Bad Girl b/w Communication Breakdown - Seedy Jeezus (Blown Music)
This is just great.
Just 150 were pressed - there were two types of cover available - one to commemorate a gig, with a faux '70s bootleg cover. There was the standard disc and sleeve edition, and bugger all of a deluxe edition. There's a handful of copies of the "standard" left. You deffo need this in your collection.
The deluxe edition is, as always with Seedy product, is a bit like dipping into Santa's sack (though not quite so seasonal). First, the vinyl came in different colours. There's this great poster, "a parody of a '72 Japan tour poster"; a Japanese Obi (that's one of those titling things that go around the left edge.
A cardboard cut-out of a custom '70s-style Kombi. And an info sheet, which tells me that 'Bad Girl' (a Seedy original) was recorded live at The Tote for the first LP but didn't make it, and a new version of a Led Zep number.
Now, do allow me a slight divergence.
The 7", 10" and 12" vinyl disc has always had the potential to be great art. Rarely (and I meant that) does this ever happen. Okay, part of that is down to what's on the disc itself, part down to the cover. The Beatles understood this, and so did the Stones, once upon a time, and although there were some beautiful EPs and singles released in the 60s, for me the 1970s and early 1980s saw the expansion of the format into some sort of wonderland. Hell, even Little Nell produced two gorgeously shiny singles, coloured vinyl and all.
Today's market is still aiming high - take a look here.
Hell, you can even be cremated and have your ashes pressed into vinyl. Easily the coolest way to die.
Right. Not a huge fan of Led Zep, I'm afraid. Don't knock the ability, nor the influence (god, it's huge) but... since it's the Seedies...
Have you seen these fellas? They know how to rip a song to bloody ribbons, improvise, work with each other ... and the emotion and excitement they generate is like nothing else around. Seedy Jeezus rock in the old-fashioned sense; they're hairy, sweaty, rock like beasts and you'll stain your trousers.
Get yourself onto their site, get your wallet out and get their records - there's still a few copies left and they're all killer.