Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cops, Robbers and The Holy Grail

How do you make a round trip to France - touring through: biker-rockers, Bash Street punks and the search for The Holy Grail. How? Like this..

Larry Wallis was a one-time guitarist for The Pink Fairies, a band appearing at Mont-de-Marsan's First Europan Punk Festival(20th August 1976). On the same bill were The Damned, whose beret wearing bass player Ray Burns, was rechristened 'Captain Sensible' by The Fairies

Larry Wallis - Police Car



Damned Drummer - Rat Scabies penned Burglar the B-side to the 79 single Smash It Up. Keep 'em peeled for references to Midland Banks and John Peel's record collection in this Peel session version..

The Damned - Burglar (BBC Session)



Sleeve:blogger's own

Rat is now something of a Grailologist, making repeat visits to Rennes le Chateau attempting to untangle the mysteries of The Grail. Blogger-chum Rockmother, has captured Rat's doings, diggings and delvings in a fab new film Rat Scabies and The Holy Grail.

Fin!

9 comments:

Ishouldbeworking said...

I LOVED the book of this - can't wait for the film!

Mondo said...

Have you lent the book to your bed-ridden hubby? He'll love it

roberto said...

I've lent my copy to the bassplayer in my band one year ago...he's an old skin,probably got some problems reading...lol,he's gone to Rennes le Chateaux two years ago.

Ishouldbeworking said...

Hubby read it before me, the old fox....

Mondo said...

I thought bass player's only read books with pictures in Roberto?
Disclaimer - being a bass player myself I can make that joke without any worries or accusations of bassism

Good for him - did he ever have a pop on 77 Sulphate Strip. He'll love it!

lil said...

Fantastic snippet of film Mondo...
Where can I see the full-length version?
(Rat's an interesting fella on a cool quest!)

rockmother said...

Thank you Mr Mondo for your fantastic and continuing support. Lil - we are trying to get this commissioned as a series for tv. So far - this is all you can see! Glad you like it.

Mondo said...

Rat's a natural isn't he Lil - I'll lend you the book if you fancy.

Let's keep em crossed Romo, I am properly buzzed for it

Piley said...

This will make a blinding TV show, the guy is a natural at this! Annoying that he's good at more than one thing though, you'd think the guy would be happy enough with being one of the greatest drummers of his generation (all be it an under-rated one at times)... but nope, he has to be a natch' at this TV lark too!!!

Hope the full series comes off

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