Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Could You Take Doug Out?

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It's been a while since I've posted anything 'Snack-related, so here's the third Prisonshake 7-inch, which is potentially my favorite indie rock single of all time-- plus it's Scat One, which means, well, probably nothing I guess. I seriously own about a half-dozen copies of this, partially because when I'm out buying records I'm too stupid to remember which records back at the house aren't whipped, and partially because the individual playing card sleeves are all just slightly different enough to make me want to buy it whenever I see a copy. Plus, the second pressing has a little playing card sticker on the front (and even those are different colors, too), which makes it look even cooler. Not to mention the version that comes with the poker chips... ahh, what the hell.

The rippin' a-side is what makes this single such a keeper, of course, but it's the moody "Shook Like Roses" that really completes things here. Perfect as a Prisonshake b-side, "Shook Like Roses" would probably be the a-side for any of the above-average '80s jangle/psych bands you could name-- or in the case of The Leaving Trains, their only good song. I'm not gonna post the b-side here, though, thinking that maybe you'll go out and buy this yourself (despite the high quality being offered, copies are still relatively cheap and plentiful).

Since I bought my copies at various times, some of them came with different inserts, so I'm scanning all of them here... including an elephant picture from a newspaper that someone-- the original owner, perhaps-- stuck inside one of the copies. Hardy har har!


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Prisonshake -

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"Deanna"


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7 comments:

M. Piedlourde said...

Damn this was one of my favourite 7in of all time.

Bruce Shyster said...

We played with them at The Flying Squire in Danbury. I haven't spun any Prisonshake in a long time, gotta' dig those records out.

Brushback said...

Gee, I didn't know Prisonshake had ever played in Connecticut. All the things I've missed by not paying attention...

Mr. HCI said...

A mighty fine band, indeed!

planckzoo said...

I think they also played Hartford, for a long time you could find promos of Roaring Third in music stores. I sadly missed both the shows, which I regret to this day.
And I also think you are being hard on the Leaving Trains, they have some fine tunes, even if some of the lps are a tad inconsistent.

Brushback said...

Yeah, I have a habit of being a bit too mean, maybe I should've said The Three O'Clock instead...

Brushback said...

The mp3 file on this post is now a listen-only (non-downloadable) file. It's now being hosted on my Vox account (accesible through the above listen-only link), along with "Shook Like Roses" which wasn't included in the original post.

Keep an eye on the Scat Records web site, a Prisonshake retrospective of sorts is in the works...