(Message on Insert)
|Sleeve - Front (North American Press)|
|Sleeve - Back (North American Press)|
|Vinyl (North American Press)|
Tracks: A - Two Snakes Part 1 / B - Two Snakes Part 2
Year: 2006 / 2007 (B&W sleeve versions) & 2008 (Colour sleeve versions, pressed 2008, released 2009)
Matrix B: FLV-205.680 B SST Two Snakes for the World
North American version does not have a regular insert
All other versions have lyric sheet, printed in language specific to region
There are three B&W-sleeve and three colour-sleeve variants:
- UK Tour 06 - Black & White sleeve, white stamped labels, English lyric sheet
- Euro Tour 07 - Black & White sleeve, white stamped labels, German lyric sheet
- North American - Black & White sleeve, printed labels, No lyric sheet
- Δύο Φίδια - Colour sleeve, printed labels, Greek lyric sheet
- Zwei Schlangen - *Colour sleeve, printed labels, German Lyric sheet
- Japanese - Colour sleeve, printed labels, Japanese lyric sheet
Black & White Sleeves:
There are two variants of this; the Tour Pressing and the North America pressing. The Tour Pressing also has two label variants. These are all discussed below:
|Black & White Sleeve: (Folded Out) - Front|
|Black & White Sleeve: (Folded Out) - Back|
1. Tour Press: There is a UK & a Euro Tour variant. Both have the same sleeve, white-label vinyl and dust covers numbered out of 300.
From a total of 300, it seems the first hundred or so where used for the UK version and the remainder were given a different stamp and insert and used for the Euro version. These numbers are based on the highest number UK version found during ''research'' being # 99/300 and the lowest Euro version being # 114/300.
|Tour Press Variants: These are numbered out of 300|
Left: UK Tour 06 # 096
Right: Euro Tour 07 # 114
|Tour Press Inserts - Front|
Left: UK Tour version is double-sided and written in English
Right: Euro Tour Version is single-sided and written in German
|Tour Press Inserts|
Left: Reverse of UK version
Right: Front (again) of Euro version (reverse is blank)
2. North America Press:
The sleeve is similar to the tour version, but the text on the front cover is slightly smaller and the image quality is sharper. The labels are printed and there is no insert.
|North America Press: |
B&W Sleeve, printed labels, no insert.
|Tour Sleeve Compared with North America Sleeve:North America sleeve has slightly smaller text and sharper image quality than Tour sleeve.|
Left: Tour Sleeve
Right: North America Sleeve
There are three variants (Greek, German & Japanese). The sleeves and inserts are all alike, but differentiated by the text, which is translated into the language of each of the three countries. The sleeve artwork comprises the original image, but is screen printed with a reflective silver background and red snake silhouettes.
|Colour Sleeve: (Folded Out) - Front|
|'Text Bars': This picture shows the tops of the three different sleeves for comparison. The sleeves are otherwise identical.|
|Colour Sleeve: (Folded Out) - Back|
This picture shows the inserts of the three variants for comparison.
This picture shows the disks of the three variants for comparison.
Top Left: Greek
Top Right: Japanese
Mircea Eliade Quote (intro to Two Snakes lyrics on Hidden World album insert / inlay - 2006):
LA Record Interview (June 28th 2007):
Was ‘Two Snakes’ inspired by Snakes on a Plane?
Jonah Falco (drums): Definitely not. Maybe subliminally, like maybe a fleeting relationship to that film. Although Mike does have a severe fear of flying, so maybe that influenced it. That was a very intuitive question on your part.
AU Interview - LFG Post (Jan 3rd 2008)
AU- Was the song ‘Two Snakes’ inspired in any way by Conan The Barbarian? *adopts Arnie voice* “two snakes……..facing each other!”
10KM- Ha, no, I have never seen that movie. Its from the medical staff - the caduceus. The song is just supposed to be about the entwinement of opposites, and snakes were just the coolest symbol we could think of - it could have been about the double-helix. While we were recording we had an article about this two headed snake that had just been born somewhere.
LFG Post (Jan 12, 2009)
(ps you aren't gonna get one)
HG Fact release blurb
FUCKED UP - Two Snakes HG-236 (7"EP) ltd 350 copies!
The track is originally on the 2xLP Hidden World released by Jade Tree but was re-mastered and separated on two 7inch sides. Probably the most powerful track on the Hidden World 2xLP. Fucked Up are from Toronto Canada and play tuneful hardcore. On the records they expanded the bondaries of hardcore with a lot of cool arrangements and ideas and bring in many other influences but live all songs are shorter and in the face, just plain hardcore. A band with a lot of ideas, humor, content and success!