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More Death Ramps Conspiracies - Plot continues...

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:15 pm
by arctic
Another twist in the tale of the death ramps has surfaced lately. Involving a domain name** now. www.deathramps.com

You maybe wondering where there is a place for this on an Arctic Monkeys website. So we will explain vaguely...

The band announced in <a href='http://www.arctic-monkeys.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2048' target='_blank'>October</a> they were to release <b>Teddy Picker</b> as the third single from Favourite Worst Nightmare.
The band <a href='http://www.arctic-monkeys.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2079' target='_blank'>then announced</a> they were to release the single with the B-Sides <b>Death Ramps</b> and the Nettles (previously played live).

Domino <a href='http://www.arctic-monkeys.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2104' target='_blank'>then announced</a> that a band (signed under their label) named <b>Death Ramps</b> were to release a <a href='http://www.arctic-monkeys.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2104' target='_blank'>new limited edition</a> single (250 copies) on <a href='http://www.dominorecordco.com/site/index.php?page=releases&releaseID=747' target='_blank'>white label vinyl</a> along with a b-side named Nettles. They did not announce who the band were just <a href='http://www.arctic-monkeys.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2104' target='_blank'>listed a clue</a>.
The band on the vinyl turned out to be the Arctic Monkeys in disguise.
<b>deathramps.com</b> and <b>deathramps.co.uk</b> were registered on the 27th September 2007 and their homepages simply features a poem (see below) written by Alex Turner.

From what we can tell it's written by Alex Turner (it is his handwriting) and reads:

<blockquote>AFTER THE FANFARE
STOPPED GUSHING
AND THE HORNS (WHERE*)WERE PACKED
AWAY IN CASES *CASED IN
FINGER MARKED DUST
AND
THE FLAGS LAY SCRUNCHED
HAVING TURNED (THERE*)THEIR BASICS
ON THE BREEZE
AROUSAL DRIPPED IN THE SHAPE OF
TEARS, (BEGGING IN*)
CONGREGATING IN A LUMPY
PUDDLE THAT BEGGED
YOU TO DIP YOUR
SPOON!

*SPELLING MISTAKE/CORRECTION</blockquote>

So, the plot thickens and rumours continue to circulate about potential secret gigs under the name.

Check it out over at http://www.deathramps.co.uk/ or http://www.deathramps.com/ in order to read the original transcript

**What's a domain name? The address of the website like www.arctic-monkeys.com

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:01 pm
by arctic ana
wow,they really got into this whole new name thing...definitely going to check it out 8)

death ramps myspace

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:10 am
by citizen

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:23 am
by StillTakeYouHome505
curiouser and curiouser. :?:

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:31 am
by naughtymate
hmm.. wonder why they'd release an album under a new name... what are they up to? hmm.... :?:

Re: death ramps myspace

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:42 pm
by bear that in mind tonite
citizen wrote:has anyone checked out myspaces

www.myspace.com/thedeathramps

or www.myspace.com/deathramps


it says A & M in your extended network on the second maybe thats Alex and Matt??

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:22 pm
by emmmmma
how confuzzling.
i dont know what to think!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:47 pm
by Louu
someone figure it all out and tell me :D

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:05 pm
by arctic ana
any inside info,mark?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:46 pm
by naughtymate
here's the dilemma with myspace again, how do i add the death ramps as friends!!! huhu... i don't know their last name or their email address... :( can anyone help me on this one? i didn't get to add the Arctic Monkeys as friends in myspace, can i at least have this chance? anyone? pretty please... oh and if anyone could tell me how to add the arctic monkeys as friend in myspace, i'd really appreciate it! thanks! :D

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:54 pm
by Giuseppe
gone

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:44 pm
by Rhododendron
naughtymate wrote:here's the dilemma with myspace again, how do i add the death ramps as friends!!! huhu... i don't know their last name or their email address... :( can anyone help me on this one? i didn't get to add the Arctic Monkeys as friends in myspace, can i at least have this chance? anyone? pretty please... oh and if anyone could tell me how to add the arctic monkeys as friend in myspace, i'd really appreciate it! thanks! :D

I don't think they're actually made by the band.

THE DEATH RAMPS

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:14 pm
by Guest
IN A RECENT INTERVIEW IN THE GAURDIAN WITH ALEX TURNER AND RICHARD HAWLEY ALEX SAYS The Death Ramps is my favourite name for a band. Or just Death Ramp.
STATING THE REASON BEACAUSE
When we were kids, there were loads of hills and woods where you'd go and ride your bike. We called them death ramps. They probably weren't that deadly.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:16 pm
by Guest
HERES THE LINK TO THAT INTERVIEW SORRY
http://music.guardian.co.uk/rock/story/ ... 15,00.html

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:15 pm
by arctic ana
cool.that doesn't explain much but it proves that death ramps are indeed arctic monkeys.thanks for the link