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The Lead Boombox Rehearsal Tapes 1984

Tuesday 1984-08-21
No bass

Side 1:
05:30 Area 312 – 1
07:22 Area 312 – 2
08:07 Area 312 – 3
11:17 Area 312 – 4 c
15:45 I’ll Never Know 1 c*
19:15 I Am The Resurrection 1 c
23:08 One Step Ahead 1c, 2c*
27:30 Boy From New York City jam
29:29 Death of A Gunfighter (dissonant intro) tape runs out

Side 2:
00:13 New Creation 1
06:50 New Creation 2
+11:14 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 1c*
17:24 Best Friend 1c
19:48 Israel 1
23:00 Israel 2c*
26:30 Israel 3c*
28:57 blues jam

Tuesday 1984-09-11
at Sync
Nina on Bass for the first time

Side 1:
I’ll Never Know 1-c-damaged
4:00 I Want Candy jam
4:45 I Am The Resurrection 1
8:26 God Rules jam
9:15 Better Off jam*
10:40 God Rules jam
12:15 Hey Wait A Minute jam
16:00 Nina writes Take Him Home*
17:04 Area 312 1-c*
21:10 Take Him Home revisited*
Damage
22:40 Nina says she couldn’t write songs without bass
23:11 Area 312 2-breakdown
26:00 Area 312 3-c*

Side 2:
1:30 New Creation jam
3:10 Rick Cortez and Keith Chessom arrive*
5:32 I Am The Resurrection 2-c-damaged
8:25 Keith asks if we can turn it down to play someplace
9:56 I’ll Never Know 2-c-git and bass turned down
13:30 Area 312 4-c*
19:00 Conversation about Robert Mascaro etc
21:40 New Creation 1-c-accapella 1-2 at the end
25:30 One Step Ahead 1-c-no bass*
27:50 Death of A Gunfighter 1-tape runout

Thursday 1984-09-20
Nina on bass

Side 1:
00:47 New Creation 1 c
05:30 Little Bit O Soul jam
06:27 I Am The Resurrection 1 c
09:26 I’ll Never Know 1 c
12:06 Area 312 1 c
17:44 Better Off jam
22:53 unknown Julio song tryout
27:00 No Religion jam with Nina trying to write Take Him Home
31:40 All Day And All of The Night jam
34:37 Death of a Gunfighter 1 c
39:50 I’ll Never Know 1 c

Side 2:
00:25 I Am The Resurrection 2c
03:33 No Religion 2
04:30 I’ll Never Know 2
05:32 I’ll Never Know 3 c
11:15 One Step Ahead 1c
13:45 One Step Ahead 2c
17:13 One Step Ahead 3c-Nina talks Julio into playing on the first verse
20:24 Death of a Gunfighter 2c
26:53 Area 312 2c
31:37 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 1c
38:10 Israel 1c
42:46 Hey Wait A Minute jam

Undated 2
Bass – audible BGVs – learning Hurricanes and Earthquakes

Side 1:
Take Him Home 1-c sounds early
3:45 I Am The Resurrection 1-c Bass sloppy
6:15 New Creation 1-c
8:45 I’ll Never Know 1-c*
11:30 One Step Ahead 1-c
13:10 Area 312 1-c
16:35 Death of A Gunfighter 1-c*
20:45 Israel 1-c*
22:51 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 1-breakdown*
25:57 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 2 – continuation from breakdown*
28:23 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 3-breakdown
29:23 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 4-c-sloppy but intense*
33:42 No Religion 1-c-garagy-discussion
36:40 No Religion 2-c-faster

Side 2: noisier
I Am The Resurrection 2-c
3:30 New Creation 2-c-wild ending
6:09 I’ll Never Know 2-c
8:42 Death of A Gunfighter 2-c-drum broke

Undated 3
With Bass-noisy quality-Nina voice problems
Side 1:
I Am The Resurrection 1-wiped by jazz recording on top of it
3:00 New Creation 1-beginning cut off-breakdown
5:37 New Creation 2-c*
8:00 I’ll Never Know 1-c*
10:55 Take Him Home 1-c-guitar solo not fully developed*
14:00 Death of a Gunfighter 1-c-Nina loses voice on second verse and Julio helps, undeveloped guitar solo, discussion, Julio gear issues
22:00 Area 312 1-c-undeveloped ending
25:45 Area 312 2-from last verse-mistake in ending
27:32 Area 312 3-ending only-fixed
28:20 Israel 1-breakdown due to Nina losing voice
29:20 Israel 2-c
31:32 One Step Ahead 1-c

Side 2: blank

Tuesday 1984-10-02

Side 1: relatively clear
Take Him Home 1-c
3:20 I Am The Resurrection 1-c
6:17 I’ll Never Know 1-c
8:53 New Creation 1-c
11:15 Death of A Gunfighter 1-c
15:40 One Step Ahead 1-c
17:18 Area 312 1-c
20:31 Israel 1-c*
22:40 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 1-c

