was achieved. I will never
forget the postman delivering heavy boxes of test pressings & final
versions…. Pure Magic! Then came our Split 7” Blue Vinyl release with
Trespassers W, followed by the “Sword of Damocles” CD album, in 1998. In
2000 JAR MUSIC released our “Ghost” CD EP & we became label mates with
members of XTC, The Damned & Martin Newell. Almost Famous! The Noughties
“Poison Crawl” came out on M&E in 97 and was essentially “Ghost” & what was
to become the “Sword of Damocles“ album, though probably not as well mixed
as there was a very steep learning curve going on for me. This was also
where Clive Bray came onboard, mainly as producer & that upped the quality
several notches. It also meant that we started taking ages over each track
trying to get a more professional sound. Which I think we achieved,
I think TC are a fine example of work and
dedication, it shows exactly what can be accomplished if you buckle down and
focus on what matters to you. You most definitely deserved your high
position on our best selling artistes chart, I hope you’ll yet get a lot of
pleasure looking back over your achievements. And I’m sorry for all the
piss-taking about you singing like Ashley from ‘Coronation Street,’ I hear
you’ve nearly recovered from the psychological damage now! So when and how
did the band finally come to an end?
Thanks for the compliments,
Mick. Better late than never!
By the way, I never sounder like
Ashley… that was Craig! Or Mark? Most reviewers have compared me to Damon
Albarn or Ray Davies, which is far more acceptable & fair, dammit!!!
I wish I could fly, right up to the sky, but
I can’t… J
Anyway, from 2001 to 2006 Dave,
Clive Bray & myself worked endlessly on the “CAGED” CD LP, which finally
came out on GALLIPOLI RECORDS in Summer 2006 to excellent reviews. (“Pure
brilliance… a must have” – DIE SHELLSUIT DIE Magazine, 2006).
You asked me when did
TC end? It hasn’t really…. Just hibernated for long periods! Since 2007 Dave
& I have continued to record original material and we have nearly enough
songs to release another album. If anyone out there is interested in a new
TC release, please get in touch!
We certainly put a lot of work
in, especially in later years for the CD’s. Although things have quietened
down a bit, Duncan & I are still writing & recording when we can. We just
haven’t been promoting it for a while. So, NO we haven’t called it a day