Before i begin, i’ve heard a rumour recently that Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster have split. I really hope it’s just that, a rumour and nothing more.
In all honesty i probably should’ve had this post up up sooner but i’d kinda forgot about it. Earlier this year i posted about the long awaited comeback of the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and mentioned that i had most of the “hard to find” tracks. Since then i’ve had a few requests through this site and through emails asking if i could forward the tracks on. So here they are….
The tracks range from early pre debut album demo’s through to b-sides, live tracks and an amazing cover of T-Rex.
I was gonna upload all the tracks separately but decided against it as i didn’t have the time to convert them all tonight. They were all on a CD i made years ago so i ripped them back onto my laptop and then just created zip files and uploaded them to my mediafire account.
EIGHTIES MATCHBOX – RARITIES (PART 1)
1. Count The Voices
2. Love Turns To Hate (original version)
4. 20th Century Boy (T-Rex cover)
5. Briefcases for Girls
6. Ice Cream
10. Charge The Guns (demo version)
11. Chicken (demo version)
12. 6:30 *
14. Return December
16. We Don’t Rock
17. Ho Ha
19. Torrential Abuse
20. Turkish Delights Of The Devil
21. Mr Mental (live)
22. Giant Bones (live)
23. Morning Has Broken (live)
24. Palominos Dream
DOWNLOAD: TEMBLD – Rarities Part 1
* For some reason the track “6:30” appears twice. It’s the same version twice over.
EIGHTIES MATCHBOX – RARITIES (PART 2)
1. In The Garden (original version)
2. You Say You’re The Doctor But I Know You’re The Mister
4. I Hate The Blues
5. Presidential Wave (live @ the BBC)
6. Celebrate Your Mother (live @ the BBC)
7. Flag Party
8. Horse Of The Dog
9. Lazy Bones
DOWNLOAD: TEMBLD – Rarities Part 2
I have a few other ones lying around too. Two tracks from the “In The Garden” EP.
MP3: Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Terrible Night
MP3: Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Horses Can Swim
An, just to keep with the b-side theme, here’s a newer one from earlier this year and the new line up…
MP3: Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Sushwep
Speaking of the most recent incarnation, new addition guitarist Dominic Knights solo project “Screaming Tupelo” is more than worth checking out.
The most accurate description i’ve heard of him is the following:
Raised at the altar of Elvis and The Cramps, baptised in the fire of sonic fuzz and primitive stomp, Screaming Tupelo is a one man ear-pounding, heart-thumping blues-punk evangelist, delivering his testimony of raw blood and tears, sweat-soaked rock’n’roll.
MP3: Screaming Tupelo – Up Jumped The Devil (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds cover)
And now for one from the old brigade. Original lead guitarist and founding member Andy Huxley (that’s him sitting down top left up there) left in 2005 and went onto form Vile Imbeciles.
MP3: Vile Imbeciles – Tramp
Then Rich Fownes came and went. In his 3 year tenure in the 80’s Matchbox he obviously contributed a few songs. The one that stuck out most is called “Kemptown Animal”. Since his departure from the Disaster he has played in/formed two bands, With Scissors and Bad For Lazarus. He’s also been known to play live with UNKLE and he had a planned role in Nine Inch Nails live band that eventually crumbled.
The track “Kemptown Animal” was also recorded by Bad For Lazarus with Rich on vocals. I don’t actually have the Eighties Matchbox version but if anyone knows where i can get it then it’d be well appreciated.
MP3: Bad For Lazarus- Kemptown Animal
There are also a few more Eighties Matchbox rare tracks that i’d like to get a hold of. They’re mostly the newer demo’s and b-sides from “In The Garden” era and onwards. Once again, any help in finding these is much obliged.
S.I.T Wolf X