Tapeworm Gig

Joe Shooman says, ‘Skinflick were heavily involved in putting this together in the curved lounge at SU Bangor and it ran all day. It was most of the local noisy people past and present (hence Lungs and Glaring Green in there as well as Vaffan Coulo etc) and Fflaps had a stormer. Genital Deformities were great too as I remember. We recorded all of it – at least all the local bands – with Graeme Rowlands, who worked with quite a few bands at some stage in the early 90s punk/DIY Bangor scene. Subsequently around 20 tracks came out on a tape called – due to the curved (Banana) lounge – ‘The Tapeworm in the Banana’. I don’t quite know how many actual copies there were – maybe 100? But they were all dubbed from the master DAT so the sound quality’s pretty good – pure DIY stuff, I designed the sleeves with cut and paste bits and bobs from papers, porn mags and other silly sources and got them photocopied in red ink somehow. I don’t have a track list but Duncan Black I think still has a tape handy. I’d love to hear it if he can be arsed digitising it [:-)] There’s some really funny stuff on there like Barry – lead singer in Babies With Rabies – complaining when his band goes into ‘another bloody solo’. And a classic performance of Tony Blackburn by Oz. As far as I know, the only time that song was ever recorded.’ (click here to listen to this track)
‘The Tapeworm in the Banana’ is available to hear / download here