Saturday, February 25, 2006

'Antmusic' and Fall In plus some more Physical

I've forgotten what Physical mp3s I put up and am too lazy to go check, so there is a bumper amount of mp3s this weekend!

Antmusic Sheps Bush

Antmusic Prince Charming Revue

Antmusic Burbank 1993
Fall In Electric Ballroom 1980
Fall In New Years Eve 1979 Electric ballroom
Fall In Burbank 1993
Physical Electric Ballroom 1980
Physical New Years Eve 1979 Elecctric Ballroom

I'm doing a bit of catching up now, Marco already commented on both Antmusic and Fall In last week!


Sunday, February 19, 2006

EXCLUSIVE Carty Bow Wow Wow Remix!


Thanks to Carty we have an EXCLUSIVE Bow Wow Wow Remix, you won't find this anywhere else, just here.


Saturday, February 18, 2006

Bow Wow Wow - Cowboy

Bow Wow Wow CowBoy

Bow Wow Wow Press Release

Quick update for this saturday morning, here is Cowboy, one of my favourite BWW songs to download, and a link to a very good page by their press people containing the history of Bow Wow Wow and tour dates.
They also have a My Space blogsite and a discussion page you can join via their official website/.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Three Bow Wow Wow Remixes

i want candy extended
c30 c60 c90 go! love & rockets remix
i want candy girl eats boy remix

As requested, here are 3 Bow Wow Wow Remixes. These can be found on I want Candy the RCA Album (Candy extended) and Wild in the USA CDs.

I shall put up some live versions soon.


Sunday, February 12, 2006

I wanna get physical, physical........

I asked Marco some questions about Physical and a little bit of punk. Marco is in italics.


This has long been an Ant fans favourite. I take it you like it quite a bit. Your version was much heavier than the original Ants version- was that a conscious decision by you or Adam or both?

we never discussed it, I just played that way

You put a very good guitar feedback solo on it too- did you feel that that was what the song was lacking?

All Adam ever said was "this is a fuck song" and never made any other comments about it,
we never thought about it and that's what I felt like doing at the end so thats what I did

Adam was obviously very pleased about it because he says "You better listen to Marco"- how did you feel about Adam saying that and mentioning you in other songs?

As long as people didn't think we were gay I thought it was great!

What do you think of NIN's version of the song?

er...its alright, slightly diferent take on it and that's always interesting, to see what others would do.

You recently re-did the song with Carty/ Chris- how did that go and what did you think of the result?

dunno can't remember was it any good?

What's your favourite Stooges song and why?

Search and Destroy also I got a right -
great fuck off rock and roll

Why do you like the Velvet Underground so much?

Great songs played very simply, they also talked about city life in a no-bullshit way,
also Lou's feedback stuff was a total eye-opener for me.

When did you first hear them?

After I heard "Transformer" I got everything I could get hold of, (not much at the time)

Is there anything in your record collection that I might not expect (for instance John Lydon said in 1996 he had some Joan Armatrading records!)

Phillip Glass/Wendy Carlos/Peggy Lee/lots of disco-hi energy/
"I feel love" the greatest dance track ever made

What are you having for breakfast?

nothing, housekeepers day off, I'm going out for lunch now

Do you miss being in the 80s?

NO? What a strange question for sunday morning?
It wasn't that good besides my time is my own now and I dont have to do anything I don't want to.
I now know what sunday mornings are like, I never saw any in the 80s

Look In 1981 Ants 'collect-a-pages'

These are the Ants 'collect-a-pages' from Look In Comic 1981, With a later Adam one from 1990 (His 1981 one is a double pager- typical star! So I'll scan that in 2 parts later in the week.)
Also here is the page from the recently published 1001 Records You Must Hear Before You Die.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Marco on Antmusic, Fall In and Dog Eat Dog, and some more pics

Antmusic/ Fall in: By Antmusic you'd obviously been working away on the album and were hitting your stride, how easy again was Antmusic to write and record?

Although it's hard to split these things up, the verse and intro are Adam's and the chorus was mine; the rest was ours ,although I fully admit that the guitar solo is Adam's but I played it and added all the stops and scrapes. Recording it was hard again because we were trying to find the style, the drums were orginally more straight ahead and it sounded like TREX, no bad thing but we were trying to get something which nobody had heard before but using familiar elements.

Why are there 2 versions of Antmusic btw?

Not sure, I guess we weren't happy with the mix.

Fall In, another ants old, your thoughts on that?
It went down well with fans of the old Ants live.

yeah I liked that number, it was fun to do, simple to play. I only found out later that was an old Monochrome Set song and co-written by Tom Hardy

Antmusic is much more like The Sweet and them glitter/ glam rock bands of the 70s.

Really? hmm no not an influence at all.

How did you write dog eat dog, there is no demo?

There was a demo, but we recorded over it. It was even more basic than our usual demos, not much more than a sketch really, as we wrote in the studio as an after thought.
we never took away cassetes or anything ,we immmediately started recording.
we wrote the song, did the demo in around an 2 hours, played it a few times, thought about it, talked about it and then played it to Chris, who created the drum loop the track is based on and we started overdubbing.

These pics are from Nils Stevenson's Vacant Book, thanks to CherryBomb for scanning them.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

My website is LIVE! is live.
It's still being tweaked and added to, but for now a rough version is here, YAY!!

I should maybe make more noise than that but uh....well, go look- what you still doing HERE?!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Wolfmen Myspace blogsite

The Wolfmen have a myspace blog set up, describing the band as "...where The Velvet Underground, T-Rex, Adam & The Ants and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas are plundered to make retro rock and roll for the 23rd century…" click the picture above to go there.

More news here

Exclusive Marco comments on Dog Eat Dog/ Physical and Antmusic/ Fall In singles coming later, watch this space