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Sheamus
= Cult of Ray =

Australia
345 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2003 :  22:31:47  Show Profile  Visit Sheamus's Homepage  Click to see Sheamus's MSN Messenger address
Does anyone know what else was on the tapes? Other versions of songs from the first Frank Black album maybe? I know the Pixies covered "Hang On To Your Ego" at some stage, as it's on the Rough Diamonds bootleg (though compared to Frank's version, it is quite unexciting).
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El Barto
= Song DB Master =

USA
4020 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2003 :  02:03:28  Show Profile  Visit El Barto's Homepage
The Pixies "Hang On To Your Ego" is actually an FB solo recording on a 4-track. It comes from the same session as "Is She Weird?" which appears on Pixies at the BBC. It's him and a drum machine.
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spacerock
- FB Fan -

Vanuatu
23 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2003 :  11:44:27  Show Profile
MMMM....ftp

Edited by - spacerock on 05/04/2003 11:46:39
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switchy
- Gigographer -

324 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2003 :  22:52:14  Show Profile  Visit switchy's Homepage
anybody heard anything from/about Johnny Malta lately? it's been a few months.. maybe he found his tape? eh?
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thecomeons
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
60 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2003 :  19:55:54  Show Profile  Visit thecomeons's Homepage
yup. it would be cool.

i remember going to see the pixies show in mean fiddler and toyed with the idea of going to visit gil norton in the studio. i phoned him instead and heard what i later recognised as space i believe in.

i'm a fucking idiot. i should have just went around there!!

my manta is a ray
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MikeW
- FB Fan -

USA
214 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2003 :  13:32:36  Show Profile
Johnny Malta has been playing relentlessly in California, AZ, TX and NM all summer. They have 2 more shows in the next 3 weeks, Zen on the 26th and at the Garage on Sep 3rd. As for the tape no word of it. But we talked about it at his last gig last monday. He mentioned that the original version of the Pixies' Surf Epic was also on there. Also, Master COntrol Studios in Burbank went out of business and in the liquidation they gave to him a Pixies' Gold Record that was issued to the studio for the sales of Bossanova and a Platinum record for Trompe Le Monde. But according to him he has nowhere to hang them. That is all I know.



quote:
Originally posted by switchy

anybody heard anything from/about Johnny Malta lately? it's been a few months.. maybe he found his tape? eh?

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Doog
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
1220 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2003 :  02:27:28  Show Profile  Visit Doog's Homepage  Click to see Doog's MSN Messenger address
Anyone else think MikeW IS Johnny Malta?
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MikeW
- FB Fan -

USA
214 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2003 :  16:12:17  Show Profile
Wow, I think you are the first to ask that question in the months that I have been here. But no, I am not Johnny. As a matter of fact, I met someone who use to post on Abstract Plain that can vouch for me. I was just answering the question for whoever posted previously regarding the tapes.

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Anyone else think MikeW IS Johnny Malta?

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Chris Knight
= Cult of Ray =

USA
899 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2003 :  17:33:46  Show Profile  Visit Chris Knight's Homepage
Fuckin' die, thread!
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switchy
- Gigographer -

324 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2003 :  11:41:02  Show Profile  Visit switchy's Homepage
Live on, thread! Don't you want that stuff to see the light of day? The response to this thread might get noticed by somebody at 4AD or Frank or Ken Goes or whoever.. and someday maybe they'll put out a kick-ass 2CD Trompe Le Monde Deluxe Edition (like the recent Pavement Slanted & Enchanted, or the Sonic Youth Dirty sets).. containing a brilliantly remastered album, plus all the b-sides from the era, plus the legendary fabled outtakes from the recording sessions.. and in the liner notes it will say "special thanks to Switchy and the forum members who posted in the Petition: Lost Trompe Tapes! topic at frankblack.net for making this happen".. and we will be worshipped like Gods by Pixies fans everywhere.. and inspire within them that they, too can make a difference.
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Sheamus
= Cult of Ray =

Australia
345 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2003 :  23:44:25  Show Profile  Visit Sheamus's Homepage  Click to see Sheamus's MSN Messenger address
That would be great. The could re-do Doolittle with the Demos found on "Give me Ecstacy" as well.

