Not Ready Yet

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As "The Cheap Imitation" (my original artist name, since I was a "cheap imitation" of a real band), I put together a cassette release in 1990 titled Not Ready Yet because it wasn't finished the way I wanted it.

I left a handful of manually-copied cassettes in one record store in Athens (probably in 1992), and sold exactly zero copies.

Here's the inner sleeve from the Cheap Imitation cassette, with the what-I-had-available track lineup. I put it together with a size-reducing photocopier, which was new and cool at the time.

Desired Track Listing

Here's what I more or less originally wanted it to be:

  1. Suite:
    • Blue Fields of Green
    • Antarctica (instrumental)
    • weird interlude
    • Daydream of the Psychoanalyst (instrumental)
  2. bluegreen interlude
  3. Perpetual Motion
  4. dangerous interlude
  5. Monorail to Nowhere (instrumental)
  6. Your Brilliant Career
  7. The Penguin Song

There would have been smooth transitions between most of the songs. For example: after the last line of YBC ("You will speak at the tone"), I was going to have a telephone answering machine beep and then "And now, the Penguin Song" would be in a telephone-voice.

Actual Track Listing

I had to compromise with my original idea for it because not all the tracks were ready, so this is what actually ended up on the cassette:

  1. Suite:
    • Blue Fields of Green
    • Antarctica (instrumental)
    • weird interlude (ambient)
    • Daydream of the Psychoanalyst (instrumental)
  2. Bluegreen Interlude (instrumental)
  3. Untitled #1
  4. Dangerous Interlude (instrumental)
  5. Monorail to Nowhere (instrumental)
  6. The Tape Ran Out (instrumental)