Not meant for this world

by ASTEROID B612

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    Not meant for this world - Asteroid B612
    originally released by Augogo records in 1996
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    If you are interested i have 1 copie of the original LP with the bonus 7¨single available , please send me a message at therealjohnnycasino@gmail.com

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    NOT MEANT FOR THIS WORLD - THE AU-GO-GO YEARS 1994-96 - Asteroid B612 (Off the Hip)
    So the main game for established fans is the bonus track collection, right? Ten of 'em, ranging from alternative versions of album cuts "Destination Blues" and "Farewell To The Cosmic Commander" to eight raw and steaming pre-production demos. Plus there's the impossible-to-find "Teen Sublimation Riffs" EP, which might be their greatest studio moment outside of the "Reading Between The Lines" LP.

    Of course "Not Meant" in its original incarnation suffered from a lack of balls in the bottom end, so Ernie O's re-mastering job just adds to the attraction of this 2CD package. That alone makes this re-issue all the more desirable if you already own a copy. That it's also an education in Rock Action ballistics is reason enough to buy it if you don't.

    Sydney was their stamping ground but Asteroid B612 spent a lot of time in Melbourne where some healthy cross-pollination with the likes of Hoss, Powder Monkeys and Bored! was a win-win on all sides. The fact that 'Roids grew out of a declining hometown scene where the array of short-lived Radio Birdman clones made it an imperative to sound different was a plus. So you'll hear elements of the so-called Detroit sound as well as Chuck Berry, Cream and the Flamin' Groovies.

    The opening three-punch of the Stoogey "Destination Blues", turbocharged title track and pop-ish "True Romance" are as good an opening salvo as you could expect and the rest of "Not Meant For This World" has aged very well.

    Asteroids were always all about the songs - which only became better as the band went on. You can hear a selection of their best on this re-issue. By now the band had two albums under their belts and Stewart Cunningham had joined John Spittles on guitar to form one of the most formidable pairings around. There's a nice balance between their work with one guitar alternatively ringing out with fatter tones while its counterpart goes for the throat. Brute Force and Insolence, to paraphrase a predecessor band.

    On the other side of the ledger, I always though Grant McIver's vocals came across better in the live context than on tape, seeming a bit thin when not accompanied by his glowering stage presence, but I've warmed to them down the years. The pre-album demo's have him buried in the mix but they were always only intended for exposure to select ears. What you do hear - loud and clear - is the Spittles-Cunningham attack and some re-working of mostly familiar songs that made it to the album. "Untitled" (an instro), "Not Meant For This World" and a steely "Thanks For Nuthin'" are particularly effective.

    "Teen Sublimation Riffs" was the EP that came out as a taster and showed off a superior mix of "Straight Back To You" that should have been a break-out hit all over the country. The liner notes by Richie Ramone (Au-Go-Go staffer who went on to be mine host at Melbourne's iconic Tote Hotel) relate that the disc was moving 10-15 copies per hour in the label's store when it first came out, and but for an anomaly in the chart-counting process it would have been a hit.

    The EP title track has a riff that's hammered so hard it should have needed panel-beating when it was over, and the cover of Alice's "Is It My Body?" is simply up their with the best adoption of another band's tunes that I can recall. The bluesy "Undertow (Second Time Around)" actually will sweep you away.

    A national tour with the Hoodoo Gurus that exposed them to a wider local audience and an ultimately ill-fated trip to the US put the lid on this line-up. That the Asteroids didn't achieve global fame, if not fortune, is a long story that doesn't bear telling but essentially boils down to soured relations with their then-label Au-Go-Go and an overseas licensing deal not going ahead. More's the pity because this package reinforces their lost promise.
    - The Barman

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Not meant for this world - Asteroid B612
originally released by Augogo records in 1996
here you are able to download the original album

If you are interested i have 1 copie of the original LP with the bonus 7¨single available , please send me a message at therealjohnnycasino@gmail.com

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released September 1, 1996

Recorded by Dave Trump at Paradise Recording Studios Sydney Australia
Mixed at Charring Cross by Dave Trump
Produced by Johnny Casino and Leadfinger

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Track Name: Destination blues
Destination blues (John A Spittles / S.Cunningham)
Track Name: Not meant for this world
Not meant for this world (S.Cunningham)
Track Name: True romance
True romance (S.Cunningham/M.Ancone)
Track Name: Emotional tattoo
Emotional tattoo
Track Name: Thanks for nuthin´
Thanks for Nuthin´ (John A Spittles / S.Cunningham/S.Nash)
Track Name: Straight back to you
Straight back to you (John A Spittles /G.McIver/S.Cunningham)
Track Name: Believe it´s true
Believe it´s true (John A Spittles / G.McIver)
Track Name: Farewell to the Cosmic Commander
Farewell to the Cosmic Commander (S.Cunningham)
Track Name: You always got something to lose
You always got something to lose (John A Spittles / G.McIver/S.Cunningham)
Track Name: The same old blues
The same old blues (John A Spittles)
Track Name: Where has all the fun gone?
Where has all the fun gone? (John A Spittles / P.Patterson/S.Cunningham)