Who amongst us wouldn’t gladly pay $100 or more for a copy of Pavement’s 1990 Drag City 7″ EP ‘Demolition Plot J-7″? Well, anyone other than people with families and real bills to pay. Through the auspices of Tim Cook, we’re directed to an eBay auction for said vinyl masterpiece…currently up for bids in what the seller responsibly details as something less than mint condition.
Been hanging onto this one (double wrapped in plastic and sealed in a box in the closet) for a long, long time.
The vinyl is in perfect, playable condition.
The cover…another story. Used to store my 7″ records in open boxes on the floor back in the late 80s-early 90s. Had a cat at the time that, in his increasing senility, eschewed the litter box one afternoon in favor of the record box. Unfortunately this very rare Pavement EP fell victim to the Urination Plot F-9 and the odor today is as strong and distinctly feline in origin as it was the day I pulled the record, dripping, from the box. The yellow stain affecting primarily the bottom half of the cover, as well as the liner notes, is perhaps a darker yellow today than it was in 1991.
In desperation I attempted to clean the paper cover with a damp, soapy sponge (what the hell?!), followed by disinfectant, followed by a later dousing with Nature’s Miracle or similar product, which resulted in one 1/2″ tear and several approximate tears to the front. In addition, the front image is rubbed-out in two places. The back cover is not without its own problems.
So sorry. But if you’re a fan of both rare Pavement AND all things feline, this one’s for you!!
(I can supply a pic of the responsible cat, now deceased, upon request.)
11 thoughts on “Urination Plot F-7 : Pavement Rarity Devalued By Kitty Piss”
Sounds to me like an irresponsible cat. Rim shot.
That’s nothing. I once shit all over my sister’s Madonna records…totally by accident.
This from a guy whose every F/X pedal and 1/4″ cable has been marked by cats.
Correction: a guy who BLAMES his cat.
sorry, David. In this house, EVERYONE’S A MUSIC CRITIC.
I love the word “eschew.”
At least Heckler Spay went untouched…for a while.
I too live in Oakland, and I have 2 copies of “Demolition Plot J-7,” neither of which I have any desire to keep.
VG+ condition, totally cat free (tho I will admit that a cat did ruin the cover of my Alastair Galbraith “Morse” LP a long time ago). I’ll take a C-note for both.
I had a cat shit on a Falling Stairs 12″ once, but that probably only increased its value.
My dog once shit on a copy of Weiland’s “12 Bar Blues”- I always assumed it was intentional.
first time i ever really got wasted in HS around 84/85 i came home and with no recollection shit all over my crate of records, then tried to argue with my mom that i wasn’t drinking, until she pointed out i shit on my albums, i saw the era of my ways and went straight edge the following weekend