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Angry Badger – Re-recorded, remastered and re-released.
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Angry Badger – Re-recorded, remastered and re-released.

https://open.spotify.com/album/49gpcLcLhUoxPkWUafdeBa You can stream the new version of the E.P on most popular streaming platforms. Last year, on the 10th 'anniversary' (I think I was the only one that remembered / gave any thought to it) of the "Attack of the 50ft Badger" E.P I released a new version of the E.P, including new drums, re-recorded guitar and bass lines. The original E.P was recorded in 2009 in a local village hall and the spare bedroom of the Maisonette I was living in at the time. Myself and Jon recorded the live guitar and drum tracks in the village hall (7 piece drum mic set, SM57 against the Marshall TSL I had at the time). The bass and vocals were then recorded in the spare room. A vocal booth / cupboard and Sansamp'd bass. I had no idea what I was doing a...
A history of Angry Badger – 2009
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A history of Angry Badger – 2009

We enter January with the final ‘badger line-up, the only thing that’s really changed is that Phil has started to bring a guitar along. I bought the camera along one practice in January to get some new photo’s for the website and Facebook: We carried on practicing, writing new material and getting gigs booked up, the first one booked was at The Horn Reborn. We were well rehearsed and the poster was even made: Sadly the weather took a turn for the worse and thick snow fell on the 3rd of Feb so we pulled out of the gig. The next gig we had lined up was Club 85 on the 7th of March The gig went well, the lineup was a bit more inline with our style of music instead of putting us on with the usual lot of terrible indie bands with bad shoes and cravats This ...
A history of Angry Badger – 2008
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A history of Angry Badger – 2008

We finished the end of 2007 recruiting a new bass player, after Phil F decided he just couldn’t find the time any more, back to our familiar haunt of Forming Bands we met Keith. We wasted no time getting Keith up to speed adding some funk from Keith’s slap bass stylings to some of the original tunes, and crafted a new one called “The Dentist” a lovely song about pervy dentists. We decided to record an E.P at London Road Studio’s, we recorded 5 tracks in total and named the E.P “Robot Love” Here’s me doing the scream intro to “Stop The Bells” https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10273956118 Here are those 5 tracks: https://soundcloud.com/dave_witchalls/sets/robot-love We actually had Prey played on BBC 3 Counties radio – Quite a cool moment, we heard them play...
A history of Angry Badger – 2007
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A history of Angry Badger – 2007

The lineup remains the same, for now anyway! I don't remember exactly what we did at the start of the year, but in February I put together the Badgercaster, basically my already mutilated SQ Series Squire (if you know what these are, I'm sorry) got changed to a one pickup rock machine with a built in homemade Fuzz Factory clone pedal. In truth I only used it live a coupe of times, mainly to end a set with some serious noise before 'Strange Case'. Moving along to the 13th of March, we played the first heat of a Battle Of The Bands competition at the Horn Reborn in St. Albans, this was the first gig where I thought people actually 'got us', people we didn't know were getting into our music, in the video you can see some people head banging along, nice! https://www.youtube.com/...
A history of Angry Badger – 2006
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A history of Angry Badger – 2006

As Angry Badger moves into 2006, the lineup remains Me (guitar), Phil C (vocals), Phil F (bass) and Mark (drums). We continue to write new material and rehearse at Farm Factory studios in Welwyn The aim was to keep writing original material, the style we were aiming for was ‘funk / rock’, which later developed into ‘heavy funk / rock’, some recordings from our practice sessions. Some of these were recorded mic’d up, others just with a basic recording device in the room Once we had the songs tight, we decided to record an E.P, so we’d have something half decent to hand out to to promoters / get gigs. We recorded the album in Offley Village hall, using a guy I met on the Muse forum (Gareth)! I took these photos, so that’s why I’m not featured at all ? Whilst in the...