Iowa Basement Tapes #2 - 7/12/18
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
I return this week a heavier dose of tunes from the basement of our blessed heartland. Station manager Gary shared a Hawks LP with me that I am really digging. They were out of the Otho/Fort Dodge area back in the early 80s. They have a really catchy rock-pop vibe to them that always gives me an amazing sense of freedom. I also spent some time jamming The Des Moines 4 Track Compilation that Sump Pump Records put out back in 2014. I love this concept for a compilation. It wasn't just bands submitting tracks that were recorded on a 4 Track, Dan Hutchinson recorded every single artist using the same Tascam 414 MKII recorder.
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City music archivist Ben Smasher sent me some new tunes from experimental artist Deer Slayer along with a collection of tracks from the Des Moines band, Luxury. Ben runs the 319 Dude Bandcamp page which has an amazing selection of music from the Eastern Iowa music scene.
- Captain 3 Leg - "Silver Finger" / split with X-Ray Mary (Ottumwa)
- X-Ray Mary - "Fork Tongue" / split with Captain 3 Leg (Ottumwa)
- USAUSA - "Goodbye My Research, Goodbye" / USAUSA (Iowa City)
- Luxury - "Green Hearts" / Green Hearts 7" (Des Moines)
- Kyle Numann - "Equestrian Friends" / Ukulalia (Iowa City)
- Deer Slayer - "Phantom Sweeps" / Guitar Cryer (Cedar Rapids)
- Annalibera - "Black Cat, White Cat" / The Des Moines 4 Track Compilation Vol. 1 (Des Moines)
- Hawks - "Tonight Your Mine" / 30 Seconds Over Otho (Otho)
- Karen Meat & The Computer - "On The Couch" / On The Couch 7" (Des Moines)
- Full Fathom Five - "Why Their Faces So Worn" / The Iowa Compilation (Iowa City)
- Bankshot - "Skate All Night" / Bankshot EP (Davenport)
- Die Mutts - "Old Videos" (Des Moines)
- Mantis Pincers - "Black Capes On Blondes" / The Des Moines 4 Track Compilation Vol. 1 (Des Moines)
- Unisex - "Kool Aid & Crayons" (boombox) / Hold Your Breath... And Then Some (Ottumwa)
- Wolves In The Attic - "Last Call" / The Des Moines 4 Track Compilation Vol. 1 (Des Moines)
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