Once the innuendo project had been completed, the PRiDE took their usual break from recording, and went their separate ways.
When they returned to the Bunker, although everyone had his share of musical ideas to throw into the pot, no one could come up with an overall concept for a project. It was all ingredients and no guiding recipe.
This changed one evening when Zblotnik returned from a much-needed trip to the off-licence.
‘You wouldn’t believe the shit that goes on round here,’ he said. ‘I could write a book about it. The Big Book of Bollocks I’d call it.’
The PRiDE looked at one another and started to laugh.
‘From the cakeholes of bairns and old gits,’ said Rex.
‘What’re you farting on about now?’ said Zed.
‘Fish and chips for thought,’ said Rex.
‘More balls than a snooker table, that’s you,’ said Zed, and muttering something about Reardon turning in his grave, slumped off to fill up the fridge.
‘So, what do you reckon, lads?’ Rex asked the rest of the PRiDE. ‘How about something to do with all the bollocks that goes on round here?’
‘A bit of a stagger on the dark side,’ said the Blackshadow.
‘That’s the general idea,’ said Rex.
‘Would be nice if you played it like 70s’ session players on their day off,’ said Mr Reindeer.
‘Don’t we always?’ said Izzy.
And so the PRiDE decided that the new project would be to do with someone going for a walk in the Bunker neighbourhood in the middle of the night, and all the bollocks they came across.
Once recording was underway, suggestions for the title of the project came thick and thin. Among those getting a positive reception were Big Bag of Balls, Cameronland, Shits in the Night and The Austerity Shuffle.
In the end, the PRiDE chose The Sandwalk, in honour of Charles Darwin, who would regularly stroll along a specially constructed path called The Sandwalk, while thinking about evolution and other, more personal, things. Although Wilson and Keppel may have had something to do with it.
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Recorded, engineered and mixed by The Knobster at the Bollockbrain Bunker.
Produced by Mr Reindeer.
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