Happy New Year, everybody! Added new mp3 of the week "Mattress of
Wire" from Roddy's 1998 performance at LA2 in London. Added "Five Points From The North Star"
to the full discography listing. Updated the
FAQ section with additional information about Vinnie Riley (as
mentioned in "Salvation"). Updated the Tour News section to
freshen it up some. Don't get your hopes up too much... there's still nothing new
Added new mp3 of the week "Down the Dip" from Aztec Camera's
appearance in Chicago on November 28, 1987. Also added a never-released studio recording
of Roddy's newest song, "High Class Music". This exclusive .mp3 is available only at
KMS.com for a limited time and it's Roddy's way of saying thanks and Happy Christmas to all
the loyal supporters of his music around the world. Happy Holidays!
Added new mp3 of the week "Spanish Horses" from Roddy's appearance
on JBTV in Chicago from the summer of 1993.
Added new mp3 of the week "The Sea is Wide" from Roddy's July 1999
appearance on Billy Bragg's BBC1 radio show. Added "Lost Outside the Tunnel" to the
For Guitarists archive, thanks to Miguel Dguez. Added the
KillermontStreet.com screen saver for Windows.
Added new mp3 of the week "Oblivious" from Aztec Camera's 1983
appearance in Amsterdam.
Added new mp3 of the week "Vertigo" from Aztec Camera's appearance
at Manchester Palace on May 19, 1994.
Added new mp3 of the week "Sister Shadow" from Roddy's 1998
performance at LA2 in London on November 18, 2000. Also, the "Haywire" and "Sentimentally
Yours" tribute CDs are once again on sale.
Added new mp3 of the week "The Boy Wonders" from Aztec Camera's
1983 performance at Aston University in Birmingham, England.
Added new mp3 of the week "Reason for Living" from Roddy's
performance at LA in London on November 18, 1998.
Added new mp3 of the week "Somewhere in My Heart" from Roddy's
performance on 'Later: In the Round' with Neil Finn and Graham Gouldman.
Added new mp3 of the week "Still On Fire" from Aztec
Camera's 1988 performance in Manchester, England. Added my own essay called
KillermontStreet.com In Retrospect in commemoration of the
site's 5th Anniversary this week. Finally, the sale of tribute CDs will be
temporarily on-hold until mid-November when I return from vacation. In the meantime,
be sure to check out the new KillermontStreet.com t-shirt and coffee mug designs
available for purchase at
Added new mp3 of the week "We Could Send Letters" from Aztec
Camera's 1981 performance in Manchester, England.
Added Lev's piece, Reminiscences, to the Fan
Added new mp3 of the week "Pillar to Post" from Aztec Camera's
1993 performance in Manchester. Sorry the update was a day late!
Added new mp3 of the week "River of Brightness" from Roddy's
1998 performance at LA2 in London.
Added Danny Burkinshaw's essay entitled The
Roddy Frame Fan Experience. Added an updated version of the
Haywire guitar tabs, courtesy of Morgan Taylor. Added new
mp3 of the week "Killermont Street" from Aztec Camera's 1993
performance in Manchester.
And, just a casual mention... some of you may have noticed that many files on kms.com are
being downloaded from a rather obscure I.P. address. We plan to move the site over to a new
server which will provide us with additional (and much needed!) disk space and hopefully
result in faster downloads. Right now we're in between servers and both are being used to
host the site. It could take a while longer before everything is totally relocated,
but you should presently be experiencing better response on large file downloads from the
site. When all's said and done, the site's address will remain the same and this whole process
would otherwise go unnoticed. Hopefully!
Added new mp3 of the week "Mattress of Wire" from Aztec Camera's
1981 performance in Manchester.
Added new mp3 of the week "The North Star" from Roddy's 1998
performance at LA in London.
Added new mp3 of the week "The Bugle Sounds Again" from Aztec
Camera's 1983 performance in Amsterdam.
Added an updated version of "Back On Board" to the guitar chords
section. Many thanks to Marshall Boswell for his contribution and continued support! Also
added the "Recommend This Page to a Friend" feature which allows to e-mail an interesting
page (or every page, for that matter) of KillermontStreet.com to friends, family or even
Added a 1984 Article from Chartbeat magazine. Special thanks
to Kristin Pradlik for her generous contribution! Also added a
four-part audio interview about the "Knife"
album which originally aired on Radio 1 in 1984.
