-via B.R. Wallers' "Biography In Progress Containing Half Truths" at http://www.therebel.co.uk/rebel_biog.htm
"The Rebel was born Benedict Roger Wallers on September 15th 1971 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Then I had breakfast and did some drawing then i went for a ride on my bike then i had lunch then i made a set-up then i went for a bike-ride then it was tea. Then i was sent to prison to do community service for 10 years for gobbing at a baby.
There it was that he learnt the harsh lessons of swopping to 3rd person and came out hard, gritty, urbane/urban. With the money left over from buying 3 A's and a 1 at step he bought a four track which his parents payed for in 1989. Recorded first album "The End of An Ear" 98-90. i mean 89-90, it was about the end of the eighties boo-hoo, chiz, wot no rubbers ekcetera. More albums followed. The Rebel was calling himself "WALRUS", a permutation of our surname. Then a girl called agh i can't remember was doing a folk night open-mic come one come all and do your shite there in edinburgh where "I stayed on my own for a few" years, to quote Him* so i got up a few of my songs for it and presented a sort of anti woman pro-feminist Race/Racist Hate persona, compared v. favorably by one of the audience to Dylan, getting a few laughs, see page 58 for my first stand up gig. George Miller, Edinburgh music legend, was going out with the Rebel's best friend Felicity, and he wanted to play some drums, by way of relaxation from his professional band The Kaisers, wherein he played guitar, sang and wrote strict 1962 beat songs. He urged me to start a band so i did. i asked Simon Stephens to play guitar. But i wanted to do a country band because that was what i was mainly into - Wynette, Cash, the Carter Family etc. - so we needed bass, so we got Alan Crichton in on guitar, Simon moved to bass. Well anyway that's another story. The Rebel started in earnest in about 1998 when it became a drag trying to get the Country Teasers together for gigs. I was always recording albums anyway. Started off playing covers mostly. Then The Stallion formed : me & Alastair, the Teasers' guitarist, playing exclusively covers. Then The Stallion went quiet - we've got a gig coming up, though - and The Rebel got very busy. Things took a turn for the muchmoreexcitinglive when we became a two piece in January this year, namely B.R. and S (Sophie) WAR - POLITICZ (nee Wallers/Politowicz), Alastair Mackinven's current favorite drummer after Jon Bonham. We toured France, then we played Madrid, then we toured France & Spain. Now The Rebel's got 3 albums coming out in San Francisco, texas and London. He's working on his 27th studio album "FREDERICK THE GREAT'S SECOND HARD ALBUM" now. It's almost finished : i just have to select the best 10 tracks and make it a 30 minute album.
The Rebel's parents just gave the Rebel a new computer for a wedding present so I'm really hoping that's the end of my Ludd stance, a phony and weak and denialist stance. One wasn't born Mozart to cunt out of it like a leetle sheet or a faggot, linguistically spaking.
*The inventor of current parlence : Mark E Smith, The Fall"
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