Price paid: $3
Purchased at: Needle Drop Records, Rochester NY
I bought this one blind on the fact that it’s British, made in ’79, and there’s a track called ‘The Government Knows About U.F.O.’s.’ If I were pressed I’d give this disc an appraised value of $15-20, but that’s kind of a guess; these early UK punk/proto New Wave singles are of course rare, but it comes down to demand too…
I love when they etch little notes into the inner groove. Stiff Records did this a lot. This single says- “Art + realism = shorts” and “The Gothic R&B”
There’s actually a wiki page for the Scissor Fits, but it doesn’t divulge too much information… other than they were a rather minor band (duh.) One of the members went on to be the A&R man for the seminal indie label Cherry Red.
‘The Government Knows About U.F.O.’s.’ has a lovely garage sound, but aren’t punk tracks supposed to be like thirty seconds long… not five minutes?