Friday, May 2, 2008

The Search...

Does anybody have any good stories about a great quest for a song that you just HAD to have? I've had a few that took many years to track down. Now we think a search that takes a couple months was a tough one! Anyone remember a time before you could google lyrics and ID a previously unknown track halfway through the song and locate a copy to download with TotallyFuzzy by the time the song is over? (OK, it's usually not quite that easy in most cases). :-)

One that still sticks out for me was my quest for the track Catwalker by the Diodes. I first heard that song on CFNY back in the mid 80's. I was convinced that it was by the Stranglers for some reason, so I picked up their album Feline album first. Over the years of my search I became a big fan of the Stranglers due to various albums I bought hoping that I might find the track that was eluding me (at least that wasn't a bad thing). At some point I caught at least part of the song on a cassette. Eventually in the mid to late 90's I was able to get that track ID's on the site - so that search only took 10 years or so!

The Diodes - Action - Reaction

The Diodes - Catwalker

I don't know about others, but I can remember buying vinyl, never having heard of a band based on recommendations of a music store clerk. Or how about buying two or three versions of a track before getting the 'right' version!


Ralph Alfonso said...

hi david. this album will be re-released this fall on bongo beat records worldwide and bullseye for canada. it has been completely remastered and includes lots of bonus tracks.


ralph alfonso
the diodes

Marsden Planet said...

Thanks for the comment. That's good to hear, I've been hoping for that to be re-released on CD for many years! (since the Tired of Waking Up Tired CD came out and before!) Also, just a note that this is a fan site and is not done by David himself.

Anonymous said...

I've heard that one before. Action/Reaction was supposed to come out on CD 4 or 5 years ago and it never materialized. I'll believe it when I see it.

Thanks for your post.

Marsden Planet said...

I initially heard that Action/Recation was coming out on CD in 2001, so that's now 7 years! Here's hoping this time it will happen - in the meantime, you have Catwalker :-)