Outer Space Moth is quite a story - not long before we were due to leave
Newcastle, maybe mid 1980, a friend of ours Brian (someone) who was the
social/entertainment manager of the Teachers College (which was next to the Uni
where I went) approached us and offered to let us record some music in the
College recording studio and to press up copies to give away with an art
exhibition (?!) that was opening at the College (maybe in a magazine???) - my
memory is a bit vague on the fine points.
We spent a most enjoyable day in a music room full of instruments and recording
gear with Brian...it would have been me, Judy, Grahame, Glenn, Dave and
Christine (maybe Wayne Williams?). We recorded Outer Space Moth and various
other songs. We also recorded a long strange improvised piece we later called
Animal Kingdom. In the middle of this piece there was a blast of terrible
Anyway, later we took the tape to a mastering place in Petersham (I remember
going there with Brian on the train!) - opposite the Station on Railway Rd
know if you remember it - its long gone) - the guys there said they'd take out
the feedback and press up the disks. To my horror when the Exhibition was ready
to open, we heard the disks and they had slowed down Outer Space Moth
(inexplicably as I remembered it was an ok take) and natcherly left the feedback
in Animal Kingdom.
Quell horreur. Nothing could be done - they gave the disks away to the punters
and it was never heard of again. Ive got a few copies still to this day and even
dubbed it recently (6 mths ago) I think from a cassette I had of it (and removed
the feedback with a wild edit!). It's no genius but it does include the only
known recording of the Limp with a cello!.