History Music / Cardiacs

27th Sep '14 6:53:49 AM Patachou
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** During Gloomy News Colvin Mayers would often play a short part of Enter the Gladiators riff. Colvin appears to like Shout Outs since Rock Around the Clock (itself being a pun on the Bill Haley song) was often introduced as "Real Rock and Roll!"
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** During Gloomy News Colvin Mayers would often play a short part of Enter the Gladiators ''Enter the Gladiators'' riff. Colvin appears to like Shout Outs ShoutOut since Rock ''Rock Around the Clock Clock'' (itself being a pun on the Bill Haley Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets song) was often introduced as "Real Rock and Roll!"
20th Sep '13 1:36:21 PM porschelemans
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* NotChristianRock: Tim Smith has stated that the album 'Sing To God' is in no way a religious work, despite references to Jesus in the song 'Fiery Gun Hand'.
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* NotChristianRock: Tim Smith has stated that the album 'Sing To God' is in no way a religious work, despite references to the word Jesus being clearly audible in amongst the lyrics of the song 'Fiery Gun Hand'.
20th Sep '13 1:35:28 PM porschelemans
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* NotChristianRock: Tim Smith has stated that the album 'Sing To God' is in no way a religious work, despite references to Jesus in the song 'Fiery Gun Hand'.
7th Sep '13 5:30:55 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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[[caption-width-right:350:L-R: Timmy, Bill, Sarah, JIM, Dom. At the back; Tim Q]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:L-R: Timmy, Bill, Sarah, JIM, Dom. [[PsychopathicManchild Timmy]], [[CloudCuckoolander Bill]], [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Sarah]], [[TheEeyore JIM]], [[ButtMonkey Dom]]. At the back; [[SixthRanger Tim Q]]Q]] ]]
8th Feb '13 6:20:23 AM zargasheth
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* Bob Leith
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* Bob Leith Leith: Drums
24th Jan '13 7:10:42 AM zargasheth
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The lineup went through a series of changes, but through all of it Tim and Jim Smith remained. In 2008, Tim Smith had a [[AuthorExistenceFailure stroke]] and [[HarsherInHindsight cardiac arrest]], leaving the band without a frontman. He's still around, but may never recover.
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The lineup went through a series of changes, but through all of it Tim and Jim Smith remained. \n In 2008, Tim Smith had a [[AuthorExistenceFailure stroke]] and [[HarsherInHindsight cardiac arrest]], leaving the band without a frontman. He's still around, but may never recover.
24th Jan '13 7:09:24 AM zargasheth
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Cardiacs are that perfect band you've been looking for all your life but couldn't find because they're so damn obscure. Frontman Tim Smith is pretty much the only songwriter of the band. However, older brother Jim Smith is as much of a key character as Tim, bassist, batter-head, bully-bait, he's been "there" since Tim was a baby. Then there's Sarah, Tim's sister, saxophonist, pre-Seaside synth player, skirt wearer supreme, she's been "there" too. The "Classic 6-Piece" * Tim Smith: Vox, Guitar,
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Cardiacs are that perfect band you've been looking for all your life but couldn't find because they're so damn obscure. Frontman Tim Smith is pretty much the only songwriter of the band. However, older brother Jim Smith is as much of a key character as Tim, bassist, batter-head, bully-bait, he's been "there" since Tim was a baby. Then there's Sarah, Tim's sister, wife, saxophonist, pre-Seaside synth player, skirt wearer supreme, she's been "there" too. The "Classic 6-Piece" lineup went through a series of changes, but through all of it Tim and Jim Smith remained. In 2008, Tim Smith had a [[AuthorExistenceFailure stroke]] and [[HarsherInHindsight cardiac arrest]], leaving the band without a frontman. He's still around, but may never recover. The Cardiac Arrest Lineup * Mick Pugh: Vox * Tim Smith: Vox, Guitar,Guitar

Cardiacs are that perfect band you've been looking for all your life but couldn't find because they're so damn obscure. Frontman Tim Smith is pretty much the only songwriter of the band. However, older brother Jim Smith is as much of a key character as Tim, bassist, batter-head, bully-bait, he's been "there" since Tim was a baby. Then there's Sarah, Tim's sister, saxophonist, pre-Seaside synth player, skirt wearer supreme, she's been "there" too. * Colvin Mayers: Keyboards * Peter Tagg: Drums The "Classic 6-Piece" * Tim Smith: Vox, Guitar,Guitar, * Jim Smith: Bass

The Cardiac Arrest Lineup * Mick Pugh: Vox * Tim Smith: Guitar
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The Cardiac Arrest Lineup * Mick Pugh: Vox "Power Quartet" Lineup * Tim Smith: Vox, Guitar * Jon Poole: Guitar

* Colvin Mayers: Keyboards * Peter Tagg: Drums
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* Colvin Mayers: Keyboards * Peter Tagg: Drums Bob Leith
30th Nov '12 3:02:17 PM Oreochan
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It Got Worse cleanup.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome. Most of Cardiacs' early material (As Cardiac Arrest) was either not recorded or recorded poorly (and [[ItGotWorse to make matters worse]] only released once and in ''extremely'' limited quantities).
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome. Most of Cardiacs' early material (As Cardiac Arrest) was either not recorded or recorded poorly (and [[ItGotWorse to make matters worse]] worse only released once and in ''extremely'' limited quantities).
29th Nov '12 2:53:17 PM TheAmazingShay
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* ArtistExistenceFailure. Tim Smith suffered a stroke on the night of a Music/MyBloodyValentine gig. ItGotWorse, Tim had a further stroke and Cardiac Arrest and is thus unable to even talk, let alone perform.
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* ArtistExistenceFailure. Tim Smith suffered a stroke on the night of a Music/MyBloodyValentine gig. ItGotWorse, Tim then [[FromBadToWorse had a further stroke and Cardiac Arrest and is thus unable to even talk, let alone perform.perform]].
21st Oct '12 11:00:35 AM Oreochan
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* AdultChild. Tim Smith [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]] and would often be really immature on stage and make commentary that someone 20 years his junior would have felt uncomfortable.

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* AdultChild.ManChild. Tim Smith [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]] and would often be really immature on stage and make commentary that someone 20 years his junior would have felt uncomfortable.
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