Many bands or record labels write little messages that get pressed into the matrix (or run off groove) close to the center label of their vinyl records. This phenomena, which can sometimes be very hard to see without a bright light, is specific to records and sometimes only certain pressings of a title. Many bands use this as a playful creative space - sometimes for little inside jokes - and a lot of listeners have no idea that these messages are hiding on records they may listen to hundreds of times. I started this collection by asking people on two internet music discussion forums to go through their records and look for these messages (only some records have them). I also noted messages from some records in my own collection. There is a marked emphasis on underground and independent music including punk and metal, but some more mainstream artists appear as well. Only the sides of records with messages are listed.
Thanks to PJM, Maisie James, Paul, Sebastian, Rocky Mullin, Morten Steiniche, Justin Schwier, David Nankervis, Dylan Cariello, Jim Nardea, Tom Rafferty, Andy Towell, and many posters on various internet forums for all of their contributions. Here are the results of our collective efforts. If you have found some on your own, please email them for inclusion: marc [at] publiccollectors [dot] org.
Artist / Album Title / Label
A CERTAIN RATIO – All Night Party LP FAC 5
Side A: FAC 5 Lenny-1
Side B: FAC 5 Anthony-2
Accüsed – "More Fun Than An Open Casket" Funeral (Combat)
Side A: FULL SCALE OR NO SCALE
Side B: FUCKIN SATANDUDEDIE
Acrid – “Sea Of Shit”
Side A: I Wish Neil's Vocals Were Good
Side B: Jeff Is Far Too Fat And Ugly
AGAINST ME! – "Reinventing Axl Rose" (No Idea Records)
Side A: "you can make The Border smaller, But you cannot Take my NIPPLE."
Side B: "IF you CAN READ THIS, TAKE A BATH."
Akimbo – "Elephantine" (Seventh Rule)
Side A: Kick Out The Jams Or Get Off The Mother Fucking Stage
Aldebaran – "Dwellers in Twilight" (Blind Date)
Side A: It's better to laugh at man outside the universe than to cry for him within
Side B: doom 'til death
Ancestors – “Of Sound Mind” (TeePee)
Side 1: Star
Side 2: Hot
Side 3: Wars
Side 4: Wheels
Annihilation Time – “Cosmic Unconsciousness”
Side A: Whipcream...
Side B: Put it all over your bod-ay
Artimus Pyle –The Absence of Life 7" (Prank)
Side B: "DEATH BEACON"
The Bags – “S/T”
Side A: One if by land.....
Side B: Two if by Rock!
Band Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 12" (Phonogram)
Side A: MERRY CHRISTMAS, TOWNHOUSE
The Bastard Noise – "A Culture of Monsters" (Deep Six)
Side A: A SPACE CULTURE...
Side B:... OF MONSTERS...
Beat Happening / Screaming Trees – EP (Homestead)
Side A: “from russia, with love”
The Beat Poets – "Glasgow, Howard, Missouri" (53rd & 3rd, AGARR 9)
Side A: "The Only Band In Glasgow..."
Side B: ".. With Nothing To Say!"
The Beat Poets – "Rebel Surf" (53rd & 3rd, AGARR 19)
Side A: "No Nurse..."
Side B: "...I Said Slip Off His Spectacles!"
Beck - "Western Harvest Field by Moonlight" 10"
'Bic' side: Sexydeathsoda
'Beek' side: Cherrycupcake
Beck - "Steve Threw Up" 7"
'Side 2': Time to Rock
'Side 3': Smash the Clock
Behind Enemy Lines – "Know Your Enemy" (Profane Existence)
Side A: "Who Controls The Past Controls The Future"
Side B: "Who Controls The Present Controls The Past"
Big Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun..." 12" EP, (Moment)
Side A: America, empty your swimming pools or else!
Side B: Gimme the heep deep fish where the jets come down in jazz (or ditch)
The Bitter Tears - Jam Tarts in the Jakehouse
Side A. You said it was a bad idea
Side B. But I wondered
Black Flag – “Damaged” (SST)
Side A: COMIN' AT YA - THE NEOLITHIC GELATINOUS THINK
Side B: SIZZLED THAT NEO-ORTHODOXY RIGHT INTO MY UH, AAAH... WHAT THE HELL!
Black Flag – “My War” (SST)
Side A: Exploring the inside of empty guns
Side B: Lookin for the markings of rifled thoughts. Is that it then?
