The Cast – Gallery cassette 1986




supplied by Mick O’Dowd    

photo of Dave Kent & Keith Rodway. 

Mick O’Dowd… Here’s some blasts from your past Dave Arnold. You are listed as “Treatments” Should you be called DR Dave? What are “Treatments”?

Dave Arnold… A little bit of magic in the mix mick:)

Alan Esdaile… Good find with the cassette Mick. I know Dave Kent has talked about multi storey car park before.

Mick O’Dowd… I used to work with Dave Kent at Music Master where I obtained these two cassettes. I also frequented Keith Rodways’ Unnormality Record shop in High Street . I couldn’t ever understand why. It sold RECORDS! DOH! Aah the legendary Multi Storey Car Park. I think this is one of the best names for a tune ever!

Keith Rodway… The track list seems to come from another tape. It has Monster Mash on it! Does anyone have this?

Dave Kent… is that Dave Arnold’s typing? A couple of those titles remind me of my beloved Vox Jaguar

Mick O’Dowd… That’s how my copy came/is. All importantly is both lists name the ultra famous MSCP

Keith Rodway… That’s curious Mick, as the typed sheet has tracks not on the tape. Quite a few tracks by Dave Kent and Ges Waite too. Intriguing. Wish my memory was better!

CND Benefit gig – Falaise Hall around 1981


supplied by Neil O’Warne via Dave Arnold.

Featuring: Stark, Widows, Quality Fish, Dicemen, Blue Fish Poetry Collective.

Neil O’Warne says… Gig flyer for a CND “benifit” at Falaise Hall in Hastings – probably from 1981. On the back there’s a 25p discount as well!

 Dave Arnold… Remember this -singing with Stark…

Hastings Town Magazine – July 2016 features from Tony May


In the new edition of Hastings Town, Tony May has a special feature, in his Great Characters of Hastings column, on Dave Arnold. In the latest episode of ‘Letters From Keith’ talk is on pirate radio and the various tribute singles, Kevin Carlyon, Hutch Hutchings, favourite song of all time, Enya and much more. Now available from your local newsagent.


Turn Blue – Ha Ha Ha and Lifeforce remastered CD’s

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Turn Blue – Ha Ha Ha  E.P. CD and  Lifeforce CD.

Dave Arnold is a prolific artist, from poet, writer, musician, actor plus many more strings to his bow.

Very pleased to see he is revisiting his ‘Turn Blue’  period. 2 cd’s have just been released and are available from Bookbuster in Queens Road Hastings. Dave describes it as ‘an all out psych-sonic attack of the controversial and the mystical’ . The Ha Ha Ha 4 track ep,  remastered cd features Dave Arnold, John Carter, Keith Rodway and Paul Ray.  Some interesting, intense, bizarre but powerful driving hypnotic tracks with the scary feel Ha Ha Ha leaving the listener feeling uneasy yet wanting to hear more.  Lifeforce 12 track cd, very much in the same vein but check out the more laid back song ‘The Last Kiss’ which has ‘The Doors’ feel to it.  Also recommend ‘1989’ and the very strong and commercial ‘Those Eyes’. Watch out for The Addled Family remastered CD coming soon.

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sample track….

Tony May… Look out for an in-depth article about Dave Arnold in the next edition of ‘Hastings Town’ magazine (July 2016) out on Wednesday…