Marmalade Jam

“I got a bit pissed off with the amount of time spent going through the old tapes, transferring them, cleaning them up and putting them onto cd. I was frustrated and felt I had no time to do anything new so one day I woke up about 4am, poured a whisky, turned the machine on […]

Mother Get Up Those Stairs

“This is a compilation tape from the first 3 weeks of The Riverside Sessions recorded in 1985. The basic line-up is Paul Moller – guitar, saxophone, clarinet, voice, Mr. Rudeforth – radio, voice, Terry Parkinson – bass and Gary Burroughs – drums, keyboards. There is Mark Fells’ trumpet kicking around too. We had a tradition […]

Let’s All Be The Billowing Gut

Recorded 1985 “This is the final performance of Mark Fell with What Katy Did Next. It was recorded during The Riverside Sessions in 1985 and is week 10 but the exact date is unknown. Mark had taken a snippet of week 5 and dubbed some vocals on it to create a song and that is […]

Antiphon For The Moon

Recorded 6 July 1986 “For months I had been trying to keep the 1985 line-up together but it wasn’t working so I booked a gig at the Adelphi Club and decided that whoever did the gig was in and we could continue as such. Marks funeral was horrible, the vicar got his name wrong once […]

Lipstick Arcade

The soundtrack to Mark Fell’s film of the same name from 1985 “In 1985 while WKDN were playing nearly every week creating what shall be known as The Riverside Sessions, Mark was concentrating on his art and film-making. I always felt very fortunate to be associated with two very talented artists like Mark and Mr. […]

A Mato Chup Experience

24 October 1983 “Mark arranged for a guy named Gary (who later became known as Kim and had a child with Alf) to come and film us playing in the little room. He came with his girlfriend and didn’t know what to expect, they hated every single minute of it. I had played with Grant […]

The Big Perhaps

‘The Big Perhaps’ is the earliest (known) surviving piece by ‘What Katy Did Next’- It was recorded in Mid 1982 “I was really surprised to find this tape, I thought all the early ones were gone. This is the earliest recording of WKDN (mid-1982) and the only one that exists of the original duo. I […]