16 April 2009

Shortfuse Records

From: Shortfuse Records

Subject: SHORTFUSE RECORDS discography December 2008

test pressing;  3 only, 1 w/film cover, 1 w/metal cover, 1 w/white paper sleeve.
"first press";  50 clear vinyl, 250 black vinyl with black embossed sleeve
"second press";  35 clear, 35 black with a 'duo-tone' sleeve, coloured-in
"b" side shortfuse logo.
additional notes; 7 track EP recorded in 1994, originally intended for
release on No Deal records but due to the bands break-up and the label's
demise, it lay unreleased until I picked up the release to mark the end of
one label (No Deal), and the birth of the new breed (Shortfuse). First and
second press come from the same batch, but we clearly identified the second
press(leftovers...) by colouring the Shortfuse logo on the 'B' side label


test pressing; 35 copies at 45 rpm w/Heresy 'thanks' parody sleeve, and many
tests at 33rpm-A REAL MESS! Even some with 33rpm one side, and 45rpm the other.
regular press (33rpm); 75 red, 500 black vinyl.
additional notes; Came with a poster lyric insert. Some copies may have a
vinyl Arms Reach logo sticker. Some copies have written messages on white
inner dust sleeve from the night Luke and I were lifting weights in my
parents house to prepare for the Madball gig!
Supposed to be 100 on red vinyl, but the pressing plant ran out of labels:
hence the one red vinyl version with "b" side labels on both
sides........................................................FUCKING HOPELESS!
'THANKS, for nothing press'; 35 mis-pressings originally intended as gifts
for my friends, became the 'fuck you' to the pressing plant as they managed
to make the record sound like pure shit and cut/press it at 45 rpm instead
of 33rpm. Has a Heresy 'thanks' parody sleeve, with a crocodile replacing
the shark on the back sleeve (real Aussie mate). Also has 2 'thanks'
4x double 7" test pressings with one 7" having 45rpm one side, 33rpm the
other and the second 7" having the 45rpm side redone at 33rpm, with some
random band on the flip. Housed in a paper wrap around 'thanks' xerox sleeve.

SFR #02- BALANCE 'never quit' 7"

test pressings; no idea.
100 blue vinyl, 200 black vinyl. All have rubber stamped labels.
10 black vinyl copies have a xerox and numbered insert.
additional notes; New Zealand 'friends', who I wanted to release a record
by based on the strength of their first CD, this 7" is seriously lacking the
same conviction and raw appeal of their earlier releases. Intended to
coincide with their Australian tour but the pressing plant (same one as
above) managed to fuck up and delay it. Also noteworthy, is the drummer
saying to me "finally, someone else doing the hard work and NOT us". A real
kick in the balls and a wake up call as to why I do a label!


test pressing; 3 test pressings with 'horror' sleeve.
275 (approximately) green "camo" vinyl, 725 black vinyl.

SFR #04- A.V.O. 'fuck positive hardcore' 7"

test pressing; 15 only, with 'you're a fuckin prick' sleeve.
100 peach coloured vinyl, 400 black vinyl
additional notes; Comes with a lyric/photocollage insert. 50 black vinyl
copies have launch show 'pre-release' sleeve, and red stub to be sent to
collect your official sleeve.
ALL copies came with an A.V.O. sticker and Shortfuse records skateboard
trucks sticker.


test pressing; 8 only, with 'Clint is a midget wrestler' sleeve.
330 red vinyl
additional notes; Comes with a printed lyric insert. 81 copies have a
black print on red card overlay sleeve....(of which, only one is glued
closed to form a pocket sleeve) which was the only existing printed part of
a larger "printers proof" edition originally intended for the 30 extra
copies we were supplied. There are paste-ups for the other 9 sleeves which
have various professional skateboarders pictured as the front sleeve, with a
generic back sleeve. Also intended was a printed 'shortfuse'(kind of
'strange notes'/Santa Cruz skateboards ripoff/homage) envelope to house the
ALL copies come with a clear Deadstare sticker, and Shortfuse records
"misfits' logo sticker. Some copies come with a Starbucks coffee voucher for
the opening of Sydney's first Starbucks.


test pressing; 15 with colour xerox "Garfield" sleeve, and positive film
overlay of the intended sleeve.
550 white vinyl, numbered.
additional notes; ONE copy ONLY exists as a gatefold sleeve containing both
Harmony as One and Deadstare 7"'s (pressed at the same time) as a birthday
gift for a close friend, Brett Hedge.
ALL copies have a vinyl Harmony as One sticker, some have Shortfuse records


SFR #08(CD1)- BARE KNUCKLE FIGHT 'beaten beyond recognition' CD

500 manufactured.
additional notes; comes with a printed card flier explaining why it was
unable to be pressed as a 7", plus a vinyl sticker.


test pressing; 8 only (I think) with orange sleeve...HxH have an HHH ripoff
logo, BPY have a Born Against ripoff logo
1000 black vinyl
additional notes; Comes with printed lyric insert.
7 copies come with "printers progressives" sleeves, which has as many as 3
different variations of the sleeve and insert.
This was a split label release between 4 labels, but I flatly refuse to
have a half number release!

