FLLR DAT-02 - (More From) A Box of DATs


My project for much of last year was to transfer a huge cache of DATs (pictured above) that contain much that likely has already been put out there but also seems to have quite a bit that has not.

So of course here at tapefiller.org the whole point isn't to present these (they will go through the usual channels) but instead, anything that wasn't listed on either the spine or in an insert, grouped in digestible bites of songs.

So without any further ado, here's more from whence the first set (FLLR DAT-01) came from...

Starting off with 20 seconds of what appears to sound like keyboard typing...wait, is that right?  I guess that's what it is.

Next we have six Cure B-Sides, included here because most of this is supposed to be live material so this can't be anything but filler, even if it does appear on the J-Card.


Lament (Flexipop version)


Airiel (spelled various ways) from the 1982 Kid Jensen session


Purple Haze (Hendrix), which first appeared on the Stone Free (a Tribute To Hendrix) compilation.


Hello I Love You (The Doors), which first appeared on an Elektra compilation called Rubaiyat.


I'm A Cult Hero, from the 1979 single by Cult Hero, b-side first on my running order but will swap the right way round for this!


And the better B-Side, I Dig You...


Notice the following comment which appears on one of these:

Sorry but this is CULT HERO, not The Cure. The single was conceived by Robert Smith & Simon Gallup (then bassist of the Magspies) as a way to test their musical compatibility. Smith was considering Gallup as a prospective replacement for Michael Dempsey (the Cure's bassist at the time). The songs were written for, and feature on vocals, local Horley postman Frank Bell. They also feature Malice/Easy Cure guitarist Porl Thompson and Magspies keyboardist Matthieu Hartley amongst an extended lineup of friends and family, including Robert's sisters Janet and Margaret and local band the Obtainers. Info easily obtained from Ten Imaginary Years (Cure book), Wikipedia, or any huge Cure fan, like myself. Enjoy!

Next up are a trio (almost quartet) of live tracks from Peter Gabriel probably from one of the 75+ French shows he's played in his career, and not labelled as such.

These are:

(first two tracks now ID'ed)

Zaar (the Passion soundtrack)  [3:00]
The Feeling Begins (The Passion soundtrack) 2  [2:52]
Come Talk To Me  [6:04]
intro-only to next song, cut off  [0:20]


Am thinking the unknown instrumentals were incidental music that greeted Peter Gabriel and his band's stage appearance since "Come Talk To Me" is the first song of 1993 sets of this era.

This from Rob L.:

Had a listen to that Gabriel stuff. The first 2:30 is a track called 'Zaar' from The Passion Soundtrack. After that, it sounds a lot like 'The Feeling Begins' from that same soundtrack. I have a handful of PG shows from '93, most don't have anything before 'Come Talk To Me' as that stuff is pre-recorded.

Found this, which corroborates the track names, but oddly has a Shankar track even before.

So likely, these tracks originate from the Le Zenith Paris 25 November 1993 show here:



Here's another Peter Gabriel's Secret World show, which was played in Modena, Italy, which is from this era...



Lastly, we have three tracks from R.E.M, which I initially had unidentified (the Gabriel tracks in the middle threw me off) but from the stage banter you can figure out these are also from 28 April 1981's appearance at Mountain Stage at Capital Theater in Charleston West Virginia on April 28th.  These were originally aired on NPR.

Here's an account of how a big band made their way into a small town, from West Virginia Public Radio:

https://wvpublic.org/a-big-band-comes-to-a-small-town-r-e-m-on-mountain-stage-at-25/

The tracks I have, which I can't find online... unfortunately, they're a bit choppy due to being at the end of the tape and subject to DAT glitches...maybe that's why they haven't been shared online heretofore now?

Dark End Of The Street [James Carr] - perhaps this also featured Billy Bragg?  [4:41]
World Leader Pretend  [4:35]
Get Up  [3:02]




Here's R.E.M's lawyer Bertis Downs on this event  [0:17]


To listen/download to this collection, go here:

FLLR DAT-02

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