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Side Project - The Vaguely Familiar

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Date: July 1991 0
Venue: Woodhouse Studio
Location: Leeds England
Performers
Pat Fish ( programming, bass, guitar, vocals, glockenspiel ) , Richard Formby ( engineering, guitar, bass, mad ethnic instruments ) , Sumishta Brahm ( lap steel guitar, vocals, electric 12-string )
Recording
Quality: 8 (out of 10), Performance: A, Interest: B (out of 10), Generation: 1, DAT

Bootlegger: David Whittemore

📝 Pat Says

The Vaguely Familiar was a July 1991 project, put together at Richard Formby's Woodhouse Studio in Leeds. The line-up was myself, Richard and Sumishta Brahm (13 Frightened Girls).

Basically, I did the drum programming, bass and large electric guitars (note how I "invented" Slowdive on Pedby's Grace), Richard did the mad ethnic instruments and a bit of bass and guitar, Sumishta sang, played the lap steel guitar and did a bit of electric 12-string. Any glockenspiels are probably down to me.

Richard and I went on to try and rub the project up into a finished album with a big session at Woodhouse in November 92 (during which Richard also got into glockenspiel action, as I recall), but although we committed a further ten or so backing tracks (including the truly awesome "My Milkfloat" featuring a casio playing "My Desert" to itself under a barrage of early sixties electric milkfloat noises, which Richard insisted sounded just like Jimi Hendrix), we never finished them off. I still have the instrumental roughs at home. Richard and I often talked of finishing it all off, but neither of us likes the phone very much and it never got done.

I have spotted bits and pieces from some of those aborted tracks showing up on Richard's Triumph 2000 LP.

According to my cassette, we recorded five numbers:

  1. A Matter of Time (which was a 13FG number)
  2. Bombed (by Richard, which was featured on the Autumn 93 jbc European tour)
  3. Pedby's Grace (by me and Sumishta)
  4. Colour Waltz (by me and Richard)
  5. Elwood (by Sumishta and me)

🎼 Played

Set 1
1.
A Matter of Time (13 Frightened Girls)
2.
Bombed (Richard Formby)
3.
Pedby's Grace (Pat Fish/Sumishta Brahm)
4.
Colour Waltz (Pat Fish/Richard Formby)
5.
Elwood (Pat Fish/Sumishta Brahm)
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