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RELEASE DATE: 14/05/16
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The first official release of the 1981 sole offering by Gailes punk band, the Upsets. Recorded at Multi-Media in Mayