Psi Com demos
These long-lost demos are from a demo tape the band put together called Worktape 1. They sold copies of the tape at shows back in the day, but these tracks somehow remained uncirculated for over 15 years until a fan named Jared got a hold of them and was nice enough to share.
"Psi Com Theme"
Here's some more info on
Worktape 1, submitted by Greg Earle:
"Worktape 1" came out in 1984, in a twin-fold hard cardboard case much like the Independent Projects Records' Savage Republic releases. It contained a promotional photo, a Psi Com sticker, a promotional blurb on aqua paper, and a lyric sheet on splotchy pale green paper.
The tape has the same 3 tracks on both sides.
Here's the first paragraph of the lyric sheet:
"ABOUT WORKTAPE 1:
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RECORDED AND ROUGH-MIXED 3/27/84 AT PACIFICA STUDIOS, L.A. PRODUCED BY PSI COM AND OUR SUPERB FRIEND, TONY CAHILL. ENGINEERED BY NIMBLE GLENN FEIT. INTENDED STRICTLY FOR USE AS A DEMO (WORK-TAPE). BUT POPULAR DEMAND HAS NECESSITATED THIS SPECIAL CASSETTE RELEASE. REPRODUCED ON NORMAL BIAS TAPE, NO DOLBY. NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES, SOLD ONLY AT PSI COM EVENTS. MONEY FROM THE SALE OF THIS CASSETTE WILL BE USED TO FINANCE PSI COM VINYL TO BE RECORDED EARLY 1985. THE CONTAGION CASSETTE PAK WHICH ENCASES WORKTAPE 1 WAS CREATED BY RICH EVAC. SPECIAL THANKS TO A PRODUCE FOR POST-PRODUCTION ASSSTANCE WITH THIS RELEASE."
(Rich Evac == original bassist; very Peter Hook-style booming bass sound)
(A. Produce == member of Savage Republic/I.P.R. collective, if I recall)