FHAB 4 “DEAD-BEATLES / SOMETIMES I DON’T KNOW (WHY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH)” 7″
(LOS ANGELES, CA- GLU, 1982)
LISTENER REQUEST LINE, PART 3
Posted upgraded rips of both sides (thanks GGS!) and, most importantly, the complete version of Dead Beatles. Unbeknownst to me, my original rip of that A-side was missing an “outro” that’s about :15 seconds long in which someone desperately screams about a painful problem he’s having- pretty funny.
A commenter requested this a while ago so here it is. And a quick posting before I waste any more time trying to scour the internet and create a long-winded research project on it. I couldn’t find out much about the record other than it is extremely rare- 300 pressed I think. So out of those 300 I’m sure many fewer have survived over the years. In the past it’s gone for a lot on eBay I found out by searching Popsike. I also found a favorable review of the record by Rockin’ Jeff Bale in an old issue of Maximum Rock n’ Roll from early 1983.
To be honest, had someone not requested this record then I probably would not have posted it. I mean it’s OK to me, but for my ears it’s nothing mind-blowing or over the top. But maybe you will love it and covet it.
I like the A-side better than the B-side. “Dead Beatles” is an interesting mix of a few raw guitar jabs with some synthpunk qualities. The B-side is weirder, but not unlistenable unlike some other infamous B-sides.