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Year Of The Pig

(US, UK & Japan 7" versions)



Punish the products but not the machine...
Sleeve - Front (US Version)
Sleeve - Back (US Version)
Vinyl:
All versions have WYR? labels on 'A' Side & Matador labels on 'B' Side

Insert - Front:
L-R: US, Japan & UK versions.
UK & US versions on white paper; Japan version (centre) on off-white paper.

Insert - Back:
L-R: US, Japan & UK versions have respective lyrics on back.
(See below for Ring image)




Stats - US Version:

Tracks:
Year of The Pig B/W Mustaa Lunta
Released: 2008
Label: Matador Records & What's Your Rupture OLE 831-7
Matrix A: OLE 831-7-A
Matrix B: OLE 831-7-B Salt
Pressing Info: (TBC)
Inserts: Image of farmer and pigs, with lyrics on reverse
Variants: No (known) variants


Stats - UK Version:

Tracks: Year of The Pig B/W Anorak City
Released: 2008
Label: Matador Records & What's Your Rupture OLE 830-7
Matrix A: OLE 830-7-A
Matrix B: OLE 830-7-B Salt
Pressing Info: (TBC)
Inserts: Image of farmer and pigs, with lyrics on reverse
Variants: No (known) variants


Stats - Japan Version:

Tracks: Year of The Pig B/W For My Friends
Released: 2008
Label: Matador Records & What's Your Rupture OLE 828-7
Matrix A: OLE 828-7-A
Matrix B: OLE 828-7-B Salt
Pressing Info: (TBC)
Inserts: Image of farmer and pigs, with lyrics on reverse
Variants: No (known) variants


UK & Japan Sleeves:

Sleeve - Front (UK Version)

Sleeve - Back (UK Version)

Sleeve - Front (Japan Version)
Sleeve - Back (Japan Version)




Notes:

Mixtape 4 Side B (Damian discussing lyrical themes - starts at 09.20):
We wrote it about soda pop and chips

General:
Whilst these are grouped together, they are actually three different records, each has a regionally specific edit of the title track and each has a unique 'B' side

(Cropped From) Announcement on LFG (July 22 2008):

Years of the Pig
In case you are confused:

US version: The aside is "Year of the Pig" edited by Eric Boucek, and a bside called "Mustaa Lunta" that G Beat wrote and recorded, and is very punk.







UK version: The Aside features an edit of YOTP by the prodigious Carlos Hernandez, and the bside features our cover of "Anorak City" by the great Another Sunny Day.






JAPANESE version: Features an edit of YOTP by Corona, anda bside called "For My Friends", which is a cover of the band Castlemusic, whose singer, you may recall, is the same Jennifer Castle, that does lead vocal on Year of the Pig.






COMPACT DISK version: Compiles not only all these 7" singles, but also the original 12" release, and its own bside ("The Black Hats"):

It is our belief that the bulk of each release will stay within its territory; it however, is also our belief that the effort must match the reward, in so much as the spoils are for the enterprising. It is unclear at the moment how many copies there are of each release. What is known is that 250 copies of the Japanese 7" currently reside in Barcelona, Spain.



Sleeve Notes:

The Three Little Pigs (From Wikipedia):
The Three Little Pigs is a fable featuring anthropomorphic pigs who build three houses of different materials. A big bad wolf is able to blow down the first two pigs' houses, made of straw and wood respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks. Printed versions date back to the 1840s, but the story itself is thought to be much older. The phrases used in the story, and the various morals that can be drawn from it, have become embedded in Western culture.

The three little pigs leave their mother and go off to build three little houses...
They defeat the big bad wolf (a generic archetype of a menacing predatory antagonist) and live happily ever after...
In real life, things don't always work out the same as the fairy tales. This photo shows men taking a rest from hauling  the weight of  three pig carcasses.


The Rhinemaidens & Alberich

Illustration for Richard Wagner's ''The Ring'' by Arthur Rackham
The illustration shows the three Rhinemaidens, the ring and the two dwarves, Mime and Alberich

From Walk├╝repedia
In the opening of the Ring Cycle, Alberich is mocked by the Rhinemaidens for his futile attempts to catch them. He steals the Rhine gold from the Rhinemaidens, and renounces love so he can craft from it a ring to rule a world. With the ring Alberich takes control of the Nibelungs and forces them to mine gold for him. He plans to eventually enslave the world with his army and force women to sate his lust



Commodity Fetishism

YOTP Test Pressings:
Something odd about the one on the left - ''The Black Hats'' was the 'B' side to the 12"...


''Jingle Bells''

(Split with Sloan)

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


Stats:

General:
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



Notes:

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





''Shop Assistants''


Sleeve - Front:
(Showing typical ring wear)
Sleeve - Back
Vinyl



Stats:

General:
Tracks: I Don't Wanna be Friends With You / Looking Back
Released: 2006
Label: FU Records (Self Release) - FU-04
Matrix A: FU-7062-A
Matrix B: FU-7062-B

Pressing Info:
500 (8 test presses - see notes below)

Inserts:
No regular insert

Variants:
No variants




Notes:

General:
Sold at Hidden World record release shows. Covers of two songs originally by Shop Assistants. There are two versions of each song, one with Damian singing and one with Manno (Dangerloves) singing.


LFG Post (July 21 2006):

Record Release
We confirmed the dates for the "Hidden World" record release show. Oct 27, 28 and 29th in Toronto Canada. Lots of crazy shit will go on, make plans to be here.


Couple Tracks Album Insert / Inlay Notes (2010):
When we were planning our record release shows for Hidden World in 2006 we wanted to have as many records on the table as possible, and decided to cover two Shop Assistants songs (and two Dolly Mixture songs)...We had our friend Manno from the Bayonettes to sing versions of each song so they'd be like those Smiths singles that said ''featuring Sandie Shaw''on them. She's not a huge star in her own right,so it didn't really sell a lot of extra copies having her name on the cover (plus we didn't put it on there) but she made us lasagna and bought it to the studio.

From email correspondence:
Dolly mixture and Shop Assistants - minimum 8 test pressings for each record (I had them, they gave away a set at Halloween). 

The ringwear was by accident the sleeves are from the same place in Toronto as 'Generation'. But after they were stuffed and put in a box the ringwear was on all them (wet print still?). 

(There are at least one pair of mint covers, that did not go in the box)








Sleeve Notes:

Artwork references original Shop Assistants release including bar code (and ring wear):












Commodity Fetishism



Test Press #1


Test Press #2

Both the above were sold as test presses on Ebay, not sure why they are different, but both appear to be genuine. The top one was sold as part of a collection, which included several records obtained from Damian Abraham - the handwritten "DA" seems to confirm this - it was advertised as limited to 3 copies...

'Someone in the know' confirmed there were 8 test presses, but it's not clear if this applied to the big-hole version, or the combined total of both versions - i.e. there are either 5 or 8 big-hole versions.

Maybe one was rejected, or maybe it's just an oddity, the record was (according to the same person in the know) probably one of the last things to be pressed at the Pickering plant - but it lacks the big dot (see also Generation & Baiting TP's).



''Dolly Mixture''

Sleeve - Front
Sleeve - Back
Vinyl



Stats:

General:
Tracks: He's So Frisky / Dream Come True
Released: 2006
Label: FU Records (Self Release) - FU-03
Matrix A: FU-706-A
Matrix B: FU-706-B

Pressing Info:
500 (8 test presses - see notes below)

Inserts:
No regular insert

Variants:
No variants




Notes:

General:
Sold at Hidden World record release shows. Covers of two songs originally by Dolly Mixture. There are two versions of each song, one with Damian singing and one with Manno (Dangerloves) singing.


LFG Post (July 21 2006):

Record Release
We confirmed the dates for the "Hidden World" record release show. Oct 27, 28 and 29th in Toronto Canada. Lots of crazy shit will go on, make plans to be here.

Couple Tracks Album Insert / Inlay Notes (2010):
When we were planning our record release shows for Hidden World in 2006 we wanted to have as many records on the table as possible, and decided to cover two Shop Assistants songs (and two Dolly Mixture songs)...We had our friend Manno from the Bayonettes to sing versions of each song so they'd be like those Smiths singles that said ''featuring Sandie Shaw''on them. She's not a huge star in her own right,so it didn't really sell a lot of extra copies having her name on the cover (plus we didn't put it on there) but she made us lasagna and bought it to the studio.


From email correspondence:
Dolly mixture and Shop Assistants - minimum 8 test pressings for each record (I had them, they gave away a set at Halloween). 

The ringwear was by accident the sleeves are from the same place in Toronto as 'Generation'. But after they were stuffed and put in a box the ringwear was on all them (wet print still?). 

(There are at least one pair of mint covers, that did not go in the box)







Sleeve Notes:


Congrats
Congrats to Pink Eye and Lauren, who were married last Saturday. We all had a lot of eat and drink and are looking forward to the next one.

FU & Manno at Damian's wedding Picture by Mimi Cabell

FU 'Love Logo' : Image on reverse of sleeve.
Appeared on blog post mentioning release shows and featuring cryptic 'Happy Valentines Day' greeting. (Posted in September)






Commodity Fetishism



Test press?

Test Press?
Both the above were sold as test presses on Ebay, not sure why they are different, but both appear to be genuine. The top one was sold as part of a collection, which included several records obtained from Damian Abraham - the handwritten "DA" seems to confirm this - it was advertised as limited to 3 copies...

'Someone in the know' confirmed there were 8 test presses, but it's not clear if this applied to the big-hole version, or the combined total of both versions - i.e. there are either 5 or 8 big-hole versions.

Maybe one was rejected, or maybe it's just an oddity, the record was (according to the same person in the know) probably one of the last things to be pressed at the Pickering plant - but it lacks the big dot (see also Generation & Baiting TP's).