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From : 01 / 01 / 2004
So lets all wish them both a Merry Xmas and a Createful New Year and be happy with the knowledge that, this time last year T&T were just a memory to cherish and in 2005 that memory will turn into reality once more....
But in the meantime a new dedicated T&T section has come online on
The site that covers the 8 acts that were signed to Gary Numan's Numa label between 1984 - 1987 owned, built and maintained by my good friend Karl J Sherlock from USA the T&T section was co-wrote by "Tikky" and a few bits and pieces thrown in from myself... Check it out....
Finally, I'd like to wish each and every one of you out there all the best for the coming holidays...and for your continual support as we move into another new year on line....
See you all in 2005
STOP:PRESS - STOP:PRESS
"Tik and Tok unveil their new image for 2005"
Sounds like the Star Wars Convention in Birmingham went off great
Tokky's first interview (including pictures) is now ready for your reading, you'll soon work out that Tokky, just like Tikky, has a great sense of humour.
We now need questions for the December Interview... for either Tikky or Tokky or to them both, whichever, get them in quick as you can....
We would like to say thank you to everyone for their support and patients during this quite spell... The boys are working very hard and have very little spare time at the moment..... but hey!! I think it will be worth it...
Let's all sing happy birthday to Tokky for tomorrow 13th Nov......
Best wishes mate
Although things are quiet at the moment with Tik and Tok, the boys will be signing STAR WARS autographs at
"MEMORABILIA" at the
So if any of you fans in that area want to come along and meet the dynamic duo feel free!T&T will sign whatever you bring along and have always got time for a quick chat.
Further details of the event can be found at:
Well.... They decided to leave the interview with the boys out of the programme.... Hey That's Showbiz....
Well Jason Peacock calculated right and it's now confirmed that the episode of Liquid Assets "Duran Duran's Millions" will be screened at 8pm Sunday 17th October..... See Tik & Tok being interviewed on the programme...... or as case was
Another little soundbite from
Please don't expect some kind of '80's' revival thing from us. We will not be trying to look or dress like we did back in the day. There will be no fake hair or squeezing into our 'Vile Bodies' costumes. No Robots or Summers In The City. What we want to do this time round is to get back to where we started as an abstract and surreal duo that make unusual music. We're very excited about this, as in many ways it's what we do best. If you think about 'Crisis', 'Cracking Up', 'Psych-Out' 'Theme from the Dome Bros' and 'Soulless Synthetic Heartsteps' you'll have an idea of where we're going to be coming from. Again.
It's going to take time to get all this together. So please be patient and vigilant and await the ongoing saga that is and will always be
TIK and TOK.
Also, for those of you waiting for a TIK & TOK DVD. We've realised that to get clearance for TV clips etc is going to be very difficult (to say the least) from the 4 Terrestrial channels that we appeared on. But we will endeavour to put something together that will satisfy your appetites. We know it's been a long time coming. But hey, what's a 20 year lunchbreak amongst friends?
We were in STAR WARS Episode VI "Return Of The Jedi". How long did it take for that to come out on widesceen DVD?
Love to you all
"WE NIPPED OUT FOR LUNCH 20 YEARS AGO
DID WE MISS ANYTHING?
STAND BY FOR SOME BRAND NEW
TIK AND TOK 2004
Tim & Sean are booked to return to the USA at the end of OCTOBER 2004
Plus I hope you are watching the press
Anybody that's into STAR WARS, then this is for you...
Tik and Tok have been in the USA, attending another convention
Due to circumstances and events that you'll hear about very soon.... you might come across the site looking different or find a section you normally visit not there, or un-available, well..... don't panic.....
We will be taking on a new look, feel and vibe in the coming weeks....
Keep checking here for more news.... but the time is close....... so get ready....
Click on their name above and then on Tik and Tok.......
Also we'd like to thank you all for your continued support as our
hits passed 6000 tonight.....keep it coming......
them at Gallery 2 Click
the first time in 20 years Tik & Tok "
Keep watching this space and we will keep you posted with any airtimes etc as soon as we hear anything. These things sometimes never run to what you are told, but rest assured we wont let you miss such an occassion....
one of the Questions asks Tim,
.. Who could play the part of TIM DRY in a screen play of "Falling
Plus so much more........ So READ
PLUS + PLUS + PLUS
READ and enjoy now
if anyone has had bother getting access to the site. Even Tim and I couldn't
gain access, these so called server problems seem to be getting more regular.
Ive found a new home for the site and it's just down to the old contract
signing and red tape before the task of packing our bags and moving from
this server to a much faster and better
Finally tracked down, with help of a fan, an amazing online music shop that stocks everything you would want.... Vinyl and CD
The New EP Is Available Right Now At
Out This Store Now
If You Already Got The New EP - Tell Us What You Thought
Could Have Your Review Posted For Everyone To Read
Plus Check Back Here In 4 to 5 Days for a Full Update
Plus a Little Surprise or 2 Maybe
PLUS SOMETHING TO LOOK AT
from Gary site Dead-Heaven
has a collection of pictures covering "SHOCK" + TIK N TOK
+ Pleasure and the Beast and some of the incredible and loverly Barbie
Wilde. Also have a few shots of our man Tim looking as striking as
ever......Nigel decided to post them to give you all a chance to see them
for yourselves. Its a good job people like Nigel keep all their photos
and press cuttings in good condition...Otherwise we would miss out on
certain things that would be lost forever....I dont know if this is going
to be a permanent thing or like a timed event so if you want to check
them out click
Well, the E.P. has been out now for nearly 10 days, and I still haven't got mine yet.
Have any of you got a copy yet, I know it retails at £4.99 - shows you how long it has been since I bought a record, I was expecting about £2.99 tops....
My main trouble is not only have I not bought a record for a long time, but I never noticed that record stores don't do vinyl anymore.... OK, told specialist shops carry vinyl. Town were I live has total of none.
Thanks for your questions for Interviewing Tim and the Quick Bio section.
I will be sending the chosen questions to Tim soon and hope he can find a little slot in his busy schedule to answer them....
" INTOLERANCE 2"
in 2000 when Tim decided it was time Intolerance was made available on
CD, thus entering the studio with the great Jules Setfert, from the great
band The Sepia (you must check
out their new web-site, it's brilliant), who remastered Intolerance with
Tim, everything Tim had was given the digital touch...including tracks
which there wasn't enough room for on the original CD release....Tracks
such as A Date with the Palm Sisters, The Garden, and
Robot Music (Full Length Version) plus some unreleased 4 track
demos, remain on a shelf in Tim's studio and Tim feels they would be much
better re-packaged in the form of another albums worth of material, possible
title "Intolerance 2".. This would answer the forever asked
question of what happened too, or was there ever an Intolerance 2....
TIM TO STAR IN GERMAN HORROR MOVIE
Tim has landed a role in a German Horror movie called "Walpurgis" which begins filming in Bavaria at the end of this year and maybe into January of next. It's kind of like "Sleepy Hollow" but with crazed Witches riding scythes who terrorise an innocent community of Townspeople by kidnapping babies and doing all sorts of ghastly cinematic stuff! The guy who's directing it was a producer on the Ford Fiesta ad Tim did back in '88 as The Head Devil and that's how he was offered the part...We shall keep you posted as and when news on this project comes through....
In my forever quest to keep alive the legacy TIK AND TOK created, Ive been searching through Gary Numan fan sites and speaking to people on forums etc...Hey some name calling goes on in these places I can say.... but the results have been promising so far concerning the boys...Fans of old and fans that became Numanoids post 1983 have shown a keen interest in finding out more information.... If you are one of these new visitors, on behalf of us all in here, can I say hello and thank you for your interest...No name calling here though mind you...We are all one big TIK & TOK family....Enjoy
TO PLAY 2 GIGS SEPT 10 and 11th 2004 BEFORE FLYING WEST
Sorry about the long wait for any updates to the site, but over the next week or so there will be quite a few, as Ive been working on different sections over the last few weeks, so keep your eyes on this page for news on future updates....
thing must be the release of the Tik and Tok EP
which is being released on the 14th June on The Rephlex label....Click
link above to read the full story....
be advised that following 2 days of showing
are back on-line and working fine....
Great to see Tim back up and running and now in possession with all the tools and equipment needed to produce the Tik and Tok DVD....So watch this space for information on it's progress....
22 - 4 - 2004
TO ANYONE WAITING FOR
If you have ordered an Album on CD from Tim direct, he wanted me to assure you all that, due to problems at his end with his computer, totally unforseen and out of the blue, he is unable at this very moment to produce audio or artwork, thus unfortunately this includes the disc's ordered for Tik and Tok / Noir but he's well on top of the problem with his PC... and all orders will be forfilled within 10 to 14 days.... We appologise deeply for your wait concerning this matter and thank you for your on - going support.... The same problem is keeping us from bringing you April / May Interviewing Tim plus Quick Bio 4, but these things happen, and they will both be available as soon as possible.....
