Hum (2) ‎– You'd Prefer An Astronaut

Twelve Inch Records ‎– TIN-012 LP, Cargo Records ‎– TIN-012 LP
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Little Dipper 4:43
A2 The Pod 4:37
A3 Stars 5:09
A4 Suicide Machine 5:57
A5 The Very Old Man 2:44
B1 Why I Like The Robins 4:58
B2 I'd Like Your Hair Long 5:25
B3 I Hate It Too 5:58
B4 Songs Of Farewell And Departure 6:16

Companies, etc.



In March 2013, an unknown quantity of copies became available through the Earth Analogs Records (Matt Talbott's label). They were listed as New-old-stock of the original 12-Inch Records/Cargo 12" vinyl record. Each album is also accompanied by an original 12" x 12" Jay Ryan reinterpretation of the cover.

© 1995 BMG Music

B-Side label reads as follows:

"All tracks except #5 lovingly recorded and mixed by Keith Cleversley at his Playground in Chicago. Sleepy assistance by Mr. Bones. Happily produced by Hum and Keith. Song #5 softly recorded by Adam Schmitt at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, MN. Assistant engineering gently offered by Pat Burkholder. Carefully mastered at Chicago Recording Company by Jeff VanSteen and Harry Bergan. All of these walking songs by Hum, probably published by Martians Go Home Music 1995 (BMI) A couple of full body-suits, blip past. Harmoniouis cover art designed by ohiogirlco. with systematic thanks to Jason Harvey and Jay Ryan. Spacious photography by Andy Mueller.

Team Hum: Heavenly A&R/expense account dinners provided by Bruce Flohr, splendidly assisted by Jon Brody. Legal action quickly dispensed by Richard Grabel. All earthly bookinings by Tom Windish at Bug. Perfect tour management: Ward Gollings, Detailed starter kit by 12-Inch Records. Hum is Jeff Dimpsey, Tim Lash, Bryan St. Pere, and Matt Talbtt. P.O. Box 666, Urbana, IL 61801. Hello to all of our wonderful friends in Champaign, and warmest thanks to our loving families."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 23248 61451 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 723248614517
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): L-44559 SAE MASTERING [crossed out HED-038-A] TIN-012-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): L-44559-X SAE MASTERING [crossed out HED-038-B] TIN-012-B
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
07863 66577-2 Hum (2) You'd Prefer An Astronaut(CD, Album) RCA 07863 66577-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
88765422601, SRC016 Hum (2) You'd Prefer An Astronaut(LP, Album, RE, 180) RCA, SRC Vinyl 88765422601, SRC016 US 2013 Sell This Version
BG2 66577 Hum (2) You'd Prefer An Astronaut(CD, Album, Club) RCA BG2 66577 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
BG2 66577 Hum (2) You'd Prefer An Astronaut(CD, Album) RCA BG2 66577 US 1995 Sell This Version
TIN-012 Hum (2) You'd Prefer An Astronaut(LP, Gre) Twelve Inch Records, Cargo Records TIN-012 US 1995 Sell This Version


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July 7, 2017
Snagged a copy of this and boy, am I glad I did. Sorry to all you poor souls who got taken on that wretched SRC Vinyl pressing. That label is routinely awful and you should never buy anything from them.


February 27, 2014
As of March 2014, Matt is still releasing OP copies in batches on an irregular basis via the Earth Analog webstore for $35 each (including the signed Jay Ryan art print). Visit the Earth Analog website for sale schedules.