107 comments
  1. gerard
    gerard
    February 20, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    i seem to remember ‘national trust a hippy’ as a GTMTDI phrase re: stonehenge – am i imagining this?

  2. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 20, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Done now Mr Wildebeest. Please send any interesting GTMTDI stuff to KYPP if you feel it is of any interest. (thinks) will have to put up more Clash…Gerard have stuck up Stonehenge flyer you mentioned.

  3. simon
    simon
    February 21, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Pengy, been having a rummage and a clear out, you interested in a few tapes?! Went to a few of these gigs, as follows:

    Blood & Roses – ‘Life After Death’ (96 Tapes)
    Blood & Roses – Live at the Ambulance Station ’85
    PTV – Live at Hammersmith Town Hall
    Getting The Fear – Live Croydon Underground ’85
    Getting The Fear – Live Birmingham ’84
    Killing Joke – Live Germany ’80
    Crass/Six Minute War – Tape, unknown content or year
    Test Dept. – ‘Ecstasy under Duress’
    Rubella Ballet – ‘Ballet Bag’ Xntrix
    Crass/Annie Anxiety – Live Witham Labour Hall ’81 (Been looking for this tape)
    Crass – Live Bradford ’79
    Joy Division – ‘Dance Of The Dead Souls’ – Bootleg, year unknown
    TG – ’23 Drifts To Guestling’ ’83

    Plus a couple of other misc ones. No idea of quality after all this time, but rare as a 3rd eyebrow some of them. Yours if you want, can stick ’em in padded bag and snail mail, if not, sadly it’s probably the skip outside our house as other half getting tough, evil moo that she is!! 😀

  4. simon
    simon
    February 21, 2008 at 11:55 am

    PS. Am quite keen on digital files of some of them, let me know if you can help?! You’re the best Penguin, top bloke, never a bad word said, diamond geezer, top drawer fella… can I stop now?!

    ;-D

  5. simon
    simon
    February 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    PPS. Moon on a stick while you’re at it, would be nice too Penguin!

    Right no more posts from me for a bit, cluttered the thread enough…

  6. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 21, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Simon, got a few of those tapes, if you want me to upload the decent quality ones on here send them to me. Get in touch on penguin / mob or all the madmen myspace for address details. I am willing to convert them to CDR for you but it will take time. I have five tapes from Pavlik and one from Mark Palmer to do, which will not be on this site. So in the end that means 6 x 90 minute tapes uploaded = 540 minutes (nine hours) for personal use (not for the benifit of the public). Like I say I do not mind doing them in time, but I would rather put 540 minutes (9 hours) of tapes / records / energy into uploading material onto this site so punters can enjoy it rather than just do personal stuff. You have 13 tapes that would mean a minimum of 13 hours to upload then transfer. Again I must stress I do not mind doing them for the people named above and for you, and they are in very safe hands, but just dont hassle me if you dont get them back the next week! As you know I work all day and get back about 20.00 every night, then straight onto uploading (for the site first). A labour of love…a hatching in late March will not help my time. Will get Pavs and Marks done before that time certainly…Plus got to do one for Andy Martin I just remembered…Oh well, back to work…out in an hour to watch the Kings of Europe perform down the WORLD FAMOUS WHITE HART LANE…go go go…then a quick upload later when I return…

  7. Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
    February 21, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    here a link to some more GTMTDI stuff that I just found, other than the GTMTDI t-shirts which I miraculously still have. I don’t posses a single photo, tape, record, review or anything else from those days. When I was figuring what I was going to take with me to America none of that stuff was at the top of the list. This link has more of Animal’s classic artwork and some press stuff.

    http://www.geocities.com/punkresidue/godtoldmetodoit.html

  8. simon
    simon
    February 22, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Chill Pengs,
    I was only really asking if you wanted any of them, literally maybe 1 or 2 that I wouldn’t mind on CDR, but really not that bovvered! I’ll see if they are actually worth salvaging first, as they’ve have been lugged here, there and everywhere. Have got a bit obsessive recently with hoarding music and sometimes just have to have things for the sake of it, sad I know! Oh and your labour of love is very much appreciated… but if you spent less time at White Fart Lane you’d get a lot more done!! Ouch, I felt that from here…

    Cool link John de beast, shame about your gear, but you always travelled light! Not like some of us who carted all sorts of crap around and still live out of boxes after all these years, the earache I get you wouldn’t believe! ;-D

  9. alistairliv
    alistairliv
    February 22, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Simon – just said this on Scotch Punk thread but

    “Vorsprung durch technik as we say in bonnie Jockland. Downloaded a Free Sound Recorder. Used a double ended jack plug (ouch) to connect headphones output of vinyl record player to microphone input of computer.

    Faffed around but ended up with an MP3 of nearly all of the Mod Cons ‘Buildings of the 70s’ (see above). Saved it, e-mailed it to myself (2 minutes to upload , 2 minutes to down load for 3 mins 23 secs music) – and there it was, hissing and crackling away just like the actual record had done about half an hour before.”

    In other words armed with a double ended jack plug lead (plus a old fashioned big to modern small jack plug converter for old hi-fi systems) a downloaded Free Sound Recorder (googled on phrase and found several -one I got was here

    http://www.sound-recorder.biz/free_sound_recorder.html

    you can use the microphone input socket on computer to record vinyl/ tapes etc as mp3 files – and convert to CDR etc.

    I also got a trial of a mixing thingy so you can clean up the sound, but haven’t tried it yet.

  10. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 22, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Simon, like I said, happy to do them, how ever many you want, just may take a little time, cheers fella.

  11. Nic
    Nic
    February 22, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Penguin – I sent some stuff (MP3’s) over today to you and Tony: did you get them?

