|Tooth and Nail|
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The Controllers, U.X.A., Middle Class, and the Germs were recorded at Program Recorders Studios in Hollywood, California. The Flesh Eaters' songs "The Word Goes Flesh" and "Pony Dress" were recorded at Mental Ward Studios.
With the exceptions of "Version Nation", "Mercenaries" and "I Got Power", all tracks were mixed by Michael Hamilton at Kitchen Sync Studios in Hollywood. "Version Nation" is Desjardins' remixed version of his song "Disintegration Nation", originally produced and engineered by Randy Stodola at Alleycat House[nb 1] for the 7-inch EP Flesh Eaters[nb 2][nb 3] released in 1978; whereas "Mercenaries" and "I Got Power"[nb 4] are Desjardins and Rik L Rik's remixes[nb 5] of demo recordings done by the third lineup of Negative Trend in November 1978, in a session produced by Robbie Fields from Posh Boy Records at Media Art Studio in Hermosa Beach, California.
Featuring only previously unreleased material, Tooth and Nail was originally issued in mid-1979 on Upsetter Records, in 12-inch LP format.[nb 7] The record was also the debut release for U.X.A.
In 2004, the Flesh Eaters' three contributions to the album were re-released as bonus tracks on the Atavistic Records' remastered CD reissue[nb 9] of their first studio album No Questions Asked,[nb 10] originally released in 1980 on Upsetter.
Middle Class' "Love Is Just a Tool" and "Above Suspicion" were featured on their compilation album A Blueprint for Joy: 1978-1980,[nb 11] issued on CD by Velvetone Records in 1995. They were also included on their early recordings collection Out of Vogue: The Early Material, released on vinyl[nb 12] and CD[nb 13] by Frontier Records in 2008. "Archetype", an outtake from the Tooth and Nail recording sessions, was featured on both compilations.
In November 2011, Posh Boy issued the two Negative Trend tracks on Tooth and Nail, along with their five cuts, credited to Rik L Rik, on the compilation album Beach Blvd, as a downloadable digital collection titled November 1978.
A shorter version of U.X.A.'s eponymous song was recorded for their first album, Illusions of Grandeur,[nb 15] released by Posh Boy Records in 1981, on vinyl[nb 16] and cassette tape;[nb 17] while their song "Social Circle" was re-recorded by a reformed U.X.A., still fronted by De De Troit, for their album Tree Punks at Real School,[nb 18] issued on CD by the Belgian label Payola Records in 1997.
The three Germs songs on Tooth and Nail are early versions of the best known tracks of the same titles featured on (GI),[nb 19] the band's first and only studio album, released later in the same year.
|1.||"Another Day"||Kidd Spike/Mad Dog, Spike, Stingray||The Controllers||2:23|
|2.||"Electric Church"||Spike/Mad Dog, Spike, Stingray||The Controllers||3:07|
|3.||"Jezebel" (Wayne Shanklin cover)||W. R. Shanklin||The Controllers||3:00|
|4.||"The Word Goes Flesh"||Desjardins/Bonebrake, Desjardins, Doe, Garrett||The Flesh Eaters||2:31|
|5.||"Pony Dress"||Chris Desjardins||The Flesh Eaters||2:20|
|6.||"Version Nation"||Desjardins||The Flesh Eaters||1:52|
|7.||"Social Circle"||De De Troit/Billy Southard||U.X.A.||2:40|
|1.||"U.X.A." (United Experiments of America)||Kowalski, Troit/Piscioneri||U.X.A.||3:11|
|2.||"I Got Power"||Rik L Rik/Craig Gray||Negative Trend||1:31|
|3.||"Mercenaries"||Will Shatter/Gray||Negative Trend||2:36|
|4.||"Love Is Just a Tool"||Middle Class||Middle Class||1:10|
|5.||"Above Suspicion"||Middle Class||Middle Class||3:21|
|6.||"Manimal" (early version)||Darby Crash/The Germs||Germs||2:15|
|7.||"Dragon Lady" (early version)||Crash/The Germs||Germs||1:48|
|8.||"Strange Notes" (early version)||Crash/The Germs||Germs||1:56|
Germs (credited as Germs (GI))
Production for "Version Nation"
Production for Negative Trend
- Stodola's four-track home studio.
- Upsetter #UPSET 8
- At the time of their debut release, the Flesh Eaters consisted solely of their founder, Chris Desjardins (pka Chris D.), backed by the members of the pioneering punk rock band the Flyboys; who by that time had become a power trio because of the death of David Wilson (aka David Way) in a car accident in early 1978.
- Overdubbed with new vocals by Rik L Rik.
- Done at Media Art Studio in Hermosa Beach, California.
- The mastering company and engineer, and the date of production, uncredited on the cover art, can be identified via the run-out groove etchings onto the original vinyl pressings, which reads as follows: "UP-J-1 MCA/LB" (first pressing's side A), and "WR-C-2 MCA/LB 5-29-79 ♡" (side B).
- Upsetter #UP WR 1&2
- Bacchus Archives #BA1148
- Atavistic #ALP143CD
- Upsetter #UPCJ 34
- Velvetone #VLT 002
- Frontier #31078-1
- Frontier #31078-1
- Invasion #INV-1
- A 10-track version of Illusions of Grandeur, mixed by Alec Murphy, was put in circulation as a pre-release (without any cover art) in 1980. It was replaced, the following year, by the definitive 12-track edition mixed by David Hines (keeping the same catalog number).
- Posh Boy #PBS 104
- Posh Boy #PBC 104
- Payola #CD-001
- Slash #SR-103
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