Tinman ‎– 18 Strings

Stomp Records (6) ‎– STP / 001
Vinyl, 12", White Label, Promo

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This is the first and only original promo release of 'Tinman - 18 Strings', all other white label releases are bootlegs!
As stated on Paul Dakeynes Official website: The Tinman 3 layered guitar sound WAS NOT sampled from Nirvana’s ‘Teen Spirit’ track.
Only 300 Copies pressed.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: To Danny the ‘Pooch’, New York City to Leeds

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
697 120 044-1 Tinman Eighteen Strings(12") FFRR 697 120 044-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
857 512-2 Tinman Eighteen Strings(CD, Single) FFRR 857 512-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
FX 242, 857 513-1 Tinman Eighteen Strings(12") FFRR, FFRR FX 242, 857 513-1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
697-120-044-2 Tinman Eighteen Strings(CD, Maxi) FFRR 697-120-044-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
FXDJ 242 Tinman Eighteen Strings(12", Promo) FFRR FXDJ 242 UK 1994 Sell This Version


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December 3, 2017
I see a lot of comments on here saying the re-recorded sample sounds "nothing like the Nirvana riff" which is somewhat overly dismissive...all they did to 'change' it was to swap the 2nd and 3rd chords of the riff so it sounded just different enough from the original!


March 9, 2017
Remember this un from 'Vague' at Warehouse in Leeds, usually coupled with summat like 'Calm down, take it easy'... Happy days! Interesting to read the riff wasn't a sample. I remember wondering how it had been done at the time. [>chin stroke<]


February 7, 2010
The full 'Tinman' story is on Paul Dakeyne's website, www.pauldakeyne.com an interesting read, and according to him, only 300 'official' copies were made of it...turns out my copy bought back in the day is a bootleg!

◦Only 300 official 12″ promo’s were the genuine article: Distinctive by the scribed note into the vinyl’s play-out grooves saying “To Danny the ‘Pooch’, New York City to Leeds“. With the radio edit on the ‘B’ side and catalogue number STP12/001 (Stomp records), any other vinyl was a bloody bootleg!"