“Sandy Denny and Ozzy Osbourne had a baby, and they called it the 3Ds” Researched and compiled by Bruce Russell (Dead C) The 3D’s - Early Recordings 1989-90 is exactly that. A selection of tracks from the Dunedin band’s formative years. The compilation features seven previously unreleased demo tracks, alongside digitally re-mastered versions of the band’s first two EPs - Fish Tails (1990) and Swarthy Songs For Swabs (1991). Done on a porta-studio, many of these unheard demos were originally recorded for Xpressway, and the album also includes a version of Meluzina Man off the Xpressway Pile Up compilation. The compilation also includes a 16pp booklet with liner notes written by Bruce Russell detailing the history of the band. Having re-released The 3Ds three albums - Hellzapoppin’ (1992), The Venus Trail (1993) and Strange News From The Angels (1996) - last year, Early Recordings show how this melodically noisy outfit, that went on to influence the likes of Superchunk and Pavement, all began.
Tracklist: "Meluzina Man (Pile-Up version)", "First Church", "Evocation of W.C. Fields (Demo Version)", "Ball of Purple Thread", "Evil Kid (Demo Version)", "Sing Song", "Dreams of Hergé", "Grimace", "Fish Tails", "Meluzina Man (Demo Version)", "Nimmo’s Dream", "The Burrymen (Demo Version)", "Bunny", "Evocation of W.C. Fields", "Ritual Tragick", "Hairs (Demo Version)", "Mud Sacrifice (EP Version)", "Fish Tails (Demo Version)", "Evil Kid", "One Eye Opened (Demo Version)" and "Meluzina Man"
Flying Nun FNCD508