What’s the obvious and predictable move for an insanely influential band like the Melvin’s to do on their 40th anniversary? An homage LP to another insanely influential band, Throbbing Gristle, of course!
THROBBING JAZZ GRISTLE FUNK HITS!
A hybrid of covers and inspired jams, joined by their good friend Void Manes and produced by Toshi Kasai, this project will likely for the first time challenge longtime Melvins fans, because the band isn’t known for doing that…ever.
Expect Industrial accidents, broken machines, modular synths, circuit-bent toys inspired by the dawning of the industrial music genre kicked off in no small part by Throbbing Gristle. The first all-electronic Melvins LP!?!
This set has both of the record & sleeve variants. Here's what's in there...
First up is the Factory Floor Industrial Edition, sporting locked groove infinite loops on both sides, also comes with a bonus Flexi-disc with 2 tracks! Complimentary CD version included, and the head kicker… Off-axis drilled spare spindle hole – an act inspired by industrial forefathers (we advise against even thinking of using it!) Hand stamped art on the center label... just about every down and dirty trick from the industrial miscreants of yesteryear's handbook.
The LP is in classic black, but like we already said, we gone & done some extra stuff to it. Things like hand-stamping the center label with a skull & a warning not to use "the no-no hole.) When all is said & done, you probably don't need that 2nd hole, but isn't it nice to have that option, even if that the results will be terrible if you try using it?
Now, making that extra hole means these are down n' dirty, sloppy drilled bits on imperfection. Like, grit and dust everywhere, so the anal retentive audiophiles & perfectionist Germans should just pass, unless they can make due with the CD for pure clarity.
The sleeve is in 3 colors of ink on both the front & back, one of them is metallic silver, which is exclusive to this variant.
The second is the Safety Cone Orange Tour Edition, which, you guessed it, is the one that'll be available on the upcoming Melvins tour this summer. We worked it out with them that we were able to offer a limited amount of their stock to use in the set of both record variants. The vinyl is very, very orange with black splatters throughout. We did NOT drill a second hole in the tour edition or stamp the center label, so too bad if you were really angling for that. The silkscreened sleeve is again in 3 colors of ink with one of them being bright Day-Glo orange, which is exclusive to this edition.
Plus, with each LP, you also get a 7" flexi-disc & this is a weirdo one too, because it's a single-sided & a picture-flexi, to boot. 2 songs on there, both on the same side.
Finally, there's a copy of the cheapy CD with each LP, so with the set of both variants, you'll also be getting 2 flexis & 2 CDs.
Cover artwork is designed by HAZE XXL & silkscreened on our standard tan heavy stock sleeves by Boxymouse. Back of sleeve is hand-stamped with the edition # is limited to 250 copies. Catalog # is AMREP148
Here's the tracks on the LP...
Eye Be Emm
Zyklon B Zombie
Semi Annual Report
Sic Sick Sixties
Hot On The Heels Of Love
31 Jazz Funk Flavors
And the tracks on the 7" Flexi...
Something we should also mention in case it's an issue. These releases are handmade & may have slight imperfections. We have the sleeves custom made, then they're shipped to us through the meatgrinder gamble that is UPS. From there, they are run through a screenprinter anywhere from an average of 6-9 times & then are all hand stuffed with the actual records. All in all, that's a lot of handling & so there's a good chance that they're not going to looking like a gleaming shrink-wrapped sleeve from a machine at a factory.
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If there are multiple orders placed from the same customers we will either combine them with no refund on postage, or they will be sent out exactly as placed.
C'mon, it's hard enough processing a couple hundred orders quickly without this AND responding to all the emails requesting combined shipping and refunds. This delays EVERY order.