Sunday, August 15, 2004

Bum Gravy Sunday

This is the one track which never appeared before the posthumous Excretion 2000 release, but with it's bludgeon riffs and characteristic distortions it's a BG gem...

Bum Gravy:Mercury Rising

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Simon paying you to do Bum Gravy Sunday or is it out of pure love and devotion?

7:34 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

love and devotion, I'm afraid...they were genuinely a great band, amongst the best live bands I've ever seen...they had (like Michael Howard)a touch of The Darknes about them, and managed to make enjoyable, entertaining music that was simultaneously serious and -well, dark.

I think that the stuff they recorded doesn't do them justice, but it does give people a flavour of what they were about...yup, it's definately L+D...about 100 people have downloaded the first BG track I posted..I suppose maybe 75% of those didn't get it, and another 12.5% got it but didn't like it - that still leaves 12 1/2 %, and that makes it worthwhile.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Ric8ard said...

when did you see them live then jeff? London? Oxfjord? Or back in'good' old East Angliarghh?

Yr right about the recorded output.. I think the nearest we came to a decent recording studio was an overnighter somewhere near Maldon.. everything live, very little separation and a twat at the desk ;-) Now if only the BG's were alive today, it'd be a laptop and a decent soundcard and they could record wherever they liked.. _sigh_ 20/20 hindsight is great eh?

11:37 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

saw them a few times - london, oxford and most splendidly with whiteslug in what may have been a scout hut in colchester...tried to get them to come and play in leamington to no avail, but am hoping against hope for a one off reunion at simon's 40th bash in november...

7:19 AM  
Blogger Simon said...

Sorry ric8, but the first tape was the definitive recording simply because WE DIDN'T SOUND LIKE THAT UNTIL AFTER WE'D HEARD IT. "Bum Dub" isn't a dub version, its a bit of echo added to what the band actually sounded like the day before we mixed the tape, but 30 seconds into the first listen to side one of the finished tape people got this thoughtful grin on their face like "fuck me, now we sound like *that*", and at the next couple of practices it was like "yeah? HOW???". IMHO it was trying to answer that question which provided a lot of the energy for the next year or so. (Certainly for the next week or so, since the first gig happened about ten days after the first tape...)

11:24 PM  
Blogger Ric8ard said...

I stand corrected.. I don't I lumbered your good selves with my 'ass-istance' until after the first tape, so that's fair enough on the 'definitive sound' side of things.

And you saw BG & WhiteSlag at Club Mammo(n|th) eh? I know we played together there, but I'm fucked if I can remember any details. Maybe it's on video somewhere.. I blame the drugs for the memory loss.

Tell me that you saw them at the Clapham Grand in London? Now _that_ was an effing P.A. (Ashley Headbutt had a hilarious tale to tell about some MM or Sounds or NME journo that was there and hated it. Apparently she said: "I was near the front, and it was too loud. I went to the bar at the back, and it was too loud. I went to the foyer and it was still too loud. I went _outside_ and it was _still_ too loud" (She was right, it was very loud. One of the guitarists from Die Cheerleader came to the dressing rheum afterwards to find out who mixed for them annd asked a very very pissed Ric8ard to leave my details so they could get in contact. Suffice to say, I never did. I was that pissed. heh heh. :-) ))

2:57 PM  
Anonymous jemima_stone said...

i've slept with bum gravy, but not whiteslug as they were all too fat

7:50 PM  
Blogger biscuitbetty said...

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8:12 PM  
Blogger biscuitbetty said...

you slept with all of bumgravy? even nigel and ozzie..oh err

8:15 PM  

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