Asgard

ASGARD circa 1969-71  
Sources Richard Kilbride - Bob Mansfield - Trev Teasdel

NEW ARTICLE BY PETE CLEMONS 
FROM COVENTRY TELEGRAPH POSTED WITH THE YOU TUBE TRACKS BY ASGARD HERE -

L to R - Bill Walker / Terry Westwood / Richard Kilbride

"Paul Padun (Asgard manager) and elements of Asgard stayed at Peel Acres. Tonight we were supposed to drive to Coventry to see Asgard play but there was talk of fog on the M1." John Peel from Peel Thoughts - Disc and Music Echo - January 3rd 1970 - Cutting below.

Origin of the Band - 
"The band was formed as a school pal band in 1966. We were then called Union Jack and were a modish four piece Guitar, bass, farfiza and drums. We performed Who type material (hence the awful name)."

"The three of us that became Asgard all lived within 200 yards of each other at Eastern Green and as Bill had a good shed behind his Garage that became our rehearsal studio, (every night). We soon started writing our own New wave or Psychedelic type music and did cover Nice and Pink Floyd. The name was inspired by Norse mythology, land of the gods." Richard Kilbride (Bassist).

They were one of Coventry's top progressive bands in a Pink Floyd vain

Asgard on My Space
Style of Music
They described their music as 'An experiment in Sound'.  Mostly their own compositions but influenced by organ based bands like Pink Floyd and The Nice. 

C.J. Runicinan of  Principal Edward's Magic Theatre wrote 
"The original sound produced by Asgard comes as a refreshing change from usual heavy cliche ridden bands who 'blow the mind' with volume and distortion. Asgard put the emphasis on quality and clarity of sound. Their sound has been described by other musicians as 'atmospheric'. The best example is the climax of their act, simply called K511(?) which is concerned with the emotional rejection an intolerance towards love, peace etc. A very powerful end to their act."

"During the past three years, their sound has changed and will keep on changing as a continuous experiment in their search for a fluid and descriptive sound."


 

Line Up -  
" Although augmented by other musicians in the past, Asgard's line up remains as it began' - 
Bill Walker (Farfiza organ) - Richard Kilbride (bassist  / Vocals) - Terry Westwood (drums)

Guest Musicians - 
Neol Davies (later of Two Tone band The Selecter) - Sitar / acoustic guitar. (Neol Davies Pictured below with long hair and sitar from his site )  http://www.neoldavies.net/?q=node/60
 
Mick Gawthorpe (of Jazz rock band Whistler with Kevin Harrison) Saxophone / Flute 

Manager - Paul Padun       (Asgard Enterprises - Paul Fenn, 645 / 7 High Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex.
Roadies  - Bob Mansfield / Adrian Watton (the bands light show and effects member)


Base - Coventry Arts Umbrella Club, 18, Queen Victoria Road, Coventry. They rehearsed in the Umbrella club Little Theatre, hung out there and even played a few gigs.

The Arts Umbrella News (December 1970) entry for them was:

“Our resident electronic-instrumental group practise this Wednesday and most Wednesday in the little theatre. They don’t mind if sympathetic ears listen. But we emphasise that these are not performances, but music workshop sessions.” 
Wednesday 9th December 8.30pm.


Some of the Gigs - 
"We played a lot at the Umbrella Arts Club and the International Centre under the Cathedral as well as the usual
haunts that all the bands played in. We played 
Warwick University Arts Festival 
Sunday March 7th 1971 at the ‘Blues Workshop
 with Pink Fairies, Whistler, Sorrows Skin Alley /  Bubastis  and Tuesday June 23rd 1970 they played a ‘Heavy Concert’ for Peter Waterman's progressive music venue - The Walsgrave with Wandering John and Pantomime - Coventry police social club on a 'Penny Tour' with Comus (fantastic!) and Demon Fuzz..The Village (Colin Campbell) Fri 8th January 1971 / Coventry Arts Umbrella Club - Transcendental Cauldron / Music Marathon and Band nights / Lanchester Poly Student Union / The Plough Club, Coventry / Jerico - in Coventry Cathedral Ruins - Saturday July 12th 1969 with Cy Grant, West Indian Steel Band, Indian Classical Dancing." Richard Kilbride

