"The Smiths" Saudi Arabia CS [747 New Wave 9136]

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  1. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

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    Saw this linked on Twitter today. No nips. No sirree.

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  2. Harsh Truth

    Harsh Truth Ever Felt Had?

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    Interesting to me personally as I lived in Saudi Arabia as a boy (age 10-13 roughly, or '84-86') and I remember the 747 "label." These were all bootlegs of proper releases. The music shops in Riyadh had thousands and thousands of titles for very cheap, as I recall. I had many of the hot (read: embarrassing) titles of the day. Sadly, not this one.

    Whenever I'd come home for a visit I'd worry that US Customs would confiscate my illegal copies of Flock of Seagulls and Styx albums.

    And yes - any cover art that was deemed risque was edited in some form or another.
     
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  3. Vauxhall95

    Vauxhall95 I Know It's Over...

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    Small world, I lived in Jeddah for most of the '80s. I remember many a shopping trip to buy 747 cassette tapes. Dirt cheap and the quality was always sketchy. I do remember quite a few lyric books that just absolutely mangled the English translation of the lyrics.

     
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