Showing posts with label Bootleg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bootleg. Show all posts

''Daytrotter Sessions''


For Borges.
(Note on back of Sleeve)

Sleeve - Front
Sleeve - Back
Vinyl - 'F' Side
Vinyl - 'U' Side
Sleeve (back) & Insert:
Lightweight paper, with photocopied artwork

Tracks: Magic Word B/W David Comes To Life
Released: 2010
Label: Not on Label (Bootleg)
Matrix A: 109820 A
Matrix B: 109821 B
Pressing Info: One Time Pressing of 100 - 8 Test pressings
Variants: No variants


Bootleg record released just ahead of the official versions. This record has two of the songs that appeared on the official version, but not the third.

Some copies came with a magazine, others were sold via Reckless Records in Chicago.

Mentioned on LFG (Feb 06 2010) the day before announcement of official version.

'For Borges' (Credit on Reverse of Sleeve) - From Wikipedia:

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges
(Spanish:  24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires. His work embraces the "character of unreality in all literature". His most famous books, Ficciones ("Fictions", 1944) and The Aleph (El Aleph, 1949), are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, infinity, fictional writers, philosophy, religion, and God.

Borges wrote and lectured extensively on the art of translation, holding that a translation may improve upon the original, may even be unfaithful to it, and that alternative and potentially contradictory renderings of the same work can be equally valid. Borges also employed the devices of literary forgery and the review of an imaginary work, both forms of modern pseudo-epigrapha.

Hoaxes and forgeries: Borges's best-known set of literary forgeries date from his early work as a translator and literary critic with a regular column in the Argentine magazine El Hogar. Along with publishing numerous legitimate translations, he also published original works, for example, in the style of Emanuel Swedenborg or One Thousand and One Nights, originally claiming them to be translations of works he had chanced upon. In another case, he added three short, falsely attributed pieces into his otherwise legitimate and carefully researched anthology El matrero.Several of these are gathered in the A Universal History of Infamy.

Borgesian conundrum: The philosophical term "Borgesian conundrum" is named after him and has been defined as the ontological question of "whether the writer writes the story, or it writes him." The original concept put forward by Borges is in Kafka and His Precursors—after reviewing works that were written before Kafka's, Borges wrote:

Sleeve Notes:

Sleeve Image: ''Interior'' by Vilhelm Hammershoi
From Michael Palin Article: Then, three years ago, riffling through a pile of books in a covered arcade in Paris, I found myself staring at the back of a woman in a simple black dress standing in a corner of a room with panelled doors on either side of her and a glow of light on the nape of her neck. It was the cover of a catalogue devoted to "Vilhelm Hammershoi, Danish painter of solitude and light".

Insert Image: Engraving by Walter Crane commemorating those convicted of involvement of the bombing at the  Haymarket Riot. Some of the men pictured were executed shortly after the event, others were later pardoned. 

The Haymarket riot was influential in the establishment of the International Workers Day (May Day) National holidays.

Garland for May Day: This is another Walter Crane engraving. The image was used by Fucked Up on shirts and show posters.

Commodity Fetishism:

Test Press: The TP sleeve also has well observed Fucked-Up-isms: The front is an illustration from ''A Book of Old Rhymes, With New Dresses'' By Walter Crane, making a nice reference to the Daytrotter Sessions:

Test Pressing Sleeve - Front

The back of the sleeve is another Walter Crane illustration, this one titled the 'Fox & the Crane' from an edition of Aesops Fables. The moral of the story: 'There are games that two can play at'

Test Pressing Sleeve - Back

''Hoxton Cunts''


Sleeve - Front: Most are numbered out of 30
Sleeve - Back: FU logo spray-paint stencil
Vinyl: Hand-pasted labels, most do not have centre hole.
In some cases the original label can be seen beneath the new one, as above.


Tracks: 'Various Artists'
Released: 2006
Label: Bootleg (LVEUM)
Matrix: Most have the matrix scratched out

''Pressing'' Info:
30 + a few extras

No regular insert

30 + vinyl variants. The sleeves and labels were individually handmade, so there are a few quirks with those too


'Novelty item / art piece / curiosity / joke / fake record thing. Vinyl is random used 45's, with handmade FU labels stuck over the top of the original label, e.g. for 23/30, the vinyl is a copy of "NME Readers' Poll Winners '84''. The sleeves are inside-out Humos Peligrosos, with a goko printed (Japanese home silkscreen method) image on the front and FU logo aerosol stencil on back.

The jackets and labels are mostly numbered out of 30. Sold at Old Blue Last gig; a couple of additional copies were put together after the show by '2 DIY enthusiasts' who had access to the materials used for the originals. These are numbered with different handwriting to the original ones. 32/30 is on green vinyl. It is unclear if the later ones count as a second  press, or fake fakes...  There are probably also a few other stray copies out there as some additional jackets were made and given away. See also post on James Knight (Vice) Blog:

More Cunts:

2/30 - Includes postcard insert
6/30 - Includes beer stains
8/30 Sleeve - Front
8/30 Sleeve - Back
15/30 in bed 

''Full Ripe''

bit of an odd one here...

Sleeve - Front
(ebay pic)

Sleeve - Folded Out
(scanned image)
Back Panel

Dust sleeve with 'faint blue stamp' & label
Vinyl and other label


Tracks: 'Various Artists'
Released: 2011
Label: Not on Label (Bootleg)
''Pressing'' Info: 3 copies according to rumor
Inserts: No regular insert
Variants: 3 vinyl variants


Novelty item / art piece / curiosity / joke / fake record thing. Vinyl is random used 45's, with handmade FU labels stuck over the top of the original label. i.e. similar to Hoxton Cunts but more fake. Connection to band limited to it being mentioned in a post on the LFG Blog, where the name on the image file is 'bullshit'

LFG Post (Jul 28 2011): 
Ok let's move on. Next item up for discussion is the FULL RIPE 7" that appeared out of nowhere. Did someone from FU put this on ebay? From Matador UK? Maybe natalie or stuart? Or Paco? Very mysterious. I'm sure there is at least one person out there who knows exactly what this is, others who can speculate reasonably (including myself), and many others that can ruminate wildly and comment in an entertaining way. LETS FIGURE IT OUT.


From Ebay Listing:

Fucked Up - Full Ripe 7" - bit of an odd one here, I have no idea what it is. It's a two track single, but has labels stuck over the original centre labels with no holes, so it's unplayed. Has a thin xerox style sleeve, and is hand numbered 11 out of 25. There's a faint stamp on the the dust sleeve in blue ink. 
Attention: All these records are being sold on behalf of a friend. I am grading their condition soley by eye, and use Record Collector Magazine definitions. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Will ship worldwide, I offer refunds (excluding postage costs), and I accept payment in paypal, cheques (£), or cash (£, $, Euros.)

...Google Seller's Name

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