For some reason, we decided that it would be a good idea for the very first Drekka 7" single to contain two cover versions... huh?
The concept for Deleted Records was simple... I worked at Cargo Records, so Philip and I would pre-order singles to stores. Then, depending on how many orders we got up front, we would make exactly that many copies of the release, so that on the release date it would be instantly out-of-print and deleted.
In this case, we received around 100 pre-orders (including some copies for Drekka to sell at shows).
Unfortunately, this was the first and only release on Deleted Records... but, it was a really fun one to make, and a really great concept.
from the original (hilariously obnoxious) 1997 one-sheet:
BlueSanct Musak is the holder of the only copies left of this uber-limited 7" from DELETED RECORDS, a label set up to appeal to collector scum... and DREKKA starts off this elite parade w/ some o the best experimental folk since F.S.ATTACK's 'Further'.
Side A- No one dreams anyway
an interpretation of a track penned by CHicago glam-popsters, KILL HANNAH...
emotive acoustic guitar / vocals sit snuggly in a bed of surround-sound bliss.
Side B- Baby, I'm a star
yes, it is a PRINCE cover, but you might not recognize it even knowing from the start... it's pretty heavy.
For a decade, DREKKA's Michael Anderson has been going at the very edges of sound and this, DREKKA's first non-cassette release, is sure to spark the flame that will destroy the barrier between anonymity and cult status... to quote Mark Kozelek of Red House Painters... 'I am still nobody, I'm just a bigger nobody now.'... and that's what DREKKA is destined for; big nobodiness.
Some press on Drekka:
'Similarities to HAFLER TRIO and FLYING SAUCER ATTACK abound, yet each stroke of genius performed [by DREKKA] is owned by an original vision of beauty.' - MILK summer 97
'I enjoy it for the nice dark atmospheric qualities. I like the SWANS-like darkness and repetitive style.' - Carl (of WINDY & CARL) 1997
'The music is... well, it's very... hmm... I definitely hear some... at times, it's... wait a second, I hear footsteps...' -SOLO DRONE, spring 1996
Download contains JPGs of the original artwork, one-sheet, and an unused cover for a never dubbed cassingle version.
released December 1, 1997
Deleted Records (DEL001)
• LATHE-CUT 7" = ltd to 100 copies (first pressing)
• LATHE-CUT 7" = ltd to 4 copies (extra rare extra copies)
• DIGITAL = unlimited
digital re-release 21 February 2015
from the original liner notes:
No one dreams anyway
recorded on the new 4-track, May-June 1997
in the second Hermitage at Ravenswood
an interpretation of a song by Matthew Devine (Kill Hannah)
Baby, I'm a star
recorded on the dead (then dying) 4-track, a couple years ago as FORK
in the RedHaus, Lower Allston
an interpretation of a song by Prince, originally recorded for the
as of yet still unreleased tribute cassette entitled something
to the effect of, 'The 10th Anniversary of His Purple Majestie's
the full extent of a recording, incl. performance, production
and the rest by Michael Anderson... except:
drums on 'Baby' by Craig Uram
misc. 4th of July festivities by Urch (also on 'Baby')
cover design by 4K Design
big ups to:
Philip von Zweck for putting this out and general support,
the kids, Scott's C & P, Kirstin, Darly, Matthew, Dan, Marie,
Eric K., Craig, ROn Rege Jr., and tons more.
much more Drekka is available.
these 7"'s were hand-cut by KING WORLDWIDE, New Zealand
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