The Boy With The Crooked Spine

SOUTHERN STEVE – THE BOY WITH THE CROOKED SPINE

Another track for the Weather is Far Away album. Vox on original are dodgy and there are mic pops all the way through but I can’t fix them because I have lost all the original files, this is a remix of a burn from a sole surviving test CD. Good tune, though. The original dates from about 2005, and was originally about a guy called RJohn but ended up being about gadknowswhat. Me at my most Bowieish.

 

The Weather is Still Far Away (2012 Remix)

THE WEATHER IS FAR AWAY (2012 remix)

This track was on an EP of tracks I made for various folks on Punk Planet, circa 2006, right at the end of the life of that message board.

It also formed part of an old 4-track EP called ‘The Weather Is Far Away‘, which I distributed to the usual suspects. The songs were: The Weather Is Far Away, Cornalees,  The Shortest Day and A Walk On My Own. The old versions are all still on this site.

I have lately returned to these tunes and found a lot to like, so I am remixing them and adding in a few others in the same style – Cold Light of Day, Legend, and some new ones – to form a decent full length album.

This remix of the title track is the first on the line.

Boundary Road Mixes

I am making a new CD.

It is going to called Boundary Road, on account of that is where I live now.

It is a counterpart to a CD I made in Adelaide / Honiara few years back, and gave copies to a few folks, which was called Live at Home. 

The style will be noisy folk, with banjo and mandolin and drums and yelling, a bit similar to some of the Luker and Southern stuff but without Emma Luker’s deft touch to stop the whole thing degenerating into anti-folk which is where the record is currently headed. Maybe one day Emma will play violin on a few tracks when I am back in Adelaide.

Here’s 2 sample tracks:

The Love in Your Heart

I already put up a demo of this last year. This one is better.

Sailsbury Highway

This continues the tradition of me getting Emma’s  favourite folk tunes and kicking the crap out of them. The lyrics are about me learning to drive somewhat later than most Australian men.

 

 

But I’m Different Now – The Jam Live in Japan circa 1982

The JAM LIVE in JAPAN for download

This was an old Jam live single / EP I had, and put down in digital before selling my record collection.  It was one of those Asian 7inches with a giant hole and a fiddly plastic inset to make it fit on normal record players.

Songs:

1 – Move In Up (Curtis Mayfield cover, the Jam used to play this live all the time but never recorded it)

2 – Get Yourself Together (another obscure track)

3 – The Great Depression (from The Gift, great version)

4 – But I’m Different Now (from Sound Affects, also a great version)

I kinda think of this as an extension of The Jam Live album Dig the New Breed. Performances are pretty good although the singing gets rather wild in places.

The recording is scratchy, deal with it, I played the hell out of the record when I was fifteen and haven’t even tried to compensate on the mix I made on Cubase.

Steve