Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s long-lost debut, the limited-to-33 cassette All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling, reportedly surfaces on… Reddit

Godspeed You! Black Emperor's long-lost debut, the limited-to-33 cassette All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling, reportedly surfaces on... Reddit

For all we know, it’s just another empty lead, where the audience gasps in anticipation, only to be let down as the curtain falls.

A single file posing as “Random Luvly Moncton Blue(s)” and “Dadmomdaddy,” the last two tracks from Side A of Godspeed You Black Emperor’s long-lost 27-track, limited-to-33 debut cassette from 1994 All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling, is apparently available to stream and download.

The source of the tracks comes from Reddit, where user Casketjack had this to say:

Okay, A little back story first. Sometime between 1990 and 1995 I was hanging out at this little place called Room 201 records in Moncton, New Brunswick. I always went there because I used to collect demo tapes from the local bands of every city I went to. Anyway, I was in there going through the tapes (Wow, Cassettes eh?) and I started talking to some guy, If I remember correctly he told me he wasn’t local but had a tape I should check out. I brought it home and listened to it, didn’t really like it, and stashed it away with all the other demos I had picked up. Fast forward to this week, I’m cleaning out my music room closet and I stumble across my bin of old demos. The tape I got from the guy in Moncton is sitting on top of the pile, I pull it out and decide to google the name. Anyway, this is it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Lights_Fucked_on_the_Hairy_Amp_Drooling According to wikipedia, it was limited to 33 copies and no copies are known to still exist. This is kind of cool. Anyway, I guess I’m just looking for some advice, what would you guys do with it?

Under pressure to release it, Casketjack recently ripped the last two tracks of Side A, and in an effort to further prove its authenticity, he posted images of the cassette artwork, which do in fact line up with images posted by Constellation Records. One of his last comments: “I’ve decided to look into my options as far as selling it goes. If it’s really worth something it would be nice to take my kids on vacation. I just wanted everyone to know this wasn’t in jest.”

Whatever the outcome, that early recording maintains its status as the “holy grail of post rock,” as a coveted relic waiting to turn up in some “music room closet;” a dusty, degraded, 20-year-old cassette, which may or may not be the real McCoy.

For all we know, this is just another hoax. Listen to it here:

• Godspeed You Black Emperor!: http://cstrecords.com/gybe
• Constellation: http://cstrecords.com

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