Background story: Eddie Mooney and the Grave – song by song: No.8: „Sweaty Socks“

Track 8 of 10 of the Eddie Mooney and the Grave ft Mike Rowbottom vinyl collection: „Sweaty Socks“ was recorded in Manchester in mid 1979 along with other tracks funded by Tony Davidson’s TJM Records as a possible follow up single. Written by Mike Rowbottom, he also took lead vocals on a very commercial track, reminiscent of Slade’s „Cum On Feel The Noize“. Not released in the 70s, it appeared eventually on vinyl on the „Lost Studio Recordings“ EP on Malte Buhr’s German Still Unbeatable label in March 2020. Original drummer Chris Fisher was ill and was replaced on the sessions by American drummer Sebastian Kossak. On guitar and lead vocals was Mike Rowbottom and myself on bass and backing vocals.

Eddie Mooney June/2020

Background story: Eddie Mooney and the Grave – song by song: No.7: „Insects“

Track 7 of 10 of the Eddie Mooney and the Grave ft Mike Rowbottom vinyl collection: „Insects“ was recorded in Manchester in mid 1979 along with other tracks funded by Tony Davidson’s TJM Records as a possible follow up single. However, at the time, it was ponted out that the chorus „Insects“ unfortunately and inadvertedly sounds like „Incest“. It was therefore probably unsuitable as an A side! Not released in the 70s, it appeared eventually on vinyl on the „Lost Studio Recordings“ EP on Malte Buhr’s German Still Unbeatable label in March 2020. Original drummer Chris Fisher was ill and was replaced on the sessions by American drummer Sebastian Kossak. On guitar was Mike Rowbottom and myself on bass and lead vocals.

Background story: Eddie Mooney and the Grave – song by song: No.6: „Brainwashed“

Track 6 of 10 of the Eddie Mooney and the Grave ft Mike Rowbottom vinyl collection: „Brainwashed“ was recorded in Manchester in mid 1979 along with other tracks funded by Tony Davidson’s TJM Records as a possible follow up single. Not released in the 70s, it appeared eventually on vinyl on the „Lost Studio Recordings“ EP on Malte Buhr’s German Still Unbeatable label in March 2020. Original drummer Chris Fisher was ill and was replaced on the sessions by American drummer Sebastian Kossak. On guitar was Mike Rowbottom and myself on bass and lead vocals.

Eddie Mooney May/2020

Boss Martians – Out Of Time Again (limited 2020 Edition > 10 copies with new handmade cover)

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4 copies black cover version

3 copies blue cover version

2 copies green cover version

1 copy black with red shades cover version

Copies will be shipped randomly.

This is the original 2009 release with new handmade cover.

LIMITED TO 10 COPIES ONLY!

Songs: A: Out Of Time Again / B: Time Bomb

+ download with extra bonus track (storm front)

write email: info@still-unbeatable-records.de

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

Background story: Eddie Mooney and the Grave – song by song: No.5: „Soldiers“

Track 5 of 10 of the Eddie Mooney and the Grave ft Mike Rowbottom vinyl collection: „Soldiers“ was also recorded as a demo in one take in Manchester in late 1978, along with several other tracks and the original recording needed considerable work remastering for release. This song was controversial in its day due to its political content regarding the troubles in N Ireland. Thankfully today the lyrics are no longer topical. Not released in the 70s, „Soldiers“ appeared eventually on vinyl on the „Lost 1978 Demo Tapes“ EP on Malte Buhr’s German Still Unbeatable label in October 2019. On drums, the late Chris Fisher, guitar Mike Rowbottom and myself on bass and lead vocals.

Eddie Mooney May/2020

Background story: Eddie Mooney and the Grave – song by song: No.4: „Hard On My Brain“

Track 4 of 10 of the Eddie Mooney and the Grave ft Mike Rowbottom vinyl collection: „Hard On My Brain“ was recorded as a demo in one take in Manchester in late 1978, along with several other tracks and the original recording needed considerable work remastering for release. This song was often the opening number when we played live at venues such as the Russell Club- Factory and Manchester Polytechnic, with the other Manchester bands of the time, such as V2, Mick Hucknall’s Frantic Elevators, Joy Division and the Buzzcocks. Not released in the 70s, „Hard On My Brain“ appeared eventually on vinyl on the „Lost 1978 Demo Tapes“ EP on Malte Buhr’s German Still Unbeatable label in October 2019. On drums, the late Chris Fisher, guitar Mike Rowbottom and myself on bass and lead vocals.

Eddie Mooney May/2020

Background story: Eddie Mooney and the Grave – song by song: No.3: „Bedtime Crime“

Track 3 of 10 of the Eddie Mooney and the Grave ft Mike Rowbottom vinyl collection: „Bedtime Crime“ was recorded in the cellar in Victoria Park, on a 4-track machine Manchester in late 1978 at the same session as the original demo for „I Bought Three Eggs“. The lyric idea is nicked from the Kinks‘ „Lola“, about a guy bedding a lady who turns out to be a man! It never came out at the time but eventually came out on the „Lost 1978 Demo Tapes“ vinyl EP on Malte Buhr’s German Still Unbeatable label in October 2019. On drums, the late Chris Fisher, guitar Mike Rowbottom and myself on bass and lead vocals.

Eddie Mooney May/2020

Background story: Eddie Mooney and the Grave – song by song: No.2: „Zombie“

Track 2 of 10 of the Eddie Mooney and the Grave ft Mike Rowbottom vinyl collection: „Zombie“ was recorded the same day as „I Bought Three Eggs“ at Smile 16 track studios in south Manchester in 1979. It first appeared on the TJM records „Identity Parade“ sampler LP and was the B side of TJM 16, the last single on the label, on the other side of „Eggs“. Again it was reissued on Malte Buhr’s German Still Unbeatable label in 2009. On drums, the late Chris Fisher, guitar Mike Rowbottom and myself on bass and lead vocals. The lyrics were re-written the night before the session as the original ones were thought too bizarre! It references John Travolta which dates it somewhat!

Eddie Mooney May/2020

Background story: Eddie Mooney and the Grave – song by song: No.1: „I Bought Three Eggs“

There have been ten tracks released on vinyl by Eddie Mooney and the Grave (ft Mike Rowbottom) with three drummers, originally Chris Fisher, Sebastian Kossak and Rick Medlock. Eddie Mooney is going to post links to each of these songs with the stories behind them. First up…“I Bought Three Eggs“. The original recording of this song was done in a cellar in Manchester’s Victoria Park in late 1978. I played the tape over the voice mail of TJM Records and it was heard by Mark Windsor of V2, who recommended us to label boss Tony Davidson. Tony signed us and put us in Steve Foley’s Smile 16 track studio. The song initially featured on the „Identity Parade“ sampler album and was picked up by BBC Radio One DJ John Peel. It became the last 45rpm single on TJM records in early 1980, just as the label folded and is now very scarce. It was re-issued on Malte Buhr’s German „Still Unbeatable“ label in 2009 and numerous punk compilations worldwide. It remains the band’s best known song.

Eddie Mooney May/2020