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Finished January 1996.

"New Pink Shirt" aka "We Could Have Been Famous(ish)".

Through Brian's fanzine connections, we made friends with a local journalist called Tom Cox (he's also released a couple of books, too).

Tom liked the JD recordings that we had been doing at this point. One time he was hanging out in Glasgow with the nice people from Chemikal Underground Records. Well, they really liked this song.

Me and Giles actually met Stuart and Alun from CU and The Delgados when they played in Derby - to this day, this is the only time that anyone has EVER said to me, "Excuse me but are you in Johnny Domino?"

When they next played in Derby The Delgados asked us to support them - by this point we'd stopped writing and recording little songs like this.

The Johnny Domino story is full of tales like this.

We really had no access to a bass guitar at this point, hence the guitar parts here. The music was another example of the freedom that comes when you have lots of freetime and no responsibilities. It was presented to Giles as a done deal.

Drums are shared between me and Giles - I'm on floor tom and snare, he's on plastic maracas and cymbal.

The bit of dialogue at the start is taken from "The Poetry Society" episode of 'Hancock's Half Hour'.

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from The Best Of The Shithouse Masters, released August 1, 2005
Performed by Giles & Steve Woodward

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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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