Black Flag – “Family Man” (SST)
Side A: LOOKING OUT FROM A TIGHT CORNER
Side B: MIRRORS ONLY CREATE THE ILLUSION OF LESS SPACE
Bl’ast – “Power of Expression” (SST)
Side A: I DIE LAUGHING AT YOU WHEN YOU LAUGH AT ME
Side B: SCREAM FOR TOMORROW
Blue Sabbath Black Cheer / Wicked King Wicker – split (Noiseville)
Side A: "DEDICATED TO THE LIFE OF SLEAZY"
Bolt Thrower – “For Victory”
Side A: No Guts No Glory
Side B: Battleships go down with their guns still firing.
Boogie Down Productions – “Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)”
A: WE ALL HAVE THE SAME ENEMY
B: HUMANITY UNITE
Born Against – “9 Patriotic Hymns for Children” Vermiform
Side A: THE FLAG AND THE CROSS
Side B: 2 GREAT TASTES IN ONE
Burmese – "Monkeys Tear Man To Shreds..." (Enterruption)
Side B: "THANK YOU JOHN DWYER"
Butthole Surfers - "Live PCPEP" (Alternative Tentacles)
Side A: "LADY KILLER"
Side B: "I LOVE BRIAN PICOLLO"
Butthole Surfers – “Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac”
Side A: 69 with your mama in a boat
Side B: Not to worry
Camper Van Beethoven - "III"
Side A: Soviet spies swim upstream
Side B: disguised as trout!
Captain Planet - "Wasser kommt Wasser geht"
Side A: ...und die Platte läuft noch... [and the record still runs]
Side B: ...und du kommst wieder unterm durchschnitt... [and you are substandard again]
Carcass – “Necroticism”
Side A: Guv'nors of gore
Side B: Jeddish Dialect
Career Suicide – "Attempted Suicide" (Deranged)
Side A: IT'S GOOD, BUT IT'S NOT HARDCORE!
Side B: ONE RULE: NO THINKING
Cast Iron Hike – “Salmon Drive” 7"
Side A: if you want to know who your friends are...
Side B: get yourself a jail sentence
Cathedral – “Forest of Equilibrium”
Side A: Mike Smail's Rollercoaster
The Clash – "London Calling" LP
Side A: Tear
Side B: Down
Side C: The
Side D: Walls
The Clash – “Sandinista!” 3LP
Side A: In space
Side B: no one
Side C: can
Side D: hear
Side E: you
Side F: clash!
Circle Jerks – “Group Sex”
Side A: Bong Lude
Circle Jerks – “Wild in the Streets”
Side A: Why are you reading this?
Cold Sweat – "Severed Ties" (Rock And Roleplay)
Side A: Morrisey must pay...
Side B: for the state of hardcore today.
Dead Kennedys – “Fresh Fruits For Rotting Vegetables (Cherry Red)
Side A: IS LIFE AS BORING AS YOU ARE?
Side B: WELL??? WHO ARE THE BRAIN POLICE?
Dead Kennedys – “Frankenchrist” (Alternative Tentacles)
Side A: The Full Rich Flavor of Stark Reality
Side B: To Cope is to Cop Out
Dead Kennedys – “Bedtime For Democracy” (Alternative Tentacles)
Side A: JOHN SOOPES DIED FOR YOUR SINS
Side B: “POWER IS THE ULTIMATE APHRODISIAC” – HENRY KISSINGER
Dead Kennedys – “Give Me Convenience…”
Side A: The skull is "the smiling face" of the 80's
Side B: Dolphins make better anarchists than people do
Dead Language – S/T (Iron Lung)
Side A: Blue Shirt
Side B: Hair Down
Dead Moon - Dead Ahead
Side B : "THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS ! FRED COLE"
Despise You – "West Side Horizons" (Fuck Yoga)
A: north of imperial
B: south of the jungles
Doomsday 1999 – "Maniac On The Floor" (Nukes!)
Side A: WEREWOLF GOES INTO A CAVE...
Side B: ...COULD BE SEX!
Don Caballero – “What Burns Never Returns”
Side A: Cd's make you look
Side B: like a rainbow
Side C: but you look
Side D: like this
Don Caballero – “World Class Listening Problem” (Relapse)
Side A: Fuckin Try Me!!
Side B: See If The Dog Hunts
Dropdead – 1st LP (Armageddon)
Side A: YOU HAVE A VOICE...
Side B: SO USE IT!
