The Avalyn Digest Vol.1 Issue #14

The Avalyn Digest

Vol.1 #14

November 2nd, 1996

There are 15 messages totalling 1011 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Unanswered Questions 2. Gig review (from UK-Indie) 3. Big Takeover w/Mojave 3 interview 4. I Am The Elephant - news 5. trade/sell? 6. Non-Slow: Lush drummer dead 7. Mojave 3 ... (7) 8. Interview with Neil 9. Mojave 3 Discography v1.0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 03:12:29 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Re: Unanswered Questions On Tue, 1 Oct 1996, Anthony John Cornish <> wrote: > i must admit i only had a few singles of swervedrivers when i went to see > them, but i can now say i'm sure they played songs including Rave Down, > Sandblasted, Son Of Mustang Ford and possibly Deep Seat. The > highlight of the night was the extended encore performance of Duress. > > Where could i get a copy of the previously mentioned 'interview'? (while the list is so quiet, I think it's okay to post it again?), so - Here it is: I met Swervedriver tonight, after a gig here in Linkoping, and talked a bit about their latest stuff and more important the, by Neil and Simon, reported fact that it was Swervedriver who got Slowdive signed to Creation. Steve (bass, vocals) looked at Adam (vocals, guitar) and said: - 'umm.. well, that's for you to answer'. Then Adam asked: - 'who said that? Neil and Rachel?' I replied: - 'no, Neil and Simon, when I asked them after they played in Stockholm in 93' And Adam said: - 'well I don't know, really. Did we?' So the drummer, Jez said to Adam: - 'yes, it was You! You were the guy who got them signed!' And Adam replied: - 'well, maybe it was our manager. Their [Slowdive] demo tape circulated a lot around that time, and maybe he got hold of it and brought it to Creation? I honestly don't know.' So I dropped that subject and asked about the Slowdive/Swervedriver misprint (Slowdive's first EP "Slowdive" was released in ? of copies containing Swervedriver's album "Raise"). Adam said: - 'yeah, I know about that. It's a really rare item you know?' And I told him I had a copy of that one, so he asked: - 'is it our cover and their EP on the CD or...' So I replied: - 'no, the other way around. Their cover and your album. When I bought it and got home and listened to it, I said "whoa, this isn't Slowdive!"' And Adam said: - 'no way! Well, it's just like Creation. Misprints, whatever...' So I didn't ask more about that, though I did ask Adam what he thought about the Mojave 3 stuff and he said: - 'I love it! It's a Cowboy Junkies thing you know?' And Steve said: - 'Mazzy Star kind of..' Well, that's it for the Slowdive questions at least. :-) They [Swervedriver] are signed to Geffen now, in case anyone was wondering, and their latest album "Ejector Seat Reservation" is being released in the US by Geffen in April, with a following tour by the band. On a side note: they played a lot of songs from their first album, "Raise" tonight, I think five or six ones, four songs from "Mezcal Head", and four songs from "Ejector Seat Reservation". The reason they played so many from "Raise", Adam explained, was because that album was never released in Australia, and they recently played there, so they thought, why not play some of our old songs, and rehearsed them again, and to their surprise, they sounded really good! So they decided to include them on the rest of their tour. :-) Well, I guess that's enough babbling from me now. //Erik ( ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 03:11:55 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Gig review (from UK-Indie) Snatched from the UK-Indie list: > Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 15:12:57 +0100 > From: Andy Smith > Subject: Lisa Germano / Mojave 3 > > Just a quick review. I saw this lot down the Zodiac in Oxford on > Wednesday, and I recommend them if they're in your area. > > It's a pretty low-key, laid-back package. Mojave 3 remind me of Slowdive > (surprise) without the exciting bits, and are a bit too mid-70's country- > rock in places for my tastes. Peter Vickerman and plenty of others from > that audience would tell you different, though. They're good in a pleasant > kind of way. But not that good. > > Lisa Germano was fun. Lots of weird stuff. No songs I knew. In some > places no discernible tunes. Her band of weirdos are fun to watch, > especially the drummer (Thor?). Good stuff. > > See ya > AndyTBTG //Erik ( ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 11:03:14 -0700 (PDT) From: Ed Wakabayashi Subject: Big Takeover w/Mojave 3 interview If anyone is having problems getting the issue of the Big Takeover with an interview with Neil and Ian from Mojave 3, please contact me as I have an extra copy. Also included in the issue is a great interview with the Cocteau Twins as well as Ian and Will from Electrafixion/Echo and the Bmen, Lush, Moose, etc. Ed ------------------------------- Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 06:03:21 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: I Am The Elephant - news I finally received the order form for and information about the film "I Am The Elephant and You Are The Mouse" (included below). Please note that I have not yet received the film myself, and that I am not responsible if this turns out to be some sort of hoax (though I sure hope not) - it is pretty hard to check for "accuracy" over the net. I will post to the list as soon as I receive a copy of the film though, in case some of you want to wait. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask! ------------------------------ order form -------------------------------- I'M THE ELEPHANT YOU'RE THE MOUSE - Order form. ______________________________________________________________ In a world of lies, there is always one truth, One self..... Port an artist, is caught in the fast life of Los Angeles and in a relationship gone to hell. Oliver, Port's best friend narrates as Port gets sucked into an "on again-off again" affair with Alice, and his heroin addiction. Port's story is universal in it's search for truth and meaning. As his travels around the world brings him to fully realize his true desire to be a painter. _____________________________________________________________ Includes Original Music by Slowdive. _____________________________________________________________ Price $40.00. This includes postage and handeling! Payment only as international money order. Allow 6 weeks for delivery. I like to order __ copies of "I'm the elephant..." Last Name:____________________________ First Name:___________________________ Streeet:______________________________ City:________________ State:________ Country:______________________________ Phone number:_________________________ E-mail:_______________________________ Send this order form and the International Money Order to: Black Monkey Suit/Freakie Pig 1260 Havenhurst #206 Los Angeles, CA. 90046 USA Or email for more info: -------------------------- end of order form ---------------------------- // Erik Soderstrom ( -------------------------------- Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 00:52:43 CDT From: Timmer Subject: trade/sell? I'm sure everyone knows how hard old Slowdive stuff is to find, but does anyone have ANY clue where I could find some (or all) of the older singles and EPs???? I'm dying for new material... If you know somewhere/someone who would be willing to make a tape, I would be eternally gratefull.... please email me... thanks... Tim Mull --------------------------------- Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 03:37:53 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Non-Slow: Lush drummer dead I know this isn't Slowdive/Mojave 3 related, but in case no-one heard, it's really a sad day: from the NME web site LUSH drummer Chris Acland was found dead at his parents home in Cumbria on Thursday, October 17. He was found dead by his father; he had hung himself. Chris, 30, was a founder member of the band; he had recently returned from a US tour with the band and had said that he was unsure whether to join them for forthcoming European dates. A session drummer had been brought into the band to rehearse for those dates pending his decision. One close friend of Chris's who had spoken to him recently said: "If he was depressed enough to do this, it must have happened very suddenly. He seemed fine." As NME went to press, the future plans of Lush were unclear. They are still booked to play European dates and were due to enter the studio early next year to begin work on a new album. Full Obituary in next week's issue. //Erik ( ------------------------------- Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 12:27:49 -0500 (GMT-0500) From: Avalyn Subject: Mojave 3 ... Does anybody know for when is the new release from Mojave 3 ..?? David. ---------------------------- Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 