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WE ARE CURRENTLY SANS TRUMPET SO I'VE BEEN FILLING IN HUGH LAURIE STYLE
ADRIAN WAS IN A BAND CALLED MOONPOOL BACK IN YATELY. THEY WERE VERY GOOD ALTHOUGH THEIR VERSION OF ALONEAGAINOR ALWAYS SOUNDED TOO MUCH LIKE THE DAMNED'S VERSION TO ME. ALEX GIGGED ROUND AND ABOUT EAST ANGLIA WITH HEAVY LOAD FOR A VERY LONG TIME DOING COVERS OF FIRE AND WHITE ROOM. CHRIS WAS IN SPINY NORMAN BACK IN HIS GOTH DAYS BEFORE MOVING TO CAMBRIDGE WHERE HIM AND A MATE GOT A BAND TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY FELT SORRY FOR THE ORGANISERS OF THE BAND COMPETITION WHICH HAD NO ENTRANTS. THAT'S WHERE I COME IN: THEY NEEDED A SINGER, I NEEDED A BAND. ALTHOUGH I HAD BEEN SINGING BYRDS COVERS WITH ADRIAN FOR A WHILE PREVIOUSLY, IT WAS TIME FOR BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS.
It is nineteenseventye-dye. You are sitting in a cow-filled field in the middle of nowhere, gazing blankly at a stage set up on the back of a flat-bed truck while a bunch of hairy wankers in horrendous shirts drool over each other's major Aeolians. You are beginning to think that a key of hash isn't going to be enough and you might have to start smoking your plimsolls. An hour and three-quarters of a shoe later, thank Christ, The Zany And Incredibly Zany Jug Band Extravaganzany stop. Even the cows look relieved. Wow, this sole is good stuff, you could swear that Friesian is eyeing you up. What? Oh another band. You squint at the hand-painted sign in the distance. Bouvier. You take another toke on the pump. Wow, this band is good stuff. Is she really singing "how can you treat me like a pig in a blanket?" She is, and did she follow it up with "sometimes you treat me like I'm just a psycho" while veering between sweet, sweet folk music and splenetic rocking out? She did and then she lashed out "I'm not taking any more shit from you!" This is a wonderful noise. You haven't heard anything this good since David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name album. You hope this isn't hallucination at the onset of rubber poisoning. It isn't. (Although you do later get off with the cow.) (Careless Talk Costs Lives)
Strengths and Weaknesses:
STRENGTHS: ALEX'S HAIR (RAPUNZEL WOULD HAVE MADE GOOD USE OF IT); YORKSHIRE BLUNTNESS; EBOW; THE ABILITY TO LEARN SONGS WITH EIGHT DIFFERENT TIME SIGNATURES IN THEM.
WEAKNESSES: TOO STINGY TO BUY BEER TO TAKE TO REHEARSALS; ARTISTIC INTEGRITY
BOUVIER, 106 THODAY STREET, CAMBRIDGE, CB1 3AX ROSEMARYHELL@YAHOO.CO.UK http://homepage.mac.com/mrs_bouvier/
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