The Reptile House EP (test pressing)
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Extremely hard to find:
with handwritten catalogue# and production date stamp.
- Label: Mayking
- Catalogue#: MR 023
- Format: 12" vinyl EP (Test Pressing)
- Issued: 1983 (France)
- Basically white labels with the header "échantillon" (French for test, sample)
and a minimum of handwritten information filled into pre-formatted gaps.
- Date Stamp: 17 MARS 1983
- The label Side AA does not show the catalogue# of the EP
as is often the case with testpressings.
- Instead a simple "4" is noted in place of the catalogue#.
- Allegedly, 100 copies were made. In fact, around 12 copies are known to exist.
- These testpressing have other run-out grooves than the final EPs.
- Side A (similar to but still differing from The Reptile House EP):"MR 023A1" and "MPO",
- plus (which do not appear at all on the final release) "A PORKY PRIME CUT"
- and in addition also: "lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate"
- (Italian for Abandon all hope, ye who enter here)
- within an inscription on the Gate of Hell...
- Side AA (similar to but still differing from The Reptile House EP) :
- "FOR SPIGGY - PAINT IN BLACK" and "MPO" and "A PORKY PRIME CUT"
|A1 Kiss The Carpet||5:55|
|B4 Kiss The Carpet (Reprise)||0:36|