''Generation'' (12")

Belief system fails, leaves behind a spiritual void...
Regular Sleeve - Front

Regular Sleeve - Back

Vinyl - Side 'A'
Vinyl - Side 'B'
'Glossy' Insert: Came with regular sleeve and some (most?) of the DJ sleeves.
Single-sided (reverse is blank). Gig image with lyrics on LHS.



Tracks: Generation B/W Ban Violins / Magic Kingdom
Year: 2005
Label: Slasher Records
Matrix A MURDER 1203-A RE2 45RPM
Matrix B MURDER 1203-A 45RPM

Pressing Info: (Figures kindly confirmed by Slasher Records)
1st Press 1400 Aug 2005 (3 sets of 9 test presses, the first two rejected)
Of these:
DJ sleeves - less than 300
DJ Muthafunkaz label - 6 or 7 (see notes below)
'13/100' (Show copy) - 'A hand full'

Two variants - Glossy 'gig picture' (see above) & Photocopy 'Statue' (see below)
DJ Sleeve - First 50 or so had photocopy insert, other 250 had both photocopy and glossy insert.
Regular Sleeve - Glossy insert

Regular sleeve
DJ Sleeve
'MuthaFunkaz' Label
'13/100 message' (Show copy)


From Email Correspondence:

DJ Sleeve: I'm not 100% sure how many of these there are but we originally made them to sell at a fest we where travelling to and the real covers where not ready in time so these where made. The first 50 or so just came with the paper insert w/ the statue and lyrics then after the fest the insert with the live photo was also included.

DJ Spen & the MutaFunkaz Labels: We found about 6-7 of the Generation 12" records with the wrong B side labels. This was a pressing plant error. We where packing the original run w/ DJ sleeves the night before we left for the fest and I noticed these.

13/100 Message: There are definitely not 100 of these. From my recollection Matt from Slasher records was selling these at a show and was just writing stuff on a handful of the sleeves. All where numbered #13/100. I'm not sure if all the messages where the same.

Notes from email correspondence with Matt Bickle (Slasher Records):

  • Pressed in batches of 500?, then 800? then 100. Last 100 have off-white (creamy) labels (due to fading?) and were pressed to fill 100 remaining regular jackets.
  • The DJ sleeve was done partly because the regular sleeves were not ready and some funds were needed to recoup some of the pressing costs
  • Some Slasher Club members received a copy of the vinyl plus both sleeves and inserts.
  • The Muthafunkaz labels occurred randomly through the first 2 or 3 boxes that came from the pressing plant. A couple were sold at the Posi Numbers Festival and a couple given away. It had been assumed that more would turn up... they didn't and unfortunately there weren't enough for all the band members. Awkward situation.

DJ Sleeve - Front: (Photocopy insert peeping through hole) - These mostly have a sticker on the top RHS s shown above. A few have the sticker loose, or positioned elsewhere.

DJ Sleeve - Back
Photocopy Insert - Front: Came with DJ sleeve. Lyric sheet, with sword and eagle.
Same as 7" insert, but larger and  'negative' - i.e. the 7'' version has black text and images on a white background.
Photocopy Insert - Back: Statue image.
Same as 7" but larger and (probably) only this image was used, whereas the 7" version had various images.

Commodity Fetishism: 

MuthaFunkaz Label - 'A' Side: The MF label mispress came in DJ Sleeves. The 'A' side was the same as the regular copies.

MuthaFunkaz Label - 'A' Side: The 'B' side was mispressed with the wrong labels.
Muthafunkaz Label
''Holy Ghost'' was pressed the same year as ''Generation'' - Discogs Link

''13/100 Message'' The messages where written by Matt Bickle (Slasher Records). Signed by Beav, vocalist of Toronto Band Urban Blight, and Violent Future + other Toronto Bands. friend of FU who stood in as FU vocalist for first Euro Tour. Also HERE. Urban Blight also gigged with FU and Beav drove them around and roadied on a North American tour.

Rejected Test Press