Been in Korea for some weeks. Here till around June 1. Not checking in too often.
Too Many Humans, Teen Love, and perhaps the rest of the NT catalog will be reissued by Blast First Petite. Format and date still TBD. Jeff Mentges moves glacially and is fairly hard to gauge, to say the least. But it WILL happen. I'll be coordinating it in some capacity.
Bill Swansea wrote:Awesome! Well done sir.
a leg plaster wrote:the pessimist in me prefers the (often mentioned on this forum, by myself) slower, more menacing version of Cancer
Me, too. And yes, you are correct. Frank drew the covers of the 7" EP (entitled Skin Shedding Snake People... ); the 12" EP (entitled Teen Love w/re-recodings of the 7" plus two extra tunes); and the compilation CD on Teen Beat (entitled Teen Love: The Early Months and technically a bootleg sanctioned only by a disgrunted early drummer). The latter release features the band's first demo (two of the same songs as the 7") plus poor early live stuff from before they learned how to play.
The "slow" version of "Cancer" is not on the first 7" EP, however. It appears only on the original demo, the Teen Beat CD, and the No Trend UK compilation LP When Death Won't Solve Your Problem. For the original 7", the band used the demo versions of "Teen Love" and "Mass Sterilization" but they were unsatisfied w/"Cancer" and opted to re-record it. This exclusive version has never been reissued and it falls somewhere between the 7" and 12" versions.
ATTN NO TREND FANS: Frank Price's post-NT band, Mission for Christ, will be the subject of a fantastic new CD, provisionally entitled 2 Jews, a Black, a Woman and a Cripple, out this summer on Finland's Ektro Records label. I acted as reissue coordinator and wrote the liner notes. Frank doesn't play on the CD (he joined the band in its final months and that studio session is lost) but MFC's only 7", "Pennies From Hell," released by No Trend Records in 1984, is featured along w/30 minutes of previously unissued material that will definitely appeal to any and all NT enthusiasts. Coming this summer, keep your eyes on this page: