This one is for 'living in the 80s,' who asked for FOUR MINUTE WARNING stuff a while back. Six of these 11 tunes were on the Fiddler In The Furnace and HMMMM... compilation tapes (both excellent jams that will appear here eventually), and then there are five other tunes to round out the A side. Flip the tape and there are re-recordings of five songs, done in what was probably a far more expensive studio with the addition of keyboards and other crazy magic. Passionate raw UK punk, FOUR MINUTE WARNING are just simply fucking ace, and with cacophonic messes like "Tribal War' ("black leather jacket / blue jeans / greased hair / you know what it means / you fight the wars in the street / until your plan is complete"), there is really no way to go wrong.
TERMINAL ESCAPE is a home for cassettes. Terminal Escape is here to share music that was released on, or copied onto, cassette. You are encouraged to acquire physical copies of the tapes you enjoy, as this blog is meant to support those artists and labels, not circumvent them. If you have a legitimate claim to any of the music I've shared and would like it removed, I'm happy to do so....but someone is probably already streaming it on YouTube anyway so you shouldn't be so uptight.
DEAD LINKS are common. Digital media are temporary. I will re-post tapes from Terminal Escape's infancy from time to time (primarily when requested), but I will not chase dead links.
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