SFR #010- ROUSE 'deep inside' 12"

test pressing; 30 numbered blank labels with special cover(sleeve still
unfinished at time of this being compiled).
1000 black vinyl
additional notes; Comes with lyric and poster inserts.
2 copies only include an extra Peking Palace calender insert

SFR #011- UNIFORM APPROACH 'a pledge to the edge' 7"

test pressing; 20 with red "touch and go" style sleeve
1st press; 100 "mailorder" edition, white label bighole hand written labels.
500 gold vinyl.
2nd press; 372 blue vinyl, with orange sleeves
3rd press; 100 black vinyl/blank stamped labels, with the leftover yellow
first press sleeves(stamped also).
additional notes; copies of the first press sold on my US holiday came with
a label advert for the NEW and upcoming releases.
20 copies of the first press gold vinyl edition came with the "mailorder"
sleeve in addition to the glued sleeve.

SFR #012- RIPCORD 'in search of a future' 12"

test pressing; 15 w/hand glued textured paper sleeves.
1st press; 521 numbered copies
2nd press; 35 marbled green/yellow vinyl w/ sticker sleeves and sticker insert.
additional notes; the pressing was to be 500, but as pressing plants make
extra copies, it came in at 521. The numbering sequence is; 501 copies
numbered in black ink out of 500, with there being 2 copies numbered
001/500. The extra 20 copies are ALL numbered 501/500 in red ink.
The "second press" was done 3 days after the black vinyl, with any colour
the pressing plant had on their machine that day. This colour combination
ended up being a predominantly green vinyl with streaks of yellow through it
to make a more "marbled" effect.
All of the black and the greenish vinyl come with a full colour 8 page
booklet. Enjoy it for what it is!

SFR #013- PLASMID 'lust for power' 7"

test pressing; 30 w/hand written and numbered labels and original 1952
Anarchist newspaper sleeve. I also spray painted the white dust sleeve on
the "B" side which has seriously stained the records, but it does not affect
first press; 1036 black vinyl with "CRASS" style poster sleeve, two
information handouts, band liner notes and a pin badge.
second press; 500 black vinyl with a lighter paper version of the above
mentioned sleeve, contains all the same inserts as the first press.
third press; 500 black vinyl with the same sleeve as the second press above.

SFR #014- MINDSNARE 'gas man' 7"

test pressings; 15 w/Death Mission rip-off sleeve.
first press; 100 white vinyl, skateboard bearing art label-large centre
hole. Has silver foil stamped sleeve.
500 green vinyl, small centre hole. Red foil stamped sleeve
500 pink/black vinyl, small centre hole. Red foil stamped sleeve.

second press; 100 white vinyl, skateboard bearing label art-large centre
hole. Sleeve has silver foil stamping as first 100, but is printed on
silver card and is without the yellow printing on the inside of the sleeve.

additional notes; first 100 were my payment to the band, and come with a
Mindsnare skateboard deck, hence the themed label art.
So called second press is merely left overs of the first press, but withheld
until all the other versions were sold out.
500 pink/black vinyl a total fuck up on the pressing production side of
things. It started out as a yellow and black mix-nuclear symbol, ended up
being pink and black "half and half" fiasco.
last 100 copies sold at Gordy's last gigs in Melbourne and
Sydney with an alternate sleeve aptly titled 'Gordy's last stand'

SFR #015- STRAIGHTJACKET NATION 'cheap kicks' 12"

test pressings; 12 w/hand made sleeve(sleeve still unfinished at this point)
first pressing: 960 black vinyl copies with silver labels and old style "tip-on"
heavy card stock cover and insert.

SFR #016- LARM 'no one can be that dumb' 7"

test pressings; about 10 w/ photocopied sleeve made as a double 7" containing both
Larm re-issues that Way Back When records(Holland) and Shortfuse re-issued
at the same time.
first pressing; 1000 w/sleeve and insert reprint of original

SFR #017- LARM 'nothing is hard in this world if you dare to scale the heights' 7"

test pressings; about 10 w/ photocopied sleeve made as a double 7" containing both
Larm re-issues that Way Back When records(Holland) and Shortfuse re-issued
at the same time.
first pressing; 1000 w/sleeve, insert and postcard reprint of original

SFR #018-COLD WORLD 'hands off our music' 2x 7"

test pressings; 10x double 7" rejected US test pressings.

SFR #019-EXTROTION 'terminal cancer' 7"

test pressings; 7 thus far. Approved and ready to press.

Well that's straight from the Shortfuse source aka Clint.And you can't get much more comprehensive or complete than that.


Adam said...

just got the harmony as one "stranger in your own land" 7" and saw that their is a HAO cd discography in the works. is this still happening?

Anonymous said...

Did you run Shortfuse Records, or do you know how to get in contact with whoever did? I would like to do an interview for my zine. Thanks