Glyn Bush’s Birmingham-based band. Lineup also comprises Bridget Enever, Mark Rowson and Trevor Lines.
Glyn Bush wrote Skyscraper for a proposed band. Alternate version of that song has been recorded by Alex Green for The Emperors of Ice Cream.
First mention of Degootees name.
First reference to Glyn Bush’s pseudonym Grant Series. Alex Green wrote imaginary reviews for the following 5 proposed D-Go-Tees songs:
The Man Made of Green Peppers
The Smell of Sex
I’m not In The Mood (for Backchat)
Razor In Particular
Whistle And Sham
Jun (or July):
I was at the Deadly Fun Hippodrome […] I was playing with my band the De-Go-Tees […] Debbie’s Gloss was one of my songs for the De-GoTees (Grant Series being my alter-ego at the time). I may have a demo of it somewhere, but the main lyric was: ’I’m mad about the motion of Debbie’s Gloss.’
… the line up was: Grant Series (Gtr, vocs), Alex Green (sax) David Hunt (BS) Geoff Webb (drs). We were supporting Bauhaus 1919.
Alex Green wrote imaginary reviews for the following 3 proposed D-Go-Tees songs:
Brand New Bright Tomorrow
Live gig @Northampton
“Possibly the best incarnation of the D-Go-T’s yet”
One of the first live gig with Bridget Enever on tenor-sax
Alan Moore wrote lyrics for a De-Go-Tees song called ‘The Age of Bavaria’. Demo has been recorded few months later. Regarding Lance Parkin’s Magic Words book, second incarnation of Emperors of Ice Cream also had a song with that name, probably the same lyrics with different music.
Alex Green wrote imaginary reviews for the following 2 proposed D-Go-Tees songs:
Various gigs including Fighting Cocks with The Army
D-Go-tees at the Roadmender
Live gig with Mr.Liquorice
2 Spud Beat
3 New Community
4 No Ballroom
6 Old Man’s Coat
7 Do the Bum’s Rush
8 Ego Massage Parlour
9 New Breed
10 Sweet Potatoes Warbling
11 Royal Jelly
12 Surreal Estate
14 The Age of Bavaria
15 City Shelving
16 Get Back to MOR
17 MOR coda
1-4 are from the Sinewave Studio session, line up GB gtr, voc, clarinet, Bridget Enever sax, violin, Mark Rowson bs Trevor Lines drums the rest are from a recording session at Mark’s house around 1980, line up the same except it may have been Geoff Webb on drums.
7 and 10 were written by Alex Green and 14 yes the lyrics were by Alan Moore.