Shifting Steel.
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 08:53
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"Brian Westlake's New Messiahs".
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 09:02
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"Now back to playing solo in my bedroom… where it all started…"

Please don't tell us that you are an organist
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 09:20
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Wet Cherry... nuff said.
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 09:22
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Still doin it so I'd better maintain a dignified silence
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 09:24
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My dad was in a band called the Symbolics. He would come on stage and introduce himself by saying; 'I'm Sym and these....'

He still thought that was funny thirty years after the fact.
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"The Etcetera" any good?
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 10:54
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"The Consuls"

We had a popular local band called "The Zephyrs" and another not so popular called "The Zodiacs"

You need to know your old Ford motor cars to understand. Anyhow, we thought it was original.
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 10:56
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We had a Consul & a Zodiac. Them were the days. The Zodiac as I recall was a proper s***box & me dad used to call the Consul the submarine, on account you couldn't see out of it. Good onya Blacksheep, you just took me back to my childhood for a minute there.
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 11:48
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I saw a Zodiac being restored when having my exhaust replaced only last week:

also, in keeping with the thread, had two 'virtual' bands - in as much as we never went public!!:
1966: Bacon Feet Ramesey's Doolaly Ensemble (early copy of Bonzo Dog)

1970: IVB - Intermediate Vector Boson (playing 'heavy' music)

Oh, the shame...
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I saw a Zodiac being restored when having my exhaust replaced only last week:
Can you sit down yet?
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 14:47
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Two bands I was involved with as a bass player back in the late 70s early 80s, Sterile Androids of Mass Production, and Dead Heroes. Both very loud and fast punk bands. Those were the days...
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Old 8th Apr 2009, 15:16
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Bass guitar in school band 'Argus Tuft', 1971 to later in 1971.

No-one else could play bass and neither could I. We were best known for our horrible version of 'First of May' by the Bee Gees. Our end of evening 'slow number' was also 'First of May' played even more slowly.

Ignored by the critics, and with our only groupie the drummer's sister, the band drifted apart before any actual recording took place. A tragic loss to the world of popular music...

Perhaps we should have tried country, or techno.

At this point, no reunion has been considered. The other band members and I simply ask that the public continues to respect our privacy.

Also played the washboard once for the 'Moonshine Jug and String Band' when the real washboardist could neither speak nor play his instrument.

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