fucking about with forthcoming gigs, lost the September gig
at the Bull & Gate for some unknown fucking reason, trying
to get confirmation on the Underworld one. Watch the gigs
page for the latest.
Castle. Great venue, great crowd, great gig. We brought Ode
to Billy, Lucille & Coward of the County back into the
set. Charlie Harper showed up and offered Big Bird a slot
on his next Subs single. Coo. Mark took a picture of Jim Dog's
arse crack for obvious home erotic motives. You'll have to
wait another week to see the piccies because Dags took the
film to a 19th Century film processing outlet.
Stubbs Allotments Festival. What a weird gig man. We'll get
some piccies soon and you'll see what we mean.
at the Garage. Great place. Sound man has master his art and
has got a good gob on him too. His advice to me "Less
money on hats, more money on amps". First time we got
a really good sound on stage. More events off stage than on
though. Billy Joe got accused of nicking Frenzy's drum sticks
(untrue). Jim had two punch ups and one make up with a pychobilly
for breaking dance code. Don't remember driving home but get
this. The next day Jim Dog had a piece of paper by his bed
with a rectangle of butter on it covered with a light sprinkling
of chilli flakes. What the fuck is that about? If anyone can
shed any light on the disturbing events that led up to this,
please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
and explain to him just what a comtemptable slimebag he is.
We forgot to ask for our pay.
at the Amersham Arms. Hmmm, nice venue, big stage, good sound,
but not very many people despite Jim Dog writing to all his
South London school buddies. Got very pissed in the bar afterwards,
Big Bird Dog jammed along with some fella at the bar.but he
was a bit too pissed to play the right notes. There was some
falling off of chairs. Ditch Dog & his missus tried to
stop Jim Dog driving home, but only because they were drunk
and Ditch apologised the next day so no harm done. Jim Dog
found Billy Joe Dog's drum kit in my car a couple of days
later. See piccies here
the blistering heat of the Hope & Anchor, Some Dogs play
their little hearts out to a packed crowd. The best yet, despite
being cut short halfway through the set by lack of time and
the power tripping out. Look at the piccies here.
at the Brixton Windmill and a bloody good job too. They offered
us another one but we can't remember when.
at Sound City with Big Bird, Jim, Billy Joe, Mystic &
(ex Big Boy Tomato) is a singer/guitarist who would love to
sing at the Windmill gig and play bass at the Hope & Anchor
gig. Not bad, eh? Welcome Ditch Dog.
Mr Bird reschedules
the Hope & Anchor gig for the 15th June because Billy
Joe Dog & Mystic Dog can both do that date. But Mitch
Flacko Dog cannot, so we're short of a bassist (again).
Also, we're still short of a singer for the Windmill gig
in Brixton on the 26th May. Again any offers? Fuck fuck.
Dogs have a full band rehearsal with Mystic, Jim Dog's talented
wayward son. It sounds fucking fantastic. Only drawback is
that Mystic Dog cannot do the gig on the 26th May or the 9th
Dogs audition Brent & some other bloke who Big Bird met
down the pub and thought he looked like a singer. Brent's
still not perfect, and other blocke does look like a singer,
Mr Bird was right in that respect.
Dogs audition Brent at OTR. He need to work on a few vocal
Dogs foray into South London is a triumph. Read about it here.
Dogs take Hackney by storm, read about the gig
Billy Joe Dog comes aboard full-time and a good job too!
stormer of a rehearsal, this time in lovely Leatherhead. We
did King of the Road, Ode to Billy Joe, Convoy, Galveston,
Rhinestone Cowboy, Ring of Fire & Jolene for the first
time with our new line up. Fan-fucking-tastic. Jolene was
it looked unlikely Bondy was going to be ready for the gig
on the 17th February, so we drafted in Mitch to hit the bass
for the gig. Mitch has a long pedigree, being a founder Snork,
member of Hagar, and fuck knows what else, most recently performing
for the legendary gestalt rockers - the Mekons
We had a corker of a rehearsal with the line-up for the Pepys
We will be prepared, fuck with us not. We have devised a business
plan that cannot fail to attract publicity, incorporating
as it does, a base slide into depravity and ulitimately insanity,
savagery & death. There is no return from this point.
We press on.
Dogs audition Bondy on bass at OTR, and he becomes Bondy Dog.
Lisa Dog confirms that this will be her last rehearsal with
the Dogs. She is going back to the States. Farewell Lisa and
Bird Dog redesigns the Some Dogs web site like this:
Jim Dog implements it.
where to begin! First of all Some Dogs are in the process
of auditioning 3 singers, 3 bassists & 3 drummers. The
first audition will take place on January 18th. Secondly,
Some Dogs have a gig booked for February 17th at the Samuel
Pepys in Mare Street, Hackney.
Bird Dog comes back from holiday and redesigns the CD cover
Dog sneaks into work on a Sunday to burn 10 Some Dogs CDs.
In the absence of Big Bird Dog, the Some Dogs Art Director,
Jim Dog does his best with designing the CD covers.
4th November 2000
seeing Penthouse (ace) & Petit Vodo (French for "little
cunt", we decide), and having lots more beer, Jim Dog
drives Mark to Big Bird's house and plays the new CD. Mark
thinks it's great. They foolishly drink Pernod until bed time.
3rd November 2000
Dog mixes the demo tracks with Rob from the Sonic Studio.
It starts to sound very good after a few cans and a spliff.
You can download the mp3s and listen
for yourself if you want.
Dog gets round to building this web site.
Bird Dog goes on holiday, leaving Jim & Lisa Dog to finish
off the demo tape, find two new band members & get gigs
in December. What a bastard! Big Bird Dog will return on 27th
Bird Dog does a new logo like this:
Bird Dog does a logo like this:.
It is rejected.
Dogs record The Gambler, D.I.V.O.R.C.E.,
Rhinestone Cowboy & Ruby. Lisa Dog stands in on bass,
the Dogs draft in Kevin to sing. Kevin Dog does a great job
despite never having sung with the band before.
Dog registers the somedogs.co.uk domain name
time in September 2000
decide on the name "Some Dogs" - Jim Dog's alternative
"Clawhand" is rejected by a landslide of 2 to 1.
of July 2000
& Alvin leave because they're not into it. The remaining
members aren't THAT sorry.
time in July 2000
(can't remember his name) joins on vocals, he brings Alvin
to play bass.
rehearsal of the three core members at OTR studios in Mare
Street. It is a great success despite all present sufferring
greatly from clawhand.
attempt to rehearse is a disaster because Big Bird has booked
a shit hole in Bethnal Green that turns out to be double-booked.
They manage to miss Lisa.
Bird enlists the support of Lisa, a drummer who used to be
in "Rubbish" with him.
Bird & Jim meet in Big Bird's spare bedroom to play "Punk
renditions of Cheesy Country Classics". It's very hot
& stuffy with the window closed.
2000 (we think)
Bird & Jim get pissed and he reveals his big idea. Jim
joins on the spot. Surprisingly, they both remember the conversation
and the band is born!
Bird has the idea and does fuck all about it for 2 and a half