Sunday, June 22, 2014
The Stain Remains
Smartpils- "No Good, No Evil" 12" (Bluurg Records, 1987... ripped at 320)
As far as I can tell, Smartpils released three demos-- the one mentioned above, "Toxic State," and "Zen Punk." I tried to find the best quality rips, but the pickings were slim. As always, if anyone can offer more info or point us in the direction of better rips, you are strongly encouraged to get in touch!
All three demos here.
And now for some compilation appearances. For all I know, some of these recordings are not exclusive and may be redundant if you download all the links I'm putting up. I just wanted to throw different rips out there. Seven of the tracks come from a cassette called "Wessex 1984," two come from "Open Mind Surgery," and two others come from two volumes of "Aquae Sulis Calling." The last in the list is of particular interest if you enjoyed the previous post. The two tracks in question do not have the usual vocalist on board, and could easily pass as Zygote songs (I would love to know the line-up on "Brothers of the Head"). Both comps are available for download or streaming from the label's bandcamp page.
Smartpils tracks from all three comps here.
Although the "All And Everything" tape has many of the songs from the demos, there are some interesting odds and ends, plus, even though the bit rate on these rips isn't great, the clarity of the songs is better than some of the rips in the demo link. In addition, there's a 40 minute live side.
"All and Everything"
Deformed Conscience/Excrement of War split LP
Harsh/Control Mechanism split 7"
Lana Dagales 7"
"Le Garage" Comp