Before No Wave there was China and after China there was MARS.
For the first time on vinyl the complete 'Rehearsal Tapes and Alt-Takes NYC 1976-1978', an incredible document from this era.
The rehearsal tapes are a chronological record of the 3 years of Mars' existence, the first year of which was spent forming their sound and musical identity, starting out with a lineup of upright piano, bass, acoustic guitar and percussion before going electric with guitars, bass and drums.
This 3XLP includes the complete:
- Summer '76 - Piano Sessions
- June '77 - China To Mars
- December '77 - 11000 Volts
- No New York Alt. Takes
- July '78 - Scorn
- November '78 - NN End