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Compilation of low-tech demos tapes. 11 tracks from Sigma Plus Or Minus 3 (released 1984) and 11 tracks from New Beginnings (previously unreleased 1985). Some cringe-worthy lyrical moments, amateurish playing, and crude recording (Sigma +/- 3 was recorded with 2 mics and a boombox). It's the sounds of youngsters learning how to make music in exciting times.

The Modiste Originals were a reconfiguration of 3/4 pf the original Victoria-based version of Vertical Laughter to do songs by Deviant that the drummer considered too "faggy" or "country" for Vertical Laughter. Rock critic Tom Harrison's estimation of "half-baked" may have been a better assessment. Several songs were used later (or re-purposed) with other bands (Mary, Six Inches, and ironically, a later version of Vertical Laughter).

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released April 7, 2017

Deviant (Vocals, Guitars, other stuff)
Time Machine (Bass, other stuff)
Kick Asshat (Drums)

This compilation (p) 2017 Self Propulsion Laboratory SPL012
Songs ©1984, 1985 Standard Deviation Music

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Fraction Farthing - TEST DRIVE Los Angeles, California

Fractional Farthing's TEST DRIVE area is for unreleased preview material and miscellaneous archival recordings in need of limited availability. Some preview material is priced for sponsorship - the money goes toward pressing physical copies.

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