cc3The third and last in a series of home-spun cassettes, produced by Ian Spence and Sian Evans of the “Little Fishes”. Quite an amazing set of bands – shame it was pre CD quality. The Diggies track was from just before I joined them, although I was in the band when it came out. T’was recorded, as ever, in John’s bedroom studio. I was also “Andre N’Gobola”, for reasons I shan’t go into, offering an acoustic piece I recorded late one night in Radio Sheffield when no-one was around.

House of Colour were exciting and ahead of their time – Nick wossisname sporting a telecaster way before they were trendy. Treehouse was Mick from Artery and probably the best track on the cassette – a stonking peice about firemen. Martin Lilleker and the Wealthy Texans were already liviing legends, freely sampling cows without getting release permission. Pulp were still a long way short of fame and fortune, The Gallery featured Pete Rophone – still active in the Sheffield scene today at the age of 67. The Peter Cushings I didn’t know, but if they couldn’t even spell “Igor”, what hope was there for them?

Dig Vis Drill : America the Monster
House of Colour : Little World View
Treehouse : Firemen
The Wealthy Texans : Cattle
The Peter Cushings : Egor
Andre N’Gobola : Prelude in A minor
The Total Institution : Lament

Pulp : Coy Mistress
The Gallery : Constantine
Giant : I Want You
3’s a Crowd : Viscous Cabaret
The Crop : The Silk Trail
IVE : Secrets
Little Fishes : Secret meeting