19th Apr 2011
A: Johnny Won't Get To Heaven
|I am now going to say there are five pressings of this record.|
1) The one with the pink label printed above.
2) The one with a pink label and a Creole records distribution credit.
3) The one with a 'New Wave Series' green label.
4) The one with a green label featuring a razor (see into the 1980s by the Now).
5) The one with the white label above.
At what point did they finally spell his surname correctly?
17th Nov 2010
A: God Save The Queen
B: No Feeling
|I cannot remember the exact details (i.e. which label) but when one of the big majors' london offices closed down/went bust c.2000, members of staff were given pristine original copies of this as an unofficial pay-off; at least one of my friends' partners had one to sell, and got £1-2000 for one.|
Someone, somewhere probably still has a box of them, though it could be 'Big A&M Herb' himself!
25th Oct 2010
A: The Murder Of Liddle Towers
B: Police Oppression
|I would be amazed if there were really as many as 1,000 of these.|
Car-boot tip for spotting an original; they have card sleeves rather than crappy, early Rough-Trade quality rough paper ones.
To confuse things more, there are more sleeves than records; the only original sleeve I have ever had my hands on had the reissue record in it.
25th Oct 2010
B: Warm Leatherette
|Wiser people than me can maybe help...|
There are lots of pressings of this - Mute didn't take much off catalogue - but how do you spot the very first?
The one I think is the earliest has a rough paper sleeve (same kind of quality as a Fairytale In A Supermarket-era Rough Trade record) and a thick record, a bit like a first press of United by Throbbing Gristle.
The label is smooth on the outside but rough towards the middle.
Any advance on that?
23rd Apr 2010
A1: Teenage Girl Crush
B1: Call Me
B2: La Passion De Jeune Fille
|From Lancaster, they were girls in their mid-teens when they made this - kind of a Steve Lamacq-era novelty record. Made a few more singles for Fantastic Plastic later, the first of which is brilliant.|