posted on January 15, 2008 at 7:07 am

orlrite you bloody lot
people’ve been bashing me bloody door down
people been accosting me in the street
the letters requests postcards emails telexes telegrams etc
never stop
give us steve kilbey live!
give us steve kilbey live?
give us steve kilbey live!
gw bush says gimme steve kilbey dead or live
its a veil a bull
go ahead stop reading this blogge
and order a few dozen
get em while theyre hot
forget that absolutely terrible accoustic n intimate
this is the real deal
this is the one ya want
this is the one ya need
a real vid
with camera angles lightshow special feet-chas n everything
have that credit card ready and get ready to spend
youre gonna wanna loada these babies
this is not a cheap shonky vid like a+i
which went out before i’d seen it
when i saw it i stopped it
it is not a cheap but good vid like church 1992
which i like by the way yes i do
its rocknroll
anyway this is nice visually
a few jokes
a few songs
about 19 or 20 songs or something
you see me in the bath
you see me getting arrested
you see me being assassinated
you see me being embalmed
you see the hot juicy stuff they dont want ya to see
including the famous nude fat lady bicycle pump incident
youll see sk in all his glorious opulence
aboard the nz pms yacht sniffing coke with nuns
absailing in amsterdam
white water rafting in drought stricken victoria and laughing
sit around at kilbeys table as he entertains napoleon elvis n ricki maymi
watch kilbey write under the milky way again
youll see interviews with kilbeys ancestors in dark ages england
youll see kilbey trading riffs with beethoven mozart and fiery liszt
youll be amazed….or youre a total wanker
youll be absolutely satisfied 105%
or somebody somewhere
refund you
(name and address)
thats right
nothing ventured
nothing back offer
quite frankly
i think steve kilbey live
(hmmmm whatta great name for a vid!)
i think steve kilbey live
is the bees knees
its the last word
its the nail in the coffin of the rec biz
its a show biz miracle
its delight as a round shiny disc
its cooler than liq oxygen
and hotter than summer on mercury
kilbey talks
he gives you tips on how to win millions
he explains how he got where he is now….THE TOP
he plays all his greatest hits
ju ju bang bang
hippy dribble bop song
mango womango we allgo
ungritted momentsworth
hoppy knock knock polka dot slot
ooma booma bonga bong bong
that ones by loo read ….oh i forget
he reads extracts of malt
he reads from his new book of recipes “vegan blechhh!”
he discusts his latest sandal foot bawl becks n posh n josh the pike
he implodes in slo mo and is reassembled out of kurts shank
matty d conceived directed and touched this vid
from an original idea by matty d
from an inkling by matty d
during a daydream by matty d
almost an afterthought by matty d
previously in matty d subconscious
matty d appears courtesy of matt davyddson ltd (wales div)
kurtains shank appears without any courtesy at all
paul lightfood appears curtsey of P inc
dutch pierre appears with courtesy of bondi police wanted doc
i’d like to thank new zealand film corp for the crisps
i’d like to thank my mother for the christmas pudding
i’d like to thank all the pests still continuing to bug my spam filter
i’d like to thank the ungrateful bastards who said i was washed up
jesus…you guys were right!
i’d like to shove this video up all the idiots who said i was
“a useless talented old wrinkled bore struggling to string 2 chords
together a voice like fingernails scraping on yer teeth
a face only a “mother” could love etc”
even though it was all true…
i’d like to thank rolling schtone maggyzeen
who said
“we did not review this junk
but if we did we’d probably ignore it”
hustler mag said
“unless kurt slips us a few k
or matty d stops painting all together
we think its rude!!!”
see what all the fluss is about
listen to it
watch it
love it
eat it
make love to/in/under/over/on/beside/all over it
you gotta have it
steve kilbey live
OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

72 Responses to “buy me buy me buy me”

  1. avatar
    davem | 15 January 2008 at 8:39 am #

    Fucking brilliant. Put me down for a couple…well done Matty D.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 8:50 am #

    Couldn’t have given it a better plug myself Mr SK.

    There’s a sample clip from the DVD on You Tube: see

    Here’s the 19 smashing songs on the DVD: Providence, Buffalo, Is Your Love In Vain, Almost With You, Famished, Electric Lash, Civil War Lament, caroline Says II, Mistress, Wolfe, Tristesse, Forever Lasts For Nothing, Don’t Look Back, Under The Milky Way, Hotel Womb, Comedown, Invisible, One Inch Rock, Just For You.

