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Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 19:10
by Trev
shaved head thrills wrote:oh my god
so good
so so so good
I like the idea of them and liked their recordings when I first heard them - hope their single is good - live they've left me a little cold - and that's both times I've seen them.

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 00:41
by jon68
just to let you know weve added​ three​ new songs​ to the myspa​ce inclu​ding the demo versi​on of the soon to be (​when weve final​ly finis​hed mixin​g)​ new singl​e paper​ and stick​s.​

Also for those​ of you who could​ get hold of or copy the cloud​berry​ singl​e weve made to have an islan​d avail​able to downl​oad for a very short​ time

lots of love

jon 68

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 17:42
by The Boy and the Cloud
my memory of the indietracks gig seems to have gone a bit hazy. was that really a 350/12 ric you played (as i hastily claimed on my blog)?

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 18:05
by jon68
Err nope I'm afraid not. It's a ric 450/12. It was their student model and has been played by such lumineres as johnny ramone - in the rock and roll high school film - chris stein from blondie who I believe can be seen playing one in the heartof glass video (although tbf that may be a 425 - the one pickup version) george harrison and the bangles who may or may not have previously owned the one I've got.

Hope that helps

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 21:10
by Karenbee
jon68 wrote:Err nope I'm afraid not. It's a ric 450/12. It was their student model and has been played by such lumineres as johnny ramone - in the rock and roll high school film - chris stein from blondie who I believe can be seen playing one in the heartof glass video (although tbf that may be a 425 - the one pickup version) george harrison and the bangles who may or may not have previously owned the one I've got.

Hope that helps

I heard it was made of cheeeeeeeeese

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 13:01
by The Boy and the Cloud
wow. and also mike pender of the searchers, according to wikipedia.

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 04:41
by jon68
The Boy and the Cloud wrote:wow. and also mike pender of the searchers, according to wikipedia.

Really ?!?? Bugger... Its being sold then ;-)

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 05:43
by Pip68
jon68 wrote:
The Boy and the Cloud wrote:wow. and also mike pender of the searchers, according to wikipedia.

Really ?!?? Bugger... Its being sold then ;-)
Hey! The Searchers were alright. At least The Ramones thought so! Needles and Pins anyone?

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 19:23
by jon68
Actually I don't mind em. Wasn't needles and pins by sonny from sonny and Cher?

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 20:50
by Rocker
Co-Written by Sonny Bono & Jack Nitsche - amazing he managed to fit any songwriting in, what with all his philosophising etc.

Sonny Bono being of course the son of Bono out of U2.

When I was a child, my mum allowed me to go to a U2 concert, as long as I didn't go to close to the edge.

Ignore me, I'm pissed.

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 09:52
by a layer of chips
Anyone know what's happening with the band? It's all gone very quiet.

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 15:53
by sweepingthenation
My understanding through a mutual friend is they're in hibernation until the album's finished. They were supposed to play the Big Pink Cake thing in Bristol until Jon had a spell of porcine cold. Jon and Jeremy (I think) have a garage-ier side project called The Heaven Set that have played a couple of gigs.

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:13
by jon68
sweepingthenation wrote:My understanding through a mutual friend is they're in hibernation until the album's finished. They were supposed to play the Big Pink Cake thing in Bristol until Jon had a spell of porcine cold. Jon and Jeremy (I think) have a garage-ier side project called The Heaven Set that have played a couple of gigs.
Pretty much spot on. We hit various snags when we started doing some recordings for the album, resulting in our bassist leaving due to "musical differences", me being ill with flu, and having to cancel various gigs and stuff. At the moment were in hibernation but we have a load of music coming out. Roque is putting out a 7" of Paper and Sticks at some point soon and Neil from Mint 400 records is going to be releasing a few things digitally which will probably be two EPS and a Single and we are on the Big Pink Cake Comp that Matt and Heather put out recently.

Ill post more news as and when there is....

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:43
by everard
a question: in "froth on the daydream" i hear the lyrics as "withdraw speedskaters from the ICC". what is she really singing? (probably "icy sea" not "ICC" but i can't get past the speedskaters bit ... not that there appears to be a governing body for skaters called the ICC ... i did google it, just in case)

"paper and sticks" is a really good song. and the vocals in "working" sound like fran from the cannanes, which is always a good thing.

other than the some hearts are paid to die cd-r & froth on the daydream 3" cd-r, have there been other releases beyond comp tracks?

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:18
by jon68
everard wrote:a question: in "froth on the daydream" i hear the lyrics as "withdraw speedskaters from the ICC". what is she really singing? (probably "icy sea" not "ICC" but i can't get past the speedskaters bit ... not that there appears to be a governing body for skaters called the ICC ... i did google it, just in case)

"paper and sticks" is a really good song. and the vocals in "working" sound like fran from the cannanes, which is always a good thing.

other than the some hearts are paid to die cd-r & froth on the daydream 3" cd-r, have there been other releases beyond comp tracks?
I think the line is "withdraw sweet skaters from the icy scene..." not 100% sure mind as i havent listened to the song in ages

Dont think ive ever heard the cannanes, ill have to try and find some, but thanks for the compliment.

Nope those two are the only releases at the moment. Not sure how many of each there were. I think it was 100 copies of the Froth on a Daydream Single and very few of the Some Hearts CD-R. I know we put that specially together for Indietracks, but not sure how many we made/sold as we got very drunk and forgot. If it makes it more special, even I dont have a copy of that one....

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 19:32
by wyvern
Hibernation? You're down as support at Plug, Sheffield, to 'We Have Band' on the 17th.

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 19:35
by sweepingthenation
No they aren't, that's http://www.myspace.com/may68uk

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 19:37
by wyvern
How confusing! I think there should be a revolution to overthrow these imposters.

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 19:46
by sweepingthenation
Can it wait about eight months? And, er, 58 years after that.

Re: The Mai 68s

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:01
by jon68
Not convinced by them.... they have a drummer who sits down. We cant have that, it might start to catch on.....