04/24/09 Soulcellar, SouthamptonRead More
Also, I received a 'bootleg' of S*M*A*S*H singer, Ed Borrie doing an acoustic solo appearance at the 100 Club (in London?). The audio is pretty good, it sounds like it's from the soundboard. The whole show is pretty low-key, as expected with an acoustic set. What makes this show kind of cool is the violins by Amber Ross, which you can clearly hear on "15 Years". And, gosh, it's so good to hear Borrie singing his word-plays "All I wanted was to be you, all I wanted was to be used."
Borrie did a few old S*M*A*S*H songs ("Lady Love Your C***", "Revisited #3" and "Drugs Again"), and right before "Drugs Again", he introduced it by saying "Ordinary, I'm in a punk band, so I'll just play a couple of those songs".
It looks the Orphans will make another appearance in October 24th in Germany, of all places at KOZ, Goethe University in Hessen.
The Orphans have been enjoying a sold-out first pressing of their album (Muff? I have no idea since I haven't correspond with these guys before), so they're going back printing more.
In the meantime, you can pick up Icon from S*M*A*S*H at amazon.co.uk. What made this album so important is because their last/debut album, Self Abused, was released in 1994. That's thirteen years ago! So be sure to pick up Icon when you see them.