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Edition #1 Autumn 98
Hi and welcome to the 1st (but hopefully not last) edition of ‘Speaking of...’
In this edition you will find all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff, including info
on the band, what’s coming up, CD news, and instructions for assembling a small helicopter.
So sit back, get comfy, and enjoy!!
Speaking of WHO??
Speaking of Sarah is:
Muz guitar, bgv
Trev bass, bgv
Did you know (and do you care?)
that ‘Buffalo Road’
(the hidden track on the CD)
was actually recorded 6 months before
the rest of the CD, while SOS was recording its demo tape? Although it is attributed to
Dusty Potts, some people think that it sounds remarkably similar to Trev!
Q + A Since this is the 1st edition, we haven't given anyone the chance
to ask us any questions yet, so until they start pouring in we'll just have to ask the
Q: How did you get your name?
A: Muz was reading a magazine article on a singer called Sarah Masen (highly recommended).
One sentence started with 'Speaking of Sarah...', and he liked the sound of it. The rest of
the band agreed!
Q: So the band doesn't actually have a 'Sarah'?
A: No, but we do have a Trev who answers to that name.
Q: How did SOS get together?
A: Muz, Di, and Tim met at Uni in Armidale where they were in bands of various descriptions
(probably the best description would be 'bad'). They also spent a few years in Narrabri before
moving to Sydney in 1995 where they met Trev. In 1996 they got together to form a band (originally
called Hum) and this was the start of SOS.
Q: Does anyone in the band really know how to assemble a small helicopter?
Hey you....Yeah YOU!!
Why not call your favourite radio station(we suggest JJJ) and request
'Wired for Sound' by Speaking of Sarah? Don't forget to say pleeeease....!!!
Did you know (and do you care?)
that the SOS album was recorded
as a university assignment for
co-producer Glen Jones?
The self-titled debut album from SOS was recorded in June 1997. The recording process was both
fun and exhausting, as well as being a great learning experience (we now know what foods not to
eat before spending a few hours locked in a small room.) The CD is currently available through a
variety of sources such as Castle Records (Castle Hill), Koorong (West Ryde), Waterfront Records(Sydney),
Redeye Records(Sydney) and direct from the band (see contacts). Here are a few of the things people have
said about it....
* 'The music is intriguing....moody guitar music overwhelmed by beautiful fragile vocals'
(Zane, Endtimes Zine)
* 'A tight punchy band with some focussed storming one moment, and soft and autumnal the next.'
(Martin Fawkes, Radio Radio)
* 'By far the best CD ever made!' (Murray J. M. Blythe)
* 'I can't understand what she's saying!' (Tim's mum and dad)
* 'What a fantastic year for Australian bands and releases....It's hard to say which is my
favourite, but some contenders are Speaking of Sarah (Sixpence meets Alanis)...' (Malcolm, CMP)
Tim's Recipe for Mashed Potatoes
1. Boil water. (In a pot)
2. Put potatoes in. (Pot)
3. Leave for a while. Do not leave until pot has boiled dry. If this happens, scrape charcoal
off pot and go to step 1.
4. Put in some milk.
Hot off the press: Great news! Speaking of Sarah has been invited back to Black Stump!!
Black Stump is Australia's biggest Christian Music Festival, held over the October long weekend.
Contacts: You can get in touch with Speaking of Sarah via
mail: c/o 7 Cadac Place, Schofields, 2762
phone: (02) 9626 1361