Not everything in life is simple. Red Smed, however, is. And to prove it this blog has been set up to take you deep into his deranged socialist utopia where Lenin was quite a nice bloke, , Bridgwater has been renamed Parretgrad , every home has to display a portrait of Jake Thackray and Leeds United are at the top of the premier league.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Rare CLUB WHOOPEE recordings unearthed

Sunday 25th 1983 (as my diary NOW tells me...) saw a one off recording session by a one off version of the band CLUB WHOOPEE at the Milborne port studio in Dorset.

The studio was booked from 11am to 7.30 in the evening and 3 Kim Newman/Brian Smedley songs were recorded.

The first track 'Brazil' had already featured in the musical 'The Gold-Diggers of 1981'-script & lyric by Kim Newman, Music by Brian Smedley, starred Kim on lead vocals , the second 'Philadelphia Cheese' had Lynne Cramer singing and the third track 'Rock n Roll Lizard' had a host of guest celebrities .

The music for the day was exclusively down to Brian Smedley - playing guitars,bass and keyboards and Kevin 'Nervo' Freeman on drums. The lead vocal was shared between Rob Hackwill and Brian Smedley with Lynne Cramer, Kim Newman,Kevin Freeman & Eugene Byrne on backing. Opening dialogue is by Dean Skilton, beach party back chat from Lynne and Eugene and Vincent Price fade out from Kim.

There's an odd 4 note Dali-esque sax flourish at one point from a girl called Sian (who we never saw again) but who also played clarinet on Philadelphia Cheese.

The other odd note I have in my diary is that I stayed on to mix down the session and hitched back through the night to lift being in an ice cream van....but life was THAT exciting in them days.

Sunday, 23 September 2012


For the 4th year running the PARTISAN SONG has topped the Red Smed hit parade with an almost unassailable 289,233  viewings 480 likes and 51 dislikes (probably Nazis). 

Red Smed says "It's probably because I'm not singing on it." However, the man is probably being modest, his partner  Big Alf Thrubworth, said "It's definitely because he;s not singing on it. And maybe because people are clicking on it cos they think it's the Red Army Choirs version."

Undettered, the Red Smed follow up you tube, 'Katyusha' (another instrumental ) hit the same target audience but only attracted  4,644 hits. "Probably because people realise by this stage it's just that twat Smedley" .

In third place the first of the 'singalong' ditties that made Murmansk what it is today. Somewhere you'd like to be in the hope they'd never heard of Red Smed.  'Leon Trotsky'  comes in with 2,704 hits 8 likes and a staggering 0 dislikes. Red Smed said "He truly was a man with a beard and glasses".

For a full run down of ALL the glamourous youtube videos released by Councillor Fat Boy in the guise of various bands click on the links to the left of this page.

1.  The Partisan Song (Red Smed) 289,233
2.  Katyusha (Red Smed) 4,644
3.  Leon Trotsky (Red Smed) 2,704
4.  Secret Seven (Dangerous Brothers) 992
5.  Route 666 (Club Whoopee) 955
6.  Me &My Clone (Red Smed) 840
7   Bridgwater (Red Smed) 722
8   Fat Bald Dave (Red Smed) 595
9   I'm Too Fat to Rock (Red Smed) 426
10 Drop Dead Darling (Red Smed) 402
11 I'm a County Councillor (Dangerous Brothers) 378
12 Ello Ello Ello (Dangerous Brothers) 343
13 Bohemia Sekt (The Visitors) 322
14 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Club Whoopee) 288
15 Party at Brians (Red Smed) 273
16 False Nose (Dangerous Brothers) 233
17 When Teddy's Gone (The Spanners) 209
18 Don't Be So Bloody Miserable (Red Smed) 198
19 The Magnificent Several (Red Smed) 195
20 Rock n Roll is Pretty Exciting (Red Smed) 170
21 Swedish Language Yeh Yeh Yeh (Red Smed) 170
22 Greed (The Sedgemorons) 156
23 Do The Washing Up (Red Smed) 127
24 We're All Going Shopping (Red Smed) 98
25 Stogumber Cajun Gumbo (Red Smed) 64

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


I thought i'd better share this with everyone. Here's a link from Nick Hairs who ran the White Horse Inn, Stablebar in Launceston , Cornwall which has a web site that brings back all the memories of what was one of the West Country's best venues of the period.

For sure the Dangerous Brothers played there a few time, and the Sedgemorons. Who else I can't remember. Anyway, check out the web site.....

Click on the newspaper article (right) to go to the site.

Heres somethings that Nick sent me that I'd forgot existed.