Saturday, February 20, 2010

Steve's Mystery Tape


Steve has given the readers of SSS blog a mystery to solve
and we all like a good mystery.
I personally have no idea, but its got some great stuff
on it, so I will be interested to know more myself.
I shall hand you over to Steve and the few clues he can
give us.

I was wondering if you or any of your readers can help me
identify a
mystery cassette I've had lying around for over
25 years.
It's something I bought from a bargain bin in an
independent record
store (probably in Brisbane) in around
1983-84.
The tape is black and has no distinguishing features
except a $3.50
price tag. It may have originally come with a
magazine,
but I just got the cassette.

The bands I recognise on the tape (Frontier Scouts, Pork &
Four Gods)
are from Brisbane, so I guess it may be a Brisbane
only comp.
I've never seen this tape listed anywhere
(and I have looked).
Anyway, if anyone knows what it might
be or feels like a bit of a
challenge, or is just plain curious,
here's a link:


Download Here


Cheers, Steve

Well in no time at all, Donat Brisbane's resident music
historian has solved the mystery.
Thanks Donat


This cassette is issue 004 of the PUBLIC EYE tape zine,
which came out of S.A. This dates from late 1983.
Comes with a 24 page A5 booklet.

Tracklist:

01. Mystery Virus - Squashing Ants
02. Interview with Andrew Wilson
from the Frontier Scouts by David Nichols

03. Frontier Scouts - Like In Salem
04. Spleen - Runaway
05. Fetus Memory - Humans Are Not Needed
06. Powerage - World War III
07. Mystery Virus - Work
08. The Market Gard ners - My Mind is Being Drained
09. Toy Division - Sound Maze Interview
10. Toy Division - Beurit
11. Frontier Scouts - Enchanted House
12. Pork - Pork tork to themselves
13. Pork - Sectioning of the Pancreas
14. Spleen - Nutty Spacemen
15. The Market Gard ners - Accessory 2 the Fact

Mystery solved! All spelling as written in booklet.

Donat.

6 comments:

Donat said...

This cassette is issue 004 of the PUBLIC EYE tape zine, which came out of S.A. This dates from late 1983. Comes with a 24 page A5 booklet.

Tracklist:

1. Mystery Virus - Squashing Ants
2. Interview with Andrew Wilson from the Frontier Scouts by David Nichols
3. Frontier Scouts - Like In Salem
4. Spleen - Runaway
5. Fetus Memory - Humans Are Not Needed
6. Powerage - World War III
7. Mystery Virus - Work
8. The Market Gard ners - My Mind is Being Drained

9. Toy Division - Sound Maze Interview
10. Toy Division - Beurit
11. Frontier Scouts - Enchanted House
12. Pork - Pork tork to themselves
13. Pork - Sectioning of the Pancreas
14. Spleen - Nutty Spacemen
15. The Market Gard ners - Accessory 2 the Fact

Mystery solved! All spelling as written in booklet.

zeldazonk said...

who did public eye? was it simon butcher?

Donat said...

Yep, it was Simon Butcher.

Baskingshark said...

Thanks, Donat!

Great stuff! I'd just about given up on finding out what it was.

By way of further background - I'd basically forgotten about this tape until a couple of years ago when I decided to rip all my Aussie independent music. After working through the vinyl, then the cassettes, I was eventually left with just this one tape. While I vaguely remembered how I'd come by it, I really had no idea what it was.

So there's one less thing I'll be left wondering about when I go.

Cheers, Steve

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

It gives me a warm inner glow to see the SSS community works together like this

Afterlife said...

Is the original artwork available with the download? If not, can someone update this post to include scans of the original art? Thanks.