Hard To Believe

12" (black) / test pressing / Waterfront / DAMP121 / made in France (MPO) / 1990.06

White label test pressing, black vinyl. Came in a white inner sleeve and a plain cardboard sleeve with a Southern Studios sticker, the company which distributed the record in Europe. Two copies have been found. One came with an A4 info sheet attached to the cardboard sleeve, indicating that this particular test pressing was used for promotion. The other copy has handwritten text on the front, in French, stating that the test pressing was received on 02/07/90 (July 2nd). The last word could be a signature.

The records were pressed in France by MPO, and while there's a UK address on the sticker, they were clearly attached in France due to the French text partially written on the sticker on copy 1. The matrix codes were written by MPO prior to plating.

Tracklist

Side A
  • Detroit Rock City (Bullet LaVolta) - 
  • Is That You? (Girl Monstar) - 
  • I Want You (King Snake Roost) - 
  • Christine 16 (All) - 
  • Sure Know Something (Whipper Snappers)
Side B
  • Lick It Up (Hard-Ons) - 
  • Do You Love Me? (Nirvana) - 
  • Beth (Coffin Break) - 
  • Deuce (Hellmen) - 
  • Parasite (Smelly Tongues) - 
  • Love Gun (Surfing Caesars)

Matrix

Side A
MPO   DAMP 121 A1
Side B
MPO   DAMP 121 B1

Copy 1, sleeve
1. Copy 1, sleeve

Copy 2, sleeve and record
2. Copy 2, sleeve and record

Copy 2, sheet
3. Copy 2, sheet

Copy 2, sticker
4. Copy 2, sticker

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