Here’s a mixed bag of cassette-only goodies . . .
hello (aka “Burn” alt mix)
cold beer (alt mix)
jah & his herb (alt mix)
–undated, probably from Christchurch practises late 1984. Presence of saxophone and graphic equalizer are big time-clues, plus references to beer & god, plus the other side of the tape features the song “the panther of the suburbs” whose lyrics Steve channeled in trance-state following A SCAR IS BORN sessions, mid-84.
—live at the Star & Garter in Christchurch, 4 November 1983. This is around the time of the MICK’S DANCEFLOOR (MIX) sessions, and Mick himself, M. S. Agro, plays bass with us for the first of a whole bunch of great gigs.
–live at Christchurch City Mall, c.1984. Sounds like there’s a clarinet on this too so likely features members of the Axemen marching band who did stuff up and down Colombo Street. While marching. In a band. More from Live at City Mall
—Axmin biggish band again at Whangarei Busker’s Convention, December 1985.
–live at Cashel St practice rooms, early-mid 1986, with vocal overdubs by Steve & his 4-track.
FREAK OF THE WEEK (from behind)
“untitled by unknown” has a really strange reverb, sounds like it was recorded on a cellphone or security camera, dig the snare echo bounce…
“jah & his herb” is a tailor-made hit for contemporary Deutschlander audiences. They love their reggae and dub over there, it’s funny cos they drink litres of Dunkel-Weißen and dance to da rasta boogie!
– Walkout Kiss
Oops, forgot to add the caption under Axemen Lady:
GUESS HOW MANY AVOCADOS “SHE” IS CONCEALING…
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