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Soul Jazz Records Presents - Punk 45: I'M A Mess D-I-Y Or Die Art Trash (Limited Edition, RSD 2022)

Soul Jazz Records Presents - Punk 45: I'M A Mess D-I-Y Or Die Art Trash (Limited Edition, RSD 2022)

Format: LP

UPC: 5026328005058

Release Date: 04/23/22

Condition: N

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 Event: RECORD STORE DAY 2022
Release Date: 4/23/2022
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Soul Jazz Records
Quantity: 1500
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release 

 Soul Jazz Records are releasing PUNK 45: I'm A Mess, a new collection of punk and D-I-Y rare 45s from the UK, as a one-off pressing limited-edition double album with a bonus 45 exclusive for Record Store Day 2022. Soul Jazz Records' long-lasting Punk 45 series are high-quality editions of early punk 45s. While previous editions have focused on LA, Cleveland, Akron, France, and proto-punk, this new edition focuses on mainly self-released 45s made in the UK. While only a handful of Punk 45s were released in 1976, the following two years produced an avalanche of them. Aside from the few punk bands who signed to major labels, many of these singles were self-released private press or independent label 45s. With limited distribution and access to the media, many of these sunk without trace and were lost in history. This album features many of these independent punk 45 gems, lost nuggets of gold from the sea of time! The bands featured here come from across the UK: you will find The Drive, Scotlands' answer to the New York Dolls, Dansette Damage from Newcastle, Stormtrooper from the Isle of Wight and many more ' a snapshot of some of the finest private-press 45s ever made. Other bands include Cybermen, The Exile, Neon, and the early punk incarnations Johnny and The Self-Abusers (who later became Simple Minds) and The Killjoys (with vocals by Kevin Rowland who later formed Dexy's Midnight Runners). These are all one-off and super rare releases from bands that you have probably never heard of! Hidden gems from the wastelands of the early days of punk. Totally in keeping with the spirit of the time, this is high-octane, righteously-independent ' DIY or die! The RSD special edition comes with an exclusive 45 of Stormtrooper 'I'm A Mess'/'It's Not Me'.

A
1. The Art Attacks - I Am A Dalek (2.50)
2. The Drive - Jerkin (3.42)
3. Johnny and The Self Abusers - Saints and Sinners (1.52)
4. Trash - Priorities (2.33)
5. The Carpettes - Help I'm Trapped (1.05)

B
1. Stormtrooper - I'm A Mess (2.43)
2. The Electric Chairs - So Many Ways (3.57)
3. Social Security - I Don't Want My Heart to Rule My Head (3.03)
4. Neon Hearts - Venus Eccentric (2.42)

C
1. The Cybermen - Cybernetic Surgery (1.57)
2. The Killjoys - Naive (2.47)
3. The Reducers - Things Go Wrong (2.56)
4. Johnny Moped - No One (2.48)
5. Neon - Bottles (2.22)

D
1. V2 - Speed Freak (2.03)
2. The Exile - Fascist DJ (2.08)
3. Lucy - Feel So Good (3.27)
4. Machines - True Life (2.06)
5. Dansette Damage - N.M.E. (2.39)

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GRADING

Yellow Racket assigns condition based on the Goldmine Standard for grading records.
New (N) (Not typically included in the Goldmine Standard)
New records are purchased directly from the label, distributor, or registered wholesaler. Records are still sealed. Jackets may have slight shelf wear, but media has never been played.
Mint (M)
Still sealed. Never played. No observable flaws.  Items have been purchased secondhand.
Near Mint (NM)
A Near Mint (NM) record will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback. The record should show no obvious signs of wear.
The cover (and any additional packaging) has no creases, folds, seam splits, cut-out holes, or other noticeable defects.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
A Very Good Plus (VG+) record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches.
The disc and LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and may be gently marred by spindle marks, paper scuffs, wrinkled corners, etc.
Very Good (VG)
Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident, but will not overpower the music. Disc may have light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels, jackets, and inserts will have visible cosmetic flaws such as wrinkles, cut-outs, slight splitting, etc. However, it will usually have less than a dozen minor flaws.
Good (G)
A record in Good condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear, or other defects will be present.
While the record will be playable without skipping, noticeable surface noise and "ticks" will almost certainly accompany the playback. 
Poor (P), Fair (F)
The record may be cracked, badly warped, or won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve may be water damaged, split, or heavily marred by wear and writing.
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