Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Day They Ate Brick; The Legendary Radar Sessions

I don't know how many people out there still remember the days when record shops existed and sold records.  Finding any particular record was sometimes a hassle.  You couldn't just order a record from Europe.  You had to go to a special Import Record Store, where they'd happily charge you double what you'd pay for a domestic record.  Bootleg records were something so rare and special that they were almost magical.  Every once in a while, you's see one for Pink Floyd or The Beatles or Dylan or Led Zeppelin - the big names.  But, a bootleg for a smaller player like Robyn Hitchcock...  Well, you really needed a special connection to find something like that.

I have been waiting patiently for a long time now for high-quality transfers of Robyn's bootleg vinyl to emerge from the ether.  But, it just hasn't happened.  So, I've decided to take the plunge.  I will be posting a new Robyn Hitchcock bootleg every day or two for a week or thereabouts.  Please do grab them.  Please share them on your favorite trackers, hubs, cheese shops, and sex clubs.

These are 24/96 resolution transfers.  If you want to burn a CD, you'll need to convert to 16/44.  I have tried to include decent cover art, which is to say that I know the heartbreak of getting images that are only a few KB.  I've gone to some lengths to make sure that you'll get something worth looking at.

Hope you like'em!


Dr. Forrester said...

The Day They Ate Brick

The Soft Boys
Released in 1986

Vinyl LP: Polarad POL 121 045

"The Legendary Radar Sessions"

Track listing:


1. Millstream Pigworker
2. Sandra
3. Human Music
4. Look Into Your Mirror
5. Ugly Nora
6. Wey Wey Hep A Hole


1. When I Was A Kid
2. Rock 'N' Roll Toilet
3. Look Into Your Mirror Rough mix
4. Have A Heart Betty
5. Love Poisoning
6. The Asking Tree

Rob-in-Brevard said...

Hey Doc,

This is a BUNCH of cool RH / Soft Boys stuff.

Did you know all the Wetransfer files are caput? That's the way it looks from my end, anyway.

Would you please consider re-upping "The Day They Ate Brick" and some other of these gems?

Can't believe I'm just a coupla weeks too late.


Dr. Forrester said...

Just send a private email & we'll get you sorted.

Anonymous said...

The first Robyn-related bootleg I ever had (or one of them, actually! I may have had the Maxwells 45 first). To my ears, these are still THE go-to versions for "Sandra's Having Her Brain Out" and "Pigworker", bar none.

Thanks for including the great liner notes from Bucketful of Brains!!