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> Date: Mon, 6 Jun 94 11:34:19 BST
> From: smeats[at]-remove-lincoln.gpsemi.COM (Sad Git on the Internet)
> Subject: Re: Black Eg
> Don't drink too much Grolsch. It makes yer head hurt.
I too much Grolsch, your head Will Hurt. More than with many other beers, I might point out to the sceptical. Grolsch has a very attractive old-fashioned bottle, and its bizarre name leads the Unwary to imagine that it must be the product of generations of dedicated Germanic brewing obsessives. Well, it's not. It's Dutch and it will make your Head Hurt.

RIDE

> Date: Wed, 8 Jun 94 11:26:10 BS
> From: joe[at]-remove-anvil.co.uk (Joe Nicholson)
> Subject: e.g. black undrugged
> Undrugged: Albert Hall, 4th June
> Lowlights: The Creations (over the hill hippies), Ride (under the
> hill hippies)
Yes, they were Bloody Awful at the Albert Hall, weren't they? A rented sitar! Sophie the cellist, who ought to know, said that the string section (yes, "string section") had been really badly arranged. My guess is that it must have been the work of Andy "I'm A Genius And My Swedish Wife Has A Record Contract Of Her Own, Thank You Very Much" Bell. Good old Andy. It was like watching Free! Rock shat.

HELLO MISTER MITCHELL R. DICKERMAN : THIS ONE'S FOR YOU

> Date: Sun, 14 Aug 1994 11:52:04 -0400 (EDT)
> From: mrd[at]-remove-world.std.com (Mitchell R Dickerman)
> Subject: Strangelove, The Black Watch
> In the 'thank you's on The Black Watch's latest, _Amphetamines_,
> they thank Butchie. Anyone know the connection? Did they open for
> him on his last trip to the West Coast, where they're from?
> Oh, and the album is excellent, strongly recommended.
> I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk about Strangelove.
> After leaving the Blue Aeroplanes (whose new album, _Life Model_,
> is good but misses his touch), Alex Lee formed Strangelove.
The Black Watch come from L.A. We have got to know them pretty well since we met on tour in 1989. They're good people. They opened for us at The Roxy in June 1992. J'Anne Jacobi, their violin vixen, played with us that night on Racheland , which REALLY dragged out the Velvet Underground influences, as you can imagine. I'm glad they gave me a credit. I'd be gladder if they gave me a copy of the LP. We would like to play with them again in America.

Strangelove are grand. They are


Alex Lee - Guitar, songwriter, Provisional Member Of The JBC In Perpetuity.
John Langley - Drums, ex The Blue Aeroplanes, brother of Gerard, all round leading human being.
Patrick Duff - Singer, not really as miserable as all that...
Joe Allen - Bass, ex-Levitation, played all the bass on Condition Mandrax.
Julian Poole - Guitar, played lead with the JBC on 1990 tour of USA and Canada.
I've seen them twice on the recent U.K. tour and they were very good. A severely cranked Mulreany, however, watching the London show, pronounced: "It's fuckin' Bauhaus, innit?" I don't know about any touring plans for Strangelove in the US. Sorry.
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