1980: GRAM PARSONS/THE INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE BAND RED DEBBILS AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA / Devil And The Deep Blue Sea :ZAP 7891

TAKRL says:

“You more than likely never saw this. It was another project proposed during the final days and bizarre politics soon found this surfacing on another label using another title and an ugly cover. Roy N. Oak did the amazing GP cover portrait which you’ll probably never see because of politics.”

[The above comments make it clear that it was not ZAP label owner Ken who had written these comments.]

[ugly does indeed fit the description; thanks to YesDays for the scan.]

Side 1:
Blue Eyes
I must be Somebody Else you’ve known
A satisfied Mind
Folsom Prison Blues
And: That’s All Right

Side 2:
Miller’s Cave
I still miss Someone
Luxury Liner
Strong Boy
Do you know how it feels to be lonesome?

“Exs”, according to Hot Wacks

 

6 comments
  1. yesdays said:

    I have a copy of the LP. It’s on the ZAP label (Ze Anonym Plattenspieler) ZAP 7891. It’s still sealed in shrink wrap, with $4.49 hand-written price sticker. Yes, it has what looks like a hand-drawn image on the paper insert cover, …. that doesn’t come anywhere close to what TAKRL did with insert cover artwork. And, Parsons’ name is mispelled (“Graham”). I can get you an image of the LP, if you follow-up with me. Thanks for the website. It’s great.

  2. Yesdays said:

    That’s interesting that Ken didn’t write the comments about this release that are noted for this post (that are from the booklet included with the “T’anks for the Mammaries” TAKRL anthology release, which documented all the original TAKRL LP releases). I thought the “T’anks for the Mammaries” 2LP anthology release came out in about 1976 (or maybe 1977), and that Ken was responsible that release. If Ken didn’t write it, I wonder who did. Thanks.

  3. Unless he wanted to “stay in character” and deny he had anything to do with ZAP to confuse the FBI.

  4. Yesdays said:

    I’ve recently been told that Ken did not produce the “T’anks For The Mammaries” anthology, rather it was produced by Vicky Vinyl (Andrea Waters) as something of a tribute or homage to Ken and TAKRL. Regarding the subject LP of this post, I’ve never opened or listened to my copy, but see on a recent eBay listing for the LP that it actually plays a copy of the International Submarine Band official release of “Safe At Home”.

  5. Thank you, Yesdays. That would then confirm my bold hint that Ken had nothing to do with these comments (and subsequently the whole “T’anks…” compilation job.
    Re. the mis-pressing – first, I’ve heard but not uncommon at these smaller independent pressing plants, I guess (apart from those caused by the bootleggers themselves by mixing up the pressing plates of their own titles).

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