John Peel
"We were taken under the wing of John Peel for some time, through the efforts of Paul Padun our manager,We played with John Peel on his new band spot at 'Mothers' - Erdington in Birmingham  / Asgard made its debut at the Torbay Blues Festival and also appeared at Torquay Town hall with John Peel at a Blues festival as support to Blodwyn Pig who failed to turn up! So we improvised a set to fill their spot. He also put us on a C.N.D festival in Victoria park (with a huge audience), headlined by The Crazy world of Arthur Brown and The Liverpool Scene. We also did many Gigs with Principal Edwards Magic Theatre in St. Ives, who were also his protogies. The Roundhouse in London" Richard Kilbride



"Asgard gigged at Mothers on our own accord not long after the Victoria Park gig (At which we replaced the then relatively unknown Black sabbath) as we impressed John Peel and he invited us to perform at his regular Friday night radio slot live from Mothers."

"Since the Torbay Blues Festival, Asgard have their own totally original music at clubs and colleges throughout England."

"Although entering the college circuit at a late stage, Asgard's popularity has increased steadily, and the demand for Asgard has been proven by the number of return bookings they have received so far this year."

Some Tracks - 
K511 - Trivialities Parts 1 and 2 - Sunrise - Month Parts 1 and 2 - Cover of Pink Floyd's Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun. 

Asgard Splits up
"The band moved to Devon to re write and re format the band, but doing so in a cottage we rented
that had no electric, defeated the project and Bill went off to Uni, Terry went back with Bob to Coventry and myself and 
Adrian Watton (the bands light show and effects member) stayed, seduced by the area. I later formed a 6 piece band called Bo-Speak that had a good run of support playing throughout Devon, This band was a fusion band playing self written sets in the Talking Heads, Brian Eno type stuff."  Just as an aside Paul (our manager) went to live with John Peel in his mews appartment in Upper Harley street whilst working for bands such as Roxy Music, Pink FloydPrincipal Edwards Magic Theatre and Chicargo Blues Band (as did Terry when the band (Asgard) split up)" Richard Kilbride.

From Asgard Roadie Bob Mansfield - A bio of drummer Terry Westwood (sadly now passed away through cancer.)

"When the band went their merry ways Terry toured with Climax Blues Band along with Paul Padum

 for a short while after leaving Tialta Cottage in Westwood Ho, Devon. He then married Janet and lived with me in Coventry for a while until he got himself a house in Coventry. They have two sons, Neil and Lee, both of whom live near to him now in Kings Lynn. (Which is a great help at this present time). He left the heating industry (we originally both met as apprentice gas fitters in 1967) and became a lecturer in welding at Lloyds training school and got into education (technical). He joined CITB and moved back down to Westwood Ho to become regional manager for the local CITB moving finally to their head office in Kings Lynn to write their quality control system and become their health & safety director (I think). He was made redundant a number of years ago but remained on the payroll as an independent consultant, setting up his own business in the process. In between all of that he took an open university Masters Degree."

"Terry Westwood (Pictured above) was the drummer (very much on the Nick Mason vogue) and whom the band met on the road actually jamming with them one wet wednesday night at Mothers in Erdington."

