Sunday, August 21, 2011

Positively 13th St. (Cassette Only Compilation, 1988)

The second and last of the Dunghill Recordings cassette compilations was released in early 1988. Even more bands than appeared on Panic on 13th, still with no place to play regularly. This tape was sort of the end of an era in Eugene music, most of the bands that were playing between 1983 and 1988 had broken up or were on the verge of it by 1989. A bunch of former high school kids who listened to the bands on this tape were now college brats and would start up a whole crop of new bands to keep the Eugene "scene" going into the mid-90's (check out 13th St. Revisited and Slaughter on 13th to hear these bands). I think it was mid-1989 by the time Max's actually started letting these types of bands play their venue. Not being all-ages, it wasn't ideal but it was better than anything we'd had before. The link has been revised to include Snakepit, thank you Mike for permission.

Positively 13th St. (1988)

1. Babe the Big Blue Ox - Bovine Impulse
2. Decay - Snakepit
3. Secondary Importance - Uncle Charly
4. Tour of Eugene - Zombie Toolshed
5. It's So Dark - Bottled Hungarian
6. Irish Temper - The Flatlanders
7. Long Way to Go - Heather Perkins
8. Glass Jar - Clear My Name
9. Someone In My Eyes - The Bel-Airs
10. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight - Christopher Cook & Monica Casagrande
11. Postcard - John O'Neil
12. Jean Waits - Some Velvet Sidewalk
13. Crayons - Some Velvet Sidewalk
14. Lost Again - Bigg Katt
15. Ghost Town - Mind Garage
16. I Throw a Fit - Throwing Jones
17. Make Me Pretty - Piledriver
18. Melted Black Plastic - Bovine Impulse


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  2. Thanks for posting this. It's a great compilation that shows off the variety of music being made in EUG at the time. Too bad Mike Johnson doesn't want the Snakepit song on there. How about that Mind Garage track? I may have a copy of their demo I can dig up some time.

  3. Ah yes, Mind Garage. I have that 4-song demo they released as well as a bunch of unreleased studio and 4-track recordings. I'll post them soon!

  4. I don't remember much about this except that the the Uncle Charlie track is not on any other release. I think I assembled a quarter track master that was duplicated elsewhere.

  5. Always liked that Mind Garage track. The Bel-AIrs had me and my brother John and the uncle of Colin from The Decemberists. Our bland, unhip sound was stolen by Hootie & The Blowfish