From Lance's original J Church website: "It sure seems
like it took a long time for this to come out. Recorded in L.A.
on the last day of our first US tour, this single was chaos. Two
covers of Creep by Radiohead and Girlfriend
In A Coma by the Smiths (who are the greatest band of all
time). One original which stretched way back to our very first few
songs. Okay, emo lyrics and our most Hüsker-sounding tune of
all. What can I say? Missy did the cover art and Bobby at Humble
just sort of replaced it without us having much control. White vinyl."
In the insert to the Prophylaxis
album, he added: "Includes cover versions of the Smiths and
Radiohead. More of a tribute to a kitty with a big head than any
of those bands."
Two, possibly three versions of this single have been released:
1) The original was the last release on Word Of Mouth Records before
it changed its name to Humble Records due to copyright problems.
The catalogue number (etched on the record) is WOM-005. My copy
includes a Humble sticker and issue #3 of Bobby Is Fred
zine, which featured a Jawbreaker interview and a long piece on
major labels who run 'scam' indie labels to get credibility. That
latter feature also appeared in MRR.
2) A distro list also included in my copy lists the single with
the catalogue number HUM-005. However, I can't confirm if this was
purely for internal reasons or if any copies were actually pressed
with that new number. The catalogue number doesn't appear anywhere
else on the packaging.
3) The final version, on Broken
Rekids, was on plain black vinyl and carried Missy's original
cover art. Lance's text above, written before the Broken version
was issued, had ended: "We'll see if more come out ...".
The single's name came from a one-off zine called Kittums
- all about cats, of course - done by Lance's friend Missy.