To call this set obsessive and complete is kind of an understatement because big labels don’t treat major bands this well.
The set features an artfully handmade box with a magnetic clasp. The band’s name is silk screened across the front. Inside there are three posters, a sticker, 1-12” 33 1/3rpm record featuring the “Freakshow” album, 1-12” 45rpm featuring “The Unbecoming” & “Worship” eps and a CD collecting all the tracks from the vinyl. The inside of a box includes another art piece, some notes and is part of a hand numbered edition of 300.
From a re-issue standard, the vinyl is beyond 180 gram (so called “audiophile editions”). These records are 210 gram. They are thick like dinner plates or, probably more accurately, 78rpms which the label design seems to invoke.
I received an email last night that a painting I sold back in 2006 was stolen from the buyer. This is a real bummer. It was one of my favorite paintings too and hung very briefly at Zensei Sushi in North Park, San Diego. It’s approximately 2′x4′.
If anyone has any info, please contact me at: commodore(at)commodorecrush.com
I spotted and met Fred Fochtman in the empty field by my place in Columbus painting the downtown city skyline.
The field was originally supposed to be filled with new homes a few years ago but after the housing bust, the construction was abandoned. Now all that’s left are razed neighborhood blocks with semi-finished sidewalks, broken piles of concrete slabs and orange construction barrels. Our building sits far off in the back of an open field that’s often filled with groundhogs, foxes, and coyotes all of which have made the concrete piles their homes.