Sealed in latex for your protection.
This post represents the first installment of old out-of-print vinyl-to-mp3 downloads being put online. I figured that I would start with John Bender, because back when I had my list of mp3s online, he was one of the most requested artist.
And who blames people for asking! The records have long been out of print and are fetching stupid prices that go well above $200 for a copy. I do sort of keep my eyes open for whether it has been reissued or not, but at the moment, it doesn’t seem like it, so I’m thinking of starting a series of postings which will put some of my out-of-print collection online (that which I have with me, of course—I left most of it behind in the States)
This record is overall a pretty cool early electronic record. I don’t know if John Bender actually influenced any current electronic artists, but you can certainly hear that he was doing some pretty cool stuff in the late 1970s and early 1980s that still sort of stands up well today….
These recordings were taken from vinyl and went straight to my HiMD recorder in the high-quality setting. I didn’t bother split up the tracks, but if you go to my Vinyl to HiMD collection and view Disc 7, you can get an the track listing and a small version of the cover.
Anyway, here are the downloads: