Abandon Ship, We’re Sinking

“Abandon Ship, We’re Sinking! As the weeks of The Riverside Sessions went on the changes can be observed. The music was starting to coalesce on both the rhythmic and free-form bits and a group ‘sound’ was starting to emerge from out of the mayhem. Tentatively poking it’s head up above the ground to have a […]

The Acoustic Approach

“I had known Trevor Simpson for many years and had played violin, sax and guitar with Nyam Nyam, whom Trev played bass with, on an ad hoc basis for a while in the early 1980’s. Trevs’ interest in playing acoustic slide guitar collided with my desire for a simpler, acoustic approach for the stuff I […]

Doncha Come Down No More

“It always takes time for things to come together when group activity is involved in creative endeavours. On these compilations of the first few weeks of playing regularly at the Riverside rehearsal rooms you can hear us getting ourselves sorted out and moving forward, with a nod to the past, even if we did not […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Voice Of Pan

1985 “Mark recorded The Voice Of Pan on a lo-fi tape at his flat in 1985 and I have tried to clean it up, I put some echo on it too because I think he would have probably done the same if he had the equipment.” – Paul Moller The playing-order The Voice Of Pan. […]

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. […]