The Ropers - Their three vinyl-only songs

Glad to fill this request. The Ropers were a terrific mid-90s indie pop band whose discography you can get to know here (this discography missed the cover of "Jumping Someone Else's Train" they did for a Cure tribute album that I'd love to hear hint hint post post link link in in comments comments). Two of their early 7"s were re-released on a self-titled CD EP (1994, Slumberland Records). They also released two full length albums: 1995's All The Time (which you can still buy from Slumberland Records), and 1997's The World on Fire (on Teenbeat Records, and is available for download on eMusic). Here are the last 6 songs (which you'll find in the archive link below):

...1 song on a split 7" with The Tribbles (1993, Brilliant Records)...


...1 song on a split 7" with Boyracer (1994, I Wish I Was A Slumberland Record)...


...2 songs on the Why Popstars Can't Dance 2 x LP compilation (1994, Slumberland Records; but both songs are also available on CD version of this compilation; note that the version of "Drive" is much different from the version on All The Time)...


...and 2 songs on the Revolver/Transparent Day 7" (1995, Slumberland Records; but "Revolver" is the same version found on All The Time)...

So, in total, it seems they only have 3 vinyl-only songs!

Download these 6 songs here: http://www.zshare.net/download/713858699acd37/

11 comments:

Chachi said...

Fantastic! Thank you for doing this!
It would be way col if you batched the Henry's Dress vinyl on zshare, too! Pleeeease!

Chachi said...

As incentive, here is a link to the hd tracks from the rocketship split and terra x comp:
http://www.zshare.net/download/714028723a060a/

G said...

Chachi...I'm tempted to take the bait. Well, I already took your kind bait. The archive only contained 1 of the 2 HD songs from the Rocketship split though. Do you have "Can't Make It Move" too? I know I drive a hard bargain...

http://www.slumberlandrecords.com/catalog/show/80?page=6&ret=discog

G

Chachi said...

I forgot about "Can't make it move". Oops! I don't have a digital copy of that song, and no way of digitizing my vinyl. Sorry!

...That being said, it would still be super cool to have an almost-complete HD vinyl posting, yeah? *wink, wink*

G said...

I was only holding out on you because zShare was still uploading...here you go!

http://www.zshare.net/download/7144344529c241/

Anonymous said...

Here are some mp3s of Henry's Dress' 1993 demo tape. I never played it much as I was too scared of destroying it, so it's pretty well preserved. Enjoy.


http://www.zshare.net/download/7171476ee4301b/

Anonymous said...

Henry's Dress' Cool Beans flexi

http://www.zshare.net/download/71717383e488cf/

Anonymous said...

hmm... actually, after listening to the CD version of Pig and the demo, seems my tape player might be running a tad bit slow. Also might just be the tape itself. I'll try to re-dump it with a speed correction on my four-track and repost

Anonymous said...

I taped this off the radio, and reception was fair that day. KZSU is 500 watts, and I live about 10 miles away from the Stanford campus, so there's a little bit of static, which pretty much disappears when they're playing. I had to use rapidshare 'cause I just can't "deal" with zshare's hurdles, plus I hate googlesyndicate advertising. Enjoy!

Henry's Dress - 1994.01.26 KZSU 90.1 FM, Stanford University, Wednesday Night Live Session

01 Wednesday Night Live Theme
02 Sugarbowl
03 You Were
04 Stumble
05 1620
06 Pig
07 Sally Wants To
08 Three
09 Drift
10 Supercrush (Tiger Trap cover)
11 Tiger Trap - Alien Space Song (from Astronautical Music Festival 7")
12 Interview
13 Henry's Dress - Feathers (from Astronautical Music Festival 7")

http://rapidshare.com/files/89041745/1994HD-WNL.zip.html

Chachi said...

I. Love. You. All. Thanks!

G said...

Wow...I see some indie elves have been working in YSKOD's workshop. Thanks for all these links...it's nice to get to know your discographies too!

G