Monday, August 15, 2011

"The Indiana Jones of Vault Preservationists"

Okay, as previously mentioned -- and as already documented over at PowerPop -- that missing in action cassette of the first 4-track home demos we did has been rescued and transferred to the digital domain at last.

There turned out to be six songs on the cassette -- four more than I even remembered we had done -- and they are, as it turns out, of variable musical interest, although to my relief all of them survived completely intact, i.e. without tape dropout or any noticeable degradation of the original recordings. In any case, "Enough's Enough," which can be heard at the link above, is killer, and is definitely going on the forthcoming Flo Mos CD. Of the rest, this one -- Andy's epic and genuinely poignant "The Hand That's Strong" -- is the only other one in contention, although I still haven't come to a definitive decision about that.

It's a shame we never did a proper studio recording of the song, but I think this version still tugs at the heartstrings. In the meantime, the perhaps interesting technical details of how it was produced can be found at the aforementioned PowerPop link.


  1. Beyond poignant,almost blatant,but,filling !

  2. Blatant but filling?

    Anyway, thank you Indy.