    Cheers from NZ!

  3. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 15 January 2008 at 8:51 am #

    This is fantastic news!!! And maybe 4 a next project………..with your continuing creative output may we see an exhibition on YOU at an Arts Centre in the near future? Re your recent ref to Mick H from ‘The Bad Seeds’. I highly recommend the Nick Cave exhibition now on at the Vic Arts Centre (free) on until April. Offers great insight into the life of a high-profile non-mainstream Australian musician with vast integrity, who came into prominence in early 80’s, a romantic wordsmith, writer, actor, songwriter, interested in philosophy, studied as a painter & was on heroin for 20 years from late 1970s, is the father of twins, his band, ‘The Bad Seeds’ still play together , although dispersed around the planet, …. Yeah, some similarities huh?
    Nick Cave has boosted his career by employing some clever PR strategies; by appearing in a Wim Wenders film, “Wings of Desire” with his band (?) wrote a song for a pop-princess (Kylie) (Where the Wild Roses Grow) which according to him greatly boosted the sales of his album, ‘Murder Ballads’ resulting in a wider audience buying the album and also co-performing with P.J Harvey (although they were dating). Of course his films & acting have also contributed to his high profile.
    Sorry SK just had to mention this here I hope some of your commentators get a chance to see it, I loved it & I spent a couple of hrs in there yesterday. Matt D can you put some thoughts into an exhibition on Killa ?.

  4. avatar
    eek | 15 January 2008 at 8:58 am #

    hmm…I don’t know. I mean before I shell out any money for it I want to be sure you are enthusiastic about it. 😉

  5. avatar
    davem | 15 January 2008 at 9:00 am #

    You tube clip is fab but I can’t find the website to buy it from…help……

  6. avatar
    eek | 15 January 2008 at 9:10 am #

    davem — cut/copy and paste this:

  7. avatar
    davem | 15 January 2008 at 9:21 am #


  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 9:27 am #

    i shall buy…a baker’s dozen,thanks kind sir!

  9. avatar
    verdelay | 15 January 2008 at 9:40 am #

    oh…have you got a video?

    (with thanks to a hamster)

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 10:03 am #

    You da man Kilbs…I’m onto it now…Pickle

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 10:06 am #

    2008 looking pretty bloody good so far – triffids show this week & live cd then a new studio cd soon?wow!!!!!

  12. avatar
    timetunnel | 15 January 2008 at 10:16 am #

    Bought it bought it bought it. What an incredible surprise! Waiting now, waiting for the package to arrive… Jens

  13. avatar
    matt davison | 15 January 2008 at 10:17 am #

    Oh Jesus……………………………………………………………………………………..”:

  14. avatar
    Celticat | 15 January 2008 at 10:46 am #

    Its a deal! LOL:

    You go man.


  15. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 15 January 2008 at 11:41 am #

    Is there gonna be a cd, too, Steve?

  16. avatar
    melissa | 15 January 2008 at 11:50 am #

    absailing in amsterdam??? now this I gotta see, LOL. Hilarious 😀

    Can’t wait to get a copy!!! x

  17. avatar
    Wolfie | 15 January 2008 at 11:55 am #

    To all involved in this project…

    Way to Fuckin Go!

    I was violently ill when this SK was in AKL and no matter how much Matty D tried to yank me, unconscious, to the venue it wasn’t going happen without a drip and a respirator!!!.

    I was so pissed that I missed the live gig!!! but through the brilliance of digital video, dolby surround, bluetooth, a microwave oven, txting shorthand like LOL and an artist at the top of his game I can see the next best thing… This is awesome.

    Trust me, this DVD is fan-fucking-tastic!. Just when you think it’s ending… he comes in with the best performance of invisible I have ever seen!

    Don’t waste your dollars on drugs this week.. get high on SK.. fukin aye its good!

  18. avatar
    lily was here | 15 January 2008 at 11:57 am #

    Rolling Stone are SO yesterday, we know yr good..the proof is in ya mum’s pudding. I’ll buy it for the rude bits.
    This is the best news ive heard all year, next to yr Gilty painting arriving, both worth their wait in gold
    ps Matty, Kurt, I’d kiss ya more if I could
    Veleska, good karma to you!
    John G – girls raise you man, not the other way around 🙂

  19. avatar
    restaurant mark | 15 January 2008 at 1:03 pm #

    the funny thing is it really reads like those commercials on home shopping network sound…

    if we order now do we get steak knives or encyclopedias for free…just asking???

