My High School Music Collection

Backstory: Today in the lab, I found myself listening to some of the old local Detroit bands in my music collection.   It got me feeling a bit nostalgic, especially when some tracks came on from an old friend’s punk band, the Bourgeois Filth.  Shortly before the band split, he’d given me a demo tape of some very rad, very different stuff the band was working on, but I must have lost it years ago… I can’t even remember the last time I had a cassette player, let alone anything to play in one.  I still have their sole CD release, but this afternoon I really wanted to listen through that old tape again.

So anyway, tonight I Googled around a bit.  The band’s old webpage is still up on AngelFire (Seriously?  I had no idea AngelFire was still around…), but hasn’t been updated since their reunion show 9 years ago.  Seems like they never got much attention outside of Detroit; I really can’t seem to find anything useful on the Internets about them.  What I did find, however, was an old-school German FTP listing of MP3 sites that probably went dark a decade ago.  Including, I think, my old dual Pentium Pro basement server.  Near the top of the list is an entry for ftp://216.25.7.132/, sharing albums from such fine musicians as Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, Orbital, and the Bourgeois Filth.  I’m reading through this thinking, “Wow, that’s exactly what I used to listen to…” when I notice one of the band names: Semblance of Self.  That was the name I released my own material under!  Seriously!  As much as I’d like to think that someone found those tunes cool enough to bother mirroring them on their own FTP server, I really can’t believe anyone did.  So… someone’s still linking to an FTP site I ran during the 90’s, and specifically mentions my old band name.  Bizarre!

Tragically, I still can’t seem to find anyone who had a copy of that Bourgeois Filth tape and bothered to encode it into MP3s 🙁

Update: Since a few of you have expressed interest, I’ve uploaded the original Bourgeois Filth album.  If anyone has MP3s of their last demo tape, I’d love to get a copy!

Another update (March 27, 2012): A digital copy of Bourgeois Filth’s last demo tape has surfaced at Michigan Graveyard!

17 thoughts on “My High School Music Collection

  1. I was just hoping to find the same thing. I was watching the Goonies last night and remembered B-Filth’s Cover of the Cindi Lauper song. I Remembered that I lost that tape back in 99 or something. But I still have the CD tracks. Though I think the tape was better than the CD. Though I’m actually pictured on the inside cover of the CD, I’ve got the Big Sideburns yelling into the mic with a VoodooGlow Skulls hat on. If you find the tape Let me know!!!!

    Gus

  2. I’ve been looking for that bourgeois filth cd for years and years. I used to have it but lost in way back. if anyone could send me the mp3 or put em online somewhere I’d be eternally grateful.

    thanks

  3. I think i have what you guys are looking for. I too had that cassette tape and i lost it somewhere as well. However, i was able to come across pretty much all of their stuff and have it in MP3 format. I wish i could find the artwork 😛 Hit me up if your still looking for Bourgeois Filth. Oi! 🙂

  4. I’m the Micah that Ryan and the guys wrote the Micah Song about. I had a copy of the CD that you mention, but my sister stole it and lost it years ago. I know I’m a stranger, but is there any way you can get me a copy of their disk release, I’d be very very grateful. Please let me know! Thanks.

    Micah Faulkner

  5. Wow, I haven’t heard of BOurgeois Gilth in years. I think they were one of the main bands at thr Mosquito Club/Tolkien. I wonder what happened to 10 Cent Can…I found a bunch of stickers that I bought from the band members mom and dad in the Shelter.

    Again, wow. I wish SLC had amusic scene like Detroit.

  6. ..and look what popped up when I got nostalgic and googled Bourgeois Filth. I got the CD, split w/Social Scare 7″, and demo cassette from the Vegetarian Grocer show. All are digitized in my collection and I would be happy to share the tunes. By the way I am looking for Nipon records/demo, Half Moon demo, and Vermicious Kennids if anyone has anything laying around.

  7. I was more or less obsessed with B Filth in Middle School. They were my idols, and I am proud to say that me and my friends were on several occassions reffered to as “those little kids we see at every show”. I had a dream about them last night and decided to google and see what came up; I found your blog.

    I still have the original tape/CD/Latest EP and could get you a copy perhaps if you still need. I have been trying to find the last single they did “The worst part”. That song was dope, eventhough they never really released it. do you have a copy?

  8. Huge fan of the band. Completely destroyed their original album through too many listens and I am very grateful I found this thread, many thanks for the post. Would kill for that tape, i am pretty sure the tape deck of my 83 ford LTD ate it up. And Jeff, do you happen to be otherwise known as ‘The Drifter’?

  9. I miss that band! Ryan was my guide to good music when he worked at Flipside Records. Most of Ryan’s recommendations for great bands to listen to are still my favorites. I have the tape, CD, and EP. The CD is on my ipod and i listen to it every couple months or so. I created a page for them on facebook awhile ago. Check it out if you are on there. thanks!

  10. Folks i happen to have a copy of that last album (17 years and counting) and am encoding it to MP3 as i write this. i guess i need to find a way to upload it and provide a link …

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