vinyl etchings

stressford poet

education in reverse
i was flicking through my vinyls today and re-looked at the album etchings on all the smiths morrissey vinyls i possess.
here is a list

the smiths-hatful of hollow-a side- "the impotence of being ernest"
the smiths -hatful of hollow-b side -"Ian eire"

the smiths-meat is murder -a side "illness is art"
the smiths -meat is murder-b side "doing the wythenshawe waltz"

the smiths-the world wont listen-no etchings

the smiths -the queen is dead -a side "fear of manchester"

the smiths -the queen is dead -b side-"them was rotten days"
i think this is a quote from hylda baker in saturday night sunday morning,

the smiths-sheila take a bow 12"-a side-"cook bernard matthews"

the smiths -strangeways here we come -a side "guy fawkes was a genius"

the smiths-rank-a side- "peepholism"

morrissey-viva hate- a side-"education in reverse"

morrissey-suedehead-12" a side "dreams are just dreams"

morrissey-bona drag-a side "aesthetics versus athletics"

morrissey-kill uncle-a side-"nothing to declare except my jeans"

please feel free to add your own to the list!

stressford poet.
 

stressford poet

education in reverse
the etchings

they can be found on the smooth black part of the vinyl near the middle label.
hold at an angle to the light.
made my eyes go blurry after a while though.
hope this helps!
 

CharlatanizeMe

Rarely pure/never simple
There's loads. Most of the vinyl formats (albums, singles and 12 inch) of The Smiths and Morrissey have run-out groove massages. Panic has got " I dreamt about stew last night" as the A-side groove with nothing on the B-side. Think I feel a "What's your favourite..." thread coming! "Would you risk it for a biscuit?" anyone?
 

Lazarus

Member
You have killed me 7"
Let me kiss you 7"
IBEH 7"

all 3 above: DAMONT

Redondo/TIALight 7" : DAMONT and there's "C.G.P." too

There's nothing on ROTT 2LP

Live at Earls court 2LP has DAMONT too
 

spectral hand

all mouth and no trousers
Two I remember are KISS MY SHADES and BIZARRE VIBRATING PALM DEATH ... but don't remember which records they were on, sorry.
 

Springheeledjim84

..they say 'ee's mental..
Last of the Famous

I believe the etching on The Last of the Famous is...

Escape from Valium
Return to Valium

JIM
 

Keely

Junior Member
My copy of 'Last Night I Dreamt...' has 'the return of the submissive society' on one side & 'The Bizarre Oriental Vibrating Palm Death' on the other.

I didn't know if the etchings were just on the test pressings though, i don't have my vinyl collection with me so i can't check, that's the only one i know since i remembered & was able to check on eil.com. They'll probably have a full list of the etchings on there. Very odd, but nice nonetheless.
 

Alexandra

dismembered
My "Special Etched Disc" of "Interesting Drug" (the one with Oscar Wilde / Motor Cycle Au Pair Boy) reads:
"WHAT KIND OF MAN READS DENIM DELINQUENT?"

My "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" reads:
"ART,ANY ROAD"

While at it I checked my Smiths records, and hey presto, "Panic" says:
"HANG THEM HIGH MONIKA"

I like this thread. The notes are mysterious, aren't they? Who is Monika...?!
 

Aly Panic

Slap Me On The Patio
Vinyl etchings were great.
Among my favourites
Art Any Road
You Are Dreaming, You Don't Want To Sleep
Alf Ramsey's Revenge
 

spectral hand

all mouth and no trousers
Alexandra said:
> My "Special Etched Disc" of "Interesting Drug" (the one with
> Oscar Wilde / Motor Cycle Au Pair Boy) reads:
> "WHAT KIND OF MAN READS DENIM DELINQUENT?"

I believe "Denim Delinquent" was a New York Dolls fanzine in the 70s.
 

Lazarus

Member
Oh and like i said, all recent moz vinyls have that "damont" word so i've just googled it and.. it looks like it's a vinyl manufacturing company

see http://www.damontaudio.com/

would this mean they were pressed there ? i'm very suspicious now :confused:
(this would mean there are no more etchings on recent moz releases then)
 
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Queen Victoria

New Member
You're all forgetting the best one, etched onto the 'Wiiliam, It Was Really Nothing' single:

Romantic and square is hip and aware.
 

sid james

Stone me!
The full list of all 'official' Morrissey etchings is given in the discography in Peepholism. And yes - 'Damont' sounds like some technical thing rather than a Morrissey witicism...
 

Alexandra

dismembered
spectral hand said:
Alexandra said:
> My "Special Etched Disc" of "Interesting Drug" (the one with
> Oscar Wilde / Motor Cycle Au Pair Boy) reads:
> "WHAT KIND OF MAN READS DENIM DELINQUENT?"

I believe "Denim Delinquent" was a New York Dolls fanzine in the 70s.
Really?! Now that's interesting! Thanks!:)
 

Sandy Shore

Member
Lazarus said:
You have killed me 7"
Let me kiss you 7"
IBEH 7"

all 3 above: DAMONT

Redondo/TIALight 7" : DAMONT and there's "C.G.P." too

There's nothing on ROTT 2LP

Live at Earls court 2LP has DAMONT too
Is Live at Earls court availibe on vinyl?? Where please?! :)
 
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