There’s some new songs on the way. Have a look at what Robbie has to say about them.
Good to see your back ! Saw the band many times & was pleased to find your old site a while back . Appreciate being able to download the old albums , long since lost or broken .
Good luck with the future.
Where did you see the band Phil?
Mostly at the Dale but also the Shepherds in Union St. & varios other pubs & clubs , regular haunts included the Dale ,Black Horse , Labour Club in Seacombe ,
Sir James , Peepers & the Empress amongst others.
A different band nearly every night of the week.
Local pirate stations like MAR & Veronica supported the local music scene , advertising gigs & playing their music .
If you were a regular ay all those places (the Dale in particular) we probably know each other – by sight, if nothing else.
Who else do you remember from that time? I was a big fan of Thunderboots and also Sneex (or however it was spelt).
Dick Smith Band – Politburo – Alternative Radio – Engine – Hoi Polloi – Attempted Moustache – Cook Da Books – Thin Edge Of The Wedge – Street Legal – Afraid Of Mice – No Exit , many others whose names I no longer remember . The Dale was probably the best place to see live music back then & no doubt we must have seen each other around .
Attempted Moustache, brilliant! Well remembered.
Main memory of Attempted Moustache is of the singer wearing (the outer case)a tele on his head !
I seem to remember him singing a song through some wooden bars, maybe the cut-up side of a cot, as if he was in prison.
I’d forgotten all about them.
My god this site brings back memories.I used to go and see the lessons quite a lot mainly in the dale.I remember seeing Attempted Moustache too, the singer indeed had a telly on his head he was also in a wheelchair ,That was in the shepherds rest. Mr.Zero and Experimental Gardens were also faves of mine wallasey used to be great for live music…
The Dale was like a local music club, wasn’t it? Wallasey’s own little Eric’s!
All this has brought back a lot of memories but some names escape me ,what was the name of the group whose male vocalist used to do a monologue , complete with sound effects,called ‘The Small Room’? Think they may have been from Ellesmere Port & had a girl singer ,Josie?
Oh you’ve got me there. I should remember their name because I really liked them. I think you’re right about “The Small Room”. Another one was “Johnny’s Back From Africa”. Excellent stuff.
I’ll have to ask some friends about their name.
How about The Snipe?
That’s the band ! Great memory,don’t think they ever recorded anything , mores the pity.
I can’t claim to have remembered. I had to ask a friend I used to drink with in the Dale. Since I asked some of my other friends have popped up with info. Apparently The Snipe used to sell cassettes. So there may be some recordings out there somewhere.
If that’s the case hopefully someone will come across a tape & post it somewhere.
I’ve been told that I had a copy of one of the tapes. I’ve no recollection of this so I’m going to have to do some digging.
Get digging,if you find it I’ll be more than happy to buy you a pint or two !
Don’t hold your breath, I’m not sure I did have a copy and no idea where it is if I have!
Just a quick visit to wish you all the best this Christmas & the New Year .
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
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