"Live At the Supermarket" - TULPA Re-Union Show 2009

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Two recordings of the 2009 TULPA re-union show at The Supermarket in Toronto.

Many thanks to promoter Gary Topp for presenting the show.

"Saint Psalm" John Bottomley - Guitar & Vox Chris Bottomley - Bass & Vox Great Bob Scott - Drums Mike Severin - Drums and Percussion James Gray - Keys Song written by Johnny B Live mix by John Trelawny

"Sway" Chris Bottomley on Lead Vocals & Bass John Bottomley on Guitar & Vocals Great Bob Scott on Drums Mike Severin on Piano Perry White on Tenor Sax Rich Underhill on Alto Sax Song written by Chris Bottomley Live mix by Johnny Trelawny

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Cassette - "Live at The Holiday Tavern" 1987

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Two clips from a sound board recording - to - cassette recorded Live at The Holiday Tavern in Toronto - 1987 or thereabouts...Rich Underhill of the Shuffle Demon's guesting on alto sax.

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TULPA Promo Cassette Release 1987

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Promo demo tracks recorded at Phase One in Toronto, with Glenn Milchem (Blue Rodeo) on Drums. Nice to hear "27 Years", which was never released, and alternate mixes of all three.

"In Solitude" and "She Lay Down By The Water" were eventually released on John's "Library of the Sun" solo album so they would see the light of day and not just sit there collecting dust. The mixes heard here are slightly different than the ones released. You can hear an alternate piano part played by Stephen Jameson on "She Lay Down" and there is no violin part by Hugh Marsh - he was brought in shortly after this demo version was done. "Solitude" features John at his wordy best, this song inspired by our travels on the road and beyond. "Where you going with that guitar boy" uttered by a US border patrol guard to John as we were navigating entry to the US once.

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TULPA - "LIVE AT CBGB" 1987

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An unreleased track from "Live at CBGB". "Wolves' is arguably John's best song from around this period. We never did get a good studio recording of it, so here is the live version recorded on a famous stage. Many thanks to Hilly Krystal (RIP).

John Bottomley - Guitar & Vox Chris Bottomley - Bass Mike Severin - Drums Recorded by Ronald Ardito (RIP) Mixed by Ronald Ardito and Tulpa

REVIEW From Blog TO COMM Posted by Christopher Stigliano Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Various Artists-CBGB RECORDED LIVE OFF THE BOARD (red and yellow label CDs) (CBGB/Portrait Japan)

"Strangely enough my faves on this platter are the offerings by Jing and Tulpa...An even bigger surprise (than Jing) were Tulpa, a group that cluttered up many a CBGB gig listing in the mid-eighties opening shows for the likes of Michelle Shocked, Living Colour and (most importantly!) Binky Philips and the strangest thing about it is that they ain't even from En Why See but Toronto! That's in Canada and when I asked Bruce Mowat what he thought about 'em he seemed utterly surprised that I would wanna pay attention to such an act in the first place! I guess it's time for me to turn in my membership to the Imants Krumins Fan Club for making such a fox pas, but sheesh, I really dig them guys! Well, I gotta say that with tracks such as "Wolves" (a nice slow creeper that recalls everything from Pink Floyd to Harry Toledo's "Knots") and "Myrtle Street" (early-seventies guitar jangle that owes more'n a passing resemblance to Simply Saucer's "Bulletproof Nothing") how could I ignore 'em! I didn't care for the album that Midnight in England (as opposed to the New York outlet) released about a year before they made all those New York treks, but after giving these numbuhs a go I'm more'n apt to give that 'un another spin. I'm also on the lookout for the entire tape from whence these tracks were culled...should be another surprise winner here at BLOG TO COMM central! Tulpa also have a Myspace page which you might wanna look out for in case this review jangled your neurons even in the slightest."

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"MOSAIC FISH" 1984

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Tulpa was a tight, progressive, rock band with a DIY punk attitude. This was out first full length vinyl album. We borrowed the money to record it, produced it by ourselves and licensed it out to Midnight Music (UK), who released it in 1984.

Produced by TULPA Recorded at Sounds Interchange & Wellesley Studios, Toronto Engineers: Scott Boyling & Jeff McCulloch Mastered at McClear Place by Corby Luke, Toronto Cover Painting by Joe Manitowabi

Chris Bottomley - Bass & Vocals John Bottomley - Guitar & Vocals Mike Severin - Drums & Vocals Nic Gotham - Alto Sax Tom Walsh - Trombone

Many thanks to Hilly Crystal, CKLN, CKCU, Daniel Richler, Tony Wannamaker, Sue Bottomley, Mike Bush, Frank Koka, Mike Banhart, Susan Walker, Eric Beldowski, Noble House, the greatest comedy troupe ever - Sledgehammer Pie, John, Kev and Neil. Nick M (keys), Fleur G, Kyle Wagner, Kris Wagner, Mike Dent, Ralph, Gary Topp, the dancing, drinking Klowns - Julie Asterisk, Jennifer Capraru, John Tench, Susie Strange, Polly Groen, Ursala and John, Susan D, Phil Furge, Dennis Huard, Marty Coles, Kevin Bottomley, Paul Bottomley, George Guerra , all the Moms and Dads , families and everyone who helped in the exsistance of this power pop punk trio. Once again a BIg thank you from all of us I`m sure to all of you.

Sincerly Tulpa.

The hidden track #10 is included here - a horn duet by Nic Gotham & Tom Walsh.

The original artist's artwork for Mosaic Fish is displayed here - the European label we licensed the album to in 1985 - Midnight Music - changed the vinyl release art from yellow to bronze.

We hope you like the songs as much as we did playing them.

Rock on!

Chris Bottomley, John Bottomley (RIP) & Mike Severin

REVIEW "Unable to settle, Tulpa move continually, nimbly and nervily around an axis of battered pop fundaments and crude bop, eating a way out from the inside, streamlined and precocious. A suburb of sound , and a new development worth visiting, Tulpa have got what we take."

Ralph Traitor - Sounds Magazine UK

"One of the best live acts i've ever seen" Hilly Krystal - CBGB Owner

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"Live at Larry's Hideaway" 1983

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Larry's Hideaway was a club on Carlton Street in Toronto. It had a great basement room with an excellent PA and an open booking policy. These recordings were made on a 4 track cassette machine in 1984, magically unearthed after all these years.

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"You're The One" 1983

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The Pop sounding "You're The One" is probably the earliest studio recording that John, Mike and I ever did together. No recollection where it was recorded. It's somewhere around 1983, and pre-dates our first single release "Apologize".

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