Portraits Of Past ‎– Portraits Of Past

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Ebullition Records (2) ‎– Ebullition 32
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Tracklist

A1 KQED Equals Volvo
A2 Bang Yer Head
A3 The Control Freak
B1 Implications Of A Sinkhole Personality
B2 The Outlook Is Bleak
B3 Snicker Snicker
B4 Something Less Than Intended

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Credits

Notes

1st issue in red art cover.
Includes color insert with band photo and lyrics, and a xeroxed Ebullition text insert.
Vinyl sides are labeled 0 and 00.

This eight song LP was not an immediate success. When it first came out it was way ahead of its time and the LP didn't really start to sell until many years after the band had broken up.

At one point the LP completely stopped selling. In fact, it was selling so poorly that the label recycled all the left over inserts and covers as it appeared that no one was really interested in Portraits of Past. This turned out to be a mistake. A few years later interest in the band exploded and they started to sell a lot of LPs. So many in fact that the LP was repressed, but the original covers and cover art were no longer available. Subsequently, later issues come in reused inside-out screen printed covers.

Recorded at Stanford, California in November 1995. Cover photo taken sometime July, 1995 in Ottawa. The insert photo was taken November, 1996, somewhere in Santa Cruz.

Lyric insert: Printed by Punks With Presses

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): EBULLITION #32 SIDE A L-46448
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): EBULLITION #32-SIDE B L-46448-X

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Ebullition 32 Portraits Of Past Portraits Of Past(LP, Album, Gre) Ebullition Records (2) Ebullition 32 US 1996 Sell This Version
Ebullition 32 Portraits Of Past Portraits Of Past(LP, Album, RP) Ebullition Records (2) Ebullition 32 US Unknown Sell This Version
Ebullition 32 Portraits Of Past Portraits Of Past(LP, Album, RP, Blu) Ebullition Records (2) Ebullition 32 US Unknown Sell This Version
Ebullition 32 Portraits Of Past Portraits Of Past(LP, Album, RP, Gre) Ebullition Records (2) Ebullition 32 US Unknown Sell This Version
Ebullition 32 Portraits Of Past Portraits Of Past(LP, Album, Red) Ebullition Records (2) Ebullition 32 US 1996 Sell This Version

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jakubowskij

jakubowskij

February 18, 2016
I would have to agree with Smithsnerd here. It was so far ahead of it's time it took years for anyone to realize how good it was. I'm not sure anything touches it in the genre whatever fucking genre you wanna call it. Great songs, unique sounding mix, great lyrics and the best LP packaging ever?
Smithsnerd

Smithsnerd

May 3, 2014
my fave of all the 'post hardcore' stuff that came out around this time.. flawless stuff.