Friday, July 23, 2010

knee jerk 001 - zip up your boots for the show bands


This compilation was put together when a big music business seminar came to town. It features all the bands that blunt worked with and many more.
The only thing I remember about it was a few gigs on a boat moored outside The Funnel where I met the A&R man who signed Pet Lamb and Wormhole to Roadrunner Records. He had moved on to greener pastures by then. The cover was done by Niall McCormack.I like to believe U2 got the name for their song "Zip Up Your Boots" when Eno played them a copy of this one day in Marrakesh in an attempt to inspire them.

Download: zip yourself up

6 comments:

  1. Remember it well. Getting to the boat shortly after Pet Lamb had finished that is.

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  2. i have a few photos of that gig on the boat outside The Funnel,it was just after james left i forgot the guy who replaced him,not lacey

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  3. yeah. It was Alan Murphy from Venus Envy on drums. If you send me the pics Trig I'll post them.

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  4. We ran 2 gigs in the Attic that weekend. By we I think I mean Dead Elvis Lot and Dan Oggly. Just not sure if Dan helped with gig or no - the cd was a co-op venture between us. Og got a substantial amount of dollars off the Irish Trade Board of all people which explains that wierd credit. Dan I'm pretty certain made up the one off label name. Can't remember lineups of the two gigs but was lot of Dead Elvis involved - definitely Wormhole - definitely Rumble. This comp was free with entry fee. Vividly remember meeting Stuart from Mogwai there. He was mad into Wormhole and in process of getting Mogwai really up and running. Not 100% about this as we bumped into him a good few times in that period as we used to stay with 'rock action'/'Pilotcan' guy Ciaran in Edinburgh when gigging there around that time. Heard Mogwai's first single hot off presses in his flat on maybe our 2nd visit there. Wormhole played an incredible heavy gig in Attic that weekend lit only by one of those rotating (red) cop lanterns.

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  5. First Dead Elvis, now this - I'm in heaven.

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