" unfortunately Bill Walker (pictured here) had a fatal heart attack weeks after he married circa 1975/8 ish,

as did their manager Paul Padum (Coventry lad, lived in Foleshill of Ukrain family) and knewNeol Davis (Black Cat Bones) who actually never really played withAsgard as a member, more of a guest line up when he was into the Sitar" "Paul Padun died in Bahrain whilst working with Charles Aznavour circa 1980"  Bob Mansfield



Links - 

Asgard My Space (Rare audio of Asgard from 1970 acetates / photo gallery and blog)  
Other pages on Asgard to check out on here - 

A Tribute to Drummer Terry Westwood (with more photos and audio)


Memories from Trev Teasdel

" I first saw Asgard on my first visit to the Coventry Arts Umbrella club. The Transcendental Cauldron was an underground fringe arts festival or 'happening', which took place during Halloween, and which it's organisers hoped would bring the Umbrella more in line with what was happening at places like The Arts Lab in Drury Lane. They played on Friday 31st October in what was a weekend festival. http://coventryartsumbrella.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/transcendental-cauldron-1969-umbrella.html 
Asgard played in the Umbrella's Little Theatre out the back in Queen Victoria Road. It was a small shed with a stage and seats that held about 50 people. Asgard followed Last fair deal (an acoustic blues off shoot of Wandering John.).

Over the next year or so, Asgard rehearsed in the Umbrella Little Theatre and Al Docker (with whom I put the bands on at the Umbrella in 1970) used to sit and watch them. They played a few gigs for us on the Friday night band spot  which went on to about 2pm. Sometime Neol Davies (later of The Selecter) would rehearse with them. Neol had his own blues band at the time but sat in with them on Sitar and also on some of their gigs. Neol had the longest hair in town back then and a beard and they'd come in after rehearsals and sit in the coffee bar. I remember Neol playing the sitar and an acoustic on occasions in the Umbrella coffee bar.

 They played the usual Coventry venues  such as the Village at the Colin Campbell pub, Warwick University, The Lanchester Polytech, The Walsgrave, The Plough and many more. I didn't realise at the time their wider connections with John Peel though! The material Bob Mansfield has sent for this reveals a much bigger picture. It's such a shame they split up.

Bill Walker was such a nice guy, quite, intelligent, friendly and incredibly talented. One night at the Umbrella club, I was beginning to learn guitar so as to put music to my lyrics. Both Pete Waterman and Tony (Mojo) Morgan had done so earlier in 1970 but I wanted to be able to set some of them to music myself. I was tinkering on somebody's acoustic when Bill came over and taught me how to play the lead riff to Pink Floyd's Set the Controls to the heart of the Sun. Asgard of course covered that in their set, but i hadn't realised Bill also played guitar. He was extremely patient while i mastered one of my first riffs!

I did the door for Pete Waterman at the Walsgrave and was there when Wandering John and Asgard played. Often I'd have to walk home if I'd missed the last bus and i'd write a lot of my lyrics on the way home. On this occasion my head was full of Asgard's music and Bill's organ playing. Outside the wind was howling, it was particularly gusty night and their music inspired a new song. I only have a few lines from it now - lost in time - but here is the start inspired by Asgard...

The drums of the wind are beating

The night is awash with electric tears

Bushes dance to the riff of the city.

Oh he can't play his Farfiza

Like the wind howls the blues tonight

No he can't play his Farfiza.....

Like the wind howls the blues

(By Trev Teasdel - 1970)

Another memory of Asgard that inspired a lyric was one Saturday afternoon upstairs at the umbrella, i think Asgard were due to play in the evening. A guy called Mick came in and complained  "God the sun is hot" Terry Westwood of Asgard, quick as a flash,  quipped "Well you shouldn't have touched it then!" -

Walking home along the London road to Willenhall that night after their concert, I wrote a new lyric, inspired by the bands I'd heard and using a Jew's harp to get the rhythm as I walked (it was after 2am so no one was around!) and Terry's quip inspired one of the middle 8 sections ( using as a symbolism) here and the refrain was influenced by their track Trivialities - Part 2.

"The mountain peaks they touched the sun

But promptly burnt their hands

A herd of hills leave their home

Searching for a match to strike

And I’m so low, I’m bound to go

I have lost my way

We have lost our way."

