Monday, January 3, 2011

The Undecided
"Down, Down"

The Undecided
Dressed to Watch Television
LP
(Morgue Method Records, 1985)

Well, dang it, I ripped this whole record to digital, agonized over what song to pick, started my post, went to see if there was any additional info on the 'net I could provide, and found out, gosh darnit, that they now have a Facebook page and have the record for sale all over the place in MP3 format, as of mid-2010.

So, you may notice the usual button has been replaced by and buttons. It wouldn't be fair to the artists for me to post free downloads of songs commercially available, so I'm now going to still allow streaming, but no downloading of stuff when the artists actually have it out there for sale. I've made the switch for two earlier posts that I discovered are available as MP3s: The Barry Sisters' Roumania and Talk Engine's Dream Me Coupled.

Anyhow, The Undecided were from Virginia and released just this one record. The drummer in my old hardcore band was a friend of theirs, and I bought the record when it came out back in 1985. They played a mix of punk rock, funkier stuff, postpunk, and a kinda cheesy fake country song. They get the before they were famous label as the bassist was Dave Park, who went on to play in DC legends Unrest.

6 biased opinions:

Sutekh the Destroyer said...

I think I may have mentioned to you before that Amazon.com has some weird licensing thing going on with MP3 purchases - you can't buy them at all in Australia, and I'm pretty sure that UK customers have to go to Amazon.co.uk to download them.
Maybe consider redirecting the link to somewhere like iTunes whose MP3 provision is more universally accessible?

VirginiaM said...

I loved that Roumania song. It's just what I need for my morning commute.

Lightning Baltimore said...

Sutekh,

iTunes has several operations, including one in Australia. Can you tell me what happens when you click this link to the song in question? Do you get an error message or does it take you to iTunes of Oz?

iTunes link to "Down, Down"

Biki said...

Interesting..... I think its kinda cool.

I'm very glad that you dont have the download button for stuff that is available for sale! Good going you!

Sutekh the Destroyer said...

Clicking that link will take me here:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/down-down/id371498570?i=371498612&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
From which I can launch the iTunes software which will allow me to buy and download the song.

You owe me $1.69 AUD for research costs:-P

Lightning Baltimore said...

Thanks!

Let's see . . . six quarters, a dime, a nickel, and four pennies. I can do that! Address?