We do love a poem, especially when its about the countryside, death and Winter...
There's a certain Slant of light
Winter Afternoons –
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes –
Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –
We can find no scar
But internal difference
Where the Meanings, are –
None may teach it – Any –
'Tis the Seal Despair –
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the Air –
When it comes, the Landscape listens –
Shadows – hold their breath –
'When it goes, tis like the Distance
On the look of Death –
Nice article and Rob looks good 🙂
“Mr Rix spoke fondly…”
The new Sea Cadets album 'Here Come The Sea Cadets' is released on January 4th 2019 on Rural Tension Records (ARTLP2)
Preorders - via this link - will not only receive the CD before Christmas but receive one of our new Bands FC inspired badges and pay no postage at all.
Think of all the people who would want one of these in their stockings 😉
Download copies of the album will contain 8 tracks,
1 Here Come The Sea Cadets
2 The Houses Of Diss
3 Hamsters Are Playing
4 Lost In Time
5 Gott Im Himmel (Not on the CD)
6 For Essex Calves A Pasture
7 Born By The Ouse
The album is downloadable from the usual places and streamable via Spotify, links updated as we have them
The CD version contains 4 bonus tracks
Back Cover and badge
Tracklist / CD Image - Scroll down the last few posts to hear/see some of the tracks.
Get down motherfunkers, the Sea Cadets have put on their Gold Lame suits and are strutting towards you
Our 2018 World Cup song is finally ready.
Here’s our 2020 Euros song nice and early……
'For Essex Calves a Pasture' is our new track, in it we protest about the Land Enclosures Act and call on the men of the Fens to rise up and prevent the toffs of Essex from taking our land. 17th Century Politics. Wooo !
Come, Brethren of the water, and let us all assemble,
To treat upon this matter, which makes us quake and tremble;
For we shall rue it, if''t be true, that Fens be undertaken
And where we feed in Fen and Reed, they'll feed both Beef and Bacon.
They'll sow both beans and oats, where never man yet thought it,
Where men did row in boats, ere undertakers brought it:
But, Ceres, thou, behold us now, let wild oats be their venture,
Oh let the frogs and miry bogs destroy where they do enter.
Behold the great design, which they do now determine,
Will make our bodies pine, a prey to crows and vermine:
For they do mean all Fens to drain, and waters overmaster,
All will be dry, and we must die, 'cause Essex calves want pasture.
Away with boats and rudder, farewell both boots and skatches,
No need of one nor th'other, men now make better matches;
Stilt-makers all and tanners, shall complain of this disaster,
For they will make each muddy lake for Essex calves a pasture.
The feather'd fowls have wings, to fly to to other nations;
But we have no such things, to help our transportations;
We must give place (oh grievous case) to horned beasts and cattle,
Except that we can all agree to drive them out by battle.
In 1984, Catman Boogie records put together a Compilation LP of South East Essex bands which was to be recorded at Indigo Blue Studios, in Boreham, nr Chelmsford, Essex.
Obviously, coming from West Norfolk, the Sea Cadets had to be involved !
If you are a member of one of the other bands included on the LP we'd love to link to your page/music.
The Sea Cadets were originally formed in 1980 when the Exploding Hamsters imploded.
Demo recordings and a single gig preceded a 30 year hiatus when Gary was sent into Exile (Essex)
New recording in 2014 led to BBC 6Music plays followed by a single (Chameleon) and Album (Sail Away) which sold in almost negative numbers but proved Spotify favourites in Scandinavia and the USA.
Singles in 2016 and 2018 led to more airplay on BBC 6Music and Radio Norfolk Introducing (cool, considering we are both over 200 years old) and led to an appearance on the 2017 Emotional Response Christmas Compilation CD.
An EP is planned for Autumn 2018.