RELEASED

Released in 1991 independently. Recorded in one day and mixed on another, it’s punk as fuck and twice as ugly.

  1. Flopsweat
  2. Waxing Nostalgic
  3. Opened Eyes
  4. Trudge
  5. Twitch N’ Writhe
  6. Jello-Face
  7. Mollusk Blanket
  8. The Best One Yet
  • Recorded at Electric Eel studios
  • Engineer: A. Zachary
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

Released in 1993 independently. Recorded in one day and mixed the next. A little more rock oriented, it’s more experimental than “Wally”. Guest appearance on “Viscosity”, the mighty Ron Lenz, playing accordion and doing spoken word.

  1. Vaguely In My Pocket
  2. Crummy
  3. Opened Eyes
  4. Viscosity & Thermal Breakdown
  • Recorded at Word of Mouth Studios
  • Accordion & vocal ramblings on “Viscosity” – Ron Lenz
  • Engineer: Phil Ek
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

Released in 1995 independently. Recorded in two days and mixed in another two, a very ambitious project this time. At times psychedelic, sometimes a little poppy and other times incredibly loud, the band were trying to expand beyond their punk label. “Jesus Side Of Winter” clocks in at almost ten minutes (which is an epic for them) and “Skunkbutt” is a nod to Dean and Jerry. It would prove to be the last full length they would release.

  1. Rex Dart/Sweatbeetle Dickweed
  2. Four One In A Million
  3. Gravel Pit Stomach
  4. Stoner Posture
  5. Family Dog
  6. Rehearsal For A Death Ride
  7. Caesar On A Leash
  8. Skunkbutt
  9. Jesus Side Of Winter
  • Recorded at Synergy Studios
  • Engineer: Jared Jensen
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

SINGLES

Talk about single.

  1. Tell Me About Your Drugs (Robyn Hitchcock cover)
  • Recorded at Synergy Studios
  • Engineer: Jared Jensen
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

RECORDED BUT UNRELEASED

This album technically was the second album recorded by the band in 1992, but was never released due to money problems and distribution issues. It was a lengthy seventeen songs (for them) and took two days to record and another day and a half to mix. It shows the start of the expansion of musical interests the band was having, with songs ranging from garage rock to weird experimental tracks to Melvins inspired heavy riffery. The album was recorded during the late spring with Zach once again at the helm. The band was becoming more and more comfortable in the studio, although the short recording time and heat were definite obstacles.

  1. Cleverfool
  2. Black Lizard Night
  3. All The Day And All Of The Night
  4. Flopsweat
  5. God’s An Astronaut
  6. Strawberry Girl
  7. Gingerbread Man
  8. She
  9. Opened Eyes
  10. Diversionary Monkeyman
  11. Mollusk Blanket
  12. Splarge (I Said)
  13. Scowl
  14. Hellhole
  15. Burning Baby Spider
  16. Fred Savage Drops Acid
  17. Twelve Hungry Leeches
  • Recorded at Electric Eel studios
  • Engineer: A. Zachary
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

This was actually a 7″ 45rpm EP featuring three of the “biggest” bands to come out of Yelm, Tall Toad, Diplomatic Immunity and Velvet Rain. Originally this was recorded at Velvet Rain drummer Todd Rice’s house by a guy they ended up hating who had no idea what he was doing. It was decided later by industry mogul John Ledington, who had put this project together, that the bands should reconvene at Electric Eel to rerecord this lost masterpiece. It was a day of alcohol, drugs and loud rock. The bonus track “Where The Hell Is Yelm” also features engineer A. Zachary accompanying on backing vocals.

  1. Gingerbread Man-Tall Toad
  2. Go Away-Diplomatic Immunity
  3. Nail-Velvet Rain
  4. Bonecross-Tall Toad
  5. Where The Hell Is Yelm?-All bands sing-along
  • Recorded at Electric Eel studios
  • Engineer: A. Zachary
  • Producer: John Ledington
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

Much like the BBC recordings and the Peel Sessions, this was recorded in a studio without the benefits of time and any budget to speak of, but this wasn’t broadcast on the air. It was a project put together by former Diplomatic Immunity vocalist and soon to be legendary producer Brooks Martin. It was recorded in a single afternoon at this Olympia, WA based college. This was the first and only time the band ever professionally recorded the first original Tall Toad song “It’s A Dead Guy”, plus many more versions of “Burnin’ Baby Spider”.

  1. Malachi Crunch
  2. Foggy God Pit (ver.2)
  3. Asexual
  4. Jeff Is So Happy (ver.1)
  5. Orange Peel
  6. Joel
  7. Duece
  8. It’s A Dead Guy
  9. Burnin’ Baby Spider (ver.2)
  10. Jeff Is So Happy (ver.2)
  11. Foggy God Pit (ver.1)
  12. Burnin’ Baby Spider (ver.1)
  13. Jeff Is So Happy (ver.3)
  • Recorded at Evergreen State College
  • Producer: Brooks Martin
  • Engineer: Jeff Cleaves
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

“This Could Get Ugly” took a total of three days to record and three days to mix. It was the last album the band would put out. Incredibly diverse as well as more advanced musically than they ever were prior. Some say they should have released it as a double album, others say no. A smattering of previously recorded songs like “Orange Peel”, “Foggy God Pit” and “Diversionary Monkeyman” appear in the form of slightly different versions. The songs on this album go from wonderfully weird (“Diversionary Monkeyman”, “Circus Virus”) to rockin’ (“Brakeline”, “Asexual”, “Superzero”) to buffoonery (“Deuce”), all with some copyright infringement thrown in here and there.

  1. Flintbomb
  2. T-Minus Ten
  3. Superzero
  4. Footprints Of Assorted Colors
  5. Dust
  6. Orange Peel
  7. Mr. Young And Me
  8. Diversionary Monkeyman
  9. Mollusk Blanket
  10. Foggy God Pit
  11. Wild Angels Theme
  12. Brakeline
  13. Asexual
  14. Watch Me Hand You Down
  15. Satellite Farm
  16. Bite The Wind
  17. Vermillion Petticoat
  18. One Shoe Blues
  19. Eat My Revolution Blue Monkey
  20. Uberrat
  21. Circus Virus
  22. Deuce
  • Recorded at Synergy Studios
  • Engineer: Jared Jensen
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

PRACTICE RECORDINGS OF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN LAST ALBUM

Stuff about the last recording and how it was amazing and shit.

  1. Maintaining My Spirit (no vocals)
  2. Ballad Of Dave Nothing (no vocals)
  3. Unaware
  4. Between You And Me (Feedback And Forth)
  5. Take It Away
  6. Crawl Through (no vocals)
  7. Docking Bay 94 (no vocals)
  8. Party At The Moon Tower (no vocals)
  9. Real Fine Day (no vocals)
  10. A Cubic Centimeter Of Chance (no vocals)
  • Recorded at Babbling Derf studios (Our practice space)
  • Engineer: A crappy tape deck
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

PRACTICE RECORDINGS OVER THE YEARS

Stuff about early recordings.

  1. Baby Help Me Forget
  2. Hellish Hole
  • Recorded at Todd’s Bedroom studios
  • Engineer: A crappy tape deck
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

Stuff about songs at this time.

  1. Purple Asparagus
  2. Sweet Young Thing Ain’t Sweet No More (Mudhoney cover)
  3. Endless Corridors
  4. Fuckin’ My Dog (Tall Toad and Velvet Rain jam)
  • Recorded at Todd’s Bedroom studios
  • Engineer: A crappy tape deck
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

More stuff about songs from this era.

  1. Mask
  2. Beat My Head Against The Wall (Black Flag cover)
  3. Genocidal Love (Purdins cover)
  4. The Loner (Neil Young cover)
  5. Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant (Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper cover)
  6. N.I.B. (Black Sabbath cover)
  7. Things Hanging In My Closet
  • Recorded at Middle Of Nowhere studios
  • Engineer: A crappy tape deck
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

More stuff about songs from this era.

  1. Strange Ways (KISS cover)
  2. Wayward
  • Recorded at Middle Of Nowhere studios
  • Engineer: A crappy tape deck
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

More stuff about songs from this era.

  1. Powerdive
  2. Exidor
  3. Orange Peel
  4. If I Fly
  5. Decompression
  6. Suburbs In Vacuum
  • Recorded at Middle Of Nowhere studios
  • Engineer: A crappy tape deck
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

More stuff about songs from this era.

  1. Ballad Of Dwight Frye (Alice Cooper cover)
  2. A Little Bit Of Something
  3. Bite The Wind (no vocals)
  • Recorded at Middle Of Nowhere studios
  • Engineer: A crappy tape deck
  • Producer: Tall Toad
  • “Remastered” by: Mike Longmire

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