TWW (Third World War) - Early Seventies
OOOOOh, that picture of a Watkins Copycat thru a chill into my aging bones. I can recall always carrying some cellotape to repair the tape when it broke. I used a Hagstrom 12, strung as a six thru a Vox AC30 with all controls on max, during a stint (1970-72) in a UK band called THIRD WORLD WAR . Thinking about it that Hagstrom had it's own sound, powerful too, I will have to check EBay and maybe pick one up. Anyway there is a picture of the band (must be around 71) at the Lyceum in London, in the recently TWW reissued double CD on Eclipse Records, complete with Hagstrom 12 at the ready. Terry Stamp, WWW.GSLMUSIC.COM Los Angeles.
The Hagstrom photo band personnel from left to right is/was:
Craig Collinge (drums)
John Hawken (piano)
John Nightsbridge (guitar)
Jim Avery (bass)
Yours Truly - Terry Stamp - (guitar/vocals, note the lorry worn Doc Martins)
Photo 1971 ? at the Lyceum, London.
I think Eclipse Records is now out of business, but for info on anything to do with myself or Jim Avery you could put up theWWW.GSLMUSIC.COM site for us at your site. We answer all emails and of course sell the odd CD to the unsuspecting. We have just put our Chicago Video to DVD, expensive stuff, but the video sells good, for those interested in viewing Steve Albini's analog studio set up in Chicago, then for others it is like watching paint dry.
Yes, I once tore off three strings hitting the opening chord to Ascension Day (TWW song) they always broke across the bridge, I used the thickest strings I could find at the time. I would carry spare strings in my back pocket and would replace them in between songs while "bantering" with the audience.
The Hagstrom in the picture (according to Jim Avery, at that time I was in the States) was borrowed by Sid Vicious and of course was never seen again.
The area between the pickups was thick with congealed blood as I was always tearing my right hand into the bridge. Oh, Happy Day...........
P.S. What got me to recognise a Hagstrom early on, was that Bowie had one, an acoustic 6 string, sunburst, must have been around 1965, at the Wimbledon Palais, I think at that time he was going under the name of Davy Jones.
OK , sorry about the picture of the five yobo's by the wall !!! - Terry.
WOW! now that's a story and a
( The Hagstrom UK Hagstrom 12 example )
home of TERRY STAMP and JIM AVERY
Meanwhile... as an aside...
Managed by entrepreneur and wannabe svengali, Malcolm Mclaren
Before Johnny Rotten arrived on the scene, Midge Ure was
approached about becoming the Sex Pistols singer.
They caused a furore in the tabloids after swearing live on tea time UK TV
Most of the bands clothes were made by future design queen,
and girlfriend to Malcolm,
Bassist Glen Matlock was thrown out of the band for the offence of 'liking the Beatles'
Sid Vicious was credited with 'inventing' the pogo - the ultimate minimalist dance style
"Ever get the feeling that you've been cheated": Johnny said goodbye at the band's terminal gig in San Francisco
The ultimate anarchy band had been manipulated as much as any other...
Sid killed his 20 yr old girlfriend
Nancy Spungen in 1978 at the New York City's Chelsea Hotel,
In a Gentler Mindset altogether, you could
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