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A BAND - An Ole Crab/Andrew Lloyd Webber

Double CDR set of archive A Band material. A bit more description on these recordings and the events behind them: On the Friday we drove in a van up to Leeds, and there was some kind of fault with the engine, which meant we drove slower and slower as we progressed - the last nine miles took us an hour! As a result, we arrived at the venue and went onstage immediately, no time to relax beforehand. I think (if memory serves) Tim missed the gig so that he could get the van fixed in time for our return home. We drove back to Nottingham, where we were due to be first band onstage at the annual Rock & Reggae Festival. Andrew Lloyd Webber is about 43 minutes long, and has some good sounds throughout. An Ole Crab is about 28 minutes, near the start Im reading out some found letters and notes, and it ends with us being attacked by a chainsaw-wielding man who I never saw before or afterwards, followed by Stream and me duetting on a children song, with live sound effects (it sounds like the tape slows down, but we sang it that way). -Stewart Walden

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