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.

MUSIC FILE

Recordings featuring Red Smed in his many guises go as follows...

1978 THE DANGEROUS BROTHERS 'INTERNAL ORGANS' -12 track album originally released on cassette. recorded at Triple M studios Bridgwater. Sheep Worrying records.  Rocco (vocals) Smed Smedlo (bass) Simon Supermeat (Guitar) Nervo (drums) Cosmo D Glissandoz(keyboards)
1.Wish I was George Formby (Smedlo/Rude) 2. Internal Organs (Rude) 3 Clever Students (Smedlo) 4 Ello Ello Ello (Smedlo/Rude) 5 Bonehead (Smedlo) 6 Coalman (Smedlo) 7.Bridget Bardot (Lokjaw/Rude/Smedlo) 8 Next Services Please (Smedlo) 9 Cuban Holiday (Smedlo) 10 Zhukov (Smedlo/Rude) 11 Private Detective (Smedlo) 12 County Councillor (Smedlo)

1980 THE DANGEROUS BROTHERS 'FALSE NOSE/COUNTY COUNCILLOR'- Single. Recorded by Triple M at the White Hart pub, Bridgwater,Sheep Worrying records.
False Nose (Smedlo) Tonto (vocals) Smed Smedlo (bass) Nervo (drums) Cosmo DG Glissandoz (keyboards) Simon Supermeat (Guitar)
County Councillor (Smedlo) Rocco (vocals) Smed Smedlo (bass) Nervo (drums) Cosmo DG Glissandoz (keyboards) Simon Supermeat (Guitar)

1981 THE DANGEROUS BROTHERS 'GOING SHOPPING'- 12 track album originally released on cassette and recorded as a demo for Circus Records at the Facility Studio,Bristol (Feb 5 1981).
Lokjaw(vocals) Smed Smedlo (bass) Nervo (drums) Cosmo DG Glissandoz (keyboards) Alien Godd (Guitar)
1. Mercury reporter (Smedlo) 2. Secret Seven (Smedlo) 3. Swedish Language yeh yeh yeh (Smedlo) 4.Do the Washing up (Smedlo) 5.You can't eat Guns (Smedlo) 6. Egg (Smedlo) 7 Under 16 (Smedlo/Rude) 8 Going Shopping (Smedlo) 9 Drugs (Smedlo)

1981 THE DANGEROUS BROTHERS 'SECRET SEVEN' -Album track -Featured on the Compilation Album'THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN. Taken from the  Circus Session Feb 1981.
Lokjaw (vocals) Smed Smedlo (bass) Nervo (drums) Cosmo DG Glissandoz (keyboards) Alien Godd(Guitar)

1981 TUBULAR SHEEP - Sheep Worrying 1st compilation album  of Somerset bands featuring  Garbed Wire, Market Gardeners, Pure Motivation, Mind Tunnel,
THE DANGEROUS BROTHERS- 'DO THE WASHING UP' (Smedlo) Lokjaw (vocals) Smed Smedlo (bass) Nervo (drums) Cosmo DG Glissandoz (keyboards) Alien Godd(Guitar)

1981 DARK SIDE OF THE SHEEP - Sheep Worrying 2nd Compilation album of Somerset bands included Barbed Wire, The Struggle, Traitor, Gunner B, Market Gardeners,Ice babies, Confined Spaces, Quasar, Bad Detectives.
DANGEROUS BROTHERS 'TEMPLE OF THE INNER THOUGHT(Smedlo/Rude/Lokjaw/Nervo/Cosmo)   an improvised instrumental (and the last thing the DB;s ever did!)  featuring Smed (6 stirng bass) Nervo (drums) Lokjaw (syn drum) Cosno (Synths) Jim Rude (Guitar)

