Thursday, 21 July 2016

Mudhoney / Melvins split - H.I.V. Groupie Hits-Pack! 7"


I bought a load of 7"s of some guy on eBay ages ago, in the hope that there might be some gems in the collection. To be honest I did it also in the hope there might be, say, a load of early Smiths singles or something, and I could make some cash. Needless to say, most of the 300+ in the collection was 2000s-era indie dross.

This is the only record which is worth anything (and only a tenner), but it's a happy exception in quality terms too.

It's a weird record, in terms of content and labelling. The sleeve gets the bands right, but all the songs are labelled wrong, at least partly. The centre label of the record not only gets the songs at least partly wrong, but the names of the bands wrong too; Mudhoney are The Psycho Surgeons, The Melvins are The Professors.

Anyhew, the songs are pretty cool all round. Side a has three Mudhoney tracks, the first two are demos, and the third a kind of murky live recording, but it's good. Side b is one Melvins track, which is labelled as one thing (Just Sixteen) on the sleeve, another (The Sails of Charon) on the label, but is actually a KISS cover.

1. Here Comes Sickness (Mudhoney)
2. Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More (Mudhoney)
3. Chain That Door (Mudhoney)
4. Going Blind (The Melvins)

There. I've done the working out for you. Enjoy the record.

Oh, also I've changed to Mega for storage, so that (hopefully) stuff stays available for longer and I don't have to keep putting the Teenage Fanclub Scotland on Sunday CD up.


7 comments:

  1. Hiya, stumbled across your great blog whilst searching for the early Pure Morning singles (your link is expired). I was a big fan of both the album and the subsequent Clinic transformation but never did get those early singles, is there any chance you can repost? cheers. Nick

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  2. Hiya, stumbled across your great blog whilst searching for the early Pure Morning singles (your link is expired). I was a big fan of both the album and the subsequent Clinic transformation but never did get those early singles, is there any chance you can repost? cheers. Nick

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    1. Hi Nick.

      I've put all the links back on this post: http://shotsoffreedom.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/pure-morning-four-singles.html

      Hope they all work OK. They're all on Mega now, in the hope that they won't expire...

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    2. Many thanks for doing this, really appreciated and great to see some old classics from my youth on here! cheers

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    3. No problem at all, very pleased to be able to help out, and that you like the blog.

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    4. No problem at all, very pleased to be able to help out, and that you like the blog.

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