Added new mp3 of the week "Deep & Wide & Tall" from Aztec Camera's
1988 performance in Manchester.
Added Warren Stalley's article, "My Camera", to the Fan Essays
Added new mp3 of the week "Biba Nova" from Roddy's 1998 performance
at LA2 in London.
Added new mp3 of the week "Just Like the U.S.A." from Aztec Camera's
1988 performance in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Added all the old site's Revision History pages to the bottom of this section. If you care to
trace KillermontStreet.com's roots to the first day of its existence, this is the place to
do it. Added new mp3 of the week, "Down the Dip", which was
recorded live on Scottish radio in 1982. Updated the Frequently
Asked Questions section to include information about where to purchase Roddy Frame and
Aztec Camera CDs online.
After many overdue months, we've finally added a new search engine to the site. We've wanted
one since the first day that KillermontStreet.com went online but, until now, we've never
found one that did what we wanted ours to do. This one is actually hosted for free by a
service called Atomz.com and it's exactly
what we were... um, searching for. Also added the Roddy Frame
Electronic Press Kit video, courtesy of Jenniene Ashmore. Thanks, Jenniene!
Added new mp3 of the week "All I Need is Everything" from Aztec
Camera's 1987 performance in Chicago. Congratulations to our latest
Concentration competition winner, Adam Beardon,
who picks up an Oblivious guitar t-shirt. Next Sunday will be our last prize giveaway
for a while, but the top scorer for this week will pick up a 3' x 2' Dreamland poster.
Added full-length music video for "Working in a Goldmine" to the Video Archive. Special
thanks to Gary Woodhouse for lending us his WEA promo video so that we could complete the video collection!
Added new mp3 of the week "Walk Out to Winter" from Aztec Camera's
1983 performance in Amsterdam. Congratulations to our newest
Concentration competition winner, Geraldine McMillan,
who picks up a copy of the four song Birds CD2 single. This coming week's top scorer will win
an authentic Aztec Camera "Oblivious guitar" t-shirt.
Added new mp3 of the week "Phenomenal World" from Aztec Camera's
1995 performance at the Phoenix Festival in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. Congratulations to
our first Concentration competition winner Rich Cundill
who picks up a copy of the rare three-track "Reason for Living" promo cd single. This week's
top scorer will win a copy of the four song Birds CD2 single.
Launched the first kms.com prize giveaway for the week's top score in our
Concentration game. Next Sunday the winner will be
awarded a copy of the rare three-track
"Reason for Living" promo-only cd
(includes "Winter Haven High" and "Rainy Greys and Blues"). Added a two part audio interview
(conducted by Billy Bragg) to the Audio
Archive section. Also added new mp3 of the week "Dolphins"
from Roddy's 1999 acoustic performance at Babylon in Munich, Germany.
Added new mp3 of the week "Consolation Prize" from Aztec Camera's
1993 "Guitar and Piano Tour" performance at Bimbo's in San Francisco.
Added new mp3 of the week "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" from Aztec Camera's
1993 "Guitar and Piano Tour" performance in Minneapolis.
Added new mp3 of the week "Song for a Friend" from Aztec Camera's
1993 "Guitar and Piano Tour" performance at Bimbo's in San Francisco.
Added new mp3 of the week "Sun" from Aztec Camera's 1996
appearance in Tokyo, Japan on Roddy's birthday (January 29).
Added new mp3 of the week "Jump" from Roddy's February 1999
appearance in Munich, Germany.
Added new mp3 of the week "Black Lucia" from Roddy's July 1999
appearance on BBC1 Radio with Billy Bragg.
Added new mp3 of the week "Set the Killing Free" from Aztec
Camera's 1983 appearance at the Glasgow Pavillion.
Added new Image Galleries and mp3 of
the week "Lost Outside the Tunnel" from Aztec Camera's 1980 appearance at Doune Castle
Added new mp3 of the week, "Bigger Brighter Better" from the
first "North Star" tour gig on August 18, 1998 in London.
Added all songs performed at Aztec Anorak convention in mp3
Added Aztec Anorak photo and video gallery, guitar chords for
Stray and the new mp3 of
the week, "Orchid Girl", recorded live in 1983 in Amsterdam (thanks to Gary Woodhouse
for contributing the audio!).
Added new mp3 of the week, "Stray", recorded live
in 1999 in Munich. Also added a link to Daz'
Aztec Anorak convention photo gallery.
Added new mp3 of the week, "Pillar to Post", recorded live
in 1981 in Manchester.
Added new mp3 of the week, "Just Like Gold", recorded live
at the Glasgow Pavillion in 1983.
Added the Killermontstreet.com Upload Manager, which allows
site contributors to submit new content directly onto the server.
Added new mp3 of the week, "Pianos and Clocks", recorded live
for Chicago television show in 1993. Also added a new Fan Essay from
Albert Chincuanco in the
Added new mp3 of the week, "The Bugle Sounds Again", recorded
live at the Glasgow Barrowlands in 1983.
Added new mp3 of the week, "Let Your Love Decide" (by Stuart
Matthews and Ken McCormack), recorded live at the Aztec Anorak fan convention in London
on March 18th.
Added new Concentration Shockwave game (many thanks to
the brilliant programming efforts of Jeff at Distant Horizon!).
Added updated discography with full-size images of
each album sleeve (many thanks to Graham Mitchell and Don Webster for anorakian expertise and
scanned contributions!) Added new mp3 of the week, "The Crying Scene",
recorded in New York for U.S. television in September of 1990. Announced final opportunity to
register for Aztec Anorak, the first-ever international gathering of
Roddy Frame fans on March 18th in London. Added the ".mp3 of the week"
frequently asked questions for those who may have
experienced problems listening to our featured weekly audio clips.
Added new mp3 of the week, "The Back Door to Heaven", recorded
in 1983 at Aston University.
Added lyrics for unreleased b-sides
"The Thoughtless Kind" and
"Hungry Ghost Eyes".
Added new mp3 of the week, "Rainy Season", recorded
in London on November 18, 1998.
Added new mp3 of the week, "How Men Are", recorded
at Manchester Palace on May 19, 1994. We've also been chipping away at rebuilding
the Discography section. This updated version will be
the most detailed and accurate one ever assembled, complete with sleeve designs from
everything Aztec Camera and Roddy Frame have ever released. Stay tuned!
Added new mp3 of the week, "Lost Outside the Tunnel", recorded
in Chicago on November 28, 1987.
Added the lyrics for Roddy's newest song
"High Class Music".
Added November 12, 1999 recording of "Strings" as .mp3 of
the week! Also added the guitar tabs for
"Let Your Love Decide".
Happy Birthday, Mr. Frame! We wish you nothing but health and
happiness for many, many years to come.
Today marks the beginning of Killermontstreet.com! We were scheduled to
launch the site at 12pm Chicago time (6pm London time), but we opted to
delay the opening until we were 100% ready for our first guests. There'll
be lots of i's to dot and t's to cross in the next week or two and we are
aware of them. But in the meantime, if you happen to stumble upon something that
looks to be out of whack, please report the glitch
so that we can address the problem as soon as possible.
Now this is going to sound exactly like an acceptance speech, but there
are many people to acknowledge in the construction of Killermontstreet.com:
The words "thank you" just don't say enough to Stuart Matthews who
masterminded the whole re-design, spent literally hundreds of hours
on this project over the course of the past several months and put up
with my indecisiveness in the early stages. Thanks to Jennifer, my
"Reason for Living", for cheering me on all week long and listening
to all my bright ideas without rolling her eyes. Thanks to Squid for
her unmatched enthusiasm and for picking a winner when I began soliciting
ideas for a new domain name for the site. Thanks to Graham Mitchell
("the scan master") for his willingness to drop everything at any
given moment to send us some high quality photos from his
collection. Thanks to Daz for her encouragement and support along the way.
Thanks to all the folks who have contributed vast amounts of content to
this site since the early days, especially Rebecca Plumb, Roger Boge,
Sandy Manson, Rick Strang and far too many others to mention them all
by name. Without all your help, the site probably would have been a lot
less interesting to look at.
