Wednesday, May 31, 2017

She'll Be Compin' 'Round The Mountain

Back in the old days (you kids get off my lawn) if you wanted to share a variety of songs (say, for example, you were choosing material for your band) there was no file swapping, just tape trading.
This tape is circa 1984 and came to me from my then-bandmate R. Scott Carpenter. As the title indicates, this was presumably the second in a series of "songs to consider for the band and other good and/or amusing stuff." It does actually contain a few songs that showed up in the setlists of bands that we had together (Know The Score, The Home Boys) and Scott's later bands (What Alice Found, Taoist Cowboys) including an RSC original. A lot of great era stuff in this mix.

Son of Compilation 1

Monday, May 29, 2017


Way back in the pre-music downloading/digital sharing days, there was a message board dedicated to the fabulous band from Knoxville TN The V-Roys. This was also a bit before the proliferation of cheap CD burners and blank CDs, so instead us old-timers used tapes (I hear that they're hip with the kids again these days) for our annual (or semi-annual) music swaps. Here's one that has survived in a box in the garage since then.

I don't remember who MT was/is, but I'm sure that someone will ID him/her in the comments.

I think that VOLT(T) stood for V-Roys On Line Tape Trade (Perhaps MT left a "T" off).

Anyway, here's a cool random mix tape.

VOLT 2.3 MT by MT

(Yes, the tape just cuts off like that)