REPOST: T IS FOR THE TWO LONE SWORDSMEN

From December 2009:

Some more remixes by Weatherall and Tenniswood as Two Lone Swordsmen. Today, SuperDiscount, Primal Scream and I Am Kloot get the krautrock sound, with SuperDiscount easily coming off best.

From RA:

You weren’t getting into current things, by going to see a gig or hearing a band on the radio or seeing something on telly.

“No. And it wasn’t just the music either. It was the whole package, the whole pop package. It was the look, you know, it was kind of… I don’t know if you can think about glamour when you’re eleven or twelve years old, but I kind of did. To me, the music and the fashion, the music and the clothes were always together. Lots of bands I didn’t like – whose music I didn’t mind but the way they looked was rubbish – I kind of dismissed them. (laughs) Call me shallow, but it was just that introduction at an early age to the combination of music and clothes being able to shock people, especially with punk rock. In sort of lower-middle class suburbia, it really was like someone had let the devil out of the box, and the whole of civilization was gonna come crashing down. But to me, it was just great, short songs about girls, drugs, and hating everything like you do when you’re twelve, thirteen, fourteen. And that’s always been the package I’ve looked for in any sort of music.”

What were your very first projects? When did music stop being a hobby and start being a career, a full time occupation?

“Well, I never got to that point. It still strikes me as a hobby, I still feel like I’m the luckiest person around. I had knowledge, but I was also…in the early years I always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. And I know you can’t make a career on that, you gotta have something to back it up. But when I started, it’s different than it is now. Since I started buying records I would always kind of… corral people, like ‘come round and listen to this new track’. To me, DJing in a big club always has been just an extension of that, just wanting to play music and seeing that look on someone’s face, and sharing that enjoyment of hearing something for the first time that you had when you first got that record, even if it’s only three people in a bedroom. When I first started DJing it was the classic bag of records ‘round a friend’s house…then when I started playing at Shoom I still had a plastic record case out of Woolworths, which fell apart one evening at one of their outside gigs. It was only over the last five years that I considered myself a DJ, ‘cos when I first started, I just played records. I never saw it as a career, because I dunno… I thought of it as a job, but I never thought of it as a career. When you start thinking career, you start thinking ‘game plans’, and ‘I’ve gotta be at a certain stage’, and ‘oh, why am I still doing this’ if, you know, ‘my career should be here’. I’ve never thought of it as a career.”

SuperDiscount – Le Patron Est Devenu Fou! (Two Lone Swordsmen Dub Mix)  

I Am Kloot – Gods and Monsters (Two Lone Swordsmen Fuzztrumental Mix)  

Primal Scream – Kill All Hippies (Two Lone Swordsmen #2)   

 Two Lone Swordsmen – Hope We Never Surface (Ghettonet Edit)

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~ by acidted on April 25, 2012.

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