Big Black ‎– Sound Of Impact

Not ‎– NOT 2 (BUT 1), Not ‎– NOT 2
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Numbered



Semi-official bootleg issued by Blast First subsidiary label Not in an estimated run of 2000 copies. This version has a machine-numbered textured sleeve and includes a glossy A4-sized 8-page booklet containing photographs and an essay by Steve Albini. An estimated 500 unnumbered, unauthorized copies were also issued with glossy sleeves.

Sometimes credited under the fake label "Walls Have Ears".

Side A recorded live in "Muncie Indiana", side B live in "MPLS & Clogland", both in 1986.

The spoof track titles listed on the booklet are all either in-jokes relating to, or quotations from, the songs:

A1 = Ready Men
A2 = Big Money
A3 = Spoken word joke by Steve
A4 = Cables
A5 = Steve talking about the Yanomamo Indian tribe
A6 = Pigeon Kill
A7 = Passing Complexion
A8 = Crack Up
A9 = RIP
A10 = Jordan, Minnesota
B1 = Firecracker recording from start of gig
B2 = Cables
B3 = Pigeon Kill
B4 = Kerosene
B5 = Bad Penny
B6 = Deep Six
B7 = RIP
B8 = Rema Rema

Cat#s: 'NOT 2 (BUT 1)' on spine, 'NOT 2' on booklet. Additional text in booklet: '... This Is Called Not Two (But Three) ...'.
The last page of the booklet also states: 'A Bernard Baron Production 1987' and 'A Walls Have Ears Prod ...'.

Mastering engineer and mastering metal work stampers identified by the runout etchings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etchings): A PORKY PRIME CUT. NOT-2 A₁ PAG ̶A̶ ̶-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etchings): PORKY. ̶A̶ ̶- NOT 2 B₁ PAG

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NOT 2 (BUT 1) Big Black Sound Of Impact(LP, Ltd) Not NOT 2 (BUT 1) UK 1986 Sell This Version
NOT 2 (BUT 1) Big Black Sound Of Impact(LP, RP, Unofficial) Not (3) NOT 2 (BUT 1) Unknown Sell This Version