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Post punk at the birth of the “Alternative” music age.

 

AUSTIN ALTERNATIVES

LIVE RECORDINGS FROM AUSTIN & LIBERTY LUNCH’S POST PUNK HEYDAY 1987-1989

These are old radio shows and scraps from the vault that I thought a few old die-hard, post punk, proto-alternative fans might enjoy. Produced by myself and Keith Ayers in association with W.R. Productions between 1987 and 1989, we (or more accurately our interns) dragged cable through the mud, blood and beer under the stages at Liberty Lunch, Antone’s, Steamboat, The Backroom and other Austin venues to snag some great bands.

The shows were recorded live, direct to 2-track, a split from the FOH or monitor mixer, down the snake to a Studiomaster 16x4x2 and into a primitive Akai 14-bit PCM and VHS deck until we moved up to a 16-bit Sony F-501 PCM & a SVHS deck. Back in my studio (the old Electric Gracyland Studio space in the basement of the KOKE FM building – an office incubator for Jungle Records, Glitch Records and the growing Louis Meyers rock/reggae empire, the digital recordings were transferred to 1/4″ 15ips tape (Tascam-32). No overdubs, no punching in and flying without a net, we recorded some great performances in less-than-perfect conditions. These productions are old-time, from the days when you actually used a razor to cut-n-paste. Artists are listed quasi-alphabetically.

This archive will be updated as more tapes surface in the quagmire I call my garage. Enjoy . . .

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NEW ARRIVALS  – Timbuk 3 & Glass Eye

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Timbuk 3
Texas Longhorn Ballroom, UT at Austin, 1988
Produced by Greg Forest & Keith Ayres

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Glass Eye
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Greg Forest & Keith Ayres

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10,000 Maniacs
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Alex Chilton Live
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest
Alex Chilton Part 1 & Part 2

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BlueMovieBlue Movie
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Billy Bragg
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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The Booze Weasels
featuring David Grissom & David Holt
Antone’s, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Camper Van Beethoven
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Joe King Carrasco
Liberty Lunch,  Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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TeiscoDelRey

Teisco Del Rey & the Nutrockers
Antones, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest
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DashRipRock

Dash Rip Rock
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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The Dead Milkmen
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Doctor’s Mob
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Do Dat
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Fetchin’ Bones
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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fIREHOSE
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest
Part 1 & Part 2

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ANSON_FUNDERBURGH

Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets
featuring Sam Meyers
Antones, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Guadalcanal Diary
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Reverend Horton Heat
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Hickoids
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Jesse Colin  Young
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Jimmy Carl  Black & the Grandmothers
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Killer Bees
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest
Part 1 & Part 2

 

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The Mercy Seat featuring Gordon Gano &  Zena Von Heppinstall
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Sleepy LaBeef
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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pontybonePonty Bone & the Squeezetones
Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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QueenIdaforwebQueen Ida
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Prohibition
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Royal Court of China
The Brewery, Nashville, Tennessee, 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Thin White Rope
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Two Hoots & A Holler
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Rhythm Rats
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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Spot 1019
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

 

 

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Water The Dog
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1988
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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TexThomas

Tex Thomas & the Danglin’ Wranglers

Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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WildSeeds

Wild Seeds
Liberty Lunch, Austin, Texas 1987
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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COMPILATIONS

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Best of the Worst Covers Vol 1
Various Venues and Artists
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

Best of the Worst Covers Vol 2
Various Venues and Artists
Produced by Keith Ayres and Greg Forest

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