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A dingy basement room in Shepherd's Bush was the birthplace of Black Lürxx. Johnny, then known as Syff, and Nicke, then known as Izzy, spent hours holed up in that room, composing, practicing and keeping out the cold and damp with cheap drink from the corner shop (Thunderbird - don't try it!). Out of these hours and out of the ashes of their Rhythm'n'ModPunkBlues band Speed emerged the darker and heavier, more melody-based sound of Black Lürxx. RIP, to be featured on their LA demo "Tunes from the Gypsy Swamp" was written here.

London in 1995 was not a good place to play hard rock... Brit pop was the flavour of the day and all the trendy Londoners weren't interested in a bunch of guys crazy about Guns'n'Roses, Metallica and Mötley Crüe...

So, of course, the logical thing to do was move out west... not to Cornwall, but to L.A. ...