Dropdead – 2nd LP (Armageddon)
A: TAKE CHANCES
B: EMBRACE LIVING
Dropdead – 2nd LP (Armageddon)
A: TAKE CHANCES
B: EMBRACE LIVING
Dropdead – compilation LP (Armageddon)
A: A PORKY PRIME CUT
Eagles – "One of These Nights"
Side A: don't worry - - -
Side B: - - - nothing will be ok!
Eagles – "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 "
Side A: "HAPPY NEW YEAR, GLYN - - -
Side B: - - - WITH LOVE FROM BILL"
Earth – “The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull” (Southern Lord)
Side A: Slow Music
Side B: Slow People
Side C: Here Is What I'm Willing To Do
Side D: ............ ..... .....
Econochrist – “Trained To Serve” (ebullition)
Side A: 'smash it, break it...'
Side B: ...take it home and keep it!
Electric Eye / Lords of Light – Split LP (Little Deputy)
Side A: Live for Power
Side B: I Have Seen The Light
The Evaporators – United Empire Loyalists (Nardwuar)
Side A: IF YOU SEND US A LETTER...
Side B: WE'LL SEND YOU A CANADIAN PENNY!
Faith / Void – Split (Dischord)
Void side: IN MEMORY OF BRIAN SEAN FINNIGAN
Faith Side: THERE'S NO CHOICE LIKE A PIG
Fistula – “For A Better Tomorrow” (Land O' Smiles)
Side A: Step Up And Get Beat Down
Floor – "Dove" (No Idea)
A: "GOOD DAYS"
B: "EVEN BETTER DAYS"
Foreigner – “4”
Side A: "Welcome Christopher"
Side B: "'Up to the Sky' Roman"
4 – “The Past and the Present” 7” (Goldenrod Records)
Side A: Grossy Palp! Hey, it’s the manly thing!
Side B: Two down, one to go
Fluf – “Wasting Seed” 10” Headhunter Records
Side A: Whats up Buttercup
Side B: Recycle your life
Fluf – “24-7 Years” 7”
Side A: univox was kurt's favorite!
Side B: too many cooks spoil the stew!
Fluf – "Sheena Na Gig" 7"--Goldenrod Records (2nd pressing)
side a-All the people who own the first pressing got rooked!
side b-Daddy D, don't be so pissed. She's still your girl!
Fluf – "One Trick Pony" 7" Goldenrod Records
Side A: Rookery by Scott Bartaloni
Side B: Peavy VTM 120, Carvin X 100 B, 3 Marshall cabs. Bitch!
Foreigner – "4" LP
Side A: "welcome christopher"
Side B: "up to the sky" roman
The Fucking Champs – "VI" LP
Side A - GOLDEN
Side B - "NO, LEAVE IT"
Fu Manchu - "Pick-up Summer" 7"
Side A: "If you ain't a vanner..."
Side B: "...you ain't shit"
Fuck – “Pardon My French” (Matador)
Side A: Nothing, Really
Side B: No, Really, Nothing
Fugazi – "Margin Walker" (Dischord)
Side A: DODD
Side B: ELROD
Fugazi – “Red Medicine” (Dischord)
Side A: Another Vote for Dukakis
Side B: Fuck you, you get the radio
Fugazi – The Argument (Dischord)
Side A: LAST MASTER
Side B: BOO METRO NEW HANGOUT
Gang Of Four – Entertainment (Warner)
Side B: OF THE PLAN
Gillain - "Future Shock"
Side A: Is this your Pontefract Cake
Side B: Joel (Dork) Miciels
Genesis – “Genesis” (Atlantic)
Side A: Renee, I love ya.
Side B: blank
Geraldine Fibbers – “Fancy” 7” (Big Jesus Enterprises)
Side A: I don’t like music
Side B: The gloomy cowboy gives advice to the fallen woman
Godflesh – “Merciless” 12"
Side A: Mercilessly Maximized
Side B: Never Bloom
Godflesh – “Selfless”
Side A: Cant stop shining
Side B: But no one sees
Godflesh – “Songs of Love and Hate”
Side A: A Life of Love and Hate
Side B: DA ORIGINAL MOTHERFUCKERS
GodheadSilo – “The Friendship Village” EP
Side A: Before it washed up my cousin
Side B: No I said my cousin
Godspeed You Black Emperor – f# a# Infinity (Constellation)
Side A: Nervous, sad, poor…
Side B: Bleak, uncertain, beautiful…
GORT – “Unravel” 7” (Flotation Records)
Side A: Q: Are we not robots?
Side B: A: We are Gort
Green River ¬– “Dry As A Bone” EP
Side A: I wanted to love life...
