Mr. Liquorice

Mr. Liquorice pseudonym was used by Pickle (Mystery Guests) as a solo artist. He did a few live gigs under that name in ’81 and ‘released’ his songs on a cassette called ‘Limbo Trains’. He also produced a one-off fanzine with David J of Bauhaus which has strips by Alan Moore.

The fanzine that David J and I did together was called TV Murders and was a kind of an anti-fanzine in that it featured no reviews or gig-listings of any kind. Only surrealistic cut-ups and montages. Another commercial hi-point.
Pickle (Mr. Licquorice)

Later in 1983 he contributed some background noises to ‘The Gospel According To Fear’ (b-side track of David J’s debut single) and he did transcription of another David J composition ‘This Vicious Cabaret’ for ‘V for Vendetta’ comic.

1981

1 August:
First Mr.Liquorice live gig @ Roadmender Club, Northampton

The second Sinister Ducks’ gig was at an event i promoted called ‘The Summer Shock Special’ at the Roadmender which utilised nearly all the rooms in the building for various events and performances. Red and green food and snacks were on sale. Was also my solo debut as Mr Liquorice.
Also on the bill were The Sinister Ducks,The D-Go-tees,a performance group called Living Room
Pickle (Mr. Licquorice)

7 October:
Live gig with Alex Green, he provided sax for 2 songs including Summer Sock Hotel.

9 October:
Live gig with The De-Goo-Tees.

De-Go-Tees @ Square Club

De-Go-Tees @ Square Club

22 October:
‘LIMBO TRAINS’ tape came out. It has ‘several dozen mini masterpieces’ including Summer Shock Hotel, The Cut-Glass Rodeo and Limbo Trains. It also includes a short instrumental version of an old Dapper Choir song called ‘Caption Music’.

Mr. Liquorice - Limbo Trains tape

Mr. Liquorice – Limbo Trains tape

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