Happy Tuesday Everyone. This one will probably be a total TL;DR.
These posts are for Bobby Khan- thanks for the Slayer book! It was pretty damned good.
Pap Smear was a side project featuring Jeff Hanneman & Dave Lombardo (Slayer), and Rocky George from Suicidal Tendencies. My friend & Roseville High School Alum Matt Polish (IGD) also handled vocal duties on one demo. I believe I have the best copies of these tapes, as I got them from Matt.
Here’s the backstory of Matt’s involvement (and how I got the tapes). Matt befriended Slayer in August of 1984- he approached Tom Araya at the Aquatic Park show in Berkeley with beer and became fast friends with the band. He toured with them on the Summer Fashions Tour in 1985. At about this time, Jeff Hanneman would invite Matt to L.A. where they would get hammered and do music or other stupid stuff. One time, they went to Toys R Us to buy the most stupid thing they could think of. Matt won the competition by buying a kiddie pool.
So every few months, Matt would call me (he lived in Rocklin) and tell me to come over. He would play me tapes that he got from Jeff from his trips to L.A.. Some of them were classic punk tapes (Wasted Youth, Black Flag etc) and some were Pap Smear demos. I would copy everything and keep them stored away. Matt’s original (1st gen) copies from Jeff are gone, so this 2nd gen is probably the lowest tape available.
Here is the first tape that Matt brought back. In fact, this one may be the actual tape that Matt brought back—I never bought realistic tapes. So, this one may be a 1st gen from Jeff’s tape, or it may be a 2nd gen.
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Nakamichi Dragon- Audiophile 2496 card- sony soundforge