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Section 7--Giveaways, Miscellaneous

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See also Section 6--Record Company Promo/DJ Material.  The listings in
this section are limited to magazine giveaways and items that don't fit
conveniently into other categories.


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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			NME's Big Four
Format:			7" EP (33 1/3 RPM) compilation
Label:			New Musical Express
Catalog Number:		GIV-3
Date Recorded:		30 Jan 1985
Release Date:		01 Feb 1986 (cover date)
Notes:			Recorded live at 1st Ave.  Plain paper sleeve.
Contents:
			Ticket To Ride

			[Songs by Tom Waits, Jesus & Mary Chain,
			Trouble Funk]
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Artist:                 Hüsker Dü
Title:			Turn It Around
Medium:			Cassette
Label:			None
Date Recorded:		1987?
Recording Quality:	A-
Time:			25 min
Notes:			Reverse recordings of four studio tracks in
			which backmasking plays some role.  This item
			is apparently unrelated to the double-7" of the
			same title released by MRR.  Furthermore, there is
			scant evidence that this is anything more than a
			homemade tape.
Contents:
			Recurring Dreams
			The Tooth Fairy And The Princess
			Dreams Recurring
			Don't Know Yet
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Artist:                 Hüsker Dü
Title:			Drug Party
Format:			7" single (test pressing)
Label:			Agressive Buddhist Records
Catalog Number:		AB33079
Date Recorded:		See entry in bootleg audio section.
Release Date:		1990
Notes:			Test pressing with fancy handmade sleeve (see
			artwork page), foldover style, with white inner
			sleeve. Vinyl disc, unlike all the other versions,
			has a large hole, but appears to have been pressed
			from an earlier version of the master: the A-side
			runout inscription reads "What is it?" but is not
			scratched out. In the version ultimately released,
			as described here, that inscription has been
			scratched out and another added. The second
			inscription does not appear on the test pressing.
			B-side runout inscription is the same for both
			pressings.
Contents:
			Same as boot 7" described above.
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Artist:                 Sugar
Title:			Running Out Of Time
Format:			Flexidisc
Label:			Reflex Magazine
Catalog Number:		Flexi #28 [EV-108951 etched in runout area]
Date Recorded:		22 Jul 1992
Release Date:		Oct 1992 (magazine pull date 10 Nov 1992)
Notes:			Flexi with Reflex #29 available to subscribers only;
			not included in newsstand copies.  Sugar track was
			recorded live at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago for a
			WXRT concert broadcast.  The same track was later
			released on the Born To Choose compilation CD.
Contents:
			(A) Running Out Of Time
			(B) Vanessa Paradis--I'm Waiting For The Man
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Artist:			Various (Sugar)
Title:			Indiecator
Format:			Cassette
Label:			Creation Records/Indiecator
Catalog Number:		CATOR 1
Date Recorded:		Feb-Mar 1992
Release Date:		Oct 1992
Notes:			Giveaway with Oct 1992 issue of theUK magazine of
			the same name, a short-lived (about a year?) music
			publication heavy on coverage of Creation bands.
			Ten tracks all told, with songs by Swervedriver,
			Boo Radleys, others.  (Thanks to Simon Way.)
Contents:
			The Act We Act
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Artist:                 Various (Bob Mould)
Title:			Gordon's Rock Bands
Format:			CD EP compilation
Label:			CEMA Special Markets
Catalog Number:		S21-17661
Date Recorded:		Dec 1988-Feb 1989
Release Date:		1993
Time:			26:21
Notes:			Six-song CD given to store customers as promotional
			gimmick for Gordon's Jewelers.  Gordon's other five
			rock bands are Dada, Crowded House, Tim Finn, RHCP
			and the Smithereens.
Contents:
			See A Little Light				3:32
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Artist:			Various (Sugar)
Title:			Vox Elite
Format:			Cassette
Label:			Vox
Catalog Number:		GIVIT 6
Date Recorded:		Various
Release Date:		Mar 1993 (cover date)
Notes:			Attached to front cover.  Best releases of 1992.
			Also released as a CD, but it's not clear how
			this was distributed.
Contents:
			Changes