Side B: But it wanted to be just friends
H.C. Minds - The Beginning of the End (Blind Date)
Side A: - "Silence is a minimalist sort of anger"
Side B: - "Death to metal posers!!"
Hard-Ons – “Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts” LP
Side A: "What the fuck are you looking at? There's no secret message here you stupid prick!"
Side B: "And there's no message here either cunt!!"
Hatred Surge – Deconstruct (Rescued From Life)
Side A: I'm A Motorcycle Badass
Side B: I'm A True Motherfucker
Head of David – "Dustbowl" LP (Blast First)
Side A: "TORTOISE ENTHUSIASTS ALL"
Side B: "MANY FINE BUDGIE RIFFS"
Hellacopters – “Killing Allan” 7”
Side A: SLÄPP EN HUND
Side B: PÅ CEDERLUND
High on Fire – “Blessed Black Wings” (Relapse)
Side A: trutone nyc-pa
Side B: Pleasures treasures leave me hypnotised
Side C: Quench your thirst and drink this bottle
Side D: Drive the fist into your face
His Hero Is Gone – "Fifteen Accounts of Arson" (Prank)
Side A:RAIN FROM THE SKIES...
Side B:...NOT BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPES
House of Large Sizes – “One Big Cake” (Toxic Shock)
Side A: the hot outrageously long sticks
Side B: she's barb we're daves
Hüsker Dü –Land Speed Record (SST)
Side A:"BABY WARBUCKS"
Side B: "GIDGET RABBIT"
Hüsker Dü – “Zen Arcade” (SST Records)
Side A: "Falling, Shirley -- Every Time I Square Off Against Someone's God"
Side B: "I Spend The Rest Of The Night (Or Day) Hallucinating"
Side C: "And Now It's The Visions Of A Joyous Hell"
Side D: "Within The Circuits That Make Pac-Men Die And Vessels Disintigrate"
Hüsker Dü – “New Day Rising” (SST)
Side A: here in the midst of graveyards that push up light
Side B: i'll trade you two good shirleys for 10,000 dead midwestern indians
Ian Dury & the Blockheads – "New Boots and Panties" (Stiff)
Side A: STEVE
Iron Lung / Hatred Surge – "Broken: A Collaboration" (Iron Lung)
Side A: NAH
Side B: ALIENATION
Iron Lung / Walls / Pig Heart Transplant – Public Humiliation
Side A: "Strenght is built...
Side B: ...not found"
Iron Maiden – “Piece of Mind” (Capital)
Side A: bollocks
Side B: blank
Iron Maiden – "The Number of the Beast" LP
Side A: nickz
Side B: give it some headbutts
Iron Maiden – “Powerslave” (Capital)
Side A: Theres only one um.
Side B: blank
Iron Maiden - "Somewhere In Time” (Capitol)
Side A: It Were So Loud
Side B: Even The Quiet Bits Were Loud
Iron Maiden – “7th Son” (Capital)
Side A: blank
Side B: “If you don’t like it bollocks.”
James Gang – “Yer Album”
Side A: turn me over
Side B: play me again
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Get With It” 7” (In The Red)
Side A: Money Mark as Bubba
Side B: I'm sharp as a tack
Joy Division – "Unknown Pleasures" LP FACT 10
Side A: This is the way
Side B: Step inside
Joy Division – “Still”
Side A: the chicken won't stop
Side B: (chicken feet marks)
Side C: (chicken feet marks)
Side D: the chicken stops here
June of 44 - “into the Fishtank #6” (Konkurrent)
Side A: 48 hours earlier; Milan: in a tunnel, under train-tracks
Side B: 48 hours later; Amsterdam: write, comprehend, document
June of 44 - “Anatomy of Sharks” EP (Quarterstick)
Side A: Don’t panic or thrash after sighting a shark
Side B: Swim away smoothly to a boat or beach
Killdozer - "Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite" (Touch & Go)
Side A: BUY AMERICAN BEEF... SUPPORT AMERICAN CATTLEMEN
Side B: BEWARE! POWER TOOLS FROM HELL
Killdozer - "12 Point Buck" (Touch & Go)
Side A: DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JESUS MENDOZA 1954-1988
Side B: DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JESUS MENDOZA 1954-1988
King Biscuit Time - “Nelly Foggits Blues” (Regal)
Side A: fatheriver
Side B: blank
King Diamond - "Fatal Portrait" (RoadRacer Records)
Side A: Mercyful Fate is dead...
Side B: Long live the King!
