Saturday, 10 December 2011

SJI: ...Another Miserable Country Christmas... with St. James Infirmary (2002)


Tracklist:
01 - Just Like Johnny Fingers
02 - A Legend In My Time
03 - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
04 - You're Gonna Stay (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
05 - Another Miserable Country Christmas
06 - Born To Lose

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver

Produced by Jimmy Buxton at Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.

Released on CDR, 2002.

Click to listen:
01-Just Like Johnny Fingers
02-A Legend In My Time
03-I'm So Lonesome I Could cry
04-You're Gonna Stay (Or I'm Gonna Leave)
05-Another Miserable Country Christmas
06-Born To Lose

SJI: Advent (2001)




Tracklist:
01 - Alone At Christmas
02 - Snowflakes Overhead
03 - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
04 - It Must Be Snowing Again
05 - Merry Christmas One And All

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett,  Stephen Bennett.

Released on CDR 2001

Produced by Jimmy Buxton at Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.

Click to Listen:
01-Alone At Christmas
02-Snowflakes Overhead
03-Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
04-It Must Be Snowing Again
05-Merry Christmas One And All

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Upcoming gig: Saturday 10th December


No Fit State
MJ Fitz
The Exes
St. James Infirmary
Milky Wimpshake
Onsind
Reckoner

Newcastle Star and Shadow
Saturday 10th December 2011

SJI's next gig is at the Music For Migration CD launch night. We also have a track on the CD, more details soon.

You can find out more about the gig here.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

SJI: FakeIndieLabel Poster Exhibition (2008)

I had almost forgotten I had this... FakeIndieLabel the local promoters and record label had an exhibition of their gig posters at The Newcastle Arts Centre a couple of years ago. I hadn't known anything about it and only popped in by chance to get some art supplies when the exhibition was on. It was pretty exciting to find that gigs that we had played at were part of this, and I popped back the next day to take some video footage. I didn't have much memory left, so it's a bit of a whistle-stop tour. I also think it was 2008, but am happy to be corrected.


Sunday, 16 October 2011

SJI: WOOSH Flexi, The Boy Who Crossed The Street (1989)





There's a Blog called I Wish I Was A Flexidisc that features, well, flexidiscs and one of the ones available for download is SJI's The Boy Who Crossed The Street from 1989.

Here's the Blog:
http://iwishiwasaflexidisc.blogspot.com/

and here's a link straight to the SJI page:
http://iwishiwasaflexidisc.blogspot.com/search/label/St.%20James%20Infirmary
Hmm... on closer inspection, the link to the download is now dead. If there's a call for it, I'll upload it somewhere myself.

Personnel:
I'll get back to you.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

SJI: The Central, Gateshead. 9th October 2011.


Setlist:

01 - Theme From "Cheers" / Nickynack Guest House
02 - Eight For A Fiver
03 - Let's Wallow In Despair
04 - Thin
05 - Matty Cabbage House

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax).



Thanks to Puppy Fat for organizing this gig and for inviting us to play as part of the fringe events for the book launch about The Riverside. 


Don't forget, you can find out more about the Riverside book here, and here.

And that for just £2.99 you can buy a .pdf document of the complete Riverside listings from here.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Upcoming gig - Sunday 9th October.


Puppy Fat + St. James Infirmary
The Central, Gateshead
Sunday 9th October 2011

As a tribute to the legendary Newcastle Riverside, the legendary Puppy Fat and the legendary SJI combine to recreate those heady days of yore. In legendary Riverside fashion, this could perhaps be considered a Not The Tusk Festival, as it's on at the same time. In fact, as we're Tusk ticketholders, SJI are going to have to leave the festival and upsticks across the river to bring rock to the kids. Sadly SJI weren't invited to play Tusk itself, which is a shame as our attempt at the entire Fleetwood Mac album would surely have been a highlight.

This is not one of the official Riverside book launch events, but I think the book will be available to buy at the gig.

More about the Riverside book here, and here.

For a mere £2.99 you can buy a .pdf document of the complete Riverside listings from here.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

SJI: Seventh Avenue Incident (1993)


The Ashcan Series Number One.

