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35 bands and all failures

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SHEFFIELD 2010

The Louis Couperin Project

year : 2010
my age: 42
my name: peter jones
my role: harpsicord
other members: louis couperin (in spirit)
best song: the one about his best mate falling down the stairs
best gig: none done yet
claim to fame: couperin was mates with king louis xiv
did you know: this is another solo project - to hell with bands, i'm too old, so the latest project is memorising an hour of harpsicord music by louis couperin who lived in the seventeenth century

HULL 2007 - 2009:

the henry purcell project

year: 2007
my age: 39
my name: peter jones
my role: harpsicord
other members: mr henry purcell (in spirit)
best song: suite number five, prelude
best gig: at home to alan, julie and melissa
claim to fame: henry purcell knew the king
did you know: i've memorised all eight keyboard suites, which i can now play blindfold. (this isn't really a band. those are listed underneath....)

SHEFFIELD 1989 - 2006:

the failures

year: 2005
my age: 37
my name: pete fuck
my role: bass/ backing vocals
other members: mixmif, ian lindsey
best song: brenda
best gig: none done
claim to fame: me and mixmif used to present r.o.t.t. on bbc radio sheffield!
did you know: Mixmiff formed two bands in the eighties, Slopdosh Bobbar and Ivan Crump, and also Doobrie firkin and the Battered Fur Burgers

tarana

year: 2003
my age: 35
my name: pete fuck
my role: keyboards, co-writer
other mebers: tim crosby, richard carpetman, robert overdrive
best song: all imrovised
best gig: brokowskis
claim to fame: dee dee ramone came to see rob's old band!
did you know: tarana recored 46 albums and sold none!

link: http://www.tarana.org.uk/

maniac

year: 2002
my age: 34
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums, backing vocals, stopping fights
other members: shaun, ian lindsey, steve, jamie cully, alan snell
best song: fucked up in my head
best gig: corporation
claim to fame: we supported sham 69!
did you know: there were fights at most gigs!

link:  http://freewebs.com/maniacsheffield

fret

year: 2002
my age: 34
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums
other members: craig, ian lyndsey, jamie cully, alan snell
best song: maniac (cover of peter and the test tube babies song)
best gig: slug and fiddle
claim to fame:alan was a stuntman!
did you know: craig the singer was also the manager of the slug and fiddle!

the carpainters

year: 2001
my age: 33
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums
other members: mixmif, bobby dazzler, mr poorly fingers
best song: cheeky monkey
best gig: did none
claim to fame: mixmif used to co-present a radio show with me!
did you know: i left!

link to mixmif: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=117354247

rookie

year: 2001
my age: 33
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums
other members: spike, chris, mik, stu
best song: breakdown
best gig: the deep end
claim to fame: i was in them!
did you know: they all had jobs!

rookie website: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/rookie/

agartha

year: 2000
my age: 32
my name: pete fuck
my role: bass
other members: bonner, chris, john ripley, kevin
best song: killing machine
best gig: hillsborough arena
claim to fame: john was a published poet!
did you know: bonner used to be a nurse!

sound affect

year: 1999
my age: 31
my name: pete fuck
i played: drums
other members: guy williams, julian davies, john ripley, paul yates
best song: yellow (cover)
best gig: george iv
claim to fame: guy almost had a relationship with a newsreader off calendar!
did you know: julian was a psychiatric nurse, and the rest of us were all nuts!

coal brothers

year: 1997
my age: 29
my name: pete fuck
i played: piano, keyboards, co-writer
other members: robert overdrive a.k.a. rob cowen
best song: that one
best gig: outside cole bros store
claim to fame: rob's old band was asked to be dee dee ramone's backing group!
did you know: we busked eidelweiss in the snow regularly, and also recorded imrovisations

website: http://coalbros.webs.com/

charlies angels

year: 1994
my age: 27
my name: pete fuck
my role: keyboards, song arranger, backing vocals
other members: charlie rocker, kate rocker, robert overdrive, matty k
best song: everyone's gone to the moon
best gig: northern general hospital old people's home
claim to fame: matty walked out of an oudition for the longpigs!
did you know: we played christmas gigs in the hospital where i was born, two years running!

p.a.s.c.

year: 1994
my age: 26
my name: street beat pete/ pete fuck
my role: keyboards, co-writing
other members: paul mills, paul bower, andy assle
best song: corporate love number
best gig: the grapes
claim to fame: we were signed to an obscure dutch label!
did you know: i left over a row about lack of credits on the cd sleeve!

link: http://www.pasc.co.uk/

s.l.b.c.

year: 1993
my age: 25
my name: street beat pete
my role: keyboards, co-writer, backing vocals, drums
other members: richard edwards, paul mills, andy assle, jelly, paul bower
best song: wastage
best gig: the grapes
claim to fame: we appeared on bbc2 with a video for our e.p.!
did you know: everyone left the band, one by one!

