Friday, January 25, 2013

Broccoli - Found & Crocodile God Split - Double 7" Pack (/50)

Speedowax (2012)

There are few bands in this world that I love as much as I love the band Broccoli. Their album Home is one of my top 5 favorite records of all time. One of the most prized records in my entire collection is the Broccoli / Muppet Mule Split 7". The affection I have for this band's music can only be rivaled by the likes of Rocket From The Crypt, Snuff or Leatherface. So yeah, what I'm saying is I really like this band.

Speedowax put out 2 (sort of) new Broccoli 7"s last year. The first was called Found and included some of the band's original demos. The 2nd was a split 7" with Crocodile God, though these songs were also previously released. To be totally honest, I'm not entirely sure where these songs came from, the Found 7" isn't a straight up vinyl release of the band's first demo tape because the track listing is different, but then again so was the Broccoli Demo 7" that Speedowax put out back in the 90's. I think that the songs from the Croc split are the same versions of the songs that came out on a 7" that Friendly Fire Records put out in the 90's, but again, I'm not entirely positive.

This specific record that you are looking at contains both of the 7"s, double packed with a new sleeve, limited to 50 copies. Although my copy is numbered out of 25, the Speedowax website says there are 50 and some are lettered a - z as opposed to numbered. I love Broccoli, I love the label Speedowax and I love Rich, the guy that runs the label. But, Speedowax has the most fucking confusing discography in the history of music. Make it easy on a fan, could you?

I can't really complain too much, Rich has always gone out of his way to make sure that I have a chance to pick up all of the weirdo variants, and for that I am very grateful. I just wish I could keep track of what was being pressed over there. I'm still convinced I somehow missed pink sleeved versions of both of the single 7" pressings of these records!

Broccoli - Neglect It (Sorry to send you to MySpace, but I can't find their songs streaming anywhere else. Trust me, it's worth the listen):

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