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The Flu

"Patsy: A Collection of Absolute Insanity (black vinyl)"


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Release: 2018
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The Flu - Patsy: A Collection of Absolute Insanity (black vinyl) 2LP

Between 1986 and 1989, cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy) and the late Alan Nelson (Hilt) spent countlesshours recording out of Nelson's apartment as The Flu. The music they produced in those sessionsis quite remarkable, blending electronics, guitars, live drums, drum machines, live singing by cats,and recordings from tele-personals, all with Al's inimitable lyrics and vocals.The Flu's recordings had been available only as self-distributed cassettes around Toronto - andNettwerk, who was handling most all of Key's other projects, wasn't interested. But Alan found astart-up record label in Sweden called Osmium Records who were thrilled to release The Flu, andso Alan sent the masters and artwork for a cassette-only release off to Enskede, Sweden... andneither he nor cEvin ever heard or saw anything more about it. Osmium Records closed in 1989. In the mid 90's, many poor quality bootleg copies of a cassette called "The Flu - Patsy" werebeing floated around European record shows, but nobody had ever seen or heard anything aboutan official release and one of the former owners of Osmium said that he couldn’t remember if ithad actually been dubbed. However, in 2013, a couple of dedicated fans unearthed an actual,verifiably authentic, cassette-only release copy of Patsy: A Collection of Absolute Insanity byThe Flu - proving that it had been released, and making that copy the only known to exist officialcopy of this album. This led one of those two crazy fans, who now owns the cassette copy, on asearch almost as insane as the music itself: to try to locate the master tapes that Alan Nelsonsent off to Osmium 25 years prior.In 2014, amazingly, that fan found what he was looking for.Artoffact Records is proud to offer a limited edition, double LP reissue of what is the absoluterarest cEvin Key-related album of all time, remastered for vinyl and using audio digitallytransferred directly from the original masters.
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1.A1 Patsy
2.A2 Trilogy (Jezebel Waits)
3.A3 Speedboat
4.A4 Dig Me Cold A
5.5 Saturday
6.B1 Baby Your So Gullible
7.B2 Pass The Papadom
8.B3 Ichabod Crane
9.B4 Our Discipline
10.B5 I Know You No Lady Speed Stick
11.C1 Second Time Around
12.C2 Give It To Me
13.C3 The House Is Full Of Shit
14.C4 Sputland
15.C5 Swimming I.p.
16.C6 Piss Bag
17.D1 Fill The Bowl
18.D2 Lick The Floor
19.D3 Dub My Head
20.D4 Helens Face
21.D5 Intercourse - Real Skin