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« on: August 19, 2018, 09:32:15 AM »
Happi Müller, indeed a familiar name when it comes to cover artwork (didn't he play bass on one of the albums too?)...

For those of you not watching the front page...

Well I did watch it from time to time, but not today.  :)

World Chat / Re: Rat Scabies solo album PHD
« on: August 17, 2018, 06:07:27 PM »
Lengthy interview with Rat. Not sure if all the facts are 100% ("abandoned as a baby"? - never heard that one), but it's a fun read.
PKM: Have you ever met Ginger Baker?

Rat Scabies: Actually, a friend of mine is his roadie and I fill in when he can’t do it. So I set up Ginger’s drums regularly. It’s great because I’ve been watching Ginger play since I was fifteen.

PKM: So you obviously get on with him well.

Rat Scabies: No. I don’t think anyone does really. Haha! I was interviewed in his documentary and they cut me from it because I was the only one to say nice things. So I thought it was a bit unfair to him. The thing that Ginger did was bring African music to Europe. He went to Africa just to learn about African rhythms and how that music worked. He was the first person to do that in the early 1970’s. He nearly got shot for supporting a revolution and nobody is interested in that, they are only interested in him being a cunt.

That part was quite interesting as I'd watched that doc a while ago... had no idea Rat could've been in it.

Here's a review of the PATM gig last week:

« on: August 17, 2018, 02:36:34 PM »
Well, to me they do look a bit similar at first glance, but that's probably just because of a colourful image and white writing on a black background (yeah I'm an easy catch...):

Never mind, it is a good cover pic!

Around this time last year, I got to see a gig by The Mis-Made and was well impressed. Then a 4piece band, they're now a 3piece band, but still very good. They describe it as grunge, punk, pop, dark wave... whatever, I'd just call it "rock".
Which is what they did! Thanks to my earplugs, it wasn't too loud.  ;)
After their gig I went to the merch desk and was surprised to hear a welcome from the nice bassist: "you were here last year"! I'd only bought the cd and said thanks for the show and good-bye, but she remembered me!  :o
Based on this, I got a discount for the 7" single I bought and they all signed it and were glad that I came to see them a second time.  :)
Then there was another band supposed to be playing, called "Hands Off Gretel", a bit of a "hype" seemed to surround them. After a long wait, unfortunately, the guitarist had to announce that their singer (Lauren Tate) had a problem with her voice, hadn't spoken all day, but still not doing well... They were gonna try a few songs, the (female) bass player sang the first one. Then the singer came on and tried, but it was obvious she wasn't really at her best voice. Then a (female) fan was asked to try (she said she remembered all the words from singing along in her car) and she did a pretty good job (first time on stage, I guess)! They shared a few songs between all of them, but then it was over after a short time. Could've been better, but I'd come for The Mis-Made anyway, so I was happy. I received a sweet "good-bye" from their bass player and drummer before heading home...  8)

« on: August 16, 2018, 11:00:18 AM »
We who wait for the perfect life... I surrender to the sugar crash in the Land of the overdose...
Back from the dead, I wish I could see clearly through the Atlantic Tunnel over to the True Believers...  ;D

Nice cover!

Looks a bit like the latest DTH album cover, it's the same label, thus the same cover art designer maybe?  :)

Frank Murray (First Reformed) of London based Lux Capta Films has signed on to the neo-noir drama Malware from cult director Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil), joining David Gregory of Severin Films as producer, Bloody Disgusting can report.

“Malware’s inception came about as a result of the alarm felt by many over the role technology is playing in bringing about this strange new ‘dark age’ of populist sentiment,” says Stanley. “Without giving too much away, I felt inspired by the sinister nature of the dark web and it’s invisible hand’s effect on modern society. I think now more than ever, subversive visual storytelling is poised for a comeback, and Malware is definitely that.”

TV Chat / Re: New Album 2018
« on: August 08, 2018, 05:06:44 PM »
I hope TV's got some copies on 8th September although it's before the official release.

Yeah well, it could be possible... I remember back in 2008, when I'd pre-ordered ITAOME, TV said it won't make much sense to send it out via mail when he's on tour only shortly before. So he gave it to me secretly in Stuttgart while the Guitar Gangsters played (it was the package tour with GG and The Lurkers), I kept it well-hidden so no-one would see it and think "why can he get the new cd when it's not on the merch desk yet?".  8)

World Of TUTS / Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
« on: August 02, 2018, 06:07:05 PM »
Yeah well, if I don't remember my name, it is due to the alcohol, not dementia then...  ;D
Not drinking in middle age can increase the risk of dementia as much as drinking too much, according to a report.

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: August 02, 2018, 06:03:54 PM »
Thanks for the (half Japanese) review, Fred!  8)

Thanks for sharing the info with us!  8)

...  posters, TUTs pictures and live and "non-live" shots. 

Hm, I'll see if I can find something, I have TUTS pics from Augsburg and maybe a few live shots.

World Of TUTS / Re: Vom Ritchie thread
« on: July 27, 2018, 08:59:34 AM »
Could be, could be something else...

World Chat / Re: The Great Brexit Mistake?
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:48:18 AM »
Without effective reciprocal arrangements for movement of people between the UK and EU, the UK may see a decline in skilled cultural sector workers coming to the country. Such a development would be to the detriment of the sector, and represent a significant loss to the audiences that enjoy seeing talent from across Europe performing in the UK.

The Committee suggests the Government consider two possible visa options that would recognise the two-way benefits that accrue from allowing artists, entertainers and other cultural sector workers to move freely between the UK and EU:
- Extending the permitted paid engagement and permit-free festival arrangements to EU citizens;
- Offering a multi-country, multi-entry short-term 'touring visa' for EU citizens, and seek a reciprocal commitment for UK citizens travelling to the EU.

The book is to get an update and will include the new album.  There will be pictures this time, so if anyone has photos can they send them via me at

Sounds good, there's been a few albums since the book was originally issued. So you've been in touch with Dave Thompson? Cool. What kind of pics would you want? Live shots mainly?

TV Live / Re: TV Gigs 2018
« on: July 25, 2018, 08:20:42 AM »
Thanks for the review!

5 of the new tunes

Sounds great, so hopefully he will play most of the new album at the gigs in Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec...!  :D

TV Times / Re: Original Dave Thompson TV Times in print again
« on: July 25, 2018, 08:18:22 AM »
Actually it is Dave Thompson's Book.  Your Ticket Out Of Here.

Wrong thread? There is a topic about the book:

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