King Snake Roost - "From Barbarism To Christian Manhood" (Ampthetamine Reptile)
Side A: [Drawing of a sperm]
Side B: "No Message"
Kyuss/Wool split 7” (Bongload)
Side A: R.I.P.
Side B: 69 in 96
Led Zeppelin – III (Atlantic)
Side A: So Mote Be It.
Side B: Do what thou wilt.
Lords of Light – S/T LP (Rock And Roleplay)
Side A: PLAN? THERE IS NO PLAN
Side B: WE GO TO THE SHOW... WE GRIND
Lords of Light – "Electric Sun" (Studio Geordie)
Side A: SHINE ON ME FOREVER
Side B: I CAN FEEL ITS RAYS
Manowar – “Into Glory Ride” (Megaforce)
Side A: Death to false metal
Side B: Into glory ride
Marginal Man – "Identity" (Dischord)
Side A: I REMEMBER WHAT I FOGOT [crossed out] FORGOT
Side B: - I SEE CHOCOLATE PUDDING
Meat Puppets – “S/T”
Side A: Beware of Clevo
Side B: The looking glass was on strike but i saw thru it all
Meat Puppets – “Up On The Sun”
Side A: Avenging an Angel
Side B: Steps through, while my waking, waking, still waking
Minor Threat – “Out of Step” (Dischord)
Side A: Why did the punk cross the road?
Side B: Because Ian told him to.
The Minutemen – “What Makes A Man Start Fires?” (SST)
Side A: BONES - THE LIST... THE LIST IN THE DREAM? (OF ECHOS)
Side B: ...AND THE GUESTS CAME IN THROUGH LITTLE FUNNELS – DRIPPING
The Minutemen – “Double Nickles On The Dime” (SST Records)
Side A: "Arena Rock Is The New Wave"
Side B: "Punk Rock Is The New Nostalgia"
Side C: "Dance Rock Is The New Pasture"
Side D: "Chump Rock Is The New Cool"
Misery Index - "Discordia" (Relapse)
Side A: Paid For By Bush 08
Side B: Approved By The GOP
Mogwai – “My Father My King” one sided 12” (Rock Action)
Side A: celtic t.c. treble winners 2000/2001
The Mono Men – “I Don't Care” 7" (Estrus Records)
both sides say "Where's Josie?"
Motörhead – "Dirty Love" (Reciever)
Side A and B: ADRENALIN
Munk “1” 7" (Salutary Records)
Side A: Motherfucker
Side B: ...Sticker Collector
Munk – “2” 7" (Salutary Records)
Side A: It's after the end of the world
Side B: …didn't you know that yet?
The National Acrobat – “It's Nothing Personal” (Hex)
Side A: Shave Your Moustache!
Side B: Where's Our Fucking Money?!
Nirvana – “John Peel Sessions 1989” 7” (label is blank but # NIR001 is visable)
Side A: I wish we had a drummer
Side B: blank
Olehole – "Holemole" LP (Underground Communique Records
Side A: If you want the ultimate you gotta
Side B: ...be willing to pay the ultimate price.
O.M.D – "Electricity" LP FAC 6
Side A: FAC6 BEFORE
Side B: FAC6 AFTER
Outlaw Order - 5 song 7” (Deepsix Records)
Side A: (Buy products of a wrecked society)
Side B: D.B.S.E.
Phantom - "Dead or Alive" LP (New Renaissance)
Side A: "Closet Man"
Side B: "Wake Up Niel"
Pig Destroyer – “Prowler in the Yard”
Side A: Trauma is sexy
Side B: This is beautiful. This is art.
Pig Heart Transplant – "Hope You Enjoy Heaven" (What We Do Is Secret)
Side A: LIVE YOUR LIFE...
Side B: ...AS IF YOU ARE BEING TESTED.
Pink Floyd – "Tonite let's all make love in London... Plus" LP
Side A: dark side of the balloon?
Side B: wish you werked here?
Pink Noise Test – “Cant Stand It” 10” (Interscope)
Side A: Just turn me into tin
Side B: And beat me gently
Pissed Jeans – "Shallow" LP (Parts Unknown)
Side A: SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY...
Side B: MEMBER SINCE 10/04/77
Qui – “Love's Miracle”
Side A: "The price of lettuce is skyrocketting!"
Rancid Hell Spawn – “Gas Mask Love”
Side A: It's All In The Middle Eight!
Side B: Stunch Bunch Strikes Again.
Rites of Spring – S/T (Dischord)
Side A: THERE IS NO A OR B SIDE..
