A Sucked Orange/Scrag CD
Steven Stapleton: Sucked Orange was not conceived as an album. During the eighties I had accumulated several dozen reels of old worn and drastically edited quarter inch magnetic tapes, the debris from Sylvie and Babs, Spiral Insana, Large Ladies etc. Normally I would record over previously mixed material but these tapes had hundreds of spliced edits and general abuse (I liked to screw up balls of tape and then try to play em back) which would mean dropouts and distortion had I tried to re-record over them. I decided to throw them out. A friend suggested I keep some of the more interesting bits and bobs, which I did, although I had no idea what to do with them until Mark Hayward of Vinyl Experience expressed an interest. He liked what he heard and wanted to release them as a 12 picture disc. The picture disc was not to be but the album came out soon after on UD via Vinyl Experience in 1987. The cassette Scrag was compiled from the same source material and became part of the Untied Diaries limited tape box, also issued in 1987. It is packed in a beautiful six panel pack with full colour Babs Santini artwork, all finished in a luxurious soft touch lamination.