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Since the days of the Green Shed Studios and the big Farfisa organ we had there, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the sound of the organ. Nothing else sounds like a proper pipe organ being played well in a cathedral and echoing round the space, filling the audio spectrum with

Farfisa Frenzy

For some reason, perhaps Google have recently updated their index, there has been a large jump in visits to the blog here, 90% of which are from a Google Images search on Farfisa. The post from April this year Makkie’s Rhythm included a picture of a Farfisa organ, which is now appearing as 4th in

The Green Shed Googlewhack

Every so often I’ll check to see how people are arriving at the blog or the main Deserters site. There’s usually a fair mix between people looking for the band specifically and ‘accidental’ visits by people looking for information on military desertion or fire engines. Every so often there’s a little gem that makes me

Summery Summary

The sun is out here and I’ve got 10 minutes to spare, so I’ve tidied up the Deserters front page, removing all the old ‘Track of the Week’ entries and replacing them with a single list of links to the files and links to each blog entry so you can read all about them. So,


Final Track of the Week Phill Up The Glass Week 17 of the grand mp3 download extravaganza. For the last ‘Track of the Week’ (at least for the next few months), here’s another original track from the Bordet / Leigh spin-off album ‘Mux-Ip’. You may have guessed from the name that it is inspired by

Why Doesn’t Somebody Buy Him A Guitar?

Track of the Week Soundtrack of a B-Movie Week 16 of the grand mp3 download extravaganza. In one of the periods between Deserters activity in the late 80’s, Jennifer Leigh & I recorded a limited run album called ‘Mux-Ip’, which was a collection of cover versions and originals performed as a duo. This week’s track,

Complexion Like Mouldy Corned Beef

Track of the Week Heavy Metal Ballad Week 15 of the grand mp3 download extravaganza. We’re coming towards the end of this run of free downloadable goodies. Whilst there is more Deserters music in the archives, it’s not yet in a form suitable for the web. I’ve probably got enough for another two weeks, so

Polish the Blade

Track of the Week The Complete 1978 Song Week 14 of the grand mp3 download extravaganza. This song has a similar feel to ‘The Woman In Red’, however this is certainly no love story, but a very sparsely arranged murder ballad, inspired by the story of Lizzie Borden. Music and Lyrics are by Lee Newe

Eat Your Greens

Track of the Week My Wee Green Buddy Week 13 of the grand mp3 download extravaganza. If you liked the ‘Yet Another Granfalloon’ pieces, then this short instrumental ditty should be of interest. It’s an earlier attempt at a similar style, in this case purely electronic, owing much to Zappa’s ‘Jazz From Hell’ album. It

The Drevulon Adventure

Track of the Week Drevulon Poseiden Week 12 of the grand mp3 download extravaganza. Another track featuring the Newe/Bordet – lyrics/music writing combination, this track deals with urban alienation and the suppression of the man in the street. Guest stars Andy on guitar – a pretty nice solo – and features yours truly on vocals