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Date: Sat Jul 5 08:11:51 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln, england
Comment: what the hell? Pearl Jam?!? i have to say the nicest thing i can say is that they are better then oasis (curse andy bell, why, after ride?) and yes, i prefer nirvana.

Date: Sat Jul 5 04:31:50 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: on the road
Comment: harlem is a great song. pj are a nice concept and florida is a nice place to visit but i wouldn't want to live there.

Date: Fri Jul 4 20:42:37 2003
Name: casio
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: where the hell am i? pearl jam? please.. is it just me or is harlem a great song?

Date: Fri Jul 4 18:09:30 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Pearl Jam suck! Nirvana rule!

Date: Fri Jul 4 14:28:51 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I love state of love and trust, that song is fantastic. I know what you mean about the kill the superheroes thing. Pearl Jam are an awesome band.

Date: Fri Jul 4 10:57:16 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Any of you ever notice that "State of Love and Trust" by PJ has a "Kill the Superheroes" feel on the verse sections?

Date: Fri Jul 4 10:41:55 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I'm a huge PJ fan. Saw them twice and saw Eddie singing with the Who as well a couple of years back, they're a great band and like the swervies play a different set every night. They never fail to dissapoint!

Date: Fri Jul 4 10:18:41 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Hey Swervies - Don't know if any of you are in to Pearl Jam, but I have to say they are an excellent band. Saw them live last night and they were top. I don't listen to them much anymore so it was so cool to hear so many songs that I grew up to over the past 12 years. If any of you get a chance to see them, GO! You never know when a band may decide to call it quits.

Date: Fri Jul 4 09:09:37 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: The argument's a bit futile because no-ones going to stop me buying vinyl or change my opinion, i've spent a lot of time working in studios and stuff studying sound and have to say and both me and you can definitely hear the difference between Cd and Mp3, although the rate at which it is encoded does have a drastic effect on the quality. Another thing, i've had so many CD's lost or stolen over the years, it's a lot harder to lose an LP than a CD. Anyway, didn't this start from someone wanting a copy of raise? did you get one? Isn't it funny how these things start? CD sound is better quality than that of vinyl but the sound of vinyl just adds to my romanticised view of rock and roll, the scratches nd surface noise add to that. And i reckon everybody here would much rather watch a dvd than vhs. I wonder what swervies view of it is, i reckon they're vinyl lovers, think about it, the first toshack album came out on vinyl and that was like two years ago. I remeber buying terraform by Shellac on vinyl and it came out like a year before it did on CD, Albini's a notoriously difficult guy though (still one of my heroes!). Does anybody have the first Drive Like Jehu album on CD? it just sats 'Cd's really fucking blow' in small black letters, that always made me laugh.

Date: Fri Jul 4 06:55:51 2003
Name: Confused Jeff
City/State/Country: Bondi
Comment: www.waterfront.com? Florida's No.1 Realty? Coool.

Date: Fri Jul 4 01:21:55 2003
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Actually, vinyl does sound better than a CD....if you can afford a freakin' $10,000.00 stereo. I can't. Therefore, CD's for me baby (But I still buy some vinyl for the collectibility, large graphics, etc). Not to mention I have about 1500 cd's and they take up much less space then vinyl. As for MP3's sounding worse than CD's, it's true for many of the people who rip songs at low to intermediate bit rates. Unless you record at a high bit rate, the first thing to go is the symbols, they become all washed out. If the percussion sounds like crap, well, then there isn't any reason to listen to it ;) However, all my friends who are big into vinyl? They're definitely snobs..lol! To each his own. Aidy, sorry to hear about your vinyl being lifted. That truly sux. What's really sad is that you obviously had some rare Swervie material, and probably some other rare stuff as well, that the people who stole it won't have a freakin' clue about. Dream well Swervies...

Date: Thu Jul 3 23:01:33 2003
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Sydney Australia
Comment: Aloha, I'm a Mezcal Head fan myself. Followed by 99th. Deep down I wish I could hear the Raise songs rerecorded a'la Mezcal. Not to denegrate Raise.... I totally love it the way it is. I'd just love to hear the Raise songs recorded a the same way as Mezcal (and there's about other 100 bands whose early stuff I'd like to hear rerecorded - Samiam for one). Blowing Cool is the all time Swerve song for me.... with Last Day coming in at no. 2. But then again.... hey, remember hearing Mustang back in the day all you 30+ folks (like me). Ahhhh. Not many moments like that in life. It puts the 'revelation' of Smells Like Teen Spirit into perspective (ie. music biz = marketing) Anyway, it's good that everyone has a different experience with Swervedriver's stuff. I'm gonna be in LA/NYC/SF from 21st July - mid Aug. If anyone lives in these cities and wants to hook up for a brew or whatever, email me at whitewatersky@yahoo.co.uk I'm travelling with a mate and we're just staying with friends and hoping to check out as many bands, guitar shops, record stores etc as we can. Also, if there's any Americans who have Swerve/Adam Franklin video/audio they'd like to share, please get in touch. I'd like to arrange something and if possible have you send your stuff to my mate's place in LA. then i can avoid crazy postage charges. Hate to hassle, but as you know, it's hard to get cool SWD/AFranklin stuff. Cheers Andrew SPAM: For other Aussies /kiwis on here... check out the new EP by Solea. I've released it on my label The Assimilation Cartel. It's the singer from Texas Is The Reason + guitarist from Samiam & Knapsack. It's at www.waterfront.com or indie shops all over the country (sorry bout that)

Date: Thu Jul 3 21:56:16 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: well 1000+ of my vinyl got stolen in leeds (strong bloody burglar) and i miss some stuff. i now have to dj with cd's, which is not half as much fun, and besides, if you do not have vinyl, you do not have everything by swervedriver, which tells you their attitude to vinyl! Sounds like some of you lot aren't as anal about their music products as i am, i love the smell/feel of a new single on vinyl! i also hate it when you get a new albini cd and it says "this was recorded to be played on vinyl" as it makes me feel inadequate!!!

Date: Thu Jul 3 17:06:35 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Well allow me to re-iterate. The purpose of vinyl and cd are the same = to play music. the differences are that the CD sounds clear and crisp, and the vinyl is scratchy and skips. Its just snobbery. And I seriously doubt I am any fool, I didn't make my point very well at the start. and for that I apologise. And to the person that says MP3 and CD sound different.... Oh puuuuhhlease!!!

Date: Thu Jul 3 16:41:23 2003
Name: casio
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: Simon - I guess some of us just like the foreplay ("romace") of vinyl. Let's all just agree to disagree.

Date: Thu Jul 3 16:10:47 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Jeez - you vinyl junkies all talk the same! A properly mastered cd tops vinyl any day of the week. Aside from that, the very fact that every time you play vinyl you are actually contributing to it's deterioration - needle scratching away on plastic etc. Seven inch singles were always by and large dreadful, sound-quality wise. Every old lp that i replaced with cd I was delighted with - take the 1st Damned album, fer instance. I played that to death when I was young - got it on cd a few years ago and the sound quality blew my mind. I was so used to fuckin awful scratchy shit that to hear it the way the master tapes MEANT it to sound was amazing. Anyway, what would you rather do - press number 7 to play Sunset or get out the big black plastic artifact of its sleeve (slightly scratching it in the process), then gingerly hover the needle over the gap between track 1 and 2 of side B of the lp? Like, hello????

Date: Thu Jul 3 15:34:25 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: work
Comment: there is definitely a different sort of sound between vinyl, CD, mp3. I don't prefer any of them. it just depends. i do love vinyl and realize that it will someday become a rarity. so i buy stuff and then play them once or twice and stick them on the shelf, then i buy CDs so I can hear what I bought on vinyl, copy them and take the copies where ever i go because I can be a bit careless with accounting for things and like vinyl I can kill a CD in a week they aren't that reliable. i know that's completely ridiculous, but i've lost a lot of stuff, either taken or stolen or lost or broken.

Date: Thu Jul 3 12:42:17 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I've go a lot of Vinyl and CD's, tapes minidiscs and all sorts of other crap. Given the choice i buy LP's for a variety of reasons, sleeves are bigger, more interesting (gatefold and things like that) I prefer using vinyl to Cd's to DJ with too, and there's still a lot of stuff out there you can't get on CD. I love viynl and it'd be a shame to see the back of it but i reckon dj'ing is so popular that that's a long time off. I've got loads of cool swervie vinyl, ESR with a 7", for seeking heat/blowin cool, my zephyr, why say yeah, 99th dream in a cool plastic bag......the list goes on.

Date: Thu Jul 3 10:23:24 2003
Name: JoeT.
City/State/Country: New York USA
Comment: Vinyl sucks big time. I hated it in the 1970s (stupid rockers with turntables, giant speakers, denim jackets, bald with ponytails), never mind today. And screw that stupid album art - who cares?! In fact, all hard media sucks. Digital files are better. But honestly, I hate this friggo audiophile crap altogether.

Date: Thu Jul 3 09:30:49 2003
Name: casio
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: Dave - if you can't tell the difference between vinyl and CD.. I must say, with all due respect, you're a fool. Both formats have their pro's and con's sure, but vinyl gives you something that a CD never can or will. It's hard to put a finger on it - I prefer to call it 'dimension'. Anyway, surf twang my friends.

Date: Thu Jul 3 09:20:32 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: There is no feckin difference between vinyl and CD. Crikey. Its just snobbery. Vinyl is outdated and was replaced for a good reason, its unreliable and a waste of materials. CD all the way.

