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A Safe Substitute

by Storm Bugs

Hodge 06:42
Solely From 06:37


A Safe Substitute by Storm Bugs. Originally released on cassette in 1980, then re-issued on red vinyl by Harbinger records and most recently (with bonus tracks) on CD by Klanggalerie. This is the original recording.


released September 21, 2023

1. A Safe Substitute =Mesh of Wire/Objective/Car Situations/Mesh of Wire (Reprise) (16:36)
2. Hodge (6:42)
3. Solely From (6:37)
4. Blackheath Episode (4:47)

1. Mesh Of Wire - Philip Sanderson: Vocals, VCS3.
Objective - Philip Sanderson: VCS3. Sarah Pomeroy: Guitar.
Car Situation - Steven Ball Vocals, percussion Philip Sanderson: VCS3, percussion.
Mesh of Wire (Reprise) - Philip Sanderson: VCS3, percussion. Steven Ball: percussion.

2. Hodge - Philip Sanderson: VCS3, Short Wave Radio.
3. Solely From - Philip Sanderson: VCS3, Sequencer.
4. Blackheath Episode - Philip Sanderson: VCS3, Sequencer.

Recorded in New Cross and Paddington, London (1979/80)
Originally released on cassette - Snatch Tapes tch 110 (1980)
Sleeve images by Steven Ball from the Storm Bugs Super 8 film Table Matters (1980)


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