Hermine (3) ‎– Torture

Salomé Discs ‎– VS 347
Vinyl, 7", Single, White Label

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A Torture
Written-By – Loudermilk*
B Veiled Women
Written-By – Demoriane*, Kent*

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Comes in full colour sleeve but with stamped white labels crediting writers, titles and Salomé Discs. The sleeve has the Virgin logo and name blacked out with marker pen and a stamped Salomé Discs lettering.

The following is taken from THE FACE magazine Vol 1. No. 6, OCTOBER 1980:
"The single, a version of an old Everly Brothers song produced by David Cunningham of the Flying Lizards, was recorded for Virgin Records. 21,000 full colour sleeves were printed in readiness for a June release alongside Cunningham's own "Laughing Policeman" 45. But when Virgin stalled over "Laughing Policeman" Cunningham took it to Arista instead. An unfortunate consequence was the cancellation of Hermine's own single. The official explanation was the "recession". As a consolation prize Virgin offered Hermine a release from her contract, and the opportunity to buy the metal pressing work for £59. Thoroughly disenchanted but nevertheless determined to see her record view daylight, Hermine pressed 2000 copies of "Torture" on her own Salome disc label, distributed by Fresh and Rough Trade...."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched / stamped / etched): VS - 347 - A1 [lyre logo] ∴ ANGER
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched / stamped / etched): VS - 347 - B1 [lyre logo] B RISING