Sunday, June 14, 2009

milf - feasting on fried afterthoughts: part three ("rock salad" tape) (1995/96?)

Ok, so it looks like there was only half as many downloads of the second milf post, compared to the first. So why am I flooding the pool with even more? First off, I'm saving the best for last, and secondly this post concerns the existence of a recording that even assumed milf "completists" aren't aware of. Rock Salad was a cassette only release sold at some of the trio's final batch of gigs before parting ways. This came out in either '95 or '96, I really can't pin an exact date on it. The band had the bright idea of recording this tape-only compilation of mostly entirely unreleased material (the bulk extracted from ancient boom box demos and live shows) onto to those cheap, no-name brand, three for $1 tapes, sans cases, ubiquitous at K-Mart and the like during the '80s and the early part of the '90s. In other words, poor fidelity, and atrociously annoying tape hiss was a given even before the "record" button was even pressed. A foolhardy, not to mention shoddy decision on milf's part (dammit Justin)! Furthermore, the volume fluctuations from song to song vary significantly on Rock Salad, though I tried to boost the output of some tracks to even things out.

There's a little overlap here between the aforementioned milf rarities collections I've been sharing, but about 80% of what's on here is exclusive to Salad, including live covers of Galaxie 500, Scientists, and Bad Company classics. Song-by-song source info is listed in the sleeve notes which I've included as a jpeg. Any songs that cut out halfway, are courtesy of the band's impeccable and unremitting standards of perfection, not yours truly. Otherwise, there's some great music buried amidst the hissy environs of this utterly scarce tape.

01. no name (from rough trade 7")
02. prozac (live '94)
03. october mights (with interview intro)
04. uh-oh (with dialogue intro)
05. face (live cbgb's 1993)
06. dumptruck
07. oblivious (galaxie 500)
08. trouble (lindsey buckingham)
09. i think i hate you, but i want to date you (justin solo demo '91)
10. 2 (from rough trade 7")
11. robin zander
12. model t
13. feel like makin' love (bad company)
14. hair bitch
15. up yours (from nothing compares to goo, goo goo dolls tribute tape)
16. liberated amish lasses (live '91)
17. frantic romantic (scientists cover)
18. girls and cars
19. one man

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1 comment:

bglobe313 said...

Wait a minute, "milf" used in 1991 (first post)?!

I had never heard that particularly phrase until recent years and had thought it came from or at least was publicized nationally by "American Pie".

Granted I was starting to hit the suburban professional years by the early 1990s, but was I so out of it, that I missed this phrase back then.

"God, I've got to get my head out of my ass."

Ace K.