1st episode of ‘Drop the Biscuit’.
Sweedlund showed me around one day, and in shouts explained how a record is pressed. A pair of stampers, one side for each record, is set into the hissing mouth of a large press, roughly similar in dimension to a small car flipped onto its rear bumper. The bottom of the press’s jaw, holding one stamper, remains fixed, while the roof of its mouth drops closed. Above and behind the mouth, in a plastic tube, round pellets of vinyl whirl around like lottery balls. They then drop into a metal arm containing a screw. Ground up and heated, the pellets are mushed together into a sticky vinyl biscuit that plops out the other side. Twitchy robot arms slap labels to both sides of the biscuit before it’s dropped onto the centre of the bottom stamper. The roof of the mouth slowly closes down and the vinyl is squeezed flat between the stampers.
No Fun ……Iggy Pop and The Stooges
Rollin’ Over……The Small Faces
Secret Weapon….Dave and Ansil Collins
Walk Right In…….Fluffy Hter & Jessie Powell
Insects All Around Us…..Money Mark
Krakman Twist…..Les Krakman
Love Lies Limp….. ATV
Blitzkrieg Bop…..The Ramones
Pick Up The Rockers…..Tappa Zuki
Bdown Variation 7 (Spoken Words At Neva Dug Disco……Sascha Dive