''Let Likes Be Cured By Likes''

Sleeve - Front (First Press)
Sleeve - Back (First Press)
Vinyl: First Press. The above picture shows the two main variants.  Both were pressed with black labels on clear vinyl.  The record is single-sided; the ones with the logo have the label painted white on the blank side.  

Sleeve Opened - Front
Sleeve Opened - Back
First Press Inserts: The first press records often have a small flyer advertising Schizophrenic releases.
The pictures above and below show the front and back of one. There may be other designs.


Tracks: 1. Generation 2. Colour Removal 3. Black Iron Prison 4. No Pasaran 5. The Light That Never Comes On 6. Last Man Standing 7. Zezozose 8. Circling The Drain 9. Police
Year: 2004
Label: Schizophrenic Records SCHIZ 21
Matrix 1st Press: SCHIZ 21
Matrix 2nd Press: PIRATES PRESS SCHIZO 021 A 66126E1/A

Pressing Info:
Figures based on the info on Toxic City, because the numbers seem to stack up better there, than on Discogs

First Press (2004):

Sleeves - 500 Total:
500 Brown paper with brown ink

Vinyl - 500 Total:
444 w/ FU logo
66 without - 8 had label painted white

Second Press (2006):

Sleeves - 850 Total:
630ish in brown ink sleeve
200 in black ink sleeve
Less than 20 in rejected sleeve

Vinyl - 850 Total:
400 on black / blue 'inside out'
400 on blue/orange split
50 w/ blue vinyl w/ black splatter

The 200 black ink sleeves contained all 50 of the blue w/ black splatter vinyl and 150 of the blue / orange
The 630 brown ink sleeves contained  250 blue / orange split  and  400 black / blue 'inside out'
The above figures are approx; the rejected sleeve contained a mixture of the colours.

1st Press - Variable, mostly small inserts, see above
2nd press - Variable - see below
    Sleeve and vinyl variants - see below.

    Sleeve Variants:
    The 'regular' sleeve has three variants; one for the first press and two for the second.

    Top: First Press - Brown print on brown  heavy-stock paper (500 copies)
    Bottom Left: Second Press - Brown print on white heavy stock paper (approx 630 copies)
    Bottom Right: Second Press - Black print on mixture of heavy and stock and thin paper (200 copies)

    Vinyl Variants: 

    First Press - 500 Total
    Left: 'Clear' (66 copies)
    Right: 'Clear With Logo' (444 copies)
    (Approx numbers - 8 or so have white painted label, but no logo)

    Second Press - 850 Total:
    Top Left: Blue, black inside out (400 copies)
    Top Right: Orange, blue split  (400 copies)
    Bottom: Second Press - Blue with black splatter (50 copies)

    Second Press Flip-side
    The second press is double sided and has the same recording on both sides

    Blue / Black 'inside out'
    Pictured above are three examples of this variant.

    Second Press Inserts:
    Second Press Big Inserts - Front: A lot come with the large Schizoprenic insert shown above. These come on different types of paper.
    Second Press Big Inserts - Back: The backs are variable; they are mostly the same layout, but have different images, reflecting available Schizophrenic stock
    Second Press Small Inserts: 
    Some of the second press have a small insert, an example is shown on the right of the picture above.
    On the left is a gig flyer; this copy was bought at the gig.

    Black-Ink Sleeves

    Black - Ink Sleeves: These come on different weights of paper, some have a row of circles along the bottom edge, which looks like something to do with the hanger attached to the original artwork transparencies. Some of the black covers seem to be  printer's proofs - i.e. tests on different papers, for print quality. The one on the left at the bottom is on heavy shiny paper and the print quality is patchy - the record it came with also had a second sleeve,  which is one of the ones with rings on.


    ''Let Likes Be Cured By Likes'' 
    Recording has backwards messages at start and end of record.

