Nine while Nine demo!?!

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MrChris wrote:On weird tape-effects...in my taping days, once or twice I had the unnerving phenomenon where for a few seconds what's on side two can be heard 'underneath' what's on side one.
And as it would be playing backwards I'd always assumed it was the band trying to entice me into satanic worship and suchlike.
did you fall for it? :lol: ;)
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Quiff Boy wrote:
JB wrote:
MrChris wrote:On weird tape-effects...in my taping days, once or twice I had the unnerving phenomenon where for a few seconds what's on side two can be heard 'underneath' what's on side one.
And as it would be playing backwards I'd always assumed it was the band trying to entice me into satanic worship and suchlike.
did you fall for it? :lol: ;)
As if! :lol:

Do you honestly think I'd be gullible enough to be influenced from listening to the Nolan Sisters and Sheena Easton to listening to some dark gothy band, dressed in black, singing songs about drugs, violence and sex?


Oh ... :urff:
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Quiff Boy wrote:see mr marx's post here

i asked him to clarify his comment about a demo of "9 while 9" that he made on the above-mentioned thread... i thought his reply was worth a thread of its own as it might start a little discussion :o

it appears there is another FALAA-era demo track that has yet to see the light of day entitled 'Child Of Light' ;)
I wasn't been deliberately provocative - I have often wondered how the 'Red Skies' song leaked out on bootleg and naturally assumed if it was doing the rounds then the Nine while Nine version recorded at the same time was out there too.

It had the working title 'Child Of Light' and contained a line which mentions 'the children of the dust..' When we were deciding on a title for FALAA I pitched that one in even though it didn't seem likely the lyric would surface on the finished version. Quite reasonably the Von pointed out that we were over egging the 'something of something' being called the Sisters of Mercy after all.

I think I mentioned nabbing some of the words for a later Ghost dance song (A Deeper Blue) on the www.ghostdance.co.uk recording diaries.
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Mr. Marx was so kind to reply to my question over at Ghostdance.co.uk -
Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:17 pm
"In his recording diaries Mr. Marx didn't mention the 7" b side 'Where Spirits Fly'. My question is: had this song a different working title when it was written for The Sisters (like 'Yesterday Again') ? Plus, the first versions of 'Marianne' and 'Nine While 9' with Marx's vocals, were
they demos from Parkside Studios with Tim Allen or Album outtakes from
Strawberry ? Did they ever record a demo of 'Where Spirits Fly' ?"

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:18 am
"The tune was always known as 'Surfing Glam' - I'm sure we assumed it was a descriptive name for the guitar style. It was fairly typical to name tunes ahead of any lyrical content being added and a definitive title emerging. ' Amphetamine Logic' was always known as 'Horned One Stabs', I think 'Valentine' may have been called 'Clock' or 'Bell'. The tune which became 'Where Spirits Fly' was never more than an instrumental we would play around with in soundcheck and we certainly wouldn't have bothered to demo it.
The other demo versions you refer to were from the original FALAA album sessions at Strawberry, completed pretty early on - if memory serves me correctly we'd tackled the song which was to become 'First and Last and Always' (previously called 'The Scottish One') at around the time 'Body and Soul' emerged as the first Warners single. We did a much slower version of it and the lyric may well have been partly the one which was later used on 'Body and Soul' - such was the methodology back then. This is further evidenced by the use of the 'Marianne' idea on a completely separate track. I'd drafted a lyric and hastily recorded a guide vocal largely out of frustration that the previous version hadn't built on the potential of the musical idea.
Several positives came from it - the album's title track, the new and spellbinding 'Marian' and way down the line I used a snippet of the lyric for the chorus of 'When I Call' and of course the proposed lyric for 'Nine While Nine, was trimmed and re-surfaced as 'A Deeper Blue'. Waste not want not."
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Thanks for resurrecting this thread, had no idea that they demoed Nine While Nine!

Edit - Although in saying that. They probably demoed most songs from the album at some point. :?
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robertzombie wrote:Thanks for resurrecting this thread, had no idea that they demoed Nine While Nine!

Edit - Although in saying that. They probably demoed most songs from the album at some point. :?
it was played for the never produced video, which is why you have Newcastle 1985 and i have dark video :lol: :lol:
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robertzombie wrote:Thanks for resurrecting this thread, had no idea that they demoed Nine While Nine!

Edit - Although in saying that. They probably demoed most songs from the album at some point. :?
As far as I understand it, those tunes known as 'Red Skies
Disappear', 'Dance on Glass' and this 'Child of Light' thing
were just guide vocals for internal use. These guide vocals
should give Eldritch an impression of the song, and where
his own final set of lyrics would fit in.
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paint it black wrote:
robertzombie wrote:Thanks for resurrecting this thread, had no idea that they demoed Nine While Nine!

Edit - Although in saying that. They probably demoed most songs from the album at some point. :?
it was played for the never produced video, which is why you have Newcastle 1985 and i have dark video :lol: :lol:
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Surely it's time for Mr Marx to spill the beans and write a nice book of his time with The Sisters, since Von has no inclination to do so.

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robertzombie wrote:
paint it black wrote:
robertzombie wrote:Thanks for resurrecting this thread, had no idea that they demoed Nine While Nine!

Edit - Although in saying that. They probably demoed most songs from the album at some point. :?
it was played for the never produced video, which is why you have Newcastle 1985 and i have dark video :lol: :lol:
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yep, same for Leeds, they were hoping to make one good video from the two dates and NWN was to be the draw for the video. hence why it was only played live twice. but the video was too dark to use commercially, so the audio was leaked instead
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James Blast wrote:My initiation to FALAA land was getting it from my friend at the local library who worked in the music section, she used to let me see what had been bought but not catalogued and if there was anything I fancied I was free to take it, tape it and return it ASAP. FALAA fell into that category, so I nipped up the road, taped it onto a TDK C-90 and returned it all inside an hour. It has always sounded like one side of a tape to me.
Arf! Initiated to FALAA in the library

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