Friday, January 29, 2010

Radiohead On A Friday & Shindig Demos 1988 - 1990

Radiohead On A Friday & Shindig Demos 1988 - 1990

Sound Quality 'A'

So I'm posting these for a dear friend (zup Merideth!) she's a Radiohead junkie and was the one who got me into them. Granted I don't like anything they did until OK Computer and still am not too into that album.

Well Radiohead is like this for me, there's the 'live' band and the 'studio' band and until Amnesiac I really only liked them live, from OK PC on wards. But since Amnesiac I've really come to appreciate they're studio sound as well.

I believe it's because Radiohead started to fight for artistic freedom and indepencene starting with OK PC and really got it with Amnesiac, I loved the songs on Kid A but had only heard live versions for about a year until i finally bought the album.

It just seems to me that Radiohead from OK PC and through Kid A had 2 different sounds, the record company controlled studio sound and the "what we really want these songs to sound like" live sound.

Before the OK PC album I thought, not my cup of tea.

These demos, for me, a supporter of the "free" Radiohead, well I'm not too keen on them at all.

But then what do I know ? <;-)

I do have a good amount of Radiohead live shows and demo collections to get up here, sooner or .. most likely later. This blogish goes by impulse, I go looking for something in the library and come across many other things that interfere with getting one project really going.

As with now, I have about 10 albums on the hdd for the blogish but not one other is a Radiohead at the moment, and when I go back into the archives to pull out something, that archive will have 3 or 4 Radiohead references and I'll then post them.

So is life, full of varity, who wants to eat oatmeal every day? No matter how good it is, need some change.

Info below taken from a couple different websites after a quick google search on the demos, it doesn't cover all the tracks, I'm not too sure what the deal is, if you know leave a comment.

"Before Radiohead were signed, they were called 'On A Friday'. This was because the only time they could practice was on Fridays. They produced the On A Friday demo tape which convinced the management team of Chris Hufford and Bryce Edge to make the Manic Hedgehog demo that eventually got them signed. This was all in 1991, and soon after being signed, the band changed their name to Radiohead, which is the title of a Talking Heads song. The two demos below were cassettes recorded by On A Friday.

The tracks have been circulated on a Radiohead fan site

The first demo dates from 1988 when the band were still called On A Friday, and includes the songs ‘Happy Song’, ‘To Be A Brilliant Light’ and ‘Sinking Ship’.

The second demo is believed to have been recorded in the summer of 1990, when the band had changed their name to Shindig.

-- On A Friday demo tape --

Release Date: April 1991

01. What Is That You Say?
02. Stop Whispering [demo version]
03. Give It Up

The only place to find the tracks 'What Is That You Say?' and 'Give It Up', this tape also contained an early demo version of 'Stop Whispering', which appeared on to the first album Pablo Honey. This demo convinced Radiohead's managers to produce the 'Manic Hedgehog demo'

-- Manic Hedgehog demo tape --

Release Date: October 1991

01. I Can't [manic hedgehog version]
02. Nothing Touches Me
03. Thinking About You [manic hedgehog version]
04. Phillipa Chicken
05. You [manic hedgehog version]

A five track demo, which eventually got the band signed. This contains 3 tracks that were to appear on the debut album Pablo Honey, although they were re-recorded for the album. The other 2 tracks remain On A Friday demos that you can't find on any other release."

Mp3 audio source: mp3

2 Part Post

The image used for the cover is supposedly a pic of Radiohead as "On A Friday" back in 1988. I really don't know if that's true or not.

01 Happy Song
02 To Be A Brilliant Light
03 Sinking Ship
04 Climbing Up A Bloody Great Hill
05 Somebody
06 Mr B
07 What Is That You Say
08 Everyone Needs Someone To Hate
09 Upside Down
10 The Greatest Shindig
11 Give It Up
12 How Can You Be Sure
13 Life With A Big F
14 Keep Strong
15 Rattlesnake
16 Burning Bush
17 Tell Me Bitch
18 New Generation

Part 01

Part 02

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday MOZART!!!!

Happy Birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Who turned 254 today.


I can't even really express the impact Mozart has had on me since a very early age.

On a side note, there's plenty of stuff on the hdd for the blogish, I just need to make images and upload.

To anyone paying attention there should be some fresh content on here by weeks end.

For now listen to some Mozart THE OG Punkrocker

Friday, January 15, 2010

the Timeout Drawer

So, I'll not make this a practice on the blogish, well it's my blogish and I can do whatever I want!

But ....

I'm at work and haven't the time to update the blogish proper for a bit and have been listening to the Timeout Drawer in the car and on runs (actually they and a lot of other bands have permanent homes on the ipod I use for running so I guess that doesnt count..) .....

the Timeout Drawer is a band I am always going back to and I think that they deserve some more pimpin out, and since I don't have any live sets or demo sessions to share I want to reiterate that if you've not heard of them or have but haven't had a listen yet or are just familiar with their last couple release, check them out! (and yes I got the ok to share this home made -by yours truly- compilation)

Also if you have any live sets by these gents you can share with me, please do. I love to be able to host some more by this great band.

If you like Mogwai and or the Album Leaf then you should dig the Timeout Drawer.

