posted on May 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm

working like a fiend editing this church vid

doing very little else

its starting to take its final shape i guess

sometimes its hard to know what should go in and what should go out

its a pretty unique thing in that i filmed most of it myself

so you see how touring looked from my perspective (literally)

a 1990 world of vinyl and tapes…no mobile phones

tho you do get a glimpse of the tour managers ancient computer

the cars were different the haircuts were different

i guess the music is different

beware this is a home made film

its sometimes jerky blurry and contains intermittent faults with the film itself

i am including all the live music that there was

the cameras microphone  couldnt handle some of it and its a bit distorted

but if you wanna see how we looked onstage in 1990 it is…..

its no dark angry number

theres lots of funny stuff

lots of rambling and raving

especially by me (mostly backstage entertaining the punters)

some classic buffoons and dopey bimbos

roadies in all shapes n sizes

sit down to eat with us

check in with us

have a look round our room with us

get on the bus with us (gus)

hang backstage and have a drink n a smoke (theres plenty to go round!)

watch us play from side of stage

and feel the sheer mindnumbing surrealism of touring

no one has ever been inside a band like this

and there is film of  long previously unheard instrumental from the P=A sessions

if this period of the church or this period in music fascinates you

then this is definitely for you

we did a tour starting in april and ending in august that took in sydney london copenhagen munich spain

italy paris manchester texas NYC boston chicago atlanta vancouver  seattle san fran n LA

over sixty gigs in all

and some of it got filmed

and now its almost there


youre gonna enjoy this

i guarantee it!

cold afternoon figs

cold afternoon figs


26 Responses to “editing the vid”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 27 May 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    What a quincey dense, I’m up to about this era in ‘No Certainty…’

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    Bernadette Keys | 27 May 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Editing is an interesting process. I find it takes a while to get into the flow and rhythym of it. Sometimes very frustrating sometimes so easy. I make all the decisions intuitively.
    Will look forward to it


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    eternallylit | 27 May 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    okay so now am really lookin forward to this! can still remember just how that was n how it felt how it sounded. sometimes think i would have been happy just staying there exploring that yeah not some delta dawn character but just as it was. but we all gotta grow up and do the life stuff some time. guess ill get there through your movie mr kilbey

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    Ingrid | 27 May 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    I can’t wait to see the video, it will be so cool!!! Like you say it must be really hard to know what to leave in and what to edit (hard enough in editing at the best of times), a long process to be sure. You must get a kick out of looking at this footage and looking back at those times (so cool too that you were the one filming).

    BTW the manner you describe it has been filmed (without all the high tech) will make it extra cool.

    We are all in for a treat when this one comes out.



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    Graham | 27 May 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Shit man I remember you getting off the tour bus in Manchester on that tour with that camera filming me and my mate Dave as we had waited round for hours in the hope of sneaking in for the sound check! Doubt we have made the cut though haha!

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    Anonymous | 27 May 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    When will it be available ?

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    el distraido | 27 May 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    killa, don’t forget that dvd extras often have loads of space for extra goodies!
    looking forward immensely to this!

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    Plumlady | 27 May 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    Love it already

  9. avatar
    veleska1970 | 28 May 2013 at 12:58 am #

    I cannot wait!! Soooo looking forward. 😀

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    Anonymous | 28 May 2013 at 1:16 am #

    It wil sure b betr than magical mystery tour!

  11. avatar
    davem | 28 May 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Paris? LA? Can’t believe you failed to mention Brum….. 🙂

  12. avatar
    Glenn | 28 May 2013 at 2:35 am #

    My kinda film, Steve! May your efforts be justly rewarded.

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    Steven Vertel | 28 May 2013 at 3:03 am #

    I came out to see many of your shows during this period. The highlight for me was when you played The Press Club in Sacramento, CA (tiny club, capacity probably no more than 150). I had a beer next to you and Marty, starstruck. Haha!

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    Kohl Ette | 28 May 2013 at 11:22 am #

    No offence intended btw in any allusions via ‘grunge’. Funnily enough, what should I read last night? “the effort to create something spontaneous and raw…Steve had been reading ‘Shakey’…all songs on ‘Forget yourself’ – sounded fantastic live…the band increased the tempo and amped up the energy…most of ‘Forget Yourself’…individual instruments are often hard to discern and sometimes the bass vanishes from the mix completely. Steve’s disconcertingly loud voice floats dizzily above this bed of sonic mud…Tony Pucci, who wrote: ”It’s raw. It is very powerful…’Song in Space’, turned it up as loud as it could go and shouted to the world… Marty’s gravelly voice …so immediate and human.” I guess most people know Robert Lurie wrote this. Also, I was at the Red Rattler gig a couple of years ago and not long after that, the Wilderness Years gig. I don’t think either were completely grunge free. What do I mean by this? Maybe it’s just relative to Vaughan Williams or a ballet class. Or maybe my ears were infected by other sounds I was hearing. Roughed up Blundstones are grunge to me, so are long flappy shorts, being alternately kind and mean to women :D, I guess beards overlap with hippiness but you know, it’s just how rock and roll has evolved and of course you take it again in your own unique direction which is why we love you. Some of your recent stuff has these qualities with an interesting mix of classicism and refinement. I don’t include the KK amongst the grunge that’s different again. A world of its own. I was right to caution against Rolf Harris too wasn’t I?! 😀 Not that I believe in trial by media.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 28 May 2013 at 12:49 pm #

      you certainly know your grunge from your sponge!

      • avatar
        Kohl Ette | 28 May 2013 at 4:15 pm #

        I can have trouble with my mud and my honey tho. But don’t be envious of the sponge. It’s green enough as it is.

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    John Garratt | 28 May 2013 at 11:43 am #

    1990 is the last time the band came to Columbus…and I was not allowed to go. Still kind of miffed at my mom for that (my big brother would have looked out for me). I could have seen history. But no…I had to wait until 1998.

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    Anonymous | 28 May 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    The Church family home on the road video DVD……..Can’t wait to see it!Thanks for all your hard work to get this out to us,it’s very much appreciated.Never would have thought that I would get to see something like this.I remember in the 80’s waiting weeks and months for any scrap of info on the band,even a few lines in the local music mag.How things have changed so much since then.

  17. Kraig
    Kraig | 28 May 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Steve, I DEAFinately Loved this period, GAF has become one of my all time favorite albums from you guys and of course the classic PA album too! Too see all the extras and bafoonery along with some pre-PA stuff is too damn cool man! Again, your too damn good to us fans! I’m definitely lookin forward to this release! Cannot Wait! I’m just curious, if you can’t decide what to add or not to add, make it a multi DVD set or bonus set if you can?

    Your Friend from Midwest USA & Across The Peaceful Pacific,

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    princey | 28 May 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Saw The Church in NYC in 1990, think it was a place called The Ritz. Any footage from that gig would be great to see.

  19. avatar
    hellbound heart | 28 May 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    hot diggidy-dog!!!

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    Anonymous | 28 May 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    I want to know how the BBC managed to make a radio broadcast of the Leeds gig sound worse than the audience tape from Manchester! And why the BBC failed to broadcast Grind or Dancing Barefoot! Still, at least by broadcasting Fading Away we got to hear you say it was “an existentialist surf song”!

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    ade | 28 May 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    Looking forward to it…love that album….just curious, what do you think now of the GAF album Steve after so many years, songwise?

  22. avatar
    Steven Krut | 29 May 2013 at 6:07 am #

    Just ordered it. Looking forward to watching it. I was heavily into GAF at the time. I had it on cassette, which I wore out.

    • avatar
      Graham | 3 August 2013 at 7:54 pm #

      We did make the cut, wow!!
      Strange seeing myself as a 17 year old on a rock stars home video.
      Smiling past myself here.

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