1974 UK Original on Virgin V2023
1974 US Original on Mercury SRM 1-1018
1974 French release on Virgin XBLY 840.057
Disributed by C.P.F. Barclay
1974 Dutch (and Benelux countries) release on Ariola Eurodisc Benelux B.V. / Virgin 88 473 IT
1974 New Zealand release on Mercury 6338 548
1975 Yugoslavian release on RTB Records PGP RTB – LP 5534, Virgin – V-2023
1982 UK Re-issue on Virgin OVED 19
1987 UK Re-issue on Virgin OVED 19
198X UK CD on Virgin CDV 2023
1990 US CD on Caroline CAR1631 – rebadged UK CDV 2023
2000 UK Re-issue on audiophile vinyl by Past & Present Records
Limited edition – see 2000 vinyl reissue orgy info page.
2006 UK on Virgin/EMI CDVR2023
A well remastered release with excellent new sleevenotes by Mike Barnes. Although the sound is fuller and more upfront the music is still fairly poor by comparison with other classic Beefheat albums but there are people who have found some diamonds in this mud. Pity the lyrics aren’t included as a little extra.