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Sugar Daddy Live Split Series # 8

(Split With Melvins)

Package comprises the  above silk-screen print, with the record behind, both housed in a clear polyvinyl sleeve.
The print has the 'series number' (8) stamped on the reverse. The polyvinyl sleeve allows the record to be seen.


Side 1: 21st Century Cling-Ons  - Performed by FU
Side A: Rat Faced Granny (Live) - Performed by Melvins
Released: 2013
Label: Amphetamine Reptile Records  Scale 133
Matrix A: 12-0604 A K SST NOISELAND MPO
Matrix B: 12-0604 B K SST NOISELAND MPO
Pressing Info: 700 copies
Inserts: No regular insert
Variants: No variants

21st Century Cling-Ons - Announcement on LFG (Feb 26 2013):
So we did that split with The Melvins and we did a new song for it, recorded maybe 2 years ago? Probably not that long ago, but long enough that I can't remember how long ago exactly. A long time. We didn't sound like this last time you heard us, and we don't sound like this anymore either, so kind of while we were on hiatus we developed a new style for a few days, wrote this song and then ditched it. Anyways, stream "21st Century Cling-Ons" on Pitchfork HERE.

Sugar Daddy Live (From Wikipedia):
Sugar Daddy Live is a live album by the American band Melvins. It was released on May 31, 2011. The songs are taken from their 2008 tour, with the majority of the tracks coming from their two most recent studio albums at the time. All thirteen songs were released as split 12" singles with bands selected by the Melvins for a split series. Though some of the bands are submitting new material, others like The U-Men and the Cows are submitting previously released material due to being defunct bands. Off! was the first band in the series to have new material submitted with Butthole Surfers (Although their tracks are unreleased live songs) being the second. Die Kreuzen, Negative Approach and The Necros are all on one split under the title "Midwest Hardcore". 

Sugar Daddy Splits vol. 8 w/Fucked Up  (From Am Rep Shop):
The eighth release in this 13 volume series has Melvins "Rat Faced Granny" (live from Sugar Daddy LP) on the A-Side and Side One with Fucked Up's "21st Century Cling-Ons".
Mackie designed silk screened sleeve by Obsolete Industries. Hand stamped Vol. # on back side. This comes in a heavy duty 8mil polyvinyl sleeve (made for picture discs so you get to view your purdy splat color vinyl).

Screen shot - Am Rep shop

''Here Lies Are''

(Split with Serena Maneesh)

Once you saw the ripe fruit / Now all you see are the flies... 

Sleeve - FU Side:
Photograph taken by Sandy Miranda
Sleeve - Serena Maneesh Side
Vinyl - FU Side
Vinyl - Serena Maneesh Side

Tracks: Here Lies Are / Opium Priest (Performed by Serena Maneesh)
Released: 2010
Label: Best of Both Records: BOBR1003
Pressing Info: 1000 *See insert note

'Norwegian / Euro Version':
Matrix A: 108922 A1 KM
Matrix B: 108922 KM B1

'Canadian / North America Version'
Matrix A: AR-16928-A
Matrix B: AR-16928-B

Norwegian version: 2 inserts - a hand-numbered picture-card and an A4 photocopied lyric sheet
Canadian version:  1 large insert on glossy paper, combining the info / text of the above.

*The insert in the Norwegian version is numbered out of 1000; it's unclear if there were 1000 of each version or if there were 500 of each and the Norwegian inserts were intended to be numbered only as far 500/1000.

Norwegian Version
Canadian Version

Sleeve Variants:
Left: Norwegian sleeve is slightly smaller and the print is less sharp
Right: Canadian sleeve
Inserts  - Norwegian Version:
Top: Photocopied A4 sheet with lyrics and credits (single sided)
Bottom: Small card with toddler image
Inserts  - Norwegian Version:
Top: As above (reverse of sheet is blank)
Bottom: The picture cards are numbered on the reverse out of 1000

Insert - Canadian Version (front):
Glossy paper with same image as Norwegian card
Insert - Canadian Version (back):
Lyrics / credits - the original version is not much easier to read...