18:18:06 EDT From: (matthew a lohrke) Subject: Re: Mojave 3 ... David, I'm not sure when the new album comes out, but when they came here last May with Lush and Scheer the guy sitting next to me talked to Rachel and she said the new material was already written (they played some new songs) and so I assume it won't be much longer, at least I hope not. Don't know if that helps or not, but thats the last I heard and since their web page hasn't been updated EVER, who knows for sure. Maybe some of us fans should do our own Mojave 3/Slowdive page????? Any takers???? Matt ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 16:48:04 -0700 (PDT) From: Aaron Thorne Subject: Re: Mojave 3 ... > I'm not sure when the new album comes out, but when they came here last > May with Lush and Scheer the guy sitting next to me talked to Rachel and > she said the new material was already written (they played some new > songs) and so I assume it won't be much longer, at least I hope not. > Don't know if that helps or not, but thats the last I heard and since > their web page hasn't been updated EVER, who knows for sure. Maybe some > of us fans should do our own Mojave 3/Slowdive page????? Any takers???? I think erik's is just fine. I mean there's only so much one can say about mojave so far. 1 album -- that's it. I'm sure they do have another album's worth of material written already. Neil wrote the songs for ask me tomorrow really quickly from what I've heard, and the promo of that album was released somewhere around July '95. He's had quite a long time to write songs since then. seems like i remember someone saying it would be out early next year. aaron --------------------------------- Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 18:36:38 -0600 (MDT) From: GRIER ANTHONY CHRISTOPER Subject: Re: Mojave 3 ... there is a mojave 3 website at andy ------------------------------- Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 06:55:08 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Re: Mojave 3 ... On Mon, 21 Oct 1996, Aaron Thorne wrote: > I think erik's is just fine. I mean there's only so much one can say > about mojave so far. 1 album -- that's it. Thanks for defending it! :-) Anyway, the updated version is out soon, though as they do not have any new regular releases, it's mostly a bunch of new promos, compilations, live recordings, and so on. Oh, and the History section is steaming hot (ie. up to date). :-) //Erik ( ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 06:54:05 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Re: Mojave 3 ... On Mon, 21 Oct 1996, Avalyn wrote: > Does anybody know for when is the new release from Mojave 3 ..?? They are going to finish the recording of the new album in November/ December (to be released in March 1997), and they have said that there will be a couple of singles released as well, so my guess is that the first thing we'll see is a single in December. //Erik ( ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 06:54:42 +0200 (MET DST) From: Subject: Re: Mojave 3 ... On Mon, 21 Oct 1996, (matthew a lohrke) wrote: > I'm not sure when the new album comes out, but when they came here last > May with Lush and Scheer the guy sitting next to me talked to Rachel and > she said the new material was already written (they played some new > songs) and so I assume it won't be much longer, at least I hope not. > Don't know if that helps or not, but thats the last I heard Well, Rachel wrote to the list sometime in September saying that they had written a bunch of new songs, but were not able to sort out the "baddies" until at the end of that month (when their studio was ready). And at the beginning of October, they started to demo a few songs for 4AD. > and since their web page hasn't been updated EVER, who knows for sure. > Maybe some of us fans should do our own Mojave 3/Slowdive page????? > Any takers???? Do you mean the 4AD Mojave 3 web page, or the one linked to this list (ie. my Mojave 3 web page)? Well, it doesn't matter - I've updated the Mojave 3 discography tonight, and will send it out to the list pretty soon (I'm still waiting for a couple of answers to some questions). The web page discography will be updated in a day or so (I'm going to include pictures and stuff this time, so it takes a bit longer). //Erik ( ------------------------------ Date: 30 Oct 1996 20:15:00 +0200 From: (David Bluhm) Subject: Interview with Neil Hello everyone! I've had the pleasure to