va - Smorgasbird


This 3x7" has such a strange story that I'm just going to reprint the text from Discogs: 

"Pressed in edition of 400 copies sometime in the early 90's (probably around 1992). However, the records and their beautiful silkscreened envelope lay in storage in a basement in Seattle waiting for some as yet undecided element to finish them. Then in late 1996, they were finally unleashed, though only 100 copies, as it was decided that each batch of 100 would be a different variation on the set, and work on the each batch would seem to start only well after the last one had sold out. Through this long process, Mark Schomburg a.k.a. Abo of Yeast Culture varied the title of the collection as well as of the label, though essentially containing the same material. The artist on each side as well as the speed each side plays at (some are 33 and some are 45) can be figured out by listening to the spoken intros to each side recorded by Mark Andrew Schomburg and John Hubbard.

"Each record does have its own individual sleeve, and both are contained in a silkscreened envelope which is tied shut with string. For this edition, the original sleeves and labelled were supplemented with extra collage elements. Also, the title of the compilation was changed from the original "Circusirus" and the label changed from the original "Petri Supply", as well as giving different names for the artists [Birdturd instead of Strength Through Joy, and Yeast instead of Yeast Culture]. However, these are exactly the same two records contained in the earlier Circusirus on Petri Supply [from the same pressing in fact]." 

Released in 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2001 by Petri Supply, Incubator and Pseudosonic, which I think are all the same label. Tracks by Yeast Culture, Smegma, Strength Through Joy, Ultra, Dada Action Group and beyond that is anyone's guess. 


Double Dubz 1 November 2021 at 20:10  

THX:) you saw my email I reckon lol

Dante D 4 November 2021 at 18:15  

John's real nickname around town was Birdshit, due to an unusual t-shirt he wore in support of The Stranglers.

badgerstump 4 November 2021 at 18:19  

... that is pleasantly amusing!

Anonymous,  6 November 2021 at 19:49  

so good