Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Posted by xCHIPxSEM |

I spoke to Ryan from the Well recently and he gave me the go ahead to upload some rare Poison the Well recordings. Granted these tracks have been floating around online for a long time now, Im happy that Ryan said it was cool to "officially" post them. If you've never heard this before, this was recorded in between The Opposite of December and Tear From The Red with the lineup being Jeff, Ryan, Derek, and Chris (Ryan played bass on the recording as well as guitar). The story behind these songs is they were recorded originally to released as a split with Twelve Tribes. That fell through which led the tracks to then be slated to be released as a split with Tallahassee straight edge band A New Kind Of American Saint. While this was happening, SA Mob Records and Jawk Records were co-releasing the record and had some problems as well. To make a long story short, this record never came out and to be honest, its a real shame. I STRONGLY prefer this version of "Sticks and Stones..." to the one on Tear From The Red (not saying I dont like that version, but I prefer the recording on this one). Also, the band recorded a cover of Smashing Pumpkins "Today". Again, these have been circulating for a while but its nice to have the band say "yes its okay for people to have this". Enjoy.

Poison The Well - Unreleased Split 7 Inch Tracks



AJ said...

Throwdown was supposed to be on that split somewhere in there as well.


awesome!how bout some rare death threat demo rarity stuff?

jav said...

indeed there was supposed to be a split with Throwdown.
i remember sitting in the PTW van at Che Cafe with Ryan and Chris, listening to these songs and being blown away by the Smashing Pumpkins cover.
Then, the Throwdown songs came on, and when their cover of "say it aint so" by Weezer started playing i think i threw up in my mouth a little. srsly.
there were also some "unreleased" Cave In jams on that cd, and i dont know what happened to those songs.
anyway, thanks for upping these. awesome. the new PTW stuff is fucking amazing.

Anonymous said...

the first recording of the stick and stones song was on red star records comp called it's all about the money in 2000 or 2001 .

Anonymous said...

can you please re-up this link. many thanks