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Finished January 1996.

"The Artist" is a great example of the freedom you have when you don't have a proper job and you're living with your mum and dad.

Recorded during my first six months after finishing University, I probably wasn't working at all. I used to have a routine - every day I'd walk to the library and/or the job centre, look at the papers, maybe see something to apply for, come home, do application and/or chores, watch a little bit of telly.

Sometime after lunch, I'd usually get on the 4-track and if I was lucky, I'd be able to come up with something like this. I recorded all the music here, Giles is "The Artist", with lyrics inspired by the people he met during his fine art in Leeds.

This is also available on the "4th Butch Master EP" 7".

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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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