r/HomestarRunner Nov 28 '22

Does anyone have a copy of "Blow Out on Ham Beach"?

For those uninformed, in the late 90s Matt Chapman was in an indie rock band titled "The New You." They only made one album in '98 titled "Here’s Where Things Turn Around," which made its way onto the Thorax Corporation mp3 Index on April 22, 2010. Nowadays, the links to download the songs only lead to a 404, but thankfully most were archived in 2019 via Wayback Machine. Only one didn't make it: Track 3: "Blow Out on Ham Beach" So I was wondering if someone happened to have downloaded a copy before the great 404 of doom, so that it can still be preserved and not lost to time.

UPDATE: It's been found! Shoutouts to Hayzi Fantayzee from the HRWiki for providing it!

Link: https://archive.org/details/blow-out-on-ham-beach

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u/Die_noceros Nov 28 '22

Maybe it sounds a bit dumb, but have you reached out to Matt on social media? Never know when someone actually responds!

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u/oyqea Nov 28 '22

Well, I'll try.

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u/tymime Nov 29 '22

I actually downloaded a collection of the Chaps' early demos a while back, lemme upload it to the Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/chapsdemos

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u/oyqea Nov 29 '22

So close, and yet so far. But thanks for the upload.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/oyqea Nov 28 '22

Okay, will do!

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u/HolyJuan Nov 28 '22

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u/oyqea Nov 28 '22

Unfortunately, no, that’s an early version of a track dubbed “Slow Out On Ham Beach”. Although it could just be an alternate version.

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u/cingerix Nov 29 '22

that does sound dangerously close lol

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u/SummaCumLousy Nov 29 '22

You mean, Dangeresquely close, right?

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u/cingerix Nov 29 '22

LOOKS LIKE I'M GONNA HAVE TO JUUuuuuUuuUUUMP

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u/lostcosmonaut307 Nov 29 '22

Or did I?

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u/cingerix Nov 29 '22

i...... i, i, i?

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u/oyqea Nov 29 '22

i?

Um, is that six?

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u/oyqea Nov 29 '22

Yeah. Yeah it is.

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u/oyqea Dec 02 '22

FOUND IT! Shoutouts to Hayzi Fantayzee from the HRWiki for providing it!
Link: https://archive.org/details/blow-out-on-ham-beach

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u/damageinc86 Nov 29 '22

Did you notice on the wiki that user haysi fantayzee said they downloaded all the mp3s before the site went 404.

"Looks like the mp3s folder has finally been taken down. Intentional or
not, I don't know. Thorax main site is still fine. Luckily, I have them
all, in case we need them, unless y'all already have backups." - Haysi fantayzee 00:09, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/User:Haysi_Fantayzee

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u/oyqea Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

Well, I’ll ask him, don’t know what’ll happen

EDIT: He has it!

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u/NeedSomeMedicalSpace Nov 28 '22

Link to any of those songs would be appreciated

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u/oyqea Dec 02 '22

All songs can be found here: https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22THORAX+CORPORATION+LLC%22

I also asked wiki user Haysi Fantayzee if he had a copy of Track 3 and if I could upload it to Internet Archive, and he said yes! I placed the same tags on it.