Monday, October 8, 2007

The "New" Jason Falkner


In some alternate universe Jason Falkner gets the acclaim he deserves. He writes amazing Power Pop epics - each a three minute wonder. In this real world, his last album "I'm OK, You're OK" is only available in the US as a Japanese import with only fuzzy plans for a domestic release.

Still you need to hear this record. Each tune is truly a gem (some detractors say its not his best. I think that the only real problem here is that Jason plays all the instruments himself.) The songs are great but would be even better with the energy of a live band. Maybe next album . Still very strongly recommended!

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A couple of years back some great demos leaked out from Jason. Only one of these surfaced on the new album. Here are some of the best tracks from those sessions:

Jason Falkner - Hello Mr. Future Demos

Download these and enjoy. It's amazing how the cast-offs from this talented artist are better than most of what's out there.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, awesome demos..thank you so much for these!

-MC

Anonymous said...

oh me again ....and theres these
THE GRAYS RECORDED JUST ONE ALBUM RO SHAM BO WHICH FOR MY MIND IS ONE OF THE BENCHMARK ALBUMS OF THE 90’S…AS FAR AS I KNOW THE ONLY OTHER STUDIO RECORDINGS THEY MADE WERE HALF A DOZEN COVERS..TWO OF WHICH TURNED UP ON B-SIDES..THE OTHER FOUR DID NOT…….
1. COMPLICATED….STONES COVER FROM B-SIDE
2. HE’S FRANK….MONOCHROME SET COVER THEY ALSO USED TO PLAY LIVE
3. BLESSED..SIMON AND GARFUNKEL COVER THEY ALSO USED TO PLAY LIVE
4. BOTH SIDES NOW..JONI MITCHELL COVER THAT JASON LATER REDID SOLO
5. OH NEVERMIND-A COVER OF THE LONE SINGLE BY THE BUDDY JUDGE SYSTEM THEY ALSO PLAYED LIVE
6. OUTDOOR MINER-WIRE COVER FROM B-SIDE

http://rapidshare.com/files/67159060/grays_covers.zip.html

Anonymous said...

seems we share similar tastes...it was me that uploaded the semantics over at peanuts-here’s some more jason stuff i uploaded a while back....grab them at your leisure ..all the best

1. The Invitation – Full Length Version
2. Author Unknown – First Album Version
3. Love Poisoning-Soft Boys Cover
4. Clumsy Grace-Unreleased 91
5. To Love A Hero-Unreleased 91
6. Behind These Eyes- Unreleased 92
7. Crap Out
8. The Hard Way-Author Unknown Version
9. This Will Be Our Year-Zombies Cover
10. Pretty Ballerina –First Attempt

Ten Unreleased Gems, Including My Most Favorite Jason Track Of All
Clumsy Grace

http://rapidshare.com/files/66853004/jason_rarer.zip.html

1. Both Sides Now-B Side Version
2. In Awe Of Industry
3. My Home Is Not A House-Yellow Pills Version
4. Kids Without Curfew-Sub Pop Single
5. They’re Coming To See Us-Sub Pop Single
6. All God’s Creatures –Alternate Demo From Bob Flexi
7. Eloquence-Acoustic Version From Launch Magazine
8. Start Over-17a Version
9. Great Big Yes-Amazing The Survivors Version
10. My Lucky Day-Amazing The Survivors Version
11. Baby I Love You
12. Holiday-Seven Inch Version With Intro
13. Search For Tomorrow-Logans Sacturary Jason Lead Vocals
14. Outdoor Miner-Grays B-Side Jason Lead Vocals
15. Mtv Theme-Jellyfish Mtv 1991 Promo
16. Love Has No Heart-Three O’clock Jason Lead Vocals
17. Upside Down Frown-Alternate Demo Version
18. Goodnight Sweet Night-Alternate Demo Version
19. Honey-Alternate Demo Version
20. I Already Know-Alternate Demo Version

A Companion To The Necessity And Everyone Says Its On
Collections What We Have Here Is Every Single Other Officially Released Non Album Track From The Period Plus A Quartet Of Relevent Band Project Rarities And To Finish Four Unreleased Can You Still Feel Demos

http://rapidshare.com/files/66781830/falkner_not.zip.html

Haper said...

Thanks lots for more Jason and Grays rarities. Some of these I've heard before but some I have not and that is BIG news for me.

I don't get lots of time for this but I'm working on some Pugwash and Seth Swirsky posts. Anything else you think is at this level?

jay strange said...

yes loads..but for me the absolute stand out band of the last few years has to be the Pillbugs

King Size Mong said...

Just checked this lot out. Great posting.

LOVE the different versions of "Author Unknown" and "My Lucky Day"

That Falkner boy is sickeningly good!

Anonymous said...

Are there any more Hello Mr. Future demos that were leaked? The ones posted are awesome and I'd love to hear more.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all this great stuff: the original post and all the commenters sharing great stuff!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this was maybe the most rewarding comments ever on any blog. Thank you so much!

Looking forward to the new album. Should be out in 2009 according to a interview I heard with the man himself.

Mark said...

Many thanks to all for these great demos & rarities.
The 'Everyone says it's on' set has been posted here: http://anythingshouldhappen.blogspot.com/search?q=jason+falkner
if anyone else has been looking for it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for all Jason stuff...excellent.
Cheers Danny.

grahamstuart said...

Does anyone have the can you still feel demos to share still? The link here is dead!