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Postby plastico » 04 Mar 2011 17:00

Has anybody ever read what the artist wrote in the dead wax? I have Valdy, "Passport" that reads, "turn me over" and on side two, "thanks for listening, Valdy". I think thats kinda cool 8) Cheers, Plastico.
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Postby philbrown » 04 Mar 2011 17:43

plastico wrote:Has anybody ever read what the artist wrote in the dead wax? I have Valdy, "Passport" that reads, "turn me over" and on side two, "thanks for listening, Valdy". I think thats kinda cool 8) Cheers, Plastico.


The artist doesn't write in the lockout, the mastering engineer-me-does. I've put lots of stuff in there at the behest of the producer. As an aside, if it has stuff in the lockout it is almost certainly it's from the first batch of lacquers. That sort of thing tends to fall by the wayside on recuts.
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Postby plastico » 04 Mar 2011 17:57

Hi Phil. First of all, I think its pretty cool that a mastering engineer answered this post! I also got an education to boot! Its nice to know that I have some original pressings, and not some re-issues. :D Cheers, Plastico
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Postby Rob998 » 04 Mar 2011 18:47

A lot of the stuff I bought in the 80's has "A Porky Prime Cut" in the run-off. Who was Porky?
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Postby flavio81 » 04 Mar 2011 21:32

Rob998 wrote:A lot of the stuff I bought in the 80's has "A Porky Prime Cut" in the run-off. Who was Porky?


Answer:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22porky+prime+cut%22
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Postby Rob998 » 04 Mar 2011 22:13

Ah excellent, not only did he work on some of my favourite music, he's a Scouser too.
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Postby Agnes_Guano » 04 Mar 2011 22:14

I've always been fond of the bizarre messages in the runout groove of 'I Crush Bozo' by the Happy Flowers. The A side reads "Reach out and CRUSH someone" while the B side is home to the inspirational mantra "The bagels won't stop screaming". Wise, wise words.
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Postby Chapter24 » 05 Mar 2011 03:32

I just came across one the other day on a record I was playing for the first time. Wish I could remember which record it was now :?

The Peaceville record label had these messages on all of their releases that I bought in the nineties.

There's a website out there with a database of runoff groove messages and you can contribute ones that aren't yet listed.
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Postby philbrown » 05 Mar 2011 17:07

Rob998 wrote:A lot of the stuff I bought in the 80's has "A Porky Prime Cut" in the run-off. Who was Porky?


In days of yore when knights were bold and I was winging between continents in the exciting music business I used to cut Rough Trade's records in the US. George cut their stuff in England and during one trip I went to his place and met him. I couldn't believe the size of his room. Tiny. I though mine at Amigo was small but his made mine look like the Albert Hall.
And he's really, really good and had been for decades.
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Postby plastico » 08 Mar 2011 14:57

The dead wax on Glen Frey - The Allnighter, side A reads, Go Tigers, Go Dolphins; side two reads, Time wounds all heels!

Words to live by! :D Cheers, Plastico
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Postby LicoricePizza » 08 Mar 2011 17:39

I like the little triangle (with the words "I Am" inside of it) on my Beatles LPs.
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Postby flavio81 » 08 Mar 2011 17:52

LicoricePizza wrote:I like the little triangle (with the words "I Am" inside of it) on my Beatles LPs.


Many records have the IAM triangle. I think it was the name of a syndicate?
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Postby LicoricePizza » 09 Mar 2011 10:17

flavio81 wrote:
LicoricePizza wrote:I like the little triangle (with the words "I Am" inside of it) on my Beatles LPs.


Many records have the IAM triangle. I think it was the name of a syndicate?


A syndicate? Not at all. From what I understand, it's the mark from a Capitol Records pressing plant.
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Postby LicoricePizza » 09 Mar 2011 12:17

If by a syndicate you mean a labor union, then you are correct. I did a little research and found that IAM stands for the International of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
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Postby flavio81 » 09 Mar 2011 15:38

LicoricePizza wrote:If by a syndicate you mean a labor union, then you are correct. I did a little research and found that IAM stands for the International of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.


Thanks, i had forgotten it.
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