see Mojave 3 twice last week here in Germany, in Bochum and in Cologne. The Bochum show wasn't that great, but that was probably due to the audience, 'cause they were for the most part Lisa Germano fans. But the show in Cologne was absolutely brilliant - they came back for 2 encores!!! The first encore was "Queen Jane", and the other one was a new and untitled song, which was ever so brilliant!!! Anyway, I've had the pleasure to go backstage at the show in Bochum, and met Rachel, Neil and the others, and the next day in Cologne, I did an interview (for my fanzine, "Baby Talk" - go to my Baby Talk site for more details and there's also a little something about Mojave...there will be more soon...) with Neil. Rachel was asleep in the bus...they didn't sleep very much the night before - according to Neil...anyway, you can read all about it in the next issue of Baby Talk, and if I find the time for it, I'll put some of that interview on my web-site... yours tired, but still "I'll take another shot and think optimistically paranoid, about you, 'cos a bottle of wine David is all I have to hold" -MOJAVE 3, "Tomorrow's Taken" --------------------------------- Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 04:39:22 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Mojave 3 Discography v1.0 MOJAVE 3 Discography v1.0 by Erik Soderstrom ( Last Updated: 30-Oct-96 Updates, corrections, suggestions to: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mojave 3 are: Rachel Goswell (710516) - vocals Ian McCutcheon (710825) - drums Neil Halstead (701007) - vocals/guitar Al Forester - piano Simon Rowe - slide/electric guitar Most songs written by Neil Halstead. All releases on 4AD unless otherwise stated. They are based in Reading, though Neil lives in Cornwall (UK). Address: Mojave 3, P.O.Box 8782, London, N15 4UP, UK (please enclose s.a.e) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- HISTORY A quote from Rachel Goswell starts the history section: "After that ("Pygmalion"), Slowdive didn't so much split as take a shift in direction, one that a couple of the other members weren't comfortable with. It didn't seem right to carry on with the same name, we needed to get a fresh start and all the pieces fell into place for us to get one." Though later they addmitted that the name change was largely the result of fancying a change after being "dumped by creation, unceremoniously". The fantastic Slowdive was dumped from the Creation label in April 1995. Rumors say that it was because of the low sales of "Pygmalion". Neil and Rachel decided to go on, and sent a demo tape to the 4AD label, which got them signed. They brought Ian with them and Christian Savill and Nick Chaplin took a different direction. They started the recording of their CD "Ask Me Tomorrow" right away, and chose the name "Mojave" (pronounced Mo-ha-ve, "ha" like in hard and "ve" like in very). They recorded a promo, which almost made it outside the 4AD headquarters when they learned of a German band with the same name, so they quickly changed their name to "Mojave 3", and the promo was either deleted or re-pressed with the name changed. Since then, they have been included on several promos and samplers, and have also recorded a promotion video for "Love Songs On The Radio", which was first broadcasted on MTV Europe's "Alternative Nation" on November 5th, 1995. The band had planned to play their first gig in Mexico on November 2nd, 1995, together with His Name Is Alive, but the gig got cancelled at the last minute. Rachel burst her ear drum on an international flight to New York in November 1995, when the band were off to the US to do some promotion work, and had to get off in Denver. Ian and Neil continued without her to New York though. This (seemingly) small problem, they thought, would force Rachel to go by boat when the band plan on returning to the US in mid February 1996 to do some acoustic radio work followed by a tour, but luckily enough, Rachel's ear drum was almost completely healed by mid February. Their first, nervewrecking, according to Rachel Goswell, performance as a full band was in Paris, France, November 17th, 1995. This was at at a radio station called France-Inter, where they made a "Black Session", which is a program with audience (about 100) in the studio, organised by Bernard Lenoir, and broadcast live throughout France. They played eight songs, with Poppy Gonzalez on a grand piano. But their first live acoustic set was in