posted on March 6, 2006 at 12:59 am

good morning you rascals
probly just a short one today
many rivers to cross
been listening to goats head soup
i actually a fan of this
and its only rocknroll
mid period stones
i used to be obsessed w/ the stones
once upon a time
i remember once in 1965
our teacher mr ferguson said
hands up who likes the beatles
almost every hand goes up
much gigglin’ and self congratulatin’
then olde fergo says
and who likes the rolling stones
my hand goes up
nobody else in class 5a in 1965 in canberra
liked olde rubber lips
they all groan and go yuck!
but olde crafty young sk is learning a lesson
hmmm theres some real power in this stuff i thinks
i immediately grokk more about rocknroll then
in that there instant
than most people understand in their entire life
i thought micknkeef, drugs, hedonism, danger
wow !!, jaggers film
i read every book i could on the stones
i saw performance
that was how i wanted to live my life
in a darkened huge terrace house
in a boheemian neighbourhood
psilocybin growin in the bark yardy
2 girlfriends
maybe a desperate crim in the basement
i s not so sure about that bit
but i was sure i could manage the rest
so yeah i had a big stones thing
you probably dont see it much in the hcrhcu
peter says i dont have a black bone in my body
he means i dont have much funk
or soul
or jive
well thats ok
i dont have much country and westin neither
and its better that way
i love the stones
a friend o mine was doing a doco
on the stones back in the 90s
he had a copy of cocksucker blues
the stones film
made on their notorious 72 tour of us
its all in there
all the salacious stuff you cant believe youre seein’
mick taylor aged about 19 walks into this hotel room
theres a roadie in there
plus a totally naked chick shooting up the gear
micks going wow
the chicks going wow its mick taylor
you wanna see how i shoot up?
keef chuckin tellies out windows
nodding off in groupies laps
mick j testin’ the different brands of cocaine
being proffered by an endless line of deelahs
acting like hes fucking princess anne or somethin’
or supervising someone elses headjob
in the cabin of the stones jet
its all there if ya wanna see it
trouble is, but
when the rs saw this film
they(understandably) tried to have it squashed
the judge agreed
but due to some tiny loophole
it is allowed to be shown
once a year
in some cinema in olde new york
i dunno when or witch
so do nae ask me
i only saw it accidentally
its probably out there now anyway
on ebay or somethin
this was not actually what my blog was gonna bee about today
son of a gun
there you go
i was gonna tell you about gio from sardinia
my film making friend
and his excellent knowledge of whats art
and what isnt.
he says more arty words in one sentence
than the average aussie male gonna say in a lifetime
how do these italians do it?
they are a good looking race
they know EVERYTHING about art, painting and opera
rocknroll is not necessarily their strong point
but at least better than the french
who dont have a clue
(but poetry they are the best)
the swedes have a decent go
(the best at english in europe)
the germans have had some great fucking bands
can, neu, amon duul, kraftwerk etc
but some absolute shockers too
nothing is worse than rocknroll all going wrong
with a germanic overtone
the dutch
the dutch are the coolest people in europe
no contest
i would live in amstadamn in a flash
hey p k is half dutch
ploogy was totally dutch
the dutch have had some moments
norway gave us black or death metal
oh, thanks guys..
denmark gave us hans christian anderson
finland musta given something to someone
you know its a tie between the us and uk
for no 1 rocknroll nation
the states started it
but england had the fuckin beatle boys baybee
i cannot decide between em
not even counting the millions of
amazing bands both those countries have thrown up
(and both also having the very worst)
australia has to go equal third with canada
they had neil young
australia had the hcurhc
both too precious to even begin to
there you go
sorry if you lived in one of the less highly rated r n r
you probably export a lot of mohair
see ya later
you turkeys and geese

38 Responses to “see history fade, its crystal clear”

  1. avatar
    Brad | 6 March 2006 at 2:00 am #

    Hmm, no comment really, liked the post though, saw “zero” for comments so I figured I should. Here it is. You must have just put this out to space. Hello from Sunday night, Eastern Time Zone, Emerika.


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    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 2:12 am #

    Wot about NZ?
    Tim used to play in a band called Flight X7 in the days we were doin the rounds, which he’d prob rather not talk about as they had a single called ” Waiting for the red light to turn Green”..
    This was kinda space punk riding on the back of the Misex fame at the time..
    Anyway don’t tease him about it but could u let him know that Flight X7’s guitarist, Paul Jamieson died in his sleep last week.
    They found 53 empty vodka bottles under his bed & one full case..
    May he rest in peace & while we’re at …. here’s to Steve Gilpin too..
    He was afukn good bloke

    Dutch Pierre

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 2:13 am #

    s k u summed it up well

    The Church and NY.

    the maple leafs and ozzieland get more then a bronze….



