Skull Snaps

Skull Snaps

of discs
1
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Soul/R&B, Funk
Label
Mr Bongo
Released
October 19, 2018

Format: Compact Disc

£10.49

 

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Description

Widely available for the first time in forty-five years, featuring 'It's A New Day', one of the most sample breaks in history.

Record collectors, producers and crate diggers like a good creation myth, and Skull Snaps' self-titled 'debut' had it all. A mysterious funk trio, who recorded one album under a curious name, housed it in a sleeve that looked more like a proto-metal album, and released it through a label (GSF Records) that folded shortly afterwards? Everything pointed towards the Skull Snaps album as a single totemic object, packaged in a way that predicted its own disinterment almost twenty-five years later.

For those who sampled it, myth maintenance was advantageous, both for their reputations and for their consciences. Likewise, an unsanctioned 1995 reissue on Charley Records removed the credits from the inner sleeve to further sever the record from its context - or perhaps because the label couldn't quite face using the names of artists they had no intention of paying. Either way, owning the record was a right of passage, as Amir Abdullah once wrote: "If you don't have Skull Snaps in your collection, your collection is weak."

Featuring sleeve notes by Anton Spice. Licensed from Sam Culley.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number MRBCD184
Barcode 7119691255422
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 60g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 138mm x 3mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. My Hang Up Is You -
2. Having You Around -
3. Didn't I Do It To You -
4. All Of A Sudden -
5. It's A New Day -
6. I'm Your Pimp -
7. I Turn My Back On Love -
8. Trespassing -
9. I'm Falling Out Of Love -