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Mars – Rehearsal Tapes And Alt-Takes NYC 1976 – 1978 (Vinyl) IMP054

Mars – Rehearsal Tapes And Alt-Takes NYC 1976 – 1978 (Vinyl) IMP054

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Artist: Mars

Speed: 33RPM

Record Label: Improved Sequence

Release Title: Rehearsal Tapes And Alt-Takes NYC 1976 – 1978

Case Type: Cardboard Sleeve

Material: Vinyl

Inlay Condition: Mint (M)

Edition: Limited Edition

Colour: Black

Type: Triple LP

Record Grading: Mint (M)

Format: Record

Release Year: 2022

Sleeve Grading: Mint (M)

Style: No Wave,Rock&Roll

Record Size: 12"

Features: Compilation

Genre: Rock,Rock 'n' Roll

Mars – Rehearsal Tapes And Alt-Takes NYC 1976 – 1978 (Vinyl) IMP054 

Before No Wave there was China and after China there was MARS. For the first time on vinyl the complete 'Rehearsal Tapes and Alt - Takes NYC 1976 - 1978', an incredible document from this era. The rehearsal tapes are a chronological record of the 3 years of Mars' existence, the first year of which was spent forming their sound and musical identity, starting out with a lineup of upright piano, bass, acoustic guitar and percussion before going electric with guitars, bass and drums. This 3XLP includes the complete: Summer '76 - Piano Sessions, June '77 - China To Mars, December '77 - 11000 Volts, No New York Alt. Takes, July '78 – Scorn, November '78.

Black Vinyl Limited to 334 Copies


  • A1 Sumner Piano Solo 
  • A2 Pale Blue Eyes 
  • A3 Cry 
  • A4 Leather Jacket (Guitar – Jody Harris) 
  • B1 Look At You 
  • B2 Crazy Like You 
  • B4 Cry 
  • B5 3E 
  • B6 Plane Separation 
  • B7 Cats 
  • B8 Don’t Be So Sensitive 
  • C1 11000 Volts 
  • C2 11000 Volts 
  • C3 Cats 
  • C4 3E 
  • C5 11000 Volts Jam 
  • D1 Helen Forsdale (Lp Take Rough Mix) 
  • D2 Puerto Rican Ghost (2 Takes Drums And Vocals) 
  • D3 Puerto Rican Ghost (2 Takes Full) 
  • D4 Hairwaves (Several Continuous Takes) 
  • D5 Tunnel (Lp Take Rough Mix) 
  • E1 R T M T 
  • E2 Cairo 
  • E3 Cairo 
  • E4 Scorn 
  • E5 Tunnel 
  • E6 Hairwaves 
  • E7 Untitled Mystery (Tape Cuts Off) 
  • F1 N N End 
  • F2 Scorn 
  • F3 Monopoly – 2 Takes 
  • F4 Immediate Stages Of The Erotic 


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