Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Egg Hunt

New blog! Someone over at the hollerboard requested this a while back so I dug it up and remembered how awesome it is. The sole single by Egg Hunt on Dischord. 

In the spring of 1986 Dischord founders Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson (both formerly of Minor Threat) went to England to visit, and were invited by Southern Records founder John Loader to do some recording while they were there. Southern was operated out of a row house in a neighborhood called Wood Green, and John had a 24-track studio set up in the garage. They recorded four songs, including "Me and You", something that the two had been playing together in the basement for many years, and "We All Fall Down", which was written by Ian for Embrace, but had been passed on by the band. Having had such a good time recording and hanging out in London, Ian and Jeff decided to release a single to mark the occasion. The name was chosen since it was recorded over Easter weekend. That summer they tried forming a new band called Egg Hunt with ex-members of Gray Matter, but it wasn't meant to be. The Southern session would turn out to be the last time the two would record music together.

Egg Hunt: S/T 7" (Divshare)
BONUS: for the dance heads, here's EMYND's Think-Sampling, synth-infused disco edit of the Fugazi classic Long Division. What ian MacKye had to say:

To: Emil Nassar
Sent: Apr 7, 2008 2:23 PM
From: fugazi
Subject: Re: "Long Division" Remix

hello emil.

thanks very much for sending the remix... i think it is excellent!
i'd love to see how people react/dance to it...

all the best. ian

Fugazi "Long Division (Emynd's Disco Edit)" (Zshare)
Check out EMYND and Bo Bliz on their Crossfaded Bacon 2008 mix here.

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