At least it's sunny and mid-summer when I imagine that year and my old cat is still alive and sleeping on the end of my futon on the floor. Perhaps on an old t-shirt I took off before a shower.
Meanwhile, Boyracer continued to pump out vinyl at a steady Mark E. Smith like pace.
Racer 100 (7") (1996)
The Racer 100 ep was released to celebrate the 100th Boyracer song. An occasion so momentous that it required its release twice in both a seven inch (Turntable Friend) and twelve inch (Blackbean and Placenta) format on two different labels.
It also doesn't hurt that it's probably one of my all time favorite singles in existence. Countless tapes for women included "Yr Unspoken Desires." and to this day the tiny presumably accidental feedback squeal just before the guitar break gets me. It's one of those perfect little musical moments that make listening exciting.
I've also never been able to decide which format sounds better or which version I like better. There's more songs on the 12", but the 7" is more nicely pressed and packaged. The B&P version is a stamped construction paper sleeve on really thin single sided vinyl. But....
Also the bongo warning is not a lie. Apply with caution.