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18 Mar 2012, 06:12

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Audio Letter Live
Cityzens for Non-Linear Futures

Audio Letter Live
90 minute cassette
released Seattle 1981

Audio Letter's first cassette album release is comprised of the best live recordings from their first 11 concerts in Seattle and San Francisco. Being an improvisational band each performance was unique, thus the numbering of shows. Different musicians came to play with the core members Sue Ann Harkey, on prepared 12 string guitar, and Sharon Gannon on stream of consciousness vocals. This is definitely a momentous collection of hard core improve, punk and performance art. Back in the good old analog days where every cassette label was hand drawn by Sharon and each xeroxed booklet hand assembled by Sue Ann. (Scans of which are included with this long over due last.fm free download release in 2012.)

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SIDE A
A001 Somnambulistic Narcoleptic (no3)
A015 Saw You Walking (no3)
A031 Willy Kill You (no3)
A063 Zebra (no3)
A099 Iguana Eggs (no3)
A156 The Option of a Bird (no3)
A181 Chance of a Chance (no7)
A209 I Want to Kiss (no7)
A267 Dog Food (no7)
A345 Babies (no7)
A440 Could You Agree (no8)
A515 I Want to Kiss (no8)
A595 I am not a Sandwich, I Know Who the BeeGees Are (no8)

SIDE B
B001 On a Strand (no9)
B053 Love Has Nobody, No body Has Love (no9)
B094 ScienceFiction (no9)
B140 Chance of a Chance (no10)
B175 Could You Agree (no10)
B222 I Want to Kiss (no10)
B276 3 Degrees (no10)
B349 Could You Agree (no11)
B410 Science Fiction (no11)
B496 The Politics Of Ecstasy (no 11)
B607 Apocalypse (no11)

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from the booklet liner notes/

Recorder in mono with condenser microphones. Master tape: 'normal', high bias/120 EQ. To be played back using Dolby noise reduction.
Photos by: no7 Jim Conaway, no8 Bob Jenkins, no9 Pat Powers, no 10 Bob Mihnea. Booklet by Thom Bissett. All words by Sharon Gannon except '3 Degrees' by Sue Ann Harkey. Write: Audio Leter ℅ Dreamland 619 Broadway East, Seattle WA 98102. Printed/Recorded in an edition of 100, May 1981.

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Improvisation…
transformation…
responce-ability
to the source of the form
the form of form
what makes the form form

knowing…
practicing…
the process of the product
the product is the proves
the process is the product

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Audio Letter no3
84 Seneca, Seattle
09/27/80
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Sharon Gannon - vocals, accessories
Sue Ann Harkey - guitar
Helena Rogers - bass
Jeff McGrath - tablas

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Audio Letter no7
Sound of Music, San Francisco
12/29/80
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sharon Gannon - vocals, accessories
Sue Ann Harkey - guitar
Jeff McGrath - percussion
Rick Hazle - clarinet, guitar

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Audio Letter no8
Gorilla Room, Seattle
01/28/81
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sharon Gannon - vocals, accessories
Sue Ann Harkey - guitar
Jeff McGrath - percussion, trumpet
James Husted - bass, synthesizer

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Audio Letter no9
Gorilla Room, Seattle
01/29/81
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sharon Gannon - vocals, accessories
Sue Ann Harkey - guitar
James Husted - bass, synthesizer
Bob Jenkins - guitar

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Audio Letter no10
Paradise Loft, Seattle
03/13/81
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sharon Gannon - vocals, accessories
Sue Ann Harkey - guitar, vocals
James Husted - bass, synthesizer
Bob Jenkins - guitar
John Rogers - percussion

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Audio Letter no11
Dreamland, Seattle
03/14/81
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Sharon Gannon - vocals, accessories
Sue Ann Harkey - guitar, percussion
James Husted - bass, synthesizer
Jeff McGrath - percussion, trumpet, guitar

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