  20. avatar
    fantasticandy | 15 January 2008 at 1:10 pm #

    what was it you were trying to flog again?

  21. avatar
    Richard | 15 January 2008 at 1:17 pm #

    …and in yet another dose of the irony that has dogged Kilbey for all these years his defining dvd comes out the day AFTER the golden globes

    (is there a special features bit with the original and best UN MO video?)

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 1:33 pm #


    Congrats on getting the live dvd out, that’s great news.

    Can I ask do you think The Church ever put out a proper live dvd?

    Please do it for all your many fans around the world in all the far off corners that you’ll never play who will never get the chance to see you live.

    Do it for all those who have traipsed around the globe spending their hard earned fortunes to see you when you had a bad night or couldn’t be bothered with it that day or you lost your voice or technical problems ruined the show 😉 I’m not complaining by the way, I can imagine it’s hard and extremely boring for you guys being on the road.

    On a good night your band is the best guitar band on the planet, bar none and I’m happy to say that I have seen a few truly great Church performances in a number of different countries over the years.

    It would be so great if you could somehow capture that magic on film in a single show or possibly compile something from the band’s career-span?

    Would the band ever consider putting out a live dvd, or a compilation of live tv stuff (for instance the Studio 22 stuff in 2000 was pretty amazing and certainly had good enough production values wouldn’t you say?)

    If nothing else, and I don’t like saying this, but from what you’re saying recently it seems that touring is not really going to be possible for The Church in the near future, so surely a live dvd would at least generate some welcome revenue for the band?

    It just seems crazy to me that The Church is so under-represented in this way after such an amazing career.

    ps: I’m sure a lot of people out there agree with my sentiments…

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 1:43 pm #

    Is the DVD all regions? Us Murkins wanna see it.

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 1:45 pm #

    Just reprogramme the code on yer dvd player to make THAT all regions. My dvd player cost 25 quid, I got the make and model number, looked it up on the internet and there were the codes to put in with the remote control – so I then had a multi-region player for 25 quid! Piss easy!

  25. avatar
    John | 15 January 2008 at 1:46 pm #

    “forget that absolutely terrible accoustic n intimate”

    But I never got to hear it!

    John Garratt

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 1:47 pm #

    Anon 12.33
    I totally agree. I understood the ‘artistic’ reasons why the band preferred not to issue live stuff – but now they’re skint, surely they can see that there’s income to be had from giving the people what they want.

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    hi steve,

    ok, i am sold. i get a few for sure.
    Unrelated thought…have u ever considered doing a childrens cd. I think some of your songs have great lullaby type “fireman” “its time to say goodbye”,”lullaby” etc. my little girl really likes these songs. But an album of Sk lullabies. It would save my ears at least a bit from all these horrible children cds i must listen to these days. Best i could do is buy Coldplay songs made into lullabies. Its OK, but yours would be aheckuvalot better. i’d do the marketing for ya. ok, peace.

  28. avatar
    veleska1970 | 15 January 2008 at 2:27 pm #

    i will buy buy buy buy buy….i just hope they don’t sell out before i can scrape the money together. (i’m dumping out my purse and pulling up the sofa cushions in the quest for change right now as we speak.)

  29. avatar
    Fireseed | 15 January 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    nice one, killa

    what a loverly post-christmas present!

    my copy is already winging its sweet way to brum

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    Thanks for turning me on to The Drones. They are great.

  31. avatar
    Cee | 15 January 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    Congratulations, like Valeska I’m scraping the pennies together, maybe next paycheck…

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 January 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    Yeah Killer. Ditto what Anonymous 12:43 asked; Will the dvd work for us Yanks…or is it Aussie only?

  33. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 January 2008 at 4:54 pm #


    Just saw the “Under The Milky Way” video from the DVD. You are in great shape. A poster man for veganism. The sound is fantastic. I hope a CD version can be made. I can excercise to CDs.

    I guess I’m just a hefty animal rights activist that happens to be vegetarian/vegan for 30 years.

    Australian Open Tennis on TV last night. It’s very warm down under. I want Henin and Roddick to win!

  34. avatar
    Altres | 15 January 2008 at 4:56 pm #

    Well, I for one am de-fucking-lighted. I have already ordered and am looking forward to seeing it. Now, stop dissing Acoustic and Intimate and get the bugger out on DVD. 😀


  35. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 January 2008 at 4:59 pm #

    Forgot to agree with the commentor who stated Rolling Stone is out of touch. Even Mojo, Classic Rock and the other formerly venerable British publications have become horrible. I’m so tired of the Led Zeppelin Reunion concert and Radiohead’s “In Rainbows”. As usual “The Church” and “Jeff Beck” are ignored!