Date: Thu Jul 3 07:11:14 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Songs like sunset which have that 'chug' just sound well good on vinyl. I've got it on CD too. And you got a free 7" with the LP!

Date: Wed Jul 2 21:47:57 2003
Name: kristi henderson
City/State/Country: sharpesburg ga.
Comment: Anyone have any idea where i can find a swervedriver t-shirt or dvd? This is for good friend that has never stopped loving the band! help!!! already tried e-bay. thanks

Date: Wed Jul 2 20:00:16 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: its true raise does sound better on vinyl

Date: Wed Jul 2 15:41:58 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I though Raise was still widely available, as part of the Sony Columbia promotion where they were selling stacks of classic Creation albums at mid-price....oh no Chris, you disappoint me. A vinyl snob, lol! Seriously though, those crackles and pops AREN'T meant to be on there - any vinyl junkie luddite who says different is talking out of their respective backsides!! Give me Elton John's Madman Across The Water on 8-Track anytime, mate.

Date: Wed Jul 2 07:34:50 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: If you want a copy of Raise on LP for £8 go to www.left-legged.com. Sounds better on vinyl anyway.

Date: Tue Jul 1 18:17:28 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Dave, I think the shit I write with my band is the best I can do, or at least my favorite. I play a Fender Strat with a Roland GR1 Guitar Synth, Lexicon MPXG2, and various FX boxes (Boss FX). Check us out on mp3.com http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/525/the_experimental_noise_inc.html

Date: Tue Jul 1 18:00:37 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country: Lincoln
Comment: Last i looked there were loads of copies on ebay, about three, but a few days ago

Date: Tue Jul 1 16:49:44 2003
Name: Jeremy
City/State/Country: UK Oxford
Comment: In my post Glasto haze(where i am almost sure Adam F did not play cos i would have spotted it and gone!) i have done a swervedriver compilation for my new girl cos she remembered loving rave down. So i thought i would post my listing and see what all think of my ultimate 80 mins of Swerve.Remember tho i havent got Raise(just Rave EP) and cant find it anywhere on CD - can anyone help? Rave Down Never lose that feeling (edit version) Duel Blowin Cool MM Abduction Last Train to Satansville Duress(of course!) Bring me the head.... The other Jesus(my favourite) Bubblin up Ejector Seat Reservation How does it feel to ....candy 99th Dream Last day on earth Shwe weaves a tnder trap Wrong treats(2nd favourite!)

Date: Tue Jul 1 11:56:36 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Great news people. Download the free newsgroup reader (if you havent already) called Grabit, then download the new Super Furry Animals lp that someone has kindly uploaded on alt.binaries.warez.uk.mp3...:-) So this is what it sounds like, when Doves cry? Yo muzo boy - I have sold most of my music equipment over the years but still have my Aria Cat bass and my Marlin guitar and generic acoustic. The most pleasing thing I can play at parties/gatherings is either Blackbird (accompanied by catterwauling a la Yoko) or Rave Down. A simple guitar passage, it remains a beauty to behold when you play it solo. Sugarbabes rule, that's the down low ("that's 'low down'"; "no doubt!")

Date: Tue Jul 1 11:30:32 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: work
Comment: dave! hiya! well i think talking about music with fellow swd fans should never be considered off topic. i am totally interested in what others who share some of the same musical taste are doing or listening to. in fact the board would probably generate a lot more energy if people talked more about what they love - presumably music. yah talking! the art of communication is highly underated these days.

Date: Tue Jul 1 09:49:43 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: It's crazy what a small world it is sometimes.........

Date: Tue Jul 1 08:48:56 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I am just wondering, all the guitar players on this board, What is the best thing you guys can play? The most impressive thing? The best solo etc? I also wanna know what equipment u all use too... sorry if its off topic, i just wanna know.

Date: Tue Jul 1 07:56:05 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: house on the borderland may well still be there, but, i could never find it at the best of times, i shall try to find it next time i am in posh. i must have got into swervedriver about two weeks after they played. Literally, my mates elder brother saw them, and raved about them, getting us all into them, just too late, but i saw them since, so all is good

Date: Tue Jul 1 06:50:27 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: House and the borderland's still there, i've picked up some swervie gems from there over the years, did you ever go to red hot records, it was the bollocks. Probably one of the best record shops i've ever been in. He tried to turn it into an internet cafe in about 1997 and it flopped and closed down. I was gutted. I suppose there are worse places to live. Apparently Swervedriver played here on the raise tour... i was a bit young for that though.

Date: Mon Jun 30 18:02:24 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country:
Comment: how strange, i post one reply come back two hours later to find its not there, type a second and the first pops up. sorry

Date: Mon Jun 30 18:00:15 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country:
Comment: mm, Stamford. If you thought posh sucked. House on the borderland was cool, though, records, weird clothes, comics and drug paraphanalia under one roof. But i was introduced to swervedriver by a bloke from stamford, so it came good in the end

Date: Mon Jun 30 16:20:29 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country: Lincoln
Comment: Stamford was pants, but i did love the House on the Borderland in peterborough.It had loads of paisley shirts and cool records, both of which i was into at the time!

Date: Mon Jun 30 09:26:12 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: ENgland
Comment: It's funny that you went to school in Stamford Aidy. I'm from Peterborough - and yes i know its a shithole and i hate it. At least they've got venues in Cambridge. Tend to find myself in London most of the time when i'm in this part of the country.

Date: Mon Jun 30 09:23:22 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I think i saw that 'no nirvana' thing. didn't it have dinosaur jr on it? i'm pretty sure it was on about '93? Swervedriver on the beat was cool too, it seems there's a lack of quality swervie live footage around. To be honest glasto looked pretty shitty this year, but it's not really about the bands is it. Haven't been since they put the fence up so can't really judge what it's like there. Are you sure Adam was there? If he was - gutted.

Date: Sun Jun 29 19:39:47 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Whenever Joolz Holland comes on tv - like with Glasto - I fucking cringe. Like, lets here more of your plinkety-plonk honky-tonk piano shite with a bit of fucking jazz bollocks thrown in. jeez someone should tell him to sit down and shut the fuck up! Yeah, tv coverage of Glasto was patchy wasn-t it - you can always guarentee on lots of shit like Macey Gray and - worse - Davod Gray to appeal to the bank manager music "fans"!! Radiohead were a bit out of tune in places but still good - wish i was there. Really liked the Polyphonic Spree footage too. Haven't seen the rest - just taped it. Adam Franklin was on the acoustic stage you know.

Date: Sun Jun 29 04:22:34 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: yes, my mate has a best of snub vid, there is also a dead good US special of the old later (pre smug holland) called no nirvana, which james in the falcon has, and various old 'indie' compilations knocking about. I have a vid of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club choosing the vids on MTV2 which includes Ride, MBV, Joy Division and Sonic Youth among others, which is really good, but you are right, there is a dearth of decent shows on telly. i remember this thing with a fat goth (she is a Times columnist) and Johnny Vaughan, which had its moments. I went to school in Stamford, and we used to make it down for the filming of Up The Junction in Cambridge, which was quite cool. I think though that Garry Crowley was the worst presenter on TV, though his shows had decent music. Even the old chart show had the indie chart every third week. The coverage of Glatonbury has not ventured to the Other Stage very often, or the New Bands Tent at all, let alone the other stages, despite having had 7 hours on terrestrial TV so far, which shows the emphasis of the TV companies. Isn't it ace being old, so that you can moan about the good old days!

Date: Sat Jun 28 20:20:32 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Fortunately I still have this live Swervedriver recording on VHS - watched it the other day in fact. They played 4 songs from Mezcal and an ace version of Sandblasted with a different ending to the lp version.

Date: Sat Jun 28 20:18:55 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yes Aidy I remember that. It was shown just before Duel was released as a single from the "forthcoming album" and I though 'fuck - this is the BEST thing they've ever done!'. They were also on a Gary Crowley hosted program on ITV around this time where 5 songs recorded live in London were aired. The same show also had live stuff by the Boo Radleys (remember them? -fantastic!)and lots of other indie based stuff. Whither are the decent music programs now (anyone remember Snub? The show with the Pixies and the fab Butthole Surfers?)??

Date: Sat Jun 28 18:30:28 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln uk
Comment: looks of very poor quality (take in from one who bought shit bootleg t-shirt off ebay) Single camara angle indicates, some (probably short) bloke with a video camara. But, while we are on the subject, there was a swervedriver special on 120 minutes many moons ago. I remember raise tracks, never loose that feeling and snowboarding footage. Does anyone else remember this? It was cool, but i lived in leeds at the time, and we got burgled a lot, so my copy of it went the way of most things i had then. i still cry when i think about my vinyl and my guitars. Boo Hoo!

