Various "Radio Tokyo Tapes Vol. 3" LP (1985)
Details: Various "Radio Tokyo Tapes Vol. 3" LP (1985, PVC/Passport Records). Acoustic cuts from The Knitters (X), Phranc, The Minutemen, et al.
Description: "Radio Tokyo was a Los Angeles recording studio founded by producer Ethan James that first gained attention as the studio of choice for the "paisley underground" bands of the early '80s, such as the Three O'Clock and the Rain Parade. As Radio Tokyo's reputation grew, so did the number of groups cutting sides there; everyone from the Minutemen to the Bangles ultimately recorded with James. Best of the Radio Tokyo Tapes is a superior 18-track compilation representing the studio's most enduring work; in addition to the aforementioned artists, it includes songs from Phranc, the Long Ryders, and Wednesday Week."
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. The Knitters "Wild Side Of Life / Honky Tonk Angels"
A2. Balancing Act "Red Umbrella"
A3. Kerry McBride "Love Is Not Gold"
A4. Revolver "Where You Goin'?"
A5. Cindy Lee Berryhill "Damn, I Wish I Was A Man"
A6. Chris D. And The Divine Horsemen "All Those Things"
A7. Alisa "Suzanne"
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Pop Art "Ancient Art"
B2. Sandy Bull "Never Go Back"
B3. Henry Rollins "Al Jolson's Bedroom"
B4. Beefsisters "He Is Here"
B5. Carmaig de Forest "Blank Verses"
B6. Linda Albertano "No Holds Barred"
B7. The Minutemen "Time"
B8. Phranc "The Strange Death Of Mary Hooley"
B9. Drew Steele "Jillionair's Blues"