Tuesday, 30 December 2008

We got called The Hull Underground in some article and I thought that was great.
A lot of the stuff we did got lost or stolen along the way but many tapes have survived.
As things get transferred to cd we will be making items available for downloading by any interested parties. The information about these will be found on this site along with links.
Chunks and bits and pieces of history an' that will be scattered over this blog as it comes out of the bog of me mind an' that.
The first gig we did as What Katy Did Next was upstairs at the Welly Club, Hull in late 1979 or early 1980.
I don't remember much about it apart from not being happy with it. We had nothing worked out and just got on stage and made a row I seem to recall.

The line-up was...

Paul Moller - Guitar, Tapes, Vocals.
Mark Fell - Bass.
Steve McDermott - Drums.

I was in a band called Blue Kitchen with Steve, Howard, Adrian/Red and Roland Gift in 1978/79, so called cos we playing in a kitchen which was blue. We had a song called 1-2-3 Fat Man In The Stew. Steve sang with the Luddites for a while and did a few things with WKDN. I remember wanting him to do some recording with us in 1987 and just before the sessions I went to the shop for some bits, he didn't know what he wanted so I brought him back a mars bar. He went home and never returned, I never knew if it was me or the mars bar.
After he found me in Edinburgh late in 2007 (I didn't even know that I was lost at all at all) Mr Rudeforth requested some spoken word stuff so I trawled through my old notebooks and cobbled something together in Spring 2008.
I got totally off my map and did a reading, found some sound effect cd's at the music library and stuck a load of 'em on.
Mr R. uploaded it to Internet Archives and that's how Out Of The Cackhouse was born.

Friday, 26 December 2008

This place will provide information about What Katy Did Next and links to downloads of our music.

The first place to go is http://www.wkdn.co.uk/ .

Many of you will run away and never come back ever, ever again, but for those of you that do...

Come into the body of the kirk.

The Sombody Pull The Chain compilation is by Mr. Rudeforth and is taken from tapes we made in 1985.
The members at that time were -

Ian Craven - Lead Vocals.
Paul Moller - Guitar, sax, voice.
Kevin Rudeforth - Radio, voice.
Terry Parkinson - Bass, drums.
Gary Burroughs - Drums.

Everything was totally improvised. We used to swap instruments a lot. Terry was a shit-hot drummer primarily but played the bass at these sessions. Ian used to bend over double to do his vocals cos the two recording mics were at waist height. I will never forget the sight of him bent over pouring his heart and soul out into one mic then moving across the stereo field and doing it into the other one. We couldn't hear a word of it until we listened to the cassette the next day and wow, what words and sounds came out of his mouth! I used to call him the 40 year old Johnny Rotten. He moved out of our lives and down south somewhere, working as an R.E. teacher and unfortunately died a few years. Gary is also dead. I am trying to find Terry, he's out there somewhere.
This compilation is mainly the more free-form stuff we did but rest assured there will be much much more to illuminate from this era. This line-up did only one gig after 23 rehearsals.