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HEAVILY influenced by REM, Husker Du, The Smithereeens, Stems, Beasts of Bourbon, and other late 80s guitar acts, The Madmen was Tim's pre-Screamfeeder band.
The Madmen operated between 1988 and 1990 - in that time building up a big fanbase in Townsville where they lived, and Brisbane - by repeated touring. The band released 4 slabs of vinyl:
These came out on 2 labels, Brisbane's Bent Records as well as Tim's own Stone Groove. Recorded in Brisbane and Townsville studios, these records show a band in its infancy; they sound innocent, naive, fresh and young. The playing and singing aren't perfect but the songs are simple, direct, to-the-point energetic pop songs.
The line up was Tim on guitar and singing, Tony Blades on drums, and Cameron Hurst on Bass.
We released these songs as well as a few later tracks which bridged the Madmen/Screamfeeder transition on 7 Year Glitch, and one or two ended up on Flour - either re recorded or not. Here they are as a (slightly remastered and better sounding) set of the recordings we released on vinyl only.
This is the last batch of these rare releases, once they're gone, they're gone.Buy This Release