Buy GORGEOUS: Cursed with Being….. CD
Label: Iron Man Records – IMB 6005
Format: CD, Album
Style: Alternative Rock, Punk, Indie Rock, Rocksteady
Bass Guitar – John McQueen
Drums – Andy Nicklin
Producer – The Bat
Producer [Assistant] – Andy Taylor
Saxophone [Not On This Recording] – Rick Shaw
Saxophone [On This Recording] – Matt Taylor*
Trombone, Vocals – Abi Bruton
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Peter Byrchmore
Vocals, Keyboards – Maria Harvey
Recorded at Magic Garden Studio, Wolverhampton, Summer 2000.
The first official release for the oddball Midlands based iconoclasts who were formed by notorious indie maverick Peter Byrchmore – a man whose varied career to date has been responsible for ten or so indie chart hits and a brace or so of proper grown up chart moments. Best known for being in eternal Peel faves The Nightingales. Peter’s guitar and vocalising is supported by Maria Harvey, (another ex ‘gale), who plays the keyboards and also sings beautifully, Abi Bruton and her shiny trombone, Rick Shaw,(honest) Sax God, John McQueen and his big bass guitars and Andy Nicklin who plays the drum kit. In gauntlets. The basic G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S tenet is to do with stamping out wet music in a way that transcends any stylistic elitism. They see no point aligning with any sub genre or half arsed movements because everyone is seen as a prospective G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S fan. Tired of a relentless diet of gutless, opinion free musical posturing, G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S make a gleefully opinionated, energetic, hook laden racket and are content to offer their intriguing views couched in dry, black wit rather than ram received opinions down throats. G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S have absolutely no intention of preaching to the converted. So there. ‘Cursed with being…’ was recorded in a week at the Magic Garden Studios and was produced by Gavin Monaghan who has worked with all manner of characters, (like Mercury Rev, Gold Blade and Terris). “Bit of a closet genius to be honest” said Peter of his producer, and who are we to disagree?
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