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Monday, January 21, 2008

Mr. BrainAsBigAsAPlanet, Eno, Artifact

Mrs. Lex10 suggests: Vinyl 45RPM The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) b/w I'll Come Running (To Tie Your Shoe)

Interesting ephemera-y thingie for fans of the inventor of ambient music: The producers of the vinyl items back in the days of Punk & New Wave (*cough* *cough* Where's my walker?) used to get their hands on the masters and engrave messages into the dead space at the end of the cut.
This side, the Lion Sleeps Tonight side, had this engraved:

apologies for the 47 step enhancement - I shoulda just got a tripod out..
also on the Tie Your shoe side it said: "Dedicated to R. Saarikko's Shoes and I. MacDonalds's Polish"
Ritva Saarikko was a photographer who worked with Eno. Apparently not a loafer wearer. Possibly one of the Seven Deadly Finns, a song Eno did around the same time.


The In Crowd said...

I recall there being etched messages in the lead-out groove of several of the Nick Lowe / Dave Edmunds LPs, back in the day.

Some of the Monty Python albums, too, if memory serves.

I suppose if we do some googling we'll find a site devoted just to listing such messages. Someone will hopefully have taken the time so the rest of us don't have to...

glyphjockey said...

...almost all Stiff Records, too. At least now I can copy and paste "etched messages in the lead-out groove" into Google.