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S*M*A*S*H Interview

posted Jan 4, 2015, 10:03 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Jan 4, 2015, 12:10 PM ]

(WITHOUT REGRET) - EP (Oct 2014)
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W♥M233: S*M*A*S*H


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S*M*A*S*H
Just a quick note on that S*M*A*S*H / NxtGen Split Single Launch, taking place 29 March 2014 at The Portland Arms in Cambridge. As I suspected, the lyrics …

I have long championed S*M*A*S*H in my days as a radio DJ in the early 90s, so I can't begin to tell you how excited to speak with singer/songwriter Edward Borrie on W♥M Radio.

Note: All the questions were from memory/on the fly, so please excuse me if I got some information or some dates wrong. Regrettably I am pretty sure I do not have all the singles/EPs, but I have a lot of them (see photograph at the bottom). S*M*A*S*H was not known at all at the time, and I only discover the band when my friend Melinda was KFSR's music director at the time gave me a copy of Self Abused album for review. I would later obsessively track down any singles and EPs I could get my hands on. Remember, this was before the internet, so getting the right information was hard to come by.

Topics:

  • The beginning of S*M*A*S*H, circa 1984.
  • First single was Real Surreal 7"
  • US Tour in support of Self Abused (Hi-Rise Records) album.
  • Sub Pop Records released Barrabas/Turn On The Water 7"
  • Sleeper's "Lady Love Your Countryside", a nod to S*M*A*S*H's "Lady Love Your C***" (which in turn as a nod to Germaine Greer).
  • The rare Rest Of My Life single (released January 1996).
  • The second album Icon.
  • "I Want to Kill Somebody", 20 years later.
  • The 2014 EP S*M*A*S*H: (Without Regret) - EP is on iTunes now for $3.99.

  • Vu's S*M*A*S*H Collection
    Keep up with S*M*A*SH on Facebook.

    Here is a photograph of some S*M*A*S*H singles and vinyl in my collection. I also just bought (Without Regret) via iTunes, so I can't really show that off.

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