- 01. INTELLIGENCE (3:45)
- 02. NEAR TONIGHT (4:15)
- 03. LOVE IS THE WAY TO MY HEART (2:42)
- 04. SKIN MAGS (6:48)
- 05. BONUS TRACK (LP ONLY) (1:15)
- 06. YOU CAME ALONG JUST IN TIME (3:00)
- 07. I'M OUT OF MY MIND (7:20)
- 08. SIT DOWN (4:35)
- 09. BANANA JERSEYJAM (1:08)
- 10. I WILL WANT TO DIE (4:50)
- 11. MARTYRDOM (4:10)
- 12. POW WOW (3:43)
- 13. THE RESIDENTS (2:20)
- 14. WHAT'S THE POINT? (2:42)
- 15. IF YOU SEE KAY (2:40)
- 16. 14 MONTHS BACK (1:50)
Thanks to label owners Martin Oliver & Carolyne Taylor, Leicestershire
Several exclusive edits and/or alternate overdubs make up this unique record's contents. Source tapes revealed below:
01. Clack 1980
02. Games and Groceries 1978
03. Returns 1976
04. Crises 1982
05. Repertoire 1983
06. Games and Groceries 1978 (Cudnik dms)
07. All Well and Good 1986
08. Clack (Cudnik dms; Price, Szzn G vcl; Jon Child sax)
09. Repertoire (Price)
10. Purpose 1986
11. Kaffeeklatsch 1984 (+Olsiewicz vcl)
12. Pow Wow 1978
13. Pow Wow
14. It's What's Happening Baby 1982
15. Sheetrock 1978
16. All Well and Good
Audiophile notice: Fidelity on this vinyl release (and subsequent CD-R burn) is somewhat substandard. All apologies from the producers. Someday an upgrade attempt to reconstruct this sequence from superior master tapes (albeit w/o the exclusive edits versions specific to this Lp) is hoped for.
'Great Scott', cried the Major to me one day as I was walking his cat. It wasn't that his cat minded, but he did have a habit of shouting into my left ear--and so soon after the operation as well. His face was red and swollen. As we passed the ladies on their soup trolleys, we gazed up into the sky and watched the brightly-coloured UFO's winking in the distance. "Reminds me of when I was a lad," the Major said.
I did the cat-walking everyday, and sometimes at night too. It was large and needed plenty of exercise. Nights were double-time, and at the end of the week I was impressed with the size of my pay packet. I remember vividly the expressions on the faces of the soup-ladies as they passed. I put this down to my old army uniform which hadn't seen a needle and thread since 1941. Dust billowed in such quantities that I sometimes had to feel my way down the badly-lit streets. Maybe they were put off by the cat too, which was cubic--three feet long, three feet wide and three-feet high. Its axles squeaked if it wasn't oiled twice daily.
The area of town I worked in was always busier at night than during the day, and I wondered why sometimes, as I trundled the silent feline along the pavements. Then, one evening I was hailed by a passing philosopher, who engaged me in an odd conversation. He stated that as the cat occupied three feet in each dimension, it must also according to the laws of science occupy three feet in the dimension of time. He repeated such phrases as "your cat was three feet ago" and "it will be in three feet", which left me thoroughly confused. Moreover, as the cat didn't belong to me, I found the whole thing a bit pointless. To end the matter, the Major arrivedand dismissed the fellow with a face the color of fresh beetroot.
When I woke up, Heliotrope Records asked me to do the sleevenotes for their R. Stevie Moore LP, but I was in such a strange mood after the dream I decided against it.
Wilberforce Snodgrass, December 1989
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