Sunday, October 26, 2008

Punk Rock Jukebox #1

BLACK FLAG "Thirsty and Miserable"
Licorice Pizza promo ep that Unicorn Records put out to promote Damaged. 500 were pressed and given away for free.
I just scored on EBAY. Getting this record was a long time coming. Funny, the economy ...being what it is now... alot of punk and KBD (Killed By Death) records are going cheap.
My Flag collection is now complete.
SST Records and Unicorn Records jointly manufactured the “Thirsty and Miserable”/”Life of Pain” single as a tool to help promote the upcoming DAMAGED album. One thousand copies were made and given to Licorice PIzza, a record store chain in southern California. Licorice Pizza employees were told to give the records away to anyone who might be interested. After the promotion period was over, there were still quite of the records left, which the stores promptly THREW IN THE THRASH. Nobody really knows for sure how many were disposed of and how many exist today. The original had no picture sleeve or packaging of any kind. You can see what the original label's look like here. You’ll notice that the “Thirsty and Miserable” is credited to Medea, D. Cadena and Robo. I’m sure you know who D. Cadena and Robo are, but Medea might be a bit of a mystery. Medea is the name of Greg Ginn’s old girlfriend. Not sure exactly what her contribution to this song is. “Thirsty and Miserable”/”Life of Pain” single was the first Black Flag release with Henry Rollins on vocals. The bonus song is a never-released version of “Spray Paint” with Dez on vocals. It was recorded in 1981 as part of the DAMAGED demos. An unreleased version of “American Waste” also exists from this session. The other songs from the DAMAGED demos later turned un on “Everything Went Black”.”

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