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Old 06-06-2017, 10:30 PM   #1
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Irish band Zoom Kitchen were formed in 1991 and went on to win the 1992 battle of the bands at County level (Ireland) , the prize was some studio time to record an EP.

The recording studios were deep in the Irish countryside at a an old farm which had recording studios in the converted outhouses and accommodation for visiting artists/crew etc.

We stayed 2 nights I think and recorded 5 or 6 tunes. The production is sketchy, the tunes (which I sing) were all originals based on some of my "poetry"

The end results were really only 'demo' quality and we could have/should have rehearsed more and drunk/smoked less , but it was an interesting experience and something I can threaten my children with showing to their friends if needs be!

There was some subsequent interest from a few labels but in the end no offer

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Old 06-06-2017, 11:34 PM   #2
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thats cool man. my brother and i had a band when we were teens. then he went off to school and i kept playing. never went far. some bars and dances. its neat looking back. i still play. more styles now though. and recording is fun. so easy to do now. almost impossible back then. well, at least around here.
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which one are you?

reverendjim plays cool blues and fiddle. Not at the same time obviously.

I have a video of the band I was in but I dare tell ya. Once upon a time, when I played with chart topping guys.

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Old 07-06-2017, 08:54 PM   #4
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which one are you?

reverendjim plays cool blues and fiddle. Not at the same time obviously.

I have a video of the band I was in but I dare tell ya. Once upon a time, when I played with chart topping guys.
i'm workin on it....
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which one are you?

reverendjim plays cool blues and fiddle. Not at the same time obviously.

I have a video of the band I was in but I dare tell ya. Once upon a time, when I played with chart topping guys.

were you the blonde one in the original Fankie Goes To Hollywood?

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Great quote.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4lU...utu.be&t=1m11s
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which one are you?

reverendjim plays cool blues and fiddle. Not at the same time obviously.

I have a video of the band I was in but I dare tell ya. Once upon a time, when I played with chart topping guys.
Seeing as I have been willing to humiliate myself here I think you should post your own 'rock nostalgia' video We could have a DI battle of the bands..

I am second from left.
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ah that's what I thought, cute

Video is somewhere on utube....
Actually thinking back and knowing what I know now, I'm glad I didn't become 'famous', I prefer the privacy and not stopped by people asking for your photograph or autograph. Living in London, I meet many famous people like when they are shopping in supermarkets but I never start taking pictures etc. But one time, I met this rock god and I wanted to tell him about a documentary which I really liked. He bought me a dinner. I'd imagine people would pay 1000s just to have one on one dinner. I won't tell who it is though.
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I won't tell who it is though.
That's just mean
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thats cool man. my brother and i had a band when we were teens. then he went off to school and i kept playing. never went far. some bars and dances. its neat looking back. i still play. more styles now though. and recording is fun. so easy to do now. almost impossible back then. well, at least around here.
What sort of stuff did you play?

Someone mentioned the blues, it was the first thing that really grabbed me by the throat and shook me hard. I grew up listening to my mother's original 1950/60 rock and roll albums and so much of classic rock n roll is just 12 bar blues so got turned on in a big way to blues early on.

I play a bit of harp too..

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Old 19-06-2017, 08:16 PM   #13
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Good for you. Those are the fun times. At this point in my life I know I was not cut out for the business. Not at all. I had a lot of offers to do sexual favors for people at that time and never at any other time in my life. I told a manager at FELDMAN AND ASSOCIATES (there I said it) who was scouting us that I was willing to kiss a little ass but I certainly wasn't smoking the pole for anyone... He told me I'd never get anywhere with an attitude like that.... meeting over.

I posted a few horrible live videos on here from a show here I was " being unprofessional" in the sense that I was drinking, toking and on the advice of the drummer, took some mushroom stems to "stay awake". It's too bad, because I haven't been able to get the good footage of our band at Music West '95 ( we were voted one of the Top 5 acts that year by the organizers... toot toot!) where we rocked and as a bonus were very professional. The Foo Fighters debuted at that festival, there were over 300 bands. This was pre cell phone and everyone recording shows that way.

I like playing music, I'm having a bad guitar day though... I don't like it. I really enjoyed gigging but as I said the fun goes away once you become a record company employee, and unless you sell millions and millions of records, you'll be broke and in debt. Now it's all based on the strength of your live show and the quality of merch you peddle at the show. That's where the money is. Recorded music is even less of an income now, no matter how many downloads you sell.

Ron, the unprofessional singer, at work.

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I released a couple of independent CD's that got rave reviews in the UK music press. A couple of famous-ish bands were directly influenced by it, but I'm a useless businessman (I don't schmooze), and didn't get more than a handful of sales. I won't say what it were called though, 'cos I like to keep that side of my affairs private, for now. Yeah, I'm glad I didn't get famous though. My ego is big enough as it is. Lol.
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