Friday, 28 October 2011

Ana da Silva (an email exchange)

Hi Ana

I just happened to be looking at the [library next door to the one I work in] staff list and saw your name. You're not this Ana da Silva are you? (I'm a fan). Just curious!



Hi Ben

I am afraid not - would be great though. Unfortunately it is a popular Portuguese name.



Sunday, 1 May 2011

Like a Rolling Tone: A short list of some tribute acts operating in the UK

From the banal ("Korn Tribute", "Bob Dylan Tribute", et al) to the hilarious ("Police Academy"), here is a SHORT list of SOME of the tribute acts operating in the UK.

Guns 2 Roses

Misstallica ("All Chick Tribute To Metallica")
Metalica UK
Cash (Johnny Cash)

Keep It Cash (Johnny Cash)
Pearl Jem
The Jamm
Weller Collective (The Jam)

Total Jam
Absolute Bowie
Jean Genie ("The Ultimate Bowie Tribute")
The Thin White Duke (David Bowie)
Definitely Mightbe (Oasis)


Whole Lotta DC (AC/DC)
Heatseeker (AC/DC)

Livewire AC/DC
Black Ice (AC/DC)

Bonfire ("The definitive AC/DC tribute show")
Dirty DC ("One of the UK's top ACDC tribute bands")

Stereophonies (Stereophonics)

Iron-on Maiden
Maiden Scotland
Purple Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple)

Letz Zep
Whole Lotta Led
Smiths Indeed
The Smyths

Viva Morrissey
This Is Nirvana

Four Fighters (Foo Fighters)
Rave On (Buddy Holly)
Jef Leppard
Are You Experienced (Jimi Hendrix)

The Fire (Jimi Hendrix)
Ozzie (Ozzy & Black Sabbath)
Sack Sabbath

Korn Again
South of Heaven (Slayer)
Megadeth UK
Greenish Day
Calm Like A Bomb ("Rage Tribute")
Enraged (Rage Against The Machine)

Fred Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Peppers
Straighten Out (Stranglers)
Pheel Lizzy ("One of the top UK's Thin Lizzy tribute bands")
Limehouse Lizzy (Thin Lizzy)

Volkerstein (Rammstein)
Rammlied (Rammstein)
Alive & Kicking (Simple Minds)
Jilted Generation (Prodigy)
Hypermused (Muse)

Muse Tribute
Black Sabbath Tribute
Bob Dylan Tribute

Korn Tribute
Killers Tribute
The Killerz
Fossil Fools (XTC)

Ramonas ("All girl Ramone tribute")
Transmission (Joy Division)
The Pistols (Sex Pistols)

Sex Pistols Experience
The Secret Police (The Police)
Police Academy (The Police)
The Bohemians (Queen)
Speak and Spell (Depeche Mode)
Faith No Man (Faith No More)

Abba's Angels
Quo (Status Quo)
Bogus Quo (Status Quo)
The Rising (Bruce Springsteen)

Who's Next (The Who)
Legend (Bob Marley)

Bootleg Shadows (The Shadows)
Roy Orbison/Van Morrison Tribute
Ultimate Madness Tribute
Nuttyness (Madness)

Michael Jackson Experience
Michael Jackson Tribute
Michael Buble Tribute
Stayin Alive (Bee Gees)

The Southmartins (Housemartins & The Beautiful South)
The Complete Stone Roses

Floyd Effect (Pink Floyd)
Think Floyd

Them Beatles
Not The Beatles
The Upbeat Beatles
Sgt Peppers Only Dart Board Band
The Bog Rolling Stones
Rolling Tones
The Rolling Zones
The Rollin' Stoned
101% Pantera
Viva Santana

The Kinx
Kast Off Kinks
Elvis Now!
Fleetwood Bac
Born To Be Jovi (Bon Jovi)
Bon Giovi

ZZ Tops
I'm Not P!nk (Pink)
Kazabian (Kasabian)
The Birds (The Byrds)
Still Marillion (Marillion)
Doors Alive
Dire Streets
Rebel Truce (The Clash)
LAMF ("Johnny Thunder and the Heartbreakers tribute")
Face Value (Genesis and Phil Collins)
Roxy Magic (Roxy Music)
Dressed To Kill (KISS)
Small Fakers (Small Faces)

Sunday, 2 January 2011


2010 (plus 2009 catch up) Top 10

Greg Malcolm Leather and Lacy CD (Interregnum)
Kan Mikami Nishiogi no Tsuki LP (Siwa)
Bruce Russell Antikythera Mechanism LP (The Spring Press)
Six Organs Of Admittance/Azul [split] LP (P.S.F. Records)
RST Tomorrow’s Void CD (Utech Records)
Suishou No Fune Secret Entrance cassette (Scumbag Relations)
U.S. Girls Go Grey LP (Siltbreeze Records)
Vivian Girls Everything Goes Wrong CD/LP (In The Red Records)
Tashi Wada Alignment LP (Yik Yak Records)
David S. Ware Quartet Live in Vilnius 2LP (NoBusiness Records)


Cluster Curiosum CD/LP (Bureau B)
Loren Connors Hell’s Kitchen Park LP (Enabling Works)
The Dead C. The Dead Sea Perform M. Harris LP (Ba Da Bing Records)
Karuna Khyal Alomoni 1985 CD (Phoenix Records)
Les Rallizes Denudes Heavier Than A Death In The Family CD/2LP (Phoenix Records)
Irmin Schmidt/Inner Space Production Kamasutra: Vollendung der Liebe CD/2LP (Crippled Dick Hot Wax!)
Technical Space Composer's Crew [Holger Czukay/Rolf Dammers] Canaxis 5 LP (Scheisshouse)
v/a Excavated Shellac: Strings (Guitar, Oud, Tar, Violin And More From The 78rpm Era) LP (Parlotone)


The C&B s/t 7" (Siltbreeze Records)
Circle X Live in Dijon ‘79 10" (Fractal Records)
Arthur Doyle with Rudolph Grey Ghosts II 7" (Foreign Frequency)
Alastair Galbraith Dances For The Blind Owl 3” CDR (La Station Radar)
Rudolph Grey “The Real Evelyn McHale?”/4 Hands Is Better Than None 7" (Foreign Frequency)
Love 7 And 7 Is/No. Fourteen 7" reissue (Elektra Records)
Bill Orcutt Way Down South one-sided LP (Palilalia Records)
Superbugger [Antony Milton/James Kirk] Small Disk 3” CDR (PseudoArcana)