  36. avatar
    fantasticandy | 15 January 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    i sure am gald to see you on here!
    much love,
    andy L.

  37. avatar
    davem | 15 January 2008 at 5:35 pm #

    Don’t you buggers buy them all.
    I don’t get paid until Monday, so can’t order yet as I no longer own a credit card!!

  38. avatar
    Kurt @ Plus1 Presents | 15 January 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    For those who have asked:
    The DVD is NTSC All Zones, All Regions, and I’m told by the manufacturers will play in 99% of both PAL and NTSC players.

    Plus1 Presents

  39. avatar
    eek | 15 January 2008 at 7:48 pm #

    Thanks Kurt — you are a star! I ordered the dvd thinking I’d have to buy a new dvd player and now I most likely won’t have to. Yay! 🙂

  40. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 January 2008 at 8:04 pm #

    This blog is bustling like a frenetic beehive. In comes the baby be. I want a CD version ! Like a spoiled child I need a CD version! My arrested development compels me to seek a CD version. I luv Cds, I luv Kilbey but DVD’s r not for me!

    Welcome back to the show that never ends Veleska. Nothing’s changed I’m still the most bombastic commentor. Bombastic= The opposite of fantastic!

  41. avatar
    andmoreagain | 15 January 2008 at 8:05 pm #

    Ha ha ha, Kilbey yer the best press officer since old Derek whatshisname that wrote for the Beatles and the Byrds. And where oh where do you get those cool black long sleeves?

  42. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 15 January 2008 at 8:14 pm #

    sorry no monies to buy me esskay LIVE…

  43. avatar
    Gareth,Notts | 15 January 2008 at 8:28 pm #

    great news,and not before time!!!! got the email today and ordered it straight away,may be getting more yet,loadsa birthdays coming up! cant wait to see it,the youtube clip looks fantastic!!!….i think the biggie that all the fans are waiting/hoping for is a comprehensive Church (double)dvd…all the vids,live clips from throughout The Church’s career, interviews,behind the scenes stuff etc etc….there you go,not even seen this one yet,and already wanting more!!…….

  44. avatar
    the dean | 15 January 2008 at 9:31 pm #

    just bought it.
    by the by,the cd of accoustic n intimate is quite good.

  45. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 15 January 2008 at 9:40 pm #

    Sorry Sk but I’m manic today. The Dean is right-the cd of acoustic and intimate is quite/extraordinarily good. Don’t overlook your own excellent CD recordings.

  46. avatar
    Please | 15 January 2008 at 11:41 pm #

    Could you find a way to ger it to people who have defaulted on there credit card – I have no money but would love to buy this – is it possible that JB Hi Fi or even a Bpay thingy could happen – I would truely love this.

  47. avatar
    Please | 15 January 2008 at 11:44 pm #

    *their- sorry defaulted on my spelling/grammer too

  48. avatar
    donna | 15 January 2008 at 11:48 pm #

    Well all I can say is “well done and it’s about time!!!”
    For what it’s worth, living with Matt during this time has been testing to say the least, but when you get to see the end result, you know it’s worth it.

    Steve, you shine like the true star you are and I bet NK is very proud and in awe of your performance!! That night was one of the best nights I’ve had and it’s a gift to be able to watch it on DVD!..I think we need a Church Live now???? (as long as we can send Matt to Siberia for the production)
    CONGRATS all you guys, Steve, Kurt and Matt (and Woolfie) for a SOOOOPERB job..(and a pat on the back to me for my patience and joint rolling too..)
    It’s been Matt’s dream to do this for a long time and he undoubtedly deserves good fortune and inner contentment for achieving his goal..
    Life in Melby has been a bit stressful so far but it’s a new year with good things on the horizon..we need lots of love,happiness and good fortune this year..
    Love to you and yours Steve.
    XX Miss D.

