Source C: Analog --- Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes: This source and the Sony ECM-909 source have been widely mixed up. A good indicator of which version you may have versus the other is actually rather simple: during C&U, there is a portion missing with dead-air proceeded by the microphone bouncing in the jack causing static & noise. The beginning is also very quiet unlike the the version which is, more or less, smooth. Once the technical issues are done though, this is a rather solid recording with minimal tape hiss. Transfer/lineage information is unknown. There is a lot of talking associated with this source even though the sound is actually quite nice, especially for the time period. However, take my word, expect a very, very, very loud scream in your ear as the song begins. Ouch. All in all, this is not really a rare recording or anything like that, it is however, a source that is kind of hard to find as a "verified source". Take note also that various cassette>CD rips of both this source & the ECM-909 source are common. I do recommend this recording, pretty fun.
Maynardism: "Hi. We're Tool. We're a punk, rockabilly ska-gay band from the Marshes of the Castle Earth. Uh...and we do a lot of rave so prepare to dance."
Timothy Leary Introduction
MJK: "Hi. We're Tool. We're a punk, rockabilly ska-gay band from the Marshes of the Castle Earth. Uh...and we do a lot of rave so prepare to dance."
Cold & Ugly
(severe microphone issues-silence)
Paul: "Here we are my brothers, my beautiful alternative nation. What a sorry...looking...case."
Paul: "This song is called Sober."
Paul: "I think I remember some of you punk-rockers from high school, you used to kick my ass & call me faggot."
MJK: "They still do that."
MJK: "Hurry up Paul, we have five minutes. Five minutes, that's it." (not talked in microphone but audible)
Paul: "If you guys went & saw Dr. Leary today, you would understand what this song is about; it's called Opiate."