Here are some outtakes, and some never-before heard music, compliments of The Nails. Enjoy!

Live at the Holiday Club in Toronto, Summer 1985

This 1985 club date is the only currently available live document of the "RCA" incarnation of the band. In the early 2000s, we sold CD-R's of these recordings but stopped when Mood Swing and Dangerous Dreams got released on CD and downloading. When we remastered Dangerous Dreams, we put the live version of The Veil as a bonus track. Otherwise, these have been in the vault for awhile ...

Engineer: Doug McClement, with special thanks to Phil Evans at CFNY ‘The Edge’ in Toronto.

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Who Will Love You (10mb) - Currently unreleased - formerly released on the live Toronto CD-R.
Personnel: Marc-Voice, Steve-Guitar, back vocals, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Doug-Sax, Mike-Drums, Boris Kinberg-Percussion

Who Will Love You

88 Lines about 44 Women (9mb) - Far from the best version we ever performed, but it is a document of the times, warts and all.
Personnel: Marc-Voice, Steve-Guitar, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Doug-Sax, Mike-Drums, Boris-Percussion

88 Lines about 44 Women

Let It All Hang Out/Sex Machine (12mb) - a blistering cover/medley. As musicians and "entertainers," it shows The Nails at their best.
Personnel: Marc-Voice, Steve-Guitar, back vocals, Dave-Keys, back vocals, George-Bass, back vocals, Doug-Sax, Mike-Drums, Boris-Percussion, back vocals

Let It All Hang Out/Sex Machine

Riders on the Storm (12mb) - The Nails as a jam band, going back to their musical roots.
Personnel: Marc-Voice, Steve-Guitar, back vocals, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Doug-Sax, Mike-Drums, Boris-Percussion

Riders on the Storm
Dangerous Dreams - Things You Left Behind dance mixes

When Dangerous Dreams was remastered we added Things You Left Behind ("Popstand Stylee Remix"), the longest dance mix as a bonus track. There were some who "demanded" that we should have included the two shorter dance mixes as well. We decided to leave these 2 dance mixes off due to their similarity with the longer one. We hereby present them to you right here.

Additional production (besides remixing) consisted mostly of: replacement of George's bassline with one by producers, electronic drum pattern and sampler keyboard added by producers.

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Things You Left Behind (Jah Fish Meets Tuta in a Dubb Stylee) (1986) (11mb)
Personnel: The Nails + Add’l Production and Remix at Soundworks, NYC by Justin Strauss and Murray Elias for Popstand Productions, NYC / Engineered by Andy Wallace / Edited by Tuta Aquino / Released on Extended Play 33 1/3 vinyl as RCA JW-14410 (PW-14410)

Things You Left Behind (Jah Fish Meets Tuta in a Dubb Stylee)

Things You Left Behind (Summer Inner City Groove) (1986) (13mb)
Personnel: The Nails + Add’l Production and Remix at Soundworks, NYC by Justin Strauss and Murray Elias for Popstand Productions, NYC / Engineered by Andy Wallace / Edited by Tuta Aquino / Released on Extended Play 33 1/3 vinyl as RCA JW-14410 (PW-14410)

Things You Left Behind (Summer Inner City Groove)

1981-1982 Hotel for Women Sessions

When the engineer and I (David K.) listened to tapes, we had different versions of songs, dance mixes, etc. Not all of it made it to the CD ... During our 1982 California Tour we recorded quite a few of our shows. We made a tape of the best stuff so we present you with a sampling.

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Dirty Money False Success (7mb) - Live in-studio vocal (different from album) (1981).
Personnel: Marc-Voice, Guitar, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Doug-Sax, Tommy-Drums

Dirty Money False Success

Just Another Story (Dance Mix) (aka Just Another Dub) (9mb) (1982)
Personnel: Marc-Voice and percussion, Steve-Guitar, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Doug-Sax, Tommy-Drums

Just Another Story (Dance Mix)
Ask the Dust (6mb) - recorded live in California, Autumn 1982
Personnel: Marc-Voice, Steve-Guitar, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Doug-Sax, Tommy-Drums
Ask the Dust

May 1980 Crossfire Studio Sessions

The Young and Wild / Transcontinental Ska single emanated from these sessions. Studio was located on W. 18th Street off Fifth Avenue (New York USA) in the owner's loft.

Peter Darmi engineered all the sessions except for overnight Trans. Ska which was engineered by the owner. I believe his name was Barry Ruth. He accidentally wiped the snare drum from Trans. Ska. Tommy came in and banged on the snare drum to make up for this. If you listen closely you can hear the erased snare drum fills caught by the other drum mics ... This is called mic "bleeding" in recording studio terms.

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Life in America (4.3mb)
Marc-Co-Lead Vocal, Guitar, Connie-Co-Lead Vocal, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Doug-Sax, Tommy-Drums, Terry Dunne, Julia Truchsess, Connie, Marc, George & David-Backing vocals

Life in America

This Could Be the Night (4.9mb)
Personnel: Marc-Voice, guitar, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Doug-Sax, Tommy-Drums

This Could Be the Night

Young and Wild (2.6 mb)
Personnel: Marc-Voice, guitar, Connie-Backing vocals, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Doug-Sax, Tommy-Drums

Young and Wild

Transcontinental Ska (4.1 mb)
Personnel: Marc-Voice, guitar, Dave-Keys, lead guitar, George-Bass and trombone, Doug-Sax, Tommy-Drums. A 1982 live version of this song appears on the Hotel for Women CD.

Transcontinental Ska

1979 "Quartet" Sessions

Marc, David, Tommy and George were a quartet after an early stint with Steve who joined for a few months in 1978 then left, to return for good 3 years later. George & I "produced" the sessions on 4-track reel-to-reel. Our cassette demos sounded bad so we decided to go with monophonic with the sound emanating only from one speaker! The demo contained Go Go Boots, I Like Women, Never Get Tired of Living and Real Proof. Perhaps I Like Women/Real Proof would have been our single from this era.

In 1979 we toyed with another name since The Nails were not generating gigs. We got a call-back from one of the club owners who was surprised that we were actually The Nails! The quartet was "discovered" (through this mono demo cassette) by the late Patrick Clarke who worked at the E. 15th Street (near Irving Plaza) Tramps club. He allowed us to play fairly consistently beginning December 1979 into 1980. During that time we went "ska," met Douglas and had our first taste of playing in front of larger crowds.

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Summer Girls (6.3 mb) - Marc-Voice, guitar, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Tommy-Drums (Live in Rehearsal)

Summer Girls

Let's Have Some Fun (3.4 mb) - Marc-Voice, guitar, Dave-Keys, back. vocals, George-Bass, back. vocals, Tommy-Drums

Let's Have Some Fun

Go Go Boots (2.1 mb) - Marc-Voice, guitar, Dave-Keys, back. vocals, George-Bass, back. vocals, Tommy-Drums

Go Go Boots

Never Get Tired of Living (5 mb) (simulated stereo) - Marc-Voice, guitar, Dave-Keys, back. vocals, George-Bass, back. vocals, Tommy-Drums

Never Get Tired of Living

I Like Women (3.1 mb) - Marc-Voice, guitar, Dave-Keys, George-Bass, Tommy-Drums

I Like Women

Real Proof (2.6 mb) - Marc-Voice, guitar, Dave-Keys, keyboard bass, back. vocals, George-12-string lead guitar, back. vocals, Tommy-Drums

Real Proof

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