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Question for Heston

Post by muppet hi fi » 23 Apr 2013, 11:53pm

Are you in a band called The Panic Report? Was just surfing YouTube and came across this whole album, and it's fucking great. Dude's channel name was John Heston and they're clearly Brits, so I thought it might be you.

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Re: Question for Heston

Post by Heston » 24 Apr 2013, 2:29am

muppet hi fi wrote:Are you in a band called The Panic Report? Was just surfing YouTube and came across this whole album, and it's fucking great. Dude's channel name was John Heston and they're clearly Brits, so I thought it might be you.
Yeah mate, it's my band. Thanks for that.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Question for Heston

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Apr 2013, 6:32am

Wait, you have an ongoing band? An album? Is it something my tin ears would appreciate? Are there shirts for sale? Will you sign my left tit? Why has this knowledge been withheld from me?
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Re: Question for Heston

Post by Heston » 24 Apr 2013, 7:15am

Dr. Medulla wrote:Wait, you have an ongoing band? An album? Is it something my tin ears would appreciate? Are there shirts for sale? Will you sign my left tit? Why has this knowledge been withheld from me?
Yeah Doc, the band is an ongoing thing. The album Muppet has heard is from a couple of years back, but our new one is due any day now. It's all just self-produced and financed, we don't have a label or anything. We sell them at gigs for a fiver.

Funny you should speak of t-shirts though, we bought a t-shirt printing machine last week, the first ones are rolling off the press now. Give me a couple of weeks and I'll send an album and t-shirt to you gratis, as long as you post a pic of yourself looking miserable wearing it, Ctc-style. ;)
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Question for Heston

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Apr 2013, 7:34am

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Dr. Medulla wrote:Wait, you have an ongoing band? An album? Is it something my tin ears would appreciate? Are there shirts for sale? Will you sign my left tit? Why has this knowledge been withheld from me?
Yeah Doc, the band is an ongoing thing. The album Muppet has heard is from a couple of years back, but our new one is due any day now. It's all just self-produced and financed, we don't have a label or anything. We sell them at gigs for a fiver.

Funny you should speak of t-shirts though, we bought a t-shirt printing machine last week, the first ones are rolling off the press now. Give me a couple of weeks and I'll send an album and t-shirt to you gratis, as long as you post a pic of yourself looking miserable wearing it, Ctc-style. ;)
:lol: Nah, let me pay my way. An unhappy photo can be provided so long as it's used on your fan page.
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Re: Question for Heston

Post by muppet hi fi » 24 Apr 2013, 1:10pm

Heston wrote:
muppet hi fi wrote:Are you in a band called The Panic Report? Was just surfing YouTube and came across this whole album, and it's fucking great. Dude's channel name was John Heston and they're clearly Brits, so I thought it might be you.
Yeah mate, it's my band. Thanks for that.
i was searching for some Clash related thing or other and came upon a version of We Are('nt) the Clash, which was great, better than the original (hilarious video), so I checked out your channel.

Yeah the album's really good, every song. Great, great variety, very tasty, lotsa different flavors and rhythms. Some great song titles (Technically Yes!); great vocal arrangements (are you the lead singer?); REALLY fine geetar playing (zat you?) - great tones, very tasteful effects. Some great funk/R&B rhythm parts on a couple songs, excellent distorted tones, very cool and highly melodic and catchy leads. Kind of reminded me of Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson of Big Country at times (without the e-bow), and that's a huge compliment for me.
Very versitile band; kinda reminded me of the Blockheads at times.
Only listened once so far, but will listen more (and more, no doubt), and maybe give a track by track review! :D

Oh yeah, and the non-album track "Kings of Sport" is brilliant (great title) - great samples, very BAD-ish.

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Re: Question for Heston

Post by tepista » 24 Apr 2013, 1:38pm

and to think they started as a Starship cover band.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Apr 2013, 1:41pm

tepista wrote:and to think they started as a Peter Criss cover band.
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Post by daredevil » 24 Apr 2013, 3:10pm

Panic Report is a great band name.

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Re: Question for Heston

Post by JennyB » 24 Apr 2013, 5:02pm

Can you let us know how we can buy a copy of the album and shirt?
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Re: Question for Heston

Post by Heston » 24 Apr 2013, 6:14pm

tepista wrote:and to think they started as a Starship cover band.
:lol: :shifty:
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Question for Heston

Post by Heston » 24 Apr 2013, 6:22pm

muppet hi fi wrote:
Heston wrote:
muppet hi fi wrote:Are you in a band called The Panic Report? Was just surfing YouTube and came across this whole album, and it's fucking great. Dude's channel name was John Heston and they're clearly Brits, so I thought it might be you.
Yeah mate, it's my band. Thanks for that.
i was searching for some Clash related thing or other and came upon a version of We Are('nt) the Clash, which was great, better than the original (hilarious video), so I checked out your channel.

