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The Nick Atoms' First Album Rescued From The Ashes

Before the end, there was a beginning. Before we played our last show at MarsCon, we played our first show at MarsCon, and from this show, our first album was born.

Live Beyond Mars

Rescued from the sands of time — Dr. Ted Nelson appears to possess the only functional copy — is our first album, Live Beyond Mars. The tracks on this album are from the live recording of our show at MarsCon 2001 — for better or for worse. Released at CONvergence 2001, the album was produced in a limited quantity of 30 units and was thought lost.

Now you can possess this most rare of The Nick Atoms recordings. Witness Dr. Ted Nelson’s impatience at Wyngarde’s improvisation! Hear Coburn mispronouncing his robotic brother’s name as “Winegarde”! Thrill to early versions of songs that would get a proper recording later! You can also hear a bonus version of “Jet Jaguar”.

All of this can be found on our music page. Want to download the complete album? Get it on the album downloads page. In either case, prepare to be transported… BEYOND MARS!

"Stop Boring Music!" EP Available Now

We’ve just added more free music to The Nick Atoms Historical Society! The EP Stop Boring Music! brings to you some of the last music recorded by The Nick Atoms in 2005. The songs were recorded and sent to local radio stations to drum up interest in the band. Did it work? Well, our cover of “Believe It Or Not” did inspire a local music show to do an episode dedicated to covers by local bands.

The Nick Atoms: Stop Boring Music! EP

You get “Sidewalker”, the song we performed on the TV show “Strictly Original”; you get a new recording of “Cathy!” with a more, eh, forceful ending; you get the ode to fairground carnival rides gone wrong, “Tornado”; you get the aforementioned “Believe It Or Not”, the theme song to TV’s The Greatest American Hero; you get the start and stop filled version of “Land Of The Lost”.

The complete EP can be downloaded from our Album Downloads page.

"Live Beyond Mars" Is Beyond Repair

Do you have a copy of our first and only live album, Live Beyond Mars? Does it work? If it doesn’t work, did you happen to rip it to MP3 before the CD failed? Then we want to talk to you!

The Nick Atoms: Live Beyond Mars

Live Beyond Mars was recorded at MarsCon 2001 and released at CONvergence 2001. Only 30 copies were made, of which, at least three have failed and are not recognized as audio CDs by any computer that tries. We would love to release this music to our fans, but we need to locate either a working copy of the CD, or MP3 versions of the songs.

If you are in possession of this fables treasure and are willing to share it with us and the world, please contact us at to arrange transportation. Women will forever call your name in times of ecstasy if you come through for us.

It’s Christmas Time!

Don’t forget to download the song or the complete The Nick Atoms Christmas Record album.

Complete Albums Available for Download

Several people have downloaded all of the tracks available on our Music page. We like to call those people “early adopters.” Those folks are blazing the trail for the rest of you casual diners to follow.

To make the hording of quality The Nick Atoms tunes a little bit easier, we have added complete albums for download. Yes, now you can click once to have all of that album’s tracks downloaded in one file. It couldn’t be easier.