Bootleg: Our Aim Is True

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Tracks

Version 1 (LP/CD) tracks [~50 min]
Side 1:
01. Third Rate Romance (v1) [Russell Smith]
02. Living In Paradise
03. Radio Soul (v1) - early version of Radio, Radio
04. Radio Soul (v2)
05. Pay It Back
06. Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) (v1)
Side 2:
07. Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) (v2)
08. Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) (v3) - on CD version only
09. Third Rate Romance (v2 - with no piano) [Russell Smith] - not listed on LP sleeve
10. Knockin' On Heaven's Door [Bob Dylan]
11. Packin' Up (v1) [Chris Kenner]
12. Packin' Up (v2) [Chris Kenner]
13. Please Mister, Don't Stop The Band

Version 2 (LP)
Side 1:
01. Third Rate Romance (v1) [Russell Smith]
02. Living In Paradise
03. Radio Soul (v1) - early version of Radio, Radio
04. Radio Soul (v2)
05. Pay It Back
06. Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) (v1)
07. Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) (v2) - not listed
Side 2:
08. Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) (v3)
09. Third Rate Romance (v2 - with no piano) [Russell Smith]
10. Knockin' On Heaven's Door [Bob Dylan]
11. Packin' Up (v1) [Chris Kenner]
12. Packin' Up (v2) [Chris Kenner]
13. Please Mister, Don't Stop The Band
14. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself [Bacharach/David] - not listed, from 3rd John Peel Session, recorded 1978-10-23, broadcast 1978-10-30


Release info

  • Date:
  • Media: CD/LP
  • Catalogue number (comments): Hand Made/Stiff S-3230 (LP - clear/yellow/red/black/flurescent)

Comments

  • Studio demos with Flip City, 1975.
  • Similar to Aim To Please and Flip City Demos.
  • This boot looks convincingly like a legitimate Stiff promo LP. The LP cover is taken from an old Stiff black & white flyer, with the same checkerboard 'Elvis Is King' background as My Aim Is True. It has a front-face portrait of EC which has the following text in the corner:
"HELP US HYPE ELVIS
Today is your lucky day. In your hands, an unashamed promotional scam courtesy of Stiff Records. We are trying to sell records and make Elvis a huge star. He is trying to pay off his mortgage. You have been recommended by .......... who was courteous enough to pay the postage. We were gracious enough to pay the album costs. El waived his royalties. So now we've done our bit - you do yours. Clamp your ears around this disc. If you like it spread the word. Play it. Pollute the metropolis. If you don't like it, remember that we know who you are and that we have your address. Our address is Stiff Records, 32 Alexander Street, London W2.
All feedback not unwelcome."
  • Version 2: This version is on black or transparent cream vinyl. The cover credits the album to EC while the record label says The Rumour, and both omit the last track on each side.

Quality

  • '0' - Joachim Weisbrod
  • Version 2: I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself is of poor quality and sounds like it was copied from a 7" boot from the amount of surface noise. The other tracks are very good quality - Phil Dennison

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