This thread should also be titled “Please don’t kill my bandwidth.”
I share a lot of musical taste with a lot of folks here and, coincidentally, I also don’t. For those of you who I share tastes with, I hope you enjoy what I’m about to post here.
I’m a collector of rarities and bootlegs, and the recent “Album of the year” thread in which Cheap Trick and Steve Albini are mentioned in the same sentence made me realize I should post some of these here so, here goes. The first three which I have made available on my website. If you are a hardcore, die-hard rarities collector you might have heard some of these but I guarantee this will probably be the first and last time any of you will ever see these on the internet.
In 2002 Cheap Trick went into the studio to re-record ‘In Color’ with Steve. The results have never officially been released but a certain employee who shall remain nameless copied the master onto a cassette tape and released it onto the internet. Here is the result. I personally find this to be the best Cheap Trick album ever “released” and among my favorite albums of all time. It rocks on so many levels that I can’t even think of a good Earthquake or tsunami joke.
In 1997 the Toadies went into the studio to record their sophomore album. The label said, “This is slightly too psychedelic, re-record it. GO!” The results? You tell me. (complete with some b-sides and rarities)
In '86 Pussy Galore made a cassette-only release of their cover of the Stones Exile on Main St. It is very noisy, but badass. Won’t you agree?
I hope all of you enjoy these. Please don’t kill my bandwidth (as in, don’t stream them, please download them once, if you feel so kind post a mirror, whatever! :) ). And also, before anyone gets in an uproar, this doesn’t count as file-sharing, as none of these were ever sold.