Bad Finger

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Looking through a copy of Record Collector, we saw an advert for a book called "The Tragic Story of Bad Finger", which we thought would make an amusing song title. We didn't know at the time just how tragic it really was; when we Marc told us, we changed the title.

Apart from Marc, we were all employed at this time in what Douglas Coupland called McJobs - "a low-pay, low-prestige, low-dignity, low benefit, no-future job in the service sector. Frequently considered a satisfying career choice by people who have never held one".

My feckless career enabled me to write and record the music for this album. Jim's enabled him to spend a lot of money on computer consoles and games, which inspired the lyrics on this and other songs.

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from Players, released March 27, 2000

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Johnny Domino Derby, UK

Giles and Steve formed JOHNNY DOMINO in the summer of 1993.
Over the next 3-4 years they recorded over 100 songs (known as THE SHITHOUSE MASTERS) on a series of knackered 4-track recorders, drafting in other players on an ad-hoc basis.
Long-term SHITHOUSE alumni Jim became a full-time Domino in 1996, followed by Marc.
Johnny Domino played their final gig on December 23, 2006 at The Vaults, Derby.
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