11
Jun

Working On Next Steps

It’s been a little while since my last post. Honestly I don’t know if anyone sees this. But I feel I should at least say that I am planning on what to do next. Obviously the big thing would be to release The Sweet Life album. There will be only 500 available. They are special. The quality is high. I’m very happy with how it turned out. It will also be available on Bandcamp

I want to make a new podcast episode. I am working on a Supertronic only episode, but that might take a while. I’m remixing/recreating the song “If 9 were 6”; updating it really. For those of you that don’t know, Supertronic was an experimental electro-acoustic collective that created some noise in the mid-ninties. They performed at an Apple WWDC rave, some Burning Man events, and two of the first Internet broadcasted concerts. Then that was it. 

I’m also going to master Bab’s album Pourqoi, Liquoi, Sisz Boom Ba! at Sterling Sound in NYC. Then I’ll work on creating the packaging and vinyl pressing. After that I’m looking at creating and releasing singles from Bab’s mighty catalog. I think it would be interesting to try to make as many singles/7 inches as possible. My thinking is that the more that’s released, the better. 

There’s more that’s coming up, but this is enough for now. The bottom line is that it’s about time to get this stuff really out there. The whole point of this is to get people to hear the music. 

16
Jan
Bab (Tim Alexander) at work. LA 1984.

Bab (Tim Alexander) at work. LA 1984.

28
Dec
A couple of copies of The Sweet Life - Mexico City Heart for sale at Undefeated Records. Only place to buy until January. #vinyl (at Undefeated Records)

A couple of copies of The Sweet Life - Mexico City Heart for sale at Undefeated Records. Only place to buy until January. #vinyl (at Undefeated Records)

27
Dec
Christmas Morning! #awesternfront #awf

Christmas Morning! #awesternfront #awf

06
Dec

Bab and A Western Front recorded a couple of albums for Christmas in the 80’s. This was before I knew them. He wrote original Christmas songs and blended them into others to make these albums. I imagine they gave them away on cassettes. On Christmas of 2001, Bab made a Christmas single with a re-recording of Ring The Bell (Christmas Time Is Here) and a new song called Come Adore. 9/11 really affected him and he wanted to do something special that year. Turns out that Come Adore is one of Bab’s most gut wrenching songs, but somehow works as a modern Christmas song… especially for that time. Bab loved Christmas. I think he was really into its meaning and message. The spirit of “peace on earth and goodwill toward men”. He wanted that. He really wanted that.

Bab was one of the most generous people I knew. He was always giving me thoughtful things for no reason. He loved getting things for the kids too. Birthdays, Christmas, whatever. He mostly gave his time. And that also meant his music. He spent so much time on his music. But it wasn’t for him it was for you. It was for everyone. This is why I have to make these podcasts, and why I must release his albums properly. He made his music for you.

Merry Christmas! Enjoy this episode with all its quirks. Happy Holidays! And thank you for listening.



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Beach

06
Dec

Here’s some archival video of A WESTERN FRONT doing a soundcheck rehearsal at Marsugi’s, San Jose, CA on April 9, 1988. In this clip you see them perform the Pink Floyd song “See Emily Play,” and see some very rare footage from this long-extinct nightclub and get a peek of what SOFA used to look like,

Video by Eric Predoehl, who’s been sitting on this stuff for many years… wishing he had better audio for this stuff….

30
Nov

A Western Front - Joan of Arc 

Tim Alexander - Guitar

Robert Cota - Bass

Dan Sanders - Keyboards

Johnny Pop - Drums

21
Sep

Stopped by Abbey Road Studios to write on their wall.

21
Aug

http://quagmirerecords.com/releases

Check out all of Quagmire Record’s releases. Past and future! (Really, I just updated this releases page and wanted to make sure that you all saw it. It’s got links to downloading former albums and a little more marketing info about what’s coming up.)

16
Aug

It Gets Weird ((((011)))) Quagmire Podcast

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I had chemo today. When I get chemo, I can’t sleep. My whole body feels electrocuted. Static. Prickly. It doesn’t make for a comfortable sleep. So instead of sleeping I made this episode. I think it’s a reflection of my state of mind right now. So you’re just going to have to deal with that. It’s no longer in my hands; it’s in your ears. 

A big shipment of boxes arrived last week filled with The Sweet Life vinyl. 180 grams of gold times 500. Mexico City Heart. Many of you have asked me how you can buy a copy. The answer will come soon. I’m not trying to be coy, I’m just working out the details and I want to make sure I have it right before I announce the announcement. I’m pretty excited about it. But it will be a lot of work. The chemo flattens me out for a week at a time, so I need to figure out a way to make it happen while working my real job as well as recovering. Then do all of that before the next chemo hit comes in three weeks. What else is there? 

Again, I’m not going to list the songs. You can guess on your own. The last song, however is the first song on the second side of Mexico City Heart… God Big As Love. I’ll leave it at that.

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Beach

09
Aug

New Podcast Episode! ((((010)))) - A Western Front

Here it is. Several months since the last podcast. Get over it. It’s free! Here we have a bunch of random A Western Front. This is by no stretch of the imagination a “best of…” that woulld be quite the endevor. This is just a random helping of very old, some live, and some undead recordings. The first track is notablle because it is from the forthcoming remixed and remastered rerelease of Still Leaving. Future Sons of All Dead Indians. It sounds great and Baby Blue did an awesome job. The second track is a cover of Television’s Marquee Moon recorded live in Fresno at the Wild Blue in 1986. You can hear Stove laugh. He still laughs like that. The last song is from a KFJC Open Mike in September 1981. The remaining songs are from other times and recordings. I’m not going to list them, you are just going to have to take it in. 

The podcast is back. We will also have info about our next official release and how we are going to go about releasing it. It should be cool. It’s all for you!

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Hugs,

Beach

05
Aug
Got a whole bunch of these today! Stay tuned about how you can get one too! If this interests you at all. Go to quagmirerecords.com and sign up for the newsletter on the right. Thanks! #vinyl  (at The Quagmire)

Got a whole bunch of these today! Stay tuned about how you can get one too! If this interests you at all. Go to quagmirerecords.com and sign up for the newsletter on the right. Thanks! #vinyl (at The Quagmire)

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Quagmire is a Santa Cruz, CA based independent record label founded by David Beach and Tim Alexander. Quagmire was the first online record label, setting up shop exclusively online in 1993. We released the worlds first downloadable album in 1994 and continue the tradition today. Quagmire features new improved full-blown stereo sound. We also love you.

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