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THE ALOPECIA TRIO
A difficult birth and the long journey to today.
Eliott Fishwarmer was first encouraged to pursue his musical bent by long time friend Jimmy Spindledick, the then front man of the now defunct Jimmy Spindledick Experience.
Eliott absorbed a world of influences and played in many well known (and still talked about bands) until time took it's toll and live performance became more difficult. The unending pursuit of creativity and the desire to write the music he can't (or couldn't possibly) hear anywhere else is what drives The Alopecia Trio.
The now well established team of Fishwarmer / Alegobbler began while Oswald Alegobbler was working as a journalist for The Western Wail, which once exceeded demand for The New York Times in it's home town. Both had been in bands around the scene and thus a mutual desire for creativity was beginning to grow.
The Alegobbler credential had been long established, having performed in numerous choirs and orchestras over the years though more latterly he had become involved with the blues and rock fraternity. This led to the involvement of renegade Scouser Albert d'Oc who had fled his own city in search of a more rural existence and the lure of lucrative scams where he was not known. With this loose trio vaguely in place the song writing machine went to work.
Here, I think a list of previous bands is appropriate. In no order or person the trio have so far played or been involved with.....Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack, popular Irish ‘Folk & Roll’ band The Riddlers, X-Calibre, The Jury, Becky Swann, Sir Bob Geldof (he wasn't Sir then), numerous bands from Kidderminster (mainly rock/ metal), Tom The Frop, The Big Girls Blouse Band, Norman The Printer, Mojohand, The Beasty Boys, The Krayfish Twins and many more popular favourites!
One band that deserves special mention and one which all three were regular participants in was The Not Quite Serious Band, fronted by the late, great Tony Goodwin Snr. The attitude and ferocity delivered by this exceptional front man had surely rubbed off on these first three established members and is recognised in the choice of material on the first three albums.
BULLSHIT BAFFLES BRAINS: Where the use of recording techniques was rudimentary to say the least but spawned such classics as- HAIRY MARY, SADDAM WAS MY GRANDAD and KID IN A FISHPOND.
UNKLE YUMMY AND OTHER LULLABIES: Stayed pretty much in the same vein but with a little more time spent, produced marginally better quality and some stand out tracks:-UNKLE YUMMY, DOGS OF NIGHT, SWITCHBACK (I'M ON MY WAY) and the first breakthrough single STOURPORT ON SEA.
TURD: Represented a further grasp of recording and writing techniques (although plagued with glitches and annoying bits) to produce amongst others:- THROW MY DAUGHTER ON THE FIRE, SMOKE GOES UP THE CHIMNEY and FAT FAT PIG FAT.
So as time went by and the scope broadened the desire to continue creating grew stronger. It has to be said that Fishwarmer has subsequently become more and more prolific. The contributions by d'Oc and Alegobbler have thus far been exceptional but in order to refresh and continue new input was required.
Barry Island and Barnaby Wilde had both featured on some tracks on the first three albums, as had Nostromo Xenomorph and Stumpy Fingers. Island particularly contributing the body of the song STOURPORT ON SEA. Fingers had only played on the Black Sabbath influenced WHITE LIGHNENING. Nostromo Xenomorph had been involved right from the start and it is he that added the off kilter vocal to some of the more obtuse early offerings. With these guys now fully on board THE ALOPECIA TRIO lurched towards the latest material.
As a further filler here are some of the bands that these above illustrious musicians have had dealings with or been in before being absorbed into THE ALOPECIA TRIO.....The Visit, X-Calibre, Royal Blood, The Screaming Toys, Onan, The Slaughterhouse of Music, From Sabbath To Hell, The Grumpy Old Guitarists, Sonic and the Robotniks, Sense of Creation and The Ken Swannell Band of Mystery.
THE NANCY AND JIM SONGBOOK: Here Barry Island really came into his own (ooh er!). For the time being this was his last great contribution to the growth of “the Trio” as his work on SKROTUM KOMPLETUS was tarnished by his all consuming love of the grape. This together with an inability to see let alone play two notes together reduced his contribution to a few choice snippets. Some of Islands best work can be heard on the following tracks. REBEL JIM, AIN'T NO MOVIE TRAILER, INVISIBLE and the epic NANCY WAS A HYACINTH. This album also featured a bonus track written and played in it's entirety by “Dirty Harry Bromide” a guest of the band from New Zealand. The track was entitled “HANGIN' WITH ME NAN” and has gone on to establish itself as The Alopecia Trio's most successful international hit to date. Bromide also played guitar on the track ONLY PERONI.
Ok, we're getting towards present day and the invention of computers.
SKROTUM KOMPLETUS sees the band almost in the computer age. One or two tracks were shot off from the old Tascam 4 Track and sort of doctored on the new facility which resulted in an improved quality but one that would still require some work and learning. Two songs on this album were written by Albert d'Oc's long lost brother Pembroke d'Oc ( “I don't have you at all” and “I won't let you fuck me”). All other band members are present with the exception of Stumpy Fingers though he has three bass-lines on the forthcoming collection. Stand out tracks from SKROTUM KOMPLETUS are: ANGELINA JOLIES TITS, DOWN KIDDER WAY, DEMONS and CROSSWORDS ON CRACK.
DURING ALL THIS TIME ALL DRUM TRACKS WERE PROVIDED BY RONGO STOUR!!!!
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Eliott, Oswald, Albert, Barry, Barnaby, Stumpy, Nostromo and Pembroke.
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