again on behalf of Tim and myself
09 - 4 - 2004
Can I wish everyone a happy Easter and I hope you enjoy the long weekend for whatever reasons you believe that Easter Time is with us....With Children in the house, I'm on the Chocolate trail....(ZIGGYxx)
06 - 4 - 2004
month's Interviewing Tim and another Quick
Bio, number 4 we are upto now will be posted very soon, Tim has
had a very busy month and was in Germany for a Jedicon Convention last
weekend which links me nicely to a novel little item featuring our two
boys and merchandise from the Return of the Jedi
Discover "" the 18 track re-mastered CD " Intolerance
" Best of Tik and Tok 1982 - 1984
Lady Rae (Sarah), if your town is that sleepy,
Intolerance is to be taken from it's wrapping
as soon as it arrives on your door mat...inserted in the car CD player
and the responce from your speakers needs to be at a good volume, a volume
just to loud for the old residents and a level that will make the doors
of your car pound to the beat of Tik and Tok, windows down....cruise the
main streets....and spread the word....
If you are still one of the few fans without Intolerance on CD then you need to click here
02 - 4 - 2004
Another Month has passed us by where did March go then exactly....
Any of you out there get caught by an April Fool's prank.....? I stayed in bed till after mid-day so I couldn't get caught....
I HAVE ADDED SOME NEW AUDIO CLIPS IN THE INTOLERANCE SECTION
30 - 3 - 2004
No More News yet on the EP - CD, so I'm presuming that everything will still be on a green light for release
before the Summer 2004 - We'll keep you informed right here.....
28 - 3 - 2004
Top 5 song poll - Voting Now Closed - CHECK RESULTS
Dangerous and Unaffraid audio clip added - more to follow soon
14 - 3 - 2004
Please find for your enjoyment REVIEWS / VIEWS a new section which I hope we can develop into something special over the coming months....2 great reviews to start us off
8 - 3 - 2004
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GARY NUMAN FOR TODAY FROM US ALL HERE
6 - 3 - 2004
Updated Fan Pictures pages now posted. Please click: From The Fans
Also, exciting news from Tim. He tells me that he will personally be putting together a DVD of all the Tik & Tok footage in his posession, and some Shock stuff too! Tim will give us an introduction on Digi Cam explaining when,where and how.
He'll also do all the artwork and packaging and it will be available to purchase from his own website in the near future.
When it's ready you'll hear about it right here on this page!
O4 . 03 . 2004
The March interview with Tim is now posted. Click this link to read what The Man has to say this month Interviewing Tim
Also check out Quick Bio 3 now online for your pleasure and amusement!
Also thank you to Frank Macari of Ediunburgh
for sending in some video footage of the boys in rehearsals (Excellent stuff Frank Cheers)
03 - 03 - 2004
I had a thought the other day as to what are my top 5 songs by TnT....then wondered about other fans and what their choices would be.....so for a bit of fun we'll find out.....Over the next few months visitors are invited to submit their top 5 songs that Tik and Tok recorded....1..best ever, and so on to 5.....After a few months or so I'll workout the actual percentages and post the results here for you all to see.....to get you in the swing here is my top 5 songs
1.. Vile Bodies
2.. Cracking Up
3.. Down From the Sky
4.. Psych-Out At The Dunheadin Masked Ball
5.. Cool Running (Original Mix)
I've got a feeling that "Vile Bodies" might be the out right winner, but you never know....We'll wait and see..so come on get listening to "Intolerance" and decide....it will be hard...but you can do it....
Then send your choices to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll keep everyone posted on the progress of the poll in future updates....
Another message from Tim Dry on 19.2.04
From reading the guestbook entries and from received e-mails, I get the impression that some of you think that this site is run by and maintained by Tik & Tok, and that we are somehow still in existence. We're not! We haven't been since 1984. This site is here to commemorate and define what the two of us did back in the '80's, and to give all of you fans the info that maybe you never got back then.Unlike other acts from that era who were bands and played music and had hit records, we were something different. Our star shone brightly for a brief while and was gone. Personally speaking, I would love to do it again and to do it right. But, as you know it takes two to Tango, and as one of us doesn't want to dance anymore, the chances of a reunion are slim to say the least. So, in answer to those questions of: new shows, new records etc. the answer is NO. What you've got is what you get. My role is to assist Ziggy in displaying information for you in a way that you've never had before. I love you all very much, and I shall give you what I can. But there will be no Second Coming for Tik & Tok as a living breathing entity. I offer you the chance to purchase unheard and /or re-mastered Tik & Tok tracks on the forthcoming CD EP on the Rephlex label later on this year. In the meantime, let's share our golden moments and cherish what we were. Who knows, if enough of you buy the Rephlex released Tik & Tok CD EP, I might be able to bludgeon Sean into acceptance. But please don't hold your breath. Love to you all.
