year 1988
label sub pop
code SP23
matrix handwritten, except for the 'Kdisc' parts which are machine printed.
side a SP-23-A Kdisc WHY DON'T YOU TRADE THOSE GUITARS FOR SHOVELS? L-31540 side b SP-23-B Kdisc L-31540X
tracks love buzz / big cheese
love buzz starts with a collage of 'cartoon' sounds, not included on the bleach album release. the song was originally written by shocking blue, the dutch band from the early '70s who had an international hit with the song "venus".
notes first release in the sub pop singles club. made in a total of 1200 copies (as evidenced by an invoice for 1200 sleeves).
an owners' list is being constantly updated. if you have an unlisted original copy please write me.
related items: fake cd-r single

test pressing

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notes black vinyl test pressing, white labels with handwritten titles.
for detailed info and pictures check the page on pennyroyal 3


pictures front sleeve, back sleeve, side a label, side b label
notes 1000 copies hand numbered on the back sleeve in thin red felt pen.
black vinyl only. two-fold sleeve, printed on heavy paper. clear plastic bag.
some copies, distributed by k records, have a rubber-printed sticker on the bag.

this record has been heavily counterfeited. a detailed page is in preparation.

red slash

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notes 200 copies, same as the numbered copies, except that instead of the number there's a red dash. some examples can be seen on the owners' list.
from nils bernstein: "I was there when these were being numbered. the red slash ones are totally legit. in fact some people have suggested they're rarer, since more were numbered than slashed. I don't remember exactly what happened: I think the idea was to slash all the promos, but then we lost count (since a bunch of people were doing them), so rather than repeat a number, we just slashed the rest. I know tons of slashed ones ended up in stores (I know some people that got numbered ones as promos), so it's not just as simple as being a promo."
thanks to tom