London, UK, November 9th, 1995 at The Tabernacle, opening for Tarnation. The band then consisted of Rachel Goswell, Neil Halstead and Simon Rowe, that is, two guitars and vocals, and they played five songs, including a cover of Neil Young's "Through My Sails". Another live performance that I know of was in London at "Ronnie Scott's" on November 23rd, 1995. Apparently, the first fifty people at the doors (which opened at 5pm), got in for free. After that, the band has played a couple of UK gigs, the last one for a while on December 16th, due to Rachel's ear drum condition as well as her suffering from from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which led to the cancellation of gigs in Europe at the end of January 1996. In mid february 1996, they were near completion of a new version of "Mercy" which included a 21 piece string section. This was to be released worldwide as a single, planned for June 1996, with a release to radio stations in March, to support the upcoming tour, but still unconfirmed reports say that it was cancelled, though on the other hand, unconfirmed reports say that that the 21 piece string version of "Mercy" was in fact recorded, and does exist, if only still within the walls of 4AD. During April to May 1996, they went on a US tour called "The Shaving The Pavement Tour" together with Lush and Scheer (see the Gig Guide section for complete information). The band said they had a fantastic time, meeting a lot of die hard Slowdive fans, and of course new Mojave 3 fans as well. The successful tour meant that 4AD is planning a long (3-4 month) North American tour for the band in 1997. After the tour, the band had six days off, before they went to France, in order to support The Divine Comedy on their two and a half week tour. This band might also support Mojave 3 on their 1997 North American tour, but this has yet to be decided. Again, the band met a lot of Slowdive and Mojave 3 fans during this tour, and Rachel said that "We're always meeting nice people everywhere. Makes it all the more worthwhile." In August 1996, Neil, Ian & Simon moved into a house together in Cornwall, and started to soundproof rooms they plan to do future recording in. This meant that bits of new equipment was also bought for that. Rachel moved during this month as well, though not together with the guys. During all of this, the band was writing new songs and September marked the month when they started to thrash through them in order to pick out their favourite ones. September also marked the month when the studio in their house was ready, which meant that the band could demo a couple of new songs for 4AD. On September 26th, Poppy Gonzales left the band to everyone's surprise. This only a week before their next tour, which meant a quick search for a replacement. Four days later they found Al Forester, who got the job of learning all their songs within four days! October 1996 - on tour again. It was time for Europe to see and hear the band together with Lisa Germano. Three weeks was spent on the roads of Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands. November 1996 - the band will go back to Cornwall to finish the recording of their second album, planned to be released in March 1997. A couple of singles are also planned, as well as introducing some Hammond! --------------------------------------------------------------------------- (I) Regular Releases 1. Ask Me Tomorrow (October 16, 1995) CAD 5013 - LP (UK) 4AD RTD 120.2028.2 - CD (D) 4AD / Rough Trade Deutschland (Oct 16, 1995) CAD 5013 CD - CD (UK) 4AD CAD 9 46084-2 - CD (US) 4AD / Warner. (January 16, 1996) (Time: 41.13) a) Love Songs On The Radio (5.47) ! b) Sarah (3.44) # c) Tomorrow's Taken (5.38) # d) Candle Song 3 (5.27) % e) You're Beautiful (3.06) ! f) Where Is The Love (4.38) # g) After All (3.34) % h) Pictures (4.22) ! i) Mercy (4.55) % Notes: All compositions by Neil Halstead. Produced by Mojave 3 and Paul ------ Tipler. Piano - Christopher Andrews. Cello - Audrey Riley. Tracks ! - home studio. # - EMI Publishing Studio, engineered by Laura Bouisseau. % - Blackwing Studio, engineered by Paul Tipler. Published by EMI music. Designed by Vaughan Oliver and Chris Bigg at v23. Cover Photography by Colin Gray. Portraits by Mike Folliot. Extra: Neil Halstead describes the album: "I suppose it is quite a ------ minimal record, very based in acoustic tradition. While I was writing the songs, I was listening to quite a bit of acoustic based music, but more than that, I think we just wanted to get back to basics, back to writing simple, emotive songs." Rachel Goswell explains why Christopher Andrews play the piano: "He is a close friend and was the only person we knew who could play piano." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (II) COMPILATION APPEARANCES 1. Invisible Soundtracks Volume 1 (July ?, 1995) REEL1 - 12" (UK) Leaf Records a) A Harsh Truth, parts 1 & 2 (7.53) Notes: Written/Produced by Tony F Wilson and Neil Halstead ------ under the name "Zurich". A 4-track compilation EP, only included here because of the Neil Halstead connection. Extra: It has a plain grey hand-printed sleeve, with a blue leaf. ------ The label on the display copy says "three ambient tracks, one NOT ambient!". A description of the track: "Either a harp, or a guitar which sounds like a harp, a bit of bass and yet more echo - I'm not sure if there is a flute in there as well, such is the quality of my hi-fi system. It may just be an effect added to the guitar. Sounds a bit like a Slowdive "Pygmalion" out-take.". 2. New Voices Vol.3 (November ?, 1995) ROLLING STONE, DRS 3-95 - CD (D) Rolling Stone Magazine a) Love Songs On The Radio (5.45) Notes: This compilation was given away with the November 1995 issue ------ of the German version of the Rolling Stone magazine. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (III) PROMOS 1. ...Think I'm Getting The Hang Of It (August ?, 1995) PRO-CD-7625 - CD (US) 4AD a) Love Songs On The Radio (?.??) Notes: Design by Vaughan Oliver at v23. Photography by Jason Love. ------ The whole CD has got 10 tracks. Extra: 4AD Promo/freebie "current and forthcoming albums" sampler. ------ The Mojave 3 track is uncredited on the disc and the sleeve. The reason why: The band didn't have a name for the song at the time, and therefore just added it as an unlisted extra track. US only release, as a giveaway at a few selected "The Body Shop" stores with a minimum purchase of $20 of their soap/bath/perfume related products. Cardboard sleeve. The artwork is the "coffee grounds covering a moldy orange" design. 2. FTWW 23 (?, 1995) ???? - 12" (UK) ??? a) Love Songs On The Radio (?.??) Notes: This is a 4-track promo for the "Facing The Wrong Way" sampler ------ (see next item in this section). 3. Facing The Wrong Way (?, 1995) F.T.W.W 1 - CD (UK) 4AD UK (Time: 54.57) a) Love Songs On The Radio (5.47) Notes: Design: Vaughan Oliver / v23. Assistance: Kees Hubers. Photography: ------ Jason Love. Promotion Only. Not For Sale. Info about the Mojave track: (N. Halstead) EMI Music Publishing. From the album "Ask Me Tomorrow" available October 1995. Extra: The whole CD has got 13 tracks, and the Mojave (note: without the ------ "3") track is number 6. UK only release, with a "buy one 4AD release from the back catalogue and get FTWW free" deal at certain stores. Digipak format, with mostly pink and orange artwork showing a wierd burst of worm-like objects. The CD itself comes in two versions: plain orange, and a repeat of the design on the front cover. There has also been a wide variation noted in the how dark this second variety was printed. This CD was also given away with subscriptions to a French Indie magazine called "Magic" (pre-1996, the magazine was called Magic Mushroom) that comes out every second month. The other bands on this sampler are: Scheer, Throwing Muses, Red House Painters, Tarnation, Air Miami, Belly, The Wolfgang Press, Heidi Berry, Lisa Gerrard, Liquorice, Kendra Smith and The Amps. 4. Love Songs On The Radio (?, 1995) PRO-CD-7960 - CD5 (US) 4AD a) Love Songs On The Radio (edit) (3.59) Notes: There is no inlay, only the usual rear sleeve in a normal ------ jewel case. 5. Ask Me Tomorrow (?, 1995) ---- - LP (UK) 4AD ???? - PO (UK) 4AD RTD 120.2028.2 - CD (D) 4AD / Rough Trade Deutschland 2-46084-A - CD (US) 4AD / Warner Notes: All records have the same track list as the regular release. ------ Extra: LP - this is a 'white label' (test pressing) promo that came with ------ a 4AD press release, announcing the band as 'Mojave'. PO - This A2 size poster was sent out by 4AD UK in order to promote the upcoming release of the "Ask Me Tomorrow" album. The picture is the cover of the album. CD D - Comes in a plain slim jewel case without inlay or insert, and without the graphics on the disk, just black print that says "Mojave 3, Ask me Tomorrow, Promotional Copy, Not for Sale, (C) 1995 Rough Trade Records GmbH, (P) 1995 4AD". CD US - Comes with rear sleeve only, but has a sticker on the case that says "4AD, Mojave 3, Ask Me Tomorrow, Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Ian McCutcheon, Released January 16, 1996". Another sticker, underneath this sticker, gives the same info, only that the band is called 'Mojave', not 'Mojave 3'. On the disk itself they are also simply called 'Mojave'. 