posted on January 7, 2008 at 7:39 pm

i knew itd turn up sooner or fucking later
that stupid video for un mo on you tube
watch it and weep my fiendss
it was 1980
i came up with un mo
the littlebigshot who “discovered” us
decided we shood do a video
oh great i think
i got some ideas
oh no
oh horror of horrors
the idiot hires an advertising idiot
called french
a right little prick
a supercilious little ponce
a chubby poofy makeup wearing wally
who used to get in “scuffles” in niteclubs
maybe he was great for hairspray commercials
but this turkey ruined mah fucking song bigtime
what a silly little bastard
he said we would be like colours wandering round in a blurry void
i would be number one in grey
i’d meet up with pk dressed in lincoln green
then mwp dressed in pale blue baggy clothes(huh!!!)
then nick nigel murray ward dressed in black
yeah frenchie said
it was the story of a band getting together
picking people up one by one
did he fucking listen to anything i said?
after all it was my song
my first video
this cecil b d imbecile
marched us round kings cross in middle of day
in brutal aussie summer
we all savagely sunburnt within one hour
a man with a very hairy back pushed us around
literally shoving us into the scenes we were reluctant to be in
the whole crew treated us with scorn n derision
including an idiot who said “travelling”
when asked to do something….
then we went into studio next day
i screamed n cursed when they stuck make up on my sunburnt face
in fact i gotta doctors certificate
to say i couldnt play gig next night on account my red burnt face
then frenchie
proceeded to shoot his masterpiece
including abba like shots
and dry ice
and queen like harmony singing etc
the video is a fucking travesty
watch it to see what i was up against
he managed to make us look ugly
when we were in fact very glamourous at that time
when i saw this video
i went bananas
i wanted to kill the ignorant snobby self satisfied little prick
you shouldnt judge a book by its cover
but in this case
what ya saw was what ya got
a huge empty talentless fraud
i threatened everyone involved
i would walk away from the band n record co etc
if this abortion ever got aired
i was absolutely livid
it contained every 80s cliche n then some
he was nipping my career in its bud
if people ever saw this tripe….
i honestly threw my stupid weight around enough
screaming n pleading for em to destroy it
emi: but we spent blah blah thousand on it…
me: (screaming) never never never let this be seen
in the end everyone agreed
after all rubbish is rubbish
and this was plainly rubbish of a very low calibre
so i succeeded in having it squashed n quashed
and that woulda been the end of it
cos shortly after we kicked murray-ward out
got ploogy in
and did a great vid for un mo
but it was too late
our first big hit had no vid
cos by the time the new one was ready
un mo was droppin’ outta ye olde charties
one stupid thick plank at emi
(no shortage of these)
thought hed do us a favour
and leaked it onto a few shows
that he thought the killer’d never find out about
periodically thru the eighties
youd hear the explosions in rozelle
when i found out that it was out there
i tried to round em all up
i even went into emi
forced open a cupboard in fronta a horrified secretary
and jumped up n down on some i found there(she had denied it!)
and deleriously ripped up a buncha stills from the shoot
but it survived
finally in about 1988
the first vid jukeboxes were appearing
one had un mo on it
we paid our money and…
i chucked my last and greatest william over it…
fuck it!
i’d done what i could
to purge the world of frenchs monstrosity
now i see the things on you tube
go ahead
watch it!
truly grokk what a bloke like me
was up against:
clueless useless ad execs ruining my songs
knuckleheads in record cos
lying secretaries
nick nigel murray ward
men with hairy fucking backs pushing me round
a decade of pure swill!

79 Responses to “oh the shame….the shame!!!!!”

  1. avatar
    the dean | 7 January 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    I just watched it. Hmmm I see what you mean but that was the 80s. Video was killing everyone not just the radio star but someone should have killed the video producer.

    On the brighter side while search the boobtube for the church I came across Mr Bean goes to church, nearly as funny as unmo.
    It’s all history now. Is it to soon to say you can look back and laugh?

