XTC "SCIENCE FRICTION" 7" SINGLE - WITHDRAWN (NM)
XTC “SCIENCE FRICTION” 7” SINGLE (WITHDRAWN)
VS-188 A-1 (ETCHED)
VS-188 B1 (STAMPED)
I’m selling one or two records from of my brother’s ‘punk’ collection and found this one by XTC which was withdrawn forty years ago for reasons I’m not sure – not that I know anything about punk at all.
As a former pro DJ, I played main-stream so ‘punk’ was never a genre I was particularly interested in, plus the clubs I played never allowed it to be played.
To be honest, I found it very difficult to project myself into ‘punk’ on any level.
Considering this record has been in storage for the last forty years, it is in near mint condition and plays through beautifully (both sides)
The sleeve is in a poor condition with repair work to one side and tears to the opening edges. It also has a two inch split along the bottom edge towards the opening. It is quite discoloured (stained) and has ink marks on both sides – my brother’s name, ‘Gary’ to the front bottom corner and the same on the back top left corner. There is also a number written on the back which looks like ‘471’
The inner off-white sleeve has no splits, but it is quite wrinkled due to long term storage. Both record cover and inner sleeve are housed in a protective plastic clear cover.