''Year Of The Dog''

"They can have this revolution as long as they remember who gets to win the war".
Sleeve - Front:
Hand-made sleeve comprising folded textured blue card, with devil image pasted on and white obi (paper belt) strip with the song title embossed in silver.
Sleeve Back:
The back of the sleeve is a half panel
Vinyl - Side 'A'
Blank labels
Vinyl - Side 'B'
The 'B' side labels are mostly stamped with the FU logo. A handful have blank labels

Stats #1:

First Pressing (Above)

Tracks: Year Of The Dog B/W Last Man Standing
Year: 2006
Label: Blocks Recording Club
Matrix A: ◊◊◊◊038-A
Matrix B: ◊◊◊◊038-B

Pressing Info: 

Double-sided lyric sheet

'B' Side label stamped
'B' Side label unstamped (All should have been stamped, but a handful were missed)

Stats #2:

Repress (Below)

Tracks: Year Of The Dog B/W Last Man Standing
Year: 2009?
Label: Blocks Recording Club
Matrix A: 5-69478 Blocks blocks blocks 038A
Matrix B: 5-69479 Blocks blocks blocks 038B DCB

Pressing Info: 

Smaller insert than first pressing,with devil image from first pressing.
Some also come with additional single-sided card matching those pasted to the first press sleeve.

No variants
Sleeve - Front

Sleeve - Back


Inserts - Front:
YOTD Lyric sheet, with devil image from first press
Right: Card from first press
Inserts - Back:
Last Man Standing Lyric + credits
Right: Card has double-sided sticky tape in corners, already to be stuck on the first press jacket


Announcment  (LFG Post - March 29 2006):

The "Year of the Dog" 12" will be released on Blocks Records in Toronto. Blocks is a registered worker co-op label and produces and release records within a co-operative framework. Look for this 12" in Toronto first in the late summer also. Wait until next year for the "Year of the Pig" 12".

Year of The Dog (LFG Post - November 18 2006):
Apparently, there is some confusion as to the nature of this record. If you weren't able to pick one up at the Hidden World shows, or you weren't able to catch our merch when it was on tour through the US, don't panic, this isn't a "show-only" record or anything. It's being hand assembled, and the majority of the press isn't ready to be sent out to distributors yet.

FU Webstore:
1st in the series of releases coinciding with the Chinese Zodiac. 'Dog' is an expansive and plodding track, simplistically recorded and featuring some questionably legitimate forays into recorder and xylophone playing. The flip is a re-recorded song from the FU demo, given the royal treatment. The record is double grooved, so depending on where you drop the needle you'll get one of two possble versions of each song, one of which was recorded pushing the entire mix through a SOLDANO guitar amplifier.

Sleeve Notes:

From  LFG  (Dec 27 2010):
We had never really done many 12" singles when Year of the Dog came out, so we didn't really have a set template down yet, like we had for our 7" singles. The label was willing to go along with a more involved design, because it was a co-operative and had a lot of people down to glue stuff. I was listening to a lot of European revisionist martial music like Der Blutharsch and Les Joyaux de la Princesse, and I wanted to do a design that went along with that - sharp lines, block colours, etc. We picked a dark blue for the jacket, glued white bands around the jackets, and then foil stamped the title in silver print on the bands. Each one had a postcard sized image glued onto the cover - it was an Alfred Kubin (who we also used for the Dance of Death 7") of a giant demon ejaculating as he walks across the countryside, except his ejaculate is made up of humans, implying that humans are satans seed, who impregnated the earth with us. It was a cool layout, but it took forever to put them together, what with all the glueing.

When it came time to repress the 12", we had just released Year of the Pig, and had a more standard design template for the Zodiac 12" series, so the repress of Dog follows that and has some intense biblical imagery for the artwork.