Posted on August 4th, 2007 by Mike
Pirates! Stinking, loathsome, unidexter, parrot-loving pirates have struck again!
Recently a thoughtful correspondent (thanks, Trent) pointed out that Vancouver’s normally-upright Zulu Records had some copies of a re-issue of the our 1979 EP in their window, a re-issue that included some extra tracks from our early singles as well. First we’d heard of it. Some inquiries revealed that the bogus disc was being distributed locally by Vancouver’s normally-upright Scratch Records. Further inquiries resulted in Scratch telling us that the counterfeits came from a European distributor who they cravenly refused to name. Apparently they traded some of their product for the pirated EPs so there was no possibility of them withholding payment for them. And their stock was all gone, anyway. Oh, and they made some weak-minded comment about how if we’d re-release our stuff ourselves then nobody would bootleg it – as if the pirating was somehow our fault.
(We’ll fill everybody in some time about just why we haven’t re-released our older stuff yet – another tale redolent of sea air, bottles of rum, etc.)
This follows by a few months the appearance of a bootleg CD of “Incorrect Thoughts” from another band of villains going by the name “Punk Vault.” Also European, apparently.
Zulu made the comment that they “didn’t know it was a bootleg.” Yeah, right. Other music-store personnel who are similarly brain-fogged are invited to visit the discography page at our website (www.subhumans.ca) which has a listing of all of the actual real official releases of our stuff that have ever occurred. If it ain’t on there then it ain’t fair and square.
If anybody else hears of any other supposedly-legit outlets dealing in this stuff, please drop us a line.