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BING SELFISH - Selfish Works 5-song EP (Messthetics #702) 1982 DIY/art

BING SELFISH - Selfish Works 5-song 7" EP (Messthetics #702): Limited edition of 465 reissue of Bing's original 1983 12": 11+ minutes of further DIY/artpop adventures from the post-Homosexuals / This Heat / Rock in Opposition squats (on holiday in Spain).

Sometime in 1982 Bing Selfish, Amos a/k/a Jim Whelton, Chris Gray, Rob 'Murphy' Storey, Joe Torres (a/k/a Victor Lounge of Milk From Cheltenham), Rodrigo Lodwick (who'd played in Rob and Bing's original 1977/78 "punk" group, The Good For Nothings), Rita Chuli (who married Lepke Buchwalter and had a cassette on her own), Gabriel (MfC sax), and Enric Villalba (better known as Victor Nubla of Micromassa) gathered in Barcelona to record an Amos LP for Jim's It's War Boys label, but the only release to emerge from those sessions was "Selfish Works" - five Bing Selfish-led tracks.

The original 12" came out in 1983, but was barely distributed, and - even worse - made no mention at all of the all-star cast. Nobody knew. So here it is again, on Messthetics 7", with lovingly-restored audio, liner-notes, sleeves featuring five of Bing's drawings (in a dozen or more colors) in a numbered edition of 465.

YouTube videos for 'The Crush' and 'Rekjavic' show original 12"s and representative samples of the many 7" variations.
(Also meanwhile... 125 disks from the original 1982 pressing were still - ludicrously - unsold in 2011, when Messthetics silk-screened jackets from the original design[s] and added proper personnel listings: on sale here.)

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