Available as a free download this is a collection of recordings was made during the mid 1990s by Coventry's ambient dubsters. The Dubotion collective consisted in various shapes & forms of; Darren Wood, Simon Herbert, Martin Watts and John Docker and can be heard by visiting http://dubotion.bandcamp.com/
Recorded live at the 2009 Powys,Wales annual jazz, blues & rock festival 'Highw(a)y 483' was written in protest at the building of a bypass that in effect isolated local trade.
The song is written & performed by Coventry exile Rob Cook Williams and when he posted it to his Reverbnation site hit #2 in their rock charts. Have a listen (click here) see what you think & if you want to know more then check out the below links.
Sorry to hear of the passing of former Primatives bass guitarist Steve Dullaghan.
Condolences go out to his family and loved ones.
Fan site http://www.crashsite.org biog'd this of Steve
STEVEN ANTHONY DULLAGHANbass guitar, guitars
b. December 18, 1966
After playing in The Primitives, Steve was in Hate (with Pete Tweedie). Dullaghan, with Martyn Bates, later evolved Hate into Hungry i, with Steve playing guitar. They recorded two EP's on the Nursery label. After two years, he rejoined his first ever band, Nocturnal Babies ("fronted by original Primitives singer, Kieron"). He also roadied for Pulp, Catatonia, and McAlmont. Recently went under the moniker Means To An End".
May 30, 2001, Coventry England's Godiva Festival - Steve sits on the panel of judges at the battle of the bands.
|A Splendid Eyesore|
Big in Texas
|Big Kev & The Happy Shoppers|
|Boling Peter Bread|
|Ch Ch Squad|
|Cross Buzz Safari|
|Funk A Fari|
|My Favourite Things|
|Scandinavian Book Exchange|
|Son of a Teenage Yeti Band|
|The Hanging Judges|
|The Jolly Dwarfs|
|The Language of Flowers|
|The Naked and War|
|The Super Heroes|
|The Sword of Ceasars|
|Those Guilty Minutes|
|Up Against It|
|Wall of Sleep|
|Where Are We Tribe|
**** BLOG UPDATE ****
Following an email from former Coventry muscian Rob Cook Williams who now manages and performs at The Golden Lion Hotel near Oswestry (www.goldenlion.org.uk) Rob has added the below list of names he recalls from this period.
CARRION (rock) 'City Walls', 'Spirit Of the City'
CHAINSAW (heavy rock) 'Hole In the Road', played a bit on Mercia Sound
CINCH (Robs band from back in the day)
OCCO SIROCCO (funk)
PAUL CHASE ('New Faces' winner)
PZAZZ (jazz / funk)
ROB COOK WILLIAMS ( 'Never Known Such a Woman')
ZIRKUS (alternative / theatrical)
Thanks for this Rob and you can hear some of his latest music by clicking on www.reverbnation.com/robcookwilliams
Any one else wanting to add to this list or contribute please feel to drop me a line :)