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Misdemeanor



 

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King Billy

  1. DOWN IN THE PARK
  2. RADIO RADIO
  3. TELL HER THAT
  4. PAVEMENT CRASH
  5. ASSWIPESKA
  6. STEREO HEARTBREAK
  7. SHADOWS OF LOVE
  8. SHE KNOWS
  9. BAILEYS CALLING
  10. WALLS OF SHAME
  11. INDIAN TIMES
  12. AMERICAN DREAM
  13. WALK TALK
  14. COME INSIDE
  15. CLEAR WATERS
  16. POLITCS AND TIME
  17. IRON HAT
  18. DISGUSTING

 

 

 

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Fall

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Misdemeanor - Fall

 

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  1. FALL

'Fall', was recorded 06.02.93. The line up was Rob David (drums),
Greg Duckworth (bass) and Kevin McFadden (guitar & vox).

We think the track was recorded at Mr.Grin’s in Hengrove, Bristol.

Mastered by Steve Street Dec 2009

 

 

Misdemeanor 1979 - 1988

Formed in 1979 from the ashes of Vitus Dance the line-up was Kev McFadden, Bob Watson, Steve Capaldi and Kieren Wright. They were under XTC's management team, Ian Reed and Dennis Detheridge.

They were the first rock band to play at The Bristol Bridge Inn in March 1982. Traditionally a 'Jazz' pub the crowd walked out after the first few numbers! They soon built up a following and played there three or four times a month for the next couple of years counting Bananarama amongst their audience.

They attracted particular interest from local BBC Radio DJ's Al Reed and Andy Westgate who gave them regular airplay. This resulted in a management deal with Dennis Shehan who also managed Iggy Pop, was a festival organiser and U2's tour manager. Through Dennis they were taken under the wing of Steve Todd from the Wasted Talent Agency who were promoting most of the biggest bands worldwide and offering Misdemeanour support slots.

They parted company with Dennis in 1986 and advertised for a manager in NME. The ad was answered by Mark Handy who arranged gigs in Paris and launched a supporters club with over 2000 members.

Regrettably, their recorded material never lived up to their live performances. They were disappointed with their appearance on the BBC T.V programme 'R.P.M' in February 1981 where they felt that the set had no atmosphere. It resulted in a falling out between Steve and Keiren which resulted in Keiren being thrown out of the band. He was replaced by Kev's brother on drums but the band never seemed to recapture their old sparkle and fire.

At the time, being managed by Dennis seemed like a great opportunity, but they later discovered that he had turned away Press and A & R interest as he was concentrating his efforts on U2. One of their biggest regrets is that the offer of a tour of the South Coast of America with R.E.M never materialised. Despite the band having made the offer personally, Dennis cancelled without their knowledge as he didn't consider it of benefit!

Oh what might have been.......

 

Band line up:

Kevin McFadden - 1979 -1988 (Voice Guitars )
Bob Watson - 1979 - 1988 ( Guitars Vocals)
Steve Capaldi - 1979 - 1984 ( Bass )
Keiren Wright - 1979 - 1981 ( Drums )
Raymond McFadden - 1981 - 1981 ( Drums )
Phillip Rice - 1981 - 1987 ( Drums )
Lyndon Perry - 1984 - 1985 ( Bass )
Jeff Workman - 1985 - 1988 ( Bass )
Simon Rippen - 1987 - 1988 ( Drums )
Jezz Jackson - 1986 - 1988 ( Keyboards )
Eddie Parsons - 1987 - 1988 ( Drums )

 

Memorable Gigs


9/9/1980 U2 The Berkley

21/11/1981 Chelsea The Old Pier, W.S.M

07/03/82 U2 Colston Hall

13/02/84 Boomtown Rats Mayfair Suite, Swansea

08/05/84 Ian Dury Cardiff University

26/06/84 Ian Dury The Studio

19/11/1984 Boomtown Rats Tour

28/10/85 R.E.M Hammersmith Palais

23/11/85 Faith Brothers Southampton

18-21/11/87 Headlining La Locomotive, Paris

 

Only two of these recordings ever saw the light of day when the band were in existence, released in 1983. The tracks have been saved and digitally remastered from Cassette and Dat by Shaun Joseph at Optimum Mastering.

 

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PDF Venue Band Feature 1984