D-Go-Tees

Glyn Bush’s Birmingham-based band. Lineup also comprises Bridget Enever, Mark Rowson and Trevor Lines.

De-Go-Tee's line up

De-Go-Tee’s line up

1978

March:
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.

April:
First mention of Degootees name.

July:
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

Centre For The Arts, Aston University, Birmingham

Centre For The Arts, Aston University, Birmingham

1979

3 March:
Live gig with Alex Green on sax. Beside the De-Go-Tee’s songs they also played Alex’s Do The Bums Rush (originally written for The Emperors of Ice Cream)

De-Go-Tees @ The Bulls Head

De-Go-Tees @ The Bulls Head

De-Go-Tees - Alex Green's setlist

De-Go-Tees – Alex Green’s setlist

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.
Glyn Bush

21 Jun:

De-Go-Tees @ Bournebrook

De-Go-Tees @ Bournebrook

De-Go-Tees @ Bournebrook

17 November:
Alex Green wrote imaginary reviews for the following 3 proposed D-Go-Tees songs:
Cancer Restaurant
TRDO
Brand New Bright Tomorrow

22 December:
Live gig @Northampton
“Possibly the best incarnation of the D-Go-T’s yet”

1980

25 April:
One of the first live gig with Bridget Enever on tenor-sax

May:
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.

17 July:
Alex Green wrote imaginary reviews for the following 2 proposed D-Go-Tees songs:
S.P.W
Surreal Estate

20 July:

De-Go-Tees @ Star Club

De-Go-Tees @ Star Club

27 July:

De-Go-Tees @ Barrel Organ

De-Go-Tees @ Barrel Organ

20 November:

De-Go-Tees @ Golden Eagle w/The Privates

De-Go-Tees @ Golden Eagle w/The Privates

1981

May:
Various gigs including Fighting Cocks with The Army

De-Go-Tees - '81 May gigs

De-Go-Tees – ’81 May gigs

20 August:
D-Go-tees at the Roadmender

9 October:
Live gig with Mr.Liquorice

De-Go-Tees @ Square Club

De-Go-Tees @ Square Club

De-Go-Tees @ Square Club

De-Go-Tees recordings:

1 Stress
2 Spud Beat
3 New Community
4 No Ballroom
5 I-Opener
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
13 Undecided
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.
Glyn Bush

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