Below if the link to my original post.

Check these guys out, you owe it to yourself.

Friday, January 1, 2010

American Analog Set Live Nov 16th 2005 Cambridge Mass.

American Analog Set Live Nov 16th 2005 Cambridge Mass.

Sound quality is 'A'.

I really dug this band, post rock with lyrics. Granted I prefer my "newer" bands to be lyric-less I do find about 1 or 2 out of every new 10 groups do have vocals. Just am getting tired of people yelling and or telling me the same crap over and over.

Great set this one, if you like these guys or never heard but wanted to this is a good place to start.

Mp3 audio source:mp3

Covers (single image-itunes/winamp) created by me, thanx original photographer.

01 Fuck This ... I'm Leaving
02 Kindness Of Strangers
03 Immaculate Heart I & II
04 New Drifters
05 Weather REPORT
06 Choir Vandals
07 Hard To Find
08 Born On the Cusp
09 the Hatist
10 Dont Wake Me
11 Cool Kids Keep
12 Were Computerized
13 Shes Half

Affirmation Records the Master Tape 1982

Affirmation Records the Master Tape 1982

Sound quality is 'A'.

I went cheap, runnin gout of time here gotta be somewhere, and used the track info from

I tend to like my file names done a bit different but what the hell ... it's 2010 and I need to get somewhere ....

Classic legendary shit.

Mp3 audio source: this one here was from vinyl, not mine (damnit).

Covers (single image-itunes/winamp) created by Aff Recds.

Label: Affirmation Records
Cat. #: 001
Released: 1982

1. TOXIC REASONS "Mercenary"
2. TOXIC REASONS "Drunk and Disorderly"
3. SLAMMIES "Frustrated"
5. SLAMMIES "Manager Breakdown"
6. BATTERED YOUTH "New Patriot"
7. BATTERED YOUTH "We'll Love You When You're Dead"
8. DELINQUENTS "Bible School"
9. DELINQUENTS "Systems Pressure"
10. ZERO BOYS "High Places"
11. ZERO BOYS "Human Body"
12. ZERO BOYS "Mom's Wallet"
13. ARTICLES OF FAITH "Buried Alive"
14. ARTICLES OF FAITH "False Security"
15. REPELLENTS "Think For Yourself"
16. REPELLENTS "Livin' Like an Animal"
18. THE F.U.'S "C.E.T.A. Suckers"
19. THE F.U.'S "Death Wish"
20. THE PATTERN "Unnatural Silence"
21. THE PATTERN "Michelob"
22. DIE KREUZEN "On the Street"
23. DIE KREUZEN "All White"
24. DIE KREUZEN "Fighting"

Dead Kennedys Live Never been On MTV 1984

Dead Kennedys Live Never been On MTV 1984

Sound quality is 'A'.

I have a few more DKs laying about that I'll get too sooner or later, for anyone paying attention I'm not real anal about the updates here, like to get them done but other things are fun to play with also.

There are to date about 15,000 various recordings I'd like to get up here one day, lets see how many I get to before i 1) tire of it all or 2) die.

Nice set by the boys and I must say as a former 80s punk, thank grud DKs where never on MTV, although with all the trendy bullshit thanx to MTV and the like it seems that the terms "punk" and "gothic" and "independent" or "alternative" are just a joke that you can buy at your local mall.

A very good friend once told me "otto one day MTV will get a hold of this and turn it into the main stream" to which i replied with laughter and "who the hell would think it is cool to live like this" to which the unimaginative future generations would say "anyone who wants attention and wouldn't know a just 'CAUSE' from a twilight movie and a Green Day cd" ...

Nice .... is it over yet?

Mp3 audio source: cd/mp3

Covers (single image-itunes/winamp) created by fuck knows.

01 Police Truck
02 Hop With the Jet Set
03 A Child & His Lawnmower
04 Religious Vomit
05 Do the Slag
06 Moral Majority
07 MTV Get Off the Air
08 Live Sentence
09 Macho Rama
10 Goons Of Hazard
11 Riot
12 Nazi Punks Fuck Off
13 We've Got A Bigger Problem Now

Big Country Live BBC 1989

Big Country Live BBC 1989

Sound quality is 'A'.

Big Country went through a period I didn't care for too much and the Peace In Our Time album was it, after that album I pretty much lost interest in the band but later on, around 1998 or so I was introduced to some great tracks they recorded in the 90s and set out to locate most of the material I had skipped over.

The Restless Natives & Rarities collections are a great source for that material.

This live set, like so many Big Country shows is just amazing, they really where one hell of a live out fit especially when the original line up was around, lets face it Mark Brzezicki was one of the best drummers ever, the Cult where able to get him for the Love album and we are all lucky for that, amazing drummer.

Unfortunately Stuart took his own life in Hawaii of all places I believe and the roaring days of Big Country came to an end.


Mp3 audio source: mp3

Covers (single image-itunes/winamp) created by me, thanx original photographer.

01 Peace In Our Time
02 Wonderland
03 the Seer
04 River Of Hope
05 Come Back To Me
06 the Travelers
07 King Of Emotion
08 In A Big Country
09 I Walk the Hill
10 Fields Of Fire