6. Shaving Kit Music - Shaving The Pavement 1996 (April ?, 1996) PRO-CD-8165-R - CD (US) 4AD a) Love Songs On The Radio (5.46) b) After All (3.30) c) Mercy (4.55) d) Tomorrow's Taken (5.36) Notes: Promo for the 'Shaving The Pavement' US-tour. Black & white back ------ sleeve. No front insert. Orange 300/500 4AD label. It features four songs each by Lush, Scheer and Mojave 3. All versions are album versions. 7. Shaving The Pavement (?, 1996) PRO-C-8096 - MC (US) 4AD / Warner / Reprise a) Where Is The Love (?.??) b) Mercy (KCRW acoustic) (?.??) * Notes: * = recorded live on Brave New World, KCRW 89.9 FM, Santa Monica, ------ Producer/Host: Tricia Halloran, engineered and mixed by Scott Fritz. The tapes were given out free at the "Shaving The Pavement" tour shows. In Canada, you got one free with purchase of any 4AD CD or tape. Unconfirmed reports also said that 4AD gave these away to those calling them up and asking for one. Other bands on the tape are: Lush, Scheer, Liquorice, Lisa Germano, Heidi Berry, Tarnation, His Name Is Alive, The Amps. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (IV) LIVE RECORDINGS (and other recorded material) Please check the "Gig Guide" section, where all live performances with existing recordings, to my knowledge, are marked "[R]". ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (V) VIDEOS 1. Love Songs On The Radio - promotion video (November 5, 1995) (Time: 3.59) "The video shows the band on a dark stage with 'candles' on the sides, playing with a picture of dolphings behind them. It focuses mainly on Rachel as she sings, sits in the audience watching, walking around in the room and dancing. That is to say there are three Rachels - the first dressed up with a stylish hairdo, make-up and dress, singing in the band, the second who walks across the room, meets a guy, kisses him on the cheek, and dances with him (I imagine the third Rachel remembers how it once was, the one who 'looks just like an angel') and third one like we're used to see her in Slowdive, in the audience. The audience-Rachel faints at the end of the video, but wakes up and finds Neil, Ian and Simon standing over her." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (VI) LIVE (with set lists) 1. Radio 1 (UK) (October 12, 1995) a) Where Is The Love b) Candle Song c) Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan cover) Notes: An acoustic performance by Neil, Rachel and Ian with Poppy ------ Gonzales on the piano. The band also returned later and "jammed with radcliffe and his sidekick, the boy lard on a comedy version of another 'rod' dylan tune, 'layby lady, layby'." 2. France-Inter, Black Session (F) (November 17, 1995) [R] a) Sarah b) Candle Song 3 c) Where Is the Love d) Love Songs on the Radio e) Tomorrow's Taken f) You're Beautiful g) Mercy h) After All Notes: This was a "Black Session" in Paris, broadcast live throughout ------ France, with Poppy Gonzalez on a grand piano. (see history section for more information). 3. Ronnie Scott's, London (UK) (November 23, 1995) [R] a) Sarah b) Candle Song 3 c) Where Is The Love d) Tomorrow's Taken e) Love Songs On The Radio f) You're Beautiful g) Mercy h) After All 4. KCRW 89.9 FM, Brave New World (US) (November 30, 1995) [R] a) Where Is The Love b) Mercy c) Candle Song 3 d) You're Beautiful e) Through My Sails (Neil Young cover) Notes: The band were at the KCRW 89.9 radio station in Santa Monica, ------ CA (Los Angeles area) and played a live set on the program, promoting the upcoming US domestic release of "Ask Me Tomorrow". 