  4. avatar
    fergal | 6 March 2006 at 2:37 am #

    goat’s head soup is tasty.
    but it’s hard to beat sticky fingers!
    not to emntion exile on main st

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 2:47 am #

    Mr. Kilbey
    It has been such a pleasure to read these details. So sorry (De’ Twat) Michigan was dreadful. We do however have some lovely places in the state. You spoke of Houdini in a post. Did you know that the venue you played during the After Everything tour was the same place Mr. Houdini gave his last show. The unexplained power out during Night Friends had to be ol’HH himself. I love the Block EP and was surprised to get in the mail today the Aus Tour poster. Very cool indeed. Is PK using a Space Station on those cuts? As far as the bass playin, I am disappointed to find so little writting on what gear you use (flatwound/roundwound strings) amps vs. direct in and technique. You play some brillant lines. What year is your Fender? Does it matter to ya ? Hmmm. Thanks for so much. Your solo music and with The Church have been the soundtrack of my life. You speak of Bolan/Stones/etc. as the face of rock and inspiration to you. To me your sophistication and sonic texture make you my hero and inspiration. Can not wait for ULTC. Billy

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 2:55 am #

    I so want to see that film now!
    Nothing wrong with seeing a group of young guys’s living the dream, well my dream, until I started getting older that is. Now everything is bad for you,who are the fuckers that started raining on my parade and burst my the balloon, age I spose and marketing.
    Now I don’t drink (except every couple of months, 4 beers and i want to go to bed)
    Don’t smoke spliffs or fags (i really miss the fags)and only take drugs if I’m having a major panic attack that comes on cos I’m boring and my poor little brain doesn’t know what to do anymore.
    Anyway I think I do something crazy today like put salt on my vegatable soup.
    Rock ‘n’ Roll

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 3:09 am #

    i love black and blue, it’s a bit cheesy, a bit bluesy, a bit funky and a bit reggae, and can be played loudly or quietly. the tracks have a lot of presence. it’s the falsetto album. and it even has some keith stuff thrown in as if to say hey, we’re just stuffing around, loitering, we can still rock. it’s to the stones as new morning and planet waves are to dylan. they’re also a bit cheesy and bluesy and even a bit funky and… nah, my analogy is breaking down. what i really meant is like black and blue those dylan albums are sandwiched in between more popular releases, but there are tracks on there which are neglected. i think of them as the secondhand albums you could always find in secondhand record bins while the more popular records were snapped up. along with band on the run, slade alive, and frampton comes alive, which were insanely popular, but never seemed to sell as secondhand records. mysterious.

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 3:11 am #

    NZ is great for gorgeous scenery in films as evidenced by LOTR and don’t forget about The Chills. Pink Frost is a mighty fine song.

    Italy is the center of all things cultural, magical and beautiful. Fellini’s 8 1/2 is the best movie ever made on this planet, end of story.

    The french have Breton, Baudelaire, Rimbaud and the finest decadent and opiated poetry created. Tati’s “Mon Uncle” is a great film too. But the radio in France leaves much to be desired.

    England has the most talented musicians on the planet as well as those with the finest acting abilities. Alan Rickman could come from no other place.


  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 3:14 am #

    rating skills: 0
    taste in music: -10
    mohair nations: 10

    post score: 0

    on your goat, cow-cockie

  10. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 6 March 2006 at 3:47 am #

    “nothing is worse than rocknroll all going wrong
    with a germanic overtone”

    sk, thanks for making me laugh out loud
    and starting my day off right

    …got me a strange sensation/desire to want to listen to
    Scorpions “Blackout”
    Accept “Balls to the Wall”

    Hey, I’m still lovin’ yoooou,

  11. avatar
    flowerpower | 6 March 2006 at 3:54 am #

    Who forgot New ZEELAND! Straightjacket Fits – “melt” was the masterpeace of 1991 (a lot better than bronze afternoon fix)

    I adore Isodore – cover art work is the most divine art work. It is keeping away those post modern Western civilisation blues.


  12. avatar
    verdelay | 6 March 2006 at 3:58 am #

    lived in that terrace, once
    couldn’t decide which side
    or which girl
    and when I finally chose
    I couldn’t turner on

  13. avatar
    buckmoose | 6 March 2006 at 4:22 am #

    “Time Waits For No One” is quite a beautitul song from mid-period Stones. Splendid lead guitar from Taylor. Occasionally I think I hear a touch of Taylor channelling through PK. Not really that surprised to see SK express his admiration. He mentioned “Moonlight Mile” recently…the Stones are capable of great lyricism and transcendance when they want to be.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 4:28 am #

    “ploogy was totally dutch”

    Wha??? Has he shuffled off this mortal coil? Or has he renounced his ancestry?

