I have been a musician and songwriter since I was at school and I have been making records that very few people actually listen to since 1982. However, thanks to those jolly nice people at 'Record Union' some of my ditties are now availale on iTunes, Spotify etc. This is mostly a conceit on my part because I have no illusions about the commercial nature of my songs; there isn't any.
However, Cassie Morrison and others have appointed themselves my A&R team and are saying jolly nice things about my music, which brings me to the next subject. I don't know how to adjust Spotify to give the dates of my records, but the stuff that is up there spans a period of seventeen years.
So for the record, here is the Jon D discography - colour coded!
Available on Spotify etc
Will be available when I get round to it
Not going to be reissued
Available on Voiceprint Records
Here we go:
The Mistake (1982)
You tok me up EP (1984)
Emotional Fascism (1984)
Outside the Asylum (1990)
Breakfast EP - with Brian Storer (1992)
Pyramidiocy EP (1992)
The Chicken Sleeps Tonight (1993)
The Case (1995)
Contractual Obligations EP (1996)
The Mad Gasser - 2 Track Cassette given away free at Uncon (1996)
Weird World of Lionel Fanthorpe, Jon Downes, and the Amphibians from Outer Space (2000)
Hard Sports EP (2002)
Lost Weekend (2003)
Twilight over England (2007)
The early stuff is either not very good or largely badly recorded, so I am not planning to let anyone hear it any time soon. There is a compilation of my pre-1995 stuff in the works, as well as some new songs. I am on a roll at the moment...