I was thinking the other day about how many fav Chills songs are so familiar to me and how a lot of people have probably never had the chance to hear the unreleased or unfinished demos found only on the out of print (and unavailable) 3 full cd Secret Box collection or his out of print solo release Sketchbook. Here’s some tracks that belong in every bjm fan’s collection. The perfect summertime ep if you’re new to them or have only heard the label tracks.
(side note: I had a ***** of a time wondering why two of the solo Sketchbook tracks (Bad Dancer and February) uploaded to Mediafire with copyright protection preventing downloads and I couldn’t post any compressed format that didn’t come up with the same butt crack. So I dug out the master AIFF cd and started from scratch and lo and behold the only one that didn’t get copyright stamped was the AIFF original. wtf. Completely confused on that one. Silver lining is both of those tracks should be owned in AIFF format anyway so enjoy (and convert yourself) .
Bad Dancer: http://www.mediafire.com/download/r0ik9 ... Dancer.aif
Residential Green Cell: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/8vgkalg ... n_Cell.mp3
February: http://www.mediafire.com/download/kp9gk ... bruary.aif
Green Eyed Owl: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/ya43xyt ... ed_Owl.mp3
Stupid Way to Go: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/z45j4nf ... _To_Go.mp3
Night of Chill Blue (my fav version): http://www.mediafire.com/listen/a7bxdvf ... l_Blue.mp3
A Message to Pretty (a cover of Arthur Lee): http://www.mediafire.com/listen/689x3s2 ... Pretty.mp3
Evadene: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/oobe3vw ... vadene.mp3
…and for noisy scratchy lo fi sonic bliss fans, listen here. Once you make it past the first minute and a half of hop love, the rest of it just kicks ***.
Steinlager: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/dahyizb ... nlager.mp3
And for those already in possession of the Secret Box tracks, I’ll try a little harder and dig even deeper into the vaults for these two gems, one of which I’d like help if anyone can balance the sound better.
Don’t Be Memory (Live Radio Show): http://www.mediafire.com/listen/4qbxsqx ... Memory.mp3
There She Goes (Chills cover the Las) the one I need help with: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/yarpmjf ... Goes_1.mp3