TMA-1* ‎– Screech!

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1 Spermicide
2 Touch (Palpate)
3 Bugbeast
4 Yo ? Pardon
5 Ruptured
6 Detritus II
7 Gloat
8 Squeal
9 Ride The Range
10 Death Skrew
11 Watching You
12 Junkyard
Vocals – David KhanWords By – David Khan



Screech! was considered to be the peak of creative excellence for TMA-1 as far as it was possible for the band to be both creative and excellent in the same breath. The cassette was different from previous releases in two areas: it was shorter, a 45 minute cassette instead of 60 minutes which resulted in a more complete, structured album, probably the first in the entire kRkRkRk catalog at that point to be considered as an actual album - a work to be listened to in one sitting. The second difference was in the overall style. Screech! is a much darker recording, both sonically and thematically. The humour is still there, but there is a brooding malevolence lurking in every nook waiting to pounce. John Wayne is definitely dead and the corpse is starting to smell.
released 31 December 2012
TMA-1 personnel:
Calder: bass, guitar, keyboard, percussion, tea, politics
Wright: guitars, bass, keyboard, programming, engineering, tapes, voice
Robinson: keyboard, bass, guitar, programming, tapes, voice

Sarah Nicol: production, live sound, screams
David Khan: words & voice on 'Junkyard'

Recorded between August 1993 & February 1994 at the Spent Member & Unslung Cat studios, Christchurch.

All recordings engineered by Wright except 'Ruptured' & 'Watching You' engineered by Robinson & 'Detritus II' engineered by Sarah Nicol.

Cassette released March 1994. CDr reissue August 1997.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KRK005 T.M.A-1* Screech!(Cass, Album) kRkRkRk KRK005 New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version
KRK063 T.M.A-1* Screech!(Cass, Album) kRkRkRk KRK063 New Zealand 1996 Sell This Version
KRK063CD-R T.M.A-1* Screech!(CDr, Album) kRkRkRk KRK063CD-R New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version