John Cooper Clark* ‎– Innocents E.P.

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totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

August 31, 2017
referencing Innocents E.P., 7", EP, Blu, TOSH 103
This is a wrap-around 3 section cover similar to the 3 section orange and blue but different graphics. See our comment for the orange sleeve.
totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

August 31, 2017
referencing Innocents E.P., 7", EP, ora, TOSH 103
There is a variant sleeve to the one shown (which appears to be the gatefold issue). The other issue is a fold out sleeve where the section that forms the envelope for the disc is not glued to the sleeve but simply wraps around with no tags-1.e. 3 section. Also the orange and blue are darker. Comes with green moulded plastic label. Same 'mistakes' with the band name etc
totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

August 12, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Innocents E.P., 7", EP, Bla, TOSH 103
THIS IS POSSIBLY A 3rd ISSUE AND COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SLEEVE BEING A FOLD-OVER SLEEVE WITH A TUCK IN AT THE BOTTOM TO STOP THE DISC FALLING OUT. HOWEVER THE BACK PART HAS WRITING IN FRENCH AND A REFERENCE TO mars 78 (MARCH 78). THE DISC INSIDE IS THE BLUE MOULDED LABEL. IT COULD OF COURSE BE YET ANOTHER UK RABID SLEEVE the blue/orange and blue/white are different to each other anyway) WHERE THEY HAVE PHOTOCOPIED A FRENCH REVIEW. ONLY EVER SEEN ONE OF THESE B/W ISSUES-THE ORANGE/BLUE PROBABLY BEING THE MOST COMMON.
davidCam

davidCam

March 16, 2017
referencing Innocents E.P., 7", EP, Blu, TOSH 103
Suspended Sentence is a classic single from 1977. 40 years old (I write this in 2017) and it still sounds fresh in a Trump/May world. The other two tracks are not so good, but this is still very collectable.
Bradx

Bradx

January 21, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Innocents E.P., 7", EP, Blu, TOSH 103

Wow, what an entrance. This one really added something to the first wave of UK punk. It totally elevated the scene and aspired to something greater than just dole-queue platitudes and anti-everything invective. I remember John Peel playing Suspended Sentence and being entranced at how different this sounded to everything I'd previously heard coming from the 'punk' scene. It's not the best track on the record though - that accolade belongs to Psycle Sluts, a torrent of puns, gags, surrealities, crudities and hyper-wit. J-C-C was on fire when he wrote this one.
I heard that the original idea, in the mid '70s, was to have his poetry backed by kind of sleazy jazz type music, making it sound like Tom Waits or something - but when punk came along... yup, hitch it up to that with production from the one and only Martin 'Zero' Hannett. Sheer genius. Still sounds great today too.