link:
http://www.unrecordings.co.uk/page2/page2.html

omith and friends

year: 1993
my age: 25
my name: peter jones
my role: keyboards, co-writer
other members: john ball, omith mukherjee
best song: orion
best gig: rotherham arts centre
claim to fame: omith still appears on t.v. on repeats of top of the pops as a session musician!
did you know: a member of the audience once drew our portrait!

psychoterrorists

year: 1992
my age: 24
my name: sreet beat pete
my role: keyboards
other members: noel, glenroy, paul mills, richard edwards
best song: anything glenroy toasted to
best gig: hallamshire
claim to fame: glenroy regularly recorded with dean honer, later of all seeing i
did you know: noel played the flute!

see right thru.wma << click here to hear a great early track recorded at fon studios

media premonition

year: 1992
my age: 24
my name: street beat pete
my role: keyboards
other members: richard edwards, paul mills, matty k
best song: new rules
best gig: hunter house hotel
claim to fame: paul knew jarvis cocker and is mentioned in mark sturdy's pulp book!
did you know: we rehearsed at dig vis drill's house!

listen here: click the link to download. written by media premonition in 1991 i think, with richard edwards, paul mills et al, probably engineered by nort

NEW RULES.wma

another track, even better:

ITS YOUR TRIP BABY.wma

bear cage

year: 1992
my age: 24
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums, backing vocals, songwriting
other members: ziggy starlust, andy assle, johnny gleadless
best song: mr sensible
best gig: nelson mandela building
claim to fame: jarvis cocker asked out andy's girlfriend's sister!
did you know: we nearly got beaten up when splodgenessabounds failed to turn up!

click to play NUMBER TWO BUS lyrics: pete fuck music: bear cage

exit

year: 1991
my age: 23
my name: pete fuck
my role: bass
other members: dave chaos, andy assle, johnny gleadless
best song: between the walls
best gig: psalter lane art college
claim to fame: we supported splodgenessabounds twice!
did you know: dave and john had a punch-up over the name!

link to exit: http://www.freewebs.com/sheffieldexit/index.htm

ci5

year: 1990
my age: 22
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums
other members: jimi, paul jinks, matty k
best song: all good, and all kind of imrovised
best gig: the hallamshire
claim to fame: matty later auditioned for longpigs on THEIR request!
did you know: we only did one gig, then started rehearsing!

click to HEAR THE HALLAMSHIRE GIG WITH JIMI ON VOCAL
click to HEAR MORE OF THE GIG
LISTEN TO THE AUDIENCE REACTION!  

all new clean fuck city shitters

year: 1991
my age: 23
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums, backing vocals, co-writer
other members: mozaz deep, ziggy starlust, matty k
best song: porno man
best gig: maze bar
claim to fame: mozaz is a minor well-known local celeb/ poet!
did you know: we only did one gig, then we started rehearsing....and then we split up!

loony tunes

year: 1989
my age: 21
my name: street beat pete
my role: keyboards, engineer, co-writer
other members: ziggy starlust
best song: when i'm cleanin' winders
best gig: none, we were a recording project
claim to fame: our when i'm cleanin' winders idea was used on an advert for orange pop!
did you know: we had three seperate tracks out on vinyl

http://www.freewebs.com/loonytunessheffield/index.htm

click above to go to the loony tunes site with tracks to listen to at your leisure

the fuck city shitters mk.2

year: 1989
my age: 21
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums, backing vocals
other members: tom mayblin, mik diggin, ziggy starlust
best song: one fuck and you're dead
best gig: ruskin park
claim to fame: ziggy was once asked to audition for pulp!
did you know: tom had been an f.c.s. fan who'd even written songs about us!
link: http://www.freewebs.com/fuckcityshitters/

g.g.f.

year: 1988
my age: 20
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums
other members: john pullin, ben, arnold
best song: not just a child
best gig: lower refectory
claim to fame: richard hawley knows john pullin! john is from the famous sheffield fairground family!
did you know: g.g.f. stands for go get fucked!

LIVERPOOL 1988:

royal family and the poor

year: 1987
my age: 19
my name: pic meter/ peter jones
my role: keyboards, co-writer
other members: mike keane
best song: in your eyes
best gig: did none
claim to fame: mike keane toured with new order; an earlier line-up were signed to factory records
did you know: i wrote one song, and that was it!

jegsy dodd and the sons of harry cross

year: 1988
my age: 20
my name: pete flip
my role: drums
other members: ken hancock, jegsy dodd, darren
best song: winebar man
best gig: none
claim to fame: they were signed to probe and toured with half man half biscuit, who ken later joined!
did you know: i was sacked after two rehearsals!

