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.


The Visitors walking down a country lane near Shurton 1999 (left to right -Alexia, Nervo, Matt,Smed)

Smed and his Slovak pal Milos posing for a Visitors promotional pic  while Matt was ill. Milos pretended to be Matt and in the subsequent radio interview would only answer in Slovak whilst Smed translated. The photo is in the garden of the Bridgwater Arts Centre. The banjo was once owned by Wilf Gasmask Grimshaw of the Grumbleweeds.

Visitors first album -'Flying to the Ocean Floor' 1999
Matt posing for a press photo
The second album 'Moving Daftly'
And the final album 'Post Industrial Daft'
Visitors playing at the Palace Theatre, Bridgwater  supporting Joe Strummer and his Mescaleroes - just a month before he died
Matt Bartlett, the Visitors songwriter.