The Bootleg Beatles/Stones/Monkees/Jam/ Clash/Amy Winehouse/Eddie Floyd/Etc.

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Did a gig
We did a gig. The 6 Music house band, who now seem to be officially called Totalshambles, made their all-in-black live debut on Wednesday night at the BBC Club. Between 6pm and 7pm, as a warm-up for the 6 Music party and pop quiz, we rattled through 20th Century Boy, Rehab, I’m A Believer, Town Called Malice, Knock On Wood, White Man In Hammersmith Palais, Folsom Prison Blues (guest vocalist: Mr Frank Wilson!), Respect, Mr Blue Sky (guest bassist, because Mark had to leave early to sort out the quiz, Mr Tom Robinson, called up from the audience), Sympathy For The Devil and, as an impromptu, unrehearsed, spur-of-the-moment encore, 2-4-6-8 Motorway, with Tom on vocals. It was a blast. (You realise I have now played the drums with Tom Robinson and Cud.) Many photographs were taken by Zoe, who takes all those nice pics of the bands in the Hub, but all except one of Jim looking like he’s in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest were lost during a power cut on Thursday morning. Boo! Thankfully, Lauren took a few, and these are the best two, even though you can’t see me in the one above because of the speaker. The gig was recorded for posterity and a bootleg is already doing the rounds. Those who thought we’d be shit, including us, were pleasantly surprised – that’s all I’ll say. Steve Lamacq, in the spirit of the season, played a track out in his Unsigned Band slot yesterday and Gid and I did a phoner (I was in Northampton at my Mum and Dad’s, delivering presents). It’s all very exciting. Here’s a photo where you can see me – another reminder that being the drummer means:

a) You get really hot
b) You have to spend ages packing your stuff away afterwards while the guitarists get all the groupies
c) You look rubbish in live photos

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Jim’s not smoking a fag, he’s smoking a kazoo, by the way.

Visit our MySpace page, for no reasons whatsoever. As soon as we work out how, we’ll put some bootleg tracks up there, but bear with us.

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Just received this very short video clip from Lauren:

20 thoughts on “The Bootleg Beatles/Stones/Monkees/Jam/ Clash/Amy Winehouse/Eddie Floyd/Etc.

  1. Hi AndrewWould love to hear the bootleg. Can’t wait to hear your version of ‘Mr Blue Sky’.Thanks very much for spending the time to pull together this blog during the year, as it really makes for a crackin’read. I hope that you and yours have a smashing Christmas and New Year.All the bestDoug.

  2. Hi AndrewWould love to hear the bootleg. Can’t wait to hear your version of ‘Mr Blue Sky’.Thanks very much for spending the time to pull together this blog during the year, as it really makes for a crackin’read. I hope that you and yours have a smashing Christmas and New Year.All the bestDoug.

  3. Seasons greetings to one and all and echoing Doug’s point about a crackin’read. As an expat Andrew’s blog has kept me in the cultural loop (Perth is somewhat isolated!) so to speak and hopefully prepared me for a return to the UK in 2007. Happy Hogmanay.CheersAl

  4. Seasons greetings to one and all and echoing Doug’s point about a crackin’read. As an expat Andrew’s blog has kept me in the cultural loop (Perth is somewhat isolated!) so to speak and hopefully prepared me for a return to the UK in 2007. Happy Hogmanay.CheersAl

  5. Don’t want to suggest anything but Richard’s programme is already available to listen to again and yet the previous week’s never was. Wondered if it was because of the Chris Rea play (but if you can’t play it at Chrismas when can you?) Anyway, Happy Chrismas/Christmas to my favourite website.

  6. Don’t want to suggest anything but Richard’s programme is already available to listen to again and yet the previous week’s never was. Wondered if it was because of the Chris Rea play (but if you can’t play it at Chrismas when can you?) Anyway, Happy Chrismas/Christmas to my favourite website.

  7. Heard the track on Steve Lamacq’s show. You were better than The Clash. You can use that on the posters if you like (although I don’t rate The Clash much).

  8. Heard the track on Steve Lamacq’s show. You were better than The Clash. You can use that on the posters if you like (although I don’t rate The Clash much).

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