Well we made it! It’s been a hectic 36 hours or so via planes trains and automobiles, but myself and a few colleagues met up with those who’d already flown out to our Johannesburg base first thing this morning. Despite the BA strike still being in effect, out plane left Heathrow pretty much on schedule, and with a full compliment of crew – even though some of the lads were gutted that we had male stewards in our section in the absence of any working trolley dollies.
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**I've already had questions sent to me about the origins of some of the tunes you can hear on the musician page, which is currently under construction and being tweaked to make it the best it can be. So meantime, the blurb below gives you both an idea of how I came to record this stuff, as well as who it was recorded with and when. Read on....**
ORIGINAL MATERIAL & TRIBUTE BANDS
Since around 1985 I’ve been playing drums or guitar in one band or another.
How I love shuffle mode on the ipod. It doubtless knackers your hard drive over time, but what it gives you in return is the chance of being instantly transported back to a place & time you didn’t expect to revisit when you stuck the earphones in.
Tonight was a classic case in point, as the first track up as I came home on the train from London was an obscure track called “Unchain The Night” from the equally obscure 80’s metal band Dokken.
I’m a bit surprised I’m able to type this morning as I travel down to talkSPORT towers on the train – I should be more hungover than this considering I don’t drink often and yet I had about 6 or 7 pints last night…and a sambuca (thankfully not flaming).
So Ollie and Blackpool DID make it after all!! Deservedly so? Possibly, but Cardiff contributed so much to that gripping play-off final - it’d be scandalous for Dave Jones to be overlooked by the club’s new board and not be allowed to continue as manager.
Recorded at Coach House Studios, Lichfield 1989 produced by Rob Hall. John McGrath (Vocals), Graham Ettrick (Guitars/Vox), Dave Meehan (Guitars), Paul Glover (Bass/Vox), Ian Danter (Drums/Vox)
Recorded at Arkham Studios, Birmingham in 2007 – produced by Alex Cooper. Ash Brookes (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Gary Piears-Banton (Bass/Vox), Trevor Lynn (Lead Guitars) Ian Danter (Drums/Vox)
Recorded 1994 at The Farm Studios, Monmouth produced by Ron Rogers. Mikey Evans (Vocals), Nailz (Guitars/Vox), Jon Everitt (Bass), Ian Danter (Drums/Vox)
Recorded live in concert at JB’s Dudley in 1997 – engineered by Phil Docker. John McGrath (Vocals), Dave Meehan (Guitars), Ian Morton (Bass/Vox), Kev Billington (Keyboards/Vox), Ian Danter (Drums/Vox)