DROPDEAD "Demos 1991" CD
DROPDEAD "Demos 1991" CD
Release Date: December 2020
Catalog Number: Armageddon 028 / AL-028
CD in jewelcase packaging.
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"Here we sit 30 years later and listening to these remastered demos we find these tracks just as powerful as the first time I heard them... Primitive, ferocious music where the lyric sheet matters" - Razorblades and Aspirin
This LP compiles the first and second demos plus one compilation track all recorded in 1991. Raw primitive versions of songs that the band started with and slowly developed into tracks for the early EPs and first LP, plus a couple relevant covers. Some of these tracks are still played at live shows today in 2020 almost 30 years later. Demo one has 17 songs recorded at WRIU live to reel to reel and has been restored by Kurt Ballou at God City. Demo two has 8 tracks recorded on a home 4 track, original unmixed master cassette given to Chris Corry at the Paincave to restore. Several on this tracks were never before released. The final track is a completely Hellhammer style version of the outro to Kiss' Black Diamond recorded for a local Providence Kiss covers cassette, many years later it was included on a vinyl 8" record that accompanied Rocktober Magazine issue 22. All in all a rough, noisy & raw document from the early days released on vinyl for the first time.
Dropdead Demo 1 - August 1991
At The Cost Of An Animal
Doorway To Extinction
Wound Runs Deep
The Circle Complete
Easy Way Out
In The Name
Is This Life? (A.O.A.)
Dropdead - Demo 2 October 1991
Do You Choose Life
Fucking Assholes (No Vocals)
Strength In Your Conviction
Deliver Yourself (No Vocals)
Legacy Of Death
Only A Fool
Dropdead - Comp Track Rehearsal 1991
Black Diamond Outro (Kiss via Hellhammer)
Demo 1 was recorded August 1991 at WRIU in North Kingston RI assisted by Jim Collins and Jim Morgan, recorded live to a recycled 1/4 reel. Tape transferred by Sonicraft. Remixed by Kurt Ballou at God City. Mastered by Carl Saff.
Demo 2 was recorded October 1991 at the practice space. Music recorded live to a Tascam 4-track with vocals added after. Chris Corry at Paincave transferred and remixed from the original cassette master. Mastered by Carl Saff
Comp Track was recorded live to a cassette sometime in summer 1991. Transferred from vinyl as the original is lost. Mastered by Carl Saff.
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