Monday, March 21, 2011

New Improved Testament - S/T Cassette

A fantastic cassette rip from Matt, the kind of
thing that I'm excited to post. This 27 year old tape
resurrected, digitalized and available to the world.
Anyway enough from me, lets hear from Matt
about the band and this little bit of Brisbane
music history.

"...fantastic early '80's hardcore band,
well before their time, if it
in fact ever came.
Only ever available on cassette (which held up

remarkably well 27 years on, god bless it),
nine tracks recorded at
Basement Studio in
March 1984, plus a collection of live tracks
recorded
at Amyls Nightspace, the Aussie Nash
and at NIT Farm during '83/'84.
Louie, guitar,
Big Rick on bass, Fred on drums,
vocals by Nick O'Teen.

Priceless..."

matty talent

Download Here

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best post ever. Great memories. MW

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Big Rick, I`m stoked you like the band. Yes we were doin blitz-speed stuff as we used to call it before the Dead Kennedys thought of it. I`ll have to get a copy. A great surprise to see the cover again, Cheers heaps

chuck said...

wow! Big Rick comments..
welcome good sir and thx for your sounds!

BIG RICK said...

Hey Chuck so you where there dude? Yeah they where excellent times. Ran into a bloke wish I remembered his name. He saw all I did and the stuff I only heard about. My fav band at the time was Different Cartoons, drummer was lead vocals. Anything that played at the 279 club(Exchange Hotel I think) was good but that was before NIT. Hey thanks again to Striped Sunlight. My only connection today from those times is Pitt from Pictish Blood, we see each other a bit

Anonymous said...

Hey,
This is Nick,singer of said New Improved Testament,they were great days,a shitfight from hell against the QLD police at the time but the music was great,thanks for putting this up,its great to see it available on the net,Hi to Big Rick,been a while mate

Big Rick said...

Hey O`teen!! nice to know the hearts still beating mate. only a few decades ago really! Those times have been comin up lately, mainly that alot of our friends from that time are still around. Been wonderin about Lewis, or N.O.Hoper being his stage name at the time. we were mates for ages after NIT but lost touch. Alf Lungi if your out there GIVE US A SIGN

Anonymous said...

Mercifully,N.O.Hoper finally had his manic ego tripping ways ended by a long series of bad but enlightening trips on illicit substances and is now exists in a living hell of regret for his previous behavior.

Anonymous said...

Mercifully,N.O.Hoper(turned out to be quite a prophetic name) had his insane egoistical ways stopped by a long series of bad but ultimately enlightening trips on illicit sustances.He now spends much of his spare time in a living hell of regret for his decades of bad behavior. Could be taken as a cautionary tale about knowing oneself before preaching to others.

chuck said...

ahhhhh warm and fuzzy good will feelings on xmas eve.. thanks for your positive feedback over striped blog.. It's always nice to know that the ppl involved in the music that gets posted here aren't all- "fuk you- take down my music or i'll sue you" type bullshit..
It gives me strength to post hundreds more downloads :)
It's nice to see old friends catch up here too..
I didn't get to see NIT sadly, Rick - although i did get to see BOFF once at some dinghy dungeon in the Atcherley..
sadly the 279 days were b4 my time..
and my gift to you- ALf is 'still out there!' and I've passed on your good wishes ;)
merry holiday !!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the negative tone of my last comment about N.O.Hoper,I think this site is a fantastic idea and I wish you all a music and party filled Christmas.

Alf....Lunghi. said...

....Hey...Big guy...(ta chuck...U legend u...!Yep, Yep....Still here...allalf@hotmail.com...Nick told me bout u....I can email u my mobile....Rick...Mate...u in Bris, I drove past ur dads old house, & thought 'bout u...as I past....Bald Hills....! 3hrs later...Nick eugenittties...Emailed mr ur lookin 4 me...Fine...Stil play drums...was in band eit, Terry Devery...King Rat...Ol pit I trained a bit of mma, maily jap'karate with him...!saw a few in 2003 when king Rat did our cd launch....! @ Tivoli, also...Tree Huggers Ball...2002...I fink...Tivoli...Nice big Stage....We managed to use Maryanne Faith fuls P.a. She hired for the Fri & Sun...Show...We played on Sat...!Nicks got my mobile..or email me...Wont go on now...! CYAS...

Alf....Lunghi. said...

Ha I never thought Id be listening to the NIT Farm tapes & the memories frm said farm...But to hear the Basement Stuff with Nick & Uall had a sing...on that one..Did u guys use Ashley...? he was the best engineer in Town back then...Im Still around...! Must catch up...Rik...!

Big Rick said...

Holy Crap!! The gangs all here thanks to TSS!! Alf I`m onta ya now dude and I`m in Northern NSW. Guys I need to find Lewis (N.O.Hoper) He has always been dear friend of mine. So mate if your out there GIVE ME A SIGN!!

Good on yas all!!

chuck said...

calling mr (N.O Hoper)
Please contact the blog here or alf or rick or Nick... the gang wants to have a play at a reunion or at least catch up for warm and fuzzy feelings/ group hugs.. at least an email chat..
Big thanks in advance
ciao
Chuck!

FuseRed said...

this looks great - any chance of being re-upped?

thanks

Bob Nebe said...

back up

FuseRed said...

thanks heaps :)