“Trading in Guilt” is one of those elusive, independently released new wave / minimal synth 7” records that have achieved cult status amongst collectors through the years. 2000 copies of it were originally pressed in 1983 and this apparently high amount of copies in existence of such a self-released record make us wonder why it is nearly impossible to find these days. Not even the band members have a copy of it! Were many of them maybe lost or destroyed? No clue, but whatever happened to them, if you do manage to locate a copy nowadays you can prepare your wallet. It was released in a standard white paper sleeve without artwork and the pressing itself was definitely not of the best quality. Just because of this we decided to bring it to you again, with great improvements over the original. This has been a hard task as no audio, band photos or graphic materials whatsoever have been kept by the band members, with the exception of the original, almost forgotten band logo that could be seen on Mark Anderson’s kick drum. Fortunately, the logo also made it onto some t-shirts back then and Colin Dowden kept one. He took the effort to redraw the logo and also spent countless hours trawling through microfiches of the Evening Standard newspaper at The Mitchell Library in Glasgow, all in order to locate an article from September 1983 that he remembered. This newspaper clip served as base to prepare our 7” sleeve.
We are extremely happy to bring you this highly sought after 7” now with a full artwork, on a much smoother, much better sounding vinyl. It is a limited, hand numbered edition split in two vinyl colours; 80 copies on translucent yellow and 120 on standard black, housed in a thin, very 80s feeling / looking paper sleeve including a download code.
The digital download version features two additional songs and is available from our Bandcamp site here: www.deadwaxrecords.bandcamp.com