Tapeworm Gig

By |December 17th, 1992|2 Comments

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

Joe Shooman gets arsey…

By |October 11th, 1992|0 Comments

Speaking in 2014, Joe Shooman says, ‘I got arsey with some bloke in Wales on Sunday who said there was nothing good musically happening in Wales. Then he printed my arsey letter, which was a good way of a) admitting there was stuff going on and b) filling his column. I’m wise to you, journalist bastards! Wouldn’t catch me doing that. Oh hang on…’

VAFFAN COULO – Religion Without Explanation

By |April 19th, 1992|0 Comments

Speaking in 2014, Joe Shooman says, ‘I still love the ‘thanks’ section of that tape. Justin (Skinflick) knocked up the design on his Atari ST. I think they were all photocopied at work in various places, then the tape info was cut out and pasted onto the tapes as required. I reckon about 200ish got done all in all – and then Rhodri Tomos and Ian Gill on Radio Cymru gave us a session. Almost certainly because of the track ‘Sheep Burning Bastards.’ Oh, and we applied for the Bangor City job too. And there’s that Tapeworm flyer… and a claim in the press that it was gonna feature ENT, Doom and Bolt Thrower, now that would have been quite a line up. As it was, it was nuts enough.’

Vaffan Coulo first interview in the papers

By |April 1st, 1992|0 Comments

Joe Shooman says, ‘We got a bit overexcited so Mr IFW aka Icarus Panchaud and Daniel Shooman, my brother gegged in the picture, which was taken on the steps of one of our old practice rooms. This one’s on Deniol Road, Bangor, the old church/hospital (?) opposite Aldi which is now flats.’

Vaffan Coulo play Bangor

By |August 24th, 1991|0 Comments

from Tapeworm fanzine