C IS FOR CHICKEN LIPS (PT2)

Some recent breaks and funk stuff from Chicken Lips.

 

From a 2001 interview:

 

Q. Chicken Lips are? A. Me – Andy Meecham and Dean Meredith

 

Q. A brief summary of your careers to date, please. Blimey. Really?
(Luckily Kingsize’s Richard is at hand to fill in the dots…
“Chicken Lips are Andy & Dean also known as Sir Drew and Psychedelia Smith.Together they’re also Bizarre Inc having recorded for Vinyl Solution in the early nineties.Production wise so far they have had four singles as Chicken Lips, ‘Shoe Beast’, ‘Git Back/Master Jammin’, ‘The Big Legs EP’ and ‘Jerk Chicken’, the single that accompanied their debut album , ‘Echoman’. They have recently completed remixes for Nigo, Bentley Rhythm Ace and Utah Saints and are currently working on remixes for Idjut Boys, Glen Gunner, Kontraband, Organic Audio & Suns of Arqa”)

 

Q. Why Chicken Lips?A. Why not. Sorry if that’s too brief? Ask Roger Johns if you can find him. It’s what happens to your mouth when you combine Jamesons and too many fat ones.

 

Q. What music particularly inspired you growing up? A. From a young age, I was brought up to the sounds of Motown, Soul and Funk off me Ma. Charlie Rich, Brook Benton, John Holt from me Dad. Sound FX tapes when my Dad’s Brother used to come round and illustrate what happened when you combined the sound of a flushing toilet with an aeroplane through his new large Stereo Speakers (really).

 

Q. How and when did you start making music?A. Andy; Bedroom, 6 years old. 1 Bush Record Player, 1 Phillips mono cassette recorder and me ma’s records. Front room, 8 years old. Me Uncle Bill lent my Dad an electric guitar and a Vox piano (fantastic). 12 years old, pause Button mix tapes. School, 14 years old. Saved up for a Tandy DJ Mixer, Sony and a Dual 506 turntable, both with pitch controls!! Bought me first Yamaha Synth. Became arch mix tape rivals with Dean Meredith or Slick D as he was then known, in the year below. I was Sir Drew. Though he had a B boy crew and I didn’t. Bedsit land, 17 years old, Bought a Boss drum machine and a Roland Juno Six Synth and formed a rock/ new wave band with Chris Peat (Altern 8) and my cousin Vin as well as greasy haired lead guitarist called Andy who smoked 20 Benson & Hedges in an afternoon. Blue Chip Records/Recording Studios, 19 -20 years old, blagged (seriously don’t know how we got away with it blag) a job as an engineer/key board player with Chris Peat. Spoke to Arch Rival Dean Meredith for the first time who was in there recording a track. The rest is history.
Chicken Lips – Sweet Cow (Lindstrom Remix)
Chicken Lips – Do It Proper (Justin Robertson Remix)
Chicken Lips – Do It Proper (Maurice Fulton Rmx)
Chicken Lips website

~ by acidted on September 26, 2008.

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