Made in England Manufactured and Distributed by Pye Records. All Titles published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd. Special thanks to Anna and Claudine for vocals on 'Automatic Gun'.
Original vinyl copies released in the UK and Europe included an inner sleeve showing the group recording the album. There were two plants for this release in the UK: Utopia Studios & Damont, both manufactured with 'rainbow' paper labels. Another was pressed in Germany with 'black/silver' labels but used a thinner quality vinyl. All 3 releases use the same catalogue # AHALH 8007.
This submission refers to AHALH 8007, pressed in the UK by Damont, with 'rainbow labels'. The other two can be reviewed here:
A quick query: I have a copy of this album on vinyl. It has the UK release sleeve with the PYE logo at bottom left and Arizona Hansa logo at bottom right; the inner sleeve has photos of the band but does not have the catalogue number at top right. The label, however, is the German black and silver one with the red 33 triangle and the embossed bass clef on side 2. I can’t seem to find details of this release on here so, any help would be useful. Many thanks.
An album of material's worth, stepping away from the "earliness" of "Adolescent Sex", a hard (rock) lesson learned and left in obscurity despite its availability to the present day... On "Obscure Alternatives", the group matures musically, free of insecurities or forced eclecticism - this time, if The New York Dolls were one of the ideals to compete with, Japan managed to catch up with it to great effect, resulting in avant-garde material that definitely won't sit in the ear on first listen, but after a few more it will continue to reward.