When loading the lone Rockpile Lp (named for a then-unreleased Elvis Costello song, trivia buffs) on to the spindle of my turntable yesterday, my eye was caught by the inscription on the run out groove: “DEY DOO DONT DEY”. And so, flipping over: “WEN DEY DUZ IT DEY DUZ IT”. While I’ve seen many such messages, I wonder why it doesn’t happen more often. Incidentally, there’s a further notice to the effect that the vinyl was “A PORKY PRIME CUT”, which I had noticed on my recent Venus and Mars album; an explanation for which can be found here. Another Barney Bubbles design.
This represents the second time I’ve thrifted the glorious Seconds of Pleasure, the American Columbia edition I got (now lost) came missing the Nick and Dave Sing The Everlys ep, which, as it happens, I’d already picked up at a Flea Market years before in Mount Vernon, Ohio. So, that’s like three times, then.