THE MOURNING AFTER – PRIMAL GARAGE PUNK FROM THE VOID TIME FORGOT

THE MOURNING AFTER – SHEFFIELD GIG 1988

The Mourning After are still around and releasing records on various independent record labels. There has been several line-up changes and many years of hiatus in between polishing their belt buckles, smoking cigarettes, and in the case of bassist Scott Cardwell – growing a lumberjack beard.

Back in 1988 they were playing mainly North East and South Yorkshire pub dives, creating their unholy racket in front of devoted followers, mods and fellow garage punk outsider types. It was real music fashioned from real instruments, usually vintage gear.

It was wild, ragged and noisy, but always enjoyable and exhilarating. When singer Chris Blackburn expelled one of his aggressive screams he sounded like a threatened jackal, lurching himself to attack, possibly to rip your throat out.

I’ve remastered my old TDK D60 demo tape, the one keyboard player Kev Teasdale handed to me back in the day, probably late 1988. Using some Magix Audio software and iZotope RX7 I’ve refreshed the tape recording, boosted the highs and increased the gain by 4db.

Sheffield gig 1988
  • Waiting On You
  • I Want Your Love
  • She’s Gonna Get It
  • Out For The Count
  • I Don’t Know
  • Pauline
  • Drivin’ Me Insane
  • She’ll Be Gone
  • It’s Gonna Be Alright

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