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Death Song

from The First 100 Years by Johnny Domino



Memories of the "(Appalachian) Death Song":

1) playing it through for the first time at rehearsal and all of us laughing our heads off as we rolled inexorably through waves of the long instrumental section

2) all of us yelling at the microphone recording the chorus vocals - but we only had two sets of headphones

3) a difficult "mix performance", made worse by the sync-tone on the 8-track going spazzy and sending the drums out of time as we tried to mix it - everyone with fingers crossed, staring at the tape, praying that it would make it to the end of the song

4) playing it live (only once!) at a gig in Nottingham

5) me and Jim being approached by a prostitute outside the same gig - "Y'alright lads?" (high schoolboy voices running away) "Yes thanks!


from The First 100 Years, released February 1, 2002




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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