X-Ray Spex ‎– Germfree Adolescents

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EMI International ‎– INS 3023, EMI International ‎– OC 062-61 787
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Vinyl, LP, Album
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Tracklist

A1 Art-I-Ficial 3:21
A2 Obsessed With You 2:26
A3 Warrior In Woolworths 3:04
A4 Let's Submerge 3:23
A5 I Can't Do Anything 2:55
A6 Identity 2:22
B1 Genetic Engineering 2:45
B2 I Live Off You 2:06
B3 I Am A Poseur 2:29
B4 Germ Free Adolescence 3:09
B5 Plastic Bag 4:56
B6 The Day The World Turned Dayglo 2:50

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Notes

Issued on custom 'X-ray Spex' labels in a fully laminated picture sleeve and cardstock inner sleeve with rounded corners, illustrated and with lyrics printed in brown.

B4 is listed as "Germ Free Adolescence" on the labels, like on the single Germ Free Adolescence, however the sleeves of both the single and album (including the track title on the inner sleeve of this edition and subsequent reissues) have it as "Germfree Adolescents"

On rear cover:
Art-I-Ficial Products.
EMI Records Ltd. Hayes, Middlesex, England.
Made and Printed in Great Britain.
Available on Tape.
E.D.T. G.L.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped variation 1, tag etched): INS 3023 A-1 MASTERED AT' ABBEY ROAD'-NICK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped variation 1, tag etched): INS 3023 B-1 NICK UU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped variation 2, tag etched): INS 3023 A-2 MASTERED AT' ABBEY ROAD'-NICK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped variation 2, tag etched): INS 3023 B-1 NICK UU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped variation 3, tag etched/stamped): INS 3023 A-1 MASTERED AT' ABBEY ROAD'-NICK P 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped variation 3, tag etched/stamped): INS 3023 B-1 NICK UU DM 2

Other Versions (5 of 46) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMS-81229 X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents(LP, Album, Promo) EMI EMS-81229 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
2C 070 61787 X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents(LP, Album) EMI International 2C 070 61787 France 1979 Sell This Version
EMS-81229 X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents(LP, Album) EMI EMS-81229 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
EMC 151 X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents(LP, Album) EMI EMC 151 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
640005 X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents(LP, Album, Cle) Earmark 640005 Italy 2001 Sell This Version

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PurePunkRecords

PurePunkRecords

September 2, 2020
My copy has a sticker on the back of the sleeve saying "FACTORY SAMPLE - NOT FOR SALE"

daz77

daz77

August 25, 2020
My original copy has the etchings,
Side 1, All my love to Ruth from Trev
Side 2, Love from Trev
SamCollects

SamCollects

January 1, 2020
I have made a submission with regards to the record in question. If anyone could be of help. Thanks. It plays well this copy.

https://www.discogs.com/release/14594630

Thank you 😀
SamCollects

SamCollects

December 31, 2019
edited 10 months ago
Hello all, I’ve got a copy of this album on record, but on a dark green ish disc, says it comes with two discs but in fact it’s only got one. The code on the top is INS 3023. Could someone help? Thanks :)
jonatilj

jonatilj

December 27, 2019
https://www.discogs.com/X-Ray-Spex-Germfree-Adolescents/release/443144
I have this exact issue (as described) BUT Germ Free Adolescents is spelled like that on both labels, sleeve and inner sleeve and not anywhere as Germfree Adolescents. Is the comment in this entry wrong or does two variatoins exist?
saxonman1

saxonman1

December 5, 2019
this was one of the best uk punk records back in 1977, god i remember a bit over 30 years ago when this lp was getting around 100 bucks a pop it was so rare, then by 1990/91 the reissues started on cd & of coarse i got a vinyl reissue around 1992 on orange vinyl and it is hard to belive that that reissue is worth more then the original 77 lp now, my rarest copy of this classic is the japan 1977 lp as that goes for hundreds...............
mv70

mv70

September 27, 2019
generally a good set of songs, but was afflicted with the familiar over-the-top hard rock sound, which for a short period was the vogue for debut lps from punk bands.
guzzer

guzzer

September 17, 2019
Relistening to this for the first time in over 30 years, it really is probably the best album of the original punk wave. Lots of interesting musical ideas, and anti-consumerist lyrics, with Poly's amazing vocals. Its a classic probably under appreciated. It certainly was at the time, with all that shrieking saxophone not fitting the 4 to the floor punk model. Great record, get into your collection in some format
mojo_navigator

mojo_navigator

November 16, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Fully agree with martingg but see it from the record label's point of view; they are trying to shift product and it's much easier to sell coloured vinyl than concepts of sound quality which require decent equipment and a sophisticated ear for music/audio.

Add to that the unfortunate fact that today's vinyl consumer (aka hipster) is more swayed by superficial notions of cool and doesn't buy records to actually listen to and you have a recipe for disaster.

I always recommend getting the originals which were made for people to LISTEN to. And they are still affordable despite what some over-optimistic Discogs sellers might feel
martingg

martingg

August 1, 2018

40 different issues - that's 29 Rereleases - mostly on the oh-so-special-coloured vinyl. This is ridiculous. Do you really think we re-buy again and again to own each colour? Make a decent sounding even pressing and keep it in print.
(Sorry, this rant could also be written for countless other re-releases that offer nothing new and just relies on the gimmicky colour.) No need to argue: the record itself is a classic!