Pretty Mustache In Your Face on 2 x 7" Vinyl
700 Series Release from Numero Group!
Over the last decade, the Numero Group has been primarily concerned with telling big stories. Stories that cover two or more LPs with word counts in the thousands. Stories with a plethora of photographic evidence. But in that time they've come across an equal number of smaller tales. Tales about bands with a single 45 and a destroyed photograph.
Their 700 series of 2 x 7"s aims to shed light on these darker, humble stories. More mini-Numero album than mere singles, they've packaged and constructed these records with the same care and attention to detail as their bigger siblings. Each replica 45 is housed in a sturdy, tip-on gatefold 7" jacket, with a bonus single of previously unreleased material tucked in the second pocket. Their identical spines and fastidious numbering system is sure to stoke the inner collector.
When tape rolled on these songs, guitarist Bob Theen and drummer Alex Love were a decade deep into their tenure as Kansas City rock n’ roll journeymen. After spending two years holed up in the real-life underground chambers of Cavern Recording Corporation, they emerged with eight songs and a temporary name - their fourth in a string that necessitated five business-card reprint orders.
Their band - dubbed Pretty by engineer and producer Michael Weakley - managed to spelunk only two songs out of the cave, which were issued in 1969 as a promo-only 45 wearing the truly un-pretty Squeakie label, a madman’s face in red-on-white, howling out of the spindle hole. The rest of Pretty’s eight-song experiment was shelved, and ultimately given away to a record collector, along with a trove of Cavern tape archive spoils, when the studio closed in 1986.
This subterranean body of work might so easily have been pitched into a dumpster, but instead the tapes got carefully packed away in a caring Kansas City attic. Thirty years later, Numero secured these tapes, and are reissuing the two song 45 alongside a twin single of previously unreleased material.
Pretty Mustache In Your Face Track Listing:
1. Mustache In Your Face
2. The Electric Hand
4. Red Spoon Gravy