Side B: I LOVE IT WHEN YOU TRY NOT TO LAUGH
Run DMC – “Tougher Than Leather” (Profile)
Side A: LIVE POSITIVE FOREVER AND EVER
Side B: RUN DMC ARE TOUGHER THAN LEATHER!!
Saint Vitus - "S/T" SST
Side A: Silent Aerials, This Quieting
Side B: Worshipping Volcanoes On Virgin Knees
Scorn – “Vae Solis” 2x10"
Side A: Rudy Ray Moore The Disco Godfather of Groin
Side B: Dolemite The Human Tornado
Side C: In the black darkness of my minds eye
Side D: At the graveyard there is no hope
Scorn – “Colossus”
Side A: Ducky Wong and The Tornado Strike Again
Scorn – “Lick Forever Dog” 12"
Side A: On the threshold of oblivion
Scorn – “Evanescence” 2x10"
Side A: Le Sange Est Sur La Lit
Side C: ITS A ITS A
Scratch Acid – “Just Keep Eating”
Side A: Tim Bradford
Side B: Rob LaPointe
Shellac - "1,000 Hurts" (Touch & Go)
Side A: What's Orange And Looks Good On Hippies?
Side B: Fire
Shellac – “Excellent Italian Greyhound” (Touch & Go)
Side A: PRONTO PROVA
Side B: A ISAMU 'STA LAPA!
Silkworm – “...his absence is a blessing”
Side A: Is Patti Smith a Riot Grrl?
Side B: Kill pimps, indeed
Silkworm – “Firewater”
Side A: If die I must...
Side B: ...let me die...
Side C: ...drinking...
Side D: ...in an inn...
Silkworm – "Slipstream / Inside Out" 7"
Side A: Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
Side B: Gimpin' Like A Slug
Skin Yard – “Hallowed Ground”
Side A (Side 2): Skin Yard is two fucking words
Side B (Side B): Do the dog - God crawl
Skin Yard - "Stranger" / "This Lonely Place" 7”
Side "THIS": "7 inches of throbbing pink Jesus"
Side "THAT": "Chase Your Membrane"
The Smiths - "Hand In Glove" 7"
Side A: KISS MY SHADES
Side B: KISS MY SHADES TOO
The Smiths - "This Charming Man" 7"
Side B: SLAP ME ON THE PATIO
The Smiths - "This Charming Man 12"
Side A: WILL NATURE MAKE A MAN OF ME YET
The Smiths - "Hand In Glove" (featuring Sandie Shaw) 7"
"KISS MY SHADES" / "J.M."
The Smiths - "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" 7"
Side A: SMITHS INDEED
Side B: ILL FOREVER
The Smiths - "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" 12"
Side A: SMITHS PRESUMABLY
Side B: FOREVER ILL
The Smiths - "William, It Was Really Nothing" 7" and 12" with green cover
Side A: THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST
Side B: ROMANTIC AND SQUARE IS HIP AND AWARE
The Smiths - "William, It Was Really Nothing" 7" lilac cover
Side A: THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST
Side B: WE HATES BAD GRAMMER
The Smiths - 12" lilac cover
Side A: THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST
Side B: ROMANTIC AND [ ] IS HIP N'AWARE
The Smiths - "Hatful Of Hollow" (only on original Rough Trade release, not on the WEA reissue)
Side A: THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST
The Smiths - "Barbarism Begins At Home" (DJ 12" promos)
Side A: THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES
The Smiths - "How Soon Is Now?" 7" and 12"
Side A: THE TATTY TRUTH
The Smiths - "Meat Is Murder" (only on original Rough Trade release)
Side A: ILLNESS AS ART
Side B: DOING THE WYTHENSHAWE WALTZ
The Smiths - "Shakespeare's Sister" (UK release)
Side A: HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS
The Smiths - "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" 7"
Side A: OUR SOULS, OUR SOULS, OUR SOULS
Side B: OUR SOULS, OUR SOULS, OUR SOULS
The Smiths - "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" 12"
Side A: OUR SOULS, OUR SOULS, OUR SOULS
The Smiths - "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" 7" and 12"
Side A: ARTY BLOODY FARTY
Side B: "IS THAT CLEVER"...JM
The Smiths - 12"
Side A: BEWARE THE WRATH TO COME
Side B: TALENT BORROWS, GENIUS STEALS
The Smiths - "The Queen Is Dead"
FEAR OF MANCHESTER / THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
(only on original Rough Trade release, not on the WEA reissue)
The Smiths - "Panic" 7" and 12"
Side A: I DREAMT ABOUT STEW LAST NIGHT
The Smiths - "Panic"12" (Germany)
Side A: 'HANG THEM HIGH MONIKA'
Side B: HANG THEM HIGH MONIKA
The Smiths - "Ask" 7" and 12":
Side A: ARE YOU LOATHESOME TONIGHT?
