280535

$1,000.00

Gentlemen of Horror - 5 song 45 (Sterling Death) (EP) alien cover

Format: 7"
Label: IRS Records, Praise Records
Year: 1981
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: punk
Keyword: 
Value of Original Title: $1,000.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Most Valuable Canadian Music, Rarest Canadian Music, British Columbia, Canadian Punk, 1980's

Tracks

Track Name
Rich Kids
Overhead Projector
Rough Hike
God Knows you by Name
Bank

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5 song 45 (Sterling Death) (EP) alien cover

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Information/Write-up

This was the only release by GOH. It was recorded in November of 1980 in Donny Walchuk's basement and released in January 1981. It was recorded for $60 in one evening, live to a reel to reel 4-track, with the vocals overdubbed. We pressed 200 copies (at Praise Records in Vancouver-a Christian pressing company!) with blank, white labels and hand drew on them with coloured felt markers, saving a $50 printing charge. Every label was unique; some had the songs titles, some had things like "Virgin Records" and anarchy symbols on them, one even had a very good likeness of Barney Rubble drawn by Tom.
Note: 50 copies were lost on a city bus when a friend (Chael who later went on to play in 'Unnatural Silence'), took them to Vancouver to sell for us.

There were two cover designs, for each we made 100. The 'Skeleton' sleeve was made from images cut out from the book "The Movie Treasury : Horror Movies", where we also stole the font. We photocopied the covers and put them in Ziplock bags, also including a photocopied insert. Over the last 25 years this record has become very collectable and has been sold for $1,500 on ebay!

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