Demos & Rarities 1985​-​88

by Thanks For The Fish

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Ears On Ice 03:17
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Amsterdam 05:06
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Oppression 03:09
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Notions 03:42
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Anastasia 02:55
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Witchhunt 04:57
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about

Thanks For The Fish were a 4-piece band from Brisbane named after a Douglas Adams book. Formed in 1984, they enjoyed significant radio airplay on 4zzz and constant gigging around Brisbane. The group disbanded in 1989 after moving to Melbourne.

Initial lineup was Ray Luhrmann (guitar), Sean Dywer (bass) and Andy Wilmott (drums) with Trish Roberts (vocals) joining in July of 1984. Ray was then replaced by Andrew Shakespeare in May 1985 to form the lasting lineup. Other band names considered were, “Life After Life,” “Gravity’s Rain,” “121” and “Mood Room.”

This is a compilation of 3 of the 4 demo cassette recordings that Thanks For The Fish made between 1985 and 1987 which also includes the track “Who Needs Esperanto” from the 4zzz compilation "State Of Emergence".

Demo 1, 26/11/1985
Tracks 1 - 12
Produced by Tony Nolan

Demo 2, 1985-86
Not available, lost
Produced by Lisa

Demo 3, Nov/Dec 1986
Tracks 13 - 16
Recorded at Music System Studio

Demo 4, 1987
Tracks 17 - 21
17 engineered by Richard Robinson at Bakehouse studios, North Fitzroy, Melbourne 1988.
18, 19 engineered by Richard Robinson at Drummond St, Carlton, Melbourne, 1988.
20, 21 produced by Gerard Teleman at Triple Deuce Studios, Sydney, 1987

"State Of Emergence" compilation, 1986
Track 22
4zzz compilation

All songs (c) TFTF.
All Rights Reserved.

Full notes and much more information in .pdf with download.
Many thanks to Sean Dwyer.

credits

released June 2, 2015

Trisha Roberts - vocals
Andrew Shakespeare - guitar
Sean Dwyer - bass
Andy Wilmott - drums

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