Side B: TOMB IT MAY CONCERN
The Smiths - "Ask" 12" (Germany)
Side A: "NATUR FEEDS THE ZENSOR GROUP"
The Smiths - "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" 12"
Side A: ---NOH GIRL LIKE JAGUAR ROSE---
Side B: BUSY TRAIN TO THE LOCOMOTION
The Smiths - "Sheila Take A Bow" 7" and 12"
Side A: COOK BERNARD MATTHEWS
The Smiths - "Girlfriend In A Coma" 7"
Side A: AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO / SO FAR, SO BAD
The Smiths - "Girlfriend In A Coma" 12"
Side A: EVERYBODY IS A FLASHER AT HEART
Side B: AND NEVER MORE SHALL BE SO
The Smiths - "Strangeways Here We Come" (only on original Rough Trade release)
Side A: GUY FAWKES WAS A GENIUS
The Smiths - "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish" 7" and 12"
Side A: "MURDER AT THE WOOL HALL"(X)STARRING SHERIDAN WHITESIDE
Side B: YOU ARE BELIEVING, YOU DO NOT WANT TO SLEEP
The Smiths - "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" 7" and 12"
Side A: "THE RETURN OF THE SUBMISSIVE SOCIETY" (X) STARRING SHERIDAN WHITESIDE /
Side B: "THE BIZARRE ORIENTAL VIBRATING PALM DEATH"(X)STARRING SHERIDAN WHITESIDE
Solace – “Hammerhead” Land O' Smiles
Side A: Die Drunk, Low Life
Son Gun – “Wicked” 7” (Bite the Kitty Records)
Side A: If you are looking for advice
Side B: Stay away from fools. pro 14:7
Son Gun/Lutefisk split 7” (Bite the Kitty Records)
Side A: Bite the Kitty Emily Shouts
Side B: Algamac Bites
Sonic Youth – "Daydream Nation" 2LP (Enigma/Blast First)
Side A: Rock and Roll For President
Side B: Star Strangled Bangles
Side C: Destroy All Record Labels, Part 2 - High, End
Side D: No Sleep Til Rhino
Soundgarden – “Screaming Life” EP
Side A: Buy Green River
Side B: Buy Malfunkshun
Soundgarden – “Ultramega OK”
Side A (This Side): A religious man might think we're evil...
Side B (Other Side): A rational man might think we're religious...
Soundgarden – "Gun" / "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" bootleg 7"
Side 1: "Touch sky, EAT LEAD"
Side 2: "Thank you, DROP DEAD"
Thee Speaking Canaries – “Songs for the Terrestrially Challenged” Mind Cure
Side A: Sometimes Yummy would come up to you and ask for 50¢
Side B: and when you'd give it to him
Side C: if he could tell you were scared
Side D: he'd ask you for another 50¢
Stardust - "Music Sounds Better With You" (Roule Records)
Side B: LOVE MIGHT BRING US BACK TOGETHER
Sunno))) – "Domkirke" LP
Side D: Fantoft, Fantoft, Don't you wanna.........
Swans – “Young God”
Side A: Burn
Side B: Flowers
Sweet Cobra – "Praise" (Seventh Rule)
Side A: "It's Too Late To Run"
Side B: "You Left This World For Me To Find”
Tad - "Salt Lick" (Sub Pop)
Side A: Hot Knifin'
Side B: Beer Bongin'
Tad – "God's Balls" (Sub Pop)
Side A: (Judas) - Judass Kicks Ass
Side B: (Jesus) - Free Dick Johnson
Tarantula Hawk – S/T (Life IS Abuse)
Side A: "WIPE OUT 73 MILLION" -PJW
Tit Wrench - “Temporarily Committed For Life” 7"
Side A: just say no! to harpo
Side B: pedro denies all authority
Titan - “Raining Sun of Light…” (Tee Pee)
Side A: “Fruit of the salad”
Side B: “Johnny Tony was here”
Turbonegro – “Don’t Say Motherfucker” 7” (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Side A: All the young apocalypse dudes
Side B: Love it to death punk!
