1980-xx-xx Minnesota (unknown studio) Studio Sessions -Two Demo Tapes- (M3-ST)
1980-01-xx Studio Demo Tape #1
03. Leaving Me Alone
04. Quit Your Bitching
06. Anything But That
07. Thinking Of You
08. Cloudless Ceiling (*)
1980-11-xx Studio Demo Tape #2
09. Anabolic Cha-Cha
10. Coming Out Your Door
11. Unconscious Recognition
12. Leaving Me Alone
Total Time ::: 45:31
::: EXC studio quality, finished tracks. Check samples for individual estimation & to taste the musical waters contained within.
::: Warts: Not many. Some dropouts, mostly repaired but I surely missed some. 2nd demo is somewhat muffled.
::: Pretty damn excellent, hip & obscure Minnesota psych/artpunk/new wave band who had 2 official releases. More info below.::: (*) This title was hard to read on cassette - not certain.
Recording Information ::: unknown studio -> master studio stereo mixdown master tape-> 1st generation cassette, Dolby off -> 2nd generation cassette, Dolby off -> 3rd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.
Playback 2012-07-05 ::: 3rd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-07-07.
Line-up (unconfirmed - this is the 1978 album line-up) ::: Andy Schirmer - bass, keyboards, guitar // Kay Maxwell - vocals // Ken Carlson - guitar // Colin Mansfield - guitar, bass, vocals // Monty Edwards - drums.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
CoolSonics 167 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: White Bear Lake, MN psychedelic art rock band with a punk edge who had a self-titled USA LP (recorded 1978, released 1979) & 12" EP (released 1982), both on Good Records. In 1984 they recorded a 2nd full-length album for the TwinTone label, but the band broke up when the master tapes were accidently destroyed. These recording are 2 different unissued 1980 demo sessions. I always like the 1978 album, but I've never found the 12". This stuff rocks. Reminds me a lot of various bands of the era, a couple of my brothers' bands among them. It was the early days of mixing up the genres in a big way. Too bad it won't get out to many of the people who would be really interested, but YOU got it, Enjoy!
Kudos to Zongo for life support, Lochner for mikes&more & Fast Freddie for runnin' Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace). Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Weeks, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed me thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees
Do whatever you want with it except sell it, 'cause that ain't cool!