Best of Both Records:
This label appears to be no longer operational; the following is taken from their FB Page:
Best Of Both Records releases limited runs of split singles on quality vinyl 
Mission: To create a crossover between Toronto and Oslo music scenes, establishing a trans-continental link between the two communities providing larger exposure, creating a larger market, and developing diversity of alternative music in both cities. Essentially, to create links between artists and fans in both cities through any effective means available (booking, distributing records, podcasting, sharing of resources, guest bedrooms etc.). 
Company Overview: We are an independent record company based in Toronto (Canada)/ Oslo (Norway) that releases split 7" records showcasing some of the best artists from both cities. We print small to medium run limited edition vinyl with regional distribution to independent records stores offering artists locally based promotion and a more focused and personal type of international promotion.

Mixtape 4 Inlay Notes:
1) “Here Lies Are” From the split 12” with Sareena Maneesh
Here's another tasty little nugget. This was recorded forever-ago, but it still feels like a new song. Looking back at liner notes is a real time warp. This was done in November 2009, about a year after ChemCom came out, during the sessions that produced “Year of the Ox” and the Davids Plan 7”, amongst other things. A real check-off session, where after leaving songs and ideas simmer for a bit too long, you rush in and record everything at once before you have to leave again. In this case, we were cramming to get the 7” out before Christmas, since it was a holiday benefit record, and this 12” released in time to meet us for a tour in Europe. We're perpetually late on the Zodiac 12”s, so there was no real time-crime happening there, because we dust-binned the cycle a long time ago. This song was written in about 5 minutes. Every once in a while the practising and writing is at such a fever pitch that it overtakes you completely, and the only relief from writing is to also write, but of something of lesser value. Our respite from the gruelling work of doing Year of the Ox was to just bust out a really fast song and throw it on a single with a band we'd never met (but who are cool). I actually did end up meeting one of the dudes in this band, at a Carl Craig show in NY for some reason, at 4am. He was wearing a sailor hat.

From the first moment I met you / I feared this day would come / When I went from your only / To the person that you shunned / Familiarity breeds contempt, and over time / No one is heaven sent / I was never heaven sent / We sit across the table / Exchanging silent stares / Now that the affair is over / There's no need to put on airs / Familiarity breeds contempt, and over time / No one is heaven sent / I never claimed to be heaven sent  / You're the one that was heaven sent / I'm not heaven sent / Once you saw the ripe fruit / Now all you see are the flies / Where once you heard the truth / Now all you hear are lies / The pendulum has swung / And we watched it as we went / As we brace for the backlash / I'm not the one who changed.

Sleeve Notes:
'Inside of fig': In ancient times the fig was a euphemism for female genitalia. Does the fig have any bearing on the lyrical themes, other than simply being 'ripe fruit'? At this stage in the discography, it's fair to wonder if the lyrics are a straight-forward 'end of relationship' type song, or is it some biblical / Jesus / original sin / loss of faith metaphor? Probably the former...

But what has the toddler on a lead / bomb-fin bollard thing got to do with anything?

Commodity Fetishism

Test Pressing - Canadian Version
Originally bought in the now defunct 'Hits & Misses' Store RIP

PMP Shortlist Surprise

(Split with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan)

The same generic sleeve was used for four different records, hence the surprise.
Similar to front, but with French text
Vinyl - FU Side:
Orange(y) with slight marbling.
Vinyl - Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Side


Tracks: What Would You Do? (For Veronica) B/W Queens (Performed by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan)
Released: 2012
Label: Polaris Music Prize PMP1008
Matrix A: PMP1008-A R-26421
Matrix B: PMP1008-B R-26422
Pressing Info: 350 (From correspondence with promoter)
Inserts: No regular insert
Variants: No variants


This was one of four different split 7"s, featuring some of the bands nominated for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. The records all came in a generic PMP jacket, so you don't know which split you are getting. Given away in Canadian record shops as part of the PMP promotion.

From Promotional Post on Polaris Blog (Aug 02 2012):

Get Free Vinyl And A Chance To Go To The Polaris Gala

TORONTO, ON – Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Polaris Music Prize is pleased to announce the return of the surprise split 7” series, sponsored by Scion. Purchase any one of the ten 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List artists' albums (cd or vinyl) at any of the participating retailers (listed below) and you will be given a surprise split 7”. The instantly collectible unmarked limited edition 7” will feature one Short List artist on each side.

The releases will come in the following splits:

Grimes / Handsome Furs
Kathleen Edwards / Cold Specks
Japandroids / Cadence Weapon

Dirtbombs / Split

(Bruise Cruise Volume 8)

Sleeve - FU Side
Sleeve - Dirtbombs side
Vinyl - FU side
Vinyl - Dirtbombs side

Sleeve - Folded Out:
Sleeve printed on shiny card, blank on reverse.


Tracks: I Hate Summer B/W If Can Can Can't We (Performed by The Dirtbombs)
Released: March 1, 2012
Label: Bruise Cruise Records BCR008
Matrix A: U-66229M-A BCK-008-453-0/4
Matrix B: U-66229M-B BCK/008-453-0/4
Pressing Info: 800, or maybe 500
Inserts: No regular insert
Variants: No (known) variants


''I Hate Summer'' recorded live at KEXP Seattle 2009. Given away as part of Bruise Cruise holiday.

From Insound:
This year's new 4-record series promoting the Bruise Cruise. Each release will feature 2 artists performing on the 7-inch and is limited to 800 copies (300 to Cruise attendees - 500 available to retail stores).

Promotional info, HERE includes rejected? sleeve art:

From FPH Bruise Cruise Review:
There were roughly 2000 passengers on board; only 500 were “Bruisers” who paid double that of the regular cruisers. The 500 consisted of: bands, press, and fans who have a reckless attitude toward their net worth. We were a strange upper-class, pressing every luxury forward. So, why did we do it?

I had hoped for sociological theatre, but that didn't happen. From all reports, last year’s inaugural cruise had a much more mischievous stripe running through it. I suppose that most thought it was an enchanted one-off and treated it as such. If last year was about reckless conquest, this year was about nesting and making sure that we could all do it all again.

The apathy of the other cruisers was welcome company to a crowd hailing mostly from the twitching hyper-informed city of Brooklyn, which was recently described to me as the “Hollywood of music”. I've also never seen bands look more content or relaxed. The weekend was , after all, a vacation from their tours.

The most important thing to note is that there was virtually no phone service or Internet available for the entire trip, and I never heard anyone complain. This became what really made this festival truly special. The crowd was not watching the shows through a sea of raised iPhones, and then scrambling to post their “footage”; they were actually present, together, sharing an experience. This festival didn't need to be validated by the Internet; it was valid on its own.

Relearning Web-less human interaction is pretty easy in a formalized setting that is built only for drinking, eating, fucking, swimming, and going broke. These are all themes that have a significant place in rock-and-roll culture. This irresponsible electricity in an exclusive environment, away from the bad noise of the world came to feel, for lack of a better term…punk.

There is a heavy irony in the idea that independent music culture has become so over-saturated, dangerously accessible, and embedded in the marketplace, that one of the last places it can still get enough room to breathe is in the staged-and-staffed, faux opulence of a “luxury” cruise liner.

The Bruise Cruise was a savage vacation that reminded me how great it is to see a show, and the human connection that makes me come back.

''Jingle Bells''

(Split with Sloan)

Sleeve - FU Side
Sleeve - Sloan Side
Vinyl - FU Side
Vinyl - Sloan Side


Tracks: Jingle Bells B/W Twelve Days of Xmas (Performed by Sloan)
Released: 2011
Label: Fucked Up records (Self Release) FU:011
Matrix A: FU:011-A    R-25260    PCNTR
Matrix B: FU:011-B     R-25261   PCNTR
Pressing Info: 500
Inserts: No regular insert
Variants: No (known) variants


Cropped from FU webstore:

So... Christmas. We missed it. We were only to get 50 of these in time for our xmas shows in Toronto on Dec 20 & 21, 2011. (Remainder sold via FU webstore)

All proceeds from the sale of this record go to the COUNTERfit Drug Users Memorial Project and the Barriere Lake Legal Defense Fund.

Flyer for Xmas show
Flyer for Xmas show after party

''Shred Yr Face 2''

(Split with The Bronx & Rolo Tomassi)

Sleeve - Front: 
Artwork includes a big red  '2', some shreds and black splodge.
There might be a yr face in there somewhere and maybe the colours reference alchemy, or Nazis, or football.
Sleeve - Back
Vinyl - (Transparent red)


Tracks: Side 1: Apocalypso (Rolo Tomassi), Son of Sam (Fucked Up) Side 2: She's Like Heroin To Me (The Bronx)
Released: 2009
Label: Wichita / Matador / Hassle SYF002
Matrix A: SYF 002 A-1 Guy's ELECTRIC
Matrix B: SYF 002 B-1

Pressing Info: 1000

No regular insert

No (known) variants


Released to coincide with the 'Shred Yr Face 2' Tour. Sold on tour and via independent record shops. Fucked Up cover 'Son of Sam', originally by Chain Gang:

Shred Yr Face 2 Tour sponsored by Rock Sound...

