King Geedorah Repress
Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:50 PM
"During the London riots of 2011, a three-story warehouse was burned to the ground, containing the vinyl catalog of over a hundred independent record labels including 4AD, Sub Pop, Domino and Ninja Tune. Due to the cost, time and care of pressing vinyl, many of the records lost in the fire are presumed to be out of print indefinitely. Among them were MF DOOM’s Take Me To Your Leader by his incarnation as King Geedorah, released by Ninja Tune/Big Dada in 2003.
Nearing the 10th anniversary of the album, the music service Beat Delete is spearheading an effort to repress the King Geedorah vinyl. Beat Delete does it like this: working with indie labels & indie artists, they make it possible for record buyers to request out of print titles. When they reach a certain threshold of requests, the record is brought back to life."
Instant cop. 12 pounds for a 180gm 2xlp repress of TMTYL is a steal. Can only hope they'll use the gatefold design. Beat Delete seems to work kind of like Kickstarter in that if they get enough orders they will somehow bring back official out-of-print LPs. And the Geedorah LP is already almost 200% funded, so if they actually have their shit together it's already a lock. get it while you can!
Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:33 PM
so when you place an order do they take money up front? or wait till the minimum is met?
Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:03 PM
I ordered a couple hours ago and they didn't/haven't charged me. Says you'll be charged when the record's ready to be pressed/the order goal is met. But I'm pretty sure this Beat Delete site just launched a few days ago, and that this Geedorah LP is the first project that has met its order goal, so they're probably still working out the kinks.
I believe these labels (Big Dada included) give this site the minimum amount of orders they'd need to do a limited repress, then this site collects the orders and delivers them to the labels. Which I guess means it'll be coming straight from the label, official style. TMTYL is at almost 200% the orders necessary (which means Big Dada only needed like 80 orders) while the next most-funded is at only 82%, so they may have been blind-sided by the demand. I'm curious to see when they stop taking orders and if they'll keep taking requests after this initial run.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:32 AM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:10 AM
just cos a labels based in a certain country doesnt mean you can only get it in that country, im pretty sure the first press of geedorah was available in shops worldwide
Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:54 AM
lol true. I don't recall seeing it around in the US back then, but my memory could be failing. I'm sure it was online and around some places.
Usually I'm at the front of the crowd on the bitching but considering it's actually relatively unavailable and amazingly not-overpriced, this time i'm down. And it seems to be driven by actual fan love for the record, rather than the villain twirling his mustache and holding out his metal hand for our money. This ain't no Vik Vaughn "Gold edition" here.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:07 PM
i have lots of questions regarding this whole dealie, lol.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:31 AM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:34 AM
No Villain release ever stays OOP. Cash in soon if that's your goal.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:35 AM
Is your copy the gatefold version? If so and youre in the states I'd buy it off you on ebay...
Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:26 AM
From Big Dada Artists Page:
'One of the few records of his career to be entirely self-produced, written, recorded, arranged, mixed and mastered [by DOOM]'
Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:06 AM
Even Mr. Fantastik's rhymes? Seems funny that he'd write verses for someone else that burn his own...
Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:24 AM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:19 AM
Both the verses on KG and MM Food by Fantastik were penned by DOOM. This I already knew but was surprised by the rest. I took a look at the liner notes on the album booklet and it confirms it. Crazy
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:38 AM
I also snag this just for the cover.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:02 AM
i knew he wrote the Mr. Fantastik verses, but i just had a feeling he wrote all of it because almost none of the MIC members ever spit verses as good as they do on TMTYL
as for the repress, i ordered it, hope to get some sort of email about it actually being repressed and sent out soon
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:24 AM
I always dug his whole backstory about how Geedorah was beaming this whole album from another dimension, but now it makes sense.
I still haven't gotten any emails about my order either, but according to Beat Delete's facebook page (where they lamely direct you for new information), today is the last day to buy this record so cop while you can! I haven't seen a good copy going for less than like 60 bucks in several years, and these will be newly pressed and according to them 180g. might not be the awesome gatefold sleeve but it'd still be worth it.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:11 PM
on another not if any one has a copy of the mf doom king geedorah vinyl lp or has a extra copy and wants to sell it a brand new copy please pm me and let me know i will buy it off of you thanks
Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:49 PM
...and all the other guest vocals? Kurious? Grimm? Rodan? Lil' Sci and the rest? I don't buy it...
Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:48 PM
im pretty sure they are. it says album written, produced, composed by MF Doom. also a lot of the verses sound like Doom verses. there's a reason this was a King Geedorah album and not a M.I.C.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:05 AM
Just got an email from beat delete this morning in response to an inquiry I sent over a week ago. I think they're obviously still getting on their feet over there. Only got like 1 out of 4 questions answered. still don't know if it's gatefold or if there will be another run later on but at least I know my order went through.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:09 AM
I admit, I'd be shocked too. But also wouldn't put it past possible, never know with ol' metal face.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:17 AM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:56 PM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:04 PM
LOL nah he didn't write anyone's rhymes. At least not StaHHr, ID 4 Windz or JR's. Just ask them, they're the most accessible online.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:13 PM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:24 PM
This is lifted straight from the Discogs listing. No Snakes Alive, as you are all aware, appears on both the MF EP as well as Take Me to Your Leader. Note (in bold to prove the point) this track was written by MF Grimm (Jet Jaguar) and Rodan along with DOOM.
And that's just one track, what about the others? Never heard of artists or writers not being acknowledged on creative productions?
MF Doom / MF Grimm – MF
Brick Records – BRK 012
2 × Vinyl, 12", EP
A1 MF Doom – Doomsday Remix
Producer – Mister Jason
Recorded By, Mixed By – Papa D!
Scratches [Cuts] – Fakts One
Written-By – D. Dumile*, J. Katsohis 3:11
A2 MF Doom – No Snakes Alive
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – MF Doom
Rap [Featuring] – Jet Jaguar*, King Ghidra, Rodan
Written-By – A. Ford (2), D. Dumile*, P. Carey* 3:34
Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:22 PM
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