WAY OF THE WOMB 01/04/10

Posted in Mutant Music on March 11, 2010 by SMW

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Adopted As Holograph / Mutant Music 21/08/09

Posted in Bootlegs / Free Downloads, Mutant Music on August 28, 2009 by SMW

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Image by Stewart Swan

Friday 21/08/09 was the final Mutant Music at The Flying Duck. The fantastic Adopted As Holograph filled in at the last minute for Jacob Yates And The Pearly Gate Lock Pickers who were unable to perform. Here they are with a wee word and an exclusive download from their Kitchen Bar set at Mutant Music.

“Our first time in the kitchen was a pleasure. Hot tunes, a warm atmosphere and plenty of cold, cold beer.

This is a wee ditty ’bout a soldier who decided to become a woman – true story!

Sex Change Soldier (live at Mutant Music) (mp3)

Thanks to Splendid Dead Collective for having us!”

Adopted As Holograph

You can catch Adopted As Holograph at Brel, Glasgow on 24/09/09 and at The Captain’s Rest, Glasgow on 16/09/09.

www.myspace.com/adoptedasholograph

The Paraffins: Mutant Music Session

Posted in Bootlegs / Free Downloads, Mutant Music on August 20, 2009 by SMW

If you missed The Paraffins when they played at Mutant Music last month, never fear because Billy Paraffin has recorded a special Mutant Music session exclusively for splendiddead.com.

Paraffins 1The four tracks were “All first takes, quickly taped on an ancient 8-track cassette machine. Recorded in a rusty, corrugated iron shed in darkest Ayrshire one sweaty afternoon in July 2009 for Mutant Music.”

Paraffins 2

Life’s Too Beautiful (mp3)

Fascination (mp3)

People Like You (mp3)

No One Can Stop The Magic Runner (mp3)

Paraffins 3If you’re in Berlin then you can catch The Paraffins there, at Madame Claude, on 29/08/09. Meanwhile, the final ever Mutant Music at The Flying Duck, Glasgow takes place Friday 21/08/09, doors at 8pm.

www.myspace.com/theparaffins

Duckstock 16/08/09 Playlist: “I’m gonna change chords but I’m not gonna tell you when.”

Posted in Mutant Music on August 17, 2009 by SMW
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Here are the songs Sean played at Duckstock, The Flying Duck’s Woodstock 40th Anniversary party (not the party for naked slip n’ sliders). This took place 18.30-20.00 in the Kitchen bar.

01) ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ Mike Batt (Moog At The Movies)
02) ‘Love Theme From The Godfather’ Hugo Montenegro (Moog Madness)
03) ‘Let The Sunshine In’ Bobby Byrne (Electric Hair)
04) ‘Fantasies’ Silver Apples (Contact)
05) ‘Streets Of Calcutta’ Ananda Shankar (Ananda Shankar And His Music)
06) ‘Tears’ Giorgio Moroder (Son of My Father)
07) ‘Bummer In The Summer’ Love (Forever Changes)
08) ‘House Of The Rising Sun’ Ye Olde Moog (Synthesonic Sounds)
09) ‘The Green Leaves of Summer’ Dimitri Tiomkin (The Alamo OST)
10) ‘Holy Are You’ The Electric Prunes (Release Of An Oath)
11) ‘Pinball Wizard’ Joe Renzetti & Tony Luisi (Electric Tommy)
12) ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’ John Keating (Space Experience 2)
13) ‘The Unexplained’ Ataraxia (The Unexplained)
14) ‘Stand!’ Sly & The Family Stone (Stand!)
15) ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ Ananda Shankar (Sitar Meets Moog)
16) ‘Cosmic Daddy’ Venus Gang (Galactic Soul)
17) ‘Magic Fly’ Space (Magic Fly)
18) ‘I’m an Indian, Too’ Don Armando’s 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band
19) ‘Give It Up Or Turn It Loose’ Dick Hyman (Moog: The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman)
20) ‘Star Spangled Soul’ Keith Droste (Big Band Moog)
21) ‘Pop Corn’ Gershon Kingsley (Music To Moog By)
22) ‘Terminator Benelux’ Vitalic (Disco Terminateur EP)
23) ‘Release the Beast’ Den Haan

More mutant music at the final Mutant Music @ The Flying Duck on Friday 21/08/09.

