June Of 44 ‎– Tropics And Meridians

Quarterstick Records ‎– QS44LP
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Anisette
A2 Lusitania
A3 Lawn Bowler
B1 June Leaf
B2 Arms Over Arteries
B3 Sanctioned In A Birdcage

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Recorded at the Chicago Recording Company & mixed at Idful.
Jacket printed at Fireproof Press, Chicago, Illinois.
Stamps printed at One Ton Press, Chicago, Illinois.
Jan Newman at Werner Printing was essential in the creation of the stamp-like perforation effect (we recommend the use of "Elmer's Glue-All" for actual adhesion)
Tattoo Images provided by the Paul Rogers Tattoo Reasearch [sic!] Center.

Incl. set of 12 stamps in a separate translucent paper bag.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, 'Golden' stamped): QS-44-A "FULTON'S SUBMARINE WAS DRIVEN BY SAILS ON THE SURFACE L-46198 GOLDEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, 'Golden' stamped): QS-44-B AND HUMAN HANDS UNDER WATER" PETER FREUCHEN L-46198-x GOLDEN

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
qs44-pr, Qs44cd June Of 44 Tropics And Meridians(CD, Album, Promo) Quarterstick Records, Quarterstick Records qs44-pr, Qs44cd UK 1996 Sell This Version
QS44 June Of 44 Tropics And Meridians(LP, Album, Ltd, Aqu) Quarterstick Records QS44 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
QS44LP June Of 44 Tropics And Meridians Wooden box version(LP, Album) Quarterstick Records QS44LP USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
QS44-PR June Of 44 Tropics And Meridians(CD, Album, Promo) Quarterstick Records QS44-PR US 1996 Sell This Version
QS44CD, Qs44cd June Of 44 Tropics And Meridians(CD, Album) Quarterstick Records, Quarterstick Records QS44CD, Qs44cd US 1996 Sell This Version


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January 30, 2016
Jeff Mueller's lyrics are obscure, precise exercises In the arcane In the backyard/one knee/with a sickness/on me (Anisette). Doing a complete 360 from ex-Rodan members newly formed Rachel's (softly beautiful library rock) this quartet is without a doubt the new flagship of the indie rock world. Muscular, taut, and punchy gut rock that twists and turns all over the place seemingly effortless never losing a beat to melodic appeal. What these guys can and will do in the next four years before the turn of the century will change music forever and bring it back to where it lives - nowhere and everywhere at the same time.

A lot more melodic than their first album "Engine Takes To The Water -" these six songs - mostly instrumental mood pieces - blueprint the chime and scree build it break it formula to match the color of the sky just when you thought there'd never be another band to come along and sweep you away.


March 1, 2014
There is the branded wood box version and that is on clear wax.


March 16, 2011

The custom stamps are definitely one of the best LP inserts ever and have spawned a naval-themed tattoo subculture. Although my copy came with them I believe there were later vinyl pressings that did not come with the stamps. Can anyone confirm this? Should those editions be differentiated here?