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A story of life on the road with Spiral Tribe between 1993 and 2000,
accompanied by the music I made at the time.

About the Spiral Years

The spiral studio was in a showman’s trailer stocked with the latest music making equipment of its time, pulled by an old UNIC truck that the crew had fallen in love with in France .
Later on I developed my own studio setup which lived at first in a box trailer and later in our Scania, in which we trekked around Europe with our family, the studio and Jeckle the dog.

Making music on the road wasn’t always easy as we relied on generator power. Powered by diesel which we syphoned it ran mostly in the evening to make advantage of electric lighting and only when we were parked in a suitable place. This suited me, as I often had to wait until my baby boy was sound asleep, with his father or one of the other girls who travelled with the tribe before I could start work.

Together with the music I made at the time, I‘ll recount a little about life in the studio and on the road with what was probably the best underground mobile sound system in the world.

The Spiral Years is dedicated to Michael McGarvie, Meltdown Mickey, Reno Exprèssillon and all my tribal brothers and sisters….

Michael my father, whos love of history and belief in the importance of accurately recording the past has motivated me to create the Spiral Years.
Mickey my partner on the road without whose excellent skills as a father and provider of mobile studios none of this would have been possible and Reno, a great friend who was taken from us too soon. Also thanks to Yann Sycomor for his excellent webmastery and Shane at Finyl Tweek for all mastering except for PM11 by Lukes Anger.

All tracks have been remastered and are available to buy in 16bit wav or 320kpbs mp3.
You can listen and read about them on their STORY pages.

ImageNamePriceListenBuy
SP23 01 - Gremlins
SP23 01 - Gremlins1,001,50Story
Catspit - A1 Ad Enuff
Catspit - A1 Ad Enuff1,001,50

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Catspit - A2 Catspit 1
Catspit - A2 Catspit 11,001,50

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Catspit - B1 Catspit 2
Catspit - B1 Catspit 21,001,50

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Catspit - B2 Largecore
Catspit - B2 Largecore1,001,50

Story

Acid Cheese 1 - A1
Acid Cheese 1 - A11,001,50

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Acid Cheese 1 - A2
Acid Cheese 1 - A21,001,50

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Acid Cheese 1 - B1
Acid Cheese 1 - B11,001,50

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Acid Cheese 1 - B2
Acid Cheese 1 - B21,001,50

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Acid Cheese 3 - A1
Acid Cheese 3 - A11,001,50

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Acid Cheese 3 - B1
Acid Cheese 3 - B11,001,50

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Acid Cheese 3 - B2
Acid Cheese 3 - B21,001,50

Story

Blue Spiral - NTW 23-23/3 - Ixindamix
Blue Spiral - NTW 23-23/3 - Ixindamix1,001,50

Story

Sequencer Fucked Up - A1
Sequencer Fucked Up - A11,001,50

Story

Sequencer Fucked Up - B1 : Please Open Your Eyes
Sequencer Fucked Up - B1 : Please Open Your Eyes1,001,50

Story

Sequencer Fucked Up - B2 : Setubalsim
Sequencer Fucked Up - B2 : Setubalsim1,001,50

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DJ Rubbish - A1 : Store Tooth
DJ Rubbish - A1 : Store Tooth1,001,50

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DJ Rubbish - A2 : The Theme From DJ Rubbish
DJ Rubbish - A2 : The Theme From DJ Rubbish1,001,50

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DJ Rubbish - B1 : Live at Torre del Lago
DJ Rubbish - B1 : Live at Torre del Lago1,001,50

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DJ Rubbish - B2 : Recycled Rubbish
DJ Rubbish - B2 : Recycled Rubbish1,001,50

Story

PM11 - A1 : If you think techno is dead
PM11 - A1 : If you think techno is dead1,001,50

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PM11 - B1 : The house of Scouse
PM11 - B1 : The house of Scouse1,001,50

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PM11 - B2 : Top Possee On
PM11 - B2 : Top Possee On1,001,50

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Dynamix - A1 : Bleeps
Dynamix - A1 : Bleeps1,001,50

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Dynamix - A2 : Jagged Acid
Dynamix - A2 : Jagged Acid1,001,50

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Dynamix - B2 : 5 4 3 2 1
Dynamix - B2 : 5 4 3 2 11,001,50

Story

Skatekat - A1
Skatekat - A11,001,50

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Skatekat - A2 : Hard Night
Skatekat - A2 : Hard Night1,001,50

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Skatekat - B1 : Bring Back the Big Cheese
Skatekat - B1 : Bring Back the Big Cheese1,001,50

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Skatekat - B2 : The Source of Thech
Skatekat - B2 : The Source of Thech1,001,50

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The Physchedelic Sound Labz - A1
The Physchedelic Sound Labz - A11,001,50

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The Physchedelic Sound Labz - B1 : Terminal 23
The Physchedelic Sound Labz - B1 : Terminal 231,001,50

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The Physchedelic Sound Labz - B2 : Check Dis Out
The Physchedelic Sound Labz - B2 : Check Dis Out1,001,50

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