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TODD 'Big Ripper' Test Pressing LP



I'm in the middle of an office (old bedroom to be more accurate) clearout. And i'm finding stuff that needs shifting one way or another. Here we have a vinyl test pressing / white label LP.

These are usually pressed in runs of 5 or 10 (never more than that) and are made prior to the actual record being manufactured to make sure it sounds right.

Some people collect these things so i thought i might as well offer em up here. Feel free to dig in.

Where possible, i'll also bung in a copy of the press release / one sheet that went with the LP when sent out to reviewers (note: 'where possible', it will depend on whether i still have copies of course)

All these test pressings will be in plain white paper (polylined sleeves). Some will have hand written or stamped labels, some wont


artist: TODD
title: 'Big Ripper'
catalogue # REPOSELP024
formats: Test Pressing LP / Black Vinyl

LP Tracklisting :

A1. Track Side Fire
A2. Happy Easter Florida
A3. Black Gold
A4. Between Them Two Roundabouts
A5. Julie B
A6. Country And Western Super Posters!
A7. Best Laid Plans
A8. Arista Disco
A9. The (R)Wub

B1. Walnut And Leather
B2. French And In France
B3. Hard Life
B4. French And Out Of France

Release Info :

TODD are back!. Two years after the release of 'Comes To Your House' (Southern Records) and countless shows of hysteric noise and chaos worldwide they now deem the world to be ready for the next chapter… and their finest moment yet!

A slight line-up change, enough songs written for a triple album (and then disgarded as not being good enough!), a new studio and a new label (Riot Season) have all led to the band now becoming a tighter deal altogether. After a kiss and a hug from Southern, TODD felt the time had come to go it alone. They retreated to their island studio and began to strip everything back yet always keeping in mind what playing music meant to them. Slowly the songs began to come. Bursts of noise played over and over again until they began to take shape. Recorded 'in the red' in two days, mixed in a week then realised fully back at the mysterious TODDranch, "Big Ripper" was ready. It needed a home and only one home came to mind. Through a gentleman's agreement the deal with Riot Season was done.

The rest will be history...

Their balance of riffs, noise and magic is now even more astonishing while keeping the same intensity and beauty as they've always had. "Big Ripper" is an absolute killer on all levels. From the machine gun fire of 'Arista Disco' to the wall shaking 'Happy Easter Florida' via the super heavy 'The Rub' and the drugged despair of 'French and in France', TODD have mastered their art, blown it apart and started again.

"Big Ripper" is the one. The one they have always threatened to do. It is the sound of TODD inside your house. You don't get bands like this anymore and this third full length set is sure to leave many a jaw nailed to the floor. It's menacing, beautiful and above all the most intense thing you are likely to hear for a long, long time.

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