Throwback Thursday: The Tea Part and Save Me (1991)

When The Tea Party first emerged out of Windsor, Ontario, with this song, there was no other indie band who sounded like this. It was vaguely Zeppelin-esque with its Middle Easter flourishes. Heck, Jeff Martin even played his guitar with a violin bow just like Jimmy Page.

Years later, some people forget that the first Tea Party album was a demo that no record company wanted to touch, so the band released it independently. When the demo version of Save Me (1991) started getting airplay, there was a sudden scramble with EMI finally landing the band. Save Me was re-recorded and appeared on the 1993 album, Splendor Solis.

If you have one of the 3,500 cassettes of that self-titled indie album, you have something rather collectible.

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