The Snivelling Shits / I Can’t Come (Vinyl LP)
Reissue – Brown vinyl
Label: Damaged Goods
Reissue – Brown vinyl / Compilation
Brown vinyl issue of the anthology CD. This version of the LP (same as the CD & earlier picture disc versions) includes 4 extra tracks not found on the original anthology LP (FNARR LP 3).
New sleeve with extra unseen photos taken by Paul Slattery.
Format: Vinyl LP
Release date: 2022
I Can’t Come was originally put together in 1988, with the help of lead singer Giovanni Dadamo. It features both sides of the Snivelling Shits only 7″ plus another track they released on the Beggars Banquet compilation Streets (Beggars first release) although they had to change their name (to Arthur Comics) as Beggars were worried about the word “shits” on the cover of their album. Also included are three tracks Dadamo co-wrote and recorded with the Damned, one of which is There Ain’t No Sanity Claus and has never been available before.
“The hazard of anyone-can-do-it musical movements is what might get dragged in. Fortunately, the jokey Snivelling Shits – two London rock critics (singer Giovanni Dadomo and guitarist Dave Fudger) and such musician friends as Steve Nicol of the Hot Rods and bassist Steve Lillywhite – were sharply skilled at smuttily satirising the sounds of ’77. As anthologised in this archival colored-vinyl document, the band’s brief recording career (eight whole tracks, including the viciously irreverent “isgodaman?,” originally released on a Beggars Banquet compilation LP under the name Arthur Comics?) included incisive swipes at the Sex Pistols, John Cooper Clarke (“I Wanna Be Your Biro”) and the Velvet Underground. That’s history for you!”
A2 I Can’t Come
A3 Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
A4 I Wanna Be Your Biro
A5 Bring Me The Head Of Yukio Mishima
B1 Only 13
B2 Terminal Stupid
B4 There ‘aint No Sanity Claus
B5 Terminal Stupid (demo)
B6 I Can’t Come (demo)
B7 Isgodaman? (demo)
Tracks 1,6 taken from acetate single (1977)
Tracks 2,7 taken from original “Terminal Stupid” single (1977)
Tracks 3,5 taken from John Peel session recorded under the alias “Hits” (6/6/1978)
Track 8 taken from “Streets” compilation (1977)