Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Big Bang Theory - Up On A Christmas Tree (1989)

Big Bang Theory - Up On A Christmas Tree

Big Bang Theory - Up On A Christmas Tree (inside)

We keep having the urge to write to the addresses listed on these tapes, to see what happens. If there's any chance someone remotely connected with the band is there. It's an easy urge to suppress, especially when we find their videos on the youtubes:


We've also got a great article by James Muretich about the band, which was published about a year before this tape came out:


Here's a nice review of the tape from VOX:



Listen to Up On A Christmas Tree here.

Big Bang Theory - Beware the Root (1991)

Big Bang Theory - Beware the Root

Big Bang Theory - Beware the Root (inside)

What's the story on this one? This was released on CD as well. We think the guys went down to Memphis in a make or break type proposition. And got broken. But "Love Letters" is awesome.

Thankfully, we have James Muretich to fill us in on the story a bit more:


Listen to it here.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Yr Scapegoat - Mitten (1996)

Yr Scapegoat - Mitten

More from Djewel Davidson. I should have mentioned, you can hear what is likely his first band, The Will (with Brent Cooper!) over at Golden Rock.

Also, thanks to Ian Doig for passing along a copy of this tape in its original packaging: a red mitten, allegedly knitted by Djewel's girlfriend:



Listen to more Yr Scapegoat here.

Yr Scapegoat - Girls Who Love Horses (1995)

Yr Scapegoat - Girls Who Love Horses

Djewel Davidson can be a bit of a polarizing performer. Me, I like him. Others, not so much. Yr Scapegoat were, if I remember correctly, pretty hard to take live. This recording benefits from the participation of Joe and Cheryl from the Quitters (who would later team up with other Scapegoater Joanna Shaw to form Straight). This tape also namechecks Jeff Burns. I suspect he recorded this.

Djewel's current band, the Ex-Boyfriends, just released a new album about two months ago. Well worth checking out.

Listen to Girls Who Love Horses here.