Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A VIDEO THAT MAKES ME FEEL SAD
There's lots of things to like about Superabundance, the LP released by Young Knives back in 2008, not least being that one of the versions of the LP had a bonus disc which featured promo videos for all 12 tracks.
One of my favourite songs from the LP also had one of the best promos. But it was one that has always made me feel sad and down in a way that is hard to explain. Maybe some of you amateur or indeed professional psychoanalysts can suggest why:-
Incidentally, the single was the subject of something a wee bit special.
There was a CD version which had these tracks::-
mp3 : Young Knives - Turn Tail
mp3 : Young Knives - Boys Of Humble Beginnings
mp3 : Young Knives - Valiant Foes
mp3 : Young Knives - Out Of The House
'OK. So what?', you might say.
It was actually the 7" vinyl version which was different.
As is explained on the back of the single:-
"A unique session recorded live and direct to vinyl without a recording studio and using two simple microphones. This has not been done commercially for over 25 years.
Recorded at Electric Mastering. Equipment from Mark at Funky Junk. Recorded with 2 Royer Microphones, Neve Mike Pre-Amp, 1970s EMI TG Desk with 1950s Valve Fairchild Compressor and Neumann Cutting Lathe"
mp3 : Young Knives - Turn Tail (Lathe Cut Session)
mp3 : Young Knives - Mummy Light The Fire (Lathe Cut Session)
Both mp3s from the vinyl freshly re-posted as requested by Cesar, a reader from Peru, South America.