5. Orpheum Records, Seattle (instore) (US) (April 12, 1996) [R] a) Where Is The Love b) Trying To Reach You c) Candle Song 3 d) One More Time e) You're Beautiful f) Queen Jane g) Mercy 6. La Luna, Portland, Oregon (US) (April 13, 1996) [R] a) Where Is The Love b) Sarah c) One More Time d) Tomorrow's Taken e) Candle Song 3 f) Mercy g) Trying To Reach You h) Queen Jane 7. KCRW 89.9 FM, Morning Becomes Electric (US) (April 17, 1996) [R] a) Where Is The Love b) One More Time c) Trying To Reach You d) Mercy e) Queen Jane 8. Royal Oak, Detroit (instore) (US) (May 5, 1996) [R] a) ? b) Where Is The Love c) Mercy d) Candle Song 3 e) Trying To Reach You f) You're Beautiful g) One More Time 9. St Andrews, Detroit (US) (May 5, 1996) [R] a) Sarah b) One More Time c) Tomorrow's Taken d) Candle Song 3 e) Mercy f) Trying To Reach You g) Queen Jane ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (VII) GIG GUIDE This is a list of tour dates / live appearences - the ones that I know of. If you know of any dates not in this list, or can complete the missing information, please e-mail me (, thanks! October 1995 12 - London - Radio 1 Radio Station (UK) November 1995 9 - London - The Tabernacle (w/Tarnation) (UK) 17 - Paris - France-Inter Radio Station (F) [R] 23 - London - Ronnie Scott's (UK) [R] 30 - Los Angeles - KCRW 89.9 FM Radio Station (US) [R] December 1995 16 - London - ? (UK) April 1996 (w/Lush and Sheer) 11 - Vancouver - Commodore Ballroom (CA) 12 - Seattle - Orpheum Records (instore) (US) [R] 12 - Seattle - Show Box (US) 13 - Portland - La Luna (US) [R] 15 - San Francisco - The Filmore or Warfield (US) 17 - Los Angeles - KCRW 89.9 FM Radio Station (US) [R] 17 - LA - The Whiskey or Troubador (US) 18 - Phoenix - Gibson (US) 20 - Austin - tbc (US) 22 - New Orleans - Howling Wolf (US) 23 - Atlanta - The Masquerade (US) 25 - VA Beach - The Abyss (US) 26 - Washington DC - 9.30 (US) 27 - Philadelphia - Trocadero (US) 29 - Boston - Paradise or Avalon (US) 30 - Providence - Lupo's (US) May 1996 (w/Lush and Sheer) 2 - New York - Irving Plaza (US) 4 - Toronto - Opera House (CA) 5 - Detroit - Royal Oak (instore) (US) [R] 5 - Detroit - St Andrews (US) [R] 6 - Cleveland - Odean Theatre (US) 7 - Cincinnati - The garage or Bogarts (US) 9 - Chicago - Cabaret Metro (US) 10 - Minneapolis - First Avenue (US) 11 - St Louis - Mississippe Nights (US) 12 - Lawrence - Liberty hall or Granada (US) 14 - Boulder - Fox Theatre (US) 15 - Salt Lake City - DV8 (US) 17 - LA - The Palace (US) May 1996 (w/The Divine Comedy) 24 - 31 France June 1996 (w/The Divine Comedy) 1 - 11 France October 1996 (w/Lisa Germano) 9 - Oxford - Zodiac Club (UK) 10 - London - Dingwalls (UK) 12 - Amsterdam - Paradiso (NL) 14 - Arhus - Huset (DK) 15 - Copenhagen - Loppen (DK) 16 - Stockholm - Studion (S) 17 - Gothenberg - Underground (S) 18 - Malmo - KB (S) 21 - Hamburg - Logo (D) 22 - Berlin - Knaack/Loft (not sure which) (D) 24 - Bochum - bhf.langerndreer (D) 25 - Koln - Music Factory (D) 26 - Leipzig - Werk II (D) 27 - Munich - Backstage (D) 30 - Vienna - Szene Wien (AT) November 1996 (w/Lisa Germano) 1 - Nyon - Usine a Gaz (?) 2 - Zurich - El International (CH) 3 - La Chaux-de-Fonds - P'tit Paris (F) 5 - Brussels - Botanique (B) 6 - Nijmegen - 042 (NL) 8 - Strasbourg - La Laiterie. (F) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (VIII) MAGAZINE ARTICLES 1. Alternative Press (US), Issue: March 1996. Pages: 30-32. (Cover: Ministry) 2. The Big Takeover (US), Issue: September 1996. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (IX) SOLO/OTHER PROJECTS 1. Neil, Rachel and Ian were in the band Slowdive, on Creation. (for that story, check the Slowdive Discography). 2. Simon Rowe used to play guitar in Chapterhouse. 3. Rachel Goswell sings on "Pearl" by Chapterhouse. 4. Neil Halstead has produced and mixed the Eyes Wide E.P. for Blind Mr. Jones (Cherry Red Records). 5. Neil Halstead appears on the Invisible Soundtracks Volume 1 4-track EP together with Tony F Wilson under the name Zurich (see the Compilation Appearances section). 6. Neil Halstead is a part of US film company Black Monkey Suit/ Freakie Pig, who has released the film "I Am The Elephant and You Are The Mouse" and are currently working on a new film called "Always There Baby" (check the Slowdive Discography for more information). --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please e-mail me if you can fill in the ?'s, have corrections, or basically if there's something you'd like to say. * People I'd like to thank who have contributed to this discography: Jeff (, Reetu (, Laurent (, Nicole (, Ralf (, Frank (, Aaron (, Dan ( and of course, Rachel Goswell. * This discography can also be found through: FTP - /pub/music/artists/m/mojave WWW - * Mojave 3 & Slowdive Mailing List - Avalyn Admin E-Mail: List Address: WWW: MOJAVE 3 Discography by Erik Soderstrom ( Last Updated: 30-Oct-96 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------- End of The Avalyn Digest #1.14 ******************************
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