Viva La Vinyl

Viva La Vinyl compilation cover

Release Notes:

Dead Beat Records / Campground Records, LP, 1994

Band members:

Lance (guitar/vocals), Gardner (bass), Brendan (drums)


Preachers That Lie - Happy All The Time
The Kids - I Wish
Tilt Wheel - Crawl
Queen Mab - Flower
Nonsense - Crazy Al
John Cougar Concentration Camp - So What
Krupted Peasant Farmerz - Bear Named Dog
Fighting Cause - My Crime
Sicko - Weight Of The Sun
Verrucose - Shingle
Serpico - Destroying The Builder
Bouncing Souls - These Are The Quotes From Our Favorite 80’s Movies
Whatever... - Streak (Bill #1)
Trusty - Magical Mystery Tour
J Church - Bomb
Tilt - Can’t Listen

More info:

From Lance's original J Church website: "Ah, the last of our Dead Beat trilogy. Just one song on this album-only compilation. Trusty probably shows us all up with a cover of Magical Mystery Tour. Our song was from the same recording as the She Never Leaves The Neighborhood 7"."

She Never Leaves... was the 7" that featured three-fifths of J Church's John Peel BBC show radio session. Only Yellow, Blue And Green from that session has yet to appear on vinyl - until then you can hear a dubbed copy here. Dead Beat pressed at least three different versions of this album. The cover above is the third one; I believe the first issue was beige and I haven't seen the second. Additionally, the first two issues came with a proper information booklet while the third just has a few loose sheets of paper as inserts.

This album is also notable for an early appearance from the Bouncing Souls - go East Side Mags!

J Church came back to Dead Beat a few years later for the split 7" with Less Than Jake. Dead Beat have released several more annual singles compilations under the same title.