Lost links & Re-ups

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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

17 February 2008

I've got a Headache



UPDATE:  This post was re-uploaded 08/07/2014.
Enjoy, NØ.




Another great 12" 45 is:

Touch & Go Records T&G#20, 1987.

1. My Disco

Originally released in 1987. A noisier affair than Atomizer, the four-song Headache EP was accompanied by a band-written sticker warning that it's not as good as the preceding LP. However, Headache isn't a forgettable part of Big Black's catalog. "Ready Men" & "Grinder" are satisfyingly ornery, & the noise-fest of "My Disco" isn't far behind. Personally I think "Pete, King of All Detectives" is way cool, also.

2. Grinder

The commonly found (above) comic-style cover is drawn by someone named "Savage Pencil".

3. Ready Men

Headache will forever be remembered for its original limited edition sleeve: the limited version of this goes for about $100, in a black polyvinyl 'bodybag', foil seal, & an up-close picture of a shotgun suicide victim. How graphic is it? Well, one of the pix the person has what's left of his head held together so you can kind of see his face(pic. 1) & the other he doesn't(pic. 2). Also includes red vinyl copy of Heartbeat 7". (Blast First! editions have Il Duce instead of Heartbeat for some obscure reason.)

4. Pete, King Of All Detectives (aka "King Dick")

All cuts ripped from the original vinyl.
Enjoy,

1 comment:

  1. Savage Pencil is a British cartoonist long associated with punk. He recently curated a compilation CD of dub for Trojan Records that I am lusting after.

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