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HOT FREAKS - Week 26
Douglas Scott Gillard - Part 2
A continuation of Doug's career and solo musical history, featuring mostly rarities.
All instruments and vocals by Doug Gillard except *
Tk. 1: "Decade Of The Worm" - (Gillard / Sims) from the Children's Crusade 1984 cassette release, From A Duty Dance With Death. Fraser Sims on vocals, Doug Gillard on instruments.
Tk. 2: "Blue Venus Aflame" - Children's Crusade. Recorded in 1985 but not released until 1990's. On Children's Crusade EP, Scorpio Moon on Scat Records.
Tk. 3: "Acoustic instrumental" - Original version of a song recorded in 1990 and submitted for WCSB's "Cassettefest" week. A portion was later excerpted & slowed down on the orig. 4-track tape, then given to Robert Pollard by Gillard, circa 1994. Robert sang on the slowed down version to create "Mice Feel Nice (In My Room)" on Guided By Voices' Tigerbomb EP. (1995)
Tk. 4: "Suburban Girl" - Initial home demo. Later recorded and released as Gem's first single, and included on 1995's Hexed LP.
Tk. 5: "I Am A Tree" - Original demo using drum machine and 4-track machine. (1993)
Tk. 6: "Moonage Daydream" (D. Bowie) The band Gem recorded this live at WRUW's "Studio-A-Rama", Cleveland Ohio. (1993) *
Tk. 7: "Kisses To The Crying Cooks" - (R. Pollard) Alternate mix of this song, recorded for the Blatant Doom Trip compilation. (1995)
Tk. 8: "Gloaming Blue" - Recorded on 4-track in 1996. Appears on Hydroponic Mascara - Vol. 2 comp. (2000)
Tk. 9: "Going Round" - Rough mix of a song on the Malamute Jute EP.
Tk. 10: "Bells Of Rhymney" - Live at Secret Squirrel in Athens, GA. Live cover of the Byrds-via-Soft Boys version of the Pete Seeger/Idris Davies mining song. (2006)
Tk. 11: "From What I've Done" - Alternate mix for a 2008 compilation. Other mix appears on Doug Gillard's, Call From Restricted LP.
Tk.12: "Breaking In Two" - A-side from 7-inch. Travis Harrison on drums; Erik Paparozzi and Doug Gillard on background vox. Recorded by Travis Harrison at Serious Business. (2011)
Tk. 13: "Red Nose Speedway" - B-side of Guided By Voices' 7-inch, That's Good.
Tk. 14: "Cannons" - New & unreleased (2020)
Tk. 15: "Rock Song" - Recorded circa early 70s at age 7-ish. Released on It'll Be Such A Thrill, a 1990 cassette release of songs recorded from age 5-9.
Tk. 16: "Wolf On The Couch" - Recorded at age 8 or 9, from It'll Be Such A Thrill LP.
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