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To complement the Elementary vinyl/cd album and after years of pleas and inundations, 2006 finally sees the release of the complete Elements demo recording sessions. Recorded between 1980 and 1982, this 60 minute audio compilation charts the progression of the band through three vocalists and numerous drummers, maintaining the constant nucleus of guitarist Stan, bassist Trotwood and sax / keyboards Herr Karl Heinz. It’s a testament to the band humble punk beginnings, definitely Buzzcocks, X Ray Spex influences to the final metamorphosis in November 1982 to Skeletal Family.

All tracks are presented in chronological order, from the thrash punk of “Cannot Carry On” to the, prior to becoming Goth classic “Trees”.

STAN GREENWOOD 2006

01 CANNOT CARRY ON *
02 SO STRANGE *
03 HAPPINESS IS CHEMICAL *
04 FOOLS PARADISE *
05 MONEY IN MY POCKET **
06 FLOWERS ARE FRAGILE **
07 DANCE ***
08 SO SURE ***
09 SHADES OF GRAY (VOCALS HEINZ) ****
10 LIES ****
11 WALTZ ****
12 GUILT ****
13 JUST A FRIEND *****
14 TREES *****

* JSG STUDIO BRADFORD 1980
VOCALS JAYNE / DRUMS STUART LILLEY
** JSG STUDIO BRADFORD 1980
VOCALS ROSE / DRUMS STUART LILLEY
*** RIC RAC STUDIO LEEDS 1981
VOCALS ROSE / DRUMS STEVE CRANE
**** RIC RAC STUDIO LEEDS 1981
VOCALS ANNE-MARIE / DRUMS STEVE CRANE
***** RIC RAC STUDIO LEEDS 1982
VOCALS ANNE-MARIE / DRUMS STEVE CRANE

Please note, as these tapes were originally recorded 25 years ago, please expect slight reduction in sonic quality, especially from the earlier sessions. Re-mastering was undertaken from original studio tapes and digitally reprocessed / enhanced. Any audio defects present, originate from master tape degeneration and are not a fault

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released June 6, 2006

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Skeletal Family Leeds, UK

Skeletal Family sprung forth from the industrial wasteland of Keighley, West Yorkshire in the early eighties.

Following the demise of The Elements in December 1982, guitarist Stan Greenwood, bassist Roger 'Trotwood' Nowell, sax/keyboard player Karl Heinz (Spud) and drummer Steve Crane recruited vocalist Anne Marie Hurst and became Skeletal Family.
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