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    Athanasius Pernath | 7 January 2008 at 9:34 pm #

    i think there is no single century/decade the church belongs to…it’s all so warped and wrong.
    we were on a nice mountain trip with the wife..and the number one record for lengthy drives through snown-on landscapes is hayday, and we’re on that road that mounds into a high high valley, and i just think production- and songwriting-wise heyday’s the fucking antithesis of everything eighties, and then happy hunting ground comes up and the wife says, i have never-ever heard anything like this. never. a song getting ready for itself, and then it’s swelling and crescending and disappearing. it’s the bloody sundown set to music.

    my fav church vids are prob. already yesterday and ripple…already in its gorgeous pointlessness and ripple with the fast cuts.

    “i have some ideas for my video” must be a tragic sentence in muso biz…i read somewhere andy partridge said “hey, i have some ideas for my video, we could do it in claymation and all kinds of weird surrealism” and the big cheese says, “nobody wants to see claymation rock videos”, and shoots another, with hairspray and pale englishmen crawling across the lawn, just before peter gabriels claymated sletchhamma hits number one in Coolest Video Of All Time.

    in the end, not your fault, and the imagination of you storming the EMIHQ will haunt me for a while. and yes, it’s a retarded vid, what a hoot, what a concept “the band members have different colours and..oh yeah,…they come to pick up each other!! hey mum, steve’s down there, can i go out and rock??

    all the best


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    Anonymous | 7 January 2008 at 9:37 pm #

    Aw c’mon, Killer. I was 10 in 1981 and sucked up as much MTV as I could. This vid is not great art, but it ain’t so bad. I was expecting much worse, from your post.

    Cheers from Fla.,

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    Fireseed | 7 January 2008 at 10:03 pm #

    i have to agree that it isn’t quite the mental imagery that i construct when i hear that song!

    enjoyed the videos for ‘too fast for you’ (nice colour saturation effect) and ‘bel air’ (taking it easier on the old grey whistle test), which give a taste of what a church performance might have looked like circa 1981

    how about repairing the damage by making a new vid to accompany the ‘el momento descuidado’ version?

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    princey | 7 January 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    WHAT are talking about sk, you look gorgeous!!! The tapping boot, the eyes, the ABBA profiles, so clean cut, it’s great!!haha If I’d seen this back then I would have thought “WOW, who’s that spunky bass player with the nuddie lady plastered on his bass!! I actually prefer it to the appearance on Countdown where you’re wearing that horrible white make-up, lippie and eyeliner!
    Honestly sk, I wouldn’t worry about it, compared to some other shite that was around in those days, this is nothing to be “ashamed” about..ok!!!
    Love from your “one-eyed” fan,

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    verdelay | 7 January 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    I am a DJ

    I am what I pla-a-ay

    he he

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    he he V! what was it that the smiths said about the dj?or he he,coulda been an ambiguous reference to how well that dj was …….um? pla-a-ay-ing… 😉 that was an UNMO if ever i saw one!

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    Hellbound Heart | 7 January 2008 at 10:52 pm #

    …now you’ve got all that off your chest, do you feel better…i was a teenager in the ’80s and i religiously watched countdown, so i guess i’m no judge of what qualifies as wanky hairspray filmclips…
    love always…

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    Hellbound Heart | 7 January 2008 at 11:02 pm #

    …just returned from watching the dreaded filmclip…a few 1980’s cliches happening, there…you still got that outfit hanging around somewhere?
    love always…

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2008 at 11:18 pm #

    Ah the 80’s and that fuckin gated snare sound. It’s all over church recordings of the era..aarrgggh

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    Anonymous | 7 January 2008 at 11:36 pm #

    C’monnn Professor, to you it’s drivel (and I agree with you, even by drivel standards it’s uber-drivel), but to your daughters, in ten years time, 20, it’ll be irreplaceable…besides, ya’ looked real cute…

    And I concur with Athanasius…you’re timeless…was filling my jalopy with fuel at a Goondiwindi Roadhouse on Sunday, and what should come over the BP driveway speakers…Almost With You…the Church are everywhere, for all time!

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    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 12:01 am #

    Its still on the vid juke box at the Royal Hotel in Dunedoo and it jumps from the scratches as well.

    Dutch Pierre

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    Richard | 8 January 2008 at 12:33 am #

    yep… that’s bad

    looks a bit like(what I imagine) the start of a male porn movie might look like

    trouble with today’s post is that it has led to me wasting an hour trawling through the ever-expanding range of Church/Kilbey stuff on youtube

    I think I saw the Annette Shun Wah interview about starfish back in 88. I like what you said about your lyrics – makes me feel much better about not understanding most of them.

    Like Athanasius Pernath, I love happy hunting ground. It’s one of the few songs whose lyrics I don’t struggle with (apart from that faint mumbling sound at the end).

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    Krissythegroupie | 8 January 2008 at 12:43 am #

    Ok, the Bohemian Rhapsody stuff..that’s pretty hilarious. But really the most annoying thing about that was I just wanted the geedee camera to be in focus.

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    Altres | 8 January 2008 at 12:56 am #

    Hah, it’s not so bad. However, it does look like Peter checks your arse out when you meet him 40 seconds in, which is probably what Frenchie was looking for of course. LOL

    Still, it doesn’t ruin a brilliant and defining song.


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    ed in fl | 8 January 2008 at 1:01 am #

    it’s bad! You are rightly justified in your anger.

    Ed in fl

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    Melby Symon | 8 January 2008 at 1:05 am #

    hhhmm..yes well I see what you mean Steve…but the real standout for me was realising that despite this video, the Church’s music was, is and always will be the best music ever produced by Australian musicians. Period. No argument. End of story.

    Some thoughts…

    I pray to god that none of you still have any of those clothes. In particular PK and Marty.

    Did the producer have any fucking idea how annoying the blurred shots were…obviously not by your description of him.

    Can you sue EMI for defamation of your talent/coolness/character or was 1980 toooooooo long ago.

    Hope you find the rest of the stills/copies !

  18. avatar
    Brian B. | 8 January 2008 at 1:09 am #

    With the sound off, it’s the Hong Kong Cavaliers fronted by Bill Nelson….

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    Celticat | 8 January 2008 at 1:18 am #


    it’s orright. As a 70’s/80’s avid countdown watcher I can tell you there was waaaaaaay worse.

    Worst part was the bogan singlet – that just didn’t fit in anywhere.

    Love to you and yours


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    Chump | 8 January 2008 at 2:08 am #

    Yeah, the blurriness was annoying. You even look pissed off in the video. And were those port-o-potties on the beach?

  21. avatar
    triantelope | 8 January 2008 at 2:19 am #

    yikes!! yeah that’s shite.

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    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 2:30 am #

    It could be the new theme song for the US restaurant chain: the Olive Garden, imagine “Olive Garden Moment”. Was this directed by a spastic?

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    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 2:56 am #

    Mm, profile shots. Not always a good look Steve.

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    Ross B | 8 January 2008 at 3:02 am #

    Christ that’s Devo meets Aussie Crawl…the drummer looks like the guy from Chisel particularly from that video “…looking like a choirgirl…”, must have been an early 80’s thing, line the band up on vid and have ’em all crank out the backing vocals…


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    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 8 January 2008 at 3:51 am #

    if it wasn’t for THE EIGHTIES we wood have never met, yes me fiends, me and esskay have met each other once before (1988), just for ‘a’ brief spliff…
    me am Ne iko

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    matt davison | 8 January 2008 at 4:04 am #

    I fuccin love it.. Thats caus everything cheerchie is good…. If it were anyone else It’d be crud!! Yes Iam A Sycophant..Oh Bluddy Hell yesssssssss… Oh Sk you tease….Just wait till Killa Live in Auckland my feather’d fends
    Now thats gonna be art (On sale soon)

    You Beauty…WATCH OUT YO ALL!!



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    JJ | 8 January 2008 at 4:04 am #

    “Cecil b d Imbecile” …. I like that. I’ve seen many, many Church-related videos on YouTube, so I’ll have to look for this one. Sort of like the fascination of seeing a car smash-up?


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    CSTCoach | 8 January 2008 at 4:17 am #

    had to check it out, kinda like a car wreck or a ufc fight. god’s teeth, its fucking awful!

    Yep, the sunburn is readily apparent. Can’t tell if that’s what’s causing you pain or if its the direction. The runway model struts and poses are awful. And who the fuck put poor Peter in that godawful shimmery suit?!?!

    I can understand your rage. I would have chucked a william to end all violent williams – on a scale of me in china, routing 5 secret policemen with a towel. I’m amazed you didn’t lay a bricklayer on em.

    On a more serious note, i can imagine the dissapointment you guys must have felt. Your first big single, a chance to do a video, the hopes and visions of what that would be like, and to have someone take over the process and shaft you. It’s incredibly discouraging.

    I had an experience like that with my first magazine feature, where the editor gutted a particularly strong section because he was afraid to include anything vaguely political that might “offend” someone. I realized how commercialism trumped vision, and it was incredibly dissapointing. Then again, i guess its best to shatter your idealism at the outset…

    anyway, yeah, that video was godawful!!


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    linjo | 8 January 2008 at 5:03 am #

    oh not too bad! Such a ‘nice type of boy’. I always thought you and Marty and the guys from Cheap Trick were the hottest ‘spunks’ in the early 80’s, you were on my wall!

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    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 5:47 am #

    hey killer,

    check out the album cover art for the last REM album “Around The Sun”… the UM video was ahead of its time ha.

    I think your old drummer was better suited for The Radiators as going by the stylish mullet on top of his head. Love the green PK!!!!!!

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    daydreamer | 8 January 2008 at 6:18 am #

    HA ha! What a hoot! You’re right, Steve. That’s got to be one of the worst videos Iv’e ever seen. I agree with whoever said, you gotta just look back and laugh. I mean, what else can you do?


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    lily | 8 January 2008 at 7:22 am #

    Oh my…I really must thank you for giving us faithful blog-readers the heads up that this “classic” clip made it to YouTube. I can understand your feelings on it, but it did give me a good laugh. I hated the blurry bits, but it was a nice blast from the past to see you young lads when you were just pups! That director hasn’t gone on to do any Oscar-winning films or anything, has he?

  33. avatar
    markobears | 8 January 2008 at 7:55 am #

    Im on a slow connection so it takes me about 10 minutes to download 1 minute off of youtube. :O(

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    fantasticandy | 8 January 2008 at 8:57 am #

    oh my god!!!!!!!!!
    even back then…no excuse….
    total crap.
    you poor buggers!
    andy L.

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    princey | 8 January 2008 at 9:07 am #

    Geez, I can’t believe so many people HATE this video! At least it’s not as bad as ummm…..let’s say MACCA’s “Coming Up” video, now that was something he should be ashamed about, and so much $$$$ spent on that piece of crap!!
    I’m with Matt D, I’m a sicko sychophant hehe, So where’s this fantstic live dvd MATT D???
    Love Amanda

    P.S. Linjo, that’s so funny you mentioned Cheap Trick, they were my first favourite “rock band”, I was in love with the bass player Tom Petersson and saw them live in ’79, also my first rock concert!!!

  36. avatar
    isolde | 8 January 2008 at 9:07 am #

    oh dear

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 9:14 am #

    Cool video.

