Thornley/Big Wreck

HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
edited October 26 in Other Music
Many years ago, Ian Thornley (Big Wreck, Thornley) would post demos he was working on to his myspace account, allowing for them to be downloaded. They were honestly some of my favourite tracks by him. My PC crashed last year, and lost all of my digital music. I have been able to reclaim most of my catalogue, but these demos elude me. It was so long ago I don't even recall the track names. I know the demo of Good Times Roll was on there, which I was able to find by way of one of the old Thornley fansites (and it's MUCH better than the version Big Wreck recently released on iTunes). But the rest I can't find. Can anyone help a dude out?

Man it sucks loving Canadian music sometimes. So hard to find the hard-to-find stuff. 

edit: so, the songs I have that are not commercially available:

Thornley:
-Straight to Hell (Tiny Pictures bonus track)
-Fade Away (unreleased Tiny Pictures track)
-All Because of Me (Come Again bonus track)
-Mistake (Come Again bonus track)
-Piss It Away (Come Again bonus track)

Ian Thornley:
Myspace demos:
-Brit Pop
-Good Son
-Let The Good Times Roll (MUCH different version released on "Bag of Tricks" Big Wreck digital EP)
-Mama
-Might Be The End
-My Heart Is
-One of Those Days
-Stop and Think

Big Wreck:
-Ill Advice (from the Much @ Edgefest 99 compilation)


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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    got em all from a buddy if anyone wants them. 
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,467
    Glad that you have been reunited with music you love. I have never listened to Thornley and I haven't heard anything from Big Wreck except for the first album. I've been meaning to rectify that. 

    I love the first record, saw them at a tiny little bar in the late nineties and met and had beers with the band. They were all very nice and accommodating. 
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • MattRHMattRH Alberta, CanadaPosts: 8
    Hey, you wouldn't mind sharing these would you? Been looking everywhere and can't find anything! Never seen a record company so good at wiping something from the internet.
  • DC29940DC29940 Tucson, AZPosts: 119
    got em all from a buddy if anyone wants them. 
    If you wouldn’t mind sharing, I’d love to add them to my collection. HUGE fan of his. Still waiting for Big Wreck to do a wider US tour and come down Arizona way.
    Kansas City 7/03/98
    St. Louis 10/11/00
    Kansas City 10/12/00
    St. Louis 4/22/03
    Kansas City 6/12/03
    St. Louis 10/5/04
    Kansas City 5/3/10
    Phoenix (EV) 11/4/12
    Phoenix 11/19/13
    Wrigley 1 8/20/16
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    edited October 25
    @DC29940 and @MattRH both of you pm me with your email addresses and I'll wetransfer them to you. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    DC29940 said:
    got em all from a buddy if anyone wants them. 
    If you wouldn’t mind sharing, I’d love to add them to my collection. HUGE fan of his. Still waiting for Big Wreck to do a wider US tour and come down Arizona way.
    do you have the Big Wreck song called Ill Advice? It was on a Canadian festival tour compilation cd released by MuchMusic, Edgefest 99. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Much_at_Edgefest_'99
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    bought Albatross and Grace Street last night. interesting how much work Ian has done with Alain Johannes. I wonder if Ian knew Chris. Ian would be a perfect to do a one-off in Cornell's shoes if they ever got into the hall of fame. 
  • MattRHMattRH Alberta, CanadaPosts: 8
    Hey, I have Ill Advice! I ripped it straight from the Much @ Edgefest '99 CD. Found it used in a local record shop here in Lethbridge; if you want any of the other stuff, I could share those as well. I also have Still Holding, another In Loving Memory Of... B-Side, but it's just a rip from youtube, as I've had no luck trying to find the 2 commercial singles that Ill Advice and Still holding were released on. That said, Still Holding is among the best songs they ever did.
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    Still Holding? Don't recall ever hearing that. I'll have to check that out tonight. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    MattRH said:
    Hey, I have Ill Advice! I ripped it straight from the Much @ Edgefest '99 CD. Found it used in a local record shop here in Lethbridge; if you want any of the other stuff, I could share those as well. I also have Still Holding, another In Loving Memory Of... B-Side, but it's just a rip from youtube, as I've had no luck trying to find the 2 commercial singles that Ill Advice and Still holding were released on. That said, Still Holding is among the best songs they ever did.
    what "other stuff" are you referring to?
  • MattRHMattRH Alberta, CanadaPosts: 8
    Other stuff as in the rare tracks from other bands that were part of the compilation. Fated by Matthew Good Band (edited version different than the one on iTunes), a remix of Surefire by Econoline Crush, Morphine by Moist, a different mix of Life Line by The Tea Party than what is on Tangents, Best Sunday Dress by Hole, and a few others from Can Rock bands of the late 90's. Granted, a lot of these tracks by the big name bands were later released in some form or another, but as a completionist I like everything.
  • MattRHMattRH Alberta, CanadaPosts: 8
    Actually just found a link to a download of what should be the source rip of the song with variable bitrate, and not a youtube rip according to the guy that posted it.
  • MattRHMattRH Alberta, CanadaPosts: 8
    You wouldn't happen to also have the Come Again demos would you? I hear a lot about how different the title track was, and how much better Beautiful was but I still can't find anything on them.
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    MattRH said:
    Other stuff as in the rare tracks from other bands that were part of the compilation. Fated by Matthew Good Band (edited version different than the one on iTunes), a remix of Surefire by Econoline Crush, Morphine by Moist, a different mix of Life Line by The Tea Party than what is on Tangents, Best Sunday Dress by Hole, and a few others from Can Rock bands of the late 90's. Granted, a lot of these tracks by the big name bands were later released in some form or another, but as a completionist I like everything.
    oh, got it.No, I have that cd actually. but thanks!
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    MattRH said:
    You wouldn't happen to also have the Come Again demos would you? I hear a lot about how different the title track was, and how much better Beautiful was but I still can't find anything on them.
    no come again demos. didn't know they were out there! 
  • DC29940DC29940 Tucson, AZPosts: 119
    DC29940 said:
    got em all from a buddy if anyone wants them. 
    If you wouldn’t mind sharing, I’d love to add them to my collection. HUGE fan of his. Still waiting for Big Wreck to do a wider US tour and come down Arizona way.
    do you have the Big Wreck song called Ill Advice? It was on a Canadian festival tour compilation cd released by MuchMusic, Edgefest 99. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Much_at_Edgefest_'99
    Yes I do, actually!
    Kansas City 7/03/98
    St. Louis 10/11/00
    Kansas City 10/12/00
    St. Louis 4/22/03
    Kansas City 6/12/03
    St. Louis 10/5/04
    Kansas City 5/3/10
    Phoenix (EV) 11/4/12
    Phoenix 11/19/13
    Wrigley 1 8/20/16
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    wow. how odd that just in the last week or so that I've been listening to Big Wreck again. Bought two of their most recent albums last friday. And BOOM, they announce this In Loving Memory Of anniversary tour. Just bought front row centre VIP complete with signed ILMO vinyl and soundcheck/meet and greet. SICK. 
  • MattRHMattRH Alberta, CanadaPosts: 8
    I know! Sucks that they skipped Calgary and Medicine Hat for the tour. Left most of southern Alberta out to dry.
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 12,120
    MattRH said:
    I know! Sucks that they skipped Calgary and Medicine Hat for the tour. Left most of southern Alberta out to dry.
    got my laptop back last night. Should be able to get you Piss it Away and Straight To Hell over the weekend. 
  • RygarRygar Posts: 8,478
    Just got VIP tix for Halifax, woot!
  • DC29940DC29940 Tucson, AZPosts: 119
    I really wish they were coming to AZ. LA is the closest and I can't make it out there then. I did, however, preorder ILMO on vinyl. That album is easily in my top ten 90s albums. So stoked to finally be getting a vinyl copy!
    Kansas City 7/03/98
    St. Louis 10/11/00
    Kansas City 10/12/00
    St. Louis 4/22/03
    Kansas City 6/12/03
    St. Louis 10/5/04
    Kansas City 5/3/10
    Phoenix (EV) 11/4/12
    Phoenix 11/19/13
    Wrigley 1 8/20/16
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