Records is an independent label that was spawned in Cleveland in
1989 and is presently located in St. Louis, Missouri. Wholesale
inquiries should be directed to Revolver
USA. Other matters can be addressed to scatrecords (at) gmail
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There are now active links to purchase the GBV reissues, and much
of the Scat back catalog, here. If a link
stops working, that means we have run out of stock. More copies
of both LPs are being pressed now, so don't worry if you strike
out - it's just a temporary thing.
So a bit over 20 years ago we put out this album called Bee Thousand
by a band from Dayton, Ohio called Guided By Voices. It's been out
of print on vinyl since the late 90s, but that situation is coming
to an end very soon (exact date tba). This pressing is not limited.
time around it's a gatefold jacket. The nice kind, from Stoughton:
the left panel, "Hardcore UFOs - From the Postal Blowfish Sessions"
- culled from Bob's archives. The illustrations that originally
accompanied the lyrics are no longer of this world, so this seemed
like an appropriate substitution. The original vinyl mastering was
not particularly sympathetic (Trutone), so we've had John Golden
re-cut. It sounds much better than the original pressings. Black
vinyl only, for now anyway.
also seemed like a good idea to reissue the kind-of companion LP,
King Shit and the Golden Boys, whose second side is filled with
the best Bee Thousand outtakes, while side one mops up some earlier
unreleased LPs. Previously only available as part of Box, this marks
the album's first issue as a stand-alone piece. The original mastering
was quite good, and archival to boot (cut in copper), so it has
not been updated.
there will be other things to look forward to... Next year a CD
version of the Directors Cut will replace the standard Bee Thousand
CD, and maybe the long-delayed vinyl pressing of Bill Fox's Transit
Byzantium will finally see release. Beyond that I will not make
any predictions. In other news, Henry Owings at Chunklet is releasing
a new Speaking Canaries album, which I'm pretty stoked about.
a more personal note, I apologize for the poor condition this website
has been in the last few years (I'm aware of the digital certificate
situation and will have that fixed very soon). There have been many
struggles, both technological and personal for me to overcome during
this time, some quite serious, but things are now on an upward trajectory.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.