Two short pieces David Jackman & I originally recorded in David’s
backyard garden shed, on a mono cassette deck. All sounds were later
transferred to 8-track for mix-down. Record released on Banned
An Ordinary Shovel
An Extraordinary Shovel
Edition of 500 copies.
Black & light grey labels and fold-out cover. Front sleeve
image of a rubbing of a ‘zero’ house numeral. Back sleeve has the track
title and artists, along with the address of Banned Production (given
as P.O.Box 323, Fremont, CA.94537, USA) - all repeated four times.
Picture labels feature the same ‘zero’ image as cover - no information
provided. The words ‘An Ordinary Shovel’ etched into run-off on A-side
and ‘An Extraordinary Shovel’ into B-side run-off. Originated as a
performance piece wherein ‘zero’ house numerals were filed, scraped and
otherwise ‘dissolved’. Other sounds, derived from circular movements of
metal objects, were later added to the mix. Mixing and artwork by David
Jackman. Original performance, in David Jackman’s garden shed, was
recorded on a 1970’s mono cassette deck. All sounds were later
transferred to 8-track for mix-down.