A Merry Christmas and a happy new year to both Red Smed fans during the festive season. A seasonal message from the People's Commissar was mislaid somewhere near the Labour Club but instead of this we present a brand new old video of the great fight to save the Sedgemoor Splash (in which we came second).
The images come from the day of the heroic Occupation of Bridgwaters popular swimming pool which was being closed down by Sedgemoor Tories to make way for a gigantic and unwanted Tescos Extra.
The song is "We're all Going Shopping" written by Red Smed for the Dangerous Brothers back in 1979 (when the Splash was in fact the Sedgemoor Council offices - or the 'H block' as it was known). Ironically the song was re-written in 1985 for the Sedgemorons as "I lost my Heart in Tescos" by Red Smed and Radio 4 Producer-to-be Anne 'Betty Bonkers' Dixey. The attached version was recorded in 2001 by the Hot Trot Smash the System Boogie Band and features Smed on shite vocals, ridiculous piano and jazz guitar, Matt Bartlett on bass, Nervo on drums and Elaine, Cathy & Jo on backing vocals. It;s possible that Fat Bald Dave is on mandolin too but if he is he's been faded out in the mix. Which is a GOOD thing.