supplied by Eric Cawthraw
Eric Cawthraw… ….The Weeping Crocodiles: John Storer, you were always a shocker for clearing out your music collection – I’ve still got a copy of ‘There’s More to Life than Snogging Barry’ – great value for the title alone. I used to work with Tim Noakes and my copy came via him. I still have a twin deck cassette player and just tried it out – still sounds pristine! I can play most things except wax cylinders, 78s and the barrel-organ, since the monkey died.
I’ve just copied the cassette cover and will see if it will attach. I’ll bring the cassette along to the next SMART meet on 26th (go for the plug, I say). I can transfer to CD/MP3 if required.
As an aside, I’m sure that there is a connection between TWC and Riuichi Sakamoto: I have a copy of Sakamoto’s ‘Left Handed Dream’ (from 1982) and while at work I was singing part of a track. Tim Noakes was sitting near and asked me where I’d heard the song. When I told him – he was gob-smacked as it was written by his mate (Steve I believe) who sold it to Robin Scott. The Sakamoto album features…..Robin Scott! So there you have it, Sussex to Tokyo via my dulcet tones. The title of the track on the album is ‘Once in a Lifetime’ if my memory is still firing properly. I can bring this along on the 26th as well.
Is Tim still around? Hastings calling Tim, Hastings calling Tim, over.
Redstar Richter… aaargh – where`s the quote from? had a “fuck art – let`s dance” t-shirt from the same company (my mum refused to wash it!) 🙂
Martyn Baker… Someone. Make mp3’s of these songs. They are terrific. Honest.
Mark Gilham… Nice sleeve
Tim Noakes… I’m still around… but am now in Dorset remembering all the good times in the Weeping Crocodiles. I also remember all of the good times playing snooker with Eric and the conversation re: the track with the lyric ‘Arrangements have been made’. I’ve just added all the brilliant Salvation Sunday tracks to my Dropbox and have enjoyed listening again to every single one of them. Stephen Winterbottom truly is a genius songwriter and an inspiration to me to this day. For my part, I last released a single 2 years ago (5 Rings – The Games We Play) and now provide voiceovers via my alter ego, Tim Noa (the Man from NOAVOA). It’s really good to hear from Hastings and to see so many familiar names on this link and site.
Stephen Winterbottom…OMGG Eric has a copy of “More to Life than Snogging Barry” and the best bit is that Tim Noakes lives!! Well I’m also still around and living near Seattle WA. Moved here from Philadelphia in 2013 was gamefully unemployed and in need of a new challenge. I love it here by the Puget Sound, the countryside is very beautiful, the climate perfect (just like Englands) and the people friendly funny and covered in Tattoos. Not me however I apparently am the only person in Seattle without at least ten.
Tim you look exactly the same, still got your hair and teeth, so have I am just a bit fatter these days. I’m not involved in music these days but I do work in Hi-tech for a company out here, still love gadgets! Tim, I would dearly love to get back in touch, I’ve looked for you on the web many many times and never been able to track you down.. Dorset eh! what took you there I wonder? The voice over pictures look very dapper BTW.
Eric! owner of the Snogging cassette! you have no idea how long I have been looking for a copy of MTLTSB. I would be tempted to fly back to England rent a car and drive round to your house if I could get a copy!! (and if I had the money).
Martyn Baker… C’mon guys! That’s what computers, mp3’s and the internet were invented for innit?
Stephen Winterbottom… Redstar Richter: I think its from the ‘lads comic VIZ’ or was it from my twisted mind.. shrug!
Ewan Walder commented… Ewan Walder (ex photographer / singer / undertaker ) says: Thanks Alan for the call. So many names and so many memories, It started with ” Missing Persons” and don’t let nobody say different. How’s the lovely Jo , Steve? Good to hear your well Tim and Mr Wilson is waiting for a call.
Martyn Baker… OK…. I have just found a pile of old 1/4″ tapes. Lots of Crocodiles tapes in there (some of them masters from Chrysalis and Air Studios). I don’t remember how I ended up with them? But they are still in good nick….Some terrific songs written in the early 80’s by Stephen Winterbottom and John Prawer. I’m busy transferring them to the digital age. Does anyone have a photo or press cutting of the band? Here is the first of them…