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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by myhairlooksflat » Tue Oct 12, 2010 13:49

Finally the server hostage situation with my provider has ended and I've redone the discography at http://sotoughsocute.blogspot.com/2009/ ... raphy.html
I also created a facebook page if anybody's interested http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bi-Joopit ... 6162150445

I'll add the info and sleeves you guys helped out with as well

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by everard » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:45

captured tracks have re-issued the mctells' s/t & expecting joe tapes & the website suggests more to come
capturedtracks.com wrote:Captured Tracks, with the aid of Paul Rixon himself, have done our best to try to create as close a fascimile as possible to those first two McTells cassettes on Bi-Joopiter.
Consider it a teaser for a more complete vinyl/CD reissue in the near future, we find these releases stand the test of time both on a musical and aesthetic level.

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by dano » Thu Jun 21, 2012 04:04

does anyone have a rip of the pioneer cassette ?

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by linus » Thu Jun 21, 2012 08:18

I've got the tape but no means of ripping it, that's not very helpful, is it?

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by dano » Thu Jun 21, 2012 18:23

a fog of ideas wrote:I've got the tape but no means of ripping it, that's not very helpful, is it?
i'm in the same boat.

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by linus » Mon Jun 25, 2012 18:09

there's a smashing mctells write up over at the equally smashing kill your pet puppy blog by penguin aka grid aka michael that includes a download of a live performance from 1987:

http://killyourpetpuppy.co.uk/post86/?p=277
For some reason now long forgotten (blocked out in my memory now due to trauma I would think) I suggested getting The McTells onto the bill with uber crustie punky reggae bands, Culture Shock and The Rhythmites! Not sure what I was thinking. Stuart from the McTells was aware of Dick the friendly and approachable Culture Shock vocalist and was specifically aware of Dick’s previous band The Subhumans. Stuart the bassist of The McTells would go to gigs by Crass, Poison Girls, Conflict and Subhumans with some regularity when he was growing up in the late 1970′s early 1980′s. I think it was Stuart who pushed the gig onto the other band members after I got the slot confirmed!

Stuart was the member of the band that I knew best as we both hung around together in his bedsit for hours on end playing his battered vinyls on his battered music system when he was not throwing stiffs into a freshly dug hole (he was a gravedigger by trade). The ‘Front Line’ reggae compilation LP was played a fair bit I seem to remember as was ‘Stations Of The Crass’. Stuart’s room was next to the other room with the other lodger placed within its dank and dark walls. This other lodger was some serious alcoholic who seemed to have been down on his luck for many years. This other lodger would forever be knocking at the door asking Stuart for spare change to refill the bottle of his alcohol choice of the day; as well as blagging cigarettes and even dog-ends from Stuart on an almost hourly basis.

Myself and Stuart had and held onto that Crass ‘upbringing’ as well as both holding a fondness for All The Madmen records in common. We specifically liked The Mob as well as having an admiration of The Astronauts (a band that Stuart was briefly a member).

It probably does not need stating that when The McTells performed on the stage of the smaller downstairs hall at this Stevenage gig (the larger main hall, a floor up was not used on this particular Sunday night) they bombed audience wise.

A smattering of folk from The Blackbirds public house had turned up to support them but to no avail unfortunately. The bulk of the audience that turned up ignored the band, which I guess is probably better than heckling them or causing trouble. The band performed well. Packed up and run! I stayed and recorded the rest of the gig through the P.A. as I was a Culture Shock supporter! Worldwide appreciation for The McTells via my ‘promoting’? Another day maybe, yeah?
despite all that, it's a great recording of the mctells (it'll ring a little on the ears)

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by Shaun A » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:57

Holy shit! This is from the Kill Your Pet Puppy blog:

"The McTells are back together again and are performing a gig at the Lexington in Islington on 5th August 2012. I am looking forward to that and will be there. Hopefully some browsers will be too."

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by wiaiwya » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:04

yup... it's a hangover lounge presentation, along with cee bee beaumont and the fenestration...

http://hangoverlounge.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... -2012.html

get yer super cheap tickets here:

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/174155

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by linus » Tue Jun 26, 2012 13:57

also, the gig had it's own thread here: http://www.anorakforum.com/viewtopic.ph ... it=mctells

and a facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/253107004797647/

sorted

and good work mr lounge/woowoo/jervis

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by dano » Mon Apr 18, 2016 16:07

since it's been four years since i last asked ...does anyone have a rip of the pioneer cassette ?

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by linus » Mon Apr 18, 2016 19:31

I'm going to see if I can make this happen... I'll message you if I'm successful

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Re: Bi-Joopiter

Post by dano » Tue Apr 19, 2016 03:13

linus wrote:I'm going to see if I can make this happen... I'll message you if I'm successful
thank you kind sir

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