The Red Crayola* With The Familiar Ugly ‎– The Parable Of Arable Land

International Artists ‎– IA-LP 2 STEREO, International Artists ‎– IA-LP-2 Stereo, International Artists ‎– IA-LP.#2. Stereo
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First on backcover, second on label, third on spine.
Mono version also available.

On Labels:
Corporation - BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out info [hand-etched] side A): IA-LP-2 SIDE 1 1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out info [hand-etched] side B): IA-LP-2 SIDE 2 1B
  • Rights Society: BMI


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November 23, 2018

This is probably my favorite album of all time and when I finally upgraded from my original 1967 stereo starter copy in pretty rough condition, I ended up recieving the original 1967 mono version. The stereo pressing really shines on the more immersive parts of the album, especially on the track "Transparent Radiation" and some of the Free Form Freakouts. This gives the album more edgy, novelty LSD hysteria vibe with its often excessive tape manipulation brought out stronger. However, in contrast the mono pressing brings out a more Proto-Punk vibe and really brings out the driving rythms and charged energy of tracks like "Hurricane Fighter Plane", "Pink Stainless Tail", and most notably "War Sucks". The mono version seems to portray the album as a twangy southern take on psychedlic rock and introduce more rythmic and fierce punk undertones. Overall both pressing have intresting takes on the same songs.


March 29, 2018
edited 9 months ago
I have one version that it's similar to the US stereo issue, but wth the matrix number of the mono issue: (Matrix / Runout: IA-LP-2003 IB, Matrix / Runout: IA-LP-2004 IB). Which version is it?


May 31, 2014
I have a version (bought in the 1990s) that I had always assumed was a replica i.e. it's pretty much exactly the original US stereo issue, with the second variant of labels, but the cover struck me as being produced like an 80s/90s sleeve, not late 60s. It lacks a catalog number on the spine and the matrix number is IALP-2A / IALP-2-B, but is otherwise identical to The Red Crayola* With The Familiar Ugly - The Parable Of Arable Land. Anyone know of other re-issues by IA, prior to the 2009 one? Or is this just another variant on The Red Crayola* With The Familiar Ugly - The Parable Of Arable Land?