And, last but certainly not least, thanks to everyone who has made
frequent visits to the old AC/RF Home Page. Without that sort of
interest and support, we wouldn't be doing this.
Added the full-length video for Sun. Thanks very much to Chizuho
Hara for responding to my request so quickly!
Added video of Reason for Living (in its entirety!). Also added a
fantastic (and very long) new article that details Roddy's career.
Thanks go out to Graham Mitchell and Roger Boge for making all
As a related sidenote/plea... I'm still in search of the one missing
link for the AC/RF video collection. If anyone has either the full or
partial "Sun" video on tape, please contact me and we'll arrange
some sort of trade.
Added a short review of Roddy's gig at The Barbican in London,
as well as a brief update about the status of killermontstreet.com
to the Latest News section.
Added details of Roddy's one-off November gig in London to the
Latest News section.
Response to our second Aztec Camera/Roddy Frame tribute CD,
"Sentimentally Yours... from killermontstreet.com", has been
phenomenal! If you haven't done so already, order your copy
today by clicking on the banner above. You won't be
The second Aztec Camera/Roddy Frame fan tribute CD is now
shipping! Feel free to try before you buy. Preview the tracks
while you fill out a quick and easy order form. At $10 each,
they're a bargain! And they make great gifts, too. :)
Sorry for the lack of updates over the past month and a half. I've
spent the time away by traveling to Europe, proposing to my new
fiance, planning a wedding, producing the tribute CD and working
on a new design for KillermontStreet.com. Aside from that, I
haven't been doing much. :)
Lots of great things are on the horizon for the new web site.
Many new features, lots more interactive things to do, an online
store, a snazzy new look and, well, you'll just have to wait and
see. If you have any suggestions for things you'd like to see at
KillermontStreet.com, just drop me a line.
Added an audio preview page and a pre-order form for the new
Aztec Camera/Roddy Frame tribute CD, "Sentimentally Yours...
Added an article from yesterday's Independent about the Best Of
CD. Thanks again to Graham Mitchell for sending it over.
Added another nicely-written article about the upcoming Best Of
CD. Thanks go out to Graham Mitchell for transcribing and sending
the article over to me.
Added an article written a week after the release of The North
Star, though it talks mainly of Roddy's maturity as an artist rather
than the specifics of the new album. Thanks go out to Rob
Rimmer for sending the article over to me.
Added a new article about the Best Of CD and updated the latest
news section. Thanks go out to Graham Mitchell for providing the
Added a bit of news about the development of the new
Added two notes of interest to the Latest News section.
Created a new North Star section to the images page and ,
added three recent pictures there.
Added Real Audio of "Hungry Ghost Eyes", the planned b-side of
the "Sister Shadow" CD2-single. Thanks, Frank!
Updated the RF/AC Fan Tribute section to report on the current
status of the soon-to-be-released CD.
Gave The Latest News section its own page and have updated the
info there. BTW, please excuse the inconsistent look on the site...
I'm gradually updating the format as I go along, but it probably is a
lost cause until the switch-over to killermontstreet.com goes into
effect, where there'll be a complete re-design. ETA on that is
unknown, but will probably take place by the end of the summer.
Thanks go out to Stuart Matthews for the design of the new
Roddy-related banner ads that are randomly, er, strategically
placed on various pages throughout the site. Clicking on these
banners will take you directly to either the Roddy Frame or Aztec
Camera sections at cdnow.com. I buy tons of stuff from them...
it's safe, convenient, etc... and would recommend you try them
out if you haven't already.
Added a December 1998 article from Guitar Magazine.
It's only taken two weeks (ahem! sorry...), but finally the
trancripts from the live chat session with Roddy on May 1st have
been added... all twelve pages and 295k! They have been edited
a bit, but only in the sense that I've corrected as many obvious
typos as I could find and I've taken out several hundred smiley
faces. :) Hopefully soon we'll get to hook up with Roddy again,
but in the meantime please stop in the chat room anytime.
Weekend fan gatherings are becoming a common thing there,
which is a good thing, I think!