  38. avatar
    Lifeless Idle | 8 January 2008 at 9:35 am #

    reminded me of the aliens on “Close encounters of the third kind”? but dressed ! and in horrible 80’s gear, It’s a nightmare!!!

  39. avatar
    isolde | 8 January 2008 at 9:49 am #

    i liked this one

    i reckon your best look is right now tho sk

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    lily was here | 8 January 2008 at 9:50 am #

    I’ll bet your mum loved it though 🙂 but weren’t Pete’s pants tight, ahem?!


    ps Just why was this version being played on a hotel Video Jukebox 5 yrs, ago according to a YouTube commenter???

  41. avatar
    Leelinau | 8 January 2008 at 9:58 am #

    Wow, that blurry crap is really annoying.

    But then again… .

    Its probably just me, but I think your hair looks like Luke Skywalkers, no?


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    eek | 8 January 2008 at 10:01 am #

    Oh my that is hideous. But it could be worse Steve. You could be the one wearing that delightful minty green outfit or the fabulous powder blue pajamas. lol.

    I have to agree with Richard’s comment — it really did look as if you were picking up PK and I almost expected you all to strip off and get to some “hot man-on-man action!!” LOL! Not exactly what your music generally evokes.

    It’s videos such as this one that make me glad I never got into watching videos — never had cable tv and the few hours I watched at other people’s houses convinced me I wasn’t missing much. I can imagine my own images for songs, thank you very much. …of course I wouldn’t turn down a nice concert dvd of you guys though (preferably from one of the more recent tours). I know it doesn’t compare to actually being there, but when it’s a couple of years (and even longer for some people) between tours it would both ease and intensify the Church gig cravings.

    I’ll quit whining now. 🙂

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    lily was here | 8 January 2008 at 10:58 am #

    I just realised, that Jukebox in Coolangatta must be a relic from the past, hiding out in a hotel on the Gold Coast. Someone please go see if its still in operation. Wear your carpentry work gear..”Did anyone see that mozzie? oooh, sorry, i just got it with my hammer. Dirty big bastard it was too”

  44. avatar
    davem | 8 January 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    I’d seen the link to it a few days ago on the womb and I was….shocked…MWP especially!!
    Some things are best left in the closet. You were right to try and round up all the copies and chuck ’em away. Historical interest for us anoraks given the NW involvement, but dire!

  45. avatar
    Christa | 8 January 2008 at 1:56 pm #

    were they unaware of the “focus” feature on video camera’s? or… would that have made it worse…?

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 2:43 pm #
    thought that i was over you

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 8 January 2008 at 2:48 pm #

    It’s not that awful, Steve, it just doesn’t look good (but then, what did in the 80’s?) – and it’s a boring video. But if you want to see a video that’s bound to make you cry (or laugh out loud), look up Spandau Ballet’s Musclebound. The video is even worse than the song – and that says a lot.

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 3:35 pm #

    The real choker is that you paid for this masterpiece – cos EMI will have deducted the costs from your royalties! But then, if it’s true that you signed over all the Un Mo royalties to your first wife, she’ll have ended up paying for it, heh-heh…a cosmic joke all round I feel!

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    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 4:01 pm #

    cstcoach never fails to glorify himself in any post.

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    Cee | 8 January 2008 at 4:07 pm #

    Good to read the background on the video, and well hell, part of history now…and not much can be done about it except post the disclaimer as you most eloquently did.
    The song, the band’s integrity and talent (Peter’s guitar work is beyond beautiful) surpasses the visual hiccup.

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 4:07 pm #

    Hey Steve!

    Never mind the Unguarded Moment video for a second as last night I watched Kenneth Anger’s “Lucifer Rising” for the first time. Can you believe it took me so long to see this film? It is absolutely pure Kilby in every way. Parts of it could easily be used as a Churchy vid. I’m sure you’ve seen this many times but if not….
    Still out here after what?, 25 years….
    Michael Barone
    Reporting from lovely New Haven, Ct.