Side 2:
Nina Bass demo 1
4:02 Get Out of My Face Nina Bass demo*
6:27 Nina Bass Demo 2
9:00 Nina Bass Demo 3
10:47 Nina Bass Demo 4
12:06 Nina guitar demo 1 no words
14:50 Nina guitar demo 2

Monday 1984-10-29

Side 1: blank
Side 2: heavy guitar-snare miked
New Creation 1-c
3:10 Take Him Home 1-c
6:55 Death of a Gunfighter 1-c
17:45 Area 312 1-c
21:20 One Step Ahead 1-c
24:32 No Religion 1-c
27:03 Israel 1-c*
29:30 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 1-c*
45:30 I Am The Resurrection 1-tape runs out

Undated 1
October 84? – early bass-relatively clear- learning It’s Thru You and Get Out of my Face and Better Off

Side 1:
I Am The Resurrection 1-c
2:57 New Creation 1-c
5:28 I’ll Never Know 1-c*
8:00 Area 312 1-c
11:45 Take Him Home 1-c-out of tune a little
15:00 Death of a Gunfighter 1-c
19:16 One Step Ahead 1-c-guitar on first verse
20:51 Israel 1-c
22:56 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 1-c*
27:18 It’s Thru You 1-breakdown and discussion*
28:42 It’s Thru You 2-breakdown before where guitar solo would come in-discussion-slight tape damage
31:10 It’s Thru You 3-almost complete-ends early-discussion-Julio practice yells-Nina explains end
33:50 It’s Thru You 4-breakdown*
34:40 It’s Thru You 5-c*-sloppy at end-jam and discussion and practice of portions
40:55 It’s Thru You 6-breakdown-discussion
42:10 It’s thru you 7-breakdown-discussion-tape runs out

Side 2:
Discussion continues- It’s Thru You 8-breakdown-discussion
1:38 It’s Thru You 9-breakdown – discussion
6:00 Get Out of My Face jam
6:24 Get Out of My Face 1-breakdown-jams-too fast version
9:30 Get Out of My Face 2-c-sloppy ending-discussion
12:45 Get Out of My Face 3-sloppy ending still
15:10 Better Off discussion and jam and discussion – attempts with guitar intro-discussions
22:24 New Creation 2-breakdown
23:16 New Creation 3-c
25:45 I Am The Resurrection 2-c

Friday 1984-11-09

Side 1: relatively clear sound
I’ll Never Know 1-c-tape damage
2:57 Take Him Home 1-c
6:38 Area 312 1-c
10:13 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 1-c-tape damage
14:33 Death of a Gunfighter 1-c
19:30 New Creation 1-c
22:07 No Religion 1-breakdown
22:45 No Religion 2-c-weird vocal
24:50 One Step Ahead 1-c-weird Bass
26:34 Israel 1-c-slight tape damage
28:47 I Am The Resurrection 1-c
31:25 Alienated 1-breakdown
33:30 It’s Thru You 1-c
35:34 Better Off jam in progress
35:55 Better Off practice no vocals-tape damage
43:19 Better Off 1-breakdown
46:08 Better Off 2-tape runs out

Side 2:
Better Off 3-c-tape damage-long outtro
3:32 Get Out of My Face 1-c
5:30 It’s Thru You 2-c-weird drum breaks*
7:20 Better Off 4-c-tape damage
11:02 Get Out of My Face 2-c*

1985-01-1? at Sync?

Side 1: blank

Side 2:
00:00 Get Out of My Face 1 -in progress-tape damage
1:55 One Step Ahead 1-c
3:29 Death of a Gunfighter 1-c-tape damage
7:36 Hurricanes and Earthquakes 1-c
11:55 Take Him Home 1-c*
15:13 Alienated 1-c-sloppy-tape damage
17:15 No Religion 1-c-fast
19:25 Israel 1-c
21:17 New Creation 1-c*
23:38 I’ll Never Know 1-c-slight tape damage
26:10 Better Off 1-c-different solos-long outtro
29:28 It’s Thru You 1-c*-tape damage
31:07 I Am The Resurrection 1-c
33:45 Area 305 1-c
37:37 Question What Authority? 1-c-Julio vocal-loose

Thursday 1985-10-10
Nina home demos

Side 1:
You Don’t Need Him 1-Nina bass demo
1:22 You Don’t Need Him 2-Nina bass demo
3:30 Emergency! 1-Nina bass demo*

By juliorey

Punk, metal and acoustic. Writing since 1974, Christian since 1977, Christian music since 1979, releasing since 1982. The Lead. Frank's Enemy. Ad creative, social media superhero, Cuban-born, Xtian, Liberty, homeschool, dad of 4, hubby of 1. Jets, Da U, Heat.

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