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

 

5 ORIGINAL UNPLAYED COPIES OF THE 1982 PUNK / POWER POP VINYL RARITY AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

5 ORIGINAL UNPLAYED COPIES OF THE

1982 PUNK / POWER POP VINYL RARITY

AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

Recently found by band members in Seattle!

LINEAR DESCENT – SHEILA / THIS MAN´S DISGRACE 7”

(Pomo Records R-6816 / ℗ 1982)

Recorded At – Triangle Recording

The original unplayed copies come with the original cover sleeve plus new extra sleeve (available in 5 different individual colors) with background info, OCS guitar pick and download!

Linear Descent was formed in early 1981 by three good-natured University of Washington fisheries science students and a somewhat smarmy University of Seattle journalism student. Unfortunately for anyone interested in pursuing a musical career in Seattle at this time, the music scene was still stubbornly rutted in its dark ages, where absolutely nobody got signed between Heart in 1975 and Queensryche in 1984.

Despite dismal odds of success, the band gave it a fair attempt, playing over 75 shows in the Seattle area. They played iconic venues such as the Showbox Theater and Rainbow Tavern. They played fraternity parties, Chinese restaurants, and dive bars, including one venue that the owner burned down for the insurance money and another where water from the toilets often leaked onto the dance floor and was where the band’s two guitarists met the actual Sheila for the first time. Basically, Linear Descent played anywhere where there was even the slightest pretense of being paid.

In February 1982, the band recorded their only single “Sheila/This Man’s Disgrace” at Triangle Studios, which in 1986 became Reciprocal Studios and was where most Seattle grunge bands did their first recordings. The record received favorable reviews in the Pacific Northwest music press, got regular airplay on KCMU (now KEXP) and KJET, and sold tens of copies in local record stores.

Encouraged, the band submitted the single to a number of Los Angeles area record labels. All shot the band down except for Geffen Records, where one representative showed lukewarm interest but was soon fired. Tired of replacing drummers (the original drummer quit twice, one replacement quit and another was fired for drumming incompetence) Linear Descent disbanded in October 1982.

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