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    stealthblue | 8 January 2008 at 5:10 pm #

    Oh man…
    Marty in Pale Blue Baggy Clothes!!!
    I couldn’t even imagine. That must have been brutal!! Then the hairy-backed bastard shoving you into Abbaesque scenes!?? Jesus! It’s a good thing that most of the “chance-meeting” scenes were blurred!! (Is THAT where the Blurred Crusade came from?? 🙂 Steve, you could tell you were NOT a happy camper running around out there in the sun, making your nifty new video! Yeah, I don’t blame you for chucking that one, although it is still kind of cool to see that even YOU guys had to do stuff like that! I don’t know, PK kind of looks like he actually enjoyed his “Shiny Green Suit”!! Hey, the song rocks though in the very least! YOU guys are awesome. Much Peace and Love, everyone!

  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 5:22 pm #

    Bop Girl was WAY worse.

  54. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 8 January 2008 at 7:49 pm #

    Hologram of Baal has just supplanted Revolver as being my all time favorite album. “Richochet”, “Anaesthesia”, “Louisiana”, “Tranquility”,”Buffalo”Another Earth” transport the listener to a higher realm. Me and hundreds of my imaginary friends in the invisible metaphysical world will not be denied. Leave us alone Lucifer u forsaken reprobate.

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    syrinx | 8 January 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    All I can boggle at is that someone got paid for the video. I wasn’t thinking about the band (you all look quite handsome, small consolation) as much as wondering about the person who put it together. And I mean “together” loosely.

    I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when you had a fit at the label offices, though. I admit it.

  56. avatar
    the killers killer | 8 January 2008 at 8:47 pm #

    anyone who said that vid was alright now can consider emselves offishially ex-communi-kated!

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    the dean | 8 January 2008 at 8:52 pm #

    The Blurry Crusade

  58. avatar
    ML | 8 January 2008 at 9:01 pm #

    u reckon the one in the shed is better then?? anyway, things would soon improve with the crystal ball gazing and sword wielding knights that were to follow.



  59. avatar
    Have hammer, will travel | 8 January 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    The shed video is diamonds compared to this fake gem.

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    Anonymous | 8 January 2008 at 10:30 pm #

    There’s a bit of a music fest on at the moment. Saw another genius last nite-Andrew Bird. This guy is brill.

    But hey, I’ll be there tomorrow nite rooting for ya sk, the leader of the pack! Looking forward to the show.

    Lady Di

  61. avatar
    William | 8 January 2008 at 10:51 pm #

    Horribly delicious. Loved every second of it.

    Sorry. Sue me.


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    Anonymous | 9 January 2008 at 12:26 am #

    i’m a little curious as to why you would want us to see it if you hated it so much?

    are you trying to prove how fucked up the industry is/was?

    to demonstrate how, try as you might to move on…these things come back to haunt?

    does anyone care anymore?

    i mean come on…this is going on 30 years ago…im much more interested in the
    here and now…the music and art that is infront of us and forthcoming…and i think in all reality you feel the same. seems pretty sad that this entry gets more comments than most..lets move on…



    really digging uninvited right now…block, easy, unified field are standout tracks I have trouble giving the rest of the disc the spins cause i keep going back to these tracks…sorry brien have to disagree on h of b…this is not congruent with the brien that normally posts…are you still taking the meds??
    in reality, comparing church albums to each other is unfair…each stands on its own…its a seperate place and time…it is what it is..two church albums = apples and oranges…let alone the beatles….

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    markobears | 9 January 2008 at 12:28 am #

    I couldnt find columbus or tantalized listed on youtube. Even though theyre 20 years old theyre good vids. You guys should put out some new vids!! JUst make sure theres no hairy backed bully forcing you to be cool. And stay away from the flamers too. ALl their stuff will be laughed at by the next generation.

