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Mellow Yellow
March 29, 2009, 11:43 am
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4-track yellow label 7-inch test pressing for single ‘The Main Attraction’ with hand written details on A-side only.

god141test_01god141test_02god141test_031996 Go! Discs Ltd GOD141

Now! Write It Out A Hundred Times…
March 24, 2009, 8:05 pm
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‘To Sir, With Love’. 4-track CD single backed with ‘Claw’, ‘A Boy And A Girl’ and ‘You Only Live Twice’.

Not one, but two cover versions on this release.

When you look back at the cover versions the Trashcans have done – they could probably release an album.

tswl_cd_04tswl_cd_01tswl_cd_02tswl_cd_031996 Go! Discs Ltd GODCD157 850-775-2

If There Are Holes To Be Filled…
March 24, 2009, 7:57 pm
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‘How Can I Apply…?’. 4-track CD single backed with ‘Save Me’, ‘A Worm With A Head’ and ‘Little Things That Keep Us Together’.

Scott Walker wrote ‘Little Things…’, and here the Trashcans give it a right good t(h)rashing. All excellent stuff.

hcia_cd_03hcia_cd_01hcia_cd_04hcia_cd_05hcia_cd_02Some promo copies, like this one, included a small press sticker…

1996 Go! Discs Ltd GODCD151 850-651-2

I’m Off To The Ladies
March 24, 2009, 7:44 pm
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‘The Main Attraction’ single. 4-track CD backed with ‘Stainless Stephen’, ‘Charlie’s Atlas’ and ‘Jane’s Estranged’.

The cover has the words “Engaged” instead of “Vacant”, which was on the 7-inch single cover, but you’ll know that, won’t you?

tma_cd_04tma_cd_05tma_cd_01tma_cd_031996 Go! Discs Ltd GODCD141 850-477-2

Kimono-ver To My House
March 18, 2009, 7:59 pm
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Very rare ‘A Happy Pocket’ CD from Japan.

The Japanese approach to CD packaging is elaborate and sometimes excessive – but you do get your money’s worth. This CD includes the famous ‘obi-strip’. The term is derived from the name of the piece of wide fabric – the obi – that a geisha woman would wear around her waist over the traditional Kimono dress (you learn something every day).

On the CD itself, it is marked ‘sample’ – which seems to be quite common in Japan – although this is not a promo. This release includes a fold-out lyric booklet which is printed in the ~kana script – which are syllabic Japanese scripts commonly used to write words of foreign origin.

ahp_jap_01ahp_jap_04ahp_jap_05ahp_jap_06ahp_jap_02ahp_jap_07ahp_jap_081ahp_jap_0311996 Polydor Records POCD-1223 (Japan)

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