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.

SPEEDING WITH THE STARLIGHT

Speeding with the Starlight by The Subterraineans.
EP: Demo

SPEEDING WITH THE STARLIGHT
It’s Tuesday tomorrow
In fact it’s Tuesday right now
We’ve been drinking all night
And it’s alright

Out on the road
Flashing on by
Speeding with the starlight

The moon’s softly waning
I’ve got a crystal ball in my head
I can see into the future
Don’t you forget what you said

Up on the mountain
Moon shining down
Speeding with the starlight

The dark night surrounds us
We’ve been thinking about getting high
As we dance to the music
We look up to the sky

Stars shooting
Their tails cross the void
Speeding with the starlight

It’s Tuesday tomorrow
In fact I don’t give a damn
Cos we’re speeding with the starlight
Til the end of time

Now I wonder
Were we ever here
Speeding with the starlight

Words and music by Graham Barbe.
Copyright ℗ 1985 Explicit Music.

Music and lyrics by Graham Barbe.
This arrangement by The Subterraineans.

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
Jerry Peirce – bass
Graham Barbe – drums, vocals

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 E minor.
* It was written by Graham on his old Arbiter electric guitar.
* We believe it was probably composed at 62 Victoria Street, Exeter in very late 1985, or at 4 Grosvenor Place, Exeter, in the summer or autumn of 1985.
* Other titles Graham composed around this time were Stone, Perfection of Being, Temptation and Mouse Art.
* Stone, Temptation and Mouse Art were all performed by the first incarnation of The Ug Brothers.
* When The Ug Brothers reformed in 1994, they resurrected Mouse Art.
* At least one of these songs – Temptation – was a lyrical collaboration with Yvonne Crone.
* We believe that Speeding with the Starlight was composed entirely by Graham.
* Due to the passage of time, we have no way of being able to confirm any of this.
* Speeding with the Starlight 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.
* 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 ℗ 1985 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/speeding-with-the-starlight
https://soundcloud.com/wud-records/subterraineans-speeding-with-the-starlight?in=wud-records/sets/the-subterraineans-demo
https://twitter.com/WudRecords
https://linktr.ee/wudrecords

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