SEEKINGLead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Electronic Music.
- Screen name:
- The Special Guest Stars
- Member since:
- Feb 29 2012
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- 49 years
Members Of Band
Tel Sutton - Vox, Gtr, Bass, Keys.
Ian Deakin - Drums, Percussion.
I Don't Know Where It's Coming From
I Don't Know Where It's Coming FromFrom our début album, 'You Get What You Pay For', and featuring the pianoforte talents of former Flashmeister, Mr Phil Gardiner.
The GoldIntroduction to our album, 'You Get What You Pay For'.
SnakesFrom our epic début album, 'You Get What You Pay For', featuring the backing vocal splendour of 'Lozilla'.
MagickOpening track from our next album. Have a great Summer. Vote Labour!
My ConnectionFirst track from The Special Guest Stars' sophomore, 'Electropera'.
Any Last Requests (97-11)
Any Last Requests (97-11)Originally recorded by Ian and I's former incarnation, 'Electrascope', in 1997, at Eden Studios (in the same room where Joy Division recorded 'Transmission' apparently!) I was never 100% finished with it, feeling only 75% complete sonically, so together with original bassist, Simon Cardie, we set about getting it somewhere near how I intended, with only a CD of the original mix to overdub onto. It was a tricky business, but I'm probably 90% happy with it now (though the mastering squashed it too much imo). Roll a fat one, turn off the lights, and enjoy the ride! T.
MayorinaA song about Mary the Cat (and all cats everywhere) by The Special Guest Stars. RIP MAYORINA 1994-2016.
You Get What You Pay For
You Get What You Pay ForTitle track from The Special Guest Stars' debut album, featuring the very special contribution of 'Lozilla' on backing vocals. Originally recorded May 2007.
Top Of The World
Top Of The WorldAn attempt at a 'feel good hit of the Summer', featurin' the pickin' talents of Steel Trees' Mr. Tom Hannon.
Everybody' Got A Friend
Everybody' Got A FriendFinal track on The Special Guest Stars' debut album, 'You Get What You Pay For'. Written and performed by The Special Guest Stars and featuring the talents of Mr.Mark Ellis on sexophone.
I Tried To Be Myself Today
I Tried To Be Myself TodayFairly standard nonsense from The Special Guest Stars.
Palermo JunctionThe first recording from The Special Guest Stars' sophomore, 'Electropera', out sometime in 2017/8. Written, played and produced by Tel Sutton. As always, drums and percussion by Ian Deakin. 'Palermo Junction' Who was the face in the window... Telling everyone about the fire below...? Who poured a pitcher in the pipe dream? Who took the scream from the teenage queens? Who left Mohammed on the mountain? Kicked Marcello out of the fountain? They pushed agreements till the old men raised their right hands. We're caught in the middle. Caught in the middle. If that's entertainment give me your antidote. Caught in the middle on the road to Palermo. Who was the bitch at the microphone stand? Ordered me to play at the Royal Command! Remember Lenny Schneider in the bathroom? (Displayed his genitalia like a child's balloon) Who put the termite in the basement? Meddled with the final arrangement. They pushed agreements Then the young men cuffed my right hand.... and I was caught in the middle. Caught in the middle... If that's entertainment give me your antidote! Caught in the middle on the road to Palermo. I've swallowed your poison give me your antidote. Caught in the middle. Words and music by Tel Sutton (2013).
End Of The Disco
End Of The DiscoRecorded by Tel Sutton, Laura Sutton and Ian Deakin at The Workshed, 2007. All words and music by Tel Sutton
BackbreakerRecorded by Tel Sutton and Ian Deakin at The Workshed, 2006. All words and music by Tel Sutton.
Omega ManRecorded by Tel Sutton and Ian Deakin at The Workshed, 2006. This was the first track recorded for 'You Get What You Pay For' after a six-year hiatus. All words and music by Tel Sutton.
On The Level (Pedal To The Metal)
On The Level (Pedal To The Metal)Recorded by Tel Sutton and Ian Deakin at The Workshed, 2007-09. All words and music by Tel Sutton. Drums by Ian Deakin.
What's The Point?
What's The Point?Recorded by Tel Sutton and Ian Deakin at The Workshed, 2007-09. All words and music by Tel Sutton.
Kings And Queens Of England
Kings And Queens Of EnglandA psychedelic pop paean to my 1970's preoccupations with ornithology being confronted by 'discovery of the opposite sex' or 'birdwatching' (they always say 'write about what you know', right?) - featuring the special guest backing vocals of a 12-year-old Billie Eve Sutton (in a nod/wink to Serge Gainsbourg).
Two Saints'Put your fucking hands together for the last time', and remember.... 'every creature in the world has what it takes to be a 'Special Guest Star'.
Here Come The Stupid
Here Come The StupidOuttake from 'You Get What You Pay For'.
The BreaksFrom L.A. to S.Y... an out-take from 'You Get What You Pay For'.
ValentinesFrom our début album, 'You Get What You Pay For'.
The Day The Earth Caught Fire
The Day The Earth Caught Fire...from the forthcoming long-player by The Special Guests Stars, 'You Get What You Pay For'.
A Letter To The Times
A Letter To The TimesLike many songs from our debut, this was written at the height of the Iraq War, and is my little dig at cosy right-wing bullcackas ...from the debut lp, 'You Get What You Pay For'.
Death...from The Special Guest Stars debut album, 'You Get What You Pay For'.
March of the Flies
March of the Flies
Midnight SunMellotron. That is all.
Strange AnglesThis took about three years to finish.... featuring the vocal talents of the Richardson Sisters, Laura and Aimie.
The FloatingThe Special Guest Stars' epic journey into the dark soul of mankind. PLAY LOUD! p.s. This song is in D minor, the saddest of all keys. However, it does resolve into A Major, the happiest. ;-)