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Did you see that very first word in the header? Good, because this is a preorder & probably won't be shipping out for a couple of weeks. We want to make this crystal clear so come Thursday, there's not an inbox full of Pissy Missy "WHY HAVEN'T YOU SHIPPED MY ORDER????" Again; preorder.

Our first Helios Creed reissue here. We've been turned on to his mind-bending music long before there was an AmRep when Tom Hazelmyer was introduced to Helio's first band, Chrome, in the late-70's. It was a no-brainer when he went solo after the band broke up to bring him on over for a series of records spanning most of the 90's. Lactating Purple is his 5th full-length studio album & the 3rd with us.

SPIN magazine's review called the album "amazing nonheavy heavy metal for science-fiction minds."

Artwork by HAZE XXL very loosely based on the cover of the original 1991 release, but still going for that college rock, art school weirdo vibe.

And here we go! You get all 4 editions in this set & here the different variants...

  • Splat Edition: Sleeve is the closest to the color scheme of the cheapie CD & definitely the brightest of the editions with it's pinkish purple sky. Vinyl is clear with purple splatters throughout. Edition limited to 200 copies.

  • Noir Edition: The sleeve colors are the most distinctive from the other & is all monochrome grayscale except for the dash of purple on the mouth & bus, which are red on the other editions. The building on the front is also printed with metallic silver ink, which is another thing unique to it. Vinyl is classic black. Edition limited to 100 copies.

  • Milk Edition. The sleeve on this one has the darkest of all the purple ink combinations & that trait is also on the back of the sleeve. Vinyl is in a purple & black pinwheel pattern & just so you're aware, the pressing plant REEEEEALLY half-assed it with consistency, so it's a good idea to loosen up your definition of "pinwheel", a lot. We even included a photo on what we mean, so there's no surprises. Edition limited to 100 copies

  • Hippy Edition: This has one of the ink colors on the lady's dress that almost looks like it's bordering on pink, but really is more of a bright, almost Day-Glo purple. Vinyl is solid, translucent purple. Edition limited to 100 copies.

And there you have it! All sleeves are hand-stamped on the back with the edition number & all 4 will match when you buy the set.

Catalog # is AMREP003.

Here's the track listings...


Lactating Purple
Flying Through the Either

Ub the Wall

Modular Green


Side B

Big Bang
The Radiated
Martian Sperm & Bagpipes

We say this nearly every time & maybe one day it'll work, but PLEASE place everything you want into 1 ORDER.

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.





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