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Artist:			Various (Sugar)
Title:			The Mutha of Creation
Format:			Compilation EP (cassette)
Label:			Creation/NME
Catalog Number:		NME CRE 10 [UK release]
Date Recorded:		22 Jul 1992
Release Date:		12 Feb 1994 (cover date)
Notes:			Cassette sampler to celebrate Creation's 10th
			anniversary.  Freebie with 12 Feb 1994 NME.
Contents:
			JC Auto
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Artist:                 Hüsker Dü
Title:			Zen Cow
Format:			Cassette
Label:			None
Catalog Number:		None
Date Recorded:		Various
Release Date:		Unreleased
Notes:			Tape of planned boot EP.
Contents:
			Do The Bee
			Sexual Economics
			Do You Remember?
			Gilligan's Island
			Sore Eyes
			All I've Got To Lose Is You
			Dozen Beats Eleven
			Some Kind Of Fun
			Eight Miles High [no vocals]
			[Grant piano piece from ZA sessions]
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Artist:			Various (Sugar)
Title:			CMJ New Music October
Format:			CD5
Label:			CMJ
Catalog Number:		CMJ-NMM014
Date Recorded:		May 1994
Release Date:		Sep 1994
Time:			77:08
Notes:			Included in plastic-bagged October 1994 issue of CMJ
			New Music Monthly magazine (#14).
			Track is FU:EL version.  Paper sleeve, attached to
			magazine; liner notes printed on one of the magazine
			pages with dotted lines for cutting and placing in a
			(consumer-supplied) jewel case.
Contents:
			Your Favorite Thing				3:50

			[Songs by Soup Dragons, other "college music" types]
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Artist:			Various (Bob Mould)
Title:			Definitivt Beat
Format:			Compilation CD5
Label:			Unknown
Catalog Number:		Unknown [Norway release]
Date Recorded:		1995
Release Date:		Mar 1996
Time:			
Notes:			Giveaway with Norwegian magazine Beat.
Contents:
			Egøverride
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Artist:			Various (Bob Mould)
Title:			Zoo Magazine CD Sampler 01
Format:			Compilation CD5
Label:			Zoo
Catalog Number:		CD 01
Date Recorded:		1995
Release Date:		Spring 1996
Time:			72:58
Notes:			Included in plastic-bagged Jun-Jul 1996 issue of Zoo
			Magazine from Copenhagen.  Jewel case included.
			Magazine also featured a review (in Danish) of Bob
			Mould (i.e., the "Hubcap album").
Contents:
			Egøverride					3:45
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Artist:			Bob Mould
Title:			Break The Mould
Format:			Cassette
Label:			None
Catalog Number:		None
Date Recorded:		Various--see below
Release Date:		1996
Time:                   100 min (approximately)
Notes:			Fan project:  compilation of rare and unreleased
                        tracks culled from audio tapes circulating among
                        traders.  Assembled by John Loughney of Helsinki,
                        and distributed as a trade-only item, as a service
			primarily to subscribers of the Sugar Internet
                        mailing list.