The full lyric to my song is
Black Lizard Stream  (Trev Teasdel 1970)

Black cats creep out of the shadows
Liquid black and evil faced
Black clouds crawl over the sky
Like turtles over the sand
Pin-stripe pain within my frame
I have lost my way
We have lost our way.

 Black lizard stream
Multi-coloured claws and fangs
I tried to turn the turnstile gate
But the coin wouldn’t drop
Now I find it’s much too late
Someone else has claimed the shop
And I have lost my way
We have lost our way
 

Bridge 1
The mountain peaks they touched the sun
But promptly burnt their hands
A herd of hills leave their home
Searching for a match to strike
And I’m so low, I’m bound to go
Cos I have lost my way
We have lost our way.

Black wizard dream
Burning cauldron and magic potion
I tried to wave his magic wand
But the spell backfired
Now I find it’s much too late
The wand has been acquired
And I have lost my way
We have lost our way

 Bridge 2
A cloud in jest bathed its legs
In burning molten lava
The cloud in pain, swore to rain
Forever, hereafter.
And I’m so low, I’m bound to go
For I have lost my way
We have lost our way.

The following are comments made on the original Asgard posts on Vox blog between 2007 and 2009. Vox has now closed down but i preserved the comments from that blog.


Jim Pryal (Coventry drummer and producer) - adds a piece about the band's Van - 

"Transits were the favoured mode of transport for bands. Long wheelbase 35cwt with partition for the gear and aircraft seats and side windows behind the driver were considered 'de rigour' . I remember Asgard had a white bull nose' Perkins deisel Transit of that very spec."

Mick Gawthorp (Ex Whistler - flute and sax) -

"they were essentially a trio built around Bill's formidable keyboard skills. The picture of Neol above shows himbefore he grew his hair seriously long ... and big. I've probably mentioned this before but Asgard played one gig in St Ives with Principal Edwards Magic Theatre and another before a huge audience in (I think) Victoria Park with - amongst others- Liverpool Scene. The Warwick Uni gig at which Whistler played was one of a couple, but I remember very well Twink (one of their drummers) smashing some poor student's acoustic up for added dramatic effect."

Trev Teasdel

Thanks Jim and Mick - the pic of Neol was from Broadgate Gnome 1970/71. I remember the band van - had a lift in it a couple of times with Al Docker. I was at the Warwick gig with I think Loz Netto -the Pink Fairies were too and Loz had a go on their guitars in the dressing room while they filled a condom with water int he loos - it exploded drenching two gentlemen in suits! Wasn't Twink one of the Pink Fairies - I know there was a Cov Twink but I didn't know he was a drummer. I will check my diary entries to see if their names are in there. I didn't know of the St. Ives gig but it would figure - we sat for hours listening to Bill playing while they practiced and never really got board!

Posted by: HOBO - Coventry Music Magazine | 06/26/2007 at 09:28 PM

Jim Pryal -this is good] I remember the Cov Twink and his mate Mark. Cov Twink in them days looked like Jim Morisson- complete with buckskin fringed jacket. They were regular visitors to the Whitley village flat I shared. A nice bloke but yer wouldn't mess with him!

Posted by: Jim Pryal | 06/27/2007 at 08:10 PM

Trev Teasdel I remember Twink as you describe Jim although I didn't really know him very well - I remember him being around on the scene and I remember your Whitley flat - I passed it walking home from the city centre to Willenhall often at 3 in the morning at weekends after the umbrella or Lanch or something.I had cause to knock on your door on one ocassion to pass on a message - can't remember when or why but I remember you opening the door!

But was Twink a drummer and did he play with Asgard? I had no idea he was in anyway musical - but then I didn't know him that well!

Posted by: HOBO - Coventry Music Magazine | 06/27/2007 at 08:31 PM

Jim Pryal - [this is good] Trev. Cov Twink fancied himself as a drummer but to my knowledge never played a set of drums or played in any band at all, ever. I might be wrong. I hope I was civilised when I opened the door to you all them years past. Seems like last night!!

