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         Chalkhills Digest, Volume 14, Number 10

                 Thursday, 20 March 2008


 Cointinental Crawler CD released..... Anthology 1977-79
             2004 UK Guardian piece / Martin
    "River of Orchids" is the MySpace song of the week
               Tributosaurus set list redux
               Re: Tributosaurus become XTC


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Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:59:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael Myers <>
Subject: Cointinental Crawler CD released..... Anthology 1977-79
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Hi Folks;

I wanted to contact you about a new CD release that I produced.  It
features the late 70's pop/punk band Continental Crawler, and it is an
anthology with 24 of their best songs.  The band was noted for having
"pre-Misfits" as well as "ex-Misfits" but the sound is more melodic
garage than horror punk-.

Bruce Brodeen at has it for sale, and East Coast Rocker's
review stated that it "sounds like Elvis Costello and the Ramones in
your basement", which, coincidently is what we were going for way back

Mike Myers

Here's a quick synopsis:

  Press release, Lodi , NJ : Continental Crawler releases the new CD,
  "The Anthology 1977-79-.  Cars, Cards and Questionable Women" on the
  Not Aloud Records label


  Finally, after 30 years, comes the recorded legacy of a band from
  Lodi , NJ , a band that almost made it, only if things broke just a
  bit differently-.  Continental Crawler was many things rolled into
  one; one part garage, one part power-pop, one part punk---.  a
  powerful live force that only had the opportunity to release one 45
  during their lifetime before imploding.

  Way back in the glory days of punk rock (1977-1979), there was
  another band from Lodi, NJ - the legendary Misfits - but in the
  mid-1970's, the Misfits' lead singer Glenn Danzig was a member of
  several groups, such as Whodat and Boojang, Sheba, and Prostitutes
  of New York, playing original material with drummer Jim Catania and
  guitarists Stevie Lin and Chaz Jones.  In 1977, Catania and Lin
  joined up with bassist Mike Myers, and became Continental Crawler;
  Chaz Jones then joined on keyboards and guitar.

  And now comes the brand new compact disc "Continental Crawler: The
  Anthology 1977-79-.. Cars, Cards and Questionable Women", which
  features the original six studio tracks the band recorded, as well
  as rare live concert recordings, demo tracks, experiments, and
  basement tapes.  Plus, all four original members reunited in 2007 to
  record the new track on the CD, "Your Girlfriend's Got a Problem".
  It doesn't get any better than that-.


Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 21:09:16 +0000
From: Toby Howard <>
Subject: 2004 UK Guardian piece / Martin
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Dear 'Hilloids

I just tripped over this, never seen it before:,12830,1183635,00.html

And something else I've meaning to ping you all about for ages.

If you don't know Martin Newell's album "The Greatest Living Englishman"
(1993), produced by AP, who also sequenced the drums and plays a sublime
guitar solo -- you need to... NOW! Glorious!

Back to the naughty boys' lurking cupboard for me...

bw to all



Toby Howard


Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 17:30:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Bernhardt <>
Subject: "River of Orchids" is the MySpace song of the week
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Over at the XTCfans MySpace site (, the
song of the week is "River of Orchids."

If you want to know what a Peckham Rose is, or what Andy believes is
every man's fantasy, check out the XTCfans blog site at

It's all in your back yard, you've the whole world at your feet
Said the grass is always greener when it bursts up through concrete



Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 22:10:30 -0500
From: Bill Sherlock <>
Subject: Tributosaurus set list redux
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Hi all,

Chris Derfler pointed out that I completely botched the set list to the
Tributosaurus becomes XTC show here in Chicago and right he was. Nothing
like a bit of proofing to turn my post to mush. Here's the correct list:

Making Plans for Nigel
Dear God
Earn Enough for Us
Statue of Liberty
Generals and Majors
Burning With Optimism's Flames
Love on a Farmboy's Wages
Poor Skeleton Steps Out
English Roundabout
1000 Umbrellas
Prince of Orange
Science Friction
When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
One of the Millions
It's Nearly Africa
Mayor of Simpleton
No Thugs in Our House
The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead

More goodies later,


Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:13:58 EDT
Subject: Re: Tributosaurus become XTC
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I don't suppose anyone managed to capture any or all of this performance?
I'd love to hear, well, any or all of it.



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