Date: Sat Jun 28 17:18:21 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: anyone see this, someone is selling a Swervedriver DVD on ebay......mmmmmmm http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2541560257&category=618

Date: Sat Jun 28 14:09:13 2003
Name: JoeT
City/State/Country: New York, USA
Comment: Finally changed the strings on my acoustic today!! Next time, I won't wait 9 years.....now they go "bwhang" instead of "drrrmmmm". Saw a bit of a Radiohead (I think) video yesterday. Cool song, something about "just because you feel it, doesn't mean it's there..." A nice, "out" kind of number. Cheers to the cool people around the planet. In honor of the strong Brit presence on this board, I am going to say "lift" and "lorry" (where appropriate) for the next week. Thanks for helping us in Iraq - Australia too!! - "She just smiled and gave me a vegamite parmesan, baby". - JT

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Date: Fri Jun 27 08:52:50 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: work
Comment: lowgold? last i heard they got fucked over by their record label which went bankrupt, they got left with huge debts owing, and then the drummer quit, you know the usual...but now i heard they got a new drummer and will soon be releasing a new cd. got this off the bigtakeover message board if anyone is interested - After Doe, we took a short walk to Village Underground, where Adam Franklin was to play (I thought) an opening set for another artist, but it turned out he was actually the headliner. After doing about 4 or 5 solo electric numbers, he was joined by a terrific drummer with a very laid-back style (forgot his name, but I think it's the same guy who plays on the new Toshack Highway/Sianspheric split CD). The combination of the two worked perfectly, as the songs never out-and- out rocked, but instead had a nice, hypnotic vibe (which at times got pretty loud!), really drawing you in. I mean, Franklin can do the same alone with an acoustic, but I really liked this presentation. Plus, Franklin can just make so many great sounds come out of his guitar (whether it's acoustic or electric), that his shows are never stale.

Date: Thu Jun 26 23:47:01 2003
Name: trik
City/State/Country: vegas of the brisbane australia variety
Comment: james, man, dirty three... they are awesome. If ya ever get the chance to catch them live, DO SO!!! They are so amazing and eerie!!! Check out 'whatever you love, you are' beautiful....

Date: Thu Jun 26 12:33:14 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: whatever happened to the lovely Lowgold?

Date: Thu Jun 26 10:37:24 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: still the same
Comment: ...oh and the dirty three - i offered it up to the stars sounds fuckin wonderful with yer coffee and donut.

Date: Thu Jun 26 10:27:00 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: @work
Comment: lowgold, magnetic fields, favs off the radio? sebadoh-on fire, rem-the one, luna-bewitched, rm-ears ring

Date: Thu Jun 26 06:02:25 2003
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: for all you london based ride fans mark gardiner is playing a solo gig on july 30th i think. it is at spitz which is in the lovely and soon to be demolished spitalfields market. nearest tube is liverpool street. on my stereo - a dusted off mezcal head, where you been, ritual de lo habitual and big boi and dre present outkast.

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Date: Wed Jun 25 19:20:50 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yes Chris - Dont Stop is wierd backwards. There's another one off Cmplete Stone roses - Where Angels Fear To TReat I think - another backwards song which when reversed soudns great. No Aidy I didnt see Mogwai in Lincoln - damn! I love Fear Satan (have you heard the blistering remx by Kevin (MBV) Shields? Also, Helicon 2 is god-like. But there are some superb songs on this new one - esp the opener. Very summer-y.Too many of their songs I feel dont have a loud/soft/loud structure, and are fairly meandering (this from someone who loves Spacemen 3)

Date: Wed Jun 25 16:10:37 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: The end of Raise is cool too, kind of an acousticy jam with two guitars and the bass........far too much time on my hands..

Date: Wed Jun 25 15:51:05 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Just gave soon a listen, and 'don't stop' by the roses, check it out if you get a chance, makes for quite a cool version of waterfall.

Date: Wed Jun 25 14:38:06 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: indeed mogwai v melodic, but i prefer the more dirty soft/ heavy, quiet/ loud crescendo groundbreaking sounds of previous albums. If i wanted melodic, i have countless albums to turn to. As i say though, they have already altered their sound, so unfortunately it may turn out to be the most melodic thing thay will ever do. Remember, this is the band who had a 20+ minute single produced by 70's disco/ 80's electro ledgend Arthur Baker, and engineered by 80's / 90's/ 00's revlutionary noisenik god Steve Albini. P.S. simon, did you see mogwai play to about 80 people in the Falcon? 8/9 years ago, it is on their website, 1st gig outside Scotland, i believe

Date: Wed Jun 25 13:44:48 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I too have blasted the new Radiohead lp for 3 months so am well used to it now. I think it's fuckin ace. Same with Mogwai - ackwards step? It's the most melodic thing they've ever done! Chris - yes I too use Soundforge to piss about with songs - try reversing My Bloody Valentine's Soon - it is just awesome. And remains still the best song ever written by anyone ever!! Still, this is a Swervie room, so up the Swerves!!

Date: Wed Jun 25 13:00:06 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: hey janes addiction...too right. New album out in a couple of weeks.

Date: Wed Jun 25 10:23:01 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: i hate metal, yet love mezcal head the most, i must just be really stupid. duress, girl on a motorbike and last train are my favourite swervedriver album tracks. all on mezcal. would be improved by inclusion of never lose that feeling, lucky americans (apart from having bush, obviously) mogwai newie a bit of a backward step. too one dimensional, but they are already set to change sound on tour. Radiohead good, but i have had three months to get used to it, and besides, i prefer mezcal head, so what would i know? if nothing else, love swervies slagging off thatcher, remember winding up posh tory types at my boarding school in 6th form. mezcal also has memories of being THE album to relax to after all night sessions with mates.

Date: Wed Jun 25 07:18:12 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Simon, I was messing around with Soundforge and thie idea just came to me, I agree it sounds well cool. I bet there's all sorts of other songs that could do with reversing, maybe that bit right at the end of raise - I might do that now. And yes I've got far too much time on my hands.

Date: Wed Jun 25 06:43:12 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: How are the new CDs from Radiohead and Mogwai? I'm a fan of both bands, but I haven't heard either release yet. I've been listening to the newest Godspeed, new Toshack, and Sainspheric.

Date: Wed Jun 25 02:04:08 2003
Name: Thom
City/State/Country: Banff, Canadia
Comment: HTTT is a big fuckin' doo doo ball....

Date: Wed Jun 25 00:51:20 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: 99th Dream/Toshack/Sian (aside from the music, the CD design really kicks ass too)/new Flaming Lips EP/new Radiohead/The Police/Gene (the first one - guilty pleasure ;)/some Beatles (Help & Rubber Soul). The thing about raise for me was the mixing of the vocals - way too hushed which is a shame because the lyrics are solid throughout. I'm a Mezcal guy, but the whole Beatles/swervie mythology/diversity of ESR probably puts it on par. Raise is king and 99th solidly completes the circle. She Weaves a Tender Trap...saying a lot to me right now if ya get my meaning...

Date: Wed Jun 25 00:41:33 2003
Name: snail
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: bill, i'm a stupid metal head AND i still think RAISE is tops of the pops. I wonder if our american commrades would think any lesser of MEZCAL if 'never lose that feeling' was not on the album. My aussie version doesn't. Revolving PUMPKINS gish + THE GO TEAM.

Date: Tue Jun 24 16:31:36 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: Lincoln
Comment: slint-spiderland/ mogwai-happy songs for happy people/ radiohead- all hail.../ grandaddy-sumday / the heads -under sided / the wedding present - seamonsters, lots of butthole surfers and ego war by audiobullies. oh and sigur ros. anything depressing, due to newly found single status, missing girlfriend and her kid, so staying in on my birthday! which happens to be one away from 30 to add to depression!

Date: Tue Jun 24 16:09:44 2003
Name: Dan'l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: On the CD: New live Zep, "How The West Was Won" (un-fucking-believable); Flaming Lips, "Finally, The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid", & "Fight Test" single with K. Minogue/Beck/Radiohead covers; revisiting Sonic Youth's "Washing Machine". On the turntable: all kinds of scary, scratchy New Wave vinyl from my youth (anyone remember Visage?)

Date: Tue Jun 24 15:55:07 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: at last soemone took notice of my idea about board the bullet train! & V#1. fuckin ace they sound

Date: Tue Jun 24 13:54:41 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Has been listening to Snoop Dogg and Rick Springfield. Someone was saying about reversing 'board the bullet train' and 'valentine number one'. It sounds pretty cool. They dont sound exactly alike, they definitely been overdubbed like the stone roses 'don't stop, still worth checking out though....

Date: Tue Jun 24 13:47:11 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People; Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People; Year of the Rabbit - s/t; Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights; Radiohead - HTTT

Date: Tue Jun 24 12:26:21 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: a pre-release of the new Super Furry Animals album, ditto for the new Elbow album, & The Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages

Date: Tue Jun 24 12:14:18 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: Jane's Addiction - Nothings Shocking

Date: Tue Jun 24 11:57:32 2003
Name: Steve
City/State/Country: San Fran
Comment: in the CD player......Mr Franklin's newest, of course, Ride's OX4, Led Zepplin III, assorted Marc Bolan.....things I am looking forward to the new Jesus and Mary Chain and Mark Gardener.....need to get to the record shop soon

Date: Tue Jun 24 10:10:52 2003
Name: mr.e
City/State/Country: usa
Comment: has adam and swervedriver ever gone on record as saying whether taping and trading of their concerts is ok?

Date: Tue Jun 24 09:23:10 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: back home
Comment: ok so what is the latest thing in your cd players these days? just out of curiosity.

Date: Mon Jun 23 13:35:46 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yeah, Bill - don't give us your elitist "well of course, you wouldn't understand unless you're clever like me" attitude! Songs like Find It Everywhere & A Change... aren't as "metal" as Mustang or Sci-Fi, so I don't really know where you're coming from there. For me, Raise was immediate - so was Mezcal. Every lp they did since Mezcal had that album's same identifiable SWD MKII sound (i.e. after the original bassist & drummer jumped ship) so you're saying what exactly? Whatever - debate is good!

