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Mystery Demo

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Clearing out some old tapes, we came across our first ever 'demo' cassette, recorded sometime in the 1980's in Todmorden, Lancs.

Andy was the composer on vocals, keyboards & guitar...

Andy  Andy

Pat was the drummer...

Pat

but I don't remember their surnames... there were one or two others; all worked at ICL, West Gorton, Manchester.

Recording was over a long weekend in the dining room of our old Victorian house, with an umbilical of assorted mic & foldback cables across the hallway to the lounge, feeding a home-made 8-track mixer, bouncing tracks between two stereo tape recorders.

I remember a last-minute panic as I'd forgotten about foldback, so had to rush out and buy several (cheap!) headphones and lash up some distribution boxes.

Bouncing between tape decks      Home-made mixer

It was a bit cramped with mic stands, guitar amp, speakers, a crappy old electric keyboard, a not-so-crappy Moog Taurus (on loan; wish I'd hung on to it now), Pat's drum kit in the corner... but at least we had that haunting piano (the old 'drawing-pins in the hammers' trick!).

Liz testing the kit
Liz having a bash

MySpace lost the original tracks, so re-uploaded to pCloud:
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