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    Welcome Mr. Wheezy

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Miniminiminiminiminalistic

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…