Saturday, October 21, 2006

cassettes & flexis - xPQwRtz compilation #4

after mentioning an old pastels bootleg tape i used to have i spent a long time hunting for it.
and i've found it!

listening to it made me want to make a compilation of songs from old cassettes and flexi discs.

and so i have:

xPQwRtz compilation number 4

i was going to keep it to myself for a while - after all you've had 3 xPQwRtz compilations in as many months.

but, having listened to the compilation this afternoon, i want you to have it NOW.

BEWARE - the quality is quite poor in some parts. after all some of these cassettes are 20 years old and some of the flexis are nearer 25 years old!


the track listing reads like this:

pastels - 25 unfinished plays (kid jenson session track, circa '84)
savlons - and what's more
remember fun - apple of my eye
television personalities - biff bang pow! (creation flexi disc)
bob - brian wilson's bed
sperm wails - cheryl playthings
pale saints - colours and shapes (from their second demo tape)
twins & rig veda - creep
applicants - crush
emil - edwin blaze
mctells - english sinner
the williams - i know i'm nothing special to you
steamtown - living and loving
mackenzies - man with no reason (dog's breakfast) (ron johnson 4 track sampler flexi disc)
food scientists - my day today
kitchen cynics - our love was built to last (like simon dee)
big paintings - penny picture postman
st. christopher - remember me to her
14 iced bears - saloon bong (balloon song live)
haywains - shine
cannanes - sunday
sindy arthur - waiting for a raincoat
supreme cool beings - who's that? (old K cassette release)
laughing apple - wouldn't you? (creation flexi disc)

...so there you go - 24 songs taken from knackered old cassettes and creased old flexi discs.

hope you enjoy it.



  • At 8:28 PM, Blogger Mark said…

    I just found your site a couple of hours ago and it has made me smile many times.

    It kind of feels like opening up a treasure chest of music I would NEVER be able to hear otherwise.

  • At 7:07 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    well thank you very much indeed.

  • At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OH MY FUCKING LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    'Brian Wilsons Bed' by BOB! I cannot believe it! You don't know what this means to me!

    An ex girlfriend (my first love!) made me a compilation tape with this on. Lost in the midst of various moves years and years ago. I never thought I'd hear it again.

    Thank you.

  • At 1:34 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    you're very welcome.

  • At 12:12 AM, Anonymous marta said…

    hi simon,
    thanks to you for your awesome compilations, i'm already waiting for the fifth!

  • At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Megane said…

    Very nice compilation.
    Thank you very much!

  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger END OF THE LIGHT said…

    Hi.. Thanks for the geat blog...
    The link has expired.. Any chance for a reup?


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