Red Aligatorz Border TV

I finally extracted The Red Aligatorz video from my VHS. I found 2 songs we did on Border TV “Border News and Look Around” or to give it its proper name “Border Crack and Deek-Aboot”. The video was recorded between 1985-86, and we play 4 songs. I was only given 2 and they are Leave Me Be (written by Wotto) and My Mother is A ‘driving Me Insane (Written by Swanny).

When we did the recording we were told to “stand still” like naughty boys in school, which did not go down too well and I think we felt really conscious of the restriction. The microphone on our guitars/bass would not pick-up sound if we were moving too much and I think they did not want 4 loony’s jumping around the studio. It was hot, and we could not hear each other, no monitors…but here we go.


Author: ethnopiper

A Ethnomusicologist and musician of traditional music, Small pipe maker, teacher and workshop presenter ...

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