    Title reference 1:The band also released the Let Likes Be Cured By Likes live 12" (the title being a reference to one of homoeopathy's dicta, the "Law of Similars"). (Everything2.com)

    Title reference 2:
    Taking the Law of Similars one step further, there is a similar quote by Paracelsus about similar things. The Latin Phrases on which they're based are even more similar:
    Paracelsus pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine. His hermetical views were that sickness and health in the body relied on the harmony of man (microcosm) and Nature (macrocosm). (Wikipedia)

    Sleeve Notes:

    Homunculus (Wikipedia)
    Homunculus (masculine, Latin for "little man", plural: "homunculi"; from the diminutive of homo) is a term used, generally, in various fields of study to refer to any representation of a small human being. Popularized in sixteenth century alchemy and nineteenth century fiction, it has historically referred to the creation of a miniature, fully formed human.

    In Alchemy
    Paracelsus is credited with the first mention of the homunculus in De homunculis (c. 1529-1532), and De natura rerum (1537).

    The homunculus continued to appear in alchemical writings after Paracelsus' time. The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz (1616) for example, concludes with the creation of a male and female form identified as Homunculi duo. The allegorical text suggests to the reader that the ultimate goal of alchemy is not chrysopoeia, but it is instead the artificial generation of man. Here, the creation of homunculi symbolically represents spiritual regeneration and Christian soteriology.

    Carl Jung believed that the concept first appeared in the Visions of Zosimos, written in the third century AD. In his commentary, Jung equates the homunculus with the Philosopher’s Stone, and the "inner man" in parallel with Christ. 

    Ritual image:
    ''Ritual'' By Lynd Ward

    Image From 'Rejected Artwork' Sleeve:

    This engraving, by the 17th century English artist John Payne, is the frontispiece to The Mirrour Which Flatters Not. Dedicated to their Maiesties of Great Britaine, by Le Sieur de la Serre, Historiographer of France. Enriched with faire Figures. (1639), a book of poetry by Jean Puget de La Serre, translated into English by Thomas Carey. The epigrams beneath the engraving read O that they were Wise, that they understood This, that they would Consider their Latter End! Deut. 32:29 and –Mors sola fatetur Quantula sint hominum corpuscula, a line from Juvenal’s tenth satire, which translates roughly to Only death reveals what a nothing the body of man is.

    Commodity Fetishism:

    White Painted label, without logo (8 copies)

    Second Press 'Rejected Artwork' Sleeve - Front (Less than 20 copies)
    Second Press  'Rejected Artwork' Sleeve - Back

    Test Press (First Press)
    From Craig at Schizophrenic:
    they were made with old record sleeves turned inside out and the FU logo was screened on it. There are maybe 5 of these.

    Test Press (First Press)
    Picture taken from LFG Blog; maybe the blue-text covers were a 'band only' thing?

    Test Press (Second Press) - 'What God Means To Me' Package (See pictures below)
    From Craig at Schizophrenic:
    What god means to me were large cardstock envelopes that were roughly 12x14. They were hand screened and contained the let likes be cured by likes testpress. the package also contained the rejected sleeve and two stickers. What god means to me and a take off from the Fuck ups 7". There were 10 copies made of the test press package.

    Screen Printed Envelope - Front
    Screen  Printed Envelope - Back
    Test Pressing - Came in Rejected Sleeve
    Test Pressing - Vinyl - 'A' Side
    Test Pressing - Vinyl - 'B' Side
    The stickers (Placed loose on stamped dust sleeve for picture)

    Fuck Ups 7"
    Germs 7" 
    From Mixtape 3 Notes: 
    We have worked with Craig Caron from Schizophrenic records before. He runs a great label and put out a liver 12" for us that turned out great. When he asked us to be on a cover tribute comp of the "YES LA" LP, I secretly went "groan" because I hate cover comps. Here is a section of the cover that resulted. I hooked my ipod speakers into my guitar pickups and played the actual Germs original, and started running it through various effects and looping pedals. What a disaster. Didn't ever hear back from Craig about the song, and the comp never came out...

    Exceptions To the Rule

    Pictured below are a few 'odd' ones

    Exception 1 - This one arrived with the 'Looking For Gold' insert. Maybe its synchronicity #2 or maybe it just got misfiled
    Exception 2 - This 'Inside out' pattern vinyl with black-text sleeve
    Exception 3 - 'What God Means To Me' cover, with regular vinyl