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Mobius Strip: Five songs, 1995

Mobius Strip: Five songs, 1995

‘Mobius Strip employ hip-hop beats, jazzy guitar, throbbing rock bass and space dinosaurs to build their mesmerizing sound. Imagine a cross between My Bloody Valentine, Roxy Music and Achtung Baby U2 and you’ll be getting there, then listen to “Bleed Electri” and hear a hybrid of orchestral Soft Machine, Art Of Noise and a sentient jellyfish. Most of this is instrumental, but Arrow and Christian open their mouths softly on “Remedy,” contributing little to the overall mood. Incredibly, the duo…

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Sense Field: Three songs, 1990

Sense Field: Three songs, 1990

PERSONNEL: Jon Bunch: Vocals John Stockburger: Bass Rodney Sellars: Guitar Chris Evenson: Guitar TRACK LISTING: 1. Tripoem 2. Add The Colors 3. Today & Tomorrow If you came of age in the ’90s, chances are you know these guys. One of the most successful bands I ever reviewed, Sense Field were right up there with the biggest emo bands of the day. If you checked Wikipedia a few minutes ago, you would have thought Sense Field was formed in 1991;…

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John Sosnowski: Politics In Wonderland, 1992

John Sosnowski: Politics In Wonderland, 1992

PERSONNEL: John Sosnowski, everything TRACK LISTING: Side A 1. Politics In Wonderland 2. Cruz Tenebrae 3. Fleet Street 4. None But The Faithful* 5. Twisted* 6. Blue Dogs* 7. Keeping In Touch* 8. T.* 9. Chapter 11 Side B 1. Trust Me (Lame Dub Mix) 2. Dust Motes 3. Tagged & Swelling 4. Different Tribes 5. The Chase Scene* 6. Waiting Room Only 7. Go Figure* 8. Mouth* 9. User Friendly All songs ©1992 except * ©1990 Very early, pre-Web…

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Davey Hull: Five songs, 1995

Davey Hull: Five songs, 1995

PERSONNEL: David Hull, everything? TRACK LISTING: Side One/Two 1. Word Game 2. Wealth Side Two/One 1. Sprechen Sie Deutsch 2. Blue 3. Talking This may have been the first recording I ever received from David “Davey” Hull, well prior to his move from Essex to Berlin. “Sprechen Sie Deutsch” skates on crude oil. “Blue” pleads, drones, and unravels. “Talking” actually rocks. “Word Game” is all clawing, crabbing Syd-guits; “Wealth,” a secret ceremony, shrouded in anxious fog, pummeled mad by drums….

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Murfreesboro: Hoopajoob, 1998

Murfreesboro: Hoopajoob, 1998

PERSONNEL: Jake Rubin: Saxophones Walker Hardy: Trombone Christopher Freeman: Bass Kent South: Drums, vocals Ian Russell: Piano, organ, vocals Prabir Mehta: Guitar, vocals Recorded by Chris Freeman with a Tascam 488 MKII 8-track recorder, August 30, 1997 to January 2, 1998 Cover art & design: John Hilowitz & Chris Freeman Photography by Murphreesboro and Courtney England Auxilliary percussion and other stupid noises by Murfreesboro Drum machine on “Ladies Room” provided by Jason Sposa TRACK LISTING: SIDE 1 1. Protein 2….

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Brazil 2001: GODDAM SUNSHINE MUSIC – Secret Demos, 1997

Brazil 2001: GODDAM SUNSHINE MUSIC – Secret Demos, 1997

PERSONNEL: Bill Roper: Bass, vocals Larry Taube: Drums, vocals Bernard Yin: Guitar, vocals Performed and recorded by Brazil 2001 in early 1997 All songs original except for Immigrant Song – Page/Plant Recorded by Mike “Gus” Agostinelli at Explosive Studio 12 TRACK LISTING: 1. Tahiti 96 2. Muchacha No. 3 3. Banana 4. Immigrant Song 5. William 6. Muchacha No. 3 [instro.] “Tahiti 96” kicks off this tropical delight with a full-on Dick Dale-style speed surf assault, blowing the grass roof…

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Tony Low: Single Plus One, 1998

Tony Low: Single Plus One, 1998

PERSONNEL: Tony Low: Vocals, guitars, bass, percussion Lil’ Cliff Bernard: Harp on “Suicide Audition Complex” Shane Faubert: Piano, keyboards Lane Steinberg: Lead guitar, vocals Van Keith: Drums Photo: Lauren Keswick Recorded and mixed at Dubway Sudios, NYC Engineers: Michael Ungerer and Al Houghton “Music Moves the World” Special thanks to Peter (Grandmaster Clap) Furrer: hand claps TRACK LISTING: 1. Suicide Audition Complex 2. The Big Parade 3. Coloring The Time This is the very first solo release by Tony Low,…

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Michael “Sport” Murphy: “My Limbic System (Is Fucked)”, Demo, 1995

Michael “Sport” Murphy: “My Limbic System (Is Fucked)”, Demo, 1995

PERSONNEL: Michael “Sport” Murphy, Vocals, guitar “My Limbic System (Is Fucked)” is the B-side to the Time Or Dirt “Matilda Mother” 7″, released July 1995 on my Dive Records label. You can read all about TOD and the recording of the single, including the story of how “Limbic System” was chosen: The B-side was picked in true Time Or Dirt fashion. I asked Sport if he had an unused song that I could record. He offered “My Limbic System (Is…

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East River Pipe: 3 songs, 1990

East River Pipe: 3 songs, 1990

PERSONNEL: F.M. Cornog, everything TRACK LISTING: 1. Bristine 2. Here We Go 3. That’s What I Always Think Well, this was unexpected! An unofficial ERP tape, forgotten for 16 years and unheard by almost everybody until now. You lucky dogs! No downloads, OK, so chill for 10 minutes and dig three super rare tracks from one of America’s great songwriters.

Chainsuck: Three songs, 1993

Chainsuck: Three songs, 1993

PERSONNEL: Marydee Reynolds: Vocals, guitar Ruben Layman: Bass George Bolton: Keyboards, samples Michael Smith: Drums Additional guitars: Doug Vargas Additional samples: Lamar Lowder Recorded by Lamar Lowder Sound Sanctuary, Allston, MA — Fall 93 Cover photo: G. Benson All songs by Marydee Reynolds © 1993 TRACK LISTING: 1. Prozac 2. Emily Says 3. Big Mistake Recorded within a year of this Boston band’s formation, this is the demo tape that Chris Connelly, from Ministry and the Revolting Cocks, brought to…

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