At this time Johnny Domino songs were recorded in 'batches' - usually around holidays from Uni when we were at home. In Summer 1994, we bought a new 4-track recorder (previously we'd been using either borrowed kit or the crazy Teczon 4-track from the "Best of Shithouse" cover that my old piano teacher gave to me - often this would only be able to record on 2-tracks...)
Well the first 10 songs we did weren't really all that amazing - but they sounded nice.
"Real Life" came from a mini batch of four songs that we recorded at the end of the holiday, which was really when we started to do some interesting stuff.
Giles on Vocals and Electric Guitar, Me on whatever else you hear (including the annoying steal from the J.B.'s "You Can Have Watergate" - we were listening to a LOT of funk at this point).
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