                        Sources:
                         1. Civic Center, St Paul, 06 Aug 1985 (w/REM)
			 2. Workbook demos, 1988
			 3. Maxwell's, Hoboken, 30 Apr 1989
			 4. Moore Theater, Seattle, 03 Nov 1989 (soundcheck)
			 5. Maxwell's, Hoboken, 31 Dec 1989
			 6. Marquee, NYC, 26 Oct 1990
			 7. Catalyst, Santa Cruz, 14 Nov 1990
			 8. Maxwell's, Hoboken, 11 Mar 1991
			 9. Backstage Tavern, Ballard WA, 06 May 1991
			10. McCabe's, Santa Monica, 18 May 1991 (late)
			11. WFMU, E. Orange NJ, 07 Jul 1991
			12. Knitting Factory, NYC, 10 Jul 1991 (early)
			13. Prince Of Wales, Melbourne, 02 Aug 1991
			14. McCabe's, Santa Monica, 17 May 1991 (early)
			15. Ravensberger Spinnerei, Bielefeld, 11 Sep 1991
			16. Tramps, NYC, 16 Sep 1992
			17. 1st Ave, Minneapolis, 25 Feb 1995
			18. Academy, NYC, 04 Mar 1995
			19. Tramps, NYC, 16 Jul 1996
			20. Liberty Lunch, Austin, 28 Jul 1993 (w/Westerberg)
Contents:
			Paint It Black/12XU [1]
			If You're True [2]
			Walls In Time [2]
			Trade [2]
			Glory [3]
			Instrumental [4]
			Blues Jam [4]
			Cinnamon Girl [5]
			Makes No Sense At All [5]
			Surrender [6]
			Whichever Way The Wind Blows [7]

			Munsters Theme [8]
			Close My Eyes [9]
			Wichita Lineman [10]
			Choices [10]
			Interview/Lonely Blue Dream [11]
			The Door Into Summer [12]
			Hey Carrie Ann/Turn, Turn, Turn [13]
			Hey Carrie Ann/Turn, Turn, Turn/Norwegian Wood [14]
			The Right Words [15]
			The Window [15]
			The Slim [15]
			After All The Roads Have Led To Nowhere [16]
			I Hate Alternative Rock [17]
			Explode And Make Up/Hardly Getting Over It [18]
			Roll Over And Die [19]
			Ace Of Spades [20]
			I Wanna Be Your Dog [20]
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Artist:			Various (Bob Mould)
Title:			CMJ New Music
Format:			CD5
Label:			CMJ
Catalog Number:		CMJ-NMM061
Date Recorded:		Jan-Feb 1998
Release Date:		Aug 1998
Notes:			Included in September 1998 issue of CMJ New Music
			Monthly magazine (#61).  Total time 77:45.
			Track is album version.  Paper sleeve, attached to
			magazine; liner notes printed on one of the magazine
			pages (same as Oct 1994 CMJ freebie CD).
Contents:
			Who Was Around?                                 4:08

			[Songs by Rancid, Korn, Elliott Smith, many more]
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Artist:			Various (Sugar)
Title:			Priceless Creation
Format:			CD5
Label:			New Musical Express
Catalog Number:		NME-CRE 1999
Date Recorded:		Jan-Feb 1992
Release Date:		25 Sep 1999
Notes:			Giveaway with NME.  "Release date" given is cover date
			of magazine.  Track is album version.  Thin cardboard
                        sleeve.  There is a Creation promo compilation CD
			bearing the same title, but featuring different
			tracks.
Contents:
			JC Auto				   		6:18
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Artist:			Various (Bob Mould)
Title:			Neatneatneat
Format:			CD5
Label:			Uncut
Catalog Number:		UNCUT 2002 07
Date Recorded:		1998-2000
Release Date:		Jun 2002
Time:			77:12
Notes:			Giveaway with July 2002 issue of the British music
			magazine Uncut.  Jewel case with inserts attached to
			front cover.  Other tracks by Mark Eitzel, Yeah Yeah
			Yeah, 14 others.
Contents:
			ComeOnStrong					3:45
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Artist:			Various (Bob Mould)
Title:			Today's Best Music
Format:			CD5
Label:			Sabam/Crescendo
Catalog Number:		MPH 010 [Greece]
Date Recorded:		1998-2000
Release Date:		2002*
Time:			57:26
Notes:			Giveaway with issue (date unknown, probably mid-to-
			late 2002) of the Greek music magazine Pop + Rock.
			Magazine language is Greek, but all the text on
			the CD is in English.  The CD was most likely
			pressed in Belgium.  Other tracks by Echo & The
			Bunnymen, Grant Lee Phillips, Giant Sand, 9 others.
Contents:
			Slay/Sway					4:12
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Artist:			Various (Grant Hart)
Title:			Imaginary Friends
Format:			CD5
Label:			Esopus
Catalog Number:		Esopus #4
Date Recorded:		Early 2005
Release Date:		Spring 2005
Time:			48:22
Notes:			Giveaway with Spring 2005 issue of Esopus, organ of
			the Esopus Foundation, a nonprofit organization
			formed in 2003 "to provide an unmediated space in
			which artists can make a direct connection with the
			general public."  The CD project is described on
			their website:

