Fat and Frantic 3


I am beginning to think it’s time to post on this subject again, I have had 2 more comments in the last 2 days on my original post back in February, maybe this is because that original post comes up on the first on the first page of a google for Fat and Frantic. Anyway I am beginning to think with this much interest wouldn’t it be great if we could make Fat and Frantic’s music more easily available. Should we start a campaign to get Fat and Frantic’s music on iTunes. I don’t know how we would start such a campaign, I’m not sure how easy it would be for iTunes to get hold of the music but it think it would be good to try and perhaps if we could get them to put one of their tracks as the free track of the week to help more people discover this British treasure. Then the only other thing I would like to do is set up a tribute band ‘Thin and Lethargic’ (when I say the only thing I mean the main other thing I would like to do in remembrance of this great band.) what are your thoughts? Which track do you think should be made available for free to get people into the Fat and Frantic vibe?

19 thoughts on “Fat and Frantic 3

  • March 6, 2006 at 10:33 pm
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    Yes, a tribute band would be great. I had the very same idea about 10 years ago with the same name as well. It couldn’t be anything else could it. As for a track being available on iTunes, where would you start. There are so many songs that sum up this great institution…dirtville werewolf, darling doris, dhss, born to be a brownie, fruit machine, hoovered…i could go on.

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  • March 7, 2006 at 11:14 am
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    Hi Anonymous

    Thanks for dropping by, yes I have had the idea for a number of years with that name, like you say it couldn’t be anything else really could it. Tell me where about’s do you live? What instrument do you play? Start with the basic practicalities and see if anything could happen with the idea!

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  • March 7, 2006 at 7:50 pm
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    Hi, i’m in linconshire and played bass in a band quite a few years ago. I think the hardest bit would be getting somebody who can play the washboard AND have a tongue as big as Silas.

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  • March 8, 2006 at 10:53 am
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    I used to do vocals in a few bands which I have to say I miss hugely, but I’m not sure I can do manage a tongue the right size, I could probably manage the wash board though, although I guess the distance could be an issue as I am in Oxfordshire, oh well.

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  • June 21, 2006 at 12:18 am
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    I saw them years ago and have just introduced my kids to FAF, so lets get this tribute band together then I’m up for it I live in Bracknell though, don’t play an instument but i can certain play to an audience.

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  • July 8, 2006 at 10:31 pm
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    Hello you lovely faf fans – i have just spent a few hilarious minutes reading all your comments – thanks for the support! – shall we make a come back now?
    seriously I was talking to Bocky (Manager) the other day and he is making plans to get Faf tracks legally onto Itunes – and as he owns 50% of the tracks (and the rest of us 10% each) he is probably the only guy who can do it – as for a tribute band – come on where are ya! please can i be roady??
    best regards Tuff

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  • July 11, 2006 at 9:30 am
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    Hi Tuff, great to have you join the discussion, and fantastic news about itunes! As for the tribute band, it would be a privilege to have you as a roady (if you asked really nicely we might even let you make a guest appearance!)

    PS are you still doing anything as Rev Softly?

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  • July 18, 2006 at 7:39 am
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    I think the Revs may have played their last, I certainly couldn’t do a few last year due to family n stuff – we’re all getting a bit old now!
    I will post news here about FAFtunes in case anyone’s interested
    cheers all

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  • July 18, 2006 at 9:10 am
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    Thanks Tuff, that would be great if you could keep us up to date with the itunes stuff, can I ask another quick question, there has been some discussion about where all the FAF guys are now and I don’t think anyone has been able to give us a complete picture, can you tell us where you are all at?

    Cheers and God bless

    Simo

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  • August 11, 2006 at 7:49 pm
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    yup well as far as I know I’m working with Young Voices UK arranging stuff for big Kids Choir concerts – youngvoicesconcerts.com
    plus some studio work and still trying to write that hit song….

    Jim is doing a history of art course – Fat is a vicar in Devon – Silas runs a church in Bristol and Simon is still an itinerant carpenter. Nigel has written and produced some fab children’s albums for the Vineyard label.
    Bocky is doing something very important for Hasbro toys and Worm is keeping British Airways together. Thats all I know and it could be out of date already! what are you doing?

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  • November 2, 2006 at 9:49 pm
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    Have just found this on a random google search – its great to see people who suffered the same afflication as me! Sorry its so late in the discussion, but I’d like to add my name to the list of ‘spotters and pay my respect the joy and genius that was FAF.

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  • November 30, 2006 at 3:11 pm
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    Wow! as per the others I googled and found you fellow FAF lovers! I was obsessed as a teen and would certainly number Doris and most of Quirk as favourites but best of all was the a capella version of Naughty Eve – I only had a copy on tape from a friend where was it from? and Hey psst still comes to mind inappropriately in church! what a great band and wonderful influence FAF was to us all. thanks guys.

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  • January 20, 2007 at 11:11 pm
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    Heh – if only there was a tribute band going on – I could even get my ex-choirboy voice out of post-dropped-retirement and help out maybe….always loved to sing along to the tracks…..

    After tonight’s extravaganza of FAF-Google-digging, I really need a vinyl/cassette playing stereo system!

    Cheers

    Michael

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  • August 1, 2007 at 1:11 am
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    I KNEW i recognised some of the elements on “Great Big God” !!!!!

    I’ve been playing that kids album for my 2 young uns for the last year or 2 and kept thinking it reminded me of Jim & Silas jumping about!!!!

    Good on you Nige…

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  • May 20, 2008 at 10:34 pm
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    I am so glad there are so many faf fans still out there! I dont want to stay goodbye is mine and my husbands tune and after 17 years of being together still means so much. Wish i had looked you up sooner as i would of loved to of seen rev softly. Are any of you guys on facebook as maybe we could get a faf fan base going on there? Cheers, Dawn

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  • July 29, 2008 at 7:53 pm
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    Amazed that I’ve found this site again. That’s my post up there at No. 1. Have any of you FAF fans seen the fatandfrantic.co.uk website. They have even scanned copies of the Trainspotters fanzine on there and there is some very good news regarding iTunes and eMusic.
    Apparently Rev Softly last played in Dec 2007 at the church where Silas is pastor.
    Please please please can anybody post up on here if they here anything about Rev Softly playing again as I would love to see them.
    Silas, Jim, Fat, Tuff. Simon, Nigel, if any of you see this I would love to get in touch. I don’t know if you would remember me. I used to live in Birmingham and married a girl called Lizz for who you once signed her plastered leg at a gig in Birmingham and her FAF dancing man leather jacket at your Marquee gig Friday 14th.
    Well, Lizz and I are still together with 3 kids (who also like FAF) and we now live in a very rural part of Lincolnshire. I’ve just celebrated my 40th birthday with a barn dance with the Famous Potatoes providing the music. Hows about for my 50th you guys get together and play us some old tunes.
    WE WANT BIG FAT BRIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • December 22, 2008 at 8:38 pm
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    I am a big fan since taking my daughter to a ‘Swing Your Pants Show.’ I bought the CD, I was one of the first to have one in a car! I have been a big fan ever since and am always trying to convert others by making them listen. Africa is my favourite.

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  • January 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm
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    Hiya
    Does anyone know the guitar chords for “If I could be (your postman)”?
    It was my wife’s favourite back in the eighties and I want to learn it to try and play/sing at her 40th birthday.
    Cheers
    James

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  • January 9, 2009 at 4:43 pm
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    I think i might have it somewhere, i actually have sheet music to most of the Fat and Frantic songs, i will look it out for you and send you an email.

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