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KNOBBING

Knobbing

When THE SPECTRAL PRiDE have packed up and left the Bollockbrain Bunker, the backroom boys come into their own. Frank develops the graphics and works on the site, Mr Reindeer checks the books and ensures the projects are going to plan, Zblotnik and The Knobster listen to the latest tracks, clean them up and do a bit of mixing. All hunkydory and above board.

Zblotnik has other duties as a Bollockbrain, however, and when it comes to fine-tuning the final mix, he sometimes has to leave the sliding and twiddling to The Knobster, who has a natural flair for such things. Indeed, The Knobster himself prefers mixing in solitude, saying that the old fart just gets in the way, turning everything up when it really ought to be turned down. So everyone bar the whinging old git himself is prepared to just let the lad get on with it. And good results they’ve been!

Imagine the surprise of everyone in the Bunker, however, when Zblotnik fired up the decks one day and something unexpected came out of the speakers: a remix of ‘Headlong’, so removed from the original version, it could be considered a new track.

‘What's this, you young twat?’ Mr Zed asked The K.

‘Just a mix,’ The K replied.

‘Who do you think you are - Phil bastard Spector? Get rid of it!’ said Zed.

‘No, hang about,’ said Hands, 'this is silk drawers.’

And so the remix was allowed to run, and before long the PRiDE were nodding away to the beat like chickens on the run. In fact, so impressed were THE SPECTRAL PRiDE with The Knobster’s remix, they asked if he had any more. And he did. So they listened. And they liked what they were hearing. So much, they approached the Bollockbrains and demanded that The Knobster be given a back-burner project, to enable him to remix away to his heart's delight when everybody else had gone home. Of course, the old git whinged a bit about electricity and the ozone layer, but the PRiDE had their way and a new project was born: Knobbing.

To download remixes which have surfaced so far, click on the links above.

1-3 written by Deadpan, ©2004 Deep Coma. 4 & 7 written by THE SPECTRAL PRiDE, ©2004 Bollockbrain Productions. 5 written by The Residents ©2005 the Cryptic Corporation. 8 traditional. 6 & 9 written by Deadpan and THE SPECTRAL PRiDE, ©2004 Deep Coma and Bollockbrain Productions. 10 written by THE SPECTRAL PRiDE, ©2009 Bollockbrain Productions.

1-4, 6 & 10 played by THE SPECTRAL PRiDE. 5 mixed using elements from recordings by The Residents. 8 mixed using elements from ‘Haul on the Bowline’ by Renaldo and the Loaf.

1-4, 6 & 9 initial recordings by Zblotnik at the Bollockbrain Bunker. 5, 8 & 10 recorded by The Knobster.

Engineered and remixed by The Knobster.

Produced by Mr Reindeer.

℗2004-2012 Bollockbrain Productions. Some rights reserved.

Click HERE for preliminary artwork.

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