The Systematics - Demos 01 Oblivious Animals 02 [unknown - waltz time] 03 Jazz The Genius 04 Bovine 05 Suicide Beach 06 I Love Your Dog 07 Look At My Body 08 [unknown - cowboys] 09 Fat Cows Go Down An Eastern Beach 10 [unknown - trill guitar]
A Splendid Mess - Live at M-Squared 27/08/1981 11 [unknown] 12 [unknown] 13 [unknown] 14 [unknown] 15 [unknown]
2 more of Patrick's collection of essential M-Squared recordings. The Systematics demos are, simply, fantastic. Lots of great songs (including things like Suicide Beach which were never released officially), played very well indeed and sounding as clean and fresh as you could ever want. The Splendid Mess recording is, as expected, messier with improvisations and half-baked songs in abundance but still shows the humour and welcome experimentation that they always showed.