I'm very excited about today's Free Music Friday as I don't think these songs have ever been available online before. This is the first demo tape released by the Western Sydney punk band Spilt Milk. I first heard of this band when I was in Year 11 at school... some guys at school had their own band called 'Linoleum' and they did a cover of a Spilt Milk song (The Simpsons) at school during lunchtime once. I thought it was the best thing ever, and one of the guys in the band told me it was by this band called Spilt Milk. Anyway, I managed to get my hands on a copy of a demo tape after that and I listened the absolute shit out of it. I thought it was the greatest thing ever.
Spilt Milk formed in about 1994 and carried on through to 1999. Two of the band members went on to form the more well-known punk band Unpaid Debt. Special thanks to singer/guitarist Matty for giving Duderocket permission to put these songs up, he also wrote some words for us as well. As usual, right click and save on the song title to get the MP3.
MATTY: Okay, this was the first demo Spilt Milk did and it was paid for on the back of winning a band comp in Richmond after rehearsing once and getting 3 songs together. The main prize was a $500 voucher which was used at Zen studios. With this we managed to record with Geoff Lee, press 500 demo tapes with black and white covers, and a few posters. Justin Time was the name settled on for the demo. Spilt Milk was started by myself on lead guitars and vox with a mate Warwick Mcgee-Wright on guitar. We were joined by Daniel Patterson on bass and Steven Kittney drums. These are the first songs I’d ever tried to write and the lyric content wasn’t exactly ground breaking but fuck it, it was fun.
1. The Simpsons
OJ is about the stupidity that the Aussie media had such a large coverage over a story about a guy we didn’t give a fuck about. Not even the sport he played and his shit appearances in movies. Remember there wasn’t any ESPN or pay TV at all.
Sandwich is a piss take on stoner munchies and the aussie vegemite.
3. Kissing Cousins (Incest)
Kissing Cousins is a true story like a lot of my later punk writing about dirty, wrong people in the world. Especially the west of Sydney.
Bonus Track 1: Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff is a Donna Summer cover. We were asked by Fox (Nancy Vandal) and the boys to be involved in the Bust A Move compilation in a tribute to 80’s disco. We scored the second spot on the cd because Fox apparently liked it so much. At this time we had the longest and probably the most well know line-up as a three piece with Marty Durkan on bass and Damien Elliot on drums. The latter moving on to Unpaid Debt with me. He's also in a few other bands, with the most recent being Between the Devil and the Deep.
Bonus Track 2: Sex Me Hard
(Editor's note: I found this song at the last minute, so wasn't able to get any words off Matty in time for Friday. This was off another comp).