The Lost Tapes

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The Lost Tapes

Post by Dan Pop » Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:44 pm

We're now putting the finishing touches to a new Oob release, provisionally called 'The Lost Tapes' featuring a lot of rediscovered and unreleased stuff from 1991-2007.

It's not bad :-) Just listening now...

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Post by Ash G » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:00 am

Yeeeah! Awesome :D Thanks, looking forward to it.

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Post by James » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:24 am

I hope you've found them.

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Post by Chantal » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:06 am

Yay indeed :D
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Post by Chem » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:19 am

just dont upload them this time!
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Post by Ash G » Tue May 29, 2007 1:31 am

Can we have a possible release date? Maybe? Next month? Month after?

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Post by Dan Pop » Thu May 31, 2007 8:48 am

ROTOCD 011

A fascinating insight into
Ooberman's beginnings, these
rediscovered old gems from as far back
as 1991 are supplemented by recent
rarities including one truly outstanding
new track 'You're Too Beautiful'.

As eclectic and unfocused as ever, Pet
Shop Boys-influenced synth pop sits
happily alongside acoustic, prog, punk
and folk experiments, all wrapped in a
familiar melodic and wistful
romanticism - a collection no one fond
of Ooberman should miss.

Running in date order, most of the
tracks were recovered and restored from
old cassette and DAT tapes, many of
which were thought to have been lost
forever in a burglary.

The earlier recordings chart
Ooberman's pre-indie band days as
home recordists when founders Dan
Popplewell and Andy Flett would post
cassettes and lengthy critiques back
and forth between Liverpool and
Birmingham.

Many tracks come from 1994, a
big recording year for frontman Dan
- he'd finished university, was on the
dole with a lot of time on his hands
and found himself with a bunch of
new recording gear paid for by
being a medical research guinea pig.
Most music recorded before then
was too rough for release, while the
following years marked the
beginnings of Ooberman's ascent to
minor indie fame with most
subsequent recordings therefore
released on albums and B-sides.
Old gems are supplemented by a
glorious 2007 track "You're Too
Beautiful" - a dramatic Sophia fronted
pop symphony due for the
forthcoming 'Magic Theatre'
project.

While much has been done to
clean up audio problems on the
earliest tracks, be prepared for a few
tape drop outs amongst the wistful
folk leanings and sparkling synth
pop monsters.

1991

1. Growing Old

1994

2. Loveshit Ricochet
3. Time Hurts
4. I Know What You're Saying
5. Don't We Make A Pair
6. Ride Me Home
7. Blossoms Buds
8. Bubbles Bursting

1999

9. Brave Men And Beautiful Women
10. Drum Song Without Hat (live)
11. Come What May
12. Rebels For A Day

2000

13. Rosie Mel
14. Heavy Duty
15. Pills For Popplewell

2007

16. You’re Too Beautiful

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Post by Chantal » Thu May 31, 2007 8:55 am

Eee, can't wait! :D A few familiar things, but lots of unfamiliar stuff too, hoorah! So is there a release date yet?
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Post by Wayne » Thu May 31, 2007 11:23 am

Huuuuurrraaahh!!

But.. what about about My Yiddishe Mamma, I've never actually heard that and was looking forward to seeing it here.

Very excitied though :lol:

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Post by Wayne » Thu May 31, 2007 4:33 pm

Also I hope Heavy Duty is the Phantom 309 version - it's much better then the original :wink:

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Post by Ash G » Thu May 31, 2007 9:20 pm

Yaaaar! More Ooberman! Thanks Daniel for the good news, thanks Ooberman for the good music.

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Post by Ash G » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:50 am

I'm hopeful that "Tune For Ash" will raise it's beautiful head on a commercial release, in some form or another. Most hopefully with the same name. That'd make my day.

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Post by William » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:39 pm

excellent - ten songs we haven't got! that's more than were on Carried Away!
honey pie, i don't know when it started, just stop buying your albums from the supermarket. They only sell records that have charted.

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Post by Wayne » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:16 pm

I can only count eight....


But I assume Come What May is the anthem they were recodring for when Bradford went into the Premiership - very exciting!

So when's it coming out Mr Pop?

:lol:

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Post by Chantal » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:13 pm

Well there's definitely 10 I don't have. Which 2 of the following have you already got Wayne?:

3. Time Hurts
4. I Know What You're Saying
5. Don't We Make A Pair
6. Ride Me Home
7. Blossoms Buds
8. Bubbles Bursting
9. Brave Men And Beautiful Women
10. Drum Song Without Hat (live)
11. Come What May
13. Rosie Mel
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Post by William » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:34 pm

actually, if it's the same thing with and without hat, Drum Song is on Radio Oob.
honey pie, i don't know when it started, just stop buying your albums from the supermarket. They only sell records that have charted.

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Post by Wayne » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:05 am

That's what I was going to say, and although I've not got it, I know some people have got Rosie Mel...

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Post by Chantal » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:41 am

Ah! I never got round to buying Radio Oob :( The only one of those I've got is Rare Oob - I could only really afford one at the time and thought that was the only one with unheard songs on it. I always meant to buy the others on Townsend but then they disappeared - doh! They never appear on Ebay either - tis annoying as I'm a completist really.

Was there just the 3 of them - Rare, Radio and B-Sides? Or am I forgetting a 4th?
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Post by Wayne » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:02 am

There were only three - we should work out a way to get copies to you....

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Post by Ash G » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:50 pm

I don't have them either. Does that make me a bad fan? I don't think so. It's not about how much I have, it's about how much I like what I have. Hey Petrunko is the best album on my hard drive, without any doubt. I just praised y'all up on the Midget forum.

"It'd be unfair to compare Ooberman to Midget in terms of musical quality"
...no need to ask why.

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