I've been on a mission of late trying to fill the gaps in my psych compies
I am a bit uncertain if Incredible Sound Show Stories Vol 15 was ever issued on vinyl.
I see there is a digital version on Bandcamp with a perplexing paradox that it is advertised as Vol 15 but the accompanying art shows it as Vol 16 which it certainly is not. Seeing as the post is dated 2018 I was wondering if I'd missed out. But it's not to be found on Discogs or anywhere else for that matter.
The cat# DIG 047 would indicate an official release from Dig The Fuzz but they usually put out vinyl..... has this or will this ever be issued as an LP? I seriously hope so as it's messing big time with my OCD regarding having the JOB LOT of this series and the fact that it stops at Vol 17 when 20 would have been far more COMPLETE.
My understanding is it was Blue Electric Butterfly and several of the tracks went into the Electric Sound Show series instead. Apparently their last vinyl release "Far Away Roundabout" was not a quick seller and so they decided against any more vinyl issues. I think the original intention had been to release 20 volumes.
Yes, that's correct. One of the two guys who were DTF moved to Spain and the other one did the CD box set that included everything that would have gone on the remaining vinyl volumes (I think).
The Mystery Story of Vol. 15 of ISSS, is worthy of Sherlock Holmes himself, my youthful idol, and I have been doing some inquiries, which only contribute to creating more confusion.
In my HD I have vol. 15, but I don't remember where I got it from, but possibly here:
I have consulted Butterboy and he has not clarified anything.
and on the front of me, there is the number "15", unlike Bandcamp's. But if we look closely at the Bandcamp image, we see how # 16 is not aligned with the text, so it looks like a retouch. What is the real one?
The "Dig The Fuzz" label seems to have a branch in Spain, but very dark and disconcerting.
On his Facebook page, he places it in a point on the Mediterranean, near Alicante. To my knowledge there is nothing inhabited there.
His site: http://www.digthefuzz.online/ takes us to a page without any sense, advertising other sites.
I will try to write to your e-mail requesting information.
My Vol. 15 is dated 2003, but it seems very strange to me that even after more than 15 years no one has spoken about it, which is why I think that date is incorrect.
My opinion is that this volume must have been made by someone related to the Spanish label and it is clandestinely on Bandcamp, possibly to avoid conflicts with the British label.
Elementary my dear Watson!
Greetings from Spain
Thanks Jose for 'sleuthing' into this. I had a feeling something strange was going on. I have the tracks downloaded but my main query was if there was a vinyl release and I'm fairly certain that there wasn't one and guess unlikely to be ....SOB!!! I had hopes after they released Vol 13 a few years back... C'est la vie.
Aggggh!!! To add more confusion on ths subject there now appears to be 2 different ISSS albums both numbered Vol 15 advertised on the DigTheFuzz/Bandcamp page.
ISSS Vol 15 Blue Electric Butterfly (Has Vol 16 on front cover DIG 047)
ISSS Vol 15 All Aboard The Acid Machine (DIG 015)
ISSS Vol 16 Second Glance Through The Looking Glass (DIG 046)
I've written to DTF for clarification as this is seriously messing with my OCD. If I get areply I will post.
Well done PPP. Tackling the big issues. Will be interested to find out though.
PPP,may i suggest you try and get help for the pesky and frustratingly brain scrambling OCD?
I don't know if you are trully suffering this,and just using it for a kind off a humorous desperate point in finding out information.I sincerely hope you are not suffering this torturous controlling condition,in both a behavioural and mental way!
I suffered from this for many years,but it had nothing connected with music or anything enoyable.It was absolute torture,and at it's worse,stopped me from going out and socialising,and effected my employment,NOT because i was scared to go out,but because it became such an exhausting and time consuming problem everytime i had to go out.........as i HAD to check everything in the house,from gas hob,window locks,taps,electric sockets....you get the picture,i was never appeased no matter how much i checked,it started as a kid,but escalated massively as an adult when i started to be affected with high anxiety and severe depression...and lived on my own,funnily enough ,in the flat i still live in now.
The 3 things,Anxiety,Depression and OCD,was like buy 2 get one free.
All 3 nearly drove me to suicide,but i did get treatment,discipline,and CB Therapy,which over a long period saw my urges to constantly check,become less severe,plus i was also getting help with my depression and anxiety,due to this my OCD over quite a long time,became manageable,to where now i can safely say it's gone,as i no longer feel or get the overwhelming urges to check anything whenever i leave the flat,but there is one thing that has stayed to a certain extent,and that is buying cds,constantly wanting to hear music and have music i've not heard,i don't download any music,as i must have a cd if available,again this increases and decreases with my depression.
Yes i got rid off my OCD,but unfortunately my depression and anxiety has NOT decreased as i've got older,it's got worse,each time it raises its head,its severe,i call them dark attacks,i'm normally on a level depressive state,which i've learnt to live with,it's like a constant murmur in my mood and brain,but controlled to an extent with medication,no stress,no life changing incidents,haywire routines,and other things,but i do get those severe dark depressive attacks straight from nowhere on top off my murmur,which totally inacapacitates me horribly.Thankfully the OCD does not reappear,as that would be torture.I will NEVER forget the long time i suffered from OCD,it nearly wrecked my life,stopped me doing a lot off things as it just became too much to even think off leaving the flat.
Thank you for indulging in my writings,but HELP is available,thankfully in the UK we have the NHS,though at this time,that is trully crumbling,and many are falling through the increasing cracks within the mental health services in the NHS.Which is trully worrying!!
It takes a lot to open up like that Stuart. Thanks for sharing and if this goes on to helping anyone, then you should be very proud of yourself.
Very honest post Stuart lots of folk lock this up with sad consequences.Bringing thoughts like this out in the open takes the edge off them[I know from experience]