Rough Terrain: Daylight Demo repaired

The Daylight Demo by Rough Terrain has now been repaired and added to the growing collection of Wud Records playlists at SoundCloud. The Daylight Demo also makes up the last four tracks of Rough Terrain’s Exit Stage Deaf compilation.

One of our favourite sayings here at Wud Records was coined by engineer Paul before the first track of this was laid down. Originally it had been scheduled to be recorded a week earlier than it actually was in the end. An exasperated, frustrated and disgruntled Paul explained the situation to studio owner Ian Dent, blaming Rough Terrain‘s non-presence on “…discommunication, disorganisation and general untogetherness.”

As luck would have it, Rough Terrain managed to conquer their difficulties the following weekend and these four tracks were the result. The overall sound was somewhat lighter and more refined than Rough Terrain‘s live raw power. There was also a fair amount of experimentation involving the various Daylight Studios percussion instruments, the in-house Fender acoustic, and the Bare Remix of Slark Lywilsbie.

The band did not stay together for much longer after this recording. They played one more show at The Bystocks in Exeter, then Andy left to begin an undergraduate degree at Cardiff University. Despite numerous auditions being held, nobody could replace their charismatic silver-tongued frontman. The remaining band members decided it was time to hang up their skin-tight spandex leggings and move on.

George specifically asked this writer to point out that he particularly dislikes the song Two Timer, which he wrote aged 17, and regrets even writing it at all. He politely requests that you simply skip this track when listening, although he agrees that the intro is pretty cool.

If you would like to listen to the Daylight Demo by Rough Terrain here at the Wud Records website, please click here.

If you would prefer to listen to it over at the SoundCloud website, please click here instead.