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DEMO

FALSE PROPHETS "Unnamed 1992 Demo" [all songs unreleased]
(29:45 min, 1992, 7 tracks, studio recording, origin: FLAC)
[ my original demo transfer ]




01 Baghead 02:44
02 Tompkins Square Park 04:08
03 The Sentinel 04:19
04 Balance The World 03:20
05 For Those Who Have Fallen 04:17
06 Jesse At The Helm 04:45
07 Drums 06:12

NOTES:

While not much is known about this cassette tape (dated 1992) and the people who created it - no information exists anywhere on the internet as I am writing this - it is safe to say that it is the very False Prophets us 80ies non-conformist punk rock fans would hope for, the band who created such off-the-beaten-track works as „Implosion“ or the unnamed first LP [both released on Alternative Tentacles]. Not only the band logo included but also the distinctive singing style of Stephan Ielpi are proof of that. According to the information given by the tape’s pre-owner, Debra DeSalvo would also have participated in the making of it, but this cannot be verified. All the information given on the tape itself are the tracklist, the NYC studio it was recorded at (TWIST, 263 East Tenth Str.), contact information, and the year (1992).

Musically the tracks are still hard & punky on side A, while the 3 tracks on side B are slightly more musically moderate altogether, and have and an almost folky feel about them, which by no means makes them less rebellious with their ever-present infinite sadness. Plus it seems that a lady takes over more vocal duties. Great and highly original music altogether, delivered with the usual strong message (the b/w cover artwork shows a bunch of people of all ages and sexes and a dog making a stand against war in that they oppose a tank carrying the star spangled banner by holding up enormous brass instruments, thus suggesting that they can be stopped if only we act together), but my guess is it simply was not generic enough to have been picked up by anyone, which is why it has never seen the light of day by way of a proper „commercial“ release (which I would l really like to see). Maybe with the keyboard a little more in the background...

Musically the tracks are in fact so different on side A in comparison to side B that I should think they must originate in different eras, if not even have been conceived by entirely different personnel. This could also be backed by the fact that the four tracks of side A have a serious left channel problem with it hardly existing at all, while side B is actually flawless soundwise.


STUDIO

FALSE PROPHETS "False Prophets" (official LP release, my own transfer)
(43:32 min, 1984, 13 tracks, LP, origin: FLAC)

01 The 7 Deadly Sins 03:20
02 Overkill 01:07
03 Somebody React 01:33
04 Scorched Earth 02:43
05 Blind Obedience 02:41
06 Mental Ghetto 01:23
07 Functional 04:07
08 Marat/Sade 03:53
09 The Taxidermist 04:22
10 Suburbanites Invade 04:37
11 Baghdad Stomp 05:01
12 Helplessly Screaming 04:40
13 Faith 04:00





FALSE PROPHETS "Implosion" (official LP release, my own transfer)
(39:55 min, 1989, 10 tracks, LP, origin: FLAC)

01 Fabulous Day 02:47
02 Personal Demons 03:51
03 Genetic Engineering 01:58
04 Decade Of Decay 04:19
05 I Am Your Underside 02:07
06 Destructive Engagement 05:14
07 Implosion 05:53
08 Big Bad Western 03:57
09 The Egg Shell Walk 05:24
10 Who'll Be The One 04:22


LIVE

- 1986 -

FALSE PROPHETS "Kennel Club, Philadelphia, PA, June 15th, 1986"
(49:50 min, 1986, 12 tracks, audience, origin: FLAC)
[ original tape transfer, not mp3 ]

01 intro 03:39
02 unknown instrumental 02:41
03 The Taxidermist 04:25
04 I Am Your Underside 02:43
05 Mental Ghetto 02:50
06 Intended Victims 04:41
07 Marat-Sade 05:30
08 title unknown 01:57
09 Baghdad Stomp 06:52
10 Good Clean Fun 03:19
11 Destructive Engagement 07:06
12 Scorched Earth 04:04


FALSE PROPHETS "Jockey Club, Newport, KY, July 26th, 1986"
(36:27 min, 1986, 11 tracks, audience, origin: FLAC)
[ original tape transfer, not mp3 ]

01 intro 01:58
02 Blind Obedience 02:38
03 Overkill 01:03
04 Suburbanites Invade 04:18
05 Free Money [Patti Smith] 04:20
06 Somebody React 02:19
07 I Am Your Underside 03:43
08 Banana Split Republic 05:32
09 Sonic Reducer [Dead Boys] 04:04
10 Wild Thing 03:03
11 TV Eye 03:25


- 1989 -

FALSE PROPHETS "Störtebeker, Hamburg, Germany, June 8th,1989"
(85:17 min, 1989, 16 tracks, audience master)

01 us army recruiting song 02:40
02 Marat/Sade - Personal Demons 08:37
03 Genetic Engineering 02:31
04 Never Again, Again 06:35
05 Faith 06:19
06 Plenty Of Death For All 05:08
07 The Taxidermist 03:47
08 The Taxidermist cont 02:06
09 unidentified 04:48
10 Fabulous Day 02:32
11 I Am Your Underside 02:21
12 Destructive Engagement 08:25
13 unidentified 09:31
14 Who'll Be The One - Blind Obedience 09:22
15 unidentified soft song 07:46
16 Limit Of The Limitless [cuts out] 02:45


- 1991 -

FALSE PROPHETS "Schlachthof, Bremen, Germany, September 4th, 1991"
(56:48 min, 1991, 11 tracks, audience master)

01 London [Joan Baez] - Never Again, Again 07:08
02 Genetic Engineering 02:01
03 Shadow Government 05:31
04 Plenty Of Death For All 04:28
05 Faith 06:36
06 Destructive Engagement 06:54
07 Fabulous Day 02:30
08 Invisible People 04:37
09 No Deposit, No Return 04:10
10 Limit Of The Limitless 05:25
11 The Sentinel - I Am Your Underside ["we're gonna try something new"] 07:25





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