OWC played first on a bill featuring Bandung’s visiting punks KONTRASOSIAL & TURTLES JR on Sunday, 26th July 2009. We had one short jam the night before and whacked a set the next day. The set-list stayed the same but we added a version of UK SUBS’ Party in Paris for a measure. The band really need to jam a lot more and start jumping about very soon. At the moment it’s still rather lame!
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So we did the show. Played first on the list and did five songs. How did we do? Needs work! The two rehearsals we had were not enough to get us up to speed with the tunes. We faltered on The Buzzcocks’ Ever Fallen in Love, and The Adverts’ One Chord Wonders lacks the spirited headlong rush into the ether.
Other songs we did were Chelsea’s I’m On Fire, The Professionals’ Black Leather and Generation X’s Ready, Steady, Go; all of ‘em coulda been much better. Me and Alak were much too shy to rawk out as we should!
There’s a video of the whole set and maybe I’ll post it up soon. Meanwhile, if you have a gig coming up, do call us in! We wanna play!
By the way, we are now know individually as: Seednee – guitar + vocals, Alkee – guitar, Kiddnee – bass & Tommee – drums.
About one and half month ago a laughing banter among friends about forming a “real punk rock band” became quite serious when The Ricecooker Shop regular Seed (of Defeat, Skullcrusher and many old “chaos punx” bands in Penang) suggested that we should start jamming and play gigs!
So how do you kickstart to life a brand new band? Force it upon yourself. First step, find a gig to play, even when your “band” is still a “theory”. Second, make the date of the gig as near as possible, so the “band” has to become a real band quick and start jamming in haste.
And that’s precisely what Seed has done.
So yeah, say hello to The One Chord Wonders! We play covers of obscure old-school punk rock, sticking to the time period of 1975 to 1979 stuff. At the moment we will be covering The Buzzcocks, Generation X, The Professionals (Jones & Cook post-Pistols band) and Chelsea. The theme song is our namesake, One Chord Wonders by The Adverts!
We’ve been to two rehearsals, one last night and the first one a few days ago. Both at the Pertama Studio in Cheras. And TODAY is our first show! It will be a gig full of crust bands from Apparatus to HellExist and two Indonesian bands.
The One Chord Wonders:
Seed – Guitar + Vocals, Alak – Guitar, Joe Kidd – Bass & Tom Bollocks – Drums
Do check us out!