Presents The Farm Tapes, Vol. 5

by Todd Parker



The Farm Tapes Series features demos, finished recordings and sonic experiments recorded between 1985 and 2001 by Todd Parker (and whoever else was participating) with the only requirement being that the recordings were produced on a cassette 4-track machine. A Fostex X-15 was used until 1989 and from then on a Yamaha MT3X was the primary recorder.

Volume 5 - Beautiful Music For Ugly Children

Volume 5 of the Farm Tapes contains the first recordings of what became the live version of Tadpoles. This set of 11 songs, with a few unrelated demos, was recorded in late 1988-1989 and released on cassette-only as “Tadpoles - Beautiful Music For Ugly Children” to a select group of friends and associates. The songs started with Michael Kite Audino recording a time-restricted drum beat on the 4-track, which were then used as a structure for Todd Parker to build songs around. Michael and Todd were pleased enough with the results to go forward with the plan of forming a live version of Tadpoles, based in NYC, to play these songs and more. Old Dirty Mushrooms and Judas, This is Jesus were eventually re-recorded at 24-track studios and released on proper Tadpoles albums. Michael and Todd re-recorded all 11 songs as Todd Parker and The Witches in 2012 and released this album as “Evil Bliss.”


released November 28, 2017

Compilation ©2017 Todd Parker/Bakery Records

Drums written and performed by Michael Kite Audino
Everything else is by Todd Parker except:
Sax on Old Dirty Mushrooms performed by Raj Seshu
Additional guitar on Kick Yourself in The Head and He Fell Into The Sky by Matthew Martinez
Answering Machine message on Judas, This Is Jesus was left by John Ian Davis


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Todd Parker, songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/founder, of the 1990's Hoboken/NYC psychedelic rockers, Tadpoles, Todd Parker and the Witches, Sonic Dreamtreat and indie label Bakery Records.

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The Farm Tapes series on this page are cassette 4-track demos, live tapes and Tadpoles rehearsals and rarities produced by Todd Parker in the 80's and 90's
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