Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oswald Five-O (1989-1996)






Robert Christie (RIP) - Guitar & Vocals
Diane Beck (now Rios) - Bass & Vocals
Gary Schartz - Guitar
Joe Brooks (RIP) - Drums

The original lineup of Oswald Five-O only released one 7" ("A Love Supreme") but they recorded much, much more than that. A few tracks surfaced in 2006 on the excellent Jealous Butcher Records release "Nothing to Prove" which you should all immediately order if you don't already own. Diane and Robert gave me tapes of these recordings 22 years ago and, being familiar with Robert's inability to ever hold onto a Snakepit tape, I figured I'd better hold onto everything just in case nobody else did. Big thanks to Diane for permitting me to post these long lost recordings.

Rest in peace Joe and Robert, you are both deeply missed.


A Love Supreme 7", Unreleased Demos & Live (Imp Records, 1990)

1. A Love Supreme (A Love Supreme 7")
2. Crushproof (A Love Supreme 7")
3. Our Secret
4. Signed D.C.
5. My Head Hurts
6. Iron Mike
7. Seattle
8. Christmas
9. Waiting
10. Carnival of Frustration
11. Dog
12. Gimmie Gimmie
13. Poison
14. Heartpunch
15. Poison
16. Heartpunch
17. Live at the WOW Hall 1989 Pt. 1
18. Live at the WOW Hall 1989 Pt. 2




Oswald Five-O Live at the WOW Hall, 1989

Footage shot by Adam Glogauer, downloads are quicktimes



PART 2 ON YOU TUBE




Robert Christie (RIP) - Drums/Vocals
Diane Beck (now Rios) - Bass/Vocals
Nick Tucker - Guitar/Vocals

The later lineup that people are probably more familiar with. Gary & Joe decided to leave the band, Diane and Robert decided to forge ahead. Not sure how they met Nick but I'm glad they did!

Singles, Comp. Tracks & Unreleased Demos

1. Eraser (Eraser 7")
2. Felony Flats (Eraser 7")
3. Heavy Shoes (Heavy Shoes 7")
4. Lovers Understand (Heavy Shoes 7")
5. Blue T.V. (Blue T.V. 7")
6. 10 Days Off (Blue T.V. 7")
7. Bred In the Bone (Bred In the Bone 7")
8. Punishment Farm/Our Secret/World I Never Made (Bred In the Bone 7")
9. Aloha Steve and Dan-O (From the "I-5 Killers V3" comp)
10. No Name (From "Fieldburn" comp.)
11. My Way (From "Fieldburn" comp.)
12. Preyed Upon (From "Pollen Count" comp)
13. I'm an Asshole (Unreleased)
14. Alfie (Unreleased)
15. When I Was Hot (Unreleased)

Download includes scans of all artwork and inserts from the singles

DOWNLOAD HERE

Oswald Five-O Live at the McKenzie Theater No on 9 Benefit, 1992

VIEW ON YOU TUBE HERE



The first cd, released by Grinning Idiot in 1993, download includes all artwork.

For Losers Only (1993, Grinning Idiot)

1. On the Table
2. Marie Celeste
3. Conviction
4. The Reach
5. My Head Hurts
6. They
7. Unfair
8. Alfie
9. Premium
10. Preyed Upon
11. Poison
12. Idiot
13. Perfect World

DOWNLOAD HERE




The second cd, released by Grinning Idiot in 1996 after Oswald Five-O had disbanded. All artwork included in the download.

Serenade (1996, Grinning Idiot)

1. Lost and Found
2. Switchblade
3. My Novel
4. All Night Takeout
5. Punk as an Ulterior Motive
6. Waiting For Vengeance
7. Tallboy
8. Eraser
9. No. 6
10. Fruit Salad Says
11. Night and Day

DOWNLOAD HERE



Released WAY after the band had split up by the good people at Jealous Butcher Records, this compilation came out in 2006. There are several tracks that are exclusive to this release and the tracks that aren't will sound better here than on the downloads I've posted. Bottom line is you should be cool and go to the Jealous Butcher site and order this thing proper! Link to purchase below the track list.

Nothing to Prove (2006, Jealous Butcher)

1. A Love Supreme
2. Crush Proof
3. Waiting
4. Christmas
5. Heart Punch
6. Eraser
7. Felony Flats
8. Song For Bob Forrest
9. Understanding
10. Heavy Shoes
11. Lovers Understand
12. Tony Gets Wasted In San Pedro
13. No Name
14. My Way
15. Bred In the Bone
16. Punishment Farm/Our Secret/World I Never Made
17. Aloha Steve & Dan-O
18. Blue T.V.
19. 10 Days Off
20. Eraser '95

BUY THIS HERE

Oswald Five-O's Last Show, John Henry's '96

Download is a quicktime

DOWNLOAD HERE

SEE IT ON YOU TUBE HERE






DOWNLOAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF OSWALD FIVE-O PICTURES HERE



DOWNLOAD A BUNCH OF OSWALD FIVE-O FLYERS HERE

2 comments:

  1. Thank you! I first heard them on an Up Records sampler, and loved the bassy sound. Just an FYI, the first link only includes the first 7" mentioned.

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