Date: Mon Jun 23 12:34:46 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: Bill, what are you on about .

Date: Mon Jun 23 04:14:37 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: Went hiking today. Humans climbing mountains..... what the hell is wrong with us? Just came back from a drag queen show.... I said "Fideleio" at the doors and oh what a night it was...... trees are overrated. skanky bush.

Date: Sun Jun 22 23:06:55 2003
Name:
City/State/Country:
Comment:

Date: Sun Jun 22 20:44:40 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Too much wine ville )hudz)
Comment: I think bill could be a bit elitist there. I like ,mezcal for lots of reasons, maybe it was because i could understand it, maybe not (i arent a metaller btw) I like mezcal because its loud and in yer face (hehe) I lovce the songs and the guitaring. Also FEEL SO REAL is amazinf and lincoln person i agree with u and ur words arent wasted. I dont like toshack at all. :( Nevermind. Slrry about the rant, I am very very....drunk. o apologies

Date: Sun Jun 22 18:17:43 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: ca
Comment: bill - you know i say something very similiar about some of adam's new stuff, particularly his "every day" EP which is supposed to be a collection of just demos, but I think he really acheived his style of inspired song writing on that one, (wish i knew who the girl was), and thats the very thing that i liked about swd, inspired rocking, memorable tunes, interesting lyrics. i think you kind of have to really be into music (obsessive in fact - the best fans are) to "get" what's going on in some of the better toshack songs. Oh and hey no offence to all you folks who just haven't been "getting" the new stuff...heh!

Date: Sun Jun 22 17:22:00 2003
Name: Bill
City/State/Country: Woodland, Washington, USA
Comment: I've never heard anyone say the production of Mezcal Head was better than Raise . That sounds just plain nutty to me. Mezcal Head I find very difficult to listen to, the guitars stick out all over the place and the sound is way too canned (condensed?). I think Raise is a million times the album, both in songwriting and in production value. One has to be a discerning listener to "get" what's going on on Raise, while Mezcal Head's an lp that any stupid metal head can appreciate.

Date: Sun Jun 22 16:25:42 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I think most of the people on this board are pretty obsessive! Always wanted to know how they got that sound at the start of feel so real, my best guess is a whammy pedal? i know Jimmy used them. I wouldn't say that the production on Raise was poor though, maybe it could've done with a bit of tweaking. Just think of how good that distortion sounds when sandblasted kicks in, as for as swervie moments go that has to be one of the best.

Date: Sun Jun 22 16:21:27 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Yeah, if Raise had the identical producion as Mezcal then it'd be hard to beat. Such a shame that it suffered from the typical early 90's indie production values. True enough they had a fantastic rhythm section but on Raise of course they were pushed to the fore, with the mighty guitars pushed way back in the mix. The opening bars of Feel So Real still give me goosebumps after all these years but after the intro the guitars are just lost. Whatever, this ramble will mean nothing to anyone except the most obsessive SWD fans so why waste my breath?

Date: Sun Jun 22 15:27:37 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: its not that i forgot about Mezcal Head and 99th Dreams, its just that the two albums which are most different are Raise vs ESR. For me its a toss up between ESR and mezcal, ESR maybe by a nose..then Raise (which would be higher if it werent for the production) and the 99th Dream

Date: Sun Jun 22 15:05:44 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I'm starting to think that maybe we'll never see swervedriver again. I'm glad i got to see them when i did. It's a shame but its cool Adam's still doing stuff. That interview was a pretty cool read.

Date: Sun Jun 22 14:55:32 2003
Name: james
City/State/Country: california this week
Comment: ESR, Mezcal Head, Raise, 99th Dream and i don't mind acoustic, guess i got soft in my old age, i really like everyday, sieze the day, she's got, valentine #1, harlem, country grass. those are really great tunes, and a couple of those might be good plugged in as well as it really shouldn't matter if the song is good.

Date: Sun Jun 22 13:44:54 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Dave from sunny Hudz - I agree with your album order totally. ALthough the double cdr I made up of all their bsides/rarities etc also makes fantastic listening, if a little disjointed at times. Respect.

Date: Sun Jun 22 11:22:07 2003
Name: Willy
City/State/Country: Your basement
Comment: Found this new Adam Franklin interview, just posted this weekend on Splendid - http://www.splendidezine.com/features/toshack/

Date: Sun Jun 22 04:36:08 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudz
Comment: Right, i am a mezcal man. It's by far the greatest album ive ever heard. Yeah there isnt any acoustic moments. but its not about that. its about being out there and makin some noise. (tastefully of course!). Swervedriver albums in order of preference are: Mezcal, Raise, ESR, 99th. I love them all but thats the order folks. How about you lot?

Date: Sat Jun 21 19:25:14 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: There you go again talking about Raise/ESR as if they're the only things SWD released. Both brilliant of course but Mezcal Head is where it's at, "dudes".

Date: Sat Jun 21 15:16:26 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: bradford
Comment: yeah there is tension between the raise crew and the ESR mob (only joking)...the ESR lot are the best though...hehehehe

Date: Sat Jun 21 14:01:44 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: BLUREMI

Date: Sat Jun 21 08:18:47 2003
Name: james/rebecca
City/State/Country: whatever
Comment: hey rog, i was kinda joking, ok it wasn't funny, but now i am curious to who you are? what do you know about paradiddles? anyway, it may be coincidence, I don't check this board much but everytime I do there is kinda a bad vibe. You've got racists, people accusing the band of off hand behavior, fans getting accused of being psycho, fans yelling at fans, fans yelling at the band, maybe the band is yelling at the fans, who knows?... then just lots of nonsense that doesn't make any sense. anyway, that wasn't meant to add to the confusion. any comments on the show the other night? what was the nick drake or mott the hoople song.

Date: Fri Jun 20 15:27:26 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddz
Comment: Hey, I've sold me Jazzmaster. Gone for good

Date: Fri Jun 20 11:47:25 2003
Name: me
City/State/Country: here
Comment: I luv swd

Date: Fri Jun 20 10:06:08 2003
Name: Dan'l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: "nu metal boy band"... LOL

Date: Fri Jun 20 04:38:24 2003
Name: lynne
City/State/Country:
Comment: i do!

Date: Thu Jun 19 15:02:46 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln
Comment: my girlfriend and some mates are all that keep me in lincoln. we have a bloody great cathedral, written about in an eight storey window song (remember them, anyone? they were fucking ace). Mogwai played their first gig outside scotland here (in the falcon, infact). our footy team went to the millenium stadium(and lost). there is a classic horse race called The Lincoln (it is now run in Doncaster because Lincoln is so small) bargain hunt and watercolour challenge have both been filmed here, and there is an american president and a mis-spelt nu metal boy band named after us. in other words, stick to glasgow, at least you have venues.

Date: Thu Jun 19 13:44:39 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: No, Hairyhaw - absolutely fuck all.

Date: Thu Jun 19 11:20:14 2003
Name: Hiairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: If there's a pub there that has SWD on the jukebox, I think I may have to move to Lincoln. Anything else to reccomend it?

Date: Thu Jun 19 06:16:45 2003
Name: mr brown
City/State/Country: lincoln uk (The Falcon)
Comment: Fudgetunnel Rule OK

Date: Wed Jun 18 20:13:47 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Ah, you've probably served at soem stage! My mate Jon Leonard used to go to school with this Falcon owner chap I think. We used to order all-day breakfasts ("oh, it's YOU" I hear you cry)

Date: Wed Jun 18 19:08:16 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln uk
Comment: simon,i once was a student (leeds , they had bands i wanted to see) but no. the falcon is sometimes a place i work in, as my bezzie mate owns it, hence the occasionally kicking tunes, eg ride, swervedriver and lots of out of date guitar tunes. i am slowly educating said landlord. come to the bardney festival, 40+ bands, 3 days of hedonism by a big posh house. only a tenner. Go to foundrycrew website. tell anyone who likes music in lincoln and surrounding area

Date: Wed Jun 18 17:42:44 2003
Name: Roger
City/State/Country: Outside the wall
Comment: Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

Date: Wed Jun 18 13:52:31 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I too was once a student - in the university of life. No actually, I went to scummy Leicester Uni.

Date: Wed Jun 18 13:51:41 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: No offence m8!

Date: Wed Jun 18 04:28:42 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudders
Comment: See its a fkkking disgrace. Boycot! I know this wasn't directed at me but I am a student, just for the record.

Date: Tue Jun 17 17:39:26 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: It's not fair, y'hear?

Date: Tue Jun 17 16:29:50 2003
Name: Adam franklin show
City/State/Country: New York
Comment: Adam Franklin plays the Village Underground, New York City Wednesday June 18th. On stage around 10pm, $10.

Date: Tue Jun 17 13:46:33 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Ah yes - Why Say Yeah is another classic Swervies song. For one thing I always admire the fact that, despite being predominantly a "guitar band" their drum sound and style is immeadiately recognisable. I used to go to the Falcon a bit - now and again I still do at dinner times (in my suit - get funny stares). Also I am a bit old for going out now so am happier to stay at home smoking a few blunts (I am 37). I used to frequent the usual shitholes that catered for anything slightly left of field i.e. the Jolly Brewer & The Vaults (ugh!). I stopped going out so much (apart from local pubs) about the time that Lincoln's student population went haywire. Are you a student? Dont take that as an insult (although usually it is!)

