I don't know if anyone other than confirmed Coyne fans will navigate to this page to check into this new collection of the man's home recordings of some of his early work (and a few delightful covers). If you got here, and are a novice, there are better places to start, like here:Marjory Razorblade. This is not the place to begin exploring the incredible body of work that Coyne produced over his too-damn-short lifetime.
For those who know and love his work already, though, this collection is an absolute delight. Featuring songs that would show up on Case History, Blame it on the Night and, Marjory, as well as a few that apparently featured only in his sporadic live shows of the period. A few would emerge on vinyl virtually intact, others would evolve and develop some before official release, but all are a treat to hear: Coyne in his living room with tape deck, guitar and small children in the background (and in one case, foreground). To say that they are raw and rough around the edges (and, really, in their gooey middles, too) is beside the point and even more pointless to say about Coyne. He was ALWAYS raw and rough around the edges (well, maybe not on Heartburn, much). This is living, vital stuff and a wonderful treat for those of us who love Kevin Coyne's work and miss the man. Here he is.