Shaolin Records pressed 1,000 of these cassingles in 1989 before Coyote moved to Utah.
Hundreds were mailed out to college radio stations around the country.
Only a couple dozen left in 2012.
1989 List Price: $2.98
These are the ORIGINAL SHRINK WRAPPED CASSINGLES manufactured in 1989. As of 2009 we are amazed they still sound great, but the tape is old and isn't supposed to last this long. Fortunately, they've been kept in dark, cool places...
These are analog cassette tapes, so THE FIRST TIME YOU PLAY YOUR CASSETTE you should somehow convert it to digital into your iTunes or music library. THEN, play the cassette as much as you like.
Sorry to make the price so high. I only have a couple dozen left, and I won't ever make any more of these.
Pressed at Alshire Records, Burbank, California. I grew up listening to albums pressed at Alshire Records. When I had this cassingle and then, when I returned from Utah, also pressed the first 1,000 of American Zen's cd LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND there also. Alshire Records got a big boost when they were hired to press the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER albums in the late seventies. Their little pressing plant ran 24 hours a day for a long time. They closed their doors before we released American Zen's second cd LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER.
The LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER album was pressed by T.D.I. which original meant Tape Duplicators Inc. But now they are CD manufacturer. None of us from the sixties and seventies ever predicted the death of the album and analog tape--because we loved it so much. I was so lucky to grow up with analog and perhaps also lucky to grow up with cheapo mono turntable, but it was a portable. My parents had a nice Magnavox stereo system cabinet with lots of speakers in it. But my little portable turntable could go to the garage, the backyard, the school yard--where there was an outlet...
I point this out because LP records and 45 records became NOISY IMMEDIATELY. So, we as listeners learned to LISTEN HARDER for the music, often ignoring really crappy recording quality to begin with. We listened for the song.
Nowadays, 2009, all you little whippersnappers are too easily lured by the sound and settle for professinally polished turds. Sure, it's nice if your music SOUNDS GOOD, but expect more than that. Look for good songs.
The above cassingle was an unusual experiment in song testing. Shaolin Records may have been the ONLY RECORD COMPANY to ever put two RADIO SINGLES, the upbeat and the slowbeat song on the "A side," of the cassette instead of one song on one side and the other on the "B side." THEN, we put INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS of the songs on the "B side."
When we released this album to college radio using CMJ as our central hub, it went over very very well, except that the cassette was already being phased out for the CD. Cassingle releases were completely phased out over the next couple years being replace with CD singles.
NOTE: The instrumental release of "It's Your Shadow" got more requests than the vocal version. The song "Coyote In A Graveyard," with vocals, got the most request of all four cassingle songs.
-- Released March 1989 --
Records Original 1989 RELEASE - SFR002cs
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