Mick Gawthorp [this is good

Bob, we probably knew each other all those years ago!  I played sax/ flute in Whistler and also did a couple of gigs with Asgard, one of which was in Cornwall (near St Ives) and the one in Victoria Park which I think was vaguely related to a Festival of Light type thing. What I remember about that gig was John Lennon wishing everyone all the best via a telephone call! I think Liverpool Scene also played. Bill, who was as you say a virtuoso performer, went out with my sister (Jill) round about the same period.  I also remember visiting a few of them (including Paul the manager) one summer when they had a house in Devon/ Cornwall. Hang on, I also remember a roadie (nice guy) who went out with - or maybe even married - a girl called (I think) Elaine. Was he a bus-driver at some point? This is going to get even more confusing as there now seem to be two Micks on this sight. If we do know each other, its been a long time!!!

Posted by: mick | 10/25/2007 at 11:31 PM

Bob Mansfield (Asgard roadie) - I Came across this by accident and have answers to some of your questions. Bill Walker was the musical genius behind Asgard (Greek mytholigy, land of the gods) unfortunately Bill had a fatal heart atack weeks after he married circa 1975/8 ish, as did their manager Paul Padum (Coventry lad, lived in Foleshill of Ukrain family) and knew Neol (Black Cat Bones) who actually never really played with Asgard as a member, more of a guest line up when he was into the Sitar. Terry Westwood was the drummer (very much on the Nick Mason vogue) and whom the band met on the road actually jamming with them one wet wednesday night at Mothers in Erdington. We gigged there on our own accord not long after the Victoria Park gig (At which we replaced the then relatively unknown Black sabbath) as we impressed John Peel and he invited us to perform at his regular Friday night radio slot live from Mothers. Just as an aside Paul (our manager) went to live with John Peel in his mews appartment in Upper Harley street whilst working for bands such as Roxy Music, Pink Floyd, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre and Chicargo Blus Band (as did Terry when the band (Asgard) split up) Paul died in Bahrain whilst working with Charles Asenevor circa 1980. Coming back to terry, he married had two boys and lives hapily in Kings Lyne. The last member was Richard McBride, bass player, singer and songwriter. Last heard of wending his way back to the Lake district where his family were after the break up of his marriage.

Who am i? Ex roadie and friend who has great memories of those days at the Umbrella club and many more clubs and venues of the 70s/80s and who will never forget Bills rendition of tecarter and fugue (The Nice version) as i walked down the aisle.

Posted by: bob mansfield | 10/25/2007 at 04:28 PM

Bob Mansfield - The one in Cornwall was a bit of a disaster as i remember, badly organised 'hippy type' gathering where no-one had a clue what was goin on and we got landed with a 'disabled guy' who was a bit of a nutter. We also did a bit of a mini tour down in Devon the same year, Terry had to lend his drum kit to Keef Hartley as there van got lost somewhere. That was Torquay town hall with Family and a few other bands i cant remember, we ended up playing 'Green Onions' in a working mens pub for a chip supper we were that hard up. The roadie you remember wasn't a roadie,he was in charge of the light show, named Adrian, married Elaine, had an affair with a school girl he met on his bus, got divorced, married the schoolgirl, had two kids, started wandering again, got divorced, got the sack and we havn't heard of him for a few years. Rumor has it he is still in Bideford somewhere? Anyhow, long time ago and i have work to do. PS i was the hard working roadie.

Posted by: bob mansfield | 10/26/2007 at 09:07 AM

Mick Gawthorpe - Absolutely you were! I also remember the 'disabled guy' who seemed to assume that Asgard would do a set/ jam with him. On the Cornwall gig we all shared a caravan with him. And how could I forget Adrian? Or Elaine? Can I take it that you didn't move down to the West Country with them (but just kept going by the look of your address?) 

