it's this weird material that's raw copper on one side and plastic on the back. it fingerprints and wrinkles real easy, but doesn't seem to carrode when exposed to air, yet it has some sort of moisture corrosion 'soaked up' from the bottom (that's why it was available cheap). hell, it's probably radioactive, too.
a friend of mine found a roll of this stuff at some materials supply sale - she did a theatical backdrop work at the time, so i assume it's some material related to set-dressing, but i don't know for sure. it just looked great and i wanted to print on it.
heavier than hell. extremely thin, but very heavy. noisy, too
all the bands on this bill were great live acts. only sugar shacks survives, so they are the only ones STILL a great act. love them guys - hopefully i'll be working on their next estrus release (if all works out).
the mono men were a fucking great rock band, and they didn't give a good goddam what you thought. the makers at their peak were really amazing. and jack o' fire were, hell, they were honest-to-goodness PUKE BLUES at it's finest. i saw walter daniels do a 15 minute harmonica feedback solo that sounded just like hendrix. their last record (which never happened) on estrus was going to be pressed in 78-rpm, extra-thick (i mean 1/4") vinyl on a 10-inch format. the cover we were going to print on sandpaper - but the sandpaper was going to be INSIDE the cover, so that everytime you shoved the thing in or out it would scratch the shit out of it. the truth is, that at 78 rpm, you'd barely hear the scratches, but it would still freak out everybody. we had the thing all priced out and ready and then the band broke up acrimoniously.
place didn't survive long (like most seattle clubs. the average lifespan of a club in seattle from 75-91 was 3 months.) i think what put it under was booking sly stone. evrybody in the seattle punk scene (there's vitrtually no black people there) showed up to see the legend - still alive!!