Important mess from Sounds Radical Ministry of Messaging: There is still time to call dibs on MTX "Shards" Vol. 3 on 180-gram sea glass colored vinyl. This record sounds incredible thanks to the hard work of @unitedrecordpressing @wellmademusicvinyl and @mysteryroommastering Call dibs: https://soundsradical.com/shards3.html #music #product #vinyl #minds

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Fear, prejudice, pride, and the verisimilitude of inarticulacy... Well now, you may have noticed that Song for Odin took the past three Wodnesdægs off. If that made you sad, or vaguely distraught, rest assured: it could not be helped. But now you can go ahead and cheer up, as we're back, picking up basically where we left off, like the hiatus never even happened. So, take it away, RAD-018-1, 180 gram sea glass vinyl: https://youtu.be/E2JZc8y-XnU We just got these in, the "finished copies" of MTX Shards vol. 3, special "dibs" edition, and there it is playing the lead-off track, "Together Tonight." The video is just me holding a phone above the spinning record, so I apologize for the shakiness; the audio is the re-mastered digital audio, which sounds great but you know it's even better on vinyl in the room. Pretty innit? This is the (remastered) version from the B side of the Gun Crazy seven inch, later included as a bonus track on the CD of Our Bodies Our Selves. There's a previous recording of this song, released under the title "Let's Be Together Tonight" on the Munster Records seven inch Strum und Bang. (That's also the version that appears on the Sicko split seven inch.) Each has its charms, but we had to choose one, and we chose the former -- that is the later one. As I've mentioned in a previous write-up for this song (see notes below) the first version was thrown together very quickly before before our Euro-tour of the Summer of '92, at a Berkeley 8 track garage studio called Smooth Papa’s Greasy Groove Hut, though I’m not sure it had that name yet at the time. (I believe that this and Alex Sergay’s Recording Emporium were same place, but the timeline eludes me, and I could well be wrong about that.) The second one was recorded the same year, almost as soon as we got back from Europe, in the same physical location, but as a three-piece since Jon von had since left the band. By that time it had acquired a 16 track deck, and we recorded this track along with "Swallow Everything," "More than Toast," "Not Guilty," and the Banana Splits cover "Don't Go Away (Go Go Girl)," launching a sort of new phase I suppose. Anyway, this means that, after all this collecting and gathering up the shards, we're still left with one "orphan" (the first, 8 track version) left uncollected. There just isn't a slot for it. Maybe the maniacs at Sounds Rad will, one day, opt to do a re-issue of Strum und Bang, though, who knows? Or possibly someone will re-issue that Sicko split one day. (More about the Shards project/concept can be found at the Shards vol. 1 story link below.) In the meantime, this is what we've got going on at the moment. You can still sign up for the "dibs" list, i.e., a chance to acquire one of the limited 180 gram first pressing copies. (See link in notes below.) The buy-links go out on August 2. Street date for the standard pressing(s) is September 10. It's another comprehensive art/design packed created by Chris Appelgren and it's really beautiful. And sounds phenomenal as well (re-mastered, once again, by Justin Perkins.) Oh, and that inspired thumbnail is by our man Klode. Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots. Maybe there's another pop song that resorts to Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, having run through all other available metaphors for romantic strife and angst, but probably not because why would anyone do that? The whole song, qua song, is a bit all over the place and random, but it's held together nonetheless by the melody, the energy, and the verisimilitude of inarticulacy. These things are always worth a try, and, against all odds perhaps, I still like it. Peace. notes: -- previous aforementioned write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/808018176924844032 -- the Strum und Bang version: https://youtu.be/A_53lxlCp8M -- the Shards vol. 1 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-003-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-1-story-2b71fbf4b766 -- the Shards vol. 2 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-004-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-2-story-fa37a02d4764 -- sign up for Shards vol. 3 "dibs": https://www.soundsradical.com/shards3.html -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #vinyl #minds
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Fear, prejudice, pride, and the verisimilitude of inarticulacy... Well now, you may have noticed that Song for Odin took the past three Wodnesdægs off. If that made you sad, or vaguely distraught, rest assured: it could not be helped. But now you can go ahead and cheer up, as we're back, picking up basically where we left off, like the hiatus never even happened. So, take it away, RAD-018-1, 180 gram sea glass vinyl: https://youtu.be/E2JZc8y-XnU We just got these in, the "finished copies" of MTX Shards vol. 3, special "dibs" edition, and there it is playing the lead-off track, "Together Tonight." The video is just me holding a phone above the spinning record, so I apologize for the shakiness; the audio is the re-mastered digital audio, which sounds great but you know it's even better on vinyl in the room. Pretty innit? This is the (remastered) version from the B side of the Gun Crazy seven inch, later included as a bonus track on the CD of Our Bodies Our Selves. There's a previous recording of this song, released under the title "Let's Be Together Tonight" on the Munster Records seven inch Strum und Bang. (That's also the version that appears on the Sicko split seven inch.) Each has its charms, but we had to choose one, and we chose the former -- that is the later one. As I've mentioned in a previous write-up for this song (see notes below) the first version was thrown together very quickly before before our Euro-tour of the Summer of '92, at a Berkeley 8 track garage studio called Smooth Papa’s Greasy Groove Hut, though I’m not sure it had that name yet at the time. (I believe that this and Alex Sergay’s Recording Emporium were same place, but the timeline eludes me, and I could well be wrong about that.) The second one was recorded the same year, almost as soon as we got back from Europe, in the same physical location, but as a three-piece since Jon von had since left the band. By that time it had acquired a 16 track deck, and we recorded this track along with "Swallow Everything," "More than Toast," "Not Guilty," and the Banana Splits cover "Don't Go Away (Go Go Girl)," launching a sort of new phase I suppose. Anyway, this means that, after all this collecting and gathering up the shards, we're still left with one "orphan" (the first, 8 track version) left uncollected. There just isn't a slot for it. Maybe the maniacs at Sounds Rad will, one day, opt to do a re-issue of Strum und Bang, though, who knows? Or possibly someone will re-issue that Sicko split one day. (More about the Shards project/concept can be found at the Shards vol. 1 story link below.) In the meantime, this is what we've got going on at the moment. You can still sign up for the "dibs" list, i.e., a chance to acquire one of the limited 180 gram first pressing copies. (See link in notes below.) The buy-links go out on August 2. Street date for the standard pressing(s) is September 10. It's another comprehensive art/design packed created by Chris Appelgren and it's really beautiful. And sounds phenomenal as well (re-mastered, once again, by Justin Perkins.) Oh, and that inspired thumbnail is by our man Klode. Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots. Maybe there's another pop song that resorts to Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, having run through all other available metaphors for romantic strife and angst, but probably not because why would anyone do that? The whole song, qua song, is a bit all over the place and random, but it's held together nonetheless by the melody, the energy, and the verisimilitude of inarticulacy. These things are always worth a try, and, against all odds perhaps, I still like it. Peace. notes: -- previous aforementioned write-up of this song: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/808018176924844032 -- the Strum und Bang version: https://youtu.be/A_53lxlCp8M -- the Shards vol. 1 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-003-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-1-story-2b71fbf4b766 -- the Shards vol. 2 story: https://drankf.medium.com/rad-004-1-the-mtx-shards-vol-2-story-fa37a02d4764 -- sign up for Shards vol. 3 "dibs": https://www.soundsradical.com/shards3.html -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #vinyl #minds
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