Posted by: mick | 10/26/2007 at 10:56

Bob Mansfield No, we ALL moved to North Devon to 'Tialta' cottage (no gas, electric, running water or sanitation but hey did we care?) opposite Top Camp (Ex co-op holiday camp) on the hill in Westwood Ho where Terry met Janet whom he later married. Spent a beautifull summer lazing around whilst trying hard to get a job (spent two weeks in 'the toy works' and that was it) Bill worked for Dennis Diamond )local frozen food company) and used to come home with pockets full of peas and burgers, got raided by the local plod as they thought we were all drug dealers, worked a bit with a couple of local bands with Dave Easterlow (fellow roadie) who was living in Instow with a band from Leamington Spa (who had a guy named Digger who played guitar) and then when the lease was up on the cottage decided to head back to Coventry. Gill (new wife) had a job in Bideford but there was very little going on in rural Devon so we thought it best to head home. Richard married 'Gilly Willy' but got divorced within a couple of years, he also worked on the buses with Adrian but didn't get the sack.

Posted by: bob mansfield | 10/26/2007 at 11:12 AM

Trev Teasdel We will have to do a Hobo tribute to Bill Walker and Asgard - Coventry's answer to Pink Floyd  -but with something of their own. I spent hours listening to them practice in the theatre of the Umbrella club back when before I can remember! Never got bored with Bill's brilliant organ playing (think it was a Farfiza at that stage rather than a Hammond). Send us any info on the band - if any one has any pics of the band or members - that would be cool - and if any one has any audio  - that would be brilliant - especially in light of the Gnome label's proposed Retro Cov podcast. Stories and memories too - if you need to get them to me by e mail or post - message me on this site and we'll sort it. My own archive of them is restricted to the above - so rally round and we'll get a good tribute on her to an excellent early Cov band. Trev  Posted by: HOBO - Coventry Music Magazine | 10/26/2007 at 11:43 AM

mick

Mick Gawthorp  Its all coming back now. John Westacott (bass player with Whistler and later Urge) and I went to the West Country one summer and called in at what must have been the above. Met up again with Nick Trevissick (former Whistler drummer) who had moved back to the West Country but who had been banned from the house by Paul manager! Zoot Money played some place there and I think Spirit of John Morgan had a residency someplace. I know Neol (Davies) and I went to the Blind Faith concert in Hyde Park and I'm sure I can remember getting there in Asgard's van, in which case you probably drove!

Posted by: mick | 10/26/2007 at 12:55 PM

HOBO - Coventry Music Magazine

[this is good] 
This is great - we are beginning to sketch this out a bit more. Someone mentioned Nick Trevisthick has a website and went on to better things - will have to google him - unless any one comes up with a url for him first! Kev Harrison has sent a link to Neol Davies's site - will do a post soon. Also I will start and marshal some of this new info into the main Asgard post - but some photos, flyers, band cards and audio would be excellent - search your lofts!
Thanks guys.

Posted by: HOBO - Coventry Music Magazine | 10/26/2007 at 01:20 PM

HOBO - Coventry Music Magazine

Further info regarding Asgard Umbrella gigs -

ASGARD also played alongside the Birmingham Band Ghost at the Umbrella
Club In September 1970 (a Friday night). I remember going to the CBR
Music Agency in Queen Victoria Rd. with Al Docker who put on the bands
at the Umbrella before me. He booked them and Birmingham bands
Audience, Pantomime and Tea & Symphony via CBR - maybe others. CBR
HQ was just a few doors down from the Umbrella. I think it was a good night - well attended - I did the door at that stage.

Asgard also played alongside Trad B Jefferson and April at the Umbrella July 1970

I'll be updating the Umbrella posts soon from some research I did in the Cov Archives recently - with some more insights into its early life in the 50's -Little Park St. and during the sixties as well as the period around the early 70's which was when I and some of the people on here remember it. Asgard will feature in some of it. 

Posted by: HOBO - Coventry Music Magazine | 10/26/2007 at 02:04 PM

BroadgateGnome

Well we was only learning. The disabled guy was I think called Phil, played guitar a bit like Ry Cooder., Lesley will know, she lived with him for a few years, He owned a caravan site, lived in one of the vans cos of all the mad women in the farmhouse.  Him and Dave once did a wheelchair race off the quay at Penzance  as a fund raiser, and both ended up having to be saved fromthe water.  Him and Kevin (Al dockers mate in the Iis) were the first people to have computers (apricots ) in Cornwall He took uo computer programming, went to the states and made millions.
He was the treasurer  for gigs and stuff, and often came back from paying the artists,but still with the money,,,cos they had such a good time,,,we only found out the truth years later
Pearl

Posted by: BroadgateGnome | 10/28/2007 at 07:40 PM

CoventryKid

There is no point askin me about those days. I think Pearl means Rick, who was sometimes called Phyllis. Especially when it got picky. Yes Lesley lived with him, but with his wife's blessing. Giggle. I thought the Asgard    gig was before the major exodus from Cov.
I met Rick at Exeter in 66, he was a chem major. There was a big theatrical cooperative thing at Exeter, Edwards was just one of the faces. At weekends and summer break many of the performers would head down to Ricks . Most would end up sleeping in the woods above St  Ives. I did a couple of Magic Theatre trips , met Hawkwind at one , another was to Mothers.
The Digger thing on Cornwall didnt start until late 71, before that it was just hippy trippy.
I was with Rick until 75 , when he missed getting caught up in Julie by a squeak. We divorced in 1980. 
Wasn't one of the links with Asgard via Lesley.a relative of her foster parents or something like that. She has the same surname as the drummer
Who knows what has happened to Ollie's website.?
Kathy. 

Posted by: CoventryKid | 10/28/2007 at 08:25 PM

HOBO - Coventry Music Magazine

Someone must have some photos of Asgard or its musicians and some audio - by Ollie do you mean Dr Mustard?

Posted by: HOBO - Coventry Music Magazine | 10/28/2007 at 09:09 PM

A and R

Theres chap called Bob somewhere who collected photos and info on everything that happenned in Cornwall.(except Julie)   I am not sure how early he was down there from , so maybe not for the Penzance and St IIves does. He definitely did the Polggooth fayres and then stayed with the crew through The Elephant Fayres  and Treworgey and was amongst those who were poached when Beavis went commercial with Glastonbury. 
But he collected stuff from all kind of people. Dave might still hear from him , I think hes the chap that got the Legs and later just Malcolm all the work in the Comedy tent year after year
I keep waiting for him to show up on the Festivals site.
Pearl

Posted by: A and R | 10/28/2007 at 09:43 PM

Colin Barnes

Stumbled across this blog. I am from Cov and saw Asgard somewhat bizarrely) at the Coventry police social club when they were on a 'Penny Tour' with Comus (fantastic!) and Demon Fuzz. It was 50p to get in I think so it must have been 1971. I also rememebr Twink; hanging round the Golden Cross, didn't know he purported to be a musician though!

Loads of other memories of bands

Posted by: Colin Barnes | 09/17/2008 at 10:01 PM

bob mansfield

Can anyone who knew ASGARD from the old days IE band members/friends. Whistler, Black Cat bones, Neol from Fisher Road or anyone else we knew please contact me at bob@bobmansfieldheating.co.uk as i have some rather sad news regarding Terry the drummer with Asgard.

Posted by: bob mansfield | 01/20/2009 at 03:36 PM

richard kilbride


I was the bass player that no one can remember... Thankyou and it is Richard KILBRIDE not Mc...... It is so bizzarre to see all these names and places that had become more of a dream than a true memory and I am so glad that the band has


Posted by: richard kilbride | 01/22/2009 at 09:57 PM