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Exhilarating! Dynamic! 1982 music from the Death Throes of Liverpool’s maddest band. 42 minutes of it, and nearly all previously unreleased. Instrumentals, mostly, plus fragile earworms from a very distant time. Also check out Side 2’s tumbling musical collage taken from the same 1982 recording sessions – this time, however, they are overladen with Cope’s earliest autobiographical attempts. Yes, herein are contained 1989’s Head-On reflections: spoken word delivered over a mysterious and distinctively Teardrop Explodes Post-Punk sound. Clad in appropriately intriguing packaging? U-Betcha! ‘Doesn’t feature Reward-type hits anywhere herein’!!


Side 1: 1982 Demos for The Teardrop Explodes:
1 That’s Where I’m Coming From
2 Ned Kelly Dawn
3 Straight Rain
4 Krankenhaus: Joker’s Birthday Duck Hunt.

Side 2: 1989 Music Prepared for Head-On:
1 Grow Your Hair
2 Charles XII Of Sweden
3 You Think It’s Love 82
4 Unsafe At Any Speed
5 The Emotional Jungle
6 Tiny Children
7 Dave Balfe, What’s Got Into You
8 You Disappear From View