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The Brotherhood of Lizards
The Brotherhood of Lizards 
cassette album 
1988 Nov

Personnel
Nel-Sun, Mart1/2n Nu-El, Henrietta Cluck 

(acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, bongos, tambourines, bass guitar, drum machine, harmonica, bodhran... oh and a glockenspiel) 

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TRACKS

On Planets Where I Was Young
Carmosine
In Fireglow
April Moon

(side2)

Hey Hey Hey We're The ... Brotherhood of Lizards
Tinny Rain
The Radiant Boy
Duck House 

 
MONDAY MORNING IN EARLY AUTUMN..... LONG GREEN-GOLD DAYS SPLINTERED WITH SUNLIGHT. WE WOULD MEET IN TOWN BY THE WAR MEMORIAL THEN CYCLE OVER TO WIVENHOE THE PRETTY WAY.... ACROSS THE FIELDS.... DOWN THE STONEY TRACK.... AND THEN A PINT OF BEER BY THE RIVER WHILE THE DAYS ARE STILL HOT.

BACK TO THE TERRACED COTTAGE BY A RAILWAY CROSSING IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON TO MAKE MUSIC. THE WINDOW WAS WIDE OPEN AND THE SOUND OF  BIRDS AND INSECTS DRIFTED UP FROM THE GARDEN. TRAINS THUNDERED PAST ON SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON BRINGING THE SCHOLLKIDS HOME AT TEATIME.

LATER ON THAT SEPTEMBER.... THE WEATHER COOLED AND THE RAIN CAME. THE WINDOW WAS CLOSED AND FOR THE FIRST TIME THE PARAFFIN HEATER WAS LIT. WE WORKED UPSTAIRS IN A COSY LITTLE ROOM CRAMMED WITH CLOTHES BOOKS INSTRUMENTS AND SIXTIES MEMORABILIA.

WE TOOK IT IN TURN TO GO DOWNSTAIRS TO THE KITCHEN AND MAKE TEA. WE KEPT LAUGHING AND MAKING MISTAKES WHICH SOMETIMES WE LEFT ON TAPE. CATS WERE ALWAYS WANDERING UPSTAIRS TO SEE US AND ONCE OR TWICE THERE WAS A RABBIT OR A CHICKEN IN THE ROOM WITH US WHILE WE WERE RECORDING. IT WAS A REALLY GOOD ATMOSPHERE.

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS NELSUN GOT A NEW PLACE TO LIVE AND I HAD A HOLIDAY IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND. ONE EVENING EARLIER ON, IT WAS SO HOT THAT WE SAT  OUTSIDE IN THE STREET DRINKING BEER AS THE SUN WENT DOWN AND WATCHING THE STUDENTS NEXT DOOR LOADING UP A VAN. THE WEATHER GOT QUITE COLD TOWARDS THE END. IT WAS JUST GETTING DARK WHEN WE FINISHED THE LAST SONG. NELSUN SLUNG HIS MANDOLIN OVER HIS BACK AND I WENT DOWNSTAIRS WITH HIM TO THE FRONT DOOR.... STILL LAUGHING. IT WAS HALLOWEEN. I STOOD BY THE DOOR AND WATCHED HIM CYCLE OFF INTO THE DARK.... THIS IS HOW IT WAS DURING THE AUTUMN OF 1988...... THIS IS HOW IT WAS....   

The cassette was later released on CD by Jarmusic with extra tracks
 

A Brotherhood of Lizards mini site.Written by Martin Newell and Paul Wilkinson. All images and text copyright 2003.

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