T.S.O.L. - Thoughts Of Yesterday (1981-82) !
T.S.O.L. - Thoughts Of Yesterday
1981-82 recordings. 1988/ Posh Boy CD
01 Peace Thru Power
02 Property Is Theft
03 Word Is
04 Abolish Government/Silent Majority
05 Weathered Statues
06 Thoughts Of Yesterday
07 Superficial Love
08 Man And Machine
09 No Way Out
10 World War III
Elsewhere in these pages, in the 7" singles section, the reader may learn how the popularity of singles took a nose dive in the mid 1980's. Such was the lack of demand for them that Posh Boy landed perhaps his greatest business coup in obtaining rights to T.S.O.L.'s 1982 7" e.p. Weathered Statues. previously released on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label.
The then manager of T.S.O.L. had finally brought the band together with their attorney to the negotiating table to work out a settlement of the long standing dispute between Posh Boy and T.S.O.L. stemming from the band's 1981 flight to Frontier Records days after release of the first black e.p. and before the band had honored its commitment to record a further e.p. for the Posh Boy label.
It was agreed that Posh Boy would pay the band their back royalties and the band would also receive a recoupable $4000 advance as consideration for assigning the master and publishing rights to what the manager thought was essentially worthless material, that from the 7" e.p..
It had never occurred to the manager that I, too, knew that singles were no longer viable. Within a few weeks we had re-packaged all of the old and new T.S.O.L. masters, including Peace Thru' Power from Posh Hits Vol. 1 and combined them in the new long play record 1987's Thoughts of Yesterday. All of the masters (excluding publishing rights) were sold to Nitro Records in 1997. (poshboy.com)