Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Angus Tweed - The Dark Side of the Moo! (USA 1988-1994)
BRIAN ANDREW MAREK was diggin' deep in his archives - and that's what he found:
"ANGUS TWEED existed for two short spans of time (1988 through 1989 and 1993 through 1994), went through numerous personnel changes, and never made any professional recordings. We had no particular aesthetic except to do whatever sounded like fun at the time. Some of the things that sounded like fun at the time were psychedelia, hardcore punk, prog rock, folk rock, indie rock, grunge and glam rock. The resultant melange made us unfashionable, to say the least - but we had fun.
Some of the fun got captured on four track cassette recorders. Unfortunately, the original multitracks are long lost or taped over, thus the only source for this material is contemporary mixes on ancient cassettes - and as the responsible party, I'll be the first to admit that those mixes really sucked. I've done what I can do to spruce up the sound with the tools (and more refined ears) at my disposal, but it's still a pretty lo-fi experience.
Nonetheless, I think I've put together a reasonably listenable collection of our best recordings (including a few alternate mixes and unissued recordings), sequenced into the full-length album we never got to make. Enjoy!" (BaM)
My personal favourite track: (of course) the psychedelic long song "Autumn" (11.48) - like a crossing between MONSTER MAGNET and MOTORPSYCHO with some TERRY BROOKS guitar licks thrown in... f***ing brilliant!
Check out youtube! (Thanks to BigBadBob!)
ANGUS TWEED - The Dark Side of the Moo!
the best of the four track recordings 1988-94
(mp3 zip, 11 tracks, 51 min, artwork incl., 114,2 MB)
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