SSQ - Playback Preorder On Sale 3/23
LA's SSQ was the short lived synth pop brain child of guitarist/keyboardist Jon St James and vocalist Stacey Swain, who might be more recognizable by her stage name, Stacey Q. Before Stacey's success as a solo artist with her dance club hit Two Of Hearts in 1986, she was the singer of SSQ. Strange Disc Records is proud to announce the re-release of SSQ's only full length studio LP Playback originally released in 1983 by Enigma/EMI America.
Strange Disc presents the album reissued in its original version with exclusive bonus tracks added to the end of each side of the LP and is available in two different colored vinyl variants as well as standard high fidelity black vinyl.
100 copies on crystal clear vinyl (strictly limited to one per customer - $25)
400 copies on hot pink vinyl ($25)
Audiophile black vinyl ($20)
Yesterday I had hinted on Instagram & Twitter that we'd be announcing the newest release on Strange Disc:
SD-003LP: SSQ - Playback
Here it is, a long overdue reissue of SSQ's only full length output, the 1983 Playback LP. Horror and soundtrack genre fans will remember SSQ from their contribution to the soundtrack to The Return Of The Living Dead (Tonight (We'll Make Love Till We Die) as well as the score track Trash's Theme). Tracks from Playback were also used in the films Hardbodies and Beyond The Black Rainbow. Fans of 80's synth, dance & hi-NRG music will undoubtably be familiar with lead singer Stacey Q's solo work, with high charting hits such as Two Of Hearts and We Connect. We've got a lot of cool ideas floating around for this one, and we are working close with SSQ masterminds Jon St James and Stacey Q to make this a truly definitive reissue. We will be announcing details and release/preorder dates at the end of September.
Unfortunately some of the delays we announced on social set us back a little bit longer than we expected (not to mention FedEx is REALLY taking their time with this one). If you ordered from Light In The Attic or One Way Static it's totally possible that you've already received your order, however if you ordered direct it's taking a minute. Why would it take longer if you ordered direct from the label you ask? Here's why. Our records get shipped from the pressing plant in California and are collated (records & inserts stuffed in jackets then shrink-wrapped and stickered) at the Light In The Attic warehouse in Seattle. We're currently working with them to see what can be done about this so that you're not scared off from ordering from the label direct. We really appreciate your business and want your order experience to be nothing less than stellar. Please bare with us while we work out the kinks!
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May 7, 2015
Strange Disc's second release, the original soundtrack to SLIME CITY composed by Robert Tomaro, will go up for presale at a random time on Monday May 11th. We have been working for quite a while on this one and are very excited to finally be close to having these babies in our hands. There will be a limited Slime Green over clear vinyl variant that is limited to 200 copies. This time we are allowing you to choose to grab a variant instead of randomly inserting them into orders (you asked and we listened!) The remaining copies are issued on black vinyl. All copies issued in heavy Stoughton tip-on sleeves with liner notes by director Greg Lamberson and Composer Robert Tomaro. You can listen to sample tracks on our soundcloud, https://soundcloud.com/strangedisc.
In addition to Slime City preorders, we are doing a whole webstore update to go up at the same time. Most notably included in the update are restocked Surf Nazis Must Die LP's, pressed on the originally intended "Blood In The Water" colored vinyl. When we did the first run of SNMD LP's, we ordered 200 copies on red/blue swirl vinyl. Due to a plant error, we received red/blue split vinyl instead. Although that color scheme did come out quite cool, we were really hoping to get the swirl vinyl. We had been planning on doing another run of these LP's and decided it would be cool to what was supposed to be the original variant. The blue/red vinyl is a one off color scheme and is limited to 500 copies. Our distributor Light In The Attic started selling these a few weeks back and have already sold out of their copies. You can now get them direct through the label, but once they sell out, they will be gone for good. Along with the SNMD vinyl repress, we also have stock of the super limited Cassette Store Day tapes of Surf Nazis that came out back in September. One of our retailers found a lost box of these that they thought they sold through of, so we took them off their hands to get them out to people who might not have had a chance to get them the first time around. These will be sold at normal retail price.
Lastly, we have acquired a few copies of the Tromeo And Juliet LP's straight from Troma Studios. Apparently these have been sitting in a box in Lloyd Kaufman's closet since their release in 1997, and were found by Lloyd's wife earlier this year. These are dead stock copies, and have never been played. Copies are very limited and will not be restocked.
Slime City preorders and Surf Nazis Must Die restocks are available through our European retailer One Way Static, if you live in Europe please order through them at onewaystatic.com. Variants on Slime City are split evenly between LITA, OWS, and ourselves, so no matter where you order from you have an equal opportunity to grab one.
That is all for now. Stay tuned for more label updates, we have a bunch of stuff in the works!!
July 16, 2014
Hello! A few words of news to share with you folks.
First and foremost, preorders for Surf Nazis Must Die go on sale on July 17th, which means if you're reading this fresh and new, that is TOMORROW. Preorders will go up at a random time Thursday 7/17. If you are ordering from Europe, please visit our exclusive Euro Retailer, ONE WAY STATIC.
Also, we are working diligently to revamp the Strange Disc Website with a slick new responsive layout, along with blog & newsletter sections. Please bear with us, it will be much worth the wait!
Lastly, keep on the lookout for announcements for the next Strange Disc release, which will be coming shortly after Surf Nazis Must Die. I've got a lot of awesome things in the works right now, so keep checking back for updates!