JUST JAMES : THE BASEMENT TAPES
All songs written and performed by james minshall.

When I was younger I use to always perform by myself with just me and my guitar and so I was never really in a band. I guess I just didn’t play well with the other kids. It wasn’t until 1990 that I finally got my own 4-Track tape recorder and I was finally able to play the way I wanted to and to write the kind of songs I wanted to hear. Over the years I ended up with quite a lot of tapes but it wasn’t until my hand died on me that I finally gathered them all together here into this collection that I like to call The Basement Tapes since most of them were recorded in my basement suite in New West. While they’re not professional in any way and are in the end just 4-Track demo tapes, I think that I’ve learned to be a pretty good songwriter and I play some half decent guitar here as well. And for the record, I play all the instruments on my tapes myself. Anyway I like to think that when you’re recording music it’s like painting as you record each track layer upon layer. Well these are my paintings so I hope you like what you see…… just me    ♥


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October 29, 2009

JUST JAMES  :  THE BASEMENT TAPES


DIGGING UP HE BONES: Dreams Away / Slicer / She Takes It All /
Inside My Head / Judy / Walk Alone / Turn Around / Remembrance
BUTTERFLY BOMBS :Slip Away / Snow Horses / Take Back The Night /She’s Your Lover Now / Biting On Clouds / She’s The Bad Guy
LITTLE MO :  Little Mo / Cross Of Gold / Wyoming / In My Eyes /
White Bread / Bad Guy # 2 / Valentines Day / Flags / Mary’s Boy
SHE ROSE SUNDAY : She Rose Sunday / Humans / Won’t Be The Same / Crash / Loves Hiding / Fire / Call Your Name /In My Eyes #2
ELECTRICITY:  I Believe You / Over You / I Loved One / Loves Hiding # 2 / Say It For Me / Mr Spock / When Mercy Strikes / Say It # 22
BARBWIRED HEARTS :Skeleton Bones / Icarus Unbound / Walk On By /Prairie Fires / Holiday Inn / She’s Your Lover # 2 / Empty Gun
PICTURES IN THE MAIL :  Firemen / Novocaine / The Conversation/
Pictures In The Mail / Lonely Tonight / The Remedy / Walk On By # 2 / Baby Takes A Fall / Institution / Chemical City
SHAMANS DANCE : Heaven Can Wait / Slow Mo / Horses /
She’s Got Roses / Shamans Dance / Kiss Away / Coats On Fire / Winter / On Your Pillow / Third Time Down / Sister Day
A JUNKIES KISS: My Disease / Red Moth Rising / Too Many Angels /
Dreams Kill / Angels # 2 / Forlorn / Junkies Kiss / Circles / Born Dying
GHOSTS: Hey Mo / Silhouettes / Ghosts / This Religion / Broken Cradles/Pi Squared / Faith In The Night

All songs written and performed by james minshall (except “She Rose Sunday by james minshall and roger cooper )
Recorded on Tascam 5000 4-Track Mini Studio
All songs Registered Mail Copyrights 1992 / 1997 / 1999 / 2002 / 2007

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JUST JAMES : THE BASEMENT TAPES SONG INDEX

   SONG                                               TAPE 

Angels #2                                      A Junkies Kiss
Baby Takes A Fall                     Pictures In the Mail
Bad Guy # 2                                 Little Mo
Biting On Clouds                        Butterfly Bombs
Born Dying                                  A Junkies Kiss
Break Down                                 Experiments 2006
Broken Cradles                          Ghosts
Call Your Name                         She’s Got Roses
Chemical City                             Pictures In The Mail
Circles                                            A Junkies Kiss
Coats On Fire                              Shamans Dance
Crash                                              She’s Got Roses
Cross Of Gold                              Little Mo
Dreams Away                              Digging Up The Bones
Dreams Kill                                  A Junkies Kiss
Electricity                                    Experiments 2006
Faith In The Night                    Ghosts
Fire                                                  Shes Got Roses
Firemen                                         Pictures In The Mail
Flags                                                Little Mo
Forlorn                                          A Junkies Kiss
Ghosts                                            Ghosts
Heaven Can Wait                      Shamans Dance
Hey Mo                                         Ghosts
Holiday Inn                                 Barbwired Hearts
Horses                                           Shamans Dance
Humans                                        Shes Got Roses
I Believe You                              Electricity
I Loved One                                 Electricity
Icarus Unbound                        Barbwired Hearts
In My Eyes                                   Little Mo
In My Eyes # 2                           Shes Got Roses
Inside My Head                         Digging Up The Bones
Institution                                    Pictures In The Mail
Junkies Kiss                                A Junkies Kiss
Judy Judy                                    Digging Up The Bones
Kiss Away                                    Shamans Dance
Little Mo                                       Little Mo
Lonely Tonight                          Pictures In The Mail
Loves Hiding                              Shes Got Roses
Loves Hiding # 2                       Electricity
Marys Boy                                   Little Mo
Mr Spock                                      Electricity
My Disease                                  A Junkies Kiss
My Empty Gun                          Barbwired Hearts
Nov0cane                                    Pictures In The Mail
On Your Pillow                          Shamans Dance
Over You                                      Electricity
Pi Squared                                   Ghosts
Pictures In The Mail                Pictures In The Mail
Prairie Fires                                Barbwired Hearts
Red Moth Rising                       A Junkies Kiss
Remembrance                            Digging Up The Bones
Say It For Me                             Electricity
Say It # 2                                     Electricity
She Rose Sunday                      She Rose Sunday
She Takes It All                         Digging Up The Bones
Shes Got Roses                          Shamans Dance
Shes The Bad Guy                    Butterfly Bombs
Shes Your Lover Now            Butterfly Bombs
Shes Your Lover # 2               Barbwired Hearts
Shamans Dance                         Shamans Dance
Silhouette                                    Ghosts
Sister Day                                    Shamans Dance
Skeleton Bones                         Barbwired Hearts
Slicer                                             Digging Up The Bones
Slip Away                                    Butterfly Bombs
Slow Mo                                       Shamans Dance
Snow Horses                              Butterfly Bombs
Take Back The Night             Butterfly Bombs
The Conversation                   Pictures In The Mail
The Remedy                              Pictures In The Mail
Third Time Down                   Shamans Dance
This Religion                            Ghosts
Too Many Angels A               Junkies Kiss
Turn Around                            Digging Up The Bones
Valentines Day                         Little Mo
Wake Me                                    Experiments 2006
Walk Alone                                Digging Up the Bones
Walk On By                                Barbwired Hearts
Walk On By #2                          Pictures In The Mail
White Bread                               Little Mo
When Mercy Strikes              Electricity
Winter                                          Shamans Dance
Wyoming                                     Little Mo
You Won’t Be The Same      Shes Got Roses