1982 CLUB WHOOPEE 'SHEEP WORRYING AT THE CLUB WHOOPEE' - 15 track Casette album featuring songs from the Sheep Worrying shows & recorded at Milborne Port Studio,Dorset, The Pottery Aller, Mr Napthines house ,Wembdon & The Bridgwater Arts Centre.
Kim Newman (vocals,kazoo) Peter Grieve (Vocals) Liz Hickling (vocals) Lynne Cramer (vocals) Sarah Marks (vocals) Ed Grey (Vocals) Brian Smedley (vocals/guitar/bass) Neal Heckford (Piano) Andrew Napthine (guitar/recorders) Rob Tucker (drums)
1 You're sort of Okay (Newman/Smedley) 2 Throw Yourself off a Bridge (Smedley) 3 Somerset (Newman/Smedley) 4 He could save me anyday (Mander/Smedley) 5 Down & Out (Newman/Smedley) 6 Sin & Sodomy (Mander/Smedley) 7 Okeefenokee Swamp Stomp (Smedley) 9 Over the Top (Newman/Smedley) 10 Shakespeare  Guy (Newman/Smedley) 11 Motorbike (Smedley) 12 Brazil (Newman/Smedley) 13 I have always got my man (Newman/Smedley) 14. I could throw Up (Newman/Smedley) 15 Optimistic (Newman/Smedley)

1982 CLUB WHOOPEE 'YOU'RE SORT OF OKAY' track featured on 4 track SHEEP WORRYING EP. Other tracks from East Wall, The Headless  Horsemen, Quazar.
'You're sort of Okay' (Newman/Smedley)  Kim Newman (vocals) Peter Grieve (lead Vocals) Liz Hickling (lead vocals) Lynne Cramer (vocals) Sarah Marks (vocals) Brian Smedley (vocals/guitar/bass) Neal Heckford (Piano) Andrew Napthine (guitar/recorders) Rob Tucker (drums)

1982 MAGICAL MYSTERY SHEEP Compilation album released by Sheep Worrying featured 10 bands The Headless Horsemen, Barbed Wire,Quazor,57 Men Overboard, Rita Bix & The Tauntones, Victim of Rhythm,India (featutirng Nervo) ,Confined Spaces, The Worried men, The Art Snobs (featuring Neal Heckford).
CLUB WHOOPEE -'ME & MY CLONE' (Newman/Smedley) Kim Newman (vocals,) Lynne Cramer (lead vocals)   Brian Smedley (bass) Neal Heckford (Piano) Andrew Napthine (guitar) Alan Gadd(drums/vocals)

1984 THE SEDGEMORONS 'WE'RE BONKERS' Live album recorded sept 22 1984 at the Antelope inn, Sherborne,Dorset.  Lianne Bruce (vocals/bass/oboe) Anne Dixey (Vocals/xylophone) Brian Smedley (guitar/vocals/keyboards) Stuart Croskell (bass/vocals) Gareth Beasley (vocals/guitar) Nervo (drums)
1 Y Viva Espana (Trad) 2 Sorrow (trad) 3 Don't Get around much anymore(trad) 4 Greed (Smedley) 5. Window Box of life (Smedley) 6 Drop Dead Darling (Smedley/Kane) 7 Ethiopia Utopia (Smedley) 8. I walk the line (trad) 9.Twist n shout (trad)

1985 THE SEDGEMORONS 'DROP DEAD DARLING/I NEED A GIRLFRIEND' Single recorded at Milborne Port , Dorset and released on the Sheep Worrying label.
DROP DEAD DARLING (Smedley/Kane) I NEED A GIRLFRIEND (Smedley/Beasley)
Lianne Bruce (vocals) Anne Dixey (Vocals) Brian Smedley (guitar/vocals/keyboards) Stuart Croskell (bass/vocals) Gareth Beasley (vocals/guitar) Nervo (drums) Bazza Thompson (sax/vocals/whistles)

1987 RED SMED &THE HOT TROT SMASH THE SYSTEM BOOGIE BAND -'SONGS FOR SWINGING COMMUNISTS' casette album recorded at Dunwear Studios,Bridgwater.
Brian Smedley (vocals/guitar/accordion) Andrew Napthine (bouzouki/guitar/mandolin) Dave Hanna (vocals) Nervo (drums/vocals) Jenny Booth (vocals/screams)
1. Trotsky (Smedley) 2.Loughall (Hanna/Napthine) 3. Sandinistas (Smedley) 4 The Day we met the Fascists in Bridgwater (Smedley) 5 Patriot game (Trad) 6 Up against a wall and shot (Smedley) 7. Dancing shoes (trad arr Smedley) 8. Come out you black and tans (trad) 9 Which side are you on (trad)

1990 THE SPANNERS 'I LIKE A GLASS OF BEER NOW AND THEN' recorded live at Bridgwater Arts Centre 3.2.1990 and mixed in Bristol. Released on Sheep Worrying records.


Mac McCausland (vocals/harmonica) Brian Smedley (guitar/vocals/bass) Matt Bartlett (bass/vocals) Alexia Vernon (vocals) Nervo (drums)
1. Never want to see you again (Vernon/Smedley) 2. I'm Too Fat to Rock (Newman/Smedley)
3. Stalin Was a really nice bloke (Smedley) 4. You make me laugh (Vernon/Smedley) 5.I like a glass of beer now and then (McCausland/Smedley) 6.Dancing Shoes (Trad arr Smedley) 7. Teddy (Vernon/Smedley) 8. Dimensions (Mccausland/Smedley)  9. Trotsky (Smedley) 10. Emilio Estevez (Vernon/Smedley)11 Flags (Smedley)  12 Free Mandela/Rivonia (trad)

1999 THE FUNBUNNIES 'I HOPE YOU DIE' 4 track album recorded at MTM studios.
Brian Smedley (guitars/keyboards) Nervo (drums) Big Barry (bass) Elaine di Campo, Julia Setter,Heidi Powell (vocals)
1. I Hope You Die (Newman/Smedley) 2. Drop Dead Darling (Kane/Smedley) 3. Moondance (trad) 4. Happy Hour (trad)

1999 THE VISITORS 'FLYING TO THE OCEAN FLOOR' recorded at MTM studios Monkton Heathfield,released on Midnight Mango
Matt Bartlett (vocals/guitars) Brian Smedley (bass) Nervo (drums) Alexia Vernon (vocals)
1. Flying to the ocean Floor 2 A Quiet valentine 3. Moving with the beat of the springtime 4 Firefly 5 Inward Exploration 6 Air from the lung 7 love on the dole 8 my girl 9 West Country love 10 tradition Standards 11 Tied up passage 12 Learning curve 13 Another Collision 14 Never can see the light 15 Flux (all songs M Bartlett)

2000 THE VISITORS 'MOVING DARKLY' recorded at MTM studios Monkton Heathfield spring 2000 , released on Midnight Mango
Matt Bartlett (vocals/guitars) Brian Smedley (bas/accordion/keyboards/harmonica/guitar) Nervo (drums) Alexia Vernon (vocals)
1. moving darkly 2 bohemia sekt 3 between beams 4 rites of passage 5 something to hang on 6 quiet time 7 inbetween 8 city life 9 heat of summertime 10 down to the sea 11 lying low 12 another water colour picture  (all songs M Bartlett)

2000 CLUB WHOOPEE 'ROUTE 666' recorded at the Bridgwater Arts Centre over 2 sessions by Rob Perdrix & Adrian Baker April 2000.
Kim Newman (vocals/kazoo) Brian Smedley (guitar/bass/keyboards/vocals) Dean Skilton (drums) Eugene Byrne (vocals) Alex Dunn (vocals) Alexia Vernon (vocals) Elaine Di Campo (vocals)
1. Hong Kong Blues (trad) 2 Route 66 (trad) 3. Rawhide (trad) 4 Aqua Marina (trad) 5. I;m too Fat to Rock (Smedley/Newman) 6. Masochism tango (trad) 7. Love Potion no.9 (trad) 8. He's a Bastard (Smedley/Newman) 9. Blue Moon (trad) 10. Teenage Tragedy  (Newman/Smedley) 11. Ponytail Pervert (Newman/Smedley) 12 Buddy can you spare a dime (trad) 13. I;m Bustin out for christmas (Newman/Smedley)

2000 RED SMED &THE HOT TROT SMASH THE SYSTEM BOOGIE BAND -'PARRETGRAD UK' recorded at MTM studios Monkton Heathfield Sept 2000
Brian Smedley (vocals/guitar/accordion/keyboards) Matt Bartlett (bass/vocals) Nervo (drums/vocals) Reggie Mental (mandolin/mixing) Cathy Smedley (vocals) Elaine di Campo (vocals) Jo Cox (vocals/flute).
1 Partisan Song (trad) 2.Trotsky (Smedley) 3 Don't you Marry a Communist (Smedley) 4 Don't be so Bloody Miserable (Smedley) 5 Multifreight (Smedley) 6 Bonny Van Driver (Smedley) 7 Global Township (Smedley) 8 Bridgwater (Smedley) 9 Party at Brians (Smedley/Beasley) 10 Going Shopping (Smedley) 11 Rock n Roll is Pretty Exciting (Smedley/Bruce/Fraser) 12 Flags (Smedley) 13 Katiusha (trad)

2000 WOOF!YOU ARE DESTROYING OUR CULTURE Compilation of Bridgwater bands on the NFB label included Part of the Jigsaw, The Prime, Downfall,Weiland, 3 Fold Scream, Dexter Brink,Andy +ca~100.
THE VISITORS ''Moving Darkly' and 'Between Beams' from the album 'Moving Darkly')

2001 EXPRESS YOURSELF -LOCAL DEMOCRACY 2001 -compilation of bands encouraging voting by young people. Tracks submitted by bands including Some people Say, Prospect, Labyrinth,Maitreya.Noise Generation Company,Hawaii.
THE VISITORS 'BETWEEN BEAMS' (from the album 'moving darkly')
RED SMED 'DON'T BE SO BLOODY MISERABLE' (from the album 'ParretgradUK')

2001 THIS IS BRIDGWATER (VOL 3) compilation of bands produced by the SCMG and released on Midnight Mango. (Cover photo-Cat Smedley) . Bands include Thursday week, Airfield,Bikeshed,Squad 69, Sycamores, Tonic Trip, Stupidicus, Civian
THE VISITORS 'ANOTHER DAY IN OXYGEN'  & 'POST INDUSTRIAL DARK FOLK'(from the album 'post industrial dark')
RED SMED  'LEON TROTSKY' &'BRIDGWATER' (from the album 'Parretgrad UK')

2002 THE VISITORS 'POST INDUSTRIAL DARK' recorded at MTM studios Monkton Heathfield, released on Midnight Mango
Matt Bartlett (vocals/guitars/banjo) Brian Smedley (basskeyboards/guitar) Nervo (drums)Craig Barnett (electric guitar) Ellie Bartlett (vocal)
1. here in eden 2 deep is the water 3 keeling over 4 lonely 5 sands of morocco 6 mountain minor 7 dead reckoning 8 falling away 9 just another day in oxygen 10 post industrial dark folk 11 air from the lung  (all songs M Bartlett)

2002  RED SMED &THE HOT TROT SMASH THE SYSTEM BOOGIE BAND -'DO THE WASHING UP' recorded at MTM studios Monkton Heathfield March 2002
Brian Smedley (vocals/guitar/accordion/keyboards) Matt Bartlett (bass/vocals) Nervo (drums/vocals) Captain Balderelli (mandolin/mixing) Cathy Smedley (vocals) Elaine di Campo (vocals) Heidi Powell (vocals)
1 The Magnificent Several (trad) 2 Too Fat to Rock (Smedley/Newman) 3 Do the Washing Up (Smedley) 4 Drop Dead Darling (Smedley/Kane) 5 I Like a Glass of Beer now and Then (Smedley/McCausland) 6 Vote for Big Bill (Smedley) 7 Teddy (Smedley/Vernon) 8 Swedish language Yeh Yeh Yeh (Smedley) 9 Stogumber Cajun Gumbo (Smedley) 10 Danncing Shoes (trad arr Smedley) 11 Dagenham Essex (Smedley/Vernon) 12 New Age Boogie Man (Smedley/McCausland) 13 The Internationale (trad)

