Thursday, 31 May 2007

Orange Juice - Flesh of My Flesh

orange juice
flesh of my flesh / lord john white and the bottleneck train
7 inch single  (label detail)
Black Records OJ4
Polydor 1983

Released on the Black Records label. Came with a free postcard. There were four different postcards to collect apparently but I only have the one version of this single. Was also released on 12 inch with longer versions of the two same

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Orange Juice - Two Hearts Together

images © japanese forms

orange juice two hearts together / hokoyo
holden caulfield universal - polydor
posp 470
7 inch single 1982

 This single appeared on the Holden Caulfield Universal label -Holden Caulfield is the main character of J. D. Salinger's renowned coming-of-age novel, The Catcher in the Rye (1951). This label was a subsidiary of Polydor apparently but I don't know anything about its origins. A 10 inch version was also released.

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Josef K - The Farewell Single

image © japanese forms

josef k
the farewell single
les disques du crépuscule
TWI 053

The Jesus And Mary Chain : Surfin' USA ep

image © nmarie

The Jesus & Mary Chain
Surfin' USA - Summer Mix
Warner Brothers
1987 US

Another fab image from nmarie. This one features a highly desirable US EP by the once great, and recently reformed, Reid brothers of The Jesus And Mary Chain.

Sunday, 27 May 2007

Scars : Author! Author! EP

Scars 12" Author! Author ep (1981 US)

This is one from the great collection of album and 45rpm covers to be seen at nmarie's page on Flickr. This girl sure has great taste and an outstanding collection of vinyl artefacts.

Orange Juice : Love Sick / Blue Boy (original and reissue)

image © japanese forms

Orange Juice - Blue Boy / Lovesick - DUBH 934 - Postcard Records (1993)
Orange Juice - Blue Boy / Lovesick - PC 80 - 2 - Postcard Records (1980)

On the right the original Postcard Records' Lovesick / Blue Boy single by Orange Juice -which came in a wraparound sleeve. This was the second single released by the band on the label. The first pressing (above) had blue labels and the sleeve was hand-coloured by the band. A second pressing featured brown labels and a brown 'cowboy' sleeve. Apparently there were also a few mispressings issued with yellow and red labels and a white 'cowboy' sleeve.
On the left the reissue version released a few years later when Postcard re-emerged for a short spell in the early 90s. Artwork for both singles by Sharon Acker.

Friday, 25 May 2007

drumming kitten

image © japanese forms
sound of young scotland @ flickr

Postcard Records of Glasgow, in the early 80s, used one of Louis Wain's cat drawings as their logo. Blue version by japanese forms.

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