Two New Nightmares In Wax Tracks On You Tube.
Mick Reid, Pete Burns and I onstage at Eric’s Club, Liverpool at a Nightmares in Wax gig in early 1980. (© David Bailey)
My friend and former Nightmares in Wax guitarist, Mick Reid, recently posted another couple of previously-unheard NIW rehearsal tracks to You Tube (see link below). They were recorded in our rehearsal space in the basement of 8 Ullet Road, Liverpool, early in 1980.
The quality of the recording suggests it was done on a domestic cassette machine, but it is still excellent Liverpool band music history, and a good indication of what Nightmares In Wax was like, musically-speaking, before being renamed Dead Or Alive.
I have vivid memories of us playing Sound I Can Ride On as part of our live set, and I really liked it. But I have no memory at all of Life Before Man, although Pete Burns’ vocals are very strong on it and it sounds OK to me.
Mick also has no memory of Life Before Man, believing it was a rehearsal experiment that “was most likely tried and abandoned.”
The You Tube link is here: