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We’re done. But here’s our Unit of Judo EP. Check that spectrum.


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More mouldy tomato crack

More molecule is slowly being made. This is the chewiest song I ever bit. mould on tomatoMore to the point, you can see Zadok at The Riverside in South Shields on 17th November, if you live out that way. C


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Sweating Cobs. Agitated Molecule vibes.

Notes for the forthcoming progressive grunge-folk epic concept album, Agitated Molecule. We’re a lot of things but were not lazy when it comes to writing a song like. This is about a third of the existing notes for Agitated Molecule, the forthcoming mega-extravaganza from Zadok, your favourite Progressive grunge-folk group. The rest are scattered across the county, or in digital form on some server somewhere waiting for the EMP.

That case contains the Tobacco sunburst Jazz – the weapon of choice of Al, in the war on audio boredom. I post this picture just so you don’t think we’re just fannying about with a computer or something. Remember to always warm up before trying anything tricky or repetitive. CM


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Barn Rocked. Next stop, Clive Aid on Saturday 16 July….

Peter Devlin, newcastle progressive grunge-folk band Zadok's Keyboard fuzz face extraordinaire and ex church-organist, presents his special pants and keyboard combo to the crowd at Rock the Barn 2011.Al Roberts holds the crowd whilst Chris Minnis tunes up his guitar at a Zadok concert of prime progressive grunge-folk - or, if you like, Northern grunge-prog. Minnis holds his right arm aloft as Al drinks beer - Zadok live and dangerous on Wingate Grange farm.Hello there. Sorry, there was no picture of Franko on the stage, because he moves too fast. Thanks Bob Cooper for the photos! Rock the Barn was a class gig. Afterwards we lent O.P.E.N. a snare drum. Then we went and used our beer tokens, hung out by the PA at the bar and listened to Children of the Night and, brilliantly, Wayward Son. Excellent crack. Returning after going to find some water at a lonely faucet, I was heartened to find Franko already packing down the flysheet. Good campers are rare indeed these days, when you can simply download a pitch. I had been awakened at five in the morning by a young lady near the tent wondering allowed if she’d be allowed back in with a crate of beer. She was concerned about the long country road’s effect on her heels. We were fuzzy because of getting good and drunk in the field and cruising the large sound systems evident. Outfits were no problem. See you at Clive Aid – which should be more bruising but less ear melting than last time we played at Rocking Horse. For some berserk and inscrutable reason they’re claiming to be planning an open recording session based on ‘Do they Know it’s Christmas Time’, though maybe the joke’s on us. In any case, these gents are good and are opening a new recording studio just outside Durham City, which we salute and applaud. They have saved the day for us before upon our blowing up gear. So let’s play canny and see what’s cracking in Durham on 16th July. See you soon! Thanks for listening. CM

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Notes from the Equestrian Wall of Death! And, props for coming to the show on Friday folks. Nice.

Many thanks to all who made it on Friday night: a mint gig by all accounts, including a preview of Agitated Molecule (we played the first 7 minutes of the intro) and also songs from the Equestrian Wall Of Death (The Riders, The Runners – and Ivory Rib Upgrade) plus some other live favourites including Franko reluctantly but brilliantly taking the Space-country train beat shuffle to the next level, and some quite ripping fuzz bass horse-fusion. Not to mention a superb straw hat, sartorial elegance fans – and some good tunes from Schizophica’s Paul Murtaugh. Nice one! Many thanks to Rockin’ horse who were kind enough to supply drum kit and good crack, and also lend us a couple of Fender amps after ours mysteriously BLEW UP. Al’s speaker popped under massive Fuzz Bass pressure and when I turned on my little Marshall amp it made a sound like the sound the Jonny Cab makes just before it blows apart in Total Recall, accompanied by a blue light inside and then basically a bad case of Sleeping Equipment. Not class. Anyway, it’s all for a good cause! It was class to see a good posse from the Durham crew out and about, and other longstanding Z-PALS and ‘DOK-CHUMS. These terms will never be used again, so enjoy them in this instance. Thanks as ever to EMPTY SHOP CREW also.

Now, there were some people afterwards who couldn’t get ahold of the EWOD idea and were a little flummoxed by the laser horses and so on. Basically don’t worry, the tapes will ultimately be their own explanation. But to contextualise this, I’m going to post up some notes from the early stages of the EWOD. This means that all three or four of you can be with us on the journey from hare-brained schematic all the way up to the first time you listen to our instrinsically unchartable but bowl-you-over good all-over concept album, The Equestrian Wall of Death. If you listen to it more than two times you qualify for a cut-price ZADOK tattoo down at Filthy Graham’s Cut-and-shut scarification boutique down on Burst Street. See you soon! Next gig is at Bass Traffic’s all-dayer in Gateshead on the 29th of April. More info to follow, but rest assured no-one will be wearing John Deacon shorts. Here are some notes from the making of the North-East’s first ever concept album about chitinous laser-horses.

Notes from Zadok's Equestrian Wall of Death Grunge-Prog concept album.

More notes from the Equestrian Wall of Death grunge-prog concept album by Zadok.Notes from Newcastle Progressive-grunge-folk concept album. Lyrics: Chris MInnisNotes from Zadok's latest concept album, about laser horses, steampunk stuff, scorpion robots, and other intense prog.More to come. A lot more. CM

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Unstoppable micro fuzz.

zadok. Progressive Grunge-folk

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Upcoming Zadok gigs

Hey all….  exciting performances of Progressive Grunge-folk are on the cards for the people of the North East.

North East Progressive Grunge-folk band Zadok will perform for you on 9th march and 8 april.

Friday April 8th 2011: Live! At the Fish Tank in Durham. Near the tattoo parlour so you can get a QR code linking to our fan page tattooed on your forehead on the way out. It’s as part of this night here – more details to follow but it should be a good un – just us playin and superbly eclectic DJs spinning, errr, everything in the world. Expect our longest and most supremely story-led set(s) yet.

more to follow. CM


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