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Lovely weekend, wasn't it? Perhaps foolishly i spent most of it INSIDE with my GTR and my four-track, trying to record demo versions of some of the new songs, ready to hand over to The Validators on Saturday in Northampton. I've now FINISHED recording them, but it was a long old job - rather than go through all the RIGMAROLE of drum programming, bouncing down and bass playing, i decided to just do ACOUSTICAL versions of all the songs. This is GOOD because it is a bit easier and leaves SPACE for said Validators to do their own stuff, but LESS FUN because I don't get to do aforementioned bass playing, and also it can sound less FORCEFUL.

I think they came out all right, especially "Mental Judo" - now all I have to do is to SUCK them into the computer, "master" them (NB put a bit of echo on), put them onto a CD (along with the b3ta TV tracks, the Instrumental Version of The Perfect Love Song, which i also did, for that film, and the Steve Lamacq shows I taped), and them copy them! Whoo! Fun times ahead, right kids?

In case you're interested, here's the full list of songs - Validators willing, this'll make up most of the next album, alongside some as yet undreamt of songs which we're going to write together, like we did for "Let The Weird Band Win":

  • Mental Judo
  • The Fight For History
  • Breaks In The Journey
  • Sod It, Let's Get Pissed
  • Born Yesterday
  • Looking At My Hands
  • Never Going Back To Aldi's
  • Dino At The Sands
  • Young People Bring Me Your Problems
  • Girlfriend Alarmed
  • The Lesson Of The Smiths

    Oh yes, I do love a good list! I wonder how many of them will actually survive TRIAL BY VALIDATORS?

    posted 3/8/2004 by MJ Hibbett

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