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    Could "The Shifters" Hackett?

    After recent discussions and manbag chucking, could "The Shifters" ever be a force to be reckoned with again?

    "They've been great for the effects pedal business, but there is only so much yardage a company can get hanging out of a bunghole"



    T
    he great and legendary Bob Harris once said of "The Shifters"


    "Can they back up their musical vision with anything?

    I believe they can".




    They probably crawl on carpets.

    Liquid Len, bastard drummer from the Smashbottle men, was more direct.
    He quoted a direct quote from a quote.

    "There is lambswool under my naked feet
    The wool is soft and warm, gives off some kind of heat
    A salamander scurries into flame to be destroyed
    Imaginary creatures are trapped in birth on celluloid

    The fleas cling to the golden fleece hoping they'll find peace
    Each thought and gesture are caught in celluloid
    There's no hiding in my memory
    There's no room to avoid

    The crawlers cover the floor in the red ocher corridor
    For my second sight of people, they've more lifeblood than before
    They're moving in time to a heavy wooden door
    Where the needle's eye is winking, closing in on the poor

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"

    There's only one direction in the faces that I see
    It's upward to the ceiling, where the chamber's said to be
    Like the forest fight for sunlight that takes root in every tree
    They are pulled up by the magnet believing they're free

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"

    Mild mannered supermen are held in kryptonite
    And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies glowing bright
    Through a door a harvest feast is lit by candlelight
    It's the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"

    The porcelain manikin with shattered skin fears attack
    The eager pack lift up their pitchers, they carry all they lack
    The liquid has congealed which has seeped out through the crack
    And the tickler takes his stickleback

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"

    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"


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    Withnall is waxing lyrical again, and it's not even Friday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    Withnall is waxing lyrical again, and it's not even Friday night.
    It is now.




    Have this:-



    Mr. Wakeman applied for a job in "The Shifters".


    "They told me to fuck off and buy a trumpet or a clarinet and shove it up my arse" said a bandy legged musical bottomed Rick.

    "I was turned down by better bands.
    My audition for Elton Johns part went well."



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    he great and legendary Bob Harris once said of Yes that they would never make it musically, like what "The Shifters" would.

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    He was right.

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    I have found inspiration, Stoker (ordered it last week, so it should arrive soon): a new amp! I was jamming with me mate, Frank, and he suggested it to me.














    &, I can now play all the way through this song without stopping (sometimes):




    I've also got two new distortion pedals, so we'll be needing to get out of the Blues and into some Thrash Punk!







    MXR La Machine does the fuzz octave thing just like Jimi, so we're nearly there, we're on our way - I can feel it in my waters! Get the Bumpet tuned up...
    Last edited by Bettyboo; 02-10-2015 at 11:31 PM.
    How do I post these pictures???

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    I'm thinking: REBRANDING!


    Howz about: The Damned Shifters?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    a new amp!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    two new distortion pedals
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    we're on our way


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    REBRANDING!
    Get fucked.

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    Behind you!!

    Annie Nightingale is 75!!!!!


    At least Andy Kershaw still looks the same.

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    How has your creative forces been foregrounding themselves recently, Bumpet? We need new material - what you got?

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    I'm liking the idea of covering New Rose (above) with the twist that it sounds eggasckery the same as the original, just with more distortion and make-up! Like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post




    How has your creative forces been foregrounding themselves recently, Bumpet? We need new material - what you got?
    I cannot choose between Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks

    Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks (some wiggle in mauve hotpants)



    and taxidermy for Arctic monkeys, should I buy Polar?


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    Ewe chews


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    New Rose
    I presume you mean Rose Garden?

    Performed by a lovely lady.

    Potential for the back up three ladies?


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    Nice tune from young Dan there David.

    Artics?

    Odd

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    She has the unusual attraction of looking like a corpse while still be alive - could be a very interesting experiment in New Wave Necrophilia.


    No Artic Monkies or Northerners of any sort...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    New Wave Necrophilia. No Artic Monkies or Northerners of any sort...
    Vera Lynn?

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    The Vera I knew was from Dagenham. Just sayin...




    Would you? Stoker would!

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    [QUOTE=withnallstoke;3111072]After recent discussions and manbag chucking, could "The Shifters" ever be a force to be reckoned with again?

    "They've been great for the effects pedal business, but there is only so much yardage a company can get hanging out of a bunghole"



    T
    he great and legendary Bob Harris once said of "The Shifters"


    "Can they back up their musical vision with anything?

    I believe they can".




    They probably crawl on carpets.

    Liquid Len, bastard drummer from the Smashbottle men, was more direct.
    He quoted a direct quote from a quote.

    "There is lambswool under my naked feet
    The wool is soft and warm, gives off some kind of heat
    A salamander scurries into flame to be destroyed
    Imaginary creatures are trapped in birth on celluloid

    The fleas cling to the golden fleece hoping they'll find peace
    Each thought and gesture are caught in celluloid
    There's no hiding in my memory
    There's no room to avoid

    The crawlers cover the floor in the red ocher corridor
    For my second sight of people, they've more lifeblood than before
    They're moving in time to a heavy wooden door
    Where the needle's eye is winking, closing in on the poor

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"

    There's only one direction in the faces that I see
    It's upward to the ceiling, where the chamber's said to be
    Like the forest fight for sunlight that takes root in every tree
    They are pulled up by the magnet believing they're free

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"

    Mild mannered supermen are held in kryptonite
    And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies glowing bright
    Through a door a harvest feast is lit by candlelight
    It's the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"

    The porcelain manikin with shattered skin fears attack
    The eager pack lift up their pitchers, they carry all they lack
    The liquid has congealed which has seeped out through the crack
    And the tickler takes his stickleback

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"

    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out

    The carpet crawlers heed their callers
    "We've got to get in to get out
    We've got to get in to get out"

    Marvelous lyrics right there, written and sung by Gabriel. Phil should have stuck to the drums tbf.

    A psychadelic dream inspired composition, the whole Lamb.

    He's lobbing Bob the Nob across the gob ah...and Lliquid Len

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    Oh dear,

    Are you guys even allowed out to perform ?

    Here's a new name for ya -

    The Pilot Lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Are you guys even allowed out to perform ?
    I thought you were in.

    You've got to get in to get out.

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    I can't get out either nowadays after last weekends record 3 dayer

    My bender days nights and mornings and days and nights and mornings are well and truly over.

    Sorry fellas, you will have to find someone else to play your pigskin flute

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    I've written some new material for The Shifters.

    It wasn't difficult.

    We haven't got any old material.

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