SHAPED RECORDS

The various members of DWM were always big record collectors, and from the very beginnings of DWM, it was always our intention to create releases especially intended for collectors and fans of vinyl. Many of our singles have since become collectors items. This page documents our efforts in cool collectable shaped vinyl records. We figure that as long as vinyl records exist, we will do our best to release the weirdest, coolest vinyl for all you junkies out there.

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran / Controlled Bleeding

Title: Screaming For Titties

Label: Musical Tragedies Format: Vinyl 7" Sawblade Catalog #:Eightieth Mammarian Tragedy (MT-222) Release Date: May 1st, 1994

Part seven in the on-going series of saw-blade shaped vinyl singles on Musical Tragedies. Each release is a split release between two artists. In this case, DWM shares the record with Controlled Bleeding. The DWM side is exclusive to this release, and features Andropovski screaming through a barrage of total noise. This track is by far the most "industrial" track so far released by DWM. Also included are performances by Joseph B. Raimond, Peter Schuster, Frans De Waard, Michael Wurzer, Emil Beaulieau and Adrian Gormley. A photo of Peter and Joe on the inside by .mario., taken while waiting for the Ringo Starr concert in Aschaffenburg to start. Both bands are loud, experimental, and made to be played at maximum volume. First pressing of 500 on multi-colored vinyl, second pressing of 500 on clear.

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: In The Shadow Of Her Breasts

Label: Musical Tragedies Format: Triangle-shaped Vinyl Catalog #: One Hundredth Anniversary Tragedy (MT-300) Release Date: December 1st, 1994

In late 1994, we find ourselves at a big crossroads in the history of our label(s), and of DWM. To commemorate all of this, we have decided to do a very special release, namely, a triangle shaped record. It commemorates 10 years of both Doc Wör Mirran and MT, is the 300th MT release and is also the 100th from Musical Tragedies. Finally, it is the 50th Doc Wör Mirran release so far! Musically, both songs feature Mani Schumann doing his weird Franken dialect vocals. Due to the shape, both songs are short (about two minutes each), and feature the usual DWM crew of Joseph B. Raimond, Ralf Lexis and Peter Schuster. As usual, the title is by .mario. First pressing of 500 yellow vinyl with black splotches, second pressing of 300 on clear. Due to the difficulty in shaping this particular record, many of them were destroyed while shaping, so the actual amount in existance is hard to determine, and probably a lot less. In fact, the second, clear pressing, was so difficult to shape, that most of the records were left round, and packaged into the triangle cover and held together with nuts and bolts! All labels black with silver printing. Like the vinyl, the cover is also three sided, featuring drawings by Joseph B. Raimond, printed in silver on black paper. Released December 20th, 1994, exactly 10 years after MT-001, the Numb Tongues No Taste sampler cassette.