Date: Tue Jun 17 05:49:02 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln, england
Comment: no simon, i am not born and bred, just trapped, i bet you drink in the falcon, if not why not, they play ride and swervies on jukebox. anyway it was a double 7" collaboration with Sophia, ex The God Machine, another massive fave (also on Falcon jukebox) Why Say Yeah and 4 track version of In My Time. Now they need to reform so that i have more to collect!

Date: Tue Jun 17 04:42:55 2003
Name: Aidy
City/State/Country: Lincoln, England
Comment: songs are Why say Yeah/ In My Time (4 Track) which are on a double 7" with Sophia (ex God Machine, and another fave, so a double bonus). I already have them, but only copies, and have been looking for the original for 6 years! No i am not from Lincoln originally, but have lived here most of my life, unfortunately. i bet you drink in the Falcon. If not, why not? Ride and Swervedriver on juke box among others!

Date: Tue Jun 17 00:42:18 2003
Name: Brad
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: If you want to beef up your Jazzmaster - the MXR Dynacomp is your friend...

Date: Mon Jun 16 12:02:15 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Hey Aidy! High five, bud!! Are you a yellowbelly born and bred? And what are these 2 songs? Small world or what!

Date: Mon Jun 16 09:26:59 2003
Name: aidy
City/State/Country: lincoln, england
Comment: so much for the world wide web, go on the site for the first time, and straight after somebody else from the same bloody town. feeling very happy, as have just bought last two songs to complete swervies collection, even if they are on 7" and my record player is older than me.

Date: Sun Jun 15 11:44:23 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Interesting concept - James Hetfield Sings the Songs of Ride! I believe his gritty macho charisma and everyman appeal would add to songs like Taste! Mark and Andy could in turn have done a decent rendition of Master of Puppets I'm sure. "Master! Master! Where's the dreams that I've been after" Except they'd pronounce it "mar-ster". Doesn't have the same ring to it, maybe.

Date: Sun Jun 15 05:51:48 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Hudds
Comment: I dont think that Mark or Andys or Adams or Kevin or Belinda's vocals are weak. They are supposed to be quite quiet and have a droning like quality to them. Lets face it ride would be complete shitif James Hetfield was doing to the vocals for kaleidoscope. I think the style of singing done by them bands is very raw and emotional and i think its fantastic. The guitar is the main attraction for me from them bands, but the vocals compliment the guitars perfectly.

Date: Sun Jun 15 01:36:43 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: Interesting rants and raves... As far as I'm concerned, Mezcal is untouchable, though Raise is an undoubted masterpiece. If you guys are into the guitar thing, then try to get a hold of the last two failure albums. Pure harmonic, and dissonant delight. And check out Ken Andrews (Failure) new project Year of the Rabbit. Peace

Date: Fri Jun 13 21:09:51 2003
Name: MATT
City/State/Country: NJ USA
Comment: I already got my tickets for the village underground show, ill be there Elvis.

Date: Fri Jun 13 16:25:43 2003
Name: Elvis
City/State/Country: Jersey
Comment: NYC show? Village Underground? Anyone?

Date: Fri Jun 13 12:27:55 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: In keeping with the MUZO board converion I've decided that the Jazzmaster isnt for me. Would anyone like to buy it? I am putting it up for sale.... Fender Jazzmaster MIJ Vintage White Never Gigged 7 Months Old Excellent Condition I paid £600 for it brand new Make me an offer or contact me at mezcal_head@hotmail.com if you would like any information... photographs are available. Thanks...

Date: Fri Jun 13 11:44:21 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Hmmm, Dave - you're in danger of turning this message board into a muzos' board.

Date: Fri Jun 13 11:17:47 2003
Name: Roger M
City/State/Country:
Comment: Does anyone have a copy (any form) of swervies 'Magic Bus'?

Date: Fri Jun 13 06:14:30 2003
Name: Roger M
City/State/Country: Rebecca's Arse
Comment: I wasn't having a personal go at Adam, I don't like what he is doing these days but I do like him as a person, he's a seriously good laugh. And I sure don't have anything against 'the drummer', so Rebecca what's your problem with Jez I'd love to know?????? Is your name really Rebecca, I've a feeling it's not mmmmm Anyway enough bitching ............ onwards!

Date: Thu Jun 12 20:16:49 2003
Name: Mark
City/State/Country: www.crashsite.org
Comment: I'm looking for someone to trade me a CD (or MP3) compilation of Swervedriver B-sides/rareities. I run a Prims site and if you like that sort of thing, I can trade you some MPEG vids and/or some rareities. Contact me at the site www.crashsite.org Thanks BTW I'd say some of my fav Swerve songs are (in no particular order): Afterglow, Electric 77, Son of Jaguar E, Girl on a Motorbike, Sandblasted, and Maelstrom etc.

Date: Thu Jun 12 20:11:00 2003
Name: Dan'l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Year of the Girl has those crunchy Marshall sounds I like so much :) I like ESR for its sequencing - the mood swings on it fit my listening habits. I find myself reaching for individual songs on Mezcal or the singles, where ESR (and 99th Dream, to an extent) serve more lengthy, introspective listening sessions...

Date: Thu Jun 12 18:33:36 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Well I am wanting to beef up the jazzmasters tone a lot. I really want to play heavy rock (swervedriver - for seeking heat etc) I dont want a humbucker sound, but I was thinking of putting P90's in it? Would p90's give me a nice BRRRRRAAAAANNNNNGG! sound on the bridge? Because at the moment it just PANK PANK PANK, flat, thin unuseable. I am convinced I can get this guitar sounding monsterous. I have a fender strat and that guitar is 100% perfect and i cant fault it. I want the jazzmaster to be its replacement and be as loud and beefy as the strat. I got a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder for bridge for the JM and it sounds completely horrid. I've taken it out. I really like the sound of the middle pickup selector where both are in use.. out of phase i believe? I think there is hidden potential there. CAN ANYONE ON HERE HELP ME!!!!

Date: Thu Jun 12 16:23:14 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Have to agree with you Simon, Mezcal is the bollocks, also another good b-side from that era (one of their best) year of the girl!

Date: Thu Jun 12 16:14:07 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Everyone here goes on about Raise and ESR being Swervies' best. What about Mezcal Head fer chroist sake? Blinding tunes - Duel, You Find It, Harry & Maggie, A Change (and so on) - fucking spot on production ( I love Raise but the guitars are WAY too low in the mix). They even hid one of their best tunes on a b side from the LP (Planes Over the Skyline - what a tune!). Only one man's opinion (I'm 37 btw!!) but by god, I will have my say!!

Date: Thu Jun 12 16:07:28 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: The Mustange bridge fits right in without having to cut the guitar up to, check out www.jag-stang.com as well and it'll take you through the procedure.

Date: Thu Jun 12 16:03:03 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Maybe mozzer's comments were a bit exaggerated, but that's what we've come to expect from him over the years, i'm not saying i agree with him - i'm not even a vegetarian, it was just cool to see what he gets up to, especially as he's spent so long out of the spotlight. i think he came across pretty well on it. Dave, i own a Fender Jaguar and i reckon i probably know what your problems are as they are pretty similar guitars and i had problems with mine. If the strings slip off the bridge You should replace the bridge with a Fender mustang bridge which will cost about £25 from http//www.partssmart.com , and you can get replacement pickups from Seymour Duncan to fit your guitar which will beef up the tone no end, it's well worth getting it done. Remember that Jags/Jazzmasters were designed for Surf music and were not really configured for heavily modulated space rock, which is what i use mine for. My Jag plays a beauty now.

Date: Thu Jun 12 15:41:48 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I mean, i would rather sell the telecaster instead of the jazzmaster

Date: Thu Jun 12 15:41:24 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Maybe I need some better pickups and a set up?! Help coz i would rather sell the telecaster instead of the strat!

Date: Thu Jun 12 10:50:17 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I dunno... i just hate it at the moment. I prefer the stratocaster to it by far. The telecaster is also pissing me off too. I hate maple necks. The jazzmaster looks beautiful, but plays and sounds terrible.

Date: Thu Jun 12 08:47:05 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country:
Comment: Replace Huddersfield bloke with Bradford bloke in that last post!! Also, Soapy you are spot on. I too think songwriting on ESR is exceptional, but if I want to lose myself for days its Raise everytime........

Date: Thu Jun 12 08:43:01 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glassgow
Comment: I often wonder what it is that Mark and Lard (sorry, Andy) have done to offend people. I also don't remember saying "strip them away and you're left with the godawful vox of Andy/Mark". After seeing Mark's gig last week, accusations of a "weak" voice only really ends up sounding like a weak argument. Fair enough, Huddersfield bloke if you think Ride are overated.That (unfortunately) is your point of view and I respect your coming out of the shadows to express it. Same as I reluctantly have to respect the feelings of those people who I've played SWD to and have told me that "the singer has a whiney voice". As far as feeling and vocals goes, yeah, I totally agree Simon. However, I also have to say (and this is purely MY opinion)that I would probably listen to the Flaming lips/mercury rev a lot more if nobody opened their mouth on their records. For me, that vocal style which is easily lampooned is also easily confused by too many (especially by music journo's) with feeling. Probably not done meself any favours with those remarks but hey.... Dave, please don't sell your Jazzmaster. I reckon you'll miss it if you do!

Date: Thu Jun 12 05:31:26 2003
Name: soapy
City/State/Country: bubbles
Comment: i saw that programme chris...do you not think the "eating meat is just as bad as child abuse" comment eased him into the jacko arena of arsehead??? raise is a great guitar fest (though sonically surpassed by the first 3 EPs, i reckon) but ESR is the swervies masterpiece with a VERY high standard of songwriting, some of the most incisive lyrics ever written ("i'm alive/i can't seem to hide it/got people calling out my name and everything") and a damn good singer (ferrchrisssakes!?!!?!!!!!!).

Date: Thu Jun 12 04:03:44 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I am going to sell my Jazzmaster

Date: Wed Jun 11 13:14:20 2003
Name: Muralitharans 11 degree angle elbow
City/State/Country: Bradford UK
Comment: nowt wrong with adams voice...but Ride were still overrrated

Date: Tue Jun 10 19:48:47 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:
Comment: agree with EL. thank fuck for that! + refuse to say my age but sounds like everyone cool in Newcastle OZ is the same age...................Snail we should meet up and swap CDs!

Date: Tue Jun 10 18:27:35 2003
Name: EL
City/State/Country:
Comment: I agree about the voice having just witnessed the awesome Lee's Palace show and purchased the great sounding new EP. And if Adam's vocals are so bad on this live album then why would the band want to release it anyway?..since there are a number of great live recordings around (Sweden 96, Triple j 98) where Adam and Steve's vocals are spot on. Thank God that Adam DOESN'T sound like Thom Yorke.

Date: Tue Jun 10 17:07:08 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: Adam's voice is excellent on the new EP. In fact the vocals are the forefront of all of the songs on Magnetic Morning. BTW - I'm 29 years young.

Date: Tue Jun 10 13:20:18 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: I too concur with your sentiments. I guess the early Ride stuff - was all about heavy guitar fx, "white noise" etc. As you say, Hairy, strip them away and you're left with the goddawful vox of Andy/Mark. People accuse Adam of having a weak voice - I disagree. I think any voice that is intantly recognisable like Adams, as having a quality all of its own, is a great voice. No way would you say that Neil Young, Dylan etc have "good" singing voices yet they do their own thing,m so it doesn't matter. The Flaming Lips/Mercury Rev/Grandaddy axis are easily lampooned for their weak vocal style to some, but there's real heart and soul there. One More Robot by the Flaming Lips (from their Yoshimi album) is a beautiful song, and his vocals, although sounding like he's struggling in places, add to the mix. Jeez, how did I get onto fucking lauding songs off Yoshimi??? Sorry to ramble - my point being? Oh yes - leave Adam's singing voice alone people! You're telling me that You'll Find It Everywhere has bad vocals?? I think NOT! Up the ManU!!!

Date: Tue Jun 10 11:41:29 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Hairy, as usual you have hit the nail on the head and I agree with you totally. Nice one brotha. hehe.

Date: Tue Jun 10 09:10:44 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: 27. "Weak, insipid, out of tune" same has been levelled at Adam in the past, bit of a old point to make, really. So what? Wouldn't have exactly thought the truly mighty MBV's vocals were exactly muscular, either. Getting back to Ride though, would you really have thought they were as good if they had more meaty singing? Sorry, that wouldn't have done it for me really. The trick to Ride was that the vocals, weak as some think they were, clicked with the music perfectly. anything more would have been overkill, in my opinion. Can you imagine Adam singing "In a different place"? (actually...) However, as soon as they went into more classic rock territory, then that link was broken and it was clear they were singing in a style not completely suited to them. All of the above comes from the perspective of someone who doesn't really appreciate singers in the conventional meaning of the word. I couldn't hope (nor want) to sing like Cobain for example which is maybe why Ride's vocal style holds so much more appeal for me. Agree with you comments on "DBDown" tho-if music were furniture it would be a porcelein vase, albiet one that would shatter when you get to the white noise bits. Anyway, being a SWD board and not a Ride one I will get back to moaning about Adam not playing the UK.........MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Tue Jun 10 04:36:44 2003
Name: guy h
City/State/Country: london
Comment: 29 and feeling it. first saw swerve play at bescott stadium supporting the wonderstuff back in 91 i think. it rained. lots. and having dusted off raise just the other day i have to agree with snail. everyone's entitled to their own opinion... mine is that i'm just well happy the guy is still making music. the acoustic stuff on the swdlive site is just beautiful. guy

Date: Mon Jun 9 23:30:27 2003
Name: SNAIL
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: 720 snail years old. 30 people years. If I wrote and played songs off the raise album, I wouldn't give one toss what anyones musical opinion was about me.

Date: Mon Jun 9 21:03:33 2003
Name: Dan'l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: 'arry... earlier this year (or was it late last year?) there was a run on leftover SD merchandise through swervedriverstock@uk.yahoo.com (did I get the UK part right?) Scroll through the archives, you should find it. Drop 'em a note, but I suspect the proceeds from the sale allowed Adam to relocate here in the States.

Date: Mon Jun 9 16:39:45 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Nowhere, Mezcal and Loveless. Yeah I know what your saying. I think Mezcal and Nowhere go great together!

Date: Mon Jun 9 16:37:24 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: By the way did anybody see that Morrissey documentary last night on channel 4? very cool! It was in much the same vein as that michael jackson thing but moz didn't show himself up at all. It ruled.

Date: Mon Jun 9 16:35:17 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: To be honest i don't think Alan Moulder gets enough credit because he is an absoulute genius; swervie, mbv, Ride, U2 - some of my favourite bands he's worked with. The producer/engineer has a huge effect on the way an album ends up sounding and in that case Moulder had a big influence on the whole scene. There is a common thread stylistically with the sounds of many of these albums which probably adds to their appeal. I reckon if you listen to say mezcal, loveless and nowhere you'll hear a lot of similarities. Which is probably why most of the people on this board like those three bands so much.

Date: Mon Jun 9 15:34:15 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: As the one who started the Ride debate can I just add for the record that Dreams Burn Down, Taste, Like A Daydream and Vapour Trail are among the best songs ever recorded by anyone! A large nod goes to Alan Moulder's production though!

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:57:53 2003
Name: 'Arry
City/State/Country: London (England)
Comment: Well I guess I'm younger than all of you then.. I turn 16 this August. Ha ha!

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:51:10 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Well i was 14/15 when 99th Dream was out! I remember picking it up in Virgin Megastore, but I couldnt afford it, I was looking for Mezcalhead at that time. I was listening to SWD in the game "road rash" around 1996/7 and I wanted a CD by them. but couldnt find it... i remmeber the song Duel (featured on the game) was from Mezcal, and that was the album I wanted....(swd are easily the best thing I have ever heard, its just serious guitar music and I love the tone those guys have... its just amazing)

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:46:08 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Holy shit, I'm a little child *sob*

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:41:27 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I'm 21 years of age and got into Swervie just after ESR, they were recommmended to me cause i was a big Sonic Youth fan and generally liked guitar noise (and still do). On the subject of Ride i have to say i like Going Blank Again best, but i thought Carnival of Light was cool, 1000 miles , birdman, only now are amongst some of my favourite ride songs, though i would agree that tarantula is dodgy but it hardly had Mark on it.

Date: Mon Jun 9 14:04:16 2003
Name: Dan'l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: I just turned 36... I suppose that makes me the old fart here... but I was 22-23 when the 12" singles & "Raise" hit the streets!

Date: Mon Jun 9 13:33:22 2003
Name: 'Arry
City/State/Country: London (England)
Comment: Hey... I've been listening to Swervie for over a year now, since I found one of their songs on the great game, Road Rash :D. I managed to find one shop that sold Mezcal Head, but i'm desperate for more. Anyone know anywhere I can get any of Swervie's other albums? Thanks in advance!

Date: Mon Jun 9 12:01:48 2003
Name: Joe T.
City/State/Country: New York, USA
Comment: 32, and moldering nicely.......

Date: Mon Jun 9 11:41:56 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: 27

Date: Mon Jun 9 06:55:43 2003
Name: Matt
City/State/Country: USA
Comment: 22

Date: Mon Jun 9 06:54:22 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: I know I am the kid or little child on here. But I have done some killer tabs! But I have to say that Ride are a fantastic band, I have to say that the Nowhere album is fantastic, its perfect from start to finish, every track is a classic. I wasnt keen on going blank again, but there are some great tracks from that album. the 8 minute (leave them all behind) 1st track. Anyway....jsut out of curiosity how old is everyone on this board... I am 19

Date: Mon Jun 9 00:07:08 2003
Name: Done
City/State/Country:
Comment: I've lost the FEELING!!!

Date: Sun Jun 8 21:45:35 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:
Comment: hey you're all probably way ahead of me but www.3wk.com is cool & FREE

Date: Sun Jun 8 21:44:36 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:
Comment: laughing...Ricky you make my day. Love JMC too. Saw them first when I was 14, I think it was the Darklands tour, still have a really cool poster somewhere. I still remember my reaction when I first heard "in a hole" on psychocandy... how DID they get that sound!

Date: Sun Jun 8 20:54:51 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: thinda
Comment: any jesus and mary chain fans?

Date: Sun Jun 8 20:54:13 2003
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: canada
Comment: HI!!! RIDE WAS AMAZING ! when the party's over I got noplace to go!!! nice choice KIK!

