Friday, June 05, 2015
The track list is composed of WKDU studio sessions with local and national bands. The circulation is a mere 100 tapes. Yes, I have one. Of the format, their GM Jamie Crymes said "We chose the cassette cause we got them for cheap. Vinyl is expensive to press and CDs aren’t as nice to feel and look at..." WKDU last put out a compilation in 1994 as a set of 4 7-inch vinyl records titled “Scrapple." [What's scrapple? It's the part of a pig not good enough for hot dogs.]
But the art. We should discuss the cover art. It's designed to evoke the mysterious Toynbee Tiles, which do originate in Philadelphia. I saw them in many cities before I discovered them in their homeland of South Philly. Yes, you should Google that.
Posted by Jose Fritz at Friday, June 05, 2015