Graham Moore from the Blossoming Noise label has recently been kind enough to offer a sliver of bandwidth so that previously posted TLASILA rarities may continue to be downloaded and shared. (Thank you very much, good sir!) The back-end recompense for BN might be something on the order of an exclusive CD release of certain (or all) of the rarities sets, but it's a little too early to delve into particulars. (Transparency is essential, non?) For the moment, fire up your browsers and suck down the ambiguity.
Grab the files here:
To Live and Shave in L.A. - Live, Churchill's, Miami, Florida, Saturday, October 15, 1994.
Original accompanying text:
[...]please accept this remastered, newly buffed, previously unissued, minimally edited TLASILA concert as a token of our affection and appreciation.
It was a great time for us musically, but the recording industry -- epecially within its devoutly, self-professedly independent sub-sectors -- was already showing signs of aversion to assimilation. In retrospect, this augured well for us. At the time, however, it was a source of great annoyance. We wanted to be heard.
Ben Wolcott joined the group in September of 1994, but for reasons no longer remembered (perhaps a scheduling conflict with a film production), he was unable to be with us on the evening of the 15th. Thus, the relative rarity of this performance...
We'd only recently wrapped Prostitution Heute!, the follow-up (EP) to 30-minuten männercreme, and had begun tracking our second full-length album, the ill-fated "Helen Butte" vs. Masonna Pussy Badsmell.
Michael Bull's Nightcap label sundered before Heute could be issued, and "Helen Butte" would ultimately be discarded by Ann Arbor's Bulb Records before washing ashore at Full Contact, a (very) short-lived subsidiary of Fifth Column. Those were miserable experiences, but they provided valuable lessons...
Rat Bastard played the bass. I sang and created the backing tapes.
Ariya Okomoto (then a member of Miami dream-pop cabal Snatch the Pebble) was the live engineer; he recorded the set for us.
The concert is complete. I edited the performance into five bite-sized chunks, but otherwise, thirteen minutes was about average for us. We crushed, then bolted. No mucking about.
01 I Suppress Nothing
02 Wanna Bust Up a Virgin Ass?
03 Modified Stock
04 58, Pumphand
05 Moschino Powerslum
06 "Free Bird" loop (bonus)
"I Suppress" and "Wanna Bust Up" would surface on Butte. Studio versions of "Modified", "Pumphand", and "Moschino" were recorded for Prostitution Heute! The "Free Bird" loop is exactly what you might expect, and it was made today, just for you.
File size: 30.5 MB / Ripped at 320 kbps / Total time: 13:17
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