Sunday, 5 July 2009

Cack and Commotion

This is a compilation from 26.01.88 and 29.01.88 which were the first couple of rehearsals by What Katy Did Next featuring the new line-up and instrumentation. It had been a few years since we had played acoustic but for me at the time it was a welcome respite from the loud crazyness of the autumn 1987 stuff. I had been playing a lot of acoustic blues by myself in the sun in the garden during the summer of 1987 and this was a logical extension of that activity augmented by Trevors decision later in the year to throw his lot in with us and see what happened (next). So then there was Paul Moller-guitar,vocal, Trevor Simpson-guitar, Kev Rudeforth-tapes,radio,effects, and Gary Burroughs-drums. We used to practice in the back room at Trevors' house which had no carpet so the wooden floorboards gave a nice ambience. This compilation is mainly the bits in between the songs as we were only just starting to work on a new repertoire. The next few postings are of almost complete rehearsals and you will be able to hear how quickly and easily we got to grips with the new sound and material but at this point it was a bit shaky and we were working our way into it slowly. I listened to this late the other night on headphones and my girlfriend was sleeping in the next room, I was laughing at some of the bits so loudly that I had to keep shoving my fist in my mouth to stifle the noise so I didn't wake her up. We developed a routine of meeting in the pub and having a couple of pints then going to the off-license and buying a big bottle of cider before retiring to Trevs' place for a smoke and then recording our musical (or otherwise) utterances. Them were the days.


  1. cellar 5 was the name of the cider... it never had any effect until the moment one of us claimed to be sober

  2. hello Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR.,
    thanks for visiting my blog

    great post!


    .el camaleon

  3. Gracias por seguir mi blog... besitos... Zazel...

  4. Heff digs him some blues.