    -a big fan.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 4:38 am #

    Straightjacket Fits – Shane Carter had a band called Bike for awhile which wasnt too baaaad.
    How does a new zealander find sheep in long grass?

    Very stimulating.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 4:40 am #

    ” PK is half dutch”

    Fuck, that explains a lot!!!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 4:45 am #

    I dunno but I think the Stones were’nt much into country & western but The Girl with Faraway Eyes was an unbelieveably gud song.
    A true Paradox.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 4:50 am #

    Oh by the way SK, I wont hekkkkle you on the 1st & I promise I’ll stand at the back of the room…

    But hang on .. theres no such thing as the back of the room at the Sando… it’s that bloody small

    Maybe you shud just bar me.

    Dutch Pierre

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 5:12 am #

    Those crazy wacky germans, so much humour!

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 5:20 am #

    I’ve got a problem, not your problem but mine > At 42 years young, my eyes are starting to have trouble reading the blogg, i will not get my eyes checked because i already know the answer. Has there been considerations on having the blogg available on CD? Think of the sales / my vanity.

    Starkey in Sydney

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 5:45 am #

    it’s only rock’n’roll
    but i like it


  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 March 2006 at 7:51 am #

    It took me twenty minutes to remember where i knew the title of the song/poem yer bloggy came from…..
    [makes hanging head in shame face]

    Oy, “kings” you dolt!

    This was a really good one today.
    Learned lots aboot ya’.

    What about “Heaven” off of Tattoo You?

    reminds me of Charlotte Rampling dancing fer the baddies in the Night Porter.


  23. avatar
    captainmission | 6 March 2006 at 9:28 am #

    Tattoo You, Emotional Rescue, and Some Girls were my fave stones albums, and i have to agree, ‘faraway eyes’ is one of my fave stones tunes.
    i liked preformance, it was great movie, cool soundtrack, old nic reog went on to make man who fell to earth with bowie, a much underrated movie.

  24. avatar
    rubikon | 6 March 2006 at 10:28 am #

    HEY! what about Wales Boyo-Bach. Hey, we got Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Catatonia, The Alarm, Super Furry Animals, Stereo-Bloody-phonics, Goldie Looking Chain, etc….cough!, yawn!, splutter-mutter..

    On second thoughts.. I’m not from Wales at all, never been there, don’t even know where it is, it’s a figment of my imagination, a glitch in my continuity, a stitch in time, a scratch I forgot to itch. I’m half Irish and one quarter german anyway.

  25. avatar
    sue cee | 6 March 2006 at 1:21 pm #

    Black and Blue gets a bad wrap but it was downright dirty sexy bad … irresistible… blues and rock, what a combination!… the groove of Hey Negrita.

    Mick and Marianne …another classic combo and image of the 60s. Her book’s intriguing and her insights into their songs during that time .. she lived on a wall during her darkest years. A wall!

  26. avatar
    merrick | 6 March 2006 at 1:30 pm #

    I adore the Stones. When the rest of pop was I’m Into Something God they were doing Paint It Black.

    There’s more magic in that 70s Stones stuff than even they knew. Dead Flowers is done with a semi-comic tone, but check out Cowboy Junkies version, there’s as much exquisite melancholia as Moonlight Mile or Sister Morphine.

    Oh god, and Memory Motel off Black & Blue, what a lost classic.

    Everyone sees them as showbiz or money-driven, they don’t see that what’s paramount to the Stones is the band. As SK said, it’s all about intent.

    I interviewed Robin Millar, who spent some time around the Stones in the 70s and he tells of their utter commitment.

    He said: “Right from the word go they had dedication, authenticity of purpose and the willingness to go and take it round the world over and over and over again. They will still now pack more football stadiums than any other band in the world because that authenticity still comes through. Forty years on and still, before every gig, there’s a Moroccan marquee behind the stage where they’ve put the same Indian rug and the same lights, and for forty minutes Ronnie and Keith sit opposite each other on the rug just riffing, so that when they walk on and go ‘1 2 3 4’ they’ve already nailed their groove. That’s REAL, they don’t do that for the money or the tinsel.”

  27. avatar
    Dig! | 6 March 2006 at 1:59 pm #

    “It feels so good to be so bad”
    Tex Perkins

    Cock Sucker Blues made me think of the Beasts Of Bourbon.The Low Road, now that was truly an album of raw power. Havn’t listened to that for a while might dig it! out of storage, but then again it does dangerous things and I don’t want the hangover or comedown tomorrow.
    I think olde Tex might be a bit of a Church fan I saw some history of OZ rock doc(ABC). I was really suprised to hear that the Beasts had a drummer at one time was from the church, Ploog? (not sure anyone know?) I have to say when olde Tex mentioned The Church, it seemed like he was talking about a sacred cow, which of course you are.
    I dearly loved those hot summer nights cira 91-94 maybe? (can’t remember exactly) going down to the Palace in St Kilda, some great band would be always playing The Church, The Beasts, Bad Seeds, Grant Lee, truly a great era in Melbourne rock history.
    What happened to the Palace? I heard someone wanted to knock it down, yet it was voted Melbourne greatest icon! There was something magical during that period something in the air, the sea breeze, the sweat, the smell of sweet smoke, the sticky beer carpet,the fashion, the pretty girls, the neon lights,and the fact I was 12 years younger.
    Shame about the Beasts never the same after Kim left,lost a bit of interest then.
    Yet still, my all time favourite, my sacred cow, is still going and about to launch their new album, I love Block I go running to it, everytime the drums kick in I run as hard as I can til I’m about to burst or have a heart attack.
    You have to give it to the Church rocking harder than ever and rolling too.
    If anyone hasn’t gathered moss its you guys.
    Thanks for always being there!

  28. avatar
    Matthew SM | 6 March 2006 at 3:19 pm #

    To Aurora (my PA and advisor)… what am i doing here? Righto, thanks… buttering the mouths o’ thieves, now I remember.

    Nice one Essqué!

    Well Finland gave us the Moomintrolls!… read that old lady’s tales and you’ll understand a lot about the human race! (side note: author Tove Jansson)

    cheers, from Olde Canberra and Newe Lyneham Highe… where bullies are treated to a dose of sensitive new age dissuasion.

    Matthew xx

  29. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 6 March 2006 at 8:16 pm #

    gracias por los intentos intensos.


  30. avatar
    matt davison | 7 March 2006 at 10:11 am #

    why forget.. yr not!
    TheChills OUR CHRNCH!
    the Chics
    Davo Dobyn
    All the… ip-op!
    Keith Urban
    yr onlyreal cover dudes…
    Breaks-co -op
    Datsuns (concert n Tokyo)
    ..and therest
    Com on
    nz nZ zn.

  31. avatar
    rubikon | 7 March 2006 at 11:56 am #

    Oh, I nearly forgot.. The idescribable brilliance of … wait for it… The Manic Street Preachers.. Hoorray! let’s hear it for all those (bloody awful) Welsh bands.

    And I’m from Wales.. honestly I am.

  32. avatar
    Rob Thomas | 7 March 2006 at 1:16 pm #

    You know SK can I call you that?
    I always thought there was a common thread between MatchBox20 and The Church and now I know it was the stones (I know your real love is Bon Jovi and Whitesnake though)
    But really don’t you think BWTB was a bit to much like my last album, but as they say imitation is the greatest from of flattery, so don’t worry about the legal man. Don’t forget about our US tour I think it’s great how you are my support act.
    Looking forward to our tour and remember I got to where I am by being straight.

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2006 at 4:17 pm #

    sk taken hostage?

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2006 at 8:46 pm #

    aliens in a buick six came by asking for directions. steven got a bit lippy and they decided to grind him up for their trail mix.

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2006 at 11:20 pm #

    oh, I thought it had been Alex Trebek!

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 March 2006 at 11:49 pm #

    no no Rob you got where you are because your “straight”!

  37. avatar
    or a skillet of millet | 7 April 2006 at 1:26 pm #

    I searched for CB film on the net and you can buy it on DVD from some strange film site.

    As for getting it free I could not find a Torrent or a file on the web.

    Now here’s a list of Canadian bands.

  38. avatar
    krushsister | 10 April 2006 at 3:43 am #

    Australia rates pretty damn highly for synthpop/New Wave lovers, too. What with Pseudo Echo, The Reels, INXS, Divinyls, Icehouse, Real Life, Midnight Oil, Men At Work, The Expression, The Go-Betweens, The Numbers, even your group The Church… so many wonderful and talented artists, not to mention the wonderful groups who came from nearby (?) NZ, The Swingers, Split Enz, and Crowded House. The world of my beloved Eighties music was impacted very heavily by the groups who arose from Oceania, and for that I’m grateful.

    What I’m surprised about as far as the geographics of music is concerned is how many great groups have come out of Scotland. That tiny little country has had such a major impact on the kinds of music I, at least, love.

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