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    Brien Comerford | 9 January 2008 at 2:09 am #

    Tim F:

    I’m one of those favorite album luney-tune guys. If I’m stranded on an island or more tenably locked in a prison for the mentally ill my five CDs for keeps would be at the time being.
    SA(Hidden in a Bible)

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    timf | 9 January 2008 at 2:46 am #


    jus givin ya a hard time bud…i always get a kick out of your comments…among the most eloquent and thoughtful on here.

    i guess i need to take a closer listen to HOB cause
    it just didn’t grab me first or second time around like others. FY was a fav after first listen. same with SA. P=A also…just hooked me first time out..AENT on the other hand for my taste i just kept waiting for em to rock out and it never really did but thats okay too. its just hard to compare in my mind as they all own a different space for me..then again everything before starfish (when the church discovered me) just sounds like a different band altogether. I listen to heyday and go…yeah this is pretty good stuff but since i am listening to it after the fact it doesn’t carry the same weight as it would i suppose if i heard it at time of release…i just know that there best is yet to come…(in my humble opinion) conversely there are no doubt fans of the band in the early days that have a hard time relating to the band when it came to Starfish and GAF and P=A as these albums are such a departure from what came earlier. as they carry ME away to the nut house my problem would be that i couldnt decide which five to take and would be stuck with none…story of my life..

  66. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2008 at 6:49 am #

    You going banana’s to stop a dodgy video going to air would be a good story line for a video for the Maven

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    public savant | 9 January 2008 at 7:26 am #

    Maybe I was suffering discombobulation from the fucking focus, but unquestionably there was something very David Bowie about those two profile shots with the bright lights behind them. That at least might’ve been something to take from the ordeal… Then again no.

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    isolde | 9 January 2008 at 9:08 am #

    yes pub sav here tis

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    zebob | 9 January 2008 at 9:24 am #

    I haven’t read the comments for quite a while but I’m just checking in to say I’ve pestered Radio New Zealand repeatedly for the last several months to post their interview with Mr. Kilbey from July.
    I got a note this morning with them waving the virtual white flag. The interview is here:
    Wonderful version of “Providence” and am enjoying “Wolfe” quite a bit.
    – z

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    zebob | 9 January 2008 at 9:25 am #

    Er, the URL got cut off a bit. Try this URL instead:

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    Anonymous | 9 January 2008 at 10:22 am #

    its brilliant. thanks a lot zebob.

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    matt davison | 9 January 2008 at 10:56 am #

    Its gonna be on the dvd

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    matt davison | 9 January 2008 at 11:11 am #




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    mandn | 9 January 2008 at 5:23 pm #

    ahh Orpheus, isn’t it funny though, how time can make us see the humo(u)r in almost anything.

    while being both cringe-worthy and cliche I still love this song. Nothing’s gonna ruin it for me. So you see, frenchie lost in the end.

    much love,

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    Anonymous | 10 January 2008 at 11:29 am #

    WH-OO-O-O-O-OOOOO-PPP-S!!!!!!!Never knew that one existed till today……wonder what other secret material is out there.So glad you redid the clip though,I’ve loved watching that version.
    Love me xxxx

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    Audiojunky | 10 January 2008 at 3:59 pm #

    Holy crap that was bloody awful. But, there weren’t many videos of it’s time that weren’t pure rubbish.

    New full-on Church album? Soon? Right on. Please please please don’t let the mastering engineer compress and limit the piss out of it like ULTC. I know I’m the only one who seems to care about this but perhaps I just have a better audio system to listen to it on than most. Nothing is worse than having great music made unlistenable by brickwall limiting. Grrrrrrrrrrr…. Man, if I ever find who mastered ULTC, I’m gonna give ‘im a swift boot to the nuts.

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    mandn | 10 January 2008 at 4:23 pm #

    hey audiojunky, here’s an article for you:



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    John | 11 January 2008 at 6:20 pm #

    “i honestly threw my stupid weight around enough”

    How much would that be?

    John Garratt

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