Tape Archive #8: Live at the CSUF Pub in Fullerton, CA on 12 April 1994

1994 saw the departure of Simon Scott and the arrival of Ian McCutcheon on drums. The most apparent difference is that Ian’s drumming was much simpler and slower than Simon’s, and this made many of their previously energetic live songs sound more lethargic in their 1994 shows. Souvlaki Space Station, for example, was not nearly as lively and interesting in 1994 as it was with Simon on drums in 1993. However, Ian’s style was a nice complement to the slower songs, such as Machine Gun.

The below recording is a good example of their live sound in 1994. It also has a great performance of Melon Yellow.

This is a digital transfer of the cassette master tape.