Archive for February 10th, 2018

47:43 – 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, Original Tin, How Do You Feel About the Job?, and Ending the Era with Calm Music (released in 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 have been released on the Onsug Archive. However, the individual “albums” have never been released.

This is the 5th album, “How Do You Feel About the Job?” As I mention in the track “Box Spring”, this album was begun on May 22, 1987, after a hiatus of 3-4 months from recording. The main instruments I used were a Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard and a small black-and-white TV. I think I also had a bass guitar pedal I borrowed from my friend Chris.

Another interesting note, in the track “Frank’s Dream”, is a fragment of recording from November 24, 1979, when I was 12. I dreamed I was on a silver boat in 2043.

One of my favorite Little Frankie Nora songs is on this album – “Going Off” – which I’ve played a number of times of the Other Side of The Overnightscape.

Track list: Welcome Back, Reemiks, Recur, False Chest, Thaldarndog, Cream Opus, Hoehme, Box Spring, I, Ron, Detroit, Spencer, Recommended, Sands of Mercy, Master of Fools, The First Ones, The Last Ones, Their Hands, Try Fencing, White People, Frank’s Dream, Doktor Bojangles, Previrginia, Virginia, Way of Life, Game #2, Fuck You, Mommy Furriest, Skill, Easy, Palsy Walsy, Going Off, Vampires, Young, Old, Bird, Turtle, Gate, Pillar, Sand, Rock, Come Again.

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