Dig Vis Drill : Cranking Up Religion

Native Records – NTV 5

Our first (and as it happens, last) proper release on Kevin Donohue’s Doncaster based Native records. Fellow stablemates included They Must be Russians (with Nick also on guitar!), the Screaming Trees and punk-poet Henry Normal.

The cover was shot by Nick in the cellar of our Machon Bank home, with Phil relishing the chance to dress up as a vicar. Designed to excite the nerves of most who saw it, the powder used was Vim and it wasn’t actually injected. We promoted it by burning a fake crucifix in the centre of town and conveniently getting arrested for your troubles, generating plenty of publicity.

The tracks were recorded in Rotherham during 1985 at the Jive Bunny studios. Yes indeed. In 20201, Cherry Red bought the rights to all Native Record tapes and re-released them on the “Dreams to Fill the Vacuum” boxed set.

Cranking Up Religion / Fix The Kitchen / I’m Hip I’m Vain

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