Pussy Galore – Unauthorized Oven Bait (CD, US)

23 September 2003 Adult Contemporary ACR007
01. Part 1
02. Part 2
03. Part 3
04. Part 4
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Unauthorised CD release of Oven Bait by Pussy Galore featuring the band “trying to play one song”. This is a bootleg of the original bootleg Oven Bait (CASSETTE, US).
Housed in a plain black case with the cover artwork being a sticker on the front, both sides of the disc are black with no text or other information and there is an insert giving recording details.

Originally released as a cassette through ‘Forced Exposure’ by “disgruntled percussionist, Tom Smith” (see Additional Information for both sides of that argument).

The Track titles as given on the original cassette issue is as follows:

01. Spit and Shit
02. Kill Yourself
03. Fuck You, Ian Mackaye
04. Fuck You, Man

There is also a 19 track download titled Oven Bait (Original Version) featuring a completely different tracklisting.

Corpse Love featured the track Fuck You, Man which is taken from this release.

SONG CREDITS:
Recorded on December 6, 1985 at Westminster Basement, Washington, DC,
Mixed on October 15, 1986 at Ginsberg Basement, Silver Spring, MD, by Tom Smith.
Personnel: Jon Spencer, Julie Cafritz, John Hammill, Dave Hair, Peter Hayes, and Tom Smith.
c+p Spencer/PG

01. Part 1
Run Time: 17:41

02. Part 2
Run Time: 13:03

03. Part 3
Run Time: 12:54

04. Part 4
Run Time: 17:10

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
PRESS RELEASE: “Savage! Young! Wild! JON SPENCER, JULIA CAFRITZ, and the rest in all their snarling, sneering, spoiled-rotten-Ivy-Leaguer glory, recorded live in the mid-’80s. Extremely lo-fi to begin with and made even more unlistenable after the fact by disgruntled percussionist TOM SMITH, who originally released the tapes in an act of revenge after the band gave him the boot. He thought Oven Bait would embarrass them, but it has gone on to achieve near-mythical status as one of the rawest, most insanely (un)produced recordings you’re likely to hear. Good luck sitting through all 55 minutes.”

FROM TOM SMITH INTERVIEW IN WIRE MAGAZINE (AUGUST.2002): “As to the Oven Bait boot, it was an attempt to flesh out ideas that Jon and I had tossed around during the “Fuck Sky Bear” trek. PG’s rehearsals were brutal affairs, with songs played for hours on end. Julie was relatively new at her instrument, and all of us were prone to miscues – we worked at the set with demonic fervor. I thought it would be cool to release an album that would document the process – one song per side, from Jon’s initial excited, shouted instructions, through the various, inevitable breakdowns, to the first successful run-through. I combed through the rehearsal tapes I’d managed to hold on to after I left the group, and put the album together in the summer of ’86. The production run was very small – less than 15 copies. Jon later told me that he quite enjoyed it – he included an excerpt from it on the Corpse Love compilation. Were Pussy Galore inept? Hardly. PG were a pioneering band; its music, as snarling and skewed as it must have seemed to most, struck me as being nothing less than majestic.”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK: [no details]

BARCODE: [n/a]

MATRIX: [unknown]*

*The underside of the disc is black and matrix number is not visable.

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