John The Postman - Is Still Above God LP

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2020 Release

John The Postman was, hardly surprisingly, a postman. John and his
friends were regulars at the first punk gigs in Manchester. It was at
one such gig in April 1977 after a few too many drinks that John decided
to invade the Buzzcocks stage, picked up a guitar and decided to
terrorise the audience with his version of the rock standard Louie,
Louie. Far from being murdered, he actually won a few admirers and after
a couple more appearances was actually invited to become the official
support to such artists as V2, The Fall, John Cooper-Clarke and The
Drones. The album was released in a brown paper bag (to look like a
letter) and sold an impressive 10,000 copies. In need of more beer
money, John and ten musicians went to Cargo Studios in Rochdale on
Sunday, 10th October 1978 and in a few hours completed his second album.
Packaged in another appropriately D.I.Y. sleeve the album was another
success, selling 7,000. Sounds saw fit to describe John as
“neo-legendary and neo-obscure”. A third album was recorded in 1980
scheduled to appear on Mark E. Smith’s Cog Sinister label, before
departing to America to work as (you’ve guessed it) - a postman! In
2014 John approached Overground Records (who had reissued his other
albums) and a release was planned. Sadly John who prophetically
suggested the title died in 2015 and the project was shelved until now.
This masterpiece of mayhem continues the madness and is released as a
limited edition of just 300 copies. It is the perfect tribute.

Label: Overground Records (UK)

Condition: New  Released in an open plastic sleeve

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