Fossils - Black In Black BoxXx

Beautiful piece of work here!

Boxset from 2007 containing 2 C90 tapes a C30 and a C20. Limited to 11 (yes, eleven) copies from David Payne's wonderful Middle James Co label that you can check out here, here, and here.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4


Anonymous,  12 June 2011 at 21:03  

Could you remove the 001,2,3,4 from the extension? It won't open that way.

Bart Nameth,  13 June 2011 at 19:48  

Yeah, I couldn't open them either.

badgerstump 13 June 2011 at 19:57  

check the shoutbox for the solution that worked for's very simple!

bart Nameth,  13 June 2011 at 20:09  

Thanks! Taking the number out fixed it.

Anonymous,  13 June 2011 at 22:14  

Thanks for this Treasure !!!

middle james co.,  13 June 2011 at 22:57  

middle james co. is proud to present...
4 x cassette box set

mjc140-143 fossils "black in black boxXx"
nonstop onslaught from this Hamilton collective
can you dig it?

mjc140 c90 ~ home spun jams ghetto style to tape at mjc hq
summer/fall 2007~
core trio of Payne, Johnson & Buchan shoot to thrill=
tapes destroyed guitar crunching metal horn ripping decay~
train garage garbage can vibes~ hiss and swirl of fire tornado

mjc141 c90 fossils family; mixed-up bag of cuts and bruisers~
various incarnations from the dogs boneyard.~.recorded to tape
various locations in Hamilton...\\duo to four-piece always wtf---
fossils3 welcome Steve Smith (Thousand Year Frog), Johnny Scarr
Darcy Atkinson (Autoerotic Asphyxiation) and/or Josh St. Denis
(Ghostfood) ~~~
jungle junk & zoo drool~ storm of rambling roadside puzzles
feedback flutes and fruits steeping time
guts of trilobites casting stoned lost at sea lost in noise pollution
swallowing wandering the

mjc142 slomo weirdoh back to black recycled tape. DJ Payne-cake
heavy icing drips can't hide what's inside~ undefined undefined
undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined
undefined undefined
undefined underwaterwalking friends symbolize certain darkness rolls
in rolls by blueroommachines and electricity
a streets rain covered grey sky drainage with insects

mjc143 c20 ~ total akktion zombie-- takin out the trash complete mess
mash crust breakthrus
remix of mjc114 "zombie black" tape in Fag Tapes Action Mono style //
seperate cuts in either speaker -
listen simultaneously or seperate. 3 tapes in 1 !
dirty worms can crawl

Get a Haircut & Disappear 14 June 2011 at 01:43  
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Anonymous,  14 June 2011 at 01:44  

Solution still didn't work for me. Thanks anyways!

Bart Nameth,  14 June 2011 at 02:26  

Actually, it didn't work for me and I still can't open any of the Black In Black Box. What gives?

badgerstump 14 June 2011 at 12:25  

Hey David! Thanks for the extra info/spiel...and thanks for putting the last Fossils post on your Twitter feed!

For the people struggling to combine the parts of the box: some simple steps...

1. if it says "tape 1" "tape 2" etc...these posts can be extracted seperately.
2. if it says "part 1" "part 2" etc then they can not and need to be combined.
3. I use 7-zip (it's freeware and I think superior to win-zip etc) but the process should be similar if not exactly the same.
4. download the (on this post four) parts (don't take the numbers out.
5. highlight the parts and right-click to see 7-zip and you will be presented with options.
6. choose "extract files..."
7. Hey Presto! Parts combined and enjoy!

Anonymous,  14 June 2011 at 17:22  

Yeah, I've done all of that, I've d/l multi part links many times. I also use UnRar for extraction.
I think some applications won't let you unzip once you alter the extensions out of protocol.
Maybe it's a Mac v PC issue? Looks like 7-zip is for PC/Linux only, but I could be totally wrong about this.

Bart Nameth,  14 June 2011 at 19:36  

Yeah, I have a Mac and I can't get them to open.

Anonymous,  15 June 2011 at 01:50  

You have to download a 7zip extractor program; they are available free; i had the same problems as everyone else & finally found a program that would download on my ancient computer. It worked on these files. Pain in the ass but worth the effort. Great post.

winston95 15 June 2011 at 12:11  

Opened fine for me, use 7zX and you'll have no problem.

Thank you for such a great post - excellent material.

Bart Nameth,  15 June 2011 at 17:55  

Finally got Black In Black Box to open with 7zX - thanks for the help! Now if I could only get some of the other Fossils links to work I'd really be happy.

badgerstump 15 June 2011 at 19:37  

Finally! :-)

The older Fossils post was on Rapidshare and I stopped holding an account with them a long time ago so they might be dead...will check...if they are, will repost as there is some quality oop in there!

J 15 June 2011 at 20:09  

If you're missing any of them OOP releases just gimme a shout and I can send some over.

Bart Nameth,  16 June 2011 at 12:04  

Yeah, if you could reup the Fossils collection that would be awesome as I think most of those links are dead.Thanks!