Next up for our second release is BEGBORROWSTEEL by Count Bass D. This was originally released by Count Bass D on CD in 2003 through his own imprint, CountBassD.com. It was later released on February 21, 2004 as an EP on vinyl (JSV-001) with one bonus track and CD (OTCD-2038) with 4 bonus tracks, through Jazzy Sport/Octave. A worldwide release came later on RAMP Recordings (RAMP003) on Vinyl and CD which included instrumentals and 3 additional bonus tracks.
Count Bass D always intended BEGBORROWSTEEL to be released on cassette. The original release in 2003 closes with the track, “Low Batteries.” The title is inspired by the moment a portable cassette player slows down because the batteries are running low. We decided that it is only right to release BEGBORROWSTEEL the same way Count intended it to be released, so it ends with “Low Batteries.”
The tape comes with the original artwork from the 2003 CD release, a lyric booklet and a digital download card that includes all of the extra tracks from the later editions of BEGBORROWSTEEL. Finally there is one more bonus track for a total number of 8.
This is a limited run of 100 “steel” colored and hand numbered tapes.
01 Bullets Hit Brains 02 Doxology 03 The Mingus Sextet 04 Nina & Weldon 05 Gimme A Gig 06 Drug Abusage 07 Kumbuka Watu Penda Pesa (Part 1) 08 Kumbuka Watu Penda Pesa (Part 2)
09 Des Fausses Impressions 10 Dollar Bill 11 Down Easy 12 New Edition Karaoke 13 Low Batteries
Additional tracks on digital download:
1 No. 3 Pencil 2 Body By Jake 3 Canerow Waltz 4 Dwight’ll Do Anything (Part 1) 5 Dwight’ll Do Anything (Part 2)* 6 Full Blooded West Indian (Part 1) 7 Full Blooded West Indian (Part 2) 8 Like A Pimp
sight // sound // thrash // flow
BEGBORROWSTEEL CASSETTES SOLD OUT / AUGUST 25 / THANK YOU