And maybe they will again. You can get lost! We had to go the long way around to get there in the end, having dropped everything after university in Lancaster, having been in Manchester and on the dole, watching The Membranes and playing with Dandelion Adventure.
Has this lockdown, I asked Deego, given the band an unexpected chance to reflect on a mad couple of years, and put things in perspective? The song, produced by Kenny Parker and D-Square, was designed to sound like it was recorded live at a Saturday night block party on Sedgewick Avenue in the Bronx, sound system plugged into the street fight, mics buzzing with feedback.
The crib notes for this compilation suggest she played it for 20 straight shows. There was also a young boy there with his Mum, and Chickenbone John is an extraordinary teacher and just inspired people to make things. Anyway, carry on, Deego.
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In fact, all three remain just as powerful a few more lsitens down the line. It was hard, but good. The time slot switched around, including a Thursday night before moves towards the current weekend midnight slot. The Essence Of Rare Essence compiled some of their most well-known pieces for Sounds Of The Capital, but they were unable to translate what they did satisfactorily for the majors, despite several short deals which included working with Puff Daddy while he was still in short trousers.
I write this knowing that many readers here will know most of the story already, but the man behind the mic. He needed prompting to return it though.