"Where'd You Find That?!": An Illustrated Discography of the (Almost) Unique
D.O.A. - Disco Sucks EP 7" rejected test press (1978)
This is a rejected test pressing, one of only three copies made, for the original Sudden Death Records pressing of Canadian punkers DOA's first record. It has blank pinkish labels and the engravings in the dead wax are simply "3097 A R" and "3097 B R". The production version of the record -- including the later pressing on Quintessence -- has these more elaborate messages:
A: "3097 A RE 1 R GREAT RECORD !!!"
B: "3097 B RE 1 R TIMBUKTU HERE WE COME !!!"
The presence of "RE 1" in the matrix numbers is indicative of a later set of pressing plates. The biggest difference between this test pressing and the final record is the track listing:
A: Disco Sucks / Royal Police
B: Nazi Training Camp / Woke Up Screaming
All other pressings are:
A: Royal Police / Woke Up Screaming
B: Disco Sucks / Nazi Training Camp
Compared to the Sudden Death pressing, all songs sound the same. Presumably the band had it repressed only to change the ordering of the songs. The record comes in a manilla envelope, slightly bigger than a standard 7" picture sleeve. I'm told this is the type of envelope used by Imperial Records, who went out of business in 1983 (further proof that this is not a test pressing for one of the later bootlegs or reissues of the record.) On the front, someone has written "(3) Test Pressings Fo #3097" and on the back it says "BRIAN" and a phone number (partially blurred out in the scan below to protect the innocent.) This would be Brian "Wimpy Roy" Goble, and I'm told this is Joey Shithead's handwriting. The previous owner of the record received it directly from Joey.
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Last Updated: 14 September 2003