Commodity Fetishism:

Test Pressing. Crap picture.

Town Of Hardcore

(Split with Think I Care)

Straight Up...
(Matrix Message)

Sleeve - Front:
Blue paper dust sleeve, with screen-printed artwork
Sleeve - Back
Vinyl - FU Side:
Black labels with hand-stamped band initials
Vinyl - Think I Care side:Black labels with hand-stamped band initials


Tracks: Fucked Up recorded live at CBGB's 29/05/2006 B/W Think I Care  recorded live at Sound & Fury 28/07/2006.
Released: 2007
Label: Town of Hardcore / Eating Rats (Not on Label)
Matrix A: U-61243M-A "Straight up..."
Matrix B: U-61243M-B "town of hardcore" PCMTR

Pressing Info:
250 or 300 or maybe 500

No regular insert.

No Variants


TOHC Zineography
Zineography Book:
The record came with  pre-orders of the ''Town Of Hardcore Zineography" book. The Fucked Up tracks are ''Colour Removal'' and ''Police'' recorded live at CBGB's 29/05/2006.

LFG Post (Sept 14 2007):
Some other cool news I just learned from the internet is that we have a split 7" coming out with the defunct band Think I Care, who we played with a few times. Its coming with the Town Of Hardcore book, and is gonna be taken from a live show we did at CBGBs. Not sure when it's coming out, but you can stay ahead by going to this website and waiting.

'Teetill Death' Post (May 2011) (referring to ebay listing):
Kind of bummed to see the Town of Hardcore book languishing at 99 cents with a day to go. Especially since it includes the live ep and t-shirt. Usually you only see the book, or the book and the ep, but never all three. Definitely a trip to bummer town. Then again, (the) seller attributes the limited edition “dust jacket” artwork to Damian from Fucked Up, and you know what? Ol’ Pink Eyes didn’t draw that bad Larry. I did. So, maybe I'm not so bummed that this is going cheap after all…

I’m kidding, of course. Obviously this deserves better than 99 cents, it’s a collection of the best zine since Hardware. And since I’m here, here’s some more info on the dust cover…

TOHC Package:
Left: Shirt
Middle: 7"
Right: Dust cover (with book behind)

Like the auction says, only 200 came with the “dust cover”. I use “dust cover” loosely, because while this was originally drawn to be a full size wrap around dust jacket, I guess it wasn’t feasible for Eating Rats to make. So they went with the paper slip on. Kind of a downer, but understandable. Yes, that is supposed to be Steve fighting Colossal Man. Caricatures were never my strong point.

Limited Edition dust cover (200 copies)

Above: Numbered stamp on back of  dust cover

Close up of the stamp

Commodity Fetishism:

Test Press - Sleeve Front:
Guillotine execution scene, with 'Eating Rats' head superimposed
Test Press - Sleeve Back:
Fold out sleeve, with 3/4 back panel. 'Eating Rats' character bottom RHS
Test Pressing - Vinyl

''Toronto FC''

(Split with Hard Skin)

You've done it now son woven the tapestry of legends and fables to create a Nick Knight fantasy...

Sleeve: FU side
Sleeve: Hard Skin side
Left: FU side
Right: Hard Skin side
Left: FU side
Right: Hard Skin side


Tracks: Toronto FC (Fucked Up) B/W 1-2-3 / New Age (Hard Skin)
Released: 2007
Label: ''No Future'' - Oi 28 (Fake No Future Release)
Matrix A: 70894H1/A   0128 A
Matrix B: 70894H2/A   0128 B

Pressing Info:
'Regular' fold-out sleeve 300 or 600
Pocket sleeve 30 or 50
Test Pressings 10 (See below)

Regular insert

Fold-out 'regular' sleeve - matt card
Pocket sleeve - glossy card
Printers proof sleeve (see below)

Sleeve Variants:
Fold-Out Sleeve: Front (folded out)
Fold-Out Sleeve: Back (folded out)
Fold out & Pocket Sleeve Comparison:
Left: Fold out sleeve (matt card)
Right: Pocket sleeve (glossy card)

Notes 1 (Fucked Up):

From LFG Post (April 15 2007)

Lastly, we've recorded two new songs, and both will appear on a strictly "gig-only" 45 rpm that will be available for purchase at the following show:

(the fine print at the bottom reads: "If we come to the show with a moustache the Brits will think its hilarious". Also this is called a "pass-out", not a flier.) Full update on the UK dates in May as soon as Jase finished watching football.