Yeah the album's really good, every song. Great, great variety, very tasty, lotsa different flavors and rhythms. Some great song titles (Technically Yes!); great vocal arrangements (are you the lead singer?); REALLY fine geetar playing (zat you?) - great tones, very tasteful effects. Some great funk/R&B rhythm parts on a couple songs, excellent distorted tones, very cool and highly melodic and catchy leads. Kind of reminded me of Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson of Big Country at times (without the e-bow), and that's a huge compliment for me.
Very versitile band; kinda reminded me of the Blockheads at times.
Only listened once so far, but will listen more (and more, no doubt), and maybe give a track by track review! :D

Oh yeah, and the non-album track "Kings of Sport" is brilliant (great title) - great samples, very BAD-ish.
Jesus, that's probably the best review we've ever had, cheers.

The lead guitar is mine, the funkier stuff was the other guitarist. We split the lead vocals, I think I'm lead on about 4 or 5 tracks, but we always backed each other with harmonies.

Funny you should mention the Big Country thing, because The Crossing was one of the albums I used to play along to when I was learning guitar. Could play that album start to finish at one time.

Thanks again for the kind words, genuinely appreciated.
JennyB wrote:Can you let us know how we can buy a copy of the album and shirt?
No probs Jenny, give me a couple of weeks and I'll rustle up some info.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Question for Heston

Post by JennyB » 24 Apr 2013, 8:16pm

I just played a round of Song Pop with Heston. The category was Worst Songs and I was DYING for WBTCORAR*** to be on there, but alas, it was not.

*** It has been on there before. Also, my auto-correct immediately went to WBTCORAR when I typed the first two letters.
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Re: Question for Heston

Post by 101Walterton » 25 Apr 2013, 12:57am

Heston wrote:
muppet hi fi wrote:
Heston wrote:
muppet hi fi wrote:Are you in a band called The Panic Report? Was just surfing YouTube and came across this whole album, and it's fucking great. Dude's channel name was John Heston and they're clearly Brits, so I thought it might be you.
Yeah mate, it's my band. Thanks for that.
i was searching for some Clash related thing or other and came upon a version of We Are('nt) the Clash, which was great, better than the original (hilarious video), so I checked out your channel.

Yeah the album's really good, every song. Great, great variety, very tasty, lotsa different flavors and rhythms. Some great song titles (Technically Yes!); great vocal arrangements (are you the lead singer?); REALLY fine geetar playing (zat you?) - great tones, very tasteful effects. Some great funk/R&B rhythm parts on a couple songs, excellent distorted tones, very cool and highly melodic and catchy leads. Kind of reminded me of Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson of Big Country at times (without the e-bow), and that's a huge compliment for me.
Very versitile band; kinda reminded me of the Blockheads at times.
Only listened once so far, but will listen more (and more, no doubt), and maybe give a track by track review! :D

Oh yeah, and the non-album track "Kings of Sport" is brilliant (great title) - great samples, very BAD-ish.
Jesus, that's probably the best review we've ever had, cheers.

The lead guitar is mine, the funkier stuff was the other guitarist. We split the lead vocals, I think I'm lead on about 4 or 5 tracks, but we always backed each other with harmonies.

Funny you should mention the Big Country thing, because The Crossing was one of the albums I used to play along to when I was learning guitar. Could play that album start to finish at one time.

Thanks again for the kind words, genuinely appreciated.
JennyB wrote:Can you let us know how we can buy a copy of the album and shirt?
No probs Jenny, give me a couple of weeks and I'll rustle up some info.
A little early Squeeze humour mixed with some XTC melodies and MJ riffs ??? Great stuff.

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Re: Question for Heston

Post by jayrok » 25 Apr 2013, 7:28am

Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Wait, you have an ongoing band? An album? Is it something my tin ears would appreciate? Are there shirts for sale? Will you sign my left tit? Why has this knowledge been withheld from me?
Yeah Doc, the band is an ongoing thing. The album Muppet has heard is from a couple of years back, but our new one is due any day now. It's all just self-produced and financed, we don't have a label or anything. We sell them at gigs for a fiver.

Funny you should speak of t-shirts though, we bought a t-shirt printing machine last week, the first ones are rolling off the press now. Give me a couple of weeks and I'll send an album and t-shirt to you gratis, as long as you post a pic of yourself looking miserable wearing it, Ctc-style. ;)

Hey Heston, sign me up for cd and and t shirt! Let me know how much - Cheers

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