Clearing out some old tapes, we came across our first ever
'demo' cassette, recorded sometime in the 1980's in Todmorden,
Andy was the composer on vocals, keyboards & guitar...
Pat was the drummer...
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.
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
(the old 'drawing-pins in the hammers'
MySpace lost the original tracks, so re-uploaded to pCloud: