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Re: Finally done it

Posted: 15 May 2019, 1:45am
by weller259
Flex wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 4:26pm
weller259 wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
got this one
holy shit, welcome back man. been a while, no?

(And nice pickup)
Thank you sir for the welcome back, yes been quite a while, fighting health issues but still breathing and still listening to music, lol. And yes it was a 45 I received when I bought the first album at my local record store on Long Island back in the day. I wish I could have gotten the cost of living EP but the free 45 was kinda nice. It still sounds so good too.

Its good to be back and seeing this place is still going. Thank you for noticing. :)

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 12:56pm
by magnificence
Marky Dread wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 5:07pm
weller259 wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
got this one
Given away free in the Candian import of the first album. The blue (purple if you're Dr. Medulla) version of the US track list.
I have a green US version that included this 7" as well

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 1:57pm
by Marky Dread
magnificence wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 12:56pm
Marky Dread wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 5:07pm
weller259 wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
got this one
Given away free in the Candian import of the first album. The blue (purple if you're Dr. Medulla) version of the US track list.
I have a green US version that included this 7" as well
Yep the Canadian one was first. There are loads of different ones. I had a yellow vinyl bootleg some time back.

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 4:47pm
by 101Walterton
magnificence wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 12:56pm
Marky Dread wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 5:07pm
weller259 wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
got this one
Given away free in the Candian import of the first album. The blue (purple if you're Dr. Medulla) version of the US track list.
I have a green US version that included this 7" as well
Yep I have the 7” that came with the US version with the different shade of green cover.

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 5:07pm
by Marky Dread
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 4:47pm
magnificence wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 12:56pm
Marky Dread wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 5:07pm
weller259 wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
got this one
Given away free in the Candian import of the first album. The blue (purple if you're Dr. Medulla) version of the US track list.
I have a green US version that included this 7" as well
Yep I have the 7” that came with the US version with the different shade of green cover.
The lighter green one ? I think that one and the Canadian were probably released at the same time. I had a load of versions at one point. But it was getting silly buying the same thing.

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 5:15pm
by 101Walterton
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:07pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 4:47pm
magnificence wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 12:56pm
Marky Dread wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 5:07pm
weller259 wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 4:19pm
got this one
Given away free in the Candian import of the first album. The blue (purple if you're Dr. Medulla) version of the US track list.
I have a green US version that included this 7" as well
Yep I have the 7” that came with the US version with the different shade of green cover.
The lighter green one ? I think that one and the Canadian were probably released at the same time. I had a load of versions at one point. But it was getting silly buying the same thing.
Yep and I think the lettering was st the bottom instead of the top or vice versa?

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 5:19pm
by Marky Dread
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:07pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 4:47pm
magnificence wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 12:56pm
Marky Dread wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 5:07pm


Given away free in the Candian import of the first album. The blue (purple if you're Dr. Medulla) version of the US track list.
I have a green US version that included this 7" as well
Yep I have the 7” that came with the US version with the different shade of green cover.
The lighter green one ? I think that one and the Canadian were probably released at the same time. I had a load of versions at one point. But it was getting silly buying the same thing.
Yep and I think the lettering was st the bottom instead of the top or vice versa?
The original UK pressing had the Clash logo in orange at the bottom right of the sleeve. The US/Canadian versions had the logo top right. The photocopied pic of the band placed lower down on the US/Canadian imports.

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 5:41pm
by 101Walterton
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:19pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:07pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 4:47pm
magnificence wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 12:56pm


I have a green US version that included this 7" as well
Yep I have the 7” that came with the US version with the different shade of green cover.
The lighter green one ? I think that one and the Canadian were probably released at the same time. I had a load of versions at one point. But it was getting silly buying the same thing.
Yep and I think the lettering was st the bottom instead of the top or vice versa?
The original UK pressing had the Clash logo in orange at the bottom right of the sleeve. The US/Canadian versions had the logo top right. The photocopied pic of the band placed lower down on the US/Canadian imports.
Yep

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 4:58am
by deny
My understanding was that the logo was moved from the bottom of the cover to the top of the cover so that it was more visible in racks of records. ie to try & sell more.

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 5:19am
by 101Walterton
deny wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 4:58am
My understanding was that the logo was moved from the bottom of the cover to the top of the cover so that it was more visible in racks of records. ie to try & sell more.
Would make sense. But why put it on the bottom to start with.

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 5:58am
by Marky Dread
101Walterton wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 5:19am
deny wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 4:58am
My understanding was that the logo was moved from the bottom of the cover to the top of the cover so that it was more visible in racks of records. ie to try & sell more.
Would make sense. But why put it on the bottom to start with.
Simple it looks better there. That logo being a bold orange stands out better with more black behind it. The logo at the top loses its impact.

I don't see how having the logo at the top makes it any more likely to sell. In record shops they have header boards with either the firsr letter of the band's name or the bands name. The reason that the photocopied image of the band is lower down on the import is to so more of the green background can allow the logo to appear bolder. Orange doesn't stand out so good on a white background.

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 6:25am
by JohnS
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:41pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:19pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:07pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 4:47pm


Yep I have the 7” that came with the US version with the different shade of green cover.
The lighter green one ? I think that one and the Canadian were probably released at the same time. I had a load of versions at one point. But it was getting silly buying the same thing.
Yep and I think the lettering was st the bottom instead of the top or vice versa?
The original UK pressing had the Clash logo in orange at the bottom right of the sleeve. The US/Canadian versions had the logo top right. The photocopied pic of the band placed lower down on the US/Canadian imports.
Yep
...and the original Japanese LP had the orange logo/ type on rear printed in pink. Even more 'Clash-esque'

https://www.discogs.com/The-Clash-The-C ... se/6975567

Then 2 yrs later they repackaged it like the US version with bonus 7", but with the 'Pearl Harbour' wrapper:

https://www.discogs.com/The-Clash-Pearl ... se/1653446

(Which later inspired the packaging of a 2LP bootleg of the NY Palladium 79 show:
https://www.discogs.com/The-Clash-Pearl ... se/4945845 )

Phew. Thank goodness for Discogs.

Re: Finally done it

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 6:46am
by Marky Dread
JohnS wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 6:25am
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:41pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:19pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 5:07pm


The lighter green one ? I think that one and the Canadian were probably released at the same time. I had a load of versions at one point. But it was getting silly buying the same thing.
Yep and I think the lettering was st the bottom instead of the top or vice versa?
The original UK pressing had the Clash logo in orange at the bottom right of the sleeve. The US/Canadian versions had the logo top right. The photocopied pic of the band placed lower down on the US/Canadian imports.
Yep
...and the original Japanese LP had the orange logo/ type on rear printed in pink. Even more 'Clash-esque'

https://www.discogs.com/The-Clash-The-C ... se/6975567

Then 2 yrs later they repackaged it like the US version with bonus 7", but with the 'Pearl Harbour' wrapper:

https://www.discogs.com/The-Clash-Pearl ... se/1653446

(Which later inspired the packaging of a 2LP bootleg of the NY Palladium 79 show:
https://www.discogs.com/The-Clash-Pearl ... se/4945845 )

Phew. Thank goodness for Discogs.
Still got The Pearl Harbour boot.