Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Grays Studio Rehearsals and Radio Shows

One of the great things about keeping a blog is that you get help on the things you write about. I've had a couple of posters turn me on to some great music. I had thought that had I all of the Jason Falkner unreleased stuff, but I was wrong. Below is a compilation I put together from a couple of postings of some live studio covers performed by the Grays. I put these together with some acoustic radio show tunes from the same era.

The Grays - Studio Rehearsals and Radio Shows

Together, these complement the only release by the Power Pop supergroup the Grays featuring Jason Falkner, Jon Brion, Buddy Judge and Dan McCarroll.

Don't know that cornerstone album? Get over to the Never Get Out of the Boat blog immediately and check it out. if you like anything on this blog, you'll want to hear this!

Thanks to all for helping me complete my collection....and if I'm missing more stuff, will you let me know?

20 comments:

King Size Mong said...

Awesome post, The Grays are my second fave "post jellyfish offshoot" band after Imperial Drag.

And let's face it, anything with Falkner in it is going to be good.

Willard said...

Hey PF,
Thanks for the plug for The Boat and thanks for these demos. Can't wait to hear them. Cheers,
Willard

jay strange said...

1. EVERYBODYS WORLD
2. SAME THING
3. SPOOKY
4. OH NEVER MIND
5. BLESSED
6. STRINGS
7. BOTH BELONG
8. I GO ASTRAY
9. ALL YOU WANTED
10. NO ON CAN HURT ME

THE GRAYS DID NOT PLAY MANY CONCERTS IN THEIR SHORT EXISTANCE AND THE FEW LIVE RECORDINGS THAT HAVE EMERGED ARE PRETTY DRAB AUDIENCE RECORDINGS…
THIS ONE IS THE EXCEPTION, EITHER A VERY GOOD AUDIENCE TAPE OR A SOUNDBOARD (YOU JUDGE FOR YOURSELF) I’D GIVE IT A EIGHT OR NINE OUT OF TEN. THE DATE IS UNKNOWN, THE VENUE ALSO BUT THE VERY INTERESTING TRACKLISTING MARKS IT AS PRE RO SHAM BO…MAYBE ONE OF THE SHOWCASE DID A FEW WEEK AFTER THEY GOT TOGETHER

http://rapidshare.com/files/103642824/grayslivesomewhere.zip.html

Anonymous said...

Love the Grays only CD. Thanks for the post!

King Size Mong said...

Nice addition Jay. Thanks.

Haper said...

Jay,

Thanks for the live Grays show. I'm listening to it and loving it. The only live show I've heard was almost unlistenable. This is much better!!

jay strange said...

okkedokes
heres the last of my grays goodies...
grays kfog...from the unedited prebroadcast masters..three acoustic tracks plus lots of chat and fun....
then buddy judges demos for everybodys world and nothing and then the orginal verson of oh nevermind by the buddy judge system..
finally a jellyfish bonus again from a pre fm sorce...live 105s green christmas...(the other performer that day was Michael Penn) only four tracks but the quality is just stunning.....

http://rapidshare.com/files/104078351/grayjudgefish.zip.html

ghost.frog said...

Hey all! Thanks so much for all this stuff! I just discovered this blog, and it's pretty much changed my life.
I've been looking for YEARS for some live Grays and Jason Falkner stuff (the Jon Brion stuff, I've found, is pretty available). I can't even get anyone to trade me some Falkner on any forums or anything. So if y'all have any live/rare Falkner, I'd be much obliged.

Haper said...

Jay,

Thanks once more for these. This is great! You'll find that the tunes from the KFOG broadcast were already at the end of the Studio Rehersals and Radio Shows post here. Did the Buddy Judge System ever record anything official? I have "Profiles in Clownhenge" but never heard the Buddy Judge System - until now!

Haper said...

Ghost.frog,

Did you check out the other Jason stuff in this blog?

http://popfair.blogspot.com/2007/10/jason-falkner.html

Make sure to check out the comments in that posting for some additional great Jason rare stuff.

I'll bet there is even more tracks out there though. Anyone have anything else? How about the vinyl b-side from TV Eyes? I have never heard that before?

jay strange said...

the buddy judge system did as far as i know just one single of which i only have the track included.....

jay strange said...

okay my final add on comes in the form of all the falkner radio sessions i have...the first eight are from greater london radio from the time of his second album...the first five are full band the last three acoustic....the next three are an acoustic session from somewhere stateside....the next two are from aa live travis radio show from germany...jason joins them for witchata lineman and then does a track on his own..finally a short rendition of hey little spider from a bbc show....







http://rapidshare.com/files/104144043/jasonradio.zip.html

Anonymous said...

harper...im thinking she gets around? surely thats on the album....checked my cdr copy and yes there it is....then i realise that of course i had this a couple of years before the official release and yes now see its not on the final album....though i dont think anything else is different (you have grabbed the four softkore demos i put in the tv eye comments over at king size mongs place-now they really are different)anyway heres she gets around..and from cd not a vinyl rip

http://rapidshare.com/files/104347853/09_-_She_Gets_Around.mp3.html
jay

King Size Mong said...

Good job I checked back to see if anything else had cropped up in the comments here!

Haper said...

Jay. You did it. Between the Softkore demos from King Size Mong's great site and now this, my TV Eyes collection appears to be complete. (course the way this blog is shaping up you never know - and that's great). This is an extract from the TV Eyes web site...

"The debut TV Eyes 12" single has SOLD OUT! The A side of "She's A Study", with the B side being "She Gets Around" was released by Emperor Norton Records. ..."

Grant said...

She Gets Around is available on the Malibu (Manning, Jr.) cd. It is the TV Eyes version. I picked it up on my last trip to Tokyo.

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=PCCY-1828

Anonymous said...

Holy smoley. I stumbled on this site through Willfully Obscure blog, and now there are all these OTHER links to more Grays-related goodies. So much for my free time.

Thanks a ton. See you in a week when I've digested all this!

Ace K.

Anonymous said...

My sister saw The Grays in Madison and they gave out a free cassette(it's even autographed!) with Wire's "Outdoor Miner" as a bonus track with "Not Long for This World" and "Very Best Years."
Have you heard this?
e6gMan

Capt. Willard said...

Hi Haper,

I'm checking links at the new blog and found this one leading back here (and this outdated link). I wanted to give you a new one for us...

http://nevergetoutoftheboat-redux.blogspot.com/2009/11/grays.html

Thanks for already updating The Boat (Redux) in your blogroll.

Thanks as always,
Willard

Mark Breitinger said...

Any chance of a re-up on this one? Or is there another link? "Cause it's awesome... Thanks for all you do!!!