ST-LP 006 : METAL URBAIN - Les Hommes Morts Sont Dangereux VINYL LP + CD
Seventeen Records is back, after a couple of years of silence. The reason we've been dormant, you all know it : the record industry have changed. Tons of labels and distributors have ceased to exist, and music sellers are closing doors left and right.
It's now nearly impossible to reissue a cult CD in today's "official" distribution market, and expect to recoup production costs with 30 sales on the month of release, as is the case right now. At the same time, vinyl is back, big time. At Seventeen, we always loved vinyl. You all know it, if you bought our Metal Urbain, Guilty Razors, or Baader Meinhof Wagen records. Alas, the french market, even with it's great vinyl stores, is too small to recoup productions costs too.
It's a new world, and it calls for new solutions. We decided to partner with Ulule http://www.ulule.com/
and let YOU decide the fate of our vinyl records projects. The way it works is simple : you will be charged your order only if the minimum of sales to recoup production costs is achieved, making the release certain. If it's not met, you will not be charged, and the project will be canceled.
To test this, and reboot the label, we've gone back to square one. Metal Urbain. The true, 76-78 punk pioneers. A lot of you have asked us to reissue the original Rough Trade release Les Hommes Morts sont Dangereux on vinyl, which been out of print since 2004. You can now help this reissue to exist, by pre-buying it on ulule site here http://fr.ulule.com/metal-urbain/
You can choose between a red vinyl version, or black vinyl version, one coming with the bonus original single, the other not. Both will feature a bonus CD with all the record tracks on it thought, which you can keep, or give to friends. Remember, you will only pay if the sales target is reached.
We have other similar projects awaiting to be issued at Seventeen including the MU demos from 1978 LP and the Desperados reissue. They will also be featured on Ulule, so that they can finally exist. For all the people who pre-ordered them, yours still stand, and we will be working with both Hermann Schwartz, Pat Luger and original MU single Clode Panik to make sure you get something extra for these releases.
Thanks for you support. Our new email adress is seventeenrecords (at) numericable.fr
Mr Seventeen & Six Pi Vicious