2003 SMELLS LIKE BRIDGWATER Compilation of bands released through SCMG on Midnight Mango -includes Parkers Barton, Los Anchovies, Robert Heath, Cog 5, john Sharp, Endeavour,Bikeshed, Wombomb,Shinu,feud, Bucket, Squad 69, Bloob, Craig Priddice
THE VISITORS 'KEELING OVER' &'FALLING AWAY' from the album 'Post Industrial Dark'
RED SMED 'SWEDISH LANGUAGE YEH YEH YEH' & 'STOGUMBER CAJUN GUMBO' from the album 'Do the Washing Up)

2004 STAIRWAY TO BRIDGWATER Compilation of bands released through SCMG on Midnight Mango -includes MethodOwn, Endeavour,Kalamata, John Sharp, Robert Heath, Mozi, Delbert Greedy, Igneous, Headplug, Bikeshed,Airfield, Beauty Queen, Rob Perdrix, Ashthmatic Enemy, Dead Fish, Squad 69, Bloob, Indomitable, Afterglow, Group 4

THE VISITORS-'LATE NIGHT LEAVING THROUGH RAIN' (Bartlett)
RED SMED-'FAT BALD DAVE' (Smedley) (also available as a 2 track EP with 'Me and My Clone')

2005 BRING YOUR DAUGHTERS TO BRIDGWATER Compilation of bands released through SCMG on Midnight Mango includes  The GetOuts, Revolver,Arctic Beard, Tom Mutter, Solution 23, Pop Parker, Koala Attack, Cuban Heels, Robert Heath, John Sharp, Citrus Boy, Sicjsquid, Group4,Bone Idol, Rough dawn, Colin Taylor, Andy Fiction, Free Lunch
THE VISITORS 'DARK ANGELS' (M Bartlett)
RED SMED 'AGENCY MAN' (Smedley)

2008  RED SMED &THE HOT TROT SMASH THE SYSTEM BOOGIE BAND -
'A THOROUGHLY BAD LOT' compilation of MTM tracks plus new home recordings * 
Brian Smedley (vocals/guitar/accordion/keyboards) Matt Bartlett (bass/vocals) Nervo (drums/vocals) Reggie Mental (mandolin/mixing) Cathy Smedley (vocals) Elaine di Campo (vocals) Jo Cox (vocals/flute) Heidi Powell (vocals)
1Workers Playtime (trad)  2.Party at Brians (Smedley/Beasley)3 Don't be so Bloody Miserable (Smedley) 4  Trotsky (Smedley) 5 Bridgwater (Smedley)  6 Rock n Roll is Pretty Exciting (Smedley/Bruce/Fraser) 7 Too Fat to Rock (Smedley/Newman)  8Drop Dead Darling (Smedley/Kane)  9 Teddy (Smedley/Vernon) 10Dagenham Essex (Smedley/Vernon) 11 Me and My Clone (Newman/Smedley)*  12 Fat Bald Dave (Smedley)* 13 Agency Man (Smedley)* 14Stogumber Cajun Gumbo (Smedley) 15Partisan Song (trad) 16 Katiusha (trad) 17 Beach Party (Smedley)*

2008 RED SMED &THE HOT TROT SMASH THE SYSTEM BOOGIE BAND -WEST QUAY A GO GO'  allnew home recordings December 2008  (West Quay Bridgwater)
Brian Smedley (vocals/all instruments)  Cathy Smedley (vocals)
1 The Avengers (trad) 2 Hail the Bold District Councillors (Smedley) 3 Lovely Lovely Lovely (Smedley/Pichrtova) 4 Car Park Attendant (Smedley/Fraser/Bruce/George the Window Cleaner) 5 Dave the Maniac (Smedley) 6 I Get around much more since you've been gone (Smedley) 7 Sarchasm (Smedley/Pichrtova) 8 West Quay a Go Go (Smedley/Pichrtova)

2010 MR TROUSERS  'PEACE and NECROPHILIA and LOVE'  Home recording by Mr Trousers of a song written by the Peace and Love Corporation (Newman/Gaiman/Byrne/Dunn/Smedley)
Vocals and All instruments  by Mr Trousers

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