Chris Devotion / Mutant Music 17/07/09

Posted in Bootlegs / Free Downloads, Mutant Music, The Elvis Suicide on August 4, 2009 by SMW
Hello there, how are you? Oh well, I am sure it will clear up.  Anyway here is the set I played at the penultimate Mutant Music at The Flying Duck.
I hardly ever do acoustic gigs, mostly I spend my time owning stages with my rock and roll band The Elvis Suicide.  However, now and again duty calls (like my set at the Springsteen night for Splendid Dead) and when duty calls, Devotion answers. Or lets it go to voicemail, it all depends how I’m feeling.
Whenever I pull out old glory (that’s my acoustic guitar, not my penis, I call him “The Captain”) it’s usually because I feel inspired by the greats of country music (Williams, Cash, Cyrus).
Of course, when I wrote down the set list for this gig I realised that the above routine leads to a wrist-slashing smorgasbord of misery-guts songs, with a subject matter that ranges from death, woman troubles, getting stuck talking to annoying cunts at parties, woman troubles, economic woes, woman troubles and the process of writing songs (about woman troubles).
Basically the stuff that all the best songs are written about.
Enjoy.
When I’m Gone
Center Of Attention
Broken Man
This Must Be A Dream
Let Down
I Aint Got No Home
That Look In Your Eye
(Please) Dont Go!
Everybody Knows That I Like A Good Time
Song For A Girl
Going Back To Loneliness
You Shouldn’t Be With Him, You Should Be With Me
Don’t Worry Honey, We Can Still Be Friends
Slippin’ And Slidin’
Chris Devotion sings words and plays music in The Elvis Suicide, the finest Rock and Roll Band in the known universe.
Chri

Elvissuicide

Chris Devotion of The Elvis Suicide played at Mutant Music @ The Flying Duck on Friday 17/07/09. We taped his set and blackmailed him into writing this for us:

Hello there, how are you? Oh well, I am sure it will clear up.  Anyway here is the set I played at the penultimate Mutant Music at The Flying Duck.

I hardly ever do acoustic gigs, mostly I spend my time owning stages with my rock and roll band The Elvis Suicide.  However, now and again duty calls (like my set at the Springsteen night for Splendid Dead) and when duty calls, Devotion answers. Or lets it go to voicemail, it all depends how I’m feeling.

Whenever I pull out old glory (that’s my acoustic guitar, not my penis, I call him “The Captain”) it’s usually because I feel inspired by the greats of country music (Williams, Cash, Cyrus).

Of course, when I wrote down the set list for this gig I realised that the above routine leads to a wrist-slashing smorgasbord of misery-guts songs, with a subject matter that ranges from death, woman troubles, getting stuck talking to annoying cunts at parties, woman troubles, economic woes, woman troubles and the process of writing songs (about woman troubles).

Basically the stuff that all the best songs are written about.

Enjoy.

When I’m Gone (mp3)

Center Of Attention (mp3)

Broken Man (mp3)

This Must Be A Dream (mp3)

Let Down (mp3)

I Ain’t Got No Home (mp3)

That Look In Your Eye (mp3)

(Please) Don’t Go! (mp3)

Everybody Knows That I Like A Good A Time (mp3)

Song For A Girl (mp3)

Going Back To Loneliness (mp3)

You Shouldn’t Be With Him, You Should Be With Me (mp3)

Don’t Worry Honey, We Can Still Be Friends (mp3)

Slippin’ And Slidin’ (mp3)

Chris Devotion sings words and plays music in The Elvis Suicide, the finest Rock and Roll Band in the known universe. You can see him solo at Dirty Martinis, Kilmarnock on 08/08/09 and with The Elvis Suicide at The Captain’s Rest, Glasgow on 20/08/09 and at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh on 21/08/09.

www.myspace.com/theelvissuicide

Gash Import “Geordie Menopause” single

Posted in Bootlegs / Free Downloads, Gash Import, Messrs on August 2, 2009 by SMW

SingleArt

http://www.mediafire.com/?lc210admvir

Copy and paste the above URL to download our single!

Gash Import are preparing for their final show (at Blood Club @ The Flying Duck, Glasgow, 02/09/09). Messrs are responsible for the Energy Gash remix. You can also grab Gash Import’s remix of Messrs’ I’m On Fire, right here:

Messy Gash Daddy Fire (mp3)

