This has been up on the Facebook page for a while, but thought I’d post this up here too.
OK so yet again, as we were soundchecking at 7-something and weren’t on stage till 10-something, I managed to be drunk once again despite my best efforts to only have ‘a couple’ beforehand. However, I think it was the best show so far, and it was cool crowd. Also got to hang out with The Sneaks, a pretty cool band from New Zealand who’s bassist James wore a helmet with a mic stuck in it the whole show. Yeah it’s been done but I love that shit.
Matt’s friend Keefer, who is possibly both the nicest and the most tattooed man I’ve ever met, did some videoing too which was very kind of him. You can check out 2 of the songs below: our cover of Biffy Clyro’s Eradicate the doubt (I made a little mistake but it’s not that obvious), and our song Valentine.
Pistol Gang & The Preacher – Valentine
Pistol Gang & The Preacher – Eradicate The Doubt (Biffy Clyro)
I should also emphasise that although you can hardly see me in these videos at all, I really was there. It wasn’t just Sam and Matt and a drum machine. A drum machine wouldn’t make mistakes like that for starters. Also, check out Matt’s tash. Isn’t he handsome? He should definately bring that back.
So it’s taken me a while to write this because we only just got the photos back, but even now I would have to say, that was probably the most ramshackle gig I have ever played, but also one of the most fun.
We had a good turnout considering most people who know us at this stage are probably south of the river, so thanks to everyone who made the effort, especially on a school night. Sorry we played every song about ten times as fast as it should’ve been.
Probably the most memorable bit for me was at the very end during Vaudeville when I was just making a load of random noise on the kit, then looked up to see Sam’s guitar on the stage, and Sam in the crowd with blood all over his face. The crazy young scamp had only gone and split his eyebrow open with his guita hadn’t he! Bless him. Went to A&E and everything. The youth of today.
After my very enjoyable performance with Ratty Rat Rat at the Astoria 2 a little while ago, I’d been meaning to get along to another gig, partly because I wanted to check out the drummer they chose over me, but also partly because I liked the music and thought they were all really nice guys. However, I was disappointed to learn that they’d decided to split up, and that their last gig was on Friday 26th September, which I couldn’t make. Genuinely gutted about that. Anyway, I’m sure Simon, Gary, Chris and Matt will be doing more music in the future, which I will look forward to!
Here’s the official video (no, I’m not in it!)
Here’s the stuff off the website/blog:
SERGEANT BUZFUZ SINGLE OUT MONDAY/LAUNCH GIG FRIDAY 26TH
new Sergeant Buzfuz single “Here Come The Popes Part 3″ is released on
Monday Sep 22nd. The limited edition 7” purple vinyl single is
available form all good record shops and from www.normanrecords.com
Also available as a download from i-Tunes, www.finetunes.net and all other download stores. B side is “Dentist To The Stars”
“like the Pogues beating up My Life Story….Single of the month by a mile” (Playlouder)
“a bizarre string-driven song about those popes of the middle ages that’s kind of XTCish” (Organ)
“Like the Soft Boys, this is unselfconsciously smart-pop, with a noir-psychedelic twist” (Sounds XP)
“Wow” (Mark Lamarr, Radio 2)
“Absolutely brilliant” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music)
“they have taken the Sixties back catalogue and asked Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci to give it a remix” (bbc.co.uk London Calling site)
SINGLE LAUNCH AT BETSEY TROTWOOD FRIDAY SEP 26
SKU Events presents: Sergeant Buzfuz Here Come The Popes Part 3 single launch
Friday September 26th
Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL
10 Sergeant Buzfuz
9 15 Kinkajou
8 30 Michael Eden
£5 entry (no concessions).
Tickets available from Ticketweb:
Tom Robinson is a very nice man. You should check out his show some time. I must admit I didn’t realise he did that song “2-4-6-8 Motorway”, which I actually know.
We played Here Come The Popes Part 3, Rebellion, and Cab, and Tom even happily accepted a Goodbye Serrgeants cd off me. We’re even getting paid too. Unbelievable.
(Thanks to Joe for mentioning Goodbye Sergeants to Tom in the first place…)
The final date on the tour. What better way to mark such an occasion than looking like a complete arse. My first time on a proper festival stage, my first time wearing a plastic wig and all in one jumpsuit on a stage in general, and my last time seeing the Reckless Sons before they bid their merry way back across the pond. Good times. Or maybe just times.