    I can pimp this stuff until the Evildrome Boozearama…
    🙂

  12. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 22, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Yeah Nic, have replied to you…looking forward to getting more! What’s the second bit about?

  13. Nic
    Nic
    February 22, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Just rambling from the drinkies really…

    I was trying to say “I have all kinds of this sort of thing that I could keep sending over until the end of time” but it came out in some kind of addled reference to the pub mentioned in ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’…

    My apologies (Booze gets me over-excited)…
    🙂

  14. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 22, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Oh well, thought you were offering me some porn or something. Raised my hopes a bit…never mind.

  15. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 23, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Uuummm, wondered where that got to, left it outside and it vanished. Sandwich is a silly name for a place is it not?

  16. simon
    simon
    February 23, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Don’t be so careless Pengs…

    Yeah Sandwich is a silly name for sure, but check these out!

    Would you like to live here? These are names of actual locations:

    Arsoli (Lazio, Italy)
    Bastard (Norway)
    Beaver (Oklahoma, USA)
    Beaver Head (Idaho, USA)
    Brown Willy (Cornwall,UK)
    Chinaman’s Knob (Australia)
    Climax (Colorado, USA)
    Cunt (Spain)
    Cunter (Switzerland)
    Dikshit (India)
    Dildo (Newfoundland, Canada)
    Dong Rack (Thailand-Cambodia border)
    Dongo (Congo – Democratic Republic)
    Effin (Limerick, Ireland)
    Fuku (Shensi, China)
    Fukue (Honshu, Japan)
    Fukui (Honshu, Japan)
    Fukum (Yemen)
    Hold With Hope (Greenland)
    Intercourse (Pennsylvania, USA)
    Lickey End (West Midlands, UK)
    Little Dix Village (West Indies)
    Lord Berkeley’s Knob (Sutherland, Scotland)
    Middle Intercourse Island (Australia)
    Muff (Northern Ireland)
    Nobber (Donegal, Ireland)
    Pis Pis River (Nicaragua)
    Sexmoan (Luzon, Philippines)
    Seymen (Turkey)
    Shafter (California, USA)
    Shag Island (Indian Ocean)
    Shitlingthorpe (Yorkshire, UK)
    Tittybong (Australia)
    Tong Fuk (Japan)
    Turdo (Romania)
    Twatt (Orkney, UK)
    Wank (Germany)
    Wankendorf (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
    Wankener (India)
    Wankie (Zimbabwe)
    Wankie Colliery (Zimbabwe)
    Wanks River (Nicaragua)
    Wankum (Germany)
    Wet Beaver Creek (Australia)

  17. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 23, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    OH MY GOD! You are gonna start everyone off…Sean?

  18. sean
    sean
    February 23, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    why is it always assumed that when some idiocy starts that I may in some way involved? Im very hurt (sniff),……

  19. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 24, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Sean, sorry to hear you have been hurt by recent comments posted on this site.
    Maybe to make it up KYPP can get you over to Lord Berkleys Knob via Intercourse. I personally will not be able to go along as I am going off to Wank.
    Cheers then.

  20. simon
    simon
    February 25, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    … No doubt Sean has been to most of these places already, ahem, cough, cough

    😀

  21. sean
    sean
    February 25, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    some of them are named after me,notably in spain and the west indies

  22. steve
    steve
    February 27, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Woodgeen art centre was an old carpet warehouse squated by me, allan, bill and animal, we then squatted the kardboard box and then the ballet skool, there was loads of squatters in woodgreen, we use to have gigs a couple of times a week, Doom and Deviated instinct were most likley to have been playing the kardboard box as we seem to have played with them loads when i was in gutrot.

  23. Nic
    Nic
    February 27, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for the info Steve – helps me to remember…
    🙂

    I was trying to think of the name of Gutrot the other week, but couldn’t bring it back into my head – it kept getting muddled up with other words: you did some good noise…

    I still see various Doom and D.I. chaps on a regular basis – singer of D.I. is now a university lecturer, and singer of Doom is now a DJ on Kerrang radio…

  24. Tania
    Tania
    March 11, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Just to clarify a comment by Penguin. I did indeed work for the Jobcentre,not because my dole was cut but I needed some money.
    I saved a lot (easy to do whilst squatting and working) and went on an extended 2 year round the world trip. And very nice it was too !!

  25. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    March 11, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Tania, welcome to the site…thanks for clearing that up, have you any photos from these times at all that you would like me to put up?

  26. Hillbill
    Hillbill
    April 17, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I might have some pics from the Kardboard Box, did a couple of all day gigs their, seem to remember part of our PA blew up!!

    Heady days….

    hb

  27. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    April 18, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Nice one, if you stick them on a comment, I will put the best ones in photo gallery with your credit. Anyone out there have any GTMTDI tapes at all?

  28. Simon (rosy cheeks)
    Simon (rosy cheeks)
    April 24, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Animals got a GTMTDI bootleg which i keep promising to digitize – ive also got several Rachels Pilchards tapes if anyones interested – keep up the good work 🙂

  29. Ian
    Ian
    December 4, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Hallo John Wilderbeast
    Ian (ex of Stef) having a grin at it all…You still in US?

  30. John No Last Name
    John No Last Name
    December 5, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Ian!!!!! Wow great to hear from you, how are you? What have you been doing? Hey Penguin could you please do me a favor and give Ian my e-mail address or give me his? Thanks in advance.

  31. Ian
    Ian
    December 5, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Heheheh…What have I been doing? I dunno, chuckling over the obituaries…Speak when we have a little more privacy (Yeah, Tony, please furnish the Beeste w my email. Thanking you sir.) as I have been working on my ongoing project concerning the setting of a new standard by which to measure infamy, certain aspects of which must remain strictly covert.
    Hails
    I

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