posted on December 11, 2007 at 11:16 am

just come home from enmore show
still all hot n sweaty
i personally made a loada mistakes on ye olde bass
we seemed to go down ok
maybe a bit too arty for the crowd
nk says we were brill
she says i looked like a “god”
she said we played inexorably
especially ripple
my left ear ringing like a hellish bell
i dont care anymore
viva la rock, baybee
shimmy shimmy shake
let it all out
let it all in
take it as it comes
its coming down hard like a burning plane
rock come and eat my soul
rock thrash me
rock jolt me with your pomp and vain-glory
rock beat me down and make me love it
rock my role model
roll over funs
roll over you innocents
rock me hard sister
rock me in my deaf cocoon
rock me with my stupid english accent
rock me with my straddle and stray
hold down the whip
strip me open
flay my soul and sear my flesh
rock for life
rock for peace
rock for rock sake
rock when you feel hungry or tired or alone
rock for the blue god and the other avatars
rock all you atlanteans
rock all you lemurians
rockin’ seekin’ sikhs
rockin johnny and jains
rock for allah and jehovah
rock for the mineral kingdom
rock for the perfect man
rock for tits n ass
fender jazz bass rolls royce sustain
gimme an in
gimme an f
gimme a back beat i cant lose it
in the free world
go go go you firewalkers
go you snakecharming lithe mo-ses
sam therapy and king dice
all over lyonesse
in avalon and cosa mui
in machu pichu where the spirits are
holy rock
rock of ages
hammer and songs
guarana and damiana
cocaine baybee yeah
oh we are flying too low
guitars fracture
drums walloping bash boom crash smash wham
bang shanga langa ganga bang bim bam bong
smoke and fire
do it

33 Responses to “end more theatre”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 12:00 pm #


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    veleska1970 | 11 December 2007 at 12:06 pm #

    wow, sounds like the gig has you on a hyper roll. i’m glad it went well.

    rock on, steve.

    lotza love……

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    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 12:12 pm #

    he haaay!
    so you played “Comedown” then?

    mmmm, that rock’n’roll buzz; a refreshing and cathartic high; a synergetic zen – beats workin’ for a living!
    methinks you be blowin’ yon D’s off the stage by end of tour….


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    Pernath | 11 December 2007 at 12:34 pm #

    god i love the church…and i’m happy to learn that unified field is unified, even when it’s the “wrong continent bug” again. and the only thing i love more than church cds are church shows, because musicke needs space for its growings and ramifications… the swishing drums, and a severe piano arpeggio…and that infinite slow-mo flanged heaven in guitar shape, lowering into the head like god’s own dentist’s drill, and then the piper at the gates of wah…adding those tiny wah bits like an ancient sprayer adding some ancient graffiti to the egyptian chambers….yes…cast adrift, on the solar seas…the humble servant of your majesties…..yes….if only, if only, i could’ve been there with you.

    praying for your ears:pernath

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    fantasticandy | 11 December 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    ‘the church’ live again.
    i hope you get the ‘bug’ back killer.
    i promise to bring a busload again.
    davem will bring his entire tribe, and i’m sure sir gareth of notts will have his knights in tow, daveoto and a whole slew of other folk too!
    so if you ever do play blighty again….
    try the midlands for a change…i reckon you’ll pull a good crowd.
    i think ‘the dudes’ may have a couple of radio spots coming up in the new year…so i’ll mention yon churchies at every available oppertunity.
    take care of that ear-‘ole!
    andy L.

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 2:01 pm #

    home at 10pm after a show?
    I guess that’s rock n roll retirement.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 2:02 pm #

    Not so good for the ears, dude…don’t you want to hear when you’re 70?

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    12str | 11 December 2007 at 3:37 pm #

    so…. i wanna be there!! your shows in malmö and copenhagen were the best i ever saw… its time to plan for sweden and gothenburg next year!! come soon or else!!;) i´ll provide earplugs and something for the mind….haha!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 4:02 pm #

    Oh, right.

  10. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 11 December 2007 at 4:43 pm #

    Ripple rules. Sk evincing Pete Townsend’s perseverance in reference to enduring ear problems while still performing endearing live music.

  11. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 11 December 2007 at 4:44 pm #

    Ripple rules. Sk evincing Pete Townsend’s perseverance in reference to enduring ear problems while still performing endearing live music.

  12. avatar
    scott | 11 December 2007 at 5:58 pm #

    Put some love on those ears baybee – you’ve still gotta lifetime to rock.


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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 11 December 2007 at 6:35 pm #


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    davem | 11 December 2007 at 7:52 pm #

    I’m disgracefully jealous. Church gigs and stuck in blighty. I so hope to see you in Europe again. Every time it gets better and more precious.
    If I was over there I admit I’d make a point of leaving as soon as The Church finished. I hope it stacks up well financially as well as removing a lot of the hassle cos The Church as support??? Not since queueing for hours in 82 when you were due to support Duran Duran……
    Your band is the best in the world.
    You can guarantee a huge crowd over here, you know we “get” you.
    BTW The Only Ones are playing at the same Brighton venue you did this coming February. I will make a stay of it but it just won’t be the same. Come back soon – as Andy says you know there’ll be loads of us here to support you.

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    CSTCoach | 11 December 2007 at 8:01 pm #

    glad to hear the show went well – i guess the show must go on, but can’t imagine how you can play in your wretched hearing-impaired, puss-filled state.

    hope you’re on the mend 🙂

    and yeah, like those other jealous whiners above, i’d like to add my whining voice for a north american tour. you don’t even have to come to canada – i don’t mind driving south again!

