FLIERS AND TICKET STUBS
And here's the stuff I found on the web:
Compulsion grew out of a Dublin neo-punk
band called Thee Amazing Colossal Men. Singer Josephmary, guitarist Garrett
Lee, and bassist Sid Rainey had a deal with Virgin that resulted in their
winning a lawsuit against the label, after which they regrouped as Compulsion
in London with Dutch drummer Jan-Willem Alkema. The group went on welfare
while honing its songwriting skills, releasing three EPs and a minor hit
single, "Mall Monarchy." Their sound combines punk volume and
aggression with pop melodies on releases like 1994's Comforter and 1996's
Future Is Medium. -- Steve Huey, All-Music Guide
"I saw Compusion play a gig in the Temple Bar Music Centre in Dublin
on September 7th, 1996. The venue is on the small side which was brilliant.
All bands should play venues like this every now and again. There were
four bands on before Compulsion, and very little happened while they were
on stage, bit when Joseph Mary (vocals), Garret Lee (guitar, vocals),
Sid Rainey (bass) and Jan-Willem Alkema (drums) came out, the place errupted!
Despite the best efforts of fifty or so fans in the mosh pit, throwing
people ten feet into the air and generally going bezerk in order to get
attention, the band rarely (if ever) made eye contact. I can't say for
certain what songs were played because I only heard their music for the
first time about a week or two before the gig."
Taken from: http://www.clubi.ie/damian_penston/home/cmplsion.htm
Bit of a cheeky one this, there's a shedload of good compulsion
sites now, but there weren't......
is a good place to start...samples and all sorts....
And Sid from
the band has mailed me!
He says "One Little Indian are releasing a Compulsion COMPILATION
this year, there is also talk of a DVD. As far as 'What we are doing as
Garret is doing what he does
best, MUSIC, he is steadily rising towards film scores. Jan is working
and living in Brighton, Joey is in Dublin and I'm still in London working
full time as a comedy writer etc"
(FBP) July 2002 - This compilation is now out!
It's called "I Like Compulsion" and it's on One Little Indian!
Check out the discography for
a tracklist, but the catalogue number is TPLP850CD!
I hope the DVD
comes out soon! That'd be great!
Jan is now in a band called: DRIVEN TO COLLISION