Re: About Julian Cope's FRIED (original LP artcover)
Feb 22, 2012, 12:51
My vinyl copy didn't have the FRIED lettering on it (apart from the truck as you say). It was the original issue with poster - I think the lettering was added to the CD issue. I'm not sure about later vinyl issues though.
Speaking of the CD issue, its about time that it got the decent reissue treatment, I think those initial CD reissues of Fried and WSYM (I think around 1996) were pretty bloody disgusting - the sound quality was terribly muddy and the original artwork compromised beyond reasonable belief (ie only the front covers replicated). You can't even get WSYM easily anymore.
Be nice to see them given the same care and attention that the recent Kilimanjaro issue did. I don't think there's enough extra material to justify 'deluxe' editions but something along the lines of the excellent Dukes Of Stratosphear reissues would be certainly appreaciated.