Sunspring – Orange

April 22, 1995 Sunspring Orange compact disc [SDK-42] black and white press printed covers Two months after the close of Slamdek, the final release cleared the tower. Just like Kinghorse’s Too Far Gone, Sunspring’s very posthumous Orange was created years after the group broke up. Orange, when coupled with the Poppy CD, theoretically compiles Sunspring’s

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Endpoint & Sunspring – Written in Rock: Songs of Rick Springfield

December 4, 1993 Endpoint & Sunspring Written in Rock: Songs of Rick Springfield split seven inch [SDK-33] photocopied covers and inserts; first 1,000 with translucent vellum overlay, next 500 with two-color photocopied covers First pressing cover with translucent vellum overlay. In the summer of 1993, Endpoint and Sunspring teamed up again on several occasions. One

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Sunspring – Poppy

June 4, 1993 Sunspring Poppy cassette & compact disc [SDK-31] CD: four color process printed inserts. Cassette: laser-printed one-of-a-kind inserts in books-on-tape long box, laser-printed labels The “new” Sunspring entered the studio in January 1993 to record an album after having been together a little over three months. I called Mike Baker who was operating

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Slamdek Singles

March 24, 1993 Slamdek Singles compiled seven inches and cassette EP’s plus unreleased material, 1989-1992 various artists two-cassette set [SDK-32] transparent color copied covers, books-on-tape long box with inserted 8-page booklet The Slamdek Singles box set was a great idea with beautiful packaging, but also a victim of bad circumstances. Its length of 35 songs

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Slamdek Merry Christmas Is For Rockers

December 12, 1992 Slamdek Merry Christmas Is For Rockers various artists cassette [SDK-29] color copied covers, books-on-tape long box with inserted 6-page booklet, laser printed labels The 1992 Christmas tape documented several notable beginnings, but was ultimately more a product of habit than inspiration. Following the previous year’s super-creative Christmas effort was a tall order.

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Sunspring – Action Eleven

November 17, 1992 Sunspring Action Eleven cassette [SDK-29] photocopied covers, books-on-tape long box with inserted 8 page booklet, laser printed labels In August 1992, after two of Sunspring’s three members quit, the only logical move should have been to end the band. I immediately began writing and recording new songs on a Tascam cassette eight

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Sunspring – Slinky

February 22, 1992 Sunspring Slinky seven inch [SDK-26] photocopied covers “I used to care so much, my God, I used to care so much. But now I’m not really even sure what it was even all about. New people come around, you know, and I just connect. I guess there’s not much yesterday in my

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Merry Christmas

December 19, 1991 Merry Christmas various artists cassette & compact disc [SDK-25] black & white press printed J-cards with photocopied liner notes, on-shell cassette labeling Merry Christmas, the 1990 SLAMDEK/Scramdown Christmas tape, is a gem of Louisville’s musical uniqueness, diversity, and cooperative abilities. The nine-band, nine-song cassette was not only unique from other Slamdek Christmas

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Sunspring – The Sun Cassette

August 11, 1991 Sunspring The Sun Cassette cassette [SDK-24] photocopied inserts, dot matrix labels The Sun Cassette marked Sunspring’s official move from the world of struggling new bands with ever-changing members, to the ranks of those with a defined determination to achieve their goals. We had retained the same members (Hayden, Ritcher, Weiss) since our

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Endpoint & Sunspring

April 5, 1991 Endpoint & Sunspring split seven inch [SDK-21] photocopied covers and inserts Originally not planned as a 7″ at all, Slamdek’s twenty-first release marked many new beginnings. As the label’s second entry into the world of vinyl, the Endpoint/Sunspring split 7″ put Sunspring (the band) on the map, adjusted Slamdek’s catalog numbers to

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