Date: Sun Jun 8 20:50:55 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country: oz
Comment: hmmm the ride debate rears its ugly head again. vapour trails always sends shivers down my spine... but that could be flashbacks from all those drugs we took in the early 90s when we all saw ride in Sydney??? who knows. Ride & MBV really do "take me back" in the famous words of The Cult....

Date: Sun Jun 8 15:39:33 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: bradford
Comment: yeah bar about 4 songs, Ride were pretty damned boring.

Date: Sun Jun 8 14:33:46 2003
Name: .
City/State/Country: .
Comment: Ride are faaaaaantastic

Date: Sun Jun 8 14:13:26 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: For the benefit of everyone else I'm talking about Ride in the last post!

Date: Sun Jun 8 14:11:23 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Hairyhaw - by "joke" I was referring to their vocal style - weak, insipid, out of tune - beign anathema to the more muscular sound as employed by Nirvana, SWD etc. Sometimes the music was brilliant despite the vocals (Mousetrap, Cool Your Boots, Leave Them..) but come on, you must admit they were dreadful in places. Like Andy Bell's whiney, out of tune drawl on Chrome Waves : "this stwaaange machinaaawy...." etc. Like a lot of Creation bands they made great EPs though, up to the Going Blank period.

Date: Sun Jun 8 12:36:30 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: No.... LOL

Date: Sun Jun 8 11:35:19 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: Does anyone think SWD will ever release the complete Singles/B Sides album?

Date: Sun Jun 8 09:25:16 2003
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I think the whole reason Adam is playing US/Canada all the time is cause he lives there (i could be wrong). It's not like he hasn't played shows here. If Adam was in England maybe a swervie reunion would be more likely.

Date: Sat Jun 7 22:53:56 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: montreal
Comment: I've got to say; I just saw Adam at the Montreal show this Thursday and I was quite dissapointed. The crowd was all "hip and decked out" for 'All Systems Go' (who sucked by the way) and then Adam gets on, and by the end of his show there weren't more than 15 people at the show, including bar staff. What the hell is going on? Should we blame promotions? A shitty crowd? It's too bad, because he rocked the joint, period. Enough with this half-assed criticism about Adam covering Swervie tunes. Though he and Daniel Lanois should hook up, because they've got similar writing/playing styles and could do some serious damage in the mixing room. Someone with the power--hook them up!! Neil Halstead and Adam Franklin still going strong!!! Peace

Date: Sat Jun 7 19:38:48 2003
Name: super jesus
City/State/Country: toronto
Comment: Anyone know of any good swervedriver photo sites on the net? Also anyone have any good sounding mp3's of swervedriver from say 93 on? thanks

Date: Sat Jun 7 11:24:31 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Right people, Ive figured out most of Zedhead and Harry And Maggie, and ive figured out the intro to Kill The Superheros. Would anyone be willing to team up with me and get these three songs tabbed out in full? Send me an e-mail at mezcal_head@hotmail.com if you are interested.

Date: Sat Jun 7 09:45:34 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country:
Comment: Ride-bumfluff? Joke between '91-'93? Hmmm, Fair enough about the backlash (against all things Thames Valley) and wotever, but I can't agree with bumfluff reaaaly. I would say they shot themselves in the foot with Carnival of light in '94 but come on, Today Forever EP? B sides to Twisterella? These came out in the period you're referring to. Still, one man's view an' all that....

Date: Sat Jun 7 03:08:37 2003
Name: Adam
City/State/Country:
Comment: 'Nuff said

Date: Sat Jun 7 02:03:59 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: OK, just got back from seeing Adam/Toshak here in Toronto. Here's the skinny: Good/Great show. SWD tunes included 99th Dream, The Hitcher, Juggernaut Rides, The Other Jesus, Behind the Scenes...and Stellar Caprice. Toshak stuff from the new disk only. Much of the Swervie tunes were abbrieviated, which got a little frustrating. In fact, for the first few songs it was like watching Bruce Lee pull his punches...anyway, the crowd was up for him, and as he played, the momentum of his playing increased. Near the end people were shouting "Play it LOUD!", and since the vibe was full of love at that point, he did. It's funny, I've seen swervie play a bunch of times, and god bless the solo stuff with all of my heart, but I couldn't get past the vision of having the rest of the band behind him. Like I said, it was a little frustrating. Shit, I would have perferred All Systems Go (whoever they may be) backing it up. Then, my friends, he starts up with Stellar Caprice, the last tune, and laid an absolute smack down on all commers. I mean, he ripped it! I breath a sigh of relief, fans whuppin' it up, place goes crazy. Adam gets this devilish smile on his face and gives Toronto the thumbs up. He smoked it, and easily got the most sincere reception of the night. At least, IMHO. The fans are out there, and they remember. The place got all buzzie afterwords. Not bad for one man, a drummer, and a shit load of talent. :)

Date: Fri Jun 6 16:33:09 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: JoeT - I agree in part with your post - yes, SWD were criminally ignored by the UK music press, did very little TV etc but actually at the time UK crowds wanted Nirvana - not bumfluff like Ride. In SWD's heyday - 91-93 - Ride were a bit of a joke by then (their best work being 1990's Nowhere). The shoegazey backlash was in full flow in late 91 with the crowning of Nirvana as The Biggest Band In The World (and in my opinion the best - at least in 91 anyway). The UK ate them up! I should mention My Bloody Valentine here - not a US band (okay, they were half Irish) but nevertheless responsible for the most earshattering guitar noise during this era.

Date: Fri Jun 6 13:23:59 2003
Name: dan
City/State/Country: uk
Comment: from what i can gather, it is not as simple as roger m has said. I dont think the rest of the band hate Adam at all..,...and for all the money in the world they WOULD want to play with Adam..of course they would by the way..adam doesnt sound bad on the live album, I believe there were other reasons for whatever. I do however think the live thing should be made available, but again, that is something for the band to sort out.... I've probably said too much now

Date: Fri Jun 6 13:20:44 2003
Name: rebecca
City/State/Country: anaconda
Comment: Hey roger smelly, pashaw to you, that's my opinion. Besides you know that old and wise saying in the biz don't you? It's always the drummer, that's where your trouble lies - with the drummer, and apparently according to this bored he likes to bash poor, humble, hard-working, bus drivers, wear dresses and has his head stuck up his arse...with a bicycle.

Date: Fri Jun 6 12:25:44 2003
Name: JoeT
City/State/Country: New York, USA
Comment: Hey Simon H - England didn't want Swervedriver in the early days. Their sound was very ascerbic, not gentle and "bum-twiddler" for the UK crowd, a la Ride.

Date: Fri Jun 6 12:23:53 2003
Name: Mike
City/State/Country: Boston, Ma.
Comment: That's interesting Roger. Someone posted here a while back and said that the other guys from Swervedriver went to support/watch Adam play a solo gig. They must not dislike him as much as you think.

Date: Fri Jun 6 10:46:52 2003
Name: Roger M
City/State/Country:
Comment: All this talk about Adam blah blah, what no one seems to realise is that in recent years Adam has actually behaved VERY badly to the other members of SWD, and even if they had all the money in the world, they would not get back together with him. Also there is a live album ... oh yes and it is awesome, however because Mr Franklin sounds particularly bad on it, he is more than reluctant to have it realeased! I personally think it's very sad that there is at this stage almost a SWD tribute and Adam is leading it ... give it a rest Adam .... and the US is welcome to you!

Date: Fri Jun 6 09:04:32 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: glasgow
Comment: ah, fuck, well, that's that then innit? : ( : ( : (

Date: Fri Jun 6 02:59:23 2003
Name: GarlicSoul
City/State/Country: shawnteorion.4t.com
Comment: I dont know why people always assume that if someone with the accumulated oeuvre of Adam Franklin, plays a few songs from his "past" at a show, that it must be attributed to an attempt to appease the fans. I am sure that that is sometimes the case, but I wouldnt discount the possibility that Adam may still play a few songs from his old band, to appease himself in some way. Maybe, certain songs have grown into a new relevance...maybe they have become every bit as exhilarating to play as they were in the old days, but for different reasons. I wonder if it almost seems like he's covering someone else's song now? I bet that feels strange.

Date: Thu Jun 5 20:04:22 2003
Name: Dan'l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Don't worry, Simon/Dave... this is the 21st century... soon we'll all have jetpacks and will be able to see our favorite sights at will... "more leisure/for artists everywhere..."

Date: Thu Jun 5 19:41:03 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: correctamundo!

Date: Thu Jun 5 19:10:21 2003
Name: Dan'l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: You limeys are just jealous is all :P

Date: Thu Jun 5 15:25:30 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Hey this that a Boss DS-1 / DS-2 adam and jimmy are using on this picture? Check it out, http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1836/images/adam.gif

Date: Thu Jun 5 14:20:35 2003
Name: Simon H
City/State/Country: Lincoln UK
Comment: Dave from Huddersfield - you're right, man - fucking right. SWD were OUR band - not this bunch of anglophiliac yanks'. Like, "whatever, dude"? Still, what can you do?

Date: Thu Jun 5 13:54:31 2003
Name: Dan'l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Stereolab = a member died in a nasty automobile? bicycle? accident, no? BTW - this is over on toshackhighway.com: http://www.toshackhighway.com/qanda2003.html It alludes to what we all fear - or desire. Toshack or SD, I have a great deal of respect for the man and his talents. It's just that being a drummer, that I'd like to hear more Jez!

Date: Thu Jun 5 13:00:42 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Yeah, what happened to Stereolab?

