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05/02 - KXLU interview in which the members of the band discuss dirty shoes, the opening act, ticket give-away and more on palindromes.
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04/02 - KXLU interview in which the members of the band discuss Willie's employment, Vegas and Andy Kaufman's death.
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03/02 - Radio Caroline's Elevator Shoes. Jeff Davis formed this band post-Almighty Hi-Fi and pre-Niagara.
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First Posted on 02/02 - Live performance of The Neighborhood Phrenologist from 1987 - possibly at Streetside Records in Columbia. I believe that this is one of Steve's earliest contributions to the band.
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First Posted on 01/02 - Live performance of Undertanding Furniture from 1987 - possibly at Streetside Records in Columbia.
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First Posted on 12/01 - The boys talking to KXLU about Primtive Man, Shoe Salesmen, Survivor, Frank Stalone, Vic Abascal, Peter Case and the meaning of Three Cards.
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First Posted on 06/01 - Andy Gill talks more about his role in producing Curtains. Interview conducted on 08/04/88.
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First Posted on 05/01 - Telephone interview with Andy Gill explaining why he chose to produce Curtains. Interview conducted on 08/04/88.
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First Posted on 04/01 - Steve explains The Ballad of Art Snyder. Broadcast on 09/18/87 on KXLU.
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First Posted on 03/01 - Steve and Jeff explain the meaning behind the title and the cover of Three Squares and a Roof. Broadcast on 09/18/87 on KXLU.
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First Posted on 12/00 - This month's track is a live performance of Red Umbrella from the fall of 1987. I believe that this is from a show in Columbia, MO.
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First Posted on 11/00 - A mock-interview from the fall of 1987. Starts as a spoof of the band being interviewed by an under-informed college DJ then quickly shifts into the band "riffing" on hair-loss puns. Note the varying degrees of participation, from reluctant to enthusiastic, by the individual band members.
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First Posted on 09/00 - Motorhead's Ace of Spades recorded live at McCabe's Guitar Shop in LA on 07/12/85.
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First Posted on 08/00 - Another track from the Curtains demos. This is Robert Blackmon's Floor 13, a track that didn't appear on Curtains or any other TBA releases. The recording mix is rough, as this rarity was never intended for public consumption. This is a unique opportunity because there is not a wealth of unrecorded TBA tunes available or even in existence.
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First Posted on 07/00 - Explaining how the band got together during a KALX radio interview with Jeffrey Cobb on 03/23/87.
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First Posted on 06/00 - This is a radio promotion spot done by Steve Wagner for KMPC. You know what I'm talking about - "Hi, this is Cheryl Crow and KJLA rocks the free world!".
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First Posted on 04/00 - A simple and intimate version of Dangerous Roof from the Curtains demos. One of my favorite TBA songs.
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First Posted on 03/00 - Like many bands, The Balancing Act recorded and performed cover songs along with their original material. Cover protocol dictates that you take a popular song and do a nutty or rocked-up interpretation of it - see The Sex Pistol's version of My Way. Unlike many bands, The Balancing Act usually did the reverse, taking wacky songs and playing them straighter than the original versions. This TOTM is a remake of Dylan's Leopardskin Pillbox Hat recorded during the Green Pants and Finance sessions.
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First Posted on 02/00 - This track is a live version of Searching For This Thing from a KALX radio interview with Jeffrey Cobb on 03/23/87. The song features Willie on vocals and acoustic along with harmonies and intermittent rhythmic clapping from the rest of the band.
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First Posted on 01/00 - This is an interesting 4-track version of She Doesn't Work Here from the Curtains demos recorded between 4/6/88 and 5/12/88.
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Description of mp3 History

05/02 - KXLU interview in which the members of the band discuss dirty shoes, the opening act, ticket give-away and more on palindromes.
(Archived)

04/02 - KXLU interview in which the members of the band discuss Willie's employment, Vegas and Andy Kaufman's death.
(Archived)

03/02 - Radio Caroline's Elevator Shoes. Jeff Davis formed this band post-Almighty Hi-Fi and pre-Niagara.
(Archived)

02/02 - Live performance of The Neighborhood Phrenologist from 1987 - possibly at Streetside Records in Columbia. I believe that this is one of Steve's earliest contributions to the band.
(Archived)

01/02 - Live performance of Undertanding Furniture from 1987 - possibly at Streetside Records in Columbia.
(Archived)

