Explicit Music is the publishing company that deals with Wud Records and all of the bands that come under the Wud Records label. Explicit Music is headquartered in Exeter, England.

GET ON THE ROAD

Get on the Road by The Subterraineans.
EP: Demo

GET ON THE ROAD
We gotta take every step that we can
Just to get out of this place
Don’t get me wrong
You ain’t done nothing bad
And I still like the look of your face
This place is just a back water
Lost somewhere in time
There’s so much that we need to do
Before we can be satisfied

Something is going on around here
But it really isn’t that much
It makes us afraid
It’s a big step to take
And we really will miss your touch
We just gotta get on the road
And travel far and wide
See it all for ourselves
And see what we can find

Words and music by George Davies.
Copyright ℗ 1986 Explicit Music.

Music and lyrics by George Davies.

Recorded, mixed and produced by George Davies at 31 Cowick Lane, Exeter, 1986.
Remastered at Wud Records Studios 2023.

Originally released 7th January 1987.

Performers:
Dean Trotter – vocals
George Davies – guitars, vocals
Jerry Peirce – bass
Graham Barbe – drums

Cover Art:
The cover painting is by an unknown artist. We have no idea what the painting is called or who it is by and would love to know. If you happen to know details so we can credit the artist for his or her awesome creation, please tell us!

The painting itself came from a street market in York in around 1984 and was given to Wud Records as a gift. They have always loved it. It seems to represent the spirit of Wud somehow, as they venture forth carrying their musical flag through the underworld, leaving a trail of music on the journey.

Fun Facts:
* This song is in the key of A minor.
* It was composed on 13th December 1986 from approximately 6:15 to 6:40pm, according to the original lyric document.
* That would mean it was very fresh and new at the time of this recording.
* The clean guitar is played with a capo on the fifth fret.
* The dirty guitar is played without a capo.
* Get on the Road was recorded using a Tascam 244 portastudio.
* A pair of Aria mics were used to record everything – an AM 60D and an AM 20D.
* For more info about these two mics, click here: http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/aria-professional-microphones/5925
* The song was mixed to cassette on a Realistic SCT-60 twin cassette recorder.
* The serial number for the cassette machine is 05200319.
* Due to many years of cassette deterioration, the quality of this recording is not great.
* We have managed to improve a little on what remained.
* Get on the Road lived on as a Rough Terrain song after The Subterraineans disbanded.
* This EP was first released on 7th January 1987.
* Cassette salvage and digitisation performed 2008.
* Audio remastered at Wud Records Studios 2023.
* Graphics by Sam James and Blueprint Studios.

Copyright ℗ 1986 Explicit Music.
Copyright © 1987 Wud Records.

Sadly…

Dean took his own life by suicide at the Clifton suspension bridge, Bristol, in 1994. He was just 29 years old.

Dean had no help at all from the uk medical profession or social services for his mental health, addiction and homelessness. If he had had some professional help he would surely still be here with us today.

All proceeds from sales of this album beyond 1 Euro will be donated to The Samaritans, who try to help prevent people jumping from that notorious bridge in Bristol. Don’t jump – things may not look so bleak tomorrow.

In Short and Sweet, Dean sings “Give me life” – we hope by keeping his songs in the public domain we are able to do that, just a little.

Rest in peace, Dean.

See also:
https://www.wudrecords.co.uk/artists/the-subterraineans/
https://www.wudrecords.co.uk/artists/the-subterraineans/demo/
https://wudrecords.bandcamp.com/track/get-on-the-road
https://soundcloud.com/wud-records/subterraineans-get-on-the-road?in=wud-records/sets/the-subterraineans-demo
https://twitter.com/WudRecords
https://linktr.ee/wudrecords

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