supplied by Martyn Baker supplied by Eric Cawthraw
Phil Thornton…..great Bexhill band ! they started out as the ‘weeping crocodiles’ complete with ironing boards for their synths ( its an 80’s thing !)
Dave Miller……As The Weeping Crocodiles, they could count some champion leg-wrestlers in their number….
John Storer…..Had a copy of The Weeping Crocodiles debut on cassette and it had my all-time favourite album title … “There’s More To Life Than Snogging, Barry”
Stephen Winterbottom… John, Its stephen winterbottom.. I was in the Weeping Crocodiles and have been desperate to get a copy of that tape for 30 years!! You dont still have one do you??
John Storer… Have sent Stephen a rather disappointing email …. had the cassette until about 4 years ago when it got dumped during a clear out of our garage.
Alan Esdaile… Anyone else help and got a copy of the cassette? Also would be interested in anyone has any photos?
Alistair Walder… Wow – few songs there I’ve never heard of :). Stephen, I have just found an untitled Caress Express cassette. And also “Press, Oink!…” – which I think I bought off you at the Polegrove! :o)
Stephen Winterbottom… Alistair: the tracks on the Caress Express cassette are part of my missing musical history.. if you could find a way to digitise the tracks on … that one and well both 🙂 I would be very grateful.. as Martyn commented .. its the age of iTunes, Pandora, and Dropbox… just sayin’ 🙂
Mike Cramp… Hi all. Found this page almost by accident. I was just wondering if there was any mention on t’internet of this Salvation Sunday cassette I have and there you all are. Wow. I’m trying to put it onto a CD for Jo. The cassette is titled ‘The Desert Bloom’. 9 tracks, Copyright Chrysalis. Love the tracks on the Dropbox, nice one Tim. Many, many happy memories with every one of those songs Stephen. I had the ‘Barry’ tape at the time but it got mangled in my Dad’s Cortina. I then mangled his prop shaft so seemed a fair swap ! ‘Missing Persons’ ? Was that you that mentioned it Ewan ? Yeah I remember two particularly good tracks on that. Lent it to someone -never saw it again. And my next, possibly scary, cassette in the shoe box is Weeping Crocodiles ‘Live at Diplocks August 22nd’ (no year given) and on the other side, some early, I would guess, ‘home’ demos ? Drum machine, cheap synths and ironing boards. Great days.
Martin Richter… loved that band 🙂
Dave Nattress… Stephen – saw Missing Persons a few times – you guys were good! Many, many years ago, I was one of a big group of friends one of whom was your sister Clare? and then a younger sister, Susan, also used to hang out a bit, and I remember coming to Devonshire Road above the flower shop and your Mum and Dad and a little blonde haired lad – now who did he become!!
Ray Eden… Did any of the band put out any records after Salvation Sunday?
Martyn Baker… Marvin B. Naylor (guitarist) has continued to release his own solo efforts on CD http://marvinbnaylor.com/. Pretty good too, if a little strange. David Rowley is still drumming in Sydney, (currently with the Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Experience) https://www.facebook.com/NancyLeeExperience. I tend to record & produce other peoples stuff these days. Oh and I played on Desert – The Screech Owls – Debbie Show which you will find on you tube.
David Rowley… Did you? Was that The Screech Owls? I talked to them about possibly doing something with them but sold him a Fender Twin instead. Or did that come through you? American girl, right?
Marvin Naylor… In answer to Ray’s question, I have released four albums.
Marvin Naylor… This video for my single Spaceships There Are was shortlisted for Best Music Video in the Winchester Short Film Festival 2015.
Derek Chapman… Hi Steve / Alistair, I’m sure I have 2 cassettes, the weeping crocodiles one and a studio (Bexhill to flat) recording that you / we did 🙂