Some Awful Men b/w Woody Guthrie
Whip's FIRST single (1998)
there are 500 copies of this 7" single, all but 5 came with a different sleeve
additions are very - thank you
here are Bootleg Vol (the band performing "Woody Guthrie") bass player
Nick White's memories about the creation of the sleeves:
Looks good! I noticed you don't have a lot of info about the record, so here's "the skinny." There are 500 of them--or were. We (Bootleg Vol) had been playing nearly weekly shows in our area when Mark Ospovat volunteered his skills and studio access. We recorded six or seven songs, few of which were able to capture our real sound, which was quite raw, and, frankly, heavily intoxicated. Jay never really felt good about most of the recordings, any of them, really, though I still have them and I still really like them. But, out of a sense of obligation to us, to our fans (which were plantiful and frequently female), and to our friends at priapus, we went with woody guthrie, which was actually one of our first songs (though if memory serves, two dead babies was the firstest first). we also played black eyed susan (the song that is now black eyed suzy), it's so sad (which is now "it's a sag"--long story, and not that interesting, actually), and a few others which have not known vibration since then. Summerly Summer was my favorite, partly because it had a long instrumental section (and i enjoy instruments), and partly because, well, the drummer, matt wells, was actually a guitarist--one of the best i've ever played with, and kevin fay, the accordian player, was actually a drummer, (not to overuse the phrase, but it's true) one of the best drummers i've ever played with, and on Summerly Summer, matt was on guitar and Kevin was on drums. it had a much more indie-rock sound, though still undeniably Bootleg Vol-ish. in that same time, whip had come to realize that his more sparse stuff was (is) really incredible--i can think of many occasions, performances, where he was able to silence an entire room with a single strum of a guitar--not to mention the fact that the ladies were starting to take a real shine to him. and with two of the five of us moving to strange places, putting a lot of stock into bootleg vol didn't seem entirely wise. thus we have a split 7" with whip as whip. so there are 500 of them, and you may be interested in knowing how many covers there are. as far as I know, there are 500 different covers. here's how that went down. it was always our intention to do this, but when 500 records showed up on our door, it was suddenly very real and suddenly quite a large task. so in the end it was really quite spontaneous. we collected all of our supplies (piles of paper, magazines, pencils, pens, charcoals, pastels, paints), and started telling people we were having a party. it started at noon (such were those days), there would be plenty of cheap booze, and plenty of fun to be had. so folks just wandered by and made record covers. we were students at an art school, and the sorts we hung out with were all very talented, and most of them were visual artists in one capacity or another. (whip and justin and i were roommates, so this was at our house.) among the crew were, of course, the band of bootleg vol, as well as folks that would in the future play on timesbold recordings--pretty much everybody who would record in the early (pre-max lichtenstein) timesbold stuff. (of the folks in timesbold now, only tony was around then, and none of us knew him--or, rather, i knew who he was, but never spoken to him.) abby, seth, all those folks. Jeremy Carlisle was a roommate too. Who else might you have heard of--j russo (hopewell), jim avondolio, mark ospovat, jose "joe" pellot (r.i.p.), gabe walsh, summer morgan; basically everyone who happened by, and, in those days, people often happened by. things went, people split, i went to graduate school (i am slated for a phd in the spring of 2006). i have since recorded several albums, one with "HeAVE", another with The Bedsores, and a split 12" (hopefully) with Yer Just Negative, as well as my solo stuff, which i call "johnny stomp" (as lame a name as that is). so there's quite a bit of info to keep you going for a while. keep up the good work! nick
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