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Static Journey Volume 1: The Beginning



There are nine weeks until the first anniversary of the last Rheostatics show which took place on March 30 2007 at Massey Hall in Toronto. The curtain came down on the best band ever to come out of Canada.

After the last show I started to put together an idea for a Rheostatics Box Set. Really a journey through the history of the band. A Static Journey if you will. I listened to live songs, albums, demos, tapes, stage banter and interviews and came up with my own idea for “The Static Box”. Over the course of 156 individual files I managed to tell the story of the band. What made them great, humble, funny, quirky, and untouchable. Some of the material is very poor quality as it is from old tapes which have seen better years. The essence of it, though is the Journey Through The Past.

Each week I will post a part of this for people to listen to. Most of the material is from live shows, demos, Greensprouts Tapes and Interviews which can be found on my rheostaticslive.com site. Also included are some album tracks scattered throughout. It is not meant to be a definitive look at the band. I think it is an interesting one, though. I hope you all enjoy it. Some people may complain about my song choices but at 9 1/2 hours in length it is still 4 1/2 times longer than Double Live so chances are I got most of what you might want to hear.

Static Journey Volume 1: The Beginning
Instead of going through the details of every song I think it better just to listen to it and you can work out your own narrative.
  1. Intro - I'm A Rheostatic by Dave Bookman and Steve Stanley from Massey Hall March 30 2007
  2. Saskatchewan - Massey Hall March 30 2007
  3. Green Sprouts Theme - Greensprouts Cassette
  4. Brave New Waves Interview - Greensprouts Collection#3 Summer 1993
  5. On TV - Early Rheostatics Demo - First Statics 1979-1980
  6. Suburb Shuffle - Early Rheostatics Demo - First Statics 1979-1980
  7. Radio 80 Fantasy - Early Rheostatics Demo - First Statics 1979-1980
  8. Letter To The President - Early Rheostatics Demo - First Statics 1979-1980
  9. Interview
  10. Satellite Dancing - 1st Rheostatics Single 1982 - A side
  11. My Generation - 1st Rheostatics Single 1982 - B side
  12. National Pride - Trans Canada Soul Patrol - Greensprouts Collection#3 Summer 1993
  13. People Get Ready - Trans Canada Soul Patrol - Greensprouts Collection#3 Summer 1993
  14. Brave New Waves Interview - Trans Canada Soul Patrol - Greensprouts Collection#3 Summer 1993
  15. The Ballad Of Wendel Clark Part 1 & 2 - Greatest Hits
  16. Brave New Waves Interview - Trans Canada Soul Patrol - Greensprouts Collection#3 Summer 1993
  17. Crescent Moon - Greatest Hits
  18. Public Square - Greatest Hits
  19. Brave New Waves Interview - Greensprouts Collection#3 Summer 1993
  20. Good On The Uptake - CBC Brave New Waves - February 1987
  21. Interview - CBC Brave New Waves - February 1987
  22. Crystal Soup - CBC Brave New Waves - February 1987
  23. PROD - CBC Brave New Waves - February 1987
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Artwork

Here is an interview and some footage of The Trans Canada Soul Patrol

Here is the video for The Ballad Of Wendel Clark Part 1 and 2

Here is Saskatchewan from Massey Hall March 30 2007

Next - Static Journey Volume 2: Melville