Unsane - Improvised Munitions & Demo

Unsane - Improvised Munitions & Demo

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The totally bizarre and INsane beginnings of UNSANE. What was thought lost to the sands of time (and dope fiends) is finally unearthed and released! Totally crazy story as told by Chris Spencer himself... Check it out!

Chris Spencer - “'Improvised Munitions' was a release that was made for Circuit records in ’89 that we thought was our big break as they were putting out up and coming bands like Cop Shoot Cop and Surgery and Monster Magnet. We made the record and gave it to Ernie, the guy that ran Circuit, and got the test pressings. Following our approval of the test pressings, Ernie disappeared. We were soon to learn that Ernie had a massive cocaine habit and had owed some drug dealers a shit ton of money. I have never seen him again since he handed me a test pressing one night at the Pyramid club. I have since always wondered if he possibly OD’d or was killed for a drug debt. At the time, this was a huge let down. We (Unsane) managed to use a couple of tracks for singles, but while on tour my junky roommates stole all of my original early Unsane 7 inches and the Circuit test pressing. The original Circuit record now seemed gone forever. We re-recorded some of the tracks to put on the first full length for Matador and soldiered on with non-stop touring. Years went by, and then I heard a rumor that someone actually had a copy of the test pressing. More than likely the one that my drug addled roommates had taken. After a few years of trying to find it with no luck, there was finally a good lead via multiple different people. it turned out that a guy (Jordan Mamone, Thanks!) had bought it at a used record store on the Lower East Side back in the day, stored it in his record collection and still had it in great condition. For me, it was crazy to hear it after all this time. We were able to copy and remaster it and as hard as it is for me to believe, we will actually be able to get the record out. The Lamb Unlimited version will also have 4 tracks of super early Unsane stuff that I used to go around to clubs like CBGB’s, ABC No Rio and the Pyramid to try to get shows when we had nothing out. For what it’s worth, this is the very beginning of the band Unsane…”

Tracks A1 to B1 recorded at Fun City in Nov. 1989.
Tracks B2 to B5 recorded at Tu Casa in 1988.

Tracklist:
A1 - Cracked Up
A2 - Cut
A3 - Bath
A4 - Slag
A5 - Jungle Music (IM)
A6 - Concrete Bed (IM)
B1 - My Right (IM)
B2 - Bring It ('88 Demo)
B3 - What Is This? ('88 Demo)
B4 - Wasted Time ('88 Demo)
B5 - Trial ('88 Demo)