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Bad Finger

from Players by Johnny Domino



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.


from Players, released March 27, 2000




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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