If you’re a regular TSOI reader, you will notice there hasn’t been a “Monday Set” posted in quite some time. I have to blame that on AT&T’s general shoddy DSL service here in Southern California, uTorrent on Windows 7 causing me ALL KINDS of connection issues and my general laziness. The combination of the three proved deadly for TSOI. Well, The Monday Set is back today and with what I consider one of the serious gems from my collection.
If you look back in the archive, you will find quite a few references to Jonathan Fire*Eater over the past couple of years and it’s a general consensus that most our writers would consider themselves “super fans” of theirs. What makes the shows from the summer of 1996 special is the addition of two “Unknown Tracks” to their live set. From what I can gather, these two songs must have been contenders to be included on “Wolf Songs For Lambs” but didn’t make the cut. It’s amazing that JF*E’s throwaway tracks are better than what most bands will write in their entire carrier. The unfortunate thing is that this is by far the best sounding recording of these two tracks that I’ve ever come across.
1. This Is My Room
2. Search For Cherry Red
3. Unknown Track
4. These Little Monkeys
5. Unknown Track
6. Give Me Daughters
7. Bipolar Summer
8. When Prince Was A Kid
9. When the Curtain Calls for You
Sample: [audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2010/20100301/JFE-UnknownTrack.mp3|titles=Unknown Track (Live)|artists=Jonathan Fire*Eater]
Download: Jonathan Fire*Eater – Wheaton – 8/10/96 – 220 MB