“Sold Me Down The River” single released. This is arguably the bands biggest readio hit in the Usa. It reached #2 on Modern rock chart and #3 on the Mainstrram rock chart (although, this editor recalls that it actually hit #1, but I can’t find the evidence any where). It only reached #50 on the Hot 100 chart, which says more about the disparity of “alternative” music in 1989 and how “hits” were calculated than it does about the band’s success. It reached #43 on UK charts. It was added to the A-list in the UK, but the next day, a ferry boat accident on the River Thames forced the BBC to withdraw the song, and it never able reach it’s full potential as a single.
Day Twenty Six: Monday 27th June 2005 Today, James gets stuck into guitars on ‘Cease and Desist’. It’s sounding great but we are having a few problems with the tuning. A lot of James Stevenson’s guitars are of the vintage variety and come from a variety of eras. Some from the 1950’s (The ‘Golden Age Of Guitars’) but mostly sixties and seventies. They all sound amazing but sometimes are hard [read more]
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