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by River
26 May 2021, 12:52pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Synths/Drum Machines used by the Clash
Replies: 32
Views: 1818

Re: Synths/Drum Machines used by the Clash

Do we know if the lead synth lines on Sean Flynn, Idle In Kangaroo Court & Cool Confusion are a guitar synth or a keyboard synth? I know Mick had used the Roland SPV & the GR707 guitar synths but the meter of those synth lines don't sound like something you'd play on guitar. The drones on STH, Atom...
by River
25 May 2021, 11:06pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Synths/Drum Machines used by the Clash
Replies: 32
Views: 1818

Re: Synths/Drum Machines used by the Clash

Do we know if the lead synth lines on Sean Flynn, Idle In Kangaroo Court & Cool Confusion are a guitar synth or a keyboard synth? I know Mick had used the Roland SPV & the GR707 guitar synths but the meter of those synth lines don't sound like something you'd play on guitar. The drones on STH, Atom...
by River
25 May 2021, 8:04pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Synths/Drum Machines used by the Clash
Replies: 32
Views: 1818

Re: Synths/Drum Machines used by the Clash

For any nerds, more info on what I assume is the Roland SVP that Mick was using... https://www.joness.com/gr300/sound-on-sound-roland-svp-355.htm It’s a very odd synth to use. It’s a relatively early guitar synth so it’s tracking doesn’t act like you’d expect (or hope.) The 707 can track all 6 stri...
by River
25 May 2021, 7:03pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Synths/Drum Machines used by the Clash
Replies: 32
Views: 1818

Re: Synths/Drum Machines used by the Clash

Do we know if the lead synth lines on Sean Flynn, Idle In Kangaroo Court & Cool Confusion are a guitar synth or a keyboard synth? I know Mick had used the Roland SPV & the GR707 guitar synths but the meter of those synth lines don't sound like something you'd play on guitar. The drones on STH, Atom...
by River
20 May 2021, 6:21pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate
Replies: 547
Views: 11701

Re: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate

I think I've listened to the album, or parts of it, at least once a day for the past week. I can't get enough of it!
by River
18 May 2021, 7:31pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate
Replies: 547
Views: 11701

Re: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate

If you want to stump your drummer friends, give them a pair of headphones and ask them to play along with Topper on Red Angel Dragnet. No where does he earn the "human drum machine" title more than on that. I sat with the drummer in my band on Friday night listening to this song and discussed that ...
by River
18 May 2021, 6:30pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate
Replies: 547
Views: 11701

Re: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate

The transition from Atom Tan into First Night Back in London with the synth note fading in and cutting off is perfect. It might be just how I cut when I got the original file but it's so good. Inoculated City is the absolute highlight for me. It's very easy to tell it had the most work put into it. ...
by River
17 May 2021, 8:41pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate
Replies: 547
Views: 11701

Re: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate

Does he mention why it's only one "G" ? He doesn't. His exact line is " It's title, provisional, is the Rat Patrol from Fort Brag, with one G." I'll upload the part of the interview in a second. Thanks River appreciated. Also "The" Rat Patrol. New album talk starts at around 45 seconds. It's not al...
by River
17 May 2021, 8:12pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate
Replies: 547
Views: 11701

Re: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate

Hadn't clocked that pic before but have a vague recollection of an interview with mick posted up recently in which he mentioned the spelling with the single g. Yes, that is true. It comes from an interview after the Hong Kong show, Mick mentions specifically that it's spelt with one G. Also, re-lis...
by River
17 May 2021, 8:07pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate
Replies: 547
Views: 11701

Re: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate

So was it Rat Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg or Brag? Was it a case of the artwork here just being made to look like it was still under construction? So that's what's written on the acetate sleeve. It's not listed on either label. I notice also that the drawing of Simonon drawing the sleeve features a ...
by River
17 May 2021, 8:02pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate
Replies: 547
Views: 11701

Re: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate

So was it Rat Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg or Brag? Was it a case of the artwork here just being made to look like it was still under construction? So that's what's written on the acetate sleeve. It's not listed on either label. I notice also that the drawing of Simonon drawing the sleeve features a ...
by River
14 May 2021, 12:49pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate
Replies: 547
Views: 11701

Re: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate

Wow. I caught this thread on my way out of work yesterday, but did not look or listen until today. This is quite the find. Rat Patrol has long been my Holy Grail of lost recordings. There is something amazing about Rat Patrol. It has this hazy, druggy, heat shimmering vibe to it. The music is hip. ...
by River
13 May 2021, 8:47pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate
Replies: 547
Views: 11701

Re: Rat Patrol 2LP acetate

I can't believe it. Rat Patrol is my favorite album of all time, and I was actually just listening to Marky's mix on my drive home thinking "it would be great to get this in better quality." Problems aside, it sounds fantastic. It's so nice to finally get those last few tracks in really solid qualit...
by River
06 May 2021, 10:47pm
Forum: The Last Gang
Topic: The Clash Video Footage | Kinolibrary x Don Letts
Replies: 53
Views: 3721

Re: The Clash Video Footage | Kinolibrary x Don Letts

Fuck! Those were fantastic. Found myself head banging along to Janie Jones, haha. As for ID on the videos, I just went through the shows for 78 that include City of the Dead and nothing matches to it, even the Lyceum ones. So it has to be some random show we don't have a tape of. Either way, the foo...