Recorded live on the evening of 23 February, 1998 Wessex Studios, 106a Highbury New Park, London.
Gizz “I suppose this latest collection of Janus Stark songs from my archive could be described as “…the one’s that nearly slipped away!”
They were recorded live on the evening of 23rd February 1998 at the world famous Wessex Sound Studios, sadly now no longer there at 106a Highbury New Park, London. Just over twenty years before our session, the Pistols had been within those walls to record their debut single Anarchy in the UK, as well as returning to record one of the most influential albums ever: Never Mind The Bollocks – Here’s the Sex Pistols. The Clash, PiL, The Pretenders and The Damned had all recorded there as well so the place certainly had a rich history.
You can download all 6 tracks plus comprehensive liner notes and rare photos from my archive collection. All for £5 just CLICK HERE
Our fine friend and most amazing drummer, Fozzy, has sadly decided it’s time to pass on the baton. Fozzy Dixon, ace drummer for Janus Stark, played on “Angel In The Flames” and “Face Your Biggest Fear”, has decided he wants to spend more time with his good lady. He’s going to fulfil gigs in the diary and help us out while we look for a new drummer. SO, with Fozzys consent; JANUS STARK ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW DRUMMER. If you are interested, here are the essential requirements: 1. Must be able to play “The Great Adventure Cigar” album. 2. Must live nearby (50 miles/1 hour away maximum) 3. Must be into Punk Rock.
The drummer who joins us will be writing towards, playing on and recording the next Janus Stark album with us which is imminent and of course be coming out on the road, all future shows and tours, once we have that drummer. If you’re interested, send us a personal message. We will be sorry to see Fozzy but he will always be close to us.
Gizz Butt: This particular set of recordings for the Janus Stark digital archive series has certainly been the most difficult to compile and write notes for. The six original songs here (there is a seventh song – a cover) were written and recorded directly after I received that phone call from one of The Prodigy’s managers, John Fairs, on the 18th of May 1999, informing me that “I was no longer needed in The Prodigy.”
DOWNLOAD INCLUDES FULL COLOUR HI-RES FRONT AND BACK COVER ARTWORK, PLUS A 10 PAGE PDF DOCUMENT OF GIZZ BUTT’S LINER NOTES, INCLUDING RARE PHOTOS AND CUTTINGS FROM HIS OWN PERSONAL ARCHIVE AND MUCH MORE…
Right listen up…the latest band news from The Clique is out now….I’ve just uploaded Dynamo Live which I shot at the UK Subs gig from The Craufurd Arms MK, the YouTube link is at the bottom of the newsletter…… CLICK HERE TO READ
Thank you to all the bands and the lovely people that came to our Charity “Punks Against Cancer” gig last night at The Ostrich.
What a great night! Thank you Zener Diodes, MFI, Matty G & Lil Winter, Destructors ’82, The Dole, Kiosk 2 and of course JANUS STARK!
Thank you to Chris York, Sue Minto, Graham Finding and Sally Mills. A special thank you to Dave Allen for helping me by sorting the Just Giving page for Joe Maccoll. Thank you James Garrod for the poster design, Chris for doing the sound. The biggest thanks goes out to everyone that donated. In the words of my mate Chris “It’s all about working together”.
Original Janus bass player SHOP will be back on bass for the Hope and Anchor, London September 22nd gig, filling in for our very own Sasquatch, Si Martin. It’s gonna be a Great Adventure hearing the original bassist playing his stuff again. There’s a lot of love for this gig! Come along and hear the album played in its full.