Glass Flesh

A Tribute to Robyn Hitchcock
performed by the voices and fingers of internet

TAPE 1
THE ULTRAMARINE TAPE

Design and cover artwork: D Teague of Santa Cruz, California
Contact: Mark Gloster/D Teague, 7960B Soquel Dr., Suite 214, Aptos, CA 95003

Side One

Side Two



SIDE I

PRELUDE
Voicemail recording of uncertain origin. Mastered to DAT by Bayard Catron, July 20, 1995.

I WANNA DESTROY YOU/Other Days
Jeff Aufiero: drums; Mike Breen: guitar, lead vocals; Nate Dunne:bass, backing vocals; with Dana Ashworth on keyboards.
Produced by Kevin Lawson and Other Days
Recorded at Blue Tones Studio, Cambridge, MA on October 12-13, 1994.
For information, write Other Days, PO Boc 625, Boston, MA 02149
Or via internet: mikester@bix.com or mikeb@usa1.com
Visit the Other Days home page!

LISTENING TO THE HIGSONS/Mark Gloster and Big Rubber Shark
Mark is intent upon music becoming a vocation as well as an avocation. Look for his full-length CD appearing soon, entitled Monday's Lunch
Mark Gloster: voice, 12-string acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar
Produced and engineered by Mark Gloster
Contact: Mark Gloster, 7960B Soquel Dr., Suite 214, Aptos, CA 95003

SHE DOESN'T EXIST/Vic Chesnutt
Vic: vocals; Scott Stuckey: instrumentations; Dana Downs: backing vocals
Produced and engineered by Scott Stuckey
Vic Chestnutt appears courtesy of Texas Hill Records
Box 72449, Davis, CA (916) 756-8959

ALRIGHT YEAH/Modest Mr. Brown with Sir Poppyseed
MMB - vocals, acoustic guitar; SP - farfisa, acoustic 12 string, bass
Correspondence to: PO Box 3316, Athens, GA 30612

SURGERY/Elf Power
Elf power got started when their household got hold of a 4-track recorder. With no intention being a "real" band, the housemates collaborated on late recordings often improvising each take. There isn't a definite group line-up as such. Anybody can be a part of Elf power at any given time. Even you! Elf Power has begun to refine crude. The track "Surgery" which appears on this compilation was plucked from their magnificent third album, Vainly Cluthing at Phantom Limbs. Taking cues from indie greats like Sebadoh and Guided by Voices and the 70s rock of T. Rex, Elf Power will have you begging for more.
Andrew Rieger: vocals; Dave Rothgeber: backing vocals, acoustic guitar.
Engineered and produced by Elf Power
Write to 872 College Ave., Athens, GA 30601

TONIGHT/The Princess Fairy Tribe
John England, guitar; Ceci and Megan, vocals; Bayard, recording and port production
Ceci and Megan had never heard the song.

ONE LONG PAIR OF EYES/Dave Brown
Dave Brown, guitar and vocals; D Teague, backing vocals; Mark Gloster, bass.
Produced by Mark Gloster

ANOTHER BUBBLE/Catch 23
Recorded Oct. 1994 at Mono Valley Studio
4-track courtesy of John Born
Catch 23 is Philip Clark and Kristina Green
Write: 127 George St. Apt. 4; Fredericton,. NB E3B 1J2 Canada.
Send $2 for tape and sticker.

EQYPTIAN CREAM/Terry Marks
Terry's just a kid who really likes RH, especially the Soft Boys. He plays acoustic guitar. Really acoustic. Doesn't even have proper electric lights in his room...you know how light bulbs burn out? His have burnt in. They don't turn off, so he has to unplug them and use acoustic lights. (This is the truth....)
Egyptian Cream: inspired by Bob Dylan

GLASS HOTEL/Nismo Rebrot

SIDE II

YE SLEEPING KNIGHTS OF JESUS/Kevin Slick
Kevin Slick calls his rendition of "Sleeping Knights of Jesus" a "fun slamming surf version".

BALLOON MAN (Rubber Edit)/VERGE
"Verge -- the band that brought you the things that aren't comes back at you with the B-movie rendition of Balloon Man. You've read the book, you've seen the movie, now hear the song in glorious Flabo-vision!
Contact: Jeff Lawrence

WAX DOLL/CYNTHIA MASK (live)/Dolph Chaney
In 1987, at age 14, Dolph Chaney began writing and recording songs in his Indiana home. He sent a tape of the bizarre, awkward stuff to the (experi)mental guitarist Eugene Chandbourne, who responded favorably the following year. 1990 saw him turning from weirdness to grappling with making Beatle-esque pop with his own sense of absurdity intact. Port Radium was formed in fall 1994. They were the finest band Dolph has yet had, but they amicably called it quits in May 1995. Currently, Dolph is moving back to Indiana, starting grad school at IU, and hoping that his musical gowth doesn't lose too much momentum...
Mail: Dolph Chaney, 2707 Iowa Ave, Connersville, IN 47331

UNDERWATER MOONLIGHT/The Transparencies
In the early seventies, Daryl, John and Caroline were born in Deep River, Ontario, Canada. We all ended up in Ottawa. Some of us are students, some of us are not. Some of us are vegetable men, some of us are rot. We often return to the forest. We are logistics masters. Our songlist is endlist.
Daryl, guitar, keyboards; John, guitar; Caroline, bass; Dr. Rhythm, drums;Jupiter, judge, jury, executioner
Everyone sings sometimes. This song is dedicated to Bedhead.
Recorded at Spacecat Studios, Ottawa, 1995
Produced by The Transparencies ("honey, when we get you, there's just nothing you can do")

SERPENT AT THE GATES OF WISDOM/James Dignan
James Dignan, (5'10") Acoustic, Echoey and Twang Guitars, vocals; Sam Campbell, Whirly thing

RAILWAY SHOES/Bruce Haemmerle
In 1988, while listening to Element Of Light with a friend, during the song "The President", my friend said "You could do that!" I learned the song and something really clicked. I decided to start a band since I had some originals lying around with a similar sound, probably because Robyn and I both listen too much Syd Barrett.

HELIOTROPE/Ben Parke

I USED TO SAY I LOVE YOU/Nismo S. Rebrot
"Bayard persuaded me to cover 'I Used To Say I Love You,'" Nismo says. "Thanks." His partner in this song, Rawdoh T. Whirg, adds, "Has this got sugar in it?" Getting serious for the moment, Nismo says, "I tired to make 'I Used To Say I Love You' as good as the original. [It] demanded vocals, but to avoid the foamy muzzled pack, they were sung by Rawdoh T. Whirg. Thanks Rawdoh." "Don't mention it," Rawdo says. "Shit," Nismo says, "too late."


All songs are the property of Robyn Hitchcock. This compilation is Copyright 1995, but may be reproduced freely. It is forbidden to charge money for this tribute beyond the cost of tape and postage.