loop garu

year: 1988
my age: 20
my name: street beat pete
my role: keyboards, songwriting
other members: dave kennedy, adrian jackson
best song: even soldiers cry
best gig: hardman house
claim to fame: adrian was friends with will sargeant and had played with royal family and the poor; one-time drummer iain templeton played for six months in the la's! a later drummer joined space!
did you know: loop garu eventually got signed up for 25,000, but had to change the name to garu

link to loop garu website:
http://www.freewebs.com/loopgaru/index.htm
link to adrian's new band: http://www.gigwise.com/Bands_BandCard.asp?BandID=506

sonic death attack

year: 1988
my age: 20
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums, co-writer
other members: duncam dregs etc
best song: none completed
best gig: did none
claim to fame: duncan dregs founded dregs magazine, which can be seen in john peel's biography near page 47 on top of a pile of records in his house!
did you know: we rehearsed in bone's cellar, the same room as used later by the la's, and years before by an early line up of frankie goes to hollywood

dead men's suits




year: 1987
my age: 19
my name: pete cosmic
my role: drummer and re-joined in 1988 on bass
other members: mik suit, smed, goff, moz, managers joe mcoy jones then kaney
best song: rocks off
best gig: milo's
claim to fame: dead mens suits are mentioned in peter frame's book rock around britain! mik's girlfriend diane was friends with the girl who did an early la's photoshoot! joe mcoy jones had a thankyou note on his wall from jamie reid!
did you know: goff toured with gary glitter's suport band!

WEBSITE:  http://deadmenssuits.webs.com/

listen to pete fuck playing bass 'live' with dead mens suits at milos club, st johns centre, liverpool, in december 1988....recorded on a handheld sony dictaphone, and it shows:

CUBAN REBEL live at milos 1988.wma

ROCKS OFF.wma

DODGY REDHEAD.wma (singer mik suit's girfriend diane was none too pleased with this track)

DEAD MANS SUIT.wma

DEAD MENS SUITS INTERVIEW.wma  pete fuck interviewing mik suit for crime pays fanzine, shortly after pete left as drummer


SHEFFIELD 1986 - 1987:

nihilistics

year: 1987
my age: 19
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums, spraypainting name around town
other members: paul mills, matty k, tim jones, terry morgan
best song: targets
best gig: leadmill
claim to fame: we knew pulp and supported inspiral carpets!
did you know: tim jones was a teacher!

link: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bingo.master/page%202.htm

the fuck city shitters

year: 1986
my age: 18
my name: pete fuck
my role: drums, spraypainting the name all round sheffield
other members: mik slick, lou gobshite, ziggy sarlust
best song: in your life
best gig: scunthorpe baths
claim to fame: lou went on to record with dee dee ramone
did you know: nick reynolds loved us! he became john peel's producer
link: http://www.freewebs.com/fuckcityshitters/

rough mix

year: 1986
my age: 18
my name: peter jones
my role: keyboards, co-writer
other members: omith mukherjee
best song: war on want
best gig: hallamshire with the fuck city shitters
claim to fame: omith went on to work with lulu, michael ball and lionel richie
did you know: we used to be called thrapper!
link to the track war on want with photographs by peter jones:
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/sheffieldarchives/videos%20of%20sheffield/?action=view&current=sheffieldintheeightiesfreesample.flv

listen to red taxi written by rough mix and recorded at darnall music factory on their first ever eight-track:
http://www.freewebs.com/petefuck/26 Track 26.wma

engineers: steve and isiah

new! rough mix website:
http://www.freewebs.com/roughmix/index.htm

SOUTHAMPTON 1980 - 1985:

what next

year: 1985
my age: 17
my name: peter jones
my role: keyboards, co-writer
other members: colin spivey, jamie gould, sammi timimi, darren
best song: time to go
best gig: 'live' on bbc radio solent
claim to fame: i knew bbc's nick girdler!
did you know: we practiced in taunton's school dramam hut!

what if

year: 1983
my age: 15
my name: peter jones
my role: keyboards, co-writer
other members: sammi timimi, jamie gould, darren
best song: desert boogie
best gig: queens head
claim to fame: jamie became a television floor manager!
did you know: sammi timimi was from iraq!

four minute warning

year: 1983
my age: 15
my name: peter jones
my role: keyboards, songwriter
other members: steve rush, fawaad moied
best song: tip top tulip instrumental
best gig: hampton park schol assembly
claim to fame: steve rush had his letter in the paper!
did you know: we were crap!

cornflake revolution

year: 1982
my age: 14
my name: peter jones
my role: keyboards, backing vocals, song writing
other members: justin roux, fawaad moied
best song: isabelle
best gig: school assembly
claim to fame: justin's dad paul roux played in hamburg on the same bill as the beatles!
did you know: we played 'live' on bbc radio solent!

link: http://www.freewebs.com/cornflakerevolution/

john ding band

year: 1981
my age: 13
my name: peter jones
my role: keyboards, songwriting
other members: jamie gould, sam butterfield, justin roux
best song: john ding
best gig: did none
claim to fame: sam starred in a uk film in 1986 called seaside story
did you know: we practiced at break time in the music room at hampton park school

CARDIFF 1979:

system changes

year: 1979
my age: 11
my name: bonzo
my role: piano/ arranger
other members: marcus huggitt, anthony moore, lee morgan
best song: some or other sex pistols cover
best gig: did none
claim to fame: i went on to support sham 69!
did you know: we had one rehearsal and then split up 'cos the piano stool broke!
two of the band members are in this pic by pete: