CC put together a retrospective sometime in the late 90’s i think – limited CD release only. I have one of the covers somewhere or another around here, but i like the vibe of the master tape here. This is a pretty cool testament to the output of our old pal over the years. Pretty incredible really. Anyhow, without further ado:
Audio Wreck’s first release. We recorded this at the A street House on Eric C’s 8 track in mid-2000. CC, Robb, Josh C, and myself. Chris and I recorded the drums and bass first, and then Robb & Josh put on their guitar – followed by the vocals. Chris had this compressor pedal they got funny sounds out of by swinging the mic around in circles real fast. One of my fav’s!
This tape is rad. Most of the stuff on here was recorded at Chris and my place above the Ritz. I had just moved back from San Francisco, and Chris & Robb were doing demos. Most all of this is even before Josh joined the band. Also there is an A street practice version of Chewable Razors, and several original demos.
This is Bandon and Nick Audio Wreck era. Some seriously rare shit on here including the short-lived theremin I built in a blue lunchbox. That thing survived 1 practice and 2 shows I believe. This also has rare never-heard Birthday Song tracks.
I believe this was recorded in late 1999 in arcata. I remember the Damned poster that kept getting knocked off the wall and I remember getting so worked up i ended up throwing up at the end of the show in a beer box. Judging from the CC banter at the beginning, This is the very first time ‘Learning How To Die’ and ‘Make Like A Baby’ were played Live.
Early Audio Wreck cassette release – I think we handed out like 20 of them at a Christmas or New Year’s show. Chris, Robb, Josh, and Nick
The first 20 tracks are from late 2001, but before Sept. 11th (Thats the week I moved). Jon and Tim took over the low end and the last 6 tracks are from then. All pre-2002.