31:50 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I will be presenting the audio of a cassette tape from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to digitize more of my archives.

In 1987, at age 19, I set up a rudimentary recording studio in my parents’ basement. I created six albums of music as “Little Frankie Nora”: Die!, The Good War, Demolition Curve (Tape Land 52), Original Tin (Tape Land 51), How Do You Feel About the Job? (Tape Land 44), and Ending the Era with Calm Music (Tape Land 23). I compiled the best of these to create two official cassette releases: Welcome to the Weasel Village Mall and Bicentennial Cane, which had very limited distribution. These two, along with the Shatter Cider EP, have been released on the Onsug Archive. However, the individual “albums” have never been released before now.

This is the second album, “The Good War”, recorded in early 1987 (January, most likely). The main instruments I used were a Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard and a small black-and-white TV set.

Track list: Too Much (:50), Flash (:47), Infinity (:25), Some Other Time (1:47), Days (1:18), Kill the Small One (Part II) (1:19), Doodoohoe (:40), Hack (:25), Retard (:39), Bad Sreet Theme (Part II) (:22), The Report (:21), Storm Season (1:16), The Good War (:38), Dance to the Hills (1:05), Done For (:23), Three (:17), You Are (:40), Moral Obligation (1:04), That Thing (:24), Murder in Martinsville (:29), Miracle (:31), Well, We Got ‘Em! (:57), Synchola (1:33), Food Grouper (2:16), Barbarians (4:22), My Motor Sang (2:20), Mom’s Pet Slug (1:09), Relax (:34), Monsters (:50).

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Attribution: by Frank Nora – more info at TheOvernightscape.com

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