THE RAMBLIN' PITCHFORKS
'Live at O'Malleys'
Rob – vocals, bouzouki, violin, nose.
Errol – drums, excuses.
Simon – bass, vocals, silly Walk.
Lee – guitar, vocals, bad habits.
All the audio tracks were recorded live at O'Malleys Bar, Weymouth in 1995 when the band was at it's height of popularity. Tracks 1-14 were originally released as part of a cassette tape which was entitled 'New Boots For Old Wellies' and later as a CD entitled 'Live at O'Malleys'. Neither the Cassette or CD is now commercially available.
Many thanks to Simon Felton of Pink
Hedgehog Records http://www.pinkhedgehog.com who kindly sent me a copy of the
CD and also provided tracks 15 and 16 available for free
download. However I still treasure my original copy of the
THE 'LOST' VIDEO
I have recently converted a Video8
recording I made of the band, also performing live at O'Malleys.
A medium quality version of the video can be seen on YouTube:
As far as I know this in the only video available of the band and although only shot on a simple hand-held camera and mostly using the available light in the bar it is surprisingly good and gives us a wonderful and poignant reminder of why the 'Pitchforks' were so popular.
Geoff Watts, Weymouth - May
(With approximate playing times)
1) Whisky in the Jar 2:03
2) Fiddlers Green 3:16
3) Joe's Blackbird 4:32
4) The Black Earth 5:31
5) The Complaining Song 5:16
6) The Rising of the Moon 2:41
7) The Mooncoin Reel/The green Groves of Erin 2:19
8) The Wild Rover 12.04
9) Gay Greeks on Acid 3:36
10) Here 4:42
11) When the Walls come Tumbling Down 3:33
12) The Leaving of Liverpool 2:57
13) Scarborough Fair 4:14
14) Veronica Rooka 5:58
15) The Travelling Man 4:02
16) Gerbils (remix) 5:15
Play or download the tracks from the link below.
All the above tracks were
recorded live at O'Malleys Bar, Weymouth UK in 1995
© Geoff Watts 2011 www.geoffrwatts.co.uk