Spill Compilation Two
I organized the second Spill comp in 1993. Cd was an exciting new format then and I decided to go with it. This meant mastering to DAT in a studio (Cest-Ca on Smith st). I worked out the song order by making mockups with cassette players. Launch was at the Empress Hotel. 29 tracks on a 76 minute CD. Click on individual songs below, or download the entire album.
1. WONDROUS FAIR .. poor .. 3:35 .. mp3
This track was taken from drafts of the then-soon-to-appear WF album "Cosmological Clock". The band toured Melbourne a soon after this but eventually split after a decade or so of service, singer Deb then forming her 90s indie pop band Dragster.
2. SMALL WORLD EXPERIENCE .. get lost .. 3:19 .. mp3
One of the tracks from SWE's "Shelf Life" album. This version of the band toured Melbourne soon after.
3. SAN JOSE COW MUZAK .. hero king beetle .. 2:32 .. mp3
Brainchild of Melbourne's Richard van Hoesel (gtr/vox) and Christine Thirkell (vox/sax), supported by various instrumentalists, SJCM produced a large output of recordings and live performances.
4. DEVOTION .. America .. 3:00 .. mp3
Not subtle in its message, this track was banned by one radio station after listener complaints, and I withdrew it from the website. I'll return it when the dust has settled.
5. THE SUMP .. creed and filth .. 3:40 .. mp3
Paul Newsome's post-HDA band, featuring Michael Ison on vocals.
6. VOLVOX .. theme from 'the potatos' .. 2:09 .. mp3
Lester Vat, Glenn Norman, and Dave Taskas go at it in the manner they were famous for.
7. NEW WAVER .. if you're the one that wins the fight .. 2:12 .. mp3
A deconstruction of the 50s hit "Leader of the Pack".
8. THOU GIDEON .. wheel .. 4:34 .. mp3
Experimental/performance band from Perth revolving around the core duo of Mark Lillypie and Emma Lasting. They made several tours of the east coast of Australia and released one cd during a brief brilliant career before quitting in 1995.
9. THE WORMS .. nazca lines .. 2:02 .. mp3
Solo project by Julie, partner of Richard from San Jose Cow Muzak. This song referred to a well-known South American archaeological mystery.
10. D.N.E. .. interpreter (no. 43) .. 1:07 .. mp3
One of several contributions to the Spill series from Brisbane's Eugene Carchesio.
11. LEM .. psychometrist .. 5:52 .. mp3
Soundart duo featuring Glenn from Volvox and Wes Rush
12. ARCH BIKIIS .. the parthenon .. 1:54 .. mp3
A solo project by Dave Taskas of Volvox, which harkens back to his earlier band Davros and the Crippled Sons of Athena, regulars at Melbourne's Sod Club in the 80s.
13. INVISIBLE EMPIRE .. country blues .. 2:26 .. mp3
Brisbane group who combined early blues sounds with experimental guitar and are still playing under the name the Lost Domain
14. BLAIRMAILER .. faxed .. 2:31 .. mp3
A duo consisting of Mike (vox, gtr) and Dave (drums) Nichols, who have individually been members of various other indie pop notables such as the Cannanes, Panel of Judges and Huon.
15. CLOWNS SMILING BACKWARDS .. emulsion .. 6:01 .. mp3
One of the best known indie bands in Melbourne in the 80s and early 90s, singer Bo also ran a studio and continues to perform technical work for other bands while producing his own electronic music under the name WindUpToys, on the Clan Analogue label.
16. NIL BY MOUTH .. as is .. 2:05 .. mp3
Solo guitar and drums recording by Ian Wadley.
17. CAPTAIN'S LOG .. extract re: my electro-dinger's batteries have gone flat .. 1:09 .. mp3
Another solo piece by Adam Park, at this time a member of Volvox and New Waver.
18. THE SEA HAGGS .. car trouble .. 2:22 .. mp3
song by indie band from Perth - not to be confused with the Adam and the Ants song of the same name
19. PLATE 6 .. folding an icing bag .. 0:59 .. mp3
An early solo recording by Julian Patterson, later of Minimum Chips and Mum Smokes.
20. THE GOOD CHAMBER .. borne by the wings of poodles .. 2:21 .. mp3
Solo project by Anthony Riddell, aka vocalist Lester Vat of Volvox. Anthony had performed under this name in Sydney and occasionally revived the moniker for solo work.
21. RAMON STRAPADO HANDSHAKE .. achtung .. 2:42 .. mp3
Solo project by Jim Mackay who also played in Devotion.
22. CLAG .. barbarella part one .. 1:46 .. mp3
A track from 7" ep "Manufacturing Resent" by this early-90s Brisbane indie pop band who moved to Melbourne in 1994 before ceasing operations around 1997 or so.
23. JULIAN WILLIAMS .. 130gu .. 2:06 .. mp3
A tape turned up with no name and a note saying 'use track one', and I found out almost accidentally who it was. Recorded not long after JW moved from Perth to Melbourne.
24. SALLY .. bus catcher .. 1:14 .. mp3
A late 80s / early 90s Melbourne duet featuring Robin Schmidt and Richard van Hoesel who released a 7" on the Dr Jim label.
25. WINKY WANKY WOO .. anothernother brain .. 1:02 .. mp3
An excerpt from a regular radio show on Brisbane's 4ZZZ in which the announcers created real time sound collages from records, samples and so on.
26. CARCHESIO/HOOPER .. untitled (no. 9) .. 1:53 .. mp3
Eugene and a friend.
27. THE GATEKEEPERS .. forever almost .. 4:07 .. mp3
Brisbane / Melbourne indie rock band
28. SURGE GUARD .. and now you'll have to go .. 2:44 .. mp3
One of the members of LEM liked to sample late-night talkback radio and do things like this with it.
29. AS SUGGESTED .. tune from rachael .. 2:49 .. mp3
An instrumental side-project by Dave of Volvox.