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 9:20 pm #

    Wow, sounds like you had a great gig sk! I like nk’s review “looked like a God”, you don’t get many wifey’s calling their hubbys Gods these days!! haha

    Don’t hate me sk, but I’m just about to go to a Wiggles concert (not my fault, my cousin gave me 2 free tickets, shes dragging me along!!) I cant believe Im going to be sitting at Rod laver arena so early in the morning listening to those morons!! But its all for the childe….

    Anyway, cant wait to see The Church with God up front this Sunday, have a good one tonite too!
    Love Amanda

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 9:44 pm #


    I knew when there was no blog yesterday you were going against doctor’s orders. Can you still hear? You did well under the circumstances last nite.
    I tried to get backstage after gig to say hello & how’s ye olde ear etc, but bouncer boy says no, you’ve got to have blah blah blah. I didn’t, so I couldn’t. See I’m just a nobody, you’re a star and so you should be.

    Lady Di

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    namaste | 11 December 2007 at 11:07 pm #

    not too arty for me sk, I thought you guys were brilliant – I was there to see the church with the divinyls as support act…v different gig from the basement gig earlier this year, better in fact. those mistakes you mentioned weren’t obvious to my lay-ear nor my bass-playing partner’s. loved the ‘surf-music’ tune, missed the title, really beautiful (was it an old or new one? still catching up on church tunes from my mispent years in the desert). tried sending much white light to your ear, conscious of your malaise. thanks for the sacrifice, it sounded great from my end…
    2 church gigs in one year! nah nah nah….

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    The boys are back in town, yeah!!
    Did you rock or not? Me thinks you rocked.
    Who would have known what you were going through, you played that gig 100%. Hope you’re not suffering too much from it today. As usual great song choices, agree with NK about Ripple, that song has really grown on me. To finish with Block, what can I say, but thank you thank you thank you, I’m one happy Church fiend. The time went too quickly, would love to be going again tonite. Please have some Church gigs in the New Year, miss seeing my fav band.

    You keep on rocking on sk.
    Peace & love,

    p.s. Known this has been said before, but Please record one of these shows.

  20. avatar
    Altres | 12 December 2007 at 12:37 am #

    I’d have loved to have been there! Alas, someone has to sit in a freezing cold country in the pitch dark for most of the day!

    What the fuck am I doing here when there is Church gigs and sun in Aus?

    Great it went well, Steve. A friend of mine, Anne (a Glaswegian), went along so when she’s back she can tell me about it.


  21. avatar
    restaurant mark | 12 December 2007 at 1:35 am #

    your brain seems to be on hyper drive today…i like it…the buzz from the show maybe?…buzz from something…

    take care of those ears


  22. avatar
    damien | 12 December 2007 at 2:03 am #

    Like the reference to Sons of the Silent Age!

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    your tour manager | 12 December 2007 at 2:23 am #

    dont listen to coach
    come to canada and export some of that good stuff around the world…if they’ll let you hoodlums on the plane with all that rocking and rolling going on.

    Here’s how I picture it..
    …..Toronto one night Detroit the next, let me arrange EVERYTHING!


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    Anonymous | 12 December 2007 at 2:28 am #

    You losing your hearing would be like Boticelli losing all of his paintbrushes. I really really really hope and pray for your ears my friend! Your musical career has been an everlasting gem for me, in a sea of mediocrity. It really makes me sad to think about it, but i send all the best wishes i can your way.
    Galveston TX

  25. avatar
    JJ | 12 December 2007 at 2:59 am #

    The Enmore is a beautiful theatre, excellent acoustics – the show you played there in Oct 2006 is such an enduring memory. Magnetic Strip, yeah. One for the ages, hammer of the gods, from a bass player who looked like a god, as NK observes. Wish I coulda come back for this one.

    When The Church are together, in atlantean sync, transcendance occurs. I know; I saw it. May your ear heal, and mine continue to be pinned back by your thunder.

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    ...being here, doing this... | 12 December 2007 at 3:32 am #

    “i can only see
    intelligent, nay, genius design
    i am humbled by whoever did this, by their vast mastery
    not on canvas or film or tape or stage
    but a master who works in living things”

    “the designer is a genius
    no this sort of thing does not just come about of its own accord”


    the real ingenuity
    in the humility
    of the designer
    to allow the design
    the designed

    this freedom
    this power

    viva la choice!

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 December 2007 at 3:47 am #

    The Church is the evolution of music…
    always ahead
    never behind
    & how apt that God should front The Church…
    see you again soon

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 December 2007 at 4:01 am #

    looks like jesus
    sings like god

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 December 2007 at 4:26 am #

    hmm..that was pretty silly of should take care of that hearing,or one day,you’re going to wake up,and itll be gone.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 December 2007 at 4:28 am #

    Can someone who was there last night give the rest of us fiends a detailed review of this fantastic gig, pleeeeassse?
    Love Amanda

  31. avatar
    andmoreagain | 12 December 2007 at 5:04 am #

    That’s more like it Killa!

  32. avatar
    CSTCoach | 12 December 2007 at 3:51 pm #


    if you can arrange toronto, count on me to lend a hand.


  33. avatar
    eek | 12 December 2007 at 11:54 pm #

    Seems to me you did pretty well, despite the errors (I have to admit I’m clueless so as long as it sounds good overall I’m happy). Good for you! (and the fans lucky enough to be there 🙂 )

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