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David BowieScary Monsters

Label:RCA Victor – AQL1-3647
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Indianapolis Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave, Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1It's No Game (Part 1)
Translated By [Japanese Translation]Hisahi Miura
4:16
A2Up The Hill Backwards3:14
A3Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)5:10
A4Ashes To Ashes4:21
A5Fashion4:45
B1Teenage Wildlife6:53
B2Scream Like A Baby3:33
B3Kingdom Come
Written-ByTom Verlaine
3:42
B4Because You're Young4:57
B5It's No Game (Part 2)4:20
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© 1980, RCA Records Inc.
© 1980 Bewlay Bros. Music
© 1980 Fleur Music Ltd.
© 1980 Double Exposure Music, Inc.

Some early issues included a limited edition insert of 36 stamps designed by Bowie, on a one-sheet 6x6 array. This was later included in the US 12" Up The Hill Backwards.

Greg Calbi initials in the runout justifies Lacquer Cut By credit.

'STERLING' and 'A1,' 'A2,' 'A5,' etc. stamped in runouts, the rest etched.

RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis identified by "Ⅰ" in runout. A 1" diameter pressing ring seen on label are characteristic of RCA pressings from 1968-70 onwards).

Issued with printed inner sleeve with lyrics/credits.

Roy Bittan appears courtesy of the E Street Band
Robert Fripp appears courtesy of E.G. Records Ltd.
Pete Townshend appears courtesy of Atlantic Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A1 to B2, B4, B5): BMI
  • Rights Society (B3): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AQL1-3647-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): AQL1-3647-B
  • Pressing Plant ID (Matrix/Runout, All sides, All Variants, Stamped):
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): AQL-1-3647 A 1 STERLING A1 Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): AQL1-3647-B-1 STERLING A5 Q
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): AQL•1•3647• A-1 STERLING gc A2 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): AQL1•3647• B-1 STERLING A1 E E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): AQL•1•3647• A-2 STERLING gc A1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): AQL•1•3647• B-2 STERLING A1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): AQL•1•3647•A•1 I STERLING gc A1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): AQL1-3647•B-1 I STERLING A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): AQL•1•3647• A-2 I STERLING gc A2 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): AQL1 3647- B2 I A1 L STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): AQL 1 3647 A 1 STERLING gc A2 II
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): AQL1 3647 B I A4 L STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): AQL•1•3647• A-1 I STERLING gc A1 L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): AQL1-3647•B-1 I STERLING A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): AQL•1•3647•A•1 I STERLING gc AJ C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): AQL1-3647•B-1 I STERLING A1 N
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 9): AQL•1•3647•A•1 I STERLING gc A1 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 9): AQL1-3647•B-1 I STERLING A1 GG

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Scary Monsters (LP, Album)RCARCA PL 13647Denmark1980
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Scary Monsters (LP, Album)RCA VictorAPL1-3647New Zealand1980
Scary Monsters (LP, Album, Stereo)RCA, RCABOW LP 2, PL 13647UK1980
Scary Monsters (LP, Album)RCA VictorAQL1-3647Canada1980
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Scary Monsters (LP, Album)RCA, RCARCA PL 13647, PL 13647Belgium1980

Reviews

  • jloper's avatar
    jloper
    found a copy of this and its just a blank black label on side b with his masters voice dog and no tracklist or anything? cannot find any info on it
    • ballptpentheif's avatar
      I have been incessantly listening to this album on Spotify lately. The LP version is far more menacing and invasive than the digital copy. Surreal layering and Doppler tricks abound creating a spatial paranoia that I didn't get with the digital version.

      There are anecdotal stories of how Saturday Night Live founder, Lorne Michaels, spiraled out on a several month long extramarital cocaine bender while listening to nothing but this album. After finally getting it on vinyl, the story finally makes sense.
      • arild88's avatar
        arild88
        mine has a "not for sale demonstration" stamp on the back. Anyone know what this means?
        • ShockPop1's avatar
          ShockPop1
          No stamps with my copy and I bought it new when it was released.
          But my matrix is a bit different... just slightly... i.e. no "brackets" around anything. "Sterling" is a stamp, but there's some etched initials or something elsewhere in the matrix. Tough to photo these things.
          • Hap_Hazard_Lee's avatar
            Edited 7 years ago
            The stamps actually come on a 12"x12" sheet. These stamps are very hard to come by obviously,as no one who is offering this record for sale has the stamps to offer also.