Carl met Marc in Swansea, South Wales and they formed several moderately successful bands together. In between touring, they also both worked in a music store in order to get their hands on cheap gear. One of the most successful of these bands was the post-punk power pop Ground Control, who's career in the early 1980's included touring the UK, supporting several chart acts, recording at Rockfield studios, releasing an independent single Cover Girl, and being signed to the same Californian management company The Knack at the time of their big chart hit My Sherona.

Carl moved to London and recorded several songs for a Radio 1 session. An appearance on BBC2 followed, with Carl's band The Jones Boys playing live from BBC Manchester. He also worked as a session guitarist, and played on a single by ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone, several albums, and also worked with Stuart Elliot (Kate Bush, Cockney Rebel).

Carl kept in contact with Marc, saw the Snake Corps play live several times, and also recorded a small amount of backing vocals on the bands first album Flesh On Flesh. Whether any of this performance made it onto the finished album is unknown! Carl also co-wrote “Always be the same” which appeared on the b-side of the Snake Corps 12” single “Victory Parade”. He recorded and produced Testament at his studio along with Marc, and plays all the instruments.

New 11 track CD: Testament
by Marc Lewis

Click on the titles below to listen...

In Flux
Always be the Same
No No No
More than the Ocean


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