16 - 02 - 2004
Personal message from Tim Dry:
Speaking on behalf of Sean (Tokky) and myself as TIK & TOK back then, I need to make something very clear. Back in '84 a l guy named CHRIS HUGHES put together 2 issues of a fanzine called "TEK" for the two of us. This was a labour of love (just as is Ziggy's work on this website today) undertaken by this man, and he did something wonderful and innovative. We were so pleased and excited by his endeavours, and endorsed his enthusiasm wholeheartedly. Unfortunately we were misled by another individual who promised us things that never materialised, and by then we'd blown our connection with "Tek".
Chris, I am so very sorry that we were misguided and therefore let you down. I hope the following "TEK" pages will vindicate you and your creative belief in the two of us wherever and whatever you are now.
All content of "TEK" pages generated by Chris Hughes (c) 1984/5.
As you will have noticed the site has just had a total re - vamp and now just looks a sexy as it could ever be... Thank you for this Tim... You are a star my friend...
11 - 02 - 2004
Well I'd like to say a huge big thank you to Gary Numan for mentioning our site in his second update of the month... and also say a big hello to all the new visitors that have came here because of the link posted by Gary... We hope you enjoy your Tik and Tok experience and become a regular part of our ever growing family of fans who already enjoy everything we have for your entertainment here...
Been working hard on this side of things.... trying to come up with things people are hopefully interested in.... Click Tim's Quick Bio which will compliment the Interviewing Tim section as to the fact the new Tim's Quick Bio will deal with and ask the questions that concern Tim as a person and not as Tik or a member of "Shock", just a man called Tim. Questions like favourite colour, favourite time of the day, which TV programs he watches, Magazines he reads etc etc....
Can I say now, if Tim's answers to these questions, fired at him, are as good and as funny as the first ones, I've now got ready to go up, well, we are in for a treat in the months to come.......
Thank you Tim for being so honest, interesting and passionate about everything...
Can anyone remember the FanZine "TEK" ..... yes...no.... well yet again Jason Peacock has provided us with a rare chance to view the FanZine he has kept since 1984...I think there was only 2 issues possibly only 1.. someone can put me right on that one... anyway you can see it in the From The Fans section, along with another photo and a magazine article, also sent in by J.P.
If there were any more issues of "TEK" and you happen to have them...scan them and send them to us and we'll put them on the site.
Also from J.P. my first Tik and Tok badge..... thank you Jason for everything
Check out the latest update on www.rephlex.com the wait is nearly over folks... The Tik and Tok EP CD now has an official catalogue number CAT 148-EP and it's release date, although still unknown, is sooner rather than later....So get ready for the future, cos things are about to take off
I'd like to say congratulations to Jason Peacock and his wife on their new arrival of a Baby Boy... Well done and best wishes from all of us here....Get him in to Tik and Tok as soon as possible mate and thank you very much for all your efforts concerning the amount of stuff you have scanned and sent in cheers....
06 - 02 - 2004
EP - CD
The new EP - CD is still on course for a release before the summer and that's straight from the horses mouth, so we'll still have that to look forward too.....I'll keep you posted with news as and when we get it.
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (WELL, AND YOUR EARS TOO ACTUALLY)
Plus something you'll all be interested in..... I've received a copy of Tim Dry's video for his massive song "DESTRUCTION", so watch this space as Tim has given his permission for us to sample the video here on the site......Will be here for you in a day or so.......................
24 - 01 - 2004
Still no news on the forthcoming EP - CD
At the time of writing this, my E:Mails have gone un-answered over last couple of weeks but that counts for nothing in this business, so all hope is still strong for it's sooner rather than later release. In fact if you are interested and would consider buying it, send me a blank email but put YES as the mail title. Hopefully I'd collect enough names and interested parties to pass on the number of possible sales if released in the near future. I'm hoping we can get in on the action and make it available through the web-site, so fans like yourselves will be able to get it mail order direct to your Hi-Fi. plus we can push the E.P. with more passion than any company could............. so fingers crossed........
So dont delay Email me today...Title:.YES
09 - 01 - 2004
Gary Numan also is playing live
Three UK gigs have been arranged for March 2004
3rd Nottingham Rock City
Tickets available at NuWorld
Drop me a mail if going to any of the above gigs
06 - 01 - 2004
WE ACHIEVED 1000 HITS SINCE GOING ONLINE
19th SEPTEMBER 2003
01 - 01 - 2004
TO ALL OUR VISITORS old and new
HOPE YOU HAVE A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL 2004
ALSO NOT FORGETTING TIM DRY HIMSELF, WHO'LL BE ANOTHER YEAR OLDER ON
9th January 2004
ALL THE BEST MATE - WE LOVE YOU
Watch this space for further info