Friday, September 27, 2013

When the Time Comes

My Australian record mogul informs me that the ZERO HOUR RECORDS brilliantly re-mastered reissue of Floor Your Love, by the fabulous Floor Models (featuring a bass player whose name rhymes with Sleeve Nimels), will be available by no later than late October.

That's the good news.

The bad news is that he still hasn't shown me the rejiggered and (assuredly) way cool new album graphics. AAARRRGGGHHH!

In either case, I am beyond stoked at the prospect of the album finally coming out.

So, while we wait, here's some live stuff that won't be on the album (for obvious low-fi reasons) but which is still pretty damned exciting anyway (IMHO).

From the Other End in Greenwich Village, on October 9, 1982, here we are with rather blistering renditions of our own "Excuses Excuses," Tom Petty's titular classic, Lulu's "To Sir With Love" (guest vocal by the lovely and talented Jan Melchior) and The Monkees "Last Train to Clarksville."

Like I said, it's low-fi, but boy, does the atmosphere and the vibe and the energy come through undimmed nonetheless.

Also: The brilliant Rickenbacker 12-string stuff -- on the left channel -- is, of course, the work of our deeply missed pal Andy "Folk-Rock" Pasternack. Damn, Andy, you were the best.


Anonymous said...

Keep the rarities coming, great stuff.

Except for a lack of bottom end, the recording sounds really great.

Allan Rosenberg

steves said...

Kick-ass performances, Steve!

I think we should include them as bonus tracks on the upcoming deluxe edition package. :-)

That photo is also one of my favorites. Everytime I see it I think of the Cavern.