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This is the Everybody's Entitled to Their Own Opinion (DR-001 / LK 39) mix, both sides on one 1/4" reel. It was left in George Horn's room at Fantasy when he cut the Lookout re-issue in 1990, and only exists today because it was kicked under a couch (and thus not disposed of when the cleared out all their tapes a decade ago.) And because I started this "tape hunt" a few months before Fantasy closed down, I'd guess. George was as astonished as I was to have found tapes when I emailed him about them. (The other one was the three reels comprising the remix of the Night Shift LP that Lookout released in 1996 along with its bonus tracks: so I suppose that means the actual time of the "kicking" of would have been done sometime around that time when they had been stacked together for a pick-up that never occurred?) By the way, George Horn also said, when I mentioned that the other label potentially involved in our stuff was Rough Trade, that at some point over the past twenty years, Rough Trade carted away a whole bunch of tapes in a big truck. It's possible one of those was the still-missing Big Black Bugs remix, but probably none of the other missing stuff, since that was all mastered and cut by John Golden. Anyhow, we didn't remix EEtTOO for the re-issue, figuring it "was what it was" and mainly of historical interest anyway. The whole thing was very slapdash and quick, recording and mixing, not really meant to be permanent, but more like self-released demo for our friends and such. But then it got played on college radio a bit (largely because of "Danny Partridge") and sold a lot of copies and such. Now that we're talking about re-issues, I would kind of be interested to see what might happen if we took more than a few hours to mix it, though maybe whatever improvements there might be wouldn't be worth it. Since the basic plan is to start with things that were never released on vinyl, and then work backwards, we've got a long way to go to reach this one and plenty of time to mull it over. #music #tapes #archive #minds

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More from frankportman

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This is the Everybody's Entitled to Their Own Opinion (DR-001 / LK 39) mix, both sides on one 1/4" reel. It was left in George Horn's room at Fantasy when he cut the Lookout re-issue in 1990, and only exists today because it was kicked under a couch (and thus not disposed of when the cleared out all their tapes a decade ago.) And because I started this "tape hunt" a few months before Fantasy closed down, I'd guess. George was as astonished as I was to have found tapes when I emailed him about them. (The other one was the three reels comprising the remix of the Night Shift LP that Lookout released in 1996 along with its bonus tracks: so I suppose that means the actual time of the "kicking" of would have been done sometime around that time when they had been stacked together for a pick-up that never occurred?) By the way, George Horn also said, when I mentioned that the other label potentially involved in our stuff was Rough Trade, that at some point over the past twenty years, Rough Trade carted away a whole bunch of tapes in a big truck. It's possible one of those was the still-missing Big Black Bugs remix, but probably none of the other missing stuff, since that was all mastered and cut by John Golden. Anyhow, we didn't remix EEtTOO for the re-issue, figuring it "was what it was" and mainly of historical interest anyway. The whole thing was very slapdash and quick, recording and mixing, not really meant to be permanent, but more like self-released demo for our friends and such. But then it got played on college radio a bit (largely because of "Danny Partridge") and sold a lot of copies and such. Now that we're talking about re-issues, I would kind of be interested to see what might happen if we took more than a few hours to mix it, though maybe whatever improvements there might be wouldn't be worth it. Since the basic plan is to start with things that were never released on vinyl, and then work backwards, we've got a long way to go to reach this one and plenty of time to mull it over. #music #tapes #archive #minds

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