Cassette Culture #4 – The Band with An International Reputation

In 1988 SCW put out their fourth and final cassette-only release, The Band with an International Reputation. Side A of the cassette was titled Crush Grind and Swallow, and contained tracks recorded and overdubbed on multi-track and then mixed down. Side B was titled Disco Dancing With the Best and was recorded direct to cassette, live off the floor at SCW’s Queen St. West studio/rehearsal/living space.

The Band with an International Reputation – cassette insert

The first track is classic SCW, mixing live instrumentation with samples, tape loops, effects etc.

A Pretty Uncomfortable Area

For this cassette release, each band member was invited to write and record their own tracks – here’s one of Roba’s prime cuts.

America Wake Up

This last track is the live band with overdubs and was recorded and engineered by our friend GBH at his studio. It was also sampled and regurgitated on SCW’s next release, God Family Country.

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