Colours In Carnage (2LP)
- Label: Ghostrider Records/Duck Production
- Format: 2 x coloured 12" vinyl LP
- Catalogue#: SOM-LP1
- Release Date: 2003
- Very good sound quality - soundboard recording
- Originally released in 1990 in CD format
- The first two tracks show Doktor Avalanche in malfunction
- Issued in at least two editions, the first one of which is a limited edition of 200 copies
- Available in 4 different colours and various combinations of these colours
see Different Releases / Known Vinyl Colour Variations down below ...
- The labels are black with only the alphabetical side numbering in a very baroque Gothic print.
- A variety with red labels on record 1 and black labels on record 2 are said to exist as well.
- Evidence for these could, however, not be found so far.
- Some copies of record 1 have the labels on the wrong side.
- The track lists for sides A-C on the cover back are wrongly shifted by one song. Please compare the track lists and the back of the cover ...
- The production and release dates on the cover (1990/1985) do not reflect the actual time of release for these vinyls (2002/3).
- There is a test pressing, however, which gives a 2003 date for the pressing on the labels.
Doktor Avalanche in malfunction
A few times only did Doktor Avalanche malfunction to an extent that the band had to cancel a song and as it seems,
Colours in Carnage is the only document on vinyl of an incident as such on stage. Here is a brief description of the events:
Right at the beginning of Burn, which was the opening track on that day, Doktor Avalanche suddenly stopped. This happened three times in a row.
So the band decided to go on with the next song and performed Heartland. But during the long final chorus Doktor Avalanche began to play some
irregular beats and the band abandoned that song as well.
Andrew commented:If you wait ten minutes, we'll get them the right way. So I suggest, you shut up for a while and talk amongst yourselves!"
"We‘ve got to attend to our machinery for a while. It's deedless.”
Then, as the audience became fretful, someone else on stage said:
“Listen! You can get these songs the right way and you can get them the wrong way.
The (ten) minutes it took to attend to Doktor Avalanche are, of course, omitted on the record.
Before the band restarted their performance Andrew apologized:
"Sorry about that. Let's hope it works. Nobody wants this.”
Then they played the whole song of Burn and a shortened reprise of Heartland - just the last verse and the final chorus.
And afterwards in terms of machinery, the concert continued in the usual way.
- Recorded live at Rock City, Nottingham, UK on 17.10.1984
|A1 Burn||B1 No Time To Cry|
|A2 Heartland||B2 Anaconda|
|A3 Burn||B3 Emma|
|A4 Marian||B4 A Rock And A Hard Place|
|A5 Walk Away||B5 Train|
|C1 Floorshow||D1 Knockin' On Heaven's Door|
|C2 Alice||D2 Adrenochrome|
|C3 Body Electric||D3 Ghostrider / Sister Ray|
|C4 Gimme Shelter|
Different Releases / Known Vinyl Colour Variations known so far
- Factually known are green, medium blue, also light blue, white, and pink vinyls all of which are slightly marbled
- The first edition consists of either 2 x green, 2 x blue, 2 x white or 2 x pink vinyls, all in a slightly marbled tint with (most likely) black labels.
- Following editions combine these colours. Known combinations so far are:
record 1 white, record 2 pink and record 1 pink, record 2 green.
Possibly, this was also the moment when red labels on record 1 came in.
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