Added two rare bits of audio: a live recording of The Spirit Shows,
a never-released song from Roddy's 'Green Jacket Grey' demo
sessions, and The Thoughtless Kind, a John Cale cover and one of
the "Sister Shadow" b-sides.
In celebration of 'Chat with Roddy Day' (it sounded good
anyway), I've added two newer articles - a tour review from
November 1998 in Portsmouth (thanks to Rob Wrightman for
writing and contributing it) and one from The Independent from
October of 1998. I've had one report of the new Java news
tickers crashing Netscape. If anyone else is experiencing this,
please let me know and I'll remove it from the site.
Added two new audio files... a live version of "Birth of the True",
recorded in London at Dingwalls in August of 1998 and a live
cover version of Ian McCulloch's "Start Again", recorded in Madrid
in September of 1990. Also added the Java news ticker to the
front page and another one on the Chat page.
Added re-encoded audio of "Mattress of Wire" and new audio of
its Postcard b-side, "Lost Outside the Tunnel", to the Rare
Releases section of the Audio page.
Added re-encoded audio of "Just Like Gold" (much better sound
quality) and its Postcard b-side, "We Could Send Letters", to the
Rare Releases section of the Audio page. The Postcard versions
of "Mattress of Wire" (also re-encoded) and "Lost Outside the
Tunnel" will be added in the next 24 hours or so.
Added an acoustic version of "Bigger, Brighter, Better" to the
No new content today, but just a mention that all of the Real
Audio files have been moved to a new location -
killermontstreet.com - where the entire Home Page will be
relocated hopefully sometime this summer.
Finally finished up The North Star section with the addition of
"Autumn Flower" and "Sister Shadow". Added The North Star to
the Discography section... finally. Added Real Audio of Roddy with
The Waterboys playing Prince's "Purple Rain". Thanks to Sandy
Manson for providing the tape on that gem! Fixed up the Revision
Added "River of Brightness" and "Strings" to The North Star page.
Added "Back to the One", "The North Star" and "Here Comes the
Ocean" to The North Star page this morning.
Added "Hymn to Grace" and "Reason For Living" to The North Star
page. One of these days I'll get the rest of these lyrics
Added a North Star tour review from the November 25, 1998
issue of The Scotsman. Thanks to Graham Mitchell for snail
mailing the article to me. Also added an updated bit of information
to the News section.
Additions to The North Star page have temporarily been put on
the back burner so that we could bring you a Home Page
exclusive... the Roddy Frame Q&A Session! These are 50 actual
questions submitted by countless actual fans from the mailing list
and the Guestbook. Thanks everyone for your contributions and
special thanks to Roddy for taking the time to answer them all.
Made some minor adjustments to the Guestbook script and split
the 1997-98 entries into their own section. Also finally got around
to adding The North Star album page. Hey, and just in the nick of
time, too! My apologies for the delay in getting that posted. Look
for its completion with song lyrics by the end of this week.
Added direct links to cdnow.com on the front page where many
of Roddy's albums, including The North Star, can be purchased
online. Made some corrections to the Frequently Asked Questions
- changes include the meaning behind Frestonia and 'Jack-jones'
from "Just Like the USA. Added an audio clip of Roddy himself
defining "silent LD" during an August '98 gig. Finally... added five
Real Audio clips from Roddy's in-the-round performance with Neil
Finn of Crowded House and Graham Gouldman of 10cc. Many
thanks to Graham Mitchell for audio of this show!
Added an audio clip of Roddy talking to Neil Finn from their show
together on Later With Jules Holland from 1998. There'll be more
audio to come from this show in the next few days.
Some minor changes were made to items #5 and #18 of the FAQ.
Also added an announcement about a second AC/RF tribute CD in
Something new and something old today. Added an old NME
clipping from 1990 and a short Q&A piece from this month's Mojo
Magazine to the Articles section. Many thanks to Bronwyn Jones
for transcribing all that text and Graham Mitchell for scanning and
e-mailing the new article, as well as his continued support of this
Happy Birthday, Roddy!
Added a revised tab for Bigger, Brighter, Better. Thanks go out to
Richard Wood and David Marut for their help on that.
Added 13 confirmed shows to the new North Star Tour Dates
section and news about the next single's release in the
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1997 Revision History
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