Date: Thu Jun 5 10:14:33 2003
Name: Hairyhaw
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Annnnd, make safe. I dunno, I can see both sides on this one. On the one hand it is incredibly frustrating to hear about all these gigs accross the pond. Let's face it, you could count the number of times SWD have played Scotland on one hand. If he prefers playing over there then fair play, it is a shame though. Regarding whether or not he should play SWD songs with others, well, Dan's comments are pretty much spot on. It ain't the same but its better than nothing. Coincidentally, I saw Mark Gardener two nights ago at tuts playing solo stuff and then doing some Ride stuff with his touring partners Goldrush. It wasn't Ride but there was fucking magic in the air when he did Chrome waves and Dreams Burn Down. So in a way its sad, but at the same time its inevitable really, isn't it? Stereolab were amazing BTW, are the still going since what happened?

Date: Thu Jun 5 06:04:51 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: Maybe I would appreicate adam franklin playing music if he actually played over here in the UK, Compared to all that other bullshit he is doing over in the US and canada all the time, its not fair at all to the UK fans. Forgive me but swervedriver even come from the UK.

Date: Thu Jun 5 02:47:29 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:
Comment: sad really about what happened to stereolab....

Date: Thu Jun 5 02:08:40 2003
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: Thanks Sean. Zach - "If you build it, he will come". :) Look, everbody chill and crank some Stereolab or something...heh...

Date: Thu Jun 5 01:36:44 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: Well this is what it should be about...it shouldnt always be about everyone kissing everyones arses all day..a bit of healthy discussion has never harmed anyone.

Date: Thu Jun 5 00:05:02 2003
Name: kik
City/State/Country:
Comment: ricky i think i love you

Date: Wed Jun 4 20:43:51 2003
Name:
City/State/Country:
Comment:

Date: Wed Jun 4 19:14:05 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: I'm just glad Adam's still making music. It would be a sad day if he bailed completely.

Date: Wed Jun 4 19:10:08 2003
Name: Dan'l
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: Yikes! Ya go away for a minute... but this has the potential to get ugly. Be nice.

Date: Wed Jun 4 17:58:51 2003
Name: helen
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: everyone is certainly entitled to their opinions....so my 2 cents, those are adam's songs-he can do whatever the hell he wants with them... i happen to appreciate his new versions of songs like "the sounds and the times", and "the hitcher"....damn beautiful.... oh yeah and i have a suggestion for some new stuff that swerve fans might like...... adam franklin/toshack highway, new sound same writing style, check it out..

Date: Wed Jun 4 16:03:39 2003
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: UK
Comment: rob..as you say mate, they are only peoples opinions....if people dont like, they can express that view. I persoannly think its a shame that really there aint a Swervedriver anymore, and I would feel funny watching another band do the old classics, but Adam F has every right to do them and if it puts a new spin on the songs..fair play to the fella. its only what people want to see at the end of the day really I guess...its no different really to Macca playing Beatle songs ...its what people want to see but it aint the Beatles thats for sure. I am sure Adam is big enough to read these comments, take them on board, and either not give a flying fuck and do what he wants or do whatever.

Date: Wed Jun 4 15:37:15 2003
Name: That's
City/State/Country: Great
Comment: yeah whatever, officer rob........

Date: Wed Jun 4 15:22:40 2003
Name: rob
City/State/Country:
Comment: i can't believe some of the shite that get's posted here....it has potential to be a cool page for exchanging musical ideas etc....but all these opinions about how a musician ought to conduct his "career" are just plain fuckin ridiculous....i feel bad for adam who obviously reads some of this stuff....why not bring up other cool bands that we might like...and on a final note....anyone that enjoys swd ought to be just fuckin joyful that adam is still playing and recording instead of working some day job!!!!

Date: Wed Jun 4 14:40:30 2003
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: Huddersfield
Comment: There is no point at re-doing swervedriver songs with a different band. Its either SWERVEDRIVER or ADAM FRANKLIN. The other bands can just fuck off there is absolutley no point to them. If anything Adam isnt moving on because he is just re doing swervedriver stuff with the different bands! Whats the point?! Swervedriver ended a long time ago and adam should not play SWD songs acoustically or with other bands. If he wants to play SWD music he should contact steve jimmy and jez and get rockin properly. Not these half arsed efforts which just frustrate big swd fans.

Date: Wed Jun 4 11:23:54 2003
Name: Adam
City/State/Country:
Comment: Ricky, calm down and go to sleep

Date: Wed Jun 4 03:14:10 2003
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Can
Comment: Karate never give up. Neiher will swervediver. Go back home. Pig will run into the sunset. All systems go, go home too.

Date: Wed Jun 4 03:12:33 2003
Name: sunny (ricky's brother)
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: Everyone, altogether now...move on. Go listen to some new shit...at least something created in the current century. Swervedriver was good. but leave them alone now. okay, bye. That includes you, Ricky.

Date: Wed Jun 4 03:09:00 2003
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Can
Comment: I appreciate what Adam is doing but I hate the fact that all system go people are helping him recreate the songs. Its wrong. Either have the band play with you or play the songs yourself. Just an opinion, I still love you Adam.

Date: Tue Jun 3 22:50:11 2003
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: L.A.
Comment: When is Adam coming to L.A.??? Sean? Madina? Does anyone know?

Date: Tue Jun 3 16:52:34 2003
Name: Sean / Sonic Unyon
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: It looks like the door for the Adam show in Toronto will be $10. Look for a feature on him to run in this thursday's issue of eye Weekly Toronto as well.

Date: Tue Jun 3 06:45:36 2003
Name: snail
City/State/Country: stockton OZ
Comment: Anyone diggin "The Go Team"? something there.

Date: Tue Jun 3 03:25:45 2003
Name: Dust
City/State/Country: NJ
Comment: Don't wanna be down at heel Don't wanna be down at heel

Date: Mon Jun 2 17:47:13 2003
Name: All Music Guide review
City/State/Country:
Comment: On this split release Sonic Unyon have paired two EPs Toshack Highway's Magnetic Morning and Sianspheric's Aspirin Age, on two discs for the price of one. Toshack Highway is the post-Swervedriver project helmed by that band's main man Adam Franklin. Toshack Highway cuts down the guitar overkill ratio and dials up the atmosphere. The main constant from the past to the present are Franklin's laconic and thoroughly bored sounding vocals and his unerring way with a hook. The five tracks on Magnetic Morning show off Toshack Highways' subtly anthemic songwriting and epic feel (The Streets that Spin Off, the almost Swervedriver sounding (She's Got) Celestial Navigation), small scale epic balladry (Cannery Row) and intimate country rock leanings (Country Grass, the acoustic The Sounds and the Times). There are no traces of the electronic soundscapes that made their debut album sound a touch generic. Instead we get classic guitar rock with brains, unusually emotional and typically imaginative. These five songs will be like manna from above to Swervedriver fans and should even win over those who thought the group were too rock or shoegazer-y.

Date: Mon Jun 2 17:13:59 2003
Name: ChartAttack.com
City/State/Country: Vancouver Canada
Comment: http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2003/05/2711.cfm NMW Day 4: Adam Franklin Plays Into The Night And Sam Roberts Likes His Lager Tuesday May 27, 2003 @ 05:30 PM By: ChartAttack.com Staff At this point in the conference my nightly wanderings are beginning to feel like a lifestyle. You might think all the music night after night would get boring but I was as excited as ever to get out on the town. I was well-rested and ready for wherever the night might take me. Hereís what I saw: 11 p.m. The Penthouse Iím really putting on the miles tonight. The venue was packed as Sonic Unyon frontmen Sianspheric cranked out their brand of psychedelic distortion rock. Iíd been wondering why they recently released a new split album with Toshack Highway but my questions were answered while watching their set. Toshack Highway features Adam Franklin of Swervedriver fame. It became apparent during the Sianspheric set that Franklin has been a major influence. Their hazed out vocals and swirling guitars are reminiscent of vintage Swervedriver material but with a unique approach. As my grandfather once said, "anything derivative of Swervedriver kicks ass." Well, he didnít really say that, but you get the point. 1 a.m. The Penthouse I scrambled back to the venue just in time for the highlight of the evening. Swervedriver/Toshack Highway prodigy Adam Franklin played a mid-length set with his guitar in hand and only a drummer to back him. He played mainly new solo material with a few Toshack Highway and Swervedriver songs tossed in to appease the crowd. His drawling Brit accent and slow, wandering style of play is still brilliant to behold. As I became totally overwhelmed by the perfection of his music, I started rambling to all who would listen about my theory on how Swervedriver was basically Radiohead 10 years before the world was ready for them. When an opportunity to watch one of your guitar heroes in a small club presents itself, you donít easily forget. After the show, I wandered backstage and quizzed Franklin on his future plans. He told me he intends to release a full-length album by the end of the year and is now based in New York. Sadly he declined my offer of letting me join his band. Oh well, I had to try! óTrevor Hargreaves

Date: Mon Jun 2 16:50:16 2003
Name: Jerry
City/State/Country: KS
Comment: Hey Simon I can hook you up with some live SWD mp3s... if you have something to trade. abbatazappa@mailbolt.com

Date: Mon Jun 2 07:16:56 2003
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: She's Got Celestial Navigation... Excellent song...love the intro...

Date: Mon Jun 2 07:16:53 2003
Name: Johnny
City/State/Country: San Diego, CA
Comment: She's Got Celestial Navigation... Excellent song...love the intro...



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