feedtime was an independent postpunk rock trio from Sydney, Australia, formed in 1979. The name is spelled with a lowercase f. The members were credited by their first names only: Rick (guitar, vocals), Al (bass), and Tom (drums).
feedtime’s sound was loud, primitive, and brutal. The most distinctive musical element is thick, roaring electric guitar, played with a slide, over a thick, chugging rhythm section. Their loud but stripped-down, minimalist approach led them to be compared to the British postpunk band Wire but feedtime’s sound also heavily referenced rural American country and blues.
In March of 2012, Sub Pop released The Aberrant Years – a 4XCD/LP reissue of the band’s first four albums
the Aberrant years collects the entire output of feedtime’s 1978-1989 lineup, including their self-titled debut, shovel, Cooper Sand suction, plus gobs of rare bonus tracks and a full-color booklet with extensive liner notes by band biographer Leon O’Regan.
This is perfect sound and pure art. Avant-garde pub-rock. All hail the concrete urban blues.
And now the mixtape itself…
First up is Your Favorite Feedtime Songs According To Mark Arm – set that includes 10 feedtime songs chosen by Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm.
Motorbike Girl – from Suction
Shoeshine Shuffle – from Shovel
Ever Again – from Suction
Play With Fire – from Cooper-S
F# – from Feedtime
Rock n Roll – from Shovel
Hear Me Calling – from Cooper-S
Curtains – from Shovel
I’ll Be Rested – from Suction
All Down – from from Feedtime
Next up is a selection of live and studio videos from the band
Live in Sydney, Lansdowne Hotel – Jan 20th 1989
I Wanna Ride (Live At The Bottom Of The Hill)
Paint It Black ( Live at French’s Tavern, Oxford St, Sydney, Australia, September 26, 1986)
Melody Line – official video
I Wanna Ride – official video
More on the band: Sub Pop | Last.fm