/ THE DIRTBOMBS
SIDE EZ-033: THE
ERSATZ AUDIO/CASS RECORDS.
DATE: JUNE 15, 2004 (EZ-033/MAMA-033)
Why is the title of this release the Split/Split/Split
7"? Because not only is it a split between 2 bands, ADULT. and THE DIRTBOMBS,
it is also a split between 2 labels, ERSATZ AUDIO and CASS
RECORDS, and on top of that, the photograph for the cover is
split between 2 artists (the photo of THE DIRTBOMBS was taken by ADULT.
member Nicola Kuperus, and the photo of ADULT. was taken by THE DIRTBOMBS
member Patrick Pantano).
How did this unlikely single come together? One day ADULT. was reading
an interview with CASS RECORDS' president (and THE DIRTBOMBS member)
Ben Blackwell in a local Detroit weekly newspaper. When asked what his
dream release would be, Mr. Blackwell stated that it would be a split
between ADULT. and THE DIRTBOMBS. Shortly there after, ERSATZ AUDIO
and CASS RECORDS happen to meet and the interview topic of a split releases
was brought up. Both parties were totally into the project, and then
Mr. Blackwell came up with the idea that the split should be both bands
covering each others music, and the project was born.
ADULT. chose to cover a rare THE DIRTBOMBS song called "Pray for Pills".
The original "Pray for Pills" was recorded live-to-acetate by THE DIRTBOMBS
for the Australian label CORDUROY
RECORDS on Nov. 27, 2002 and released only as a 7" single. THE
DIRTBOMBS choose to cover a very early ADULT. song entitled "Lost Love".
While the original "Lost Love" can be found on ADULT.'s first CD full
length "Resuscitation", it was originally released on the now out-of-print
12" compilation "Oral-Olio" in 1999 on ADULT.'s label ERSATZ AUDIO.
This 45rpm 7" single is strongly limited to 3,000 hand-numbered copies.
1,500 copies will be sold by Ersatz Audio, the other 1,500 will be sold
by Cass Records.
Adult. is Nicola Kuperus & Adam Lee Miller. THE DIRTBOMBS (during this
project at least) are Ben Blackwell, Patrick J. Pantano, Jim Diamond
and Mick Collins.
More info about ADULT. can be found at www.adultperiod.com
More info about THE DIRTBOMBS can be found at www.thedirtbombs.net
AUDIO and CASS RECORDS makin' the deal!
ADULT.'s original song LOST
LOVE first appeared
DIRTBOMBS' original song PRAY