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Sunspring – Orange

April 22, 1995 Sunspring Orange compact disc [SDK-42] black and white press printed covers Two months after the close of Slamdek, the final release cleared the tower. Just like Kinghorse’s Too Far Gone, Sunspring’s very posthumous Orange was created years after the group broke up. Orange, when coupled with the Poppy CD, theoretically compiles Sunspring’s

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Kinghorse – Too Far Gone

December 21 , 1994 Kinghorse Too Far Gone: Unreleased Recordings 1988-1992 compact disc [SDK-39] black and white press printed covers Th When Too Far Gone was released, Louisville’s legendary iron ship hybrid of punk and metal, Kinghorse, had been broken up for over three years. Since their breakup, they had been revered and essentially worshipped

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The Telephone Man – Castner c/w Automatic Pilot

October 31, 1994 The Telephone Man Castner c/w Automatic Pilot seven inch [SDK-38] First 300: handmade designs on blank white seven inch covers with photocopied inserts. Second 200: laser printed one-of-a-kind covers with fax paper inserts. The Telephone Man’s second studio release unsuspectingly became the last release of new material that Slamdek would issue. The two-song

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The Metroschifter – The Metroschifter Capsule

October 15, 1994 Metroschifter The Metroschifter Capsule twelve inch [SDK-37] photocopied stickers on blank white LP jackets with laser printed personalization stickers, photocopied inserts Personalized version, 375 units, with dog illustration (below) on back. Cover art by Kenn Minter.   This is the story of the first Metroschifter album as I told it in the

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Sancred – Clamato

January 17, 1994 Sancred Clamato cassette [SDK-36] photocopied double sided inserts in books-on-tape long boxes, laser printed labels The story of Sancred’s relationship with the Louisville scene is a strange and checkered one. And in many respects, the Clamato cassette is also curiously out of place among the rest of the Slamdek catalog. While seeming

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LG&E – No. 28

December 11, 1993 LG&E No. 28 cassette [SDK-28] inserts photocopied backwards on the under side of translucent vellum paper, laser printed labels Periodically, in the scarce free time Duncan and I had available to create other musical outlets for ourselves, we would team up and record songs as Layered Guitars and Electronics. Our name, LG&E,

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Endpoint & Sunspring – Written in Rock: Songs of Rick Springfield

December 4, 1993 Endpoint & Sunspring Written in Rock: Songs of Rick Springfield split seven inch [SDK-33] photocopied covers and inserts; first 1,000 with translucent vellum overlay, next 500 with two-color photocopied covers First pressing cover with translucent vellum overlay. In the summer of 1993, Endpoint and Sunspring teamed up again on several occasions. One

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The Telephone Man

October 11, 1993 The Telephone Man cassette [SDK-35] color copied inserts, laser printed labels. limited edition of first 50 units had handmade packaging, some in books-on-tape long boxes and some in Norelco boxes Over the course of 1993, The Telephone Man evolved from a drum machine project into a full-fledged band. The recording of this

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Sunspring – Poppy

June 4, 1993 Sunspring Poppy cassette & compact disc [SDK-31] CD: four color process printed inserts. Cassette: laser-printed one-of-a-kind inserts in books-on-tape long box, laser-printed labels The “new” Sunspring entered the studio in January 1993 to record an album after having been together a little over three months. I called Mike Baker who was operating

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