www.myspace.com/gashimport
www.myspace.com/messrs

Dirty Does The Boss

Posted in Bootlegs / Free Downloads, Messrs on July 31, 2009 by SMW
I am sitting at the very back of Hampden Park, site of some of the greatest and some of the worst moments in my short life. And Bon Jovi concerts. Lots of them. Anyways, so I’m in row Q at the arse end of the stadium watching a slew of ants dancing around a stage very…very….slowly and they appear to be playing Bruce Springsteen songs. They start off with Badlands which sounds a zillion times better live than on record cos Ant-Bruce doesn’t sing like he’s had a surprise anal intrusion.So, yeah the ants sound pretty good – even if the sound reverberates of the stadium walls creating a weird echo sound that makes some songs almost unrecognisable (as opposed to the songs which were unrecognisable due to me not knowing them, of which there were a few)
So the ants…actually, I’m giving up on this “ants” thing, it’s prbably not that funny and I’ve got my point across – I was far away and stadiums suck. The set list was gargantuan, 3 bloody hours he played and he didn’t even do Glory Days. or I’m on Fire. Or Streets of Philadelphia. or Secret Garden. Or No Surrender (ok maybe not the best song to play in Glasgow but still) Instead we got Outlaw fucking Pete, one of the shiteous tracks on the new record but at least he didnt play that one about the supermarket woman, I’d have stormed out then and there £65 ticket or no £65 ticket. Speaking of which, the cheapest t-shirt was £22 – Bruce, buddy, you’re “the Boss” champion of the working man and we have to shell out ludicrous amounts for crappy merch with your face on it? £15 for a cd I can get for £7 in Tesco? Poor show sir, poor show.
Dancing in the Dark was amazing, Atlantic City was majestic and The River was possibly the best thing that ever happened in Hampden, even better than when we beat the French. However, palying a cover of Twist & Shout at the end might have made the drunk middle aged women all over the place happy but it was atrocious, cheesy and not what i expect a Bruce frickin’ Springsteen concert to finish on. In fact, most people were convinced it wasn’t the end – I must have heard a thousand people say “he didnae play Born in The USA, that’s pish” as I left the stadium surrounded by drunk baby boomers, curious teenagers and indifferent musos. Of course, he never plays that but this wasn’t a show for hardcore E Street fans, but for everyone who stopped listening in the 80s and those who thought it was cool to go.
I must also briefly say that, while it was cool to hear the crowd cheer every time Clarence played a note on sax there was hardly any love for Nils Lofgren who was afr and away the best musician on display that night. I kinda wanted him to take centre stage and play Secrets in the Street (if you havent heard it please do yourself a favour and check it out it’s got everything you’d ever want in a song) but he didn’t. Little Stevie didnt get the crowd adulation I was expecting. guess no one in Glasgow remembers the Sopranos. I still love you Silvio.
It’s great to say i’ve seen him but, to be honest, I actually enjoyed watching him on a big screen in my house more than watching him on a screen in a stadium full of twats. The sound was better and the beer was cheaper.
Meh. I’m done.MDre

Dirty Panic

Messrs frontman Dirty Mac attended Bruce Springsteen’s recent Hampden concert and also played Splendid Dead’s Springsteen tribute night, so who better to post a review two weeks too late alongside another track from Messrs’s soon to be released BOSS-ANOVA EP? Here they are:

Streets Of Philadelphia (mp3)

I am sitting at the very back of Hampden Park, site of some of the greatest and some of the worst moments in my short life. And Bon Jovi concerts. Lots of them. Anyways, so I’m in row Q at the arse end of the stadium watching a slew of ants dancing around a stage very…very….slowly and they appear to be playing Bruce Springsteen songs. They start off with Badlands which sounds a zillion times better live than on record cos Ant-Bruce doesn’t sing like he’s had a surprise anal intrusion.So, yeah the ants sound pretty good – even if the sound reverberates of the stadium walls creating a weird echo sound that makes some songs almost unrecognisable (as opposed to the songs which were unrecognisable due to me not knowing them, of which there were a few)

So the ants…actually, I’m giving up on this “ants” thing, it’s probably not that funny and I’ve got my point across – I was far away and stadiums suck. The set list was gargantuan, 3 bloody hours he played and he didn’t even do Glory Days. or I’m on Fire. Or Streets of Philadelphia. or Secret Garden. Or No Surrender (ok maybe not the best song to play in Glasgow but still) Instead we got Outlaw fucking Pete, one of the shiteous tracks on the new record but at least he didnt play that one about the supermarket woman, I’d have stormed out then and there £65 ticket or no £65 ticket. Speaking of which, the cheapest t-shirt was £22 – Bruce, buddy, you’re “the Boss” champion of the working man and we have to shell out ludicrous amounts for crappy merch with your face on it? £15 for a cd I can get for £7 in Tesco? Poor show sir, poor show.

Dancing in the Dark was amazing, Atlantic City was majestic and The River was possibly the best thing that ever happened in Hampden, even better than when we beat the French. However, playing a cover of Twist & Shout at the end might have made the drunk middle aged women all over the place happy but it was atrocious, cheesy and not what I expect a Bruce frickin’ Springsteen concert to finish on. In fact, most people were convinced it wasn’t the end – I must have heard a thousand people say “he didnae play Born in The USA, that’s pish” as I left the stadium surrounded by drunk baby boomers, curious teenagers and indifferent musos. Of course, he never plays that but this wasn’t a show for hardcore E Street fans, but for everyone who stopped listening in the 80s and those who thought it was cool to go.

I must also briefly say that, while it was cool to hear the crowd cheer every time Clarence played a note on sax there was hardly any love for Nils Lofgren who was far and away the best musician on display that night. I kinda wanted him to take centre stage and play Secrets in the Street (if you havent heard it please do yourself a favour and check it out it’s got everything you’d ever want in a song) but he didn’t. Little Stevie didnt get the crowd adulation I was expecting. Guess no one in Glasgow remembers The Sopranos. I still love you Silvio.

It’s great to say i’ve seen him but, to be honest, I actually enjoyed watching him on a big screen in my house more than watching him on a screen in a stadium full of twats. The sound was better and the beer was cheaper.

Meh. I’m done.

Dirty Mac is the singing half of Messrs. Their BOSS-ANOVA EP is forthcoming in 2009, as are their YKINOK and LIVE DUDITY EPs.

www.myspace.com/messrs