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2008 at 12:04 am #

    Big kudos to everyone. You need a link to the side as well though Killer. Better get Rusty out of bed

  50. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 16 January 2008 at 12:07 am #


  51. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 16 January 2008 at 12:10 am #

    oh goody goody GOODY!!!! now, if you happen to sell out of these things before i get the money together at a later date i am NOT going to be a happy little black duck…
    do i have to copulate all over my dvd when i get it…a little daunting, don’t know what my partner will make of this if i follow this instruction…

  52. avatar
    tim | 16 January 2008 at 12:56 am #

    well since you put it that way…

  53. avatar
    knotme | 16 January 2008 at 1:15 am #

    Thing 1 and Thing 2 tear through my plaster palace..where is my red handbag youse!! I can’t type with these creatures climbing up my shins..need to type credit card numbers faster…

  54. avatar
    ^jax | 16 January 2008 at 1:56 am #

    Thanks kurt, love ya Steve! jax has ordered!! I have no complaints, the world is just, we will go on.. so stop complaining and order it..for krissakies.. btw Steve, I adore the Tee shirt..

  55. avatar
    Paul Lightfoot | 16 January 2008 at 2:13 am #

    Buy THIS NOW!!! Coz I’m in it! No seriously every1, it’s the best thing since sliced bread.

    11 out of 10 Matty D / Kurtains Shank


    Paul Lightfood

  56. avatar
    glynnisjohns | 16 January 2008 at 2:22 am #

    While reading this i thought to mees-elf…

    “oy, kilbo is havin’ us on again
    bitching and bein’ snarky on the argy bargy trip”

    Nay lad, i was mistakin’

    i never know if your self promotin’ or self depreciatin’

    or both?

    glynndo ‘soon to be living in washington state’ johns

  57. avatar
    Matt Davyddson | 16 January 2008 at 2:34 am #

    This is gonna be better than my X-Box even!!!! I’m waiting for my copy to arrive in Cymru (Wales).

    Wish I could take the kudos for creating this magnificent piece of genius, but alas it was done by the “other guy”.


  58. avatar
    Jason | 16 January 2008 at 2:52 am #

    Esteban Kilbo live viddies – 2

    choich live viddies – 1


  59. avatar
    JJ | 16 January 2008 at 4:00 am #

    Jesus Christ, Kilbo…carnival barker added to your resume, tipping the top hat while the spiel echoes off the canvas….all right, all right – I bought it.

    Stepping through the tent flaps now, a little trepidation, dark in there, distorted mirrors, strange smells, hay underfoot…..what will I see and hear?

    Onstage: The Magician among the Shades. Young Will sees Mr. Dark.

  60. avatar
    syrinx | 16 January 2008 at 4:23 am #

    You had me at sniffing coke with nuns..

  61. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2008 at 4:24 am #

    Agggh ….alas it had to be the Kiwis who came up with the goods …again.
    And that was after a three visit gig once every twenty years … go the sheep shaggers – u’ve been etched into Kilbey history.

    Dutch Pierre

  62. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2008 at 4:25 am #

    Is he Avin’ a larf?

  63. avatar
    PAGEY | 16 January 2008 at 6:00 am #

    Amazing! Can’t wait till I make it to February and have the cash to purchase a couple. Can’t weigh-T

    gren pagey

  64. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2008 at 9:28 am #

    Sorry still cant work out how you buy it, go to and get utube ???

  65. avatar
    isolde | 16 January 2008 at 10:14 am #

    nice lights too
    thanks matt & co

  66. avatar
    Shuffler | 16 January 2008 at 11:54 am #


    check out the URL below – it’s an excellent BBC podcast on tinnitus, describing new treatment options.

    Apologies if this has been posted before:



  67. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2008 at 12:07 pm #

    sweet, shuffer.

    to anony 8:28,
    go to
    click “buy now”;
    you need to log in paypal account. if you dont have one, click the “continue” at the left. sign up an account. input your card No, and name, address, … etc.
    then just buy. super easy.

    get it?

  68. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    how’s today’s gig, killer?
    have a peaceful night.

    figure out the meaning of ‘garage poet’, at last. sorry for all those mistakes; and all that rude mixtured madness.


  69. avatar
    nickfiction | 16 January 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    looks good , ill buy one

  70. avatar
    converting to region 0 is easy | 16 January 2008 at 5:30 pm #

    you don’t need to buy a new dvd player – all regional ones can be converted to multi-region players by inputting a code with the remote control/handset. You can get the codes off the net if y’search for your make n model + summat like ‘convert + multi-region’.
    Piss easy!

  71. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 January 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    It looks rockin MattyD!

    I’m going to break with my custom and buy tis ting over the i/net…


    Hey Comerford; just turn the monitor off to get the cd version!


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