			"Early this year, we sent an email inviting Esopus
			subscribers to submit descriptions of their
			imaginary childhood friends. We then passed along
			the 25 we received (describing everything from
			distinctly human activity pals to vaguely
			threatening letters of the alphabet) to 13
			musicians, each of whom chose one friend as
			inspiration for a song."

			The magazine sells for $10 in the US.  Grant sings
			and accompanies himself on what sounds like a
			melodica, along with some sort of synthesizer.
			Other artists featured in addition to Grant include
			Jon Langford, Tara Jane O'Neil and 10 others.
Contents:
			Barbara                                         3:49
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Artist:			Bob Mould
Title:			Live At The CIMS Convention 2007
Format:			CD EP
Label:			Anti- Records
Catalog Number:		86910-2VA
Date Recorded:		19 Apr 2007
Release Date:		05 Feb 2008
Time:			12:02
Notes:			Limited-edition bonus disc given away with copies of
			District Line sold at selected CIMS stores.  Tracks
			were recorded at a private performance Bob did in
			conjunction with last year's CIMS convention in LA,
			and sound quite good.
Contents:
			Hoover Dam					2:53
			Again And Again					4:57
			Circles						4:08
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Artist:			Various (Bob Mould)
Title:			Paste Magazine 41 New Music Sampler
Format:			CD
Label:			Paste Magazine
Catalog Number:		None
Date Recorded:		19 Apr 2007
Release Date:		Mar 2008
Time:			77:15
Notes:			CD included with Apr 2008 issue of Paste Magazine.
			Mould track from District Line.  Other tracks by
			BoDeans, Nick Cave, 17 others.
Contents:
			The Silence Between Us				3:35
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Artist:			Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			METZ
Format:			CD
Label:			Rough Trade?
Catalog Number:		None
Date Recorded:		Oct 1983
Release Date:		09 Oct 2012
Time:			48:37
Notes:			CD given away at Rough Trade shops as a bonus disc
			accompanying the self-titled album by Canadian rock
			band METZ (Sub Pop SP1015). "Mix tape" compilation
			of 19 tracks chosen by the band. Obviously a limited
			run, number of copies unknown. Possibly a Sub Pop
			product, but there are no markings indicating so;
			only Rough Trade is mentioned. No barcode.
Contents:
			Indecision Time					2:16
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Artist:			Various (Grant Hart)
Title:			This Wheel's On Fire
Subtitle:		15 Tracks Of The Best New Music
Format:			CD
Label:			Uncut Magazine
Catalog Number:		UNCUT 201308
Date Recorded:		2010-2012
Release Date:		Jul 2013
Time:			66:26
Notes:			CD attached to the cover of the Aug 2013 issue of
			Uncut magazine. Jewel case version in UK, cardboard
			sleeve elsewhere.
Contents:
			Shine, Shine, Shine				4:35
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Artist:			Various (Bob Mould)
Title:			After Midnight
Subtitle: 		15 Tracks Of The Best New Music
Format:			CD5
Label:			Uncut
Catalog Number:		UNCUT 2014 08
Date Recorded:		Fall 2013
Release Date:		Jul 2014
Time:			77:12
Notes:			Giveaway with August 2014 issue of the British music
			magazine Uncut.  Jewel case with inserts. Total
			of 15 tracks.
Contents:
			Tomorrow Morning				2:19
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