12/01 - The boys talking to KXLU about Primtive Man, Shoe Salesmen, Survivor, Frank Stalone, Vic Abascal, Peter Case and the meaning of Three Cards.
(Archived)

11/01 - Andy Gill describing his influence on the songs on Curtains.
(Archived)

10/01 - Andy Gill talking about similarities between The Gang of Four and The Balancing Act and why he thought he was chosen to help with Curtains.
(Archived)

09/01 - I'm dipping yet again into the broadcast from 02/10/88 at KDVS Studio A. This is an early performance of Sleep On The Trusty Floor. The post-performance chatter (not included) suggests that the band felt like this was a rough interpretation of the song due to it's newness, but I think you'll like it.
(Archived)

08/01 - Another live broadcast from 02/10/88 at KDVS Studio A. This track not only features Who Got the Pearls but also a large amount of pre and post-song chatter. Note:Due to the large size of the track there is no sample file this month.

(Archived)

07/01 - The Balancing Act on Howlin' Wolf, Palindromes, Parents at Performances, and The Last Waltz. Broadcast on 09/18/87 on KXLU.

(Archived)

06/01 - Andy Gill talks more about his role in producing Curtains. Interview conducted on 08/04/88.
(Archived)

05/01 - Telephone interview with Andy Gill explaining why he chose to produce Curtains. Interview conducted on 08/04/88.
(Archived)

04/01 - Steve explains The Ballad of Art Snyder. Broadcast on 09/18/87 on KXLU.
(Archived)

03/01 - Steve and Jeff explain the meaning behind the title and the cover of Three Squares and a Roof. Broadcast on 09/18/87 on KXLU.
(Archived)

02/01 - A Girl, Her Sister, And A Train broadcast live on 02/10/88 in Studio A at KDVS. Song is tight but vocal volume suffers from tinkering at the board. Cute commentary about the issue at the end.
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01/01 - Blackmon's Red Pants and Romance from the Curtains demos.
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12/00 - This month's track is a live performance of Red Umbrella from the fall of 1987. I believe that this is from a show in Columbia, MO.
(Archived)

11/00 - A mock-interview from the fall of 1987. Starts as a spoof of the band being interviewed by an under-informed college DJ then quickly shifts into the band "riffing" on hair-loss puns. Note the varying degrees of participation, from reluctant to enthusiastic, by the individual band members.
(Archived)

10/00 - We're Not Lost broadcast live on 02/10/88 in Studio A at KDVS. Includes pre-song banter promoting Three Squares and a Roof.
(Archived)

09/00 - Motorhead's Ace of Spades recorded live at McCabe's Guitar Shop in LA on 07/12/85.
(Archived)

08/00 - Another track from the Curtains demos. This is Robert Blackmon's Floor 13, a track that didn't appear on Curtains or any other TBA releases. The recording mix is rough, as this rarity was never intended for public consumption. This is a unique opportunity because there is not a wealth of unrecorded TBA tunes available or even in existence.
(Archived)

07/00 - Explaining how the band got together during a KALX radio interview with Jeffrey Cobb on 03/23/87.
(Archived)

06/00 - This is a radio promotion spot done by Steve Wagner for KMPC. You know what I'm talking about - "Hi, this is Cheryl Crow and KJLA rocks the free world!".
(Archived)

05/00 - Spanish Motorcycle breathed it's first as an Almighty HiFi song and is one of the earliest post-TBA recordings that I have. The tune resurfaced later in both Radio Caroline and Niagara. There is a sample of Niagara's version of this song on their website.
(Archived)

04/00 - A simple and intimate version of Dangerous Roof from the Curtains demos. One of my favorite TBA songs.
(Archived)

03/00 - Like many bands, The Balancing Act recorded and performed cover songs along with their original material. Cover protocol dictates that you take a popular song and do a nutty or rocked-up interpretation of it - see The Sex Pistol's version of My Way. Unlike many bands, The Balancing Act usually did the reverse, taking wacky songs and playing them straighter than the original versions. This TOTM is a remake of Dylan's Leopardskin Pillbox Hat recorded during the Green Pants and Finance sessions.
(Archived)

02/00 - This track is a live version of Searching For This Thing from a KALX radio interview with Jeffrey Cobb on 03/23/87. The song features Willie on vocals and acoustic along with harmonies and intermittent rhythmic clapping from the rest of the band.
(Archived)

01/00 - This is an interesting 4-track version of She Doesn't Work Here from the Curtains demos recorded between 4/6/88 and 5/12/88.
(Archived)


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