Buzzcocks ‎– Spiral Scratch

Label:
New Hormones ‎– ORG-1
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A1 Breakdown 1:54
A2 Time's Up 3:02
B1 Boredom 2:52
B2 Friends Of Mine 2:13

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Credits

Notes

This is the original 1977 New Hormones release with the following specifics:
• No “With HOWARD DEVOTO” under the band name on the front cover
• The label address is printed at the bottom of the back cover
• The record itself has a moulded plastic label
• Most of the information is stamped into the runout area (as opposed to inscribed)

The label reissued the record in 1979 with different characteristics than above and a slightly simpler label design (see entry here).

All recorded 'live' at Indigo Sound Studio in Manchester, England. Dec 28 1976 on 16 track.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 1) Side A, Stamped): ORG 001 A // 1 ∇ 420 04 1 1 8
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 1) Side A, Etched): EAT THE BEAT
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 1) Side B, Stamped): ORG 001 B // 1 ∇ 420 04 1 1 13
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 1) Side B, Etched): PULSE OUT
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 2) Side A, Stamped): ORG 001 A // 1 ∇ 420 04 1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 2) Side A, Etched): EAT THE BEAT
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 2) Side B, Stamped): ORG 001 B // 1 ∇ 420 04 1 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 2) Side B, Etched): PULSE OUT
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 3) Side A, Stamped): ORG 001 A // 1 ∇ 420 04 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 3) Side A, Etched): EAT THE BEAT
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 3) Side B, Stamped): ORG 001 B // 1 ∇ 420 04 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 3) Side B, Etched): PULSE OUT
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 4) Side A, Stamped): ORG 001 A // 1 ∇ 420 04 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 4) Side A, Etched): EAT THE BEAT
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 4) Side B, Stamped): ORG 001 A // 1 ∇ 420 04 1 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout ((Variation 4) Side B, Etched): PULSE OUT

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
scratch1cd Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch(CD, EP, RE) The Grey Area, Mute scratch1cd UK 2000 Sell This Version
DPRO-1 Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch(7", RE) Document DPRO-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
REWIG111CDP Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch(CDr, EP, Promo) New Hormones REWIG111CDP Europe 2017 Sell This Version
DC1 Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch(CD, EP, Ltd, Num, RE) Document DC1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
scratch1 Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch(7", EP, RE) Mute scratch1 US 2000 Sell This Version

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Alwills

Alwills

February 17, 2017
edited 7 months ago
There was also an edition of 300 with facsimile press release available via Domino.

"Limited to 300 copies globally, this special edition Spiral Scratch 7" vinyl features an insert including the EP’s original press release – housed in an original style paper sleeve and a PVC protective sleeve."
alan.rodger

alan.rodger

January 28, 2017
I'm selling my '77 original, so have been checking the run-out details against those above - it's identical to 'Variation 3' above in every respect, but there is an extra digit stamped on each side. In each case it's separated from the rest of the number by the etched text ("EAT THE BEAT", and "PULSE OUT" - which are 'upside down' relative to the stamped details), and on side A the number is 9, and side B it's 11.
I'd welcome any thoughts e.g. whether other '77 originals also have this extra number, separated from the rest of the identifying numbers.
customer21

customer21

May 3, 2016

No debate ! This is definitely the best they´ve done ! Despite all the Powerpop wonders that followed