The first album made by an independent sevcom in 1998 was mainly drawn from incessant live shows around that time. Majors were interested, so long as we danced their stupid fashion poot dance - 'get a bass player', 'get a cute girl singer', 'take this small advance and start off in debt'. No thanks.
This wasn't an easy time, money wasn't so great and the old ways were dying. We got a lot of help from a few friends mentioned on the sleeve. We started making this CD when blanks were 11 dollars each. About two thousand burns later, the CD has worn through quite a few burners and still sells. If your cover is green, you're one of the first thousand!
It's not a live CD as such, but has a certain rough and readiness that comes from songs worked out on the road.
released September 1, 1998
MUSIC ELLARD AT TERSE TAPES 97-98 BASED ON LIVE SHOWS. LIVE PAUL MAC ANTHONY BANISTER BEN SUTHERS STACY GLASIER STEWART LAWLER ALLISON COLE CHRIS COBB. WEB OTTO RUITER COLIN BELL ROGER BOLTON STEPHEN M JONES. FINANCIAL RPM MANAGEMENT ELLARD INC. HALO CYBERVISION
INTERNATIONAL URBAN SHOCKER DAVID SINCLAIR HENRY WARWICK. MADE BY SEVCOM.COM BOX 158 DARLINGHURST 1300 AUSTRALIA
BMW VERSION 1.3A
I heard some of these as part of a NTS Radio Session by Mr. Ellard in 2016 and was wondering: "Where do these songs come from?" Well, now I know.
Btw you can still find the recordings of the NTS Session online. nf_orange