Message Saved/Thank You! (20th Anniversary)

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Amphetamine Reptile Scale 103 front cover

Message Saved/Thank You! 7" - released 2004

20th Anniversary cover by Burlesque Design

Artwork for this done by Wes of LSD Magazine. This is a limited edition release for the Melvins 20th anniversary show in Olympia, WA 03/09/2004 at The Capitol Theater w/ Mudhoney & Fitz of Depression, the remaining were sold at the 03/13/2004 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour show w/Jello Biafra as a special guest and ISIS as the opener. The music on them is what most people would consider "noise". There was another set of this 7" made with different artwork sold at the Grumpy's shows the same year which was also a pressing of 250.

Here's what Wes who did the artwork for this version said of the release: Initially, there was only going to be 200 like other grumpy's melvins shows. Then the melvins wanted to have some at their anniversary shows so they bumped it up to 500. I was to do the second cover for the portland/west coast shows. Since I screen printed the covers too, I had the paper which was 100 sheets, three covers to a sheet. Since prints sometimes get fucked up in screen printing, I was worried I wouldn't be able to make a full 300. So we lowered the number on the sleeve to 250. Haze said he had more of the Aesthetic cover so he could make up the difference. In the end, we used exactly 250 of my cover. The pressing plant sent exactly 500 pieces of vinyl, so the rest are for sure aesthetic. But their cover comes in 2 different styles due to the cutting, since tickets were on the same sheet. It wasn't on purpose but worked out nicely to make some special packaging. The ones that were available for mail order with the poster on the am rep site came signed by the band and had a fold over flap, like this one on ebay right now. It looks kind of like a giant match book when folded up. I don't know exactly what the breakdown ended up being between signed fold over and the ones at the show. -Wes

Track Listing

  • A Side
  1. Message Saved
  • B Side
  1. Thank You!

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