TRAC Demo's

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by Flex » 23 Feb 2010, 7:44pm

Wolter wrote:So, yeah. I quite liked these. Wish it could have gone somewhere.
Topper's fingerprints are definitely all over them, it seems to me. It would have been interesting to see what could have happened if TRAC had been pursued.

I look forward to what some of our resident audiophiles are able to do with the tracks and maybe clean 'em up a bit.
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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by matedog » 23 Feb 2010, 7:51pm

TeddyB Not Logged In wrote:Yes, that's Topper. Here's a photo if anyone wants to add some fonts for artwork. It's not B.A.D. incidentially -- it's T.R.A.C.: Top Risk Action Company.

By the way -- these are all running just a bit slow. Don't know the percentages but Interaction should run 5:20 and here it's running 5:33, though you've got more blank space, so maybe it's about 5:20 vs 5:26. Sorry I can't help in this case with a better source.
Never knew photos existed. Thanks for posting TB.

I haven't heard these yet but I know there are varying quality versions of this tape available. In other words, there are supposedly very good sounding copies in a few peoples' hands.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by BR16ADE_R055E » 23 Feb 2010, 9:39pm

Just finished listening to them...very nice, and yes, lots of sax.

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by Rat Patrol » 23 Feb 2010, 9:41pm

Mick's voice sounds great in these.

Liking Ducane Road a lot. That synth sounds kind of Moog-y. B.A.D.'s keys were never all that intrusive, but mid-80's MIDI digital setups just could never match that analog synth sound for meshing with a song. I take it that was John Boy, because they actually sound competently played vs. Rat Patrol's fart-o-matic synths.
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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by TeddyB Not Logged In » 23 Feb 2010, 9:53pm

Ducane Road is presumably Topper's music, as he later cut it solo as an instrumental. They keys are different, but maybe he was playing on the TRAC version?

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by Rat Patrol » 23 Feb 2010, 10:01pm

My first impression is that Mick's about as far out of his element as he ever was, but it makes a world of difference having a couple fairly competent studio musicians in-hand. I don't hear quite the bad habits run amok here as his late-period Clash musical director days, or No. 10 Upping-era (studio) B.A.D. Too bad Topper was in no shape to make this happen as a real band. If Letts were brought on as the 5th member in sort of at-large 'multimedia wizard' role instead of being saddled #2 collaborator without capability of pitching in on playing or arrangements I think ceiling for this outfit would've been way higher. And B.A.D. turned out to have plenty capable ceiling, so that's a compliment.
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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by Rat Patrol » 24 Feb 2010, 2:26am

Jesus...why didn't he ever sing like this on released material? Nation is some straight-up soulful vocalizing.
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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by white man » 24 Feb 2010, 5:05am

All up there now
Fill ya boots.

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by esmark » 24 Feb 2010, 5:10am

Thanks again wm! Nice work!!!

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by esmark » 24 Feb 2010, 5:12am

Geing an error msg on Bottom Line... :meh:

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by white man » 24 Feb 2010, 5:21am

Working on it now mate.
Fucking mediafire's a piece of shit. :hmph:

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by white man » 24 Feb 2010, 5:43am

OK E. Its working now
Don't be expecting anything like the version we all know and love. The only similarity would be the lyrics.

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by esmark » 24 Feb 2010, 6:54am

thanks!

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by TeddyB Not Logged In » 24 Feb 2010, 7:30am

white man wrote:OK E. Its working now
Don't be expecting anything like the version we all know and love. The only similarity would be the lyrics.
Before Mick heard White Lines.

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Re: TRAC Demo's

Post by Flex » 24 Feb 2010, 11:06am

Fantastic! Thanks for doing all the work!

Quick question, anyone else having trouble with extracting Euroshima?
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