Vampyros Lesbros – “Sexadelic Dance Party” (Motel Records)
Side A: If your parents don’t like the music you listen to…
Side B: Turn up the volume
Various Artists – "Asides & Besides: The First Five Years" 2LP Red Eye Records (1990)
Side A: HOW DO YOU KEEP A MOSSY FAN BUSY?.....(OVER)
Side B: HOW DO YOU KEEP A MOSSY FAN BUSY?.....(OVER)
Side C: LIVE STOCK!
Side D: BYE BYE B SIDES.....
Various Artists – "A Factory Sampler" (double 7") Fac 2
Side A: Everything
Side B: IS REPAIRABLE
Side C: EVERYTHING
Side D: IS BROKEN
Various Artists – "Empty Skulls II: The Wound Deepens compilation" (Fart Blossom)
Side A: It's Runk Pock So...
Side B: Plug in the Ampeg and Fuckin' Contort!
Various Artists –"P.E.A.C.E." (RRadical)
Side A: "WHAT WE WANT IS FREE" "DO IT NOW"
Side B: "THIS MOMENT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE IN YOUR LIFE TIME"
Side C: NO POISON WEAPONS OR WAR ITS LIFE OR DEATH
Side D:THINK GLOBALLY ACT LOCALLY BEFORE ITS TOO LATE
Various Artists – "The Thing That Ate Floyd" (Lookout)
Side A: SANTA IS MY MASTER
Side B: WHEN WILL D.C. PHOTOGRAPHERS LEARN TO FOCUS?
Side C: SPONSORED BY THE SEWER BRAÜ ROCK NETWORK
Side D: ÜBER ALLES? CALIFORNIA?
Various Artists – "Welcome to 1984" (MAXIMUMROCKNROLL) (reissue)
Side A: WHO CONTROLS THE PAST CONTROLS THE FUTURE, WHO CONTROLS THE PRESENT CONTROLS THE PAST
Side B: FUCK YOU "APOLITICAL" WIMPS
Velcro Lewis – “Ruin Everything”
Side A: 'to leslie west - from woodstock to no headstock'
Side B: 'tougher than tits on a viper'
Venetians – "Amazing World" 7" (1987) Parole K-465 (Australia)
Side B: "Hi Bren"
Vicious Circle / Perdition – Split (Flipside)
Side A: "SHRIMP FROM THE BARBIE"
Victims Family – White Bread Blues (Mordam)
Side A: "WHOLE WHEATER THAN THOU"
Side B: "IF I EAT SHIT, WILL IT COME OUT FOOD?"
Waldchengarten – "Leech" 7"
Side A: silence tells me you're dead
Joe Walsh – “Barnstorm” (ABC Records)
Side A: blank
Side B: “If they only knew how hard we work” – J. W. ’72
Joe Walsh – “But Seriously, Folks” (Elektra)
Side A: Luncheon counter of the deli kind
Side B: “…call it in the air.”
Walls – S/T (Iron Lung)
A: "THE GLASSES"
The Wat Tyler – “Ghastly Pink” 7"
Side A: wat tyler - more fun than a good old nodging
White Lung – “Local Trash”
Side A: "Dont Go..."
Side B: "To the Clinic Without Me"
Whitesnake – "Still of the Night" 12" single
Side A: FOR JDK
Mike IX Williams – "Thats What the Obituary Said" 7" (Chrome Peeler Rec.)
Side A: New Orleans Is Burning
Side B: Alcoholix Electrix
Weird “Al” Yankovic – “S/T”
Side A: AN ACCORDION IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE
Side B: EAT YOUR BROCCOLI!
Weird “Al” Yankovic – “In 3-D”
Side A: POLKA DOWN WITH YOUR BAD SELF
Side B: NOW HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY?
Weird “Al” Yankovic – “Dare To Be Stupid”
Side A: MORE SONGS ABOUT TELEVISION AND FOOD
Side B: (blank)
Weird “Al” Yankovic – “Polka Party”
Side A: POLKA 'TIL YOU PUKE
Side B: WHERE'S MY LIQUID PAPER?
Weird “Al” Yankovic - Even Worse:
Side A: THE MAGIC RETURNS
Side B: 100,000,000
Yeast – “Crisco Wristwatch” 7"
Side A: "If it's yellow, let it mellow"
Side B: "If it's brown, flush it down
Yes - Relayer (Atlantic)
Side A: PORKY
Side B: PECKO
Neil Young – "Tonight's the Night"
Side A: Hello, Waterface
Side B: Goodbye, Waterface