Surely Malta can't be the only person in existance with one of these tapes? Maybe there's a few sitting gathering dust in the 4AD archives? Anyone? Jo?
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Sheamus
= Cult of Ray =

Australia
345 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2003 :  23:47:13  Show Profile  Visit Sheamus's Homepage  Click to see Sheamus's MSN Messenger address
Actually, that might be a bit pointless...this would be better: Combining Come on Pilgrim and the recent "rest of the purple tape" CD into the original Purple Tape with the original Track order, and packaging that with the Doolittle Demos.
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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3415 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2003 :  02:44:27  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
or, why not just make that up yourself and save 15 bucks.
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Chris Knight
= Cult of Ray =

USA
899 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2003 :  06:57:51  Show Profile  Visit Chris Knight's Homepage
Here are some principle points detailing why the so-called "lost tapes" will probably never be made available to the general public.

Trompe le Monde is widely regarded as being one of the weaker Pixies albums. Charles, 4AD, etc. in all likelihood are aware of this and have no interest in digging up half-assed Pixies artifacts dating from that album's sessions and releasing them to appease what is essentially a fringe-market of the most devoted Pixies fans.

The sole proof that these tapes even exist lies in a few short song excerpts posted on some guy's website. Not one bootleg of the recordings that these soundbites were culled from has come to light since the date they were put on the site. This could mean that whoever has the tapes in his/her possession is a human packrat, or it could mean that the tapes have simply been lost or destroyed. Furthermore, the fact that the soundbites came from an outside source diminishes the chance that the tapes are within reach of official hands, so a petition meant to catch the collective eye of Charles, 4AD, and other relevant parties would probably be fruitless.

This is why I say "fuckin die, thread!". That and the conspicuous Malta band-plugging.
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Sheamus
= Cult of Ray =

Australia
345 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2003 :  08:34:39  Show Profile  Visit Sheamus's Homepage  Click to see Sheamus's MSN Messenger address
There's nothing wrong with a bit of fanboy/girl speculation though now is there? ;)
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jo
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
516 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2003 :  04:19:58  Show Profile  Visit jo's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by switchy

Live on, thread! Don't you want that stuff to see the light of day? The response to this thread might get noticed by somebody at 4AD or Frank or Ken Goes or whoever.. and someday maybe they'll put out a kick-ass 2CD Trompe Le Monde Deluxe Edition (like the recent Pavement Slanted & Enchanted, or the Sonic Youth Dirty sets).. containing a brilliantly remastered album, plus all the b-sides from the era, plus the legendary fabled outtakes from the recording sessions.. and in the liner notes it will say "special thanks to Switchy and the forum members who posted in the Petition: Lost Trompe Tapes! topic at frankblack.net for making this happen".. and we will be worshipped like Gods by Pixies fans everywhere.. and inspire within them that they, too can make a difference.



sorry, I'm the only Beggars Group person I know of who comes to this forum (although I sent Steve in backcat some links last week), and something like that, although a fantastic idea (I LOVE the Slanted reissue) is highly unlikely to happen...

I'm not aware of any Trompe tapes knocking around - I know we have lots of Pixies tapes, although as far as I'm aware, its just the normal stuff that got released by 4ad....
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evilbots
- FB Fan -

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2003 :  16:24:07  Show Profile  Visit evilbots's Homepage
the navajo know.

-me.
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subrosa
- FB Fan -

Netherlands
2 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2003 :  11:52:16  Show Profile
cool ... i just found out 'bout this TLM outtakes .. i want to add my name to the petition to release it ..
-subrosa
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massif snake
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
282 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2003 :  03:09:26  Show Profile  Visit massif snake's Homepage  Click to see massif snake's MSN Messenger address
any rare material by the pixies is bound to be enlightening to frank black fans too. by the time of TLM he was working on his solo album anyway.

have sex with the nuns at my school.
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Lowpresser
- FB Fan -

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2003 :  11:42:46  Show Profile  Visit Lowpresser's Homepage
i have surf epic (pixies version) on mp3 format, and also have the complete radio show from late '86 featuring boom chick a boom and a cheeky interview with the host. someday soon i'm gonna fix the speed and clean it up, and if anybody wants to trade with me...

Visit the website of mine and Jim's former band. http://www.thebennies.com
and keep a head's up over at http://www.noaloha.com for the bennies cover of hellbound
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Brackish Girl
~ Soul Eater ~

Ireland
1750 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2003 :  11:55:04  Show Profile
i'll trade you my finger fer 'em!
its all i have left.


"In the Cult of Frank/it pays off to be an 'Irish Chick'"
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Lowpresser
- FB Fan -

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 09/26/2003 :  09:58:41  Show Profile  Visit Lowpresser's Homepage
sure thing brackish girl. i could use an extra finger!

Visit the website of mine and Jim's former band. http://www.thebennies.com
and keep a head's up over at http://www.noaloha.com for the bennies cover of hellbound
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