Inner Groove Messages

I've never understood the whole "good ol' days of vinyl" thing that some people talk about. I think its probably something to do with finding out your several hundred records have become obsolete overnight and that a kid with a cheap CD player can get a better sound than a $2000 turntable. But I digress...

But here's something you can't do with CD ! This page is a list of the message that have been cut into the inner groove of many Church and solo LPs and singles. Any mispelled words are reproduced as they were on the records

Many thanks to the members of Seance, especially Monica Green, for compiling these messages

Iridescence (A-side)
GOOD ONE BRUDDA!!!

Starfish
INGREDIENTS: BLOOD, SWEAT & ZEUS JUICE
HERE'S ANOTHER CLUE FOR YOU DROOGS, THE STARFISH WAS PLOOG

Persia EP
ECHO'S OF GHOSTLY DOGS [Spelling makes sense with the apostrophe]
LUNCH LACKEYS LUG LIMITERS

Jack Frost
FAB MACCA PAYS PARIS SURCHARGE WITH MESCAL
COME GOOD SERPENT...DOWN THE CLOCK!

Crystal Set - From Now On
WALLY FREE ZONE
MYSTERIOUSNESS

Remote Luxury 12" (USA)
A: It's a M..M..M..Mental Block
B: Echos of Ghostly Dogs
B: THE REAL CHURCH
(Different pressings have different messages)

This Asphalt Eden 7" - A KiLLABEE PRODUCTION

Fireman 7" - MUBBY'S CHOICE

Remindlessness
1: "WE LIVE IN THE VOID OF METAMORPHOSES"
2: "$ILVER EVENING $HOT"
3: "CALLING DOWN BAAL AND ZEUS...."
4: "IF YOU PLAY THIS RECORD BACKWARDS YOU'LL FUCK YOUR NEEDLE"

I am Curious (Curious Yellow) 12"
A: LOOK AT YOUR WATCH.
B: WE ARE TALKING IN SPACE NOT IN TIME

Temperature Drop in Downtown Winterland 10"
- BILBO TAPE ONE

The Crystal Set/"Cluster" EP
BLUSTER BUSTER
WHOOPING

Jack Frost 7" of "Every Hour God Sends" (Red Eye)
A: IN WHICH PRIDE CIRCUS TELLS US TO IRAQ OFF
B: IS THAT A HORNPIPE?

The Slow Crack EP (12")
KARIN IS A WOMAN WITH REASON
S.K. : REPTILE, AMPHIBIAN OR STARFISH?

Transaction EP (12"):
12 INCHES OF KILBY
DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE

Unearthed:
Side 1: HERES ANOTHER CLUE FOR YOU ALL, THE WALRUS WAS STEVE.
Side 2: SHOULD BE LISTENED TO IN THE BEDROOM+OUT OF IT

Earthed:
Side 2 : DESPERATELY SEEKING NEUMAN
Side? : Lady, this is Newtopia
Side 1: LADY, THIS IS ILLYRIA

Curious Yellow/Charms and Blues
Side 1: DRUNKEN DREAMS AND FURTURE MEMORIES.....
Side 2: ....FROM AN OCCULT DIARY.

The Crystal Set/"Cluster" EP
Side 1: BLUSTER BUSTER
Side 2: WHOOPING

Hex
"SNOW ANGEL VS ThE PRINCE OF DARKNESS"

Seance
A: Just sit back & LISTEN !
B: (1st message) COOPER'S RULES O.K. B: (2nd message) IS IT OCCURING, BEEKEEPER ?

Heyday
A:I THOUGHT IT WAS TOBACCO THEY WERE SMOKIN'
B:"YOUNG ENGLISH KNOB TWIDDLER MEETS THE BONDI BOYS"


I'm told that in the Mexican vinyl of Starfish there are no inner groove messages, only the catalog number. Maybe in another pressings of the album ? Thanks to Fernando J. Rodriguez

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