ioneyes

 

“Brighter Days” (Moore)

“Teenage Spy” (Leach)

“Say Yes” (Moore, Sundram)

“OK” (Leach)


“Sayrah” (rehearsal version)-(Moore)


Recently I came across an old and abused cassette of an EP by my band ioneyes from 1981. It was in the kind of condition you would expect of a 30-year-old cassette that hasn’t been stored properly. Still, I really liked what I was reminded of, and so here is a rescued version of each of its four tracks.

Even less promising was the rehearsal copy of our song “Sayrah” which was recorded on a small cassette recorder–the kind that you might buy at a drug store for 15 or 20 dollars. It was only intended for reference, and so the cassette recorder was simply placed in the middle of the rehearsal room. If I remember correctly, we had no PA system, so our mics were simply plugged into guitar amps. It’s a sonic nightmare, but again, I was pleased with something about it.

We weren’t together long, but we put together a set of a dozen or so songs and did a handful of gigs at LA punk and new wave clubs. And we recorded a 4-song EP.


ioneyes:

Karl Leach a.k.a. Karl Ray-voices and 2nd guitar

Frederick Moore-voices and bass

Skye Michaels-lead guitars and voices

George Hublitz-drums


Karl, Skye, and George: If you ever stumble upon this, I hope you’re OK with my putting it up.

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