Monday, April 29, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Animals & Men Cloford Quarry 1979 by Peter O'Brien

There was a disused quarry near Nigel's and we went there to take some band photos. Years later they filmed an episode of Dr Who here.

John Lee Hooker Born with the Blues

Did you see the documentary on BBC4 last night? It's on I-player if you missed it. Meanwhile here's a film of him. I saw him live around 1979 or thereabouts. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Ralph Mitchard interview on Auuuuu fanzine 2019

Recent interview with me in this Mexican fanzine - now on their blog with pictures

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Eddie Cochran 'Cotton Picker' Sequence from the 1957 film Untamed Youth.

59 years since the fatal crash outside Bath that took the young life of Eddie Cochran. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

More of the Don't Misbehave in the New Age artwork by M O'Brien

Recording at Elm Studios Paulton

This studio we used to record demos and a single was in actual fact a garden shed run by a printer from Purnell's Bob Rowsell. It was a four track and so tracks were bumped if any double tracking was to occur. It cost about 30 pounds for a 6 hour session. After we went there - I think we heard Moskow from Trowbridge had used it - the phone number was in the Yellow pages - the Bad Detectives went there and took some of the photos you see here. When we recorded New Age we took Dominic O'Brien who was brother of the artist who did the sleeve and badge. Peter O'Brien also took some great band photos - he took the one of Sue  - so it was quite a family thing. Our single was produced by our then manager Alan. I remember him freaking out when my harmonica solos were different than the ones on the demo! 
Geoff in the drum room. Egg boxes on the wall.

Nigel House doing his bass bit

Me Ralph doing backing vocals
Ed Ivan and Henry

Note the studio letterhead
Henry at the controls
Sue by Peter O'Brien

Animals & Men debut single to download

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Vive Torbay: Travelling to the British Seaside (1968) | British Pathé

This travelogue from the 1960s gives us a stunning view of the British seaside borough of Torbay (Torquay, Brixham and Paignton) in South Devon. This holiday destination has it all from an injection of French culture to celebrities on a getaway from city life.

Auuuuu fanzine 4

Issue 4 of this Mexican fanzine is out - and there's an interview with me in it. Facebook page

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Badge design for Animals & men

Another 40 year milestone. Our badge design.

Batman's 80th birthday