This is the first version we recorded of the song that appeared on the 'other' side of the "4th Butch Master EP". This version is loads better, recorded September 1994
Our group of friends was changing at this point - we'd all gone off to study in different cities, so a lot of the lyrics from this period reflect on the fact that our old mates were changing - obviously we were changing, too.
I remember that we recorded the music live in one-take - I recorded the guitar part while Giles played the organ bit.
Now, my brother is many things but he's not a keyboard player. I was the one with the piano lessons - but what he does here is great. I think it helped that we changed the pitch on the keyboard so he could just noodle around on the black keys without danger of hitting a bum note. But still - good work, bro.
The 'bongo' bit was me slapping a Tom Tom - part of the extended drum kit that Brian left round at our house, and which lived in my bedroom wardrobe.
For some reason when we re-recorded this track, we left the keyboard part off - *smacks head*.
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....more