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Were bloody good, weren't they?
^sounds like a very good gig.
be releasing a kind of tidy up album to gather together all the remaining tracks , b-sides, extras not on the album or any singles...
not heard anything about that on a while tho
It's been almost 8 months since they split and said they planned to release this but there's no myspace blog or anything about it since. It should be interesting given the DiS interview which said that they had a load of album material written and has also announced Bring Me Back a Smoking Gun as their next single to be released in August. It'd be awesome if they stuck some stuff like that on this compilation.
They had some ace b-sides alright, not least the Mother Position.
in a suport slot with Shut Your Eyes and You Will Burst Into Flames and Forward Russia. All of which were wicked bands and all of which have kind of stopped doing anything for the moment anyway.
I was only just getting over the This Et Al split when my favourite band ever (FR) decided to call it a day for a while!
I only managed to see them the once, they were playing with Kontakte and Redjetson at The Luminaire in London and they were fantastic.
To soften the crushing disappointment I've been desperatly trying to get hold of any of their older material that I'd not heard, unfortunately aside from alluding to this "B-Sides/Rarities" idea when they split, bugger all news seems to be forthcoming (I do have a plan to see Dinosaur Pile-Up, abduct and torture information from Steve Wilson, but apparently there are some legal issues involved with such an act?!).
From what I can find out, I've got eveything commited to recording with the exception of Template, Rotary Queen, Mother Was A Vulture, Police Officer and Common Science, all of which I have yet to hear and thanks to the stunning lack of any TEA forums/fansites, am sadly unlikely to hear anytime soon. I have got an acoustic version of Sabbatical (which is feckin' awesome), can't remember where the hell it came from though (there's dialogue at the start from Wu saying something about an acoustic session for 'The Selector', whatever that was).
Don't suppose anyone knows if there's anything else I'm missing (or for that matter, where the hell I could buy this gubbins from?).
At least ¡Forward, Russia! will be back at some point, "hiatus" is a dirty word but it's not as filthy as "split", and I Concur are going some way to filling the This Et Al shaped hole in my heart.
and messaged "Gav Gusher" and ask him as he was the original bass player. I'm sure he'll have the old recordings somewhere
will get on it.
I think I have most of the b-sides.
I must re-iterate this, TEA going out when they did was made so much more depressing by the fact that The Figure Eight EP was, imo, their best collection of songs ever. At least they went out on a high, but given that there was a single in the offing (Bring Me Back a Smoking Gun was announced in a press release as the first single off the album for release in August 08), it's fairly clear that there was so much of this material that might never see the light of day, and is probably better than the Baby Machine stuff, I would imagine anyway.
Ice Age is an absolute barn-stormer of a track.
definitely one of my favourites
they were amazing, who/what went on to be in other bands? Are Dinosaur Pile Up involved?
...now drums for Dinosaur Pile-Up, don't know what the other members have gone on to do.
That's two things I need to whinge to Dinosaur Pile-Up about though, as I'm gutted that Mother Vulpine is no more. I did chat briefly to Tom from Pulled Apart By Horses when they were playing at the ICA and apparently there's a ton of Vulpine demos that have never seen the light of day.
He said the other members of This Et Al have confirmed nothing yet.
Incidentally, Whiskas has joined Duels. Now I'm just waiting for two of my favourite vocalists to get up off their arses and play in bands- Tom Woodehead and Wu.
...Wu's working on some more piano-based stuff but it will probably be a while before he emerges, whilst Gav is now in 'Mercia Drift' (www.myspace.com/merciadrift) who are working on their first album and are currently playing the following dates:
27 Feb 2009 >> ’Burn Down The Disco’ @ The Lucorum, Barnsley
6 Mar 2009 >> The Cockpit (supporting General Fiasco), Leeds
7 Mar 2009 >> Box with Airspiel, Glasgow
20 Mar 2009 >> The Elbow Room with Dead Bells, Leeds
28 Mar 2009 >> Josephs Well supporting Air Cav, Leeds
3 Apr 2009 >> Escobar (supporting New Adventures), Wakefield
8 Apr 2009 >> Club Fandango @ 229, London
2 May 2009 >> Escobar (supporting Amusement Parks On Fire), Wakefield
I've pencilled the London date in my calendar, but I god-damn wish I lived up North as that Amusement Parks gig looks pretty sweet.
I'd love to see Tom put out some more Anteater stuff, I asked him about it when ¡FR! played Borderline a while back and he said that he'd had some interest from Japan in putting an album out but aside from a few shows here and there nothing else is on the cards.
performed the songs 'Living On A Prayer' and 'Beat It' onstage at Leicester Firebug in a Guitar Hero World Tour competition the weekend before last. I played Guitar. Yus!
The mere thought of that is making me guffaw.
and John of Maybeshewill played bass.
We still got obliterated by a bunch of odd balls whod made t-shirts for their 'band'.
...to have created a wave of people convinced that playing "Simon Says" on a guitar-shaped toy is an acceptable substitute for actual talent, hard work and graft.
Great fun, though.
had a t-shirt on, and came over to me and said 'we totally beat you' to which I said 'yeah, you did, fair play, we're a bit useless to be fair'. To which she said 'Yeah well its the fun that counts innit.....*perfectly timed pause*....but you can only say that when you win' and I was suitably pwned.
Tom singing Living On A Prayer will remain with me for life.
...some people really do take things to seriously. I can't chastise too much, I once punched a good friend after he beat me at Subbutteo.
There's probably no song in existence that couldn't be improved by allowing Senor Woodhead to take up the mic. My personal vote would be for Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time'.
I have no idea how this website works (think it links to iTunes somehow but I can't use that as I'm at work, GRR!), but there's 3 tracks on there that I've never even heard of. Does anyone know is these are just ridculously old or where they possibly intended for the second album?
A Letter To The Most Real
My Ally the Infant
We Have Methods
a very long time ago before anyone cared about them?
i think those songs are off that.