Interview extract copied from (Post July 2 2007)

Oi! just doesn't seem like a very popular style of punk rock to draw from these days, so it's all the more interesting that a band that's reached your level of popularity is influenced by it so proudly. This might sound like a weird question, but what aspects of it do you believe the band draw most strongly from?

SANDY: Well, I wouldn't say Oi!...maybe some in the guitar, maybe in some of the musical sensibilities. I don't know. [sighs] There are the [basic influences]: Black Flag, Motörhead, Buzzcocks...

JOSH: I think the Oi!/skinhead culture has kind of seen this light... I mean, it seems like people from time to time...[pointing to bald drummer walking by, likely joking]...yo, our drummer for instance really got into us by the whole skinhead thing.

SANDY: He just got a haircut [mild laughter].

JOSH: ...What am I trying to say? We were in England recently, and there's this new movie called "This Is England"...

Yeah, I think I saw a poster for that.

JOSH: Yeah, it's a decent movie, I actually downloaded it and watched it. It kind of like, shined the light on the skinhead culture. It was one of the few working class, punk cultures that was really thriving, really mainstream. In the U.S. it's kind of getting recuperated as this memory, which happens in punk from time to time, and [they've] finally done it to the skinhead/Oi! scene.

I don't think we really have any relation to that, but it's kind of an interesting thing to watch. I think every sector of punk and hardcore eventually gets swallowed up, and re-broadcasted in a new way.

But I guess for us, it's [just] a [mostly musical case] and some kind of aberration for the kind of aesthetic they had

Couple Tracks LP Insert / Inlay:
Toronto FC is the name of Toronto's new professional football (soccer team). The song has nothing to do with sports - I'm not actually sure what it's about. What I do know is that when we released it on a split 7'' with Hard Skin, limited to 350 copies, someone in the Toronto FC fanclub found out about it , and got really uppity about us trying to become famous on the backs of our amazingly successful new sports team , who have yet to post a winning record, or enter the playoffs.

Notes 2 (Hard Skin):

Hard Skin contribute 2 cover songs to the split - ''1,2,3'' originally by 'The Professionals' and ''New Age'' originally by 'Blitz'. The sleeve & insert art feature plenty of Blitz images and references.

The defunct No Future label was a Punk & Oi label active in the early 80's - their first release was the first Blitz EP (Catalogue number:- Oi 1). The catalogue number of this record follows the last one used while the label was active (Oi 27). Subsequently someone else picked up on this and used Oi 29 on a No Future bootleg.

Hard Skin (They're hard)

Blitz (UK band inspired by Hard Skin):

Sleeve Notes:

The credits on the insert describe this image as''Photo of Fat Bob with Hair'' by Gavin Watson:
The picture was taken  at one of the ''Stop the City'' demos, London, 1983 or 1984 and shows Fat Bob at the very moment he decided to become a skinhead.

"Stop The City" Poster 
Stolen from ''Everyone is an Anarchist Post'' on KYPP article

Fat Bob loves Fucked Up

Commodity Fetishism:

'Printers Proof Sleeve'
Sleeve and insert art, all on one four-panelled sheet + stamped dust cover & gig flyer.
This is a 'printers proof', i.e. a test sheet to check print quality ahead of the 'proper' sleeves being printed

Test Press - Sleeve Front:
'Hoxton Cunts' style design
Test Press - Sleeve Back:
Picture showing Fat Bob and Damian at the Luminaire in London. New Year Eve (2006).
They covered Blitz with Fat Bob singing.
Test Press vinyl: FU side:
From LVEUM: (The labels) were white but I put 1p coins around them and spray painted them. Once the labels dried I removed the coins leaving white circles. Then I used rub-on letters from lots of different sets to make the lettering. There are 10 tps and 2 sides in each record so they amount of time I spent (and the spray smell in my flat) was insane. 
Test Press vinyl: Hard Skin side
Test Press insert: 'No Future' Goko Print numbered on reverse out of 17

Same image as above, but with colours inverted (included for illustrative purposes)

Tests For Tests 
Proofs / artwork for test-press sleeve