I’ll Turn Away: Another Pete Burns/Nightmares in Wax Demo Uploaded.
Above Photo: Pete Burns onstage at a Nightmares in Wax gig at Eric’s Club, Liverpool, in March 1980.
My former Nightmares in Wax guitarist, Mick Reid, has uploaded another of the band’s tracks on You Tube featuring Pete Burns on vocals, and including an excellent video of all people who were in the band up until he and I left in the Spring of 1980 (mine’s around 3.24 in).
Called I’ll Turn Away, this is one of my favourite Nightmares’ tracks and I still vividly remember performing it when I played bass in the band, a period detailed in my Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out!
Recorded at Liverpool’s Open Eye studios in November 1979, I’ll Turn Away was one of four tracks which had been proposed for the band’s EP, Birth of a Nation. Mick said the band had to select only three from the four demoed tracks, and I’ll Turn Away was dropped. The three tracks that appeared on the EP (Black Leather, Girls Song and Shangrila) were re-recorded at Amazon Studios in Liverpool the following month.
No other studio recording of I Turn Away exists, and Mick has now uploaded all four tracks from this Nightmares in Wax demo tape to You Tube.
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