Extended Deluxe Anniversary Platinum Edition
Demonstration Four Track Recordings
Recorded in the basement of Kevin's parents' house in Hudson, NH
at some point in 1997 possibly using an expensive PA head purchased at Daddy's but then returned so Mike wouldn't get in trouble with his future wife.
The details are hazy surrounding these recordings.
Kevin had a Mini Disc labeled "Hudson Sessions" which included the first four recordings on this release.
Mike had a cassette labeled "Hudson Sessions" which contained tracks 05-10. "Jesus Christ I'm Awesome" is very similar on both recordings but the other tracks are different mixes. In addition the cassette had two more songs that weren't on the Mini Disc.
It seems as though the cassette versions are rough mixes of the songs that ended up on the Mini Disc and the songs on the Mini Disc were destined to be released on the cassette "Tower of Rock" which may or may not have actually existed. The copy I possess has full artwork but no Ass Tractor music on the tape.
To top it off there were two more mystery mixes of "That" on the Mini Disc. Clearly the most confusing Ass Tractor recording/release.
Anyway... the track listing of this release is as follows:
01. Jesus Christ I'm Awesome*
02. The General*
05. Jesus Christ I'm Awesome+
08. Magic Ball Zone+
09. The General+
11. That (alternate mix 1)*
12. That (alternate mix 2)*
*sourced from Kevin's Mini Disc recording
+sourced from Mike's cassette recording
# a version of this song would later appear on Polterchrist Records "Benefit For El Chupacabra" compilation.
Big Dumb Rock Records release BDR003
released April 28, 2013
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