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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Practices going well

We've finally got together and started to rehearse. The songs from the old 'Thunk!' demo are being worked on and remodelled. they now sound much more aggressive than they ever did back in the day. A good dose of D-Beat energy has been infused intot he arrnagements and with two guitarists now in the band, the sound is so much fuller.

So far, we have four songs covered off, leaving two to complete from the original demo (minus the cover of 'Increase The Pressure'). From there, we'll be working on songs that only made it as far a live performances or rehearsals: Big Business, EMI FOAD, Forced Values, It's Up To Us.

After that? We'll be starting work on new songs and a new cover song that fits in very well with Working Class Hero: 'Hurry Up Harry' by Sham 69.

2015 is going to be a good year!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Major News Update!

So.... It's been a while since I updated the blog. Most of the activity to be honest has been going on over at Facebook, but I think we need to update this page too... Here are a few things that have happened...

1. The 'Total Decontrol' DVD is complete! Yes, it was eventually finished! 3 concert videos, the demo from the metal master, photos, rehearsals and gig flyers. All on a DVD with keepcase for the small sum of £2 (plus shipping). Order via Bandcamp.

2. We're on Bandcamp! Well you already know that from point 1, but you can buy our Demo 'Thunk!' as a direct download as well as the DVD.

3. Our Facebook page has a lot of information and news on it - check it out!

4. We've reformed! Yes - that's right! Whilst Paul is the only remaining original member, the band has reformed and currently preparing for gigs! Current lineup is: Paul (ex-Decontrol, vox), Hursty (ex-Mutant and Loaded 44, drums), Robby (of The Fiend, guitar), Sean (ex-Debauchery, guitar), Nick (ex-SORB, bass).

5. All of the gigs are also on YouTube - search them out or go to the Facebook page for more details.

So - expect a lot more from us in the future! Our first official practice is Sunday 16th November 2014! Watch this space!

Monday, 28 October 2013

DVD is finished. DVDROM content pretty much there now!

OK, so I've not been that active recently with the Decontrol project. That's now been remedied and I've finished off the three videos and menued them. Now I just need to put some final touches on the DVDROM extra content, which I'm hoping will be supplemented by Lee our bassist. The thought of additional photos and maybe higher res scans of existing ones is just too much! So, for now, here is a snippet from the disc. 'Working Class Hero' from the Royalty, Sunderland 1992. We were one singer down (only me singing) but the band were approaching their tightest in terms of performance. This set screamed through in 17 minutes! Enjoy...

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Decontrol now on Facebook

Yes - I've put a page up on Facebook, so that I can spread the word a bit further... Like us if you want: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Decontrol/398456873594848 Yes - I still haven't finished the Total Decontrol DVD just yet... watch this space!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Rehearsal Tracks now available

I've captured what rehearsals I had on tape and put them into MP3 ready for the DVD I'm preparing.

Here is one from November 1991 - EMI FOAD:



Next up are two 'remixes' of Corporate Greed from October 1991:

'Cathedral Mix': warning...it is slllllooowww for us and rather funny :)



'Hellkrusher Mix': fastest recorded version of the song...it'd have been great to keep this tempo up generally , but alas Flossy would have been dead after 2 gigs, ha!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

If we'd done this track 20 years later...

...would it have been met with the reaction that recent Facebook pages have got?

Our song: Working Class Hero

News link: BBC News

Answers on a used tenner to....

Thursday, 30 August 2012