Love Canal/Someday

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Love Canal/Someday was released in 1990 on Slap A Ham Records.

  • 5" Slap A Ham #13
  • Clear or Milky Clear wax edit. 3000
    • Milky Clear wax with green sticker, fewer than 30 copies
    • Pink wax with no center label, fewer than 30 copies
    • Pink wax with white center label edit. 12 (test pressing)

A very small number of the last records to be sold by Chris Dodge (of Slap A Ham Records) contained clear sleeves with no sticker and a white paper inner sleeve, hand-written and signed, "The I ran out of covers cover. Pay no more than $30,000!"

A 5" printed folded red card inside a stickered 5" clear plastic sleeve version also exists which may have been a Slap A Ham Records experimental sleeve.

(This review originally appears in The Crass Menagerie #100)

This was my first exposure to a 5" record. In fact it being a 5" was one of the main reasons I bought it. Fortunately I had a record player that didn’t have too much trouble playing it... I could usually get it to play after five or six attempts at moving my needle towards the edge of the vinyl very slooooooooowly. I know some people who simply cannot get a 5" to play. At the time this came out I was not much of a MELVINS fan. I was stupid. I was, however, a FLIPPER fan and this record was MELVINS doing FLIPPER covers and it came out about the same time FLIPPER reformed and released “American Grafishy,” (“Someday” was a track included on “American Grafishy.”) an album I loved but a lot of old FLIPPER fans hated. After hearing this record I decided that MELVINS did indeed know what they were doing and I began buying their stuff.


A: Love Canal - 4:06 cover from Flipper's Sex Bomb Baby

B: Someday - 3:21 cover from Flipper's American Grafishy

Recorded on Buzz's Four-Track

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