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[Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers

LLOYD_Ian@canon.com.au LLOYD_Ian@canon.com.au
Wed, 3 Apr 2002 14:19:50 +1000


He actually plays in a band at Manly (Sydney) called The Wheelers along with Paul Wheeler (ex
Icehouse now drummer with the Spys)!
So there can't be too much bad blood!

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        The goss is that Bloxom headbutted him.

     I've met the spys a few times and Cuffe always seemed like a nice bloke although he was a bit
heavy and forceful on the christianity.

        Actually now that i think of it,i saw Mark Cuffe at one of the Oils gigs at the metro last

 ----- Original Message -----
 From: andrew pye
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 Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 6:57 AM
 Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers

 Cuff was chucked out of Spy V Spy for being a dick! Bad blood between him and Craig/Mike still
 exists, so much so that on the odd occasions they do actually play live now, they refuse to do
 anything off Fossil. I have seen his name pop up around the place doing solo gigs from time to
 time, but I couldn't even be sure it was the same guy. As for him as the singer for MO, hmmm, not
 sure about that to be honest. Or the other guys. I think for me Garrett is it and that's that!

 Anyone considered Rob stepping out from behind the drums and taking the on the role?! Then having a
 new drummer come in! Some one like, oh I don't know, ME!!!!!

 ----- Original Message -----
 From: Julian Shaw
 To: Laura Wolfe ; Powderworks
 Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 4:53 AM
 Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers

 OK yes I agree that Mick would work well. Here are a few others that I think would work even

 Mark Cuffe (Spies and also The Shock Poets - very good lyrics!) Anyone know what happened to him?

 Dave Gleeson from The Screaming Jets

 Craig Bloxom of Spy V Spy

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Laura Wolfe
  To: Powderworks
  Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 4:19 AM
  Subject: [Powderworks] Instant Karma & other covers + new singers

  Hey, Aussies, how about this for an off the wall choice to replace PG if he ever left Oil?
  Michael Thomas (Mick Thomas to most) of Weddings Parties Anything.  Don't just scoff; think about
  his broadly Australian accent, his love of Oil, his left-leaning politics, and his GREAT
  songwriting ability.  I could definitely hear him pulling off the more "strummy" material from
  "Diesel" and "Capricornia."  I would love to hear Mick play with the Oils in some fashion.  Maybe
  they could bring him and his band The Sure Thing along to open a US tour someday.  WPA never
  played the US, to my knowledge; one of my great musical disappointments is that I never got to see
  the great WPA.  If you're not familiar with them, order their double live CD, "They Were Better
  Live" from whammo; it's the ideal introduction.  I reckon they're the best unknown band ever.

  Bill Wolfe