Monday, March 23, 2009

Before We Was Famous: Fountains Of Wayne (Pinnwheel)


If you are a fan of Fountains Of Wayne, you may have heard about this set of demos recorded by the band Pinnwheel, the same members that later went on to record as Fountains Of Wayne. These thirteen songs were recorded sometime in the late 80's or the early 90's. When these songs failed to generate interest, Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger split and formed separate bands only to later reunite and change their name to FOW and the rest is history. Four of the songs here would later be re-recorded and appear on later albums, another track, Cry One Tear was later recorded by Collingwood's side-project band, Gay Potatoes. That means eight of these songs have never been released and remain exclusive to this set. The sound on this collection is surprisingly polished and definitely has that FOW sound, it's not a bad set of songs except none of the them especially stand out. If you're a diehard fan, this is a must listen (at least for historic reasons), but if you're new to Fountains Of Wayne, start with their debut and work you're way forward.

PINNWHEEL (Pre-Fountains Of Wayne)
Pinnwheel Demos


1. Raise The River
2. Fading Fast
3. Some Girls Tell Lies
4. Loveland
5. Bluer Than Blue
6. Silvertown
7. Holland Street
8. Troubled Times
9. I Knew You Well
10. Slave To Your Misery
11. Cry One Tear
12. Imperia
13. Half A Woman

I have also uploaded the whole file in .rar format, you have the option of downloading the individual files or the complete file.
Download: Pinnwheel. rar

Note: I have recently re-upped the files since I was informed the links don't work...try it now. (March 10, 2012)

13 comments:

Mark said...

hi
would love to hear this ! please help :O)

Mark
mark@DELETEshadowdreams.com

Anonymous said...

Please send link if still available to:

zotzedwriter@yahoo.com

Thanks!

-Kent

bglobe313 said...

Hi,

I have been able to download many of your adrive links, but for some reason this one does not work with me.

Any chance of a re-up? I am a big fan of Fountsins of Wayne.

By the way, this is a really amazing site. It's not too narrow and what is offered is almost always interesting (to a music geek!).

Ace

bglobe313 said...

Hi,

I have been able to download many of your adrive links, but for some reason this one does not work with me.

Any chance of a re-up? I am a big fan of Fountsins of Wayne.

By the way, this is a really amazing site. It's not too narrow and what is offered is almost always interesting (to a music geek!).

Ace

binky said...

Links should be fixed now. Let me know if they still aren't.
thanks!

bglobe313 said...

Thank you.

It very well might have been my computer that was causing the problem before, but the new link seems to work.

Ace

P.S. Great site. I am wallowing in it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Fan-freakin-tastic!

joe said...

I can't believe you have this, I can't believe you're giving this away! I love you!

Theo said...

Thanks a lot for all your Fountains Of Wayne and related links. Lots of hard to get but very interesting material underlining the geniality of this grossly underrated band (in Europe anyway).
A few weeks ago I tried to buy a ticket for the virtual Adam Schlesinger tribute that was streamed by the Rolling Live website but that didn't work at all. And then it was gone. Anyone aware of an existing backup copy of that?

binky said...

Haven't seen the video anywhere. I recorded the audio of the whole stream, but tried to capture the video, but couldn't. I have seen some of the videos up, search the individual artist.
I will post the audio soon.

Theo said...

Thanks a lot for your quick response and thanks in advance for posting the audio. Really looking forward to that. I would gladly post something in return, maybe the other Adam tribute album 'Saving For A Custom Van', if you want it?

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