Tracklist:
01 - Beatnik Man
02 - Soft Fatha
03 - Star Test
04 - A Hairy Pony From Hutton Henry

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Bing Bongo, Michael Hydes, Neil Thomas

Released on CD-R in 2007?

Recorded by Jimmy Buxton at Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.

SJI: A Magpie Tendency (2007)


Tracklist:
01 - Wah
02 - Terry Biscuit
03 - Don't Trust The Fresh Air
04 - Stick With What You Know
05 - Boy Who Grew Up Werewolf
06 - Isn't It Semantic
07 - Scooby Means Pop
08 - Peek A Boo
09 - Richard Carter's Exploding Head
10 - Kyoto A Go Go

Personnel:
Uncredited, probably g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett

Recorded by Jimmy Buxton at Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.

Back Cover:



SJI: Aldrin (2007)

Tracklist:

01 - Hello
02 - What Use Is Love
03 - Mobile
04 - Loins
05 - Like Our Love
06 - Blood
07 - Fresh
08 - Let's Hit The Coffee
09 - Aldrin
10 - Splendid Sunday
11 - I Hate Richard Carter
12 - Sorry
13 - Monkey
14 - Shines
15 - The Fear

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett

Undated, but probably 2007.

Produced by Jimmy Buxton at Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.

SJI: Head of Steam photos (2007)

Found these great photos of g.w.lang and the band, taken at the Head of Steam on the 21st November 2007 by James Grey. Check out his photos on Flickr here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/stetsonography/





Thursday, 1 September 2011

SJI: Rec Fest, Ashington. 21st August 2011.

Setlist:

01 - Maria Dreams Of Meat
02 - Eight For A Fiver
03 - Let's Wallow In Despair
04 - Thin
05 - Matty Cabbage House

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax).


SJI: Head Of Steam, Newcastle, 14th August 2011.


Setlist:
01 - Soiled
02 - Matty Cabbage House
03 - Let's Wallow In Despair
04 - Eight For A Fiver
05 - NickyNack Guest House
06 - Herzogplatz

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax).

SJI: The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. 13th August 2011.

Setlist:
01 - NickyNack Guest House
02 - Eight For A Fiver
03 - Thin
04 - Let's Wallow In Despair
05 - Matty Cabbage House

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Simon Foster (Gtr), Bing Bongo (B), Andrea Woodyer (Sax).

Thin:

SJI: Three Horse Shoes, cramlington. 17th July 2011.

Setlist:
1st Set:
01 - Theme From "Cheers"/NickyNack Guest House
02 - Matty Cabbage House
03 - Let's Wallow In Despair
04 - Red Coo Coo
05 - Sleep Not Sleep
06 - Eight For A Fiver

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax).


2nd Set:
01 - Young People, Fuck Off

Personnel:
g.w.lang

SJI: Annex B To Planet X (2011)


Personnel:
g.w.lang

SJI: Almanac 3.05 (May 2011)


Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett, Simon Foster and Andrea Woodyer, with Cath Tyler and Rob Sadler.

SJI: Star and Shadow, Newcastle. 28th May 2011.

Setlist:

01 - Oh Oh Antonio
02 - Someone Took Bad At The Bingo Again
03 - Real Pure Wine
04 - Set The Controls For The Heart of Matty Cabbage House

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Piano, Loops, Vox, Various), Tony Bennett (Dr), Mark Oliver (Gtr, Vox), Simon Foster (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax), Cath Tyler (Viola, Vox), Rob Sadler (B).


Set The Controls For The Heart Of Matty Cabbage House.

SJI: Almanac 3.04 (April 2011)


Personnel:
g.w.lang.

SJI: Ashington Football Club. 29th April 2011.

The Not The Royal Wedding Festival.

Setlist:

01 - Kill 'Em All
02 - NickyNack Guest House
03 - Matty Cabbage House
04 - Eight For A Fiver
05 - Red Coo Coo
06 - Let's Wallow In Despair
07 - Sleep Not Sleep
08 - You Can't Make Somebody Love you

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax).

