Sunday, 6 February 2011

Alternate Learning: Painted Windows


What were you doing in your teens...well, apart from that? Well Scott Miller was on his second band (after disbanding the beautifully named Lobster Quadrille)...

I was delighted that there was a lot of love for the Loud Family/Game Theory posts earlier this year, so here's one of the rarest Scott Miller artefacts around - 'Painted Windows', the one and only release by Alternate Learning (or ARLN as they're known to the cognoscenti ) Miller is pretty disparaging about the band, considering it to be 'juvenilia', but he has revisted the albums' stand out track 'Beach State Rocking' on a number of occasions live and re-recorded it for the compilation 'Tinkers To Evers To Chance' It's not dated too well, but there are some great songs on here, just hinting at what lay just a little further down the road.

There's more Miller related goodness scheduled here at BPFE, so check back often and please SUPPORT THE ARTISTS! Here's a handy link to 125 Records where you can buy some latterday Millerstuff (including his fantastic book 'Music: What happened?')   http://www.125records.com/

See you later, hepcats

Painted Windows

PS Major thanks to everyone at Lost In Tyme for putting this up 'back in the day'

ALTERNATE LEARNING: PAINTED WINDOWS

Another Wasted Afternoon
Sex War
The New You
Dark days
Occupation Unknown
Dresden
Beach State Rocking
Ulysses
Painted Windows
Lets Not Wait

4 comments:

  1. I attempted to post something longer but my iffy home "network" appears to have eaten it.

    Let's just say: THANKS.

    Ace K.

    P.S. Plus a tip of the hat for mentioning that book that I had not known about before.

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  2. 'Wow!' and 'THANKS' are thanks enough. I've got a few more Loud Family/Game Theory goodies to upload so please call again. The book is great fun - SM picks his favourite tunes and writes a neat paragraph on why he loves 'em. Well worth the cash...and if you get it from 125 Records, it's signed. (He has got the most easily forge-able signature of all time tho')

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  3. No freaking way!
    Hopefully multiupload will come back online.

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