Lineup: Diccon Harper (bass), Francois Blom (vocals), Greg McEwan (guitar), Johan deJager (guitar), Paul Blom (drums),
Self-promotional cassette generally handed out at gigs as a freebie. Contains the eternal If I Had A Soul (again), and two new tracks recorded at Lemmy’s as pre-production for the first album to be recorded for the band’s new German label, Morbid Records.
As was the case with the Snail Little Man recordings at Krakatoa, the drum kit was an electronic one, which didn’t sit too well with Paul – mainly because the rock hard bass drum didn’t give the wooden double bass drum pedal beaters any bounce, and because the drum samples didn’t have a natural sound, but that fake ‘80s Simmons ring. These new songs were A Beast Is Born and an instrumental of Doom, which was initially conceived because of Greg’s nightly sessions playing the game with the same title. After this, the song’s focus changed drastically once Francois wrote the lyrics, giving it a completely different angle.
The unique thing about this recording is the fact that these were the few recordings featuring the 5th member, Johan De Jager on 2nd guitar. Johan also played live with the band for most of ’94-’95 and joining them on the Autumn Wilderness European Tour.
Xeroxed cover. Audio quality good. Self-released.