SJI: Almanac 3.03 (March 2011)


Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett, Simon Foster and Andrea Woodyer with Bing Bongo and TONY EASTLAKE.

SJI: Almanac 3.02 (February 2011)


Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett, Simon Foster and Andrea Woodyer with Bing Bongo.

SJI: Almanac 3.01 (January 2011)

For the third time around, SJI provide the soundtrack to the year.


Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett, Simon Foster and Andrea Woodyer with Bing Bongo.

* Balloons recorded live at the gwl birthday party, 12th November 2010.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

SJI: Ashington Football Club. 12th November 2010.

g.w.lang's birthday party.

Setlist:

01 - Down At The Tube Station At Midnight
02 - Paranoid
03 - Stairway To Heaven
04 - Eight For A Fiver
05 - Matty Cabbage House
06 - They're Mental, Them
07 - Northumbrian Psycho
08 - In My Life / Balloons*

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr).

*In My Life / Balloons released on Almanac 3.01.

SJI: Hepscott Park Pine Fest. 10th July 2010.


Setlist:
01 - Love Me Do
02 - Eight For A Fiver
03 - Let's Wallow In Despair
04 - Red Coo Coo
05 - American Sound
06 - Thin
07 - Matty Cabbage House
08 - What Use Is Love

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax), Dylan Thompson (Dr), Tony Eastlake (Tr), Will ? (Trombone).

SJI - PineFest - 05 - American Sounds by OfficerPupp

SJI - PineFest - 06 - Thin by OfficerPupp

SJI - PineFest - 07 - Matty Cabbage House by OfficerPupp

SJI - PineFest - 08 - What Use Is Love by OfficerPupp

The whole set is available here.

SJI: Shooters, Morpeth. 1st July 2010.


Setlist:
01 - I Love To Sing
02 - Eight For A Fiver
03 - Let's Wallow In Despair
04 - Red Coo Coo
05 - What Goes On
06 - Thin
07 - What Use Is Love
08 - Matty Cabbage House

g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox, Kb), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax), Tony Eastlake (Tr).

SJI: Three Horse Shoes, Cramlington. 5th June 2010.

Setlist:

01 - The Gregg's Sausage Roll (Is An Ashington Dummy)
02 - Eight For A Fiver
03 - Let's Wallow In Despair
04 - Red Coo Coo
05 - American Sound
06 - Thin
07 - What Use Is Love
08 - Matty Cabbage House

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox, Vuvuzela), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax), Tony Eastlake (Tr).


Thin:

Matty Cabbage House:


SJI: Bubbles, Ashington. 30th May 2010.

Setlist:

01 - Love Me Do
02 - Eight for A Fiver
03 - Let's Wallow In Despair
04 - Red Coo Coo
05 - Thin
06 - What Use Is Love
07 - Matty Cabbage House
08 - American Sound
09 - I Should Have Known Better

Personel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr).

SJI: Ashington Folk Club. 18th February 2010

Setlist:

Set 1:
01 - Young And Miserable
02 - I'm Funny That Way
03 - That Sick Rose
04 - The Volunteer Organist
05 - Toledo

Personnel:
g.w.lang

Set 2:
01 - The Gregg's Sausage Roll (Is An Ashington Dummy)
02 - Someone Took Bad
03 - Darkness Room
04 - The Needle Of Death
05 - Real Pure Wine

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Mark Oliver (Gtr, Vox)

SJI: Ashington Folk Club. 4th February 2010

Setlist:

01 - Young People, Fuck Off
02 - The Three Years I Was Gay

Personnel:
g.w.lang

SJ: Rugby Club, Ashington. 30th January 2010.



Setlist:
01 - Hoots Mon
02 - Eight For A Fiver
03 - Matty Cabbage House
04 - Let's Wallow In Despair
05 - Red coo Coo
06 - Thin
07 - American Sound
08 - Untitled Encore

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax).

SJI: Star and Shadow, Newcastle. 9th January 2010.

For this gig we braved three feet of snow to support Gary War at the Star and Shadow. This gig was notable for the never-performed-before-nor-since "Richard Carter Trilogy", and an extraordinary, extended freeform Matty Cabbage House.



Setlist:

01 - I Hate Richard Carter
02 - Richard Carter's Exploding Head
03 - Did I Mention That I Hate Richard Carter?
04 - Eight For A Fiver
05 - Old Fashioned Arms
06 - Matty Cabbage House

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox, Various), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr, Vox, Stylophone), Simon Foster (Gtr, Stylophone), Andrea Woodyer (Sax, Vox).

SJI - Star and Shadow - 08 - Matty Cabbage House



Review:
http://thenorthernline.com/2010/01/15/st-james-infirmary-at-the-star-and-shadow-jan-2010/

St. James Infirmary at the Star and Shadow jan 2010 by Tony
Heres a band that have the mark of years of effort and toil at the coal face of the business we call ‘show’, the stress and strain showing on creased brow and angst ridden faces, studied fashionistas, they look like they have walked off the set of ‘this years model‘ as they pose and sneer at the crowd.………….NOT!
Despite having gigged for the best part of 35yrs, Gary and the rest of the band act as if this is the first gig they ever did with a load of mates watching in the youth club, this is obviously still a fun thing for them to do! Starting the night with a walk around the (packed) venue handing out party poppers and whistles to complete strangers, its then not that clear whether the band have started or it’s a sound check/tune up…but then they riff gradually into a rant song about some poor fellow called Richard Carter, and with consecutive and increasingly insulting and aggressive (but very funny) songs they tear this poor bloke up. Who is he?? I don’t know but he had better stay away from SJI .It’s a so so refreshing change to see a band who genuinely get up to play with experimentation and abandon, pulling the audience into a spirit of fun and punk ethos, no worry whether the underpants are the right make and showing the correct amount of arse crack here, fashion doesn’t count for SJI now, and I suspect it never has.
‘Eight for a Fiver’ is a more northern (and punk) version of John Shuttleworth, a diatribe against the peasant culture of north east towns, or is a celebration? The band then show a bit more of their depth with a folkie blues song ’old fashioned arms’, maybe a bit slacker than it could have been, (they had put a poster up apologising for lack of practice!) but sung with real meaning and a nice change of pace.
Then its all over, a broken amp finishing proceedings, but no one leaves the stage and banter all round precedes Mr Lang wandering off, and then returning, like a lost care home resident, slowly starting at a ramshackle version of ‘Matty Cabbage House‘, various instruments gathering the pace and with a ‘road runner’ type feel the song rolls along picking up the crowd with it. 10 or is it 20 minutes later, its all over…..and I feel like I was part of it.

SJI: Almanac Review

Forgive them the Viz like title for their Christmas ditty and celebrate a whole year of free CDs that they have been sending out to their fans. I include myself in that. ST JAMES INFIRMARY are from that small northumbrian mining village called Ashington. And they have been going a long, long, time. I first came across them in about 1986/87 back in the Wansbeck Music Collective. They were led then, as they are now, by the irrespressible G W Lang (Gary to his friends). I actually got to see them a few times back then and still have some of the cassettes that they used to give away at gigs. Fast forward to 2009 and they have come back onto my radar. They have been giving away a CD each month for a year. Their ALMANAC began back in January and has just been completed with a special Christmas package. Almanac 2.10 and 2.11 popped through my letterbox with a special Christmas CD  entitled; Almanac 2.12 (Christmas) smells like fanny juice.


Almanac 2.10 contains their last set of new tunes for the year. All Dead Rock Stars is a superb opener but my favourite is the Byrds like Death Cars of the Rich and Famous. 2.11 is a DVD of their recent gig at the Cumberland Arms in Newcastle. If you can get passed Garys swearing, he puts rude kid to shame!!! He really should know better at his age!!! You will get a feel for their live experience. The best track, in my opinion, is the superb Matty Cabbage House which mixes the C86 shambling sound of the Pastels with the lyrics of  Half Man, Half Biscuit. Eight for a Fiver is a song in love with cheap carry-outs and the Fall. It can be found in studio version on Almanac 2.05. Red Coo Coo is also an old favourite from Almanac 2.01. The lyrics are superb and full of northern wit. Young People: F*** Off with its tales of invalid cars and home helps will have you in stitches. As well as the gig there is film of the soundcheck including a great version of Back to the Bar Stool. Finally their Christmas number. Not my cup of tea, but hey it all adds to the legend that is St James Infirmary. Check them out at www.myspace.com/thestjamesinfirmary. Get in touch and I am sure they will send you some stuff. Go see them live and don’t be offended by Garys swearing. As one of their many fans commented “Better than the new Flaming Lips LP”. Praise indeed.
By peter on January 4, 2010

From here:
http://thenorthernline.com/2010/01/04/st-james-infirmary-almanac-2009-christmas-smells-like-juice/

SJI: Almanac 2.10 - 2.12 (2009)

Last batch:
Almanac 2.10
Tracklist:
01 - All Dead Rock Stars
02 - Poor Fat Aaron James
03 - Running In The Corridors
04 - Death Cars Of The Rich And Famous

Personnel:
g.w.lang


Almanac 2.11
DVD of soundcheck and set - Cumberland Arms, 14.11.09




Almanac 2.12
Tracklist:
01 - (Christmas) Smells Like Fanny Juice

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver

SJI: Fell 'Em Doon, Ashington. 12th December 2009

Setlist:

01 - Merry Christmas One And All
02 - Young People, Get Stuffed
03 - Eight For A Fiver
04 - Let's Wallow In Despair
05 - Red Coo Coo
06 - Old Fashioned Arms
07 - Velvet Matty

g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr, Vox), Simon Foster (Gtr), Andrea Woodyer (Sax, Vox), Keith Thompson (Dr).

SJI: Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 14th November 2009.

Setlist:

01 - Young People, Fuck Off
02 - Matty Cabbage House (Teaser #1)
03 - Eight For A Fiver
04 - Let's Wallow In Despair
05 - Matty Cabbage House (Teaser #2)
06 - Red Coo Coo
07 - Back to The Barstool
08 - Matty Cabbage House
09 - Thin
10 - American Sound

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Kb, Vox) , Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr).

SJI: Almanac 2.07 - 2.09 (2009)

Third batch:

Almanac 2.07

Tracklist:
01 - ASBO
02 - Permission To Go
03 - If She Did It To Him
04 - Lumps
05 - Feel Alive
06 - Proper Clown Ginger
07 - An Extraordinary Rendition
08 - Like A Sunrise
09 - A Short Walk

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett, Emma SkinnyDipper



Almanac 2.08

Tracklist:
01 - Professor To Pet
02 - The Flirting Kind
03 - The Joy Of Sex


Almanac 2.09

Tracklist:
01 - AmericanSound
02 - Knife
03 - IndianSound


Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett, Simon Foster and Bing Bongo.

SJI: Firebug, Leicester. 25th July 2009.




Tracklist:
Unknown (Probably much the  same as Potland Farm).

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Bing Bongo (B).

Monday, 29 August 2011

SJI: Almanac 2.04 - 2.06 (2009)

Second batch:

Almanac 2.04

Tracklist:
01 - Bears (For Richey)
02 - Dwarf Builder
03 - Thin (Live at Potland Farm)
04 - See That My Cree Is Kept Clean
05 - Raga Metaphysique

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett, and Simon Foster with Bing Bongo




Almanac 2.05

Tracklist:
01 - Eight For A Fiver
02 - Post Al
03 - It's Up To You
04 - Subterranean Twilite
05 - Acht Fur Fumf Pfund

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver, Tony Bennett, Simon Foster and Bing Bongo.





Almanac 2.06

Tracklist:
01 -
02 - Single Sisters, Single Brothers
03 - Double Hyphened Divorcee
04 -
05 -
06 -
07 - Single Sisters, Single Brothers

(I've misplaced my cover of this, so details to follow).

SJI: Potland Farm Equestrian Centre, Longhirst. 11th April 2009.



Setlist:
01 - Eight For A Fiver
02 - Matty Cabbage House
03 - American Sound
04 - Red Coo Coo
05 - Let's Wallow In Despair
06 - Thin*
07 - What Use Is Love

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr).

*Thin appears on Almanac 2.04.






SJI: Almanac 2.01 - 2.03 (2009)


In 2009, g.w.lang produced the second Almanac series - a CDR a month (more or less) for the whole year.

I'll present them in batches for ease of viewing.



Almanac 2.01:

Tracklist:
01 - The Things You Did Wrong (Will Haunt You In The End)
02 - The Red Coo Coo
03 - Monsoon Time Again
04 - Sebastiane's Interrogation

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver & Tony Bennett with Simon Foster.




Almanac 2.02:

Tracklist:
01 - Redhouse Extension
02 - (Just Like) Dick Turpin
03 - It's A Blast
04 - Sister
05 - We Who Turn Our Backs On Sorrow

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver & Tony Bennett with Simon Foster & Bing Bongo





Almanac 2.03:

Tracklist:
01 - Adjunct
02 - Squirrels
03 - Dead Skin
04 - The Islets of Longerhan
05 - Little Spoon
06 - Real Pure Wine

Personnel:
g.w.lang, Mark Oliver & Tony Bennett.

All Almanacs recorded by Jimmy Buxton at Mario's Recording Services, Ashington.

SJI: Alzheimer - CDR (2008)




One track EP

Tracklist:
01 - Alzheimer: Symphony No.5 (38:00)

Personnel:
The Ensemble Of Saint James Infirmary. Conducted by J.T.Buxton.

SJI: Attrition - CDR (2008)




One track EP.

Tracklist:
01 - Attrition (39:15)

Personnel:
g.w.lang

SJI: The Loon Ascending (The Loon Descending) - CDR (2008).


One track EP.


Tracklist:
01 - The Loon Ascending (The Loon Descending) (14:15)

SJI; Star and Shadow, Newcastle. 27th September 2008.

SJI were asked to play as part of  the Slampt night - an evening celebrating the legendary Newcastle-based DIY label.



Setlist:
01 - The Three Years I Was Gay
02 - What Use Is Love?
03 - Adjunct
04 - Single Sisters Single Brothers

Personnel:
g.w.lang (Gtr, Vox), Tony Bennett (Dr), Bing Bongo (B), Mark Oliver (Ac Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr).

SJI: A Sound Is A Sound (LP, 2008)




The Homemade LoFi Psych blog posted an SJI album for free download back in 2008. This album consists of improvised Psychedelic/Krautrock pieces that we conjured up during rehersals for the Distraction Weekender Cluny gig.

Considering these are live-to-minidisc (with only one or two overdubs here and there) the sound quality is really good. I also think that the quality of the actual music is pretty good, considering it was all made up on the spot. So yes, there are bum notes and wayward ideas, but if you can see past them, there's a good deal to enjoy here.
Tracklist:
01 - A Sound Is A Sound
02 - Sun Sun Sun
03 - Three Cheers For Principal G.
04 - Benefit Bash For The Big Sur Fire Brigade
05 - It's A Blast
06 - The Tensing Curve
07 - Watch Out, You're Slipping Away
08 - Radical Adults Like Ice Cream Too
09 - Sumerdusk and Fallen
10 - Shankered

Get it for free from here:
St. James Infirmary - A Sound Is A Sound
The guy who runs the blog compiles Best-ofs, and he was kind enough to include one of our tracks (A Sound Is A Sound) on one of them:
V/A - New Kids On The Blog
Personnel:
g.w.lang (B, Vox, Loops, Misc), Tony Bennett (Dr), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr).

SJI: Cluny, Newcastle. 8th August 2008 (Distraction Weekender)




Setlist:
01 - The Gregg's Sausage Roll (Is An Ashington Dummy)
02 - Eight For A Fiver
03 - Mrs Gosforth Washing Machine
04 - As If We Give A Fuck
05 - Let's Wallow In Despair
06 - What Use Is Love
07 - Shankered

g.w.lang (B, Vox, Organ), Tony Bennett (Dr), Mark Oliver (Gtr), Simon Foster (Gtr).

Four tracks from this set were released on the EP "A Band Needs A Tuna Like A Fish Needs A Finger" (2008):