Various ‎– Speed Trials

Homestead Records ‎– HMS011
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A1 The Fall Tempo House
Bass – Steve Hanley*Drums – Karl Burns, Paul HanleyGuitar, Vocals – Craig ScanlonVocals – Mark E. SmithWritten-By – Smith*, S. Hanley*
A2 The Fall Smile
Bass – Steve Hanley*Drums – Karl Burns, Paul HanleyGuitar, Vocals – Craig ScanlonVocals – Mark E. SmithWritten-By – Scanlon*, Smith*
A3 Beastie Boys Egg Raid On Mojo
Bass – Adam Youch*Drums – Kate SchellenbachGuitar – Adam O'Keete*Vocals – Michael Diamond (3)Written-By – Beastie Boys
A4 Live Skull I Was Wrong
Drums – James LoGuitar – Mark C., T. Paine*Vocals, Bass – Marnie GreenholzWritten-By – Live Skull
A5 Sonic Youth Dig This!
Drums – Bob BertGuitar – Lee RanaldoVocals, Bass, Guitar – Kim GordonVocals, Guitar, Bass – Thurston MooreWritten-By – Sonic Youth
B1 Lydia Lunch Main Kelly And Me On A Bender
Guitar, Dialog – Norman WestbergOther [Pig Calls] – FrankiePercussion – Roli MosimannPerformer [Metal] – Michael GiraVocals – Lydia LunchWritten-By – Lunch*
B2 Carbon* YTYKYD
Drums – Jonathon Kane*Guitar [Fretless], Voice – Elliot Sharp*Steel Drums – Rick BrownWritten-By – Hammerstein*, Sharp*
B3 Swans Weakling
Bass – Harry CrosbyDrums – Jonathon Kane*Guitar – Norman WestbergPercussion – Roli MosimannVocals, Bass – Michael GiraWritten-By – Gira*, Swans
B4 Toy Killers Victimless Crime
Drums – Charles K. NoyesGuitar – Thi-Linh Li*Guitar, Vocals – Arto LindsayWritten-By – Susie Timmons

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"SPEED TRIALS was a 5-day festival of music and performance held May 4-8 at White Columns gallery in New York City. Over 100 musicians, dancers and artists were featured, encompassing a wide range of styles, attitudes and ideas. This record does not attempt to document the whole scope of SPEED TRIALS (a complete documentation would obviously have been impossible), but focuses on a few specific bands and the music they were making at that time: SELF-BAITING, PAINFULLY RAW AND DELIRIOUSLY CLEAR."

Recorded [...] at White Columns, NYC May 4-8 1983.
Mixed by Wharton Tiers and the bands at Wharton's Studio, NYC.

Sonic Youth's track is a collage of five different songs ("She's in a Bad Mood," "Confusion is Next," "Shaking Hell," "The World Looks Red," and "The Burning Spear") edited into one piece.

Beastie Boys appear courtesy of Rat Cage Records.

℗ 1984 LSR Records Inc
Jacket Made in Canada
Manufactured and distributed by Dutch East India Trading
A CodexCo production.

[A1,A2] Fall Music Publishers / Cavalcade
[A3,A4,A5,B4] Copyright Control
[B1] Forsaken Songs (BMI)
[B2] Zoar (BMI)
[B3] LGW Music (ASCAP)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 1753-10011-1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Etched): S-21509 HMS-011 A Kdisc ch
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Etched): S-21510 HMS-011-B Kdisc ch

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HMS 011 Various Speed Trials(LP, Comp) Homestead Records HMS 011 UK & US 1984 Sell This Version
HMS011 Various Speed Trials(LP, Comp, RP, TP) Homestead Records HMS011 US 1985 Sell This Version
HMS011C Various Speed Trials(Cass, Comp) Homestead Records HMS011C US 1984 Sell This Version