FAILSAFE RECORDS CATALOGUE

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Squirm - MasterMistakeMaker
SQUIRM
Master Mistake Maker
028CD
Squirm's first full length album showcases the diverse sounds of this Christchurch three piece. 12 tracks of pure Squirm, from the melodic and sparse Why Not Me to the sonic assult of Drug Driven Bedroom Machine. Squirm are one of the undiscovered genuises of the modern pop world. Melodic but warped. Tracks are Whip Me Honey, Spoonbender,Broken Planet, Thou Art Golem, West, Love Is Love Is Love, Cantankerous, Bury Us Together, Mouthbreather, Drug Driven Bedroom Machine, Gone With The Weird, and Why Not Me. (November 1994 release on CD and Cassette).
  $20.00

Squirm - Whip Me Honey
SQUIRM
Whip Me Honey
027CD
Squirm's debut EP for the Failsafe label showcases a double A-side single of Whip Me Honey and Gone With The Weird for their forthcoming LP MasterMistakeMaker. Also included are three bonus tracks Traumatize, Feeding The Ground, and hidden track Mayhem, all unavailable elsewhere plus their single off the Good Things Compilation Voodoo. Watch out for the video to Whip Me Honey. It's got to be a classic with a title like that.
(Sept 1994 release on CD and Cassette).
  $10.00

Keith - Extra Care
KEITH
Extra Care
025CASS
Auckland three piece slice some guitars for you with some spaciously up front pop. Recorded at Auckland's Lab Studios. Keith's singer Eden has an immediately appealing close pop sound which works well over their friendly powered pop. Three songs including Extra Care, 500 , and Forever Now.
(Feb 1994 release on Cassette).
     $5.00

Malchicks - Lotus EP
MALCHICKS
Lotus EP
022CD
Debut EP from this Auckland four piece. Contains five songs recorded and produced by Mark Tierney who has produced works by JPSE and Spud as well as his own band The Strawpeople. "From languid intensity to a layered frenzy". Guitar music with mood and power.
Features - This Too Will Pass, Drive, Full Dream Ahead, Lotus Eater, At The Edge.
(December 1992 release on CD and double play Cassette)
  $10.00

Feast Of Stevens - Etch
FEAST OF STEVENS
Etch
021CD
Debut EP from this Palmerston North four piece guitar band. The melody of the Bats with raw edges and corners to make this a distinctly Feasties treat. Features: Sunday, Eyes, Friend, Old Man, Chance Belief, Wait For The Moment, Alone At Home.
(September 1992 release on CD and double play Cassette)
  $10.00

KILLCALIBAN
Whir
015CASS
Deleted
Dunedin guitar based pop band. Contains - Fallen to Earth, Clay Banks Dust, It's Very Clear, Catch My Breath, Clouds Go By (live).
(cassette only).

LITTLE DEAD THINGS
Little Dead Things
014CASS
Deleted
Seven track cassette-only release from this Christchurch based five piece containing (ex) members of All Fall Down, Swim Everything, (the Christchurch) Catherine Wheel and Hiding From Stan. Music ranges from raw throb of Dreamy Sceno through the two minute pop of Trip to the more fragile melodic Skylight. Also contains the tracks Teaching Wheels, Think Little - Feel Good, Warm, Sidewinder.
(April 1991 cassette only).

J M Kelcher - Personal Disorganiser
J M KELCHER
Personal Disorganiser
013CASS
Deleted
Mini LP by ex-Sneaky Feelings member this cassette-only release contains 8 tracks written, performed and recorded by John. The music is melody-based guitar pop with an eerie frailty on some tracks and a more upfront pop feel on others. John plays all instruments (Voice, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Effects ) on this impressive debut solo effort.
Contains - Sandy, Seaviews, Out Of Touch, Vulture, Won't Say Nothing, Tip Toe to the Door , Know What I Mean, and Throw It Out. (April 1991 Cassette only).

Loves Ugly Children - Stagger
LOVES UGLY CHILDREN
Stagger
 012CASS
Deleted
Five track cassette-only release by this young Christchurch four piece. The music paints a dark picture punctuated by bursts of angst and power. Tracks include Grotesticles, Climax, Oceans, Never Could Pretend, and Stagger.
(December 1989 .Cassette only).

Dolphin - Any Thing At All
DOLPHIN
Anything At All
 011CASS
Deleted
The third four song cassingle from Dolphin containing I Will Miss You, Inside You, All Your Love, and Anything At All.
(August 1989. Cassette only).

NOW AVAILABLE ON DOLPHIN "EPs" COMPILATION

Dolphin - Promise
DOLPHIN
Promise
010CASS
Deleted
The second cassingle release containing student radio favourite This Deception, and live favourite Pink Baby plus No Difference and Promise Me.
(Feb 1989. Cassette only).

NOW AVAILABLE ON DOLPHIN "EPs" COMPILATION

Dolphin - Hold Touch
DOLPHIN Hold Touch
 009CASS
Deleted
Four track cassingle by Christchurch three piece producing music with pop sensibilities and indie flair. Receiving much attention. A band to watch. Contains student radio favourite 'If Only I Could Hold You Once Again' plus 'When I Touch You', 'Hold' (Instrumental version, 'If Only I Could Hold You' (Remix).
(Dec 1988. Cassette only).

NOW AVAILABLE ON DOLPHIN "EPs" COMPILATION

HIDING FROM STAN
Escape My Room
 008CASS
Deleted
Eight track cassette by Christchurch's dark popsters containing eight slices of their brand of fun. Tracks are : - Escape My Room, Meddle With Monster, Blue, Fly, Desert Song, Old Buildings, Icicle Arrows, Wouldn't That Be Nice.
(Late 1988 release. EP length Cassette only).

Ballon D'essai BALLON D'ESSAI
R.I.P.
005CASS
Deleted
Last will and testament for this Christchurch 5 Piece. The use of two basses on many songs gives a distinct slant to their own brand of weirdy pop. Ballon d'Essai released 2 eps with Flying Nun Records before this posthumous cassette release.
Contains: Love Is Dead, The Old Man Song, He Who Kills Pt1, Smash Crash, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, Isolation, Artificial Romance, Modern Days, Interlude In Lyon, Simon Says, False Projections, Arm Chair Tourist, Live - Guess Who's coming to Dinner, Why, The Old Man Song, Santa Banana, Smash Crash, He Who Kills, Love is Dead.
(Double LP Length. 1986, Cassette only release).

Southern Front
SOUTHERN FRONT
Southern Front
 004CASS
Deleted
Cutting edge post punk from the developing members of Evasive Action.
Contains: License To Cry, Heaven And Hell, Mission Zero, Southern Comfort, Loose Love, Custody, Nosferatu, Shock Horror, Silence, Agony.
(1985, Originally released on LP. Now available on Cassette only.).

Evasive Action
EVASIVE ACTION
Looking For A Battlefield
 003CASS
Deleted

Hard Edged post punk from the remains of Desperate Measures and Unauthorised.
Contains: Seconds To Live, High Walls, Friday 27th, Bureaucrat, Live For Fun 1, A Nation Divided, Dog Fight, Possession, Agony, Slow Death, Militant Takeover, Evasive Action, Humungus (Ayatolla), Live For Fun II.
(1985, Cassette only).

NOW AVAILABLE ON EVASIVE ACTION - 'IMMINENT IMPACT' CD


Desperate Measures and Unauthorised
DESPERATE MEASURES & UNAUTHORISED
Wasted Again
001CASS
Deleted

Early Christchurch Punk release featuring two of Christchurch's more prominant Punk outfits.
Contains: Desperate Measures - Deathwish, City Life, Soundcheck, Generation Gap, You're So Straight, Who Cares, Violent Minds, Borstal Breakout.
Unauthorised - Max Factor, Your War, Police Tactics, Never Look Back, Militant Takeover.
(Released 1984. Cassette only release).

NOW AVAILABLE ON DESPERATE MEASURES - 'BROKEN BOTTLES' CD



    


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