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Revision History


2000

December 31:
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 to report.

December 24:
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!

December 17:
Added new mp3 of the week "Spanish Horses" from Roddy's appearance on JBTV in Chicago from the summer of 1993.

December 10:
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.

December 3:
Added new mp3 of the week "Oblivious" from Aztec Camera's 1983 appearance in Amsterdam.

November 26:
Added new mp3 of the week "Vertigo" from Aztec Camera's appearance at Manchester Palace on May 19, 1994.

November 19:
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.

November 12:
Added new mp3 of the week "The Boy Wonders" from Aztec Camera's 1983 performance at Aston University in Birmingham, England.

November 5:
Added new mp3 of the week "Reason for Living" from Roddy's performance at LA in London on November 18, 1998.

October 29:
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.

October 22:
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 CafePress.com.

October 16:
Added new mp3 of the week "We Could Send Letters" from Aztec Camera's 1981 performance in Manchester, England.

October 10:
Added Lev's piece, Reminiscences, to the Fan Essays section.

October 9:
Added new mp3 of the week "Pillar to Post" from Aztec Camera's 1993 performance in Manchester. Sorry the update was a day late!

October 1:
Added new mp3 of the week "River of Brightness" from Roddy's 1998 performance at LA2 in London.

September 24:
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!

September 17:
Added new mp3 of the week "Mattress of Wire" from Aztec Camera's 1981 performance in Manchester.

September 10:
Added new mp3 of the week "The North Star" from Roddy's 1998 performance at LA in London.

September 3:
Added new mp3 of the week "The Bugle Sounds Again" from Aztec Camera's 1983 performance in Amsterdam.

September 2:
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 yourself.

September 1:
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.

August 27:
Added new mp3 of the week "Deep & Wide & Tall" from Aztec Camera's 1988 performance in Manchester.

August 21:
Added Warren Stalley's article, "My Camera", to the Fan Essays section.

August 20:
Added new mp3 of the week "Biba Nova" from Roddy's 1998 performance at LA2 in London.

August 13:
Added new mp3 of the week "Just Like the U.S.A." from Aztec Camera's 1988 performance in Edinburgh, Scotland.

August 6:
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.

August 5:
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!

July 30:
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.

July 26:
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!

July 23:
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.

July 16:
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.

July 9:
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.

July 2:
Added new mp3 of the week "Consolation Prize" from Aztec Camera's 1993 "Guitar and Piano Tour" performance at Bimbo's in San Francisco.

June 25:
Added new mp3 of the week "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" from Aztec Camera's 1993 "Guitar and Piano Tour" performance in Minneapolis.

June 18:
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.

June 11:
Added new mp3 of the week "Sun" from Aztec Camera's 1996 appearance in Tokyo, Japan on Roddy's birthday (January 29).

June 4:
Added new mp3 of the week "Jump" from Roddy's February 1999 appearance in Munich, Germany.

May 28:
Added new mp3 of the week "Black Lucia" from Roddy's July 1999 appearance on BBC1 Radio with Billy Bragg.

May 21:
Added new mp3 of the week "Set the Killing Free" from Aztec Camera's 1983 appearance at the Glasgow Pavillion.

May 14:
Added new Image Galleries and mp3 of the week "Lost Outside the Tunnel" from Aztec Camera's 1980 appearance at Doune Castle in Scotland.

May 7:
Added new mp3 of the week, "Bigger Brighter Better" from the first "North Star" tour gig on August 18, 1998 in London.

May 6:
Added all songs performed at Aztec Anorak convention in mp3 format.

April 30:
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!).

April 23:
Added new mp3 of the week, "Stray", recorded live in 1999 in Munich. Also added a link to Daz' Aztec Anorak convention photo gallery.

April 16:
Added new mp3 of the week, "Pillar to Post", recorded live in 1981 in Manchester.

April 9:
Added new mp3 of the week, "Just Like Gold", recorded live at the Glasgow Pavillion in 1983.

April 8:
Added the Killermontstreet.com Upload Manager, which allows site contributors to submit new content directly onto the server.

April 2:
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 Phillipines.

March 26:
Added new mp3 of the week, "The Bugle Sounds Again", recorded live at the Glasgow Barrowlands in 1983.

March 21:
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.

March 12:
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.

March 5:
Added new mp3 of the week, "The Back Door to Heaven", recorded in 1983 at Aston University.

March 4:
Added lyrics for unreleased b-sides "The Thoughtless Kind" and "Hungry Ghost Eyes".

February 27:
Added new mp3 of the week, "Rainy Season", recorded in London on November 18, 1998.

February 20:
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!

February 13:
Added new mp3 of the week, "Lost Outside the Tunnel", recorded in Chicago on November 28, 1987.

February 7:
Added the lyrics for Roddy's newest song "High Class Music".

February 6:
Added November 12, 1999 recording of "Strings" as .mp3 of the week! Also added the guitar tabs for "Let Your Love Decide".

January 29:
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.

-Michael


1999

December 12:
Added the full-length video for Sun. Thanks very much to Chizuho Hara for responding to my request so quickly!

December 1:
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 that possible. 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.

November 21:
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.

October 14:
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 disappointed!

October 1:
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.

August 14:
Added an audio preview page and a pre-order form for the new Aztec Camera/Roddy Frame tribute CD, "Sentimentally Yours... from killermontstreet.com".

July 29:
Added an article from yesterday's Independent about the Best Of CD. Thanks again to Graham Mitchell for sending it over.

July 19:
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.

July 18:
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.

July 12:
Added a new article about the Best Of CD and updated the latest news section. Thanks go out to Graham Mitchell for providing the article.

June 25:
Added a bit of news about the development of the new killermontstreet.com site.

June 21:
Added two notes of interest to the Latest News section.

June 19:
Created a new North Star section to the images page and , added three recent pictures there.

June 11:
Added Real Audio of "Hungry Ghost Eyes", the planned b-side of the "Sister Shadow" CD2-single. Thanks, Frank!

June 2:
Updated the RF/AC Fan Tribute section to report on the current status of the soon-to-be-released CD.

May 26:
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.

May 22:
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.

May 18:
Added a December 1998 article from Guitar Magazine.

May 15:
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!

May 2:
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.

May 1:
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.

April 30:
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.

April 15:
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.

April 14:
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.

April 12:
Added an acoustic version of "Bigger, Brighter, Better" to the Audio section.

April 2:
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.

March 27:
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 History page.

March 26:
Added "River of Brightness" and "Strings" to The North Star page.

March 25:
Added "Back to the One", "The North Star" and "Here Comes the Ocean" to The North Star page this morning.

March 24:
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 transcribed. :)

March 23:
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.

March 17:
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.

March 8:
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.

March 6:
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!

March 3:
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.

February 26:
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 the works.

February 24:
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 here site!

January 29:
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.

January 21:
Added 13 confirmed shows to the new North Star Tour Dates section and news about the next single's release in the Information section.

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