Essential (1974-1978)

 

Company: SubPop (USA)  -  Cat No: (spcd 553)
Format: 12" lp & cd  -  Released: 2001  -  Status: Currently in print

 

This reissue by SubPop samples various material from all of the band's varied releases. It's got some great attention and has put the band back in the spotlight once again. It includes liner notes by Rolling Stone music editor David Fricke.

 

Track Listing: (70:19 m:s)

Aloha Steve & Danno (D Tek/R Younger/M Stevens) (3:58 m:s)

Murder City Nights ( D Tek ) (2:23 m:s)

New Race ( D Tek ) (2:43 m:s)

Love Kills ( D Tek ) (3:44 m:s)

Descent Into The Maelstrom ( D Tek ) (4:24 m:s)

Burn My Eye '78 ( D Tek ) (1:35 m:s)

I-94 ( D Tek / C Jones ) (3:36 m:s)

Anglo Girl Desire ( D Tek ) (3:09 m:s)

Hand Of Law ( D Tek ) (4:46 m:s)

Snake ( D Tek ) (3:07 m:s)

Do The Pop ( D Tek / M Sisto ) (2:34 m:s)

Non Stop Girls ( D Tek ) (2:42 m:s)

What Gives? ( W Gilbert / D Tek ) (2:26 m:s)

Man With Golden Helmet ( D Tek / S Kambly ) (5:38 m:s)

Hanging On ( D Tek ) (3:38 m:s)

Crying Sun ( W Gilbert / D Tek ) (2:55 m:s)

Smith and Wesson Blues ( D Tek ) (2:55 m:s)

Time To Fall ( D Tek ) (3:12 m:s)

Alone In The Endzone ( D Tek ) (2:07 m:s)

Breaks My Heart (live) ( D Tek ) (2:53 m:s)

More Fun (live) ( D Tek ) (1:58 m:s)

Dark Surprise (live) ( D Tek ) (3:56 m:s)

 

The Musicians:

Rob Younger - Lead Vocals

Deniz Tek - Guitar, Harmonies

Chris Masuak - Guitar, Harmonies & Piano on track 5

Pip Hoyle - Organ & Piano

Warwick Gilbert - Bass

Ron Keeley - Drums

 

Technical Details:

Tracks 1-3, 5, 8-9, 11-14 from Radios Appear (OS Version)

Tracks 2, 4-5, 11 & 14 from Radios Appear (Australian Version)

Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney Australia

Produced by Charles Fisher & John Sayers

 

Tracks 6 & 15-19 from Living Eyes

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth South Wales 1978

Produced by Deniz Tek & Radio Birdman

Engineered by John Acock  /  Remixed in 1995 by Deniz Tek, Rob Younger and Chris Masuak.

Remix engineered by Phil Punch at Electric Avenue Studios, Sydney

 

Tracks 7 & 10 from the Burn My Eye EP

Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Sydney Australia 1976  /  Produced by Charles Fisher & John Sayers

 

Tracks 20-22 from the More Fun EP

Recorded live at Paddington Town Hall, Sydney Australia 1977  /  Produced by Charles Fisher 

Engineered by Alan Thorne