BBC Maida Vale studios for the 3rd Peel session recording.
Live at Ipswich Town Hall
Happy with CUD's contribution to his Kinks tribute compilation,'Shangri-La'
Imaginary Reocrds boss, Alan Duffy, wants to release 'Lola' as a
single. Contractless, CUD agree and promptly record a B-side, 'The
Day Crime Paid' at Woodhouse Studios, Leeds..
Live at London, Deptford Fountain
Despite the new cover version single, it's a bit of a low point
for the band. Manager, Martin Baker unsuccessfully approaches
The Princes Trust to fund a CUD LP! Mike reckons that a flop LP
would be the last straw for him. Carl talks about moving to London
in September. William considers joining him.
'Secret' gig in Doncaster for uber-fan, Dave's birthday (fans, we
Sell-out gig at Leeds, Duchess of York. Earnt £400! (flyer,
Newcastle, Broken Doll
Some heckling and a glass thrown. Apparentlly this is par for the
course at this venue.
Film 'Lola' video in Leeds and Saltaire, with mannequin.
Things are picking up again, with the good news that Imaginary Records
want to release the CUD debut LP. There is talk of a two to three
LP deal, even!
Record 3rd Peel session at London Maida Vale, (Only, BB cudn't C,
a one-minute version of Urban Spaceman, Epicurean's Answer). Carl
is suffering from a bad throat and is allowed to rerecord vocals
on March 5th.
Wakefield, Players Snooker Club.
Record and mix 'When in Rome, Kill Me' LP in Woodhouse Studios,
Leeds with Alaric Neville and Richard Formby.
To make things interesting/difficult, the first side of songs is
edited into a 'rock opera' starring Steve's landlord, John (Johnny
Money) Farrell and Elizabeeth Cuthbertson. A vague storyline about
the hunt for a woman named Bibi is pieced together. It doesn't really
Some song notes:
'When in Rome, Kill Me' includes recordings of Shakespeare's Julius
Caesar. The title came about from a lark replacing the last phrase
of a saying with 'kill me'. 'A bird in the hand, kill me', etc.
'Only (a Prawn in Whitby)' was originally titled 'Only a Day in
Clichy', but was retitled after Martin Baker claimed to have seen
vegetarian Morrissey eating seafood. (It turned out to be a lookalike.)
'Bibi Couldn't See'. Bibi was the myopic girlfriend of a fellow
Fine Art student. She was perhaps too vain to wear her glasses.
cock-up. The 'Lola' logo was obviously a Coke pastiche, so why was
the initial pressing in blue and white? Ah well, it made it a rarity!
7" single, 'Lola' released.
at London, Drummonds (with 14 Iced Bears)
Nottingham, Old Vics Tavern
Carefree Sud, a stripped-down portion of CUD play a support to Crane
at Leeds Palace, followed by an impromptu CUD gig, minus Mike (who'd
gone home!) and with Jason from The Stairs on guitar.
London, Camden tour begins!
Wolverhampton Poly (with The Membranes, who used our gear cause
they were too lazy to get theirs out of the van).
Leeds, Duchess of York (again)
Ashington pub (with Crane)
Carlisle club (with Crane)
The night of one of William's worst episodes borrowing Rob
from Crane's bass, leaning it precariously against a wall where
it slipped and broke off a machine head.
Newcastle, Broken Doll (with Crane and angry Rob)
London, Brixton Loughborough Hotel
Derby, The Dial
Norwich Arts Centre
After a invitation from a fan, CUD join Tina from Kippax for tea.
Manchester, Green Room (review, right)
typical Martin Baker press release.
Not even CUD knew