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Steven Spielberg Gets Crank Phone Call (2007)

This album was put together by requesting contributions from bands/friends/fiends/vegetables/minerals, all over the world, without having heard any music from us first. It was then knocked into song format by THE ZX81s. "Skin of the teeth" mailing date due to receiving last minute contributions! Had to cram em in.....

This Is Not A Hoax (2009)

RPM 09 - Squelchy noisy electronicness, influenced by current sounds and old computer games but keeping the same sense of fun as the last one. Includes a one-take "Billy Bragg moment" , and an orchestral closer. Thanks for listening.

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The Anchorage Drift

Clark Webb

Jesse Remignanti

Fine Excuses

The Horses Of Instruction

LOIANO

Balloon Fight

Amphibious Brick

Tom Swafford

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The ZX81s

BIOGRAPHY

Started as a "secret" project for disgruntled members of guitar bands round Edinburgh way. It is now out of control, and a live band is being set up.

BAND MEMBERS
J81 - Samples, Programming, Guitars, MIDI fails L81 - Samples, Edits, Turntables, Coffee detail Fenton Barnes - Guest Vocal, Books about the Apollo programme. Rusty Wood - Unwelcome Guest. Redfacedassassin - Guest bass and Scissors. Vocov1 - Vocals

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2009

GENRES
Electronic - Beat Driven

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.myspace.com/thezx81s


Completed Albums

Steven Spielberg Gets Crank Phone Call(2007)

This album was put together by requesting contributions from bands/friends/fiends/vegetables/minerals, all over the world, without having heard any music from us first. It was then knocked into song format by THE ZX81s. "Skin of the teeth" mailing date due to receiving last minute contributions! Had to cram em in.....


ZX Introduction   Download
Don't Be A Hero (instrumental version)   (preferred)   Download
B.S.O.D. !!   Download
The Long Arm   Download
Fistful Of Hollers   Download
Never Gonna Happen (feat. K9KEV)   Download
Border Patrol   Download
Dave Lo Pan's Latin Lounge   Download
1313 (feat Jenn Rhubright)
Burningbridgesfetchabucket   Download
No Confidence   Download

This Is Not A Hoax(2009)

RPM 09 - Squelchy noisy electronicness, influenced by current sounds and old computer games but keeping the same sense of fun as the last one. Includes a one-take "Billy Bragg moment" , and an orchestral closer. Thanks for listening.


01 - ADDRESS TO THE NATIONS   Download
02 - RUN   Download
03 - FUJIFUNK (THE CHAMPIONSHIP)   (preferred)   Download
04 - RED DOT / BLUE DOT   Download
05 - MASTER TOM   Download
06 - CASSIE   Download
07 - GHOST   Download
08 - THE SAVIOURS OF HICK HOP   Download
09 - CLEVERRR   Download
10 - MENTHOL SLIM   Download
11 - THE LIES   Download
12 - THE BALLAD OF THE ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN   Download
13 - SORRY YOU WERE OUT (ROLL END CREDITS)   Download