We have finally finished our album; Cosmonautes Discotheque and it’s out to buy or stream.
It’s an album designed to take the listener on a journey.
Three intrepid Space travellers get caught up into a vortex and their craft; Daytona 87 which Points to the stars. They arrive at Cosmonautes Discotheque – the nightclub and party to end all parties at the end of the known universe. Their first experience of this is the Halloween Dancehall, where they learn the Snakecharmer dance. The evil and malevolent Black7 attempts to destroy the CosmoDisco, but fails through the spirit of the crew of the starfighter Köln who travel Down the Line. The club resumes thanks to the Return of the Hammer and Wolfegroove. The crew of Daytona 87 realise they are truly welcomed and will never leave the Cosmonautes Discotheque
The album has its’ own backstory linked to The Lost Cosmonautes, a gentle nod to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe or any concept album you care to think of.
We hope to realise the story in a future ‘Deluxe’ Edition of the LP.
All sounds have been live performed, recorded and mixed by the band.
We are very proud of this album and would love you to give it a listen.
It was 4 years hard work where we had to learn about computer recording, production and production software, mixing and computer based arrangement. Oh; and most importantly - write the tracks….. Totally worth it!
Special thanks to Colin Green for his bass on Points, THE NKR for violin/vocals on Down the Line.
Here are some links for you (amazon/cd baby links to follow): -
Youtube Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIMzkSPKu22UPeKpzA6i4ONQsOL8SDz85
google play https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Weirdgear_Cosmonautes_Discotheque?id=Bv6i5aiu4i3fji7h3lqtoytnupq
To all our family, friends, radio and social network chums who’ve got us through this…. your support is very much appreciated.
so another month, another radio show on the pod
Here’s our tracklisting for the night: -
Vaillante - Paddy Kingsland Megamix
1) The Panel Beaters
Vaillante - Cop Hippety Hop Pop
4) Telly Savalas - Birmingham - My Kinda Town
5) MF Doom - Meatgrinder
6) Blludd Relations - Even Steven
7) Lio - Banana Split
Vaillante - Bongos and Drums
8) Preston Epps - Bongos Rock
9) Guy Boyer - Bongos and Sounds
10) The Bongolian - The Champion
11) Zongamin - Bongo Song
Vaillante - Sunday Psycheout Song Mix
12) Anthony Newley - That Noise
13) The Electras - Dirty Ole Man
14) The Moon - I Should be Dreaming
Vaillante - Lesser Known Hee BeeGees GeeBees
16) Barker of the UFO
17) The Earnest of Being George
Vaillante - Cosmic Vibes Mix
18) Lost Harbours - Ruffling Bract
19) Michael Nesmith - The World is Golden too
20) Lord Sitar - I can see for miles
The Bears Megamix #1
21) M63 - Teen Angst
22) Broken Social Scene - Almost Crying
23) Munk - Disco Clown
Barlows’ Radiohead Corner
24) Radiohead - Weird Fishes
The Bears Megamix #2
25) My Bloody Valentine - Map Reference etc
26) Louis XIV - Paper Doll
27) Ladytron - Blue Jeans
28) Anandar Shankar - Jumping Jack Flash
29) The Postal Service - ?
30) David Holmes - My mate Paul
31) John Shuttleworth - Shopkeepers in the North
32) Fujiya & Miyagi - Cassettesingle
33) Caribou - Sun
a Bears serious melange….then
Vaillante - Alternative Sunday MOR mix
34) Arthur Russell - Habit of You (with additional budgie noises)
35) Todd Rundgren - International Feel
36) Telly Savalas - Birmingham - My kinda town
Hope you enjoy and tune in again in June for whatever we do next…
now our latest radio show on Ship Full of Bombs is available to stream or download from their podcast page
Here’s what we played while conducting a live science experiment with scant disregard for our own health!
1) Thomas Dolby - Brain is like a Sieve
2) AIR - Do the Joy
3) tom Waits- step right up
4) Gruff Rhys - Sensations in the Dark
5) Rip rig and panic - you’re my kinda climate
6) Barry Gray - Fireball XL5 Closing Titles
7) Grace Jones - Private Life
8) Oscar Werner Muller - Bodybuilding
9) Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome
10) Lance Percival - Shame and Scandal
11) Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
12) Tomorrows World - So Long my Love
13) Prince - New Position
14) Polica - Lay your cards out
15) Todd Terje - Swing Star
16) Trentemoller - Take me into your skin
17) XTC - Making plans for Nigel
18) John Talabot - Estiu
19) Thompson Twins - We are Detective
20) Flight of the Conchords - Ladies of the World
21) Van Morrison - Moondance
22) Ty Seagall - The Hill
23) Jimi Hendrix - Stone Free
24) The Damned - Video Nasty
25) Harumi - Talk about it
26) VU - Foggy Notion
27) Plastic Fantastic Machine - Mr Fantasy’s Love
The Fruit Pastille challenge took its’ toll on the band. Far too much sugar was consumed - never again!
We will be back at 8pm on Sunday 12th May on www.sfob.co.uk where Lee will be dialling in his tracks from a top secret location in Birmingham.
The Pauls’ aka Big and Little Bear will be running the show from the Ship Full of Bombs studio.
The WeirdGear Radio Show is back on Ship Full of Bombs this weekend - www.sfob.co.uk
Join us on Sunday 14th April for the WeirdGear Radio Show on Ship Full of Bombs between 20:00 – 22:00.
The BIG QUESTION we ask you is: -
‘Do they put less Blackcurrant Fruit Pastilles into a packet?’
So we ask you to grab a pack of Fruit Pastilles; tune into www.shipfullofbombs.co.uk and be a part of the fun.
On the show; mixed with our usual brand of ecelctic music, we will be attempting to solve one of the biggest mysteries and conspiracies in confectionery through scientific means.
During the night we can be messaged on the show via @weirdgear or @shipfullofbombs on twitter or via facebook on www.facebook.com/weirdgearband or http://tinyurl.com/shipfullofbombs