This is a somewhat hurried and sloppy OP, apologies. I might flesh it out some more when I get home.
Anyway, so someone tried to submit this band and we ended up rejecting it because it couldn't be reasonably determined whether or not their only demo ever saw a release. Since I'm a pretty big TON fan and want to find out more about this (plus would be neat to have it on the Archives), I thought I'd create a thread here and ask for input from our knowledgeable userbase.
What I found online through a quick Google search seems to suggest that the demo-tape ("None More Negative") did not get publicly released, because the band had to change their name due to legal reasons (related to a certain obscure death metal/grind act some of you might be aware of). In the end, the material on the tape was realised as "Slow, Deep and Hard", while the (label/zine-only?) promo copies (unofficially) ended up on eBay and such.
On the other hand, there are some instances online of people claiming that they bought/acquired the tape when it was first recorded/released (here
or here ("got it at a show in Brooklyn")
). I also found one unofficial bio that claimed that the tape "sold out quickly", but I can't find the link right now.
There are also some contradictions regarding the timeline of the band. In an interview with the original Repulsion here
it's stated that the dealings concerning the name went down around May 1990, while our page
has the "Repulsion era" listed as 1987 (the subsequent names are also given in another order by various other texts and bios online). Checking with Discogs, the copyright on the tape itself is from 1990.
Does anyone have some more info about this and can provide clarification? Was the tape indeed offered for sale and/or given away publicly by the band? Or was it a purely promotional send-out, with copies finding their way into the hands of diehard collectors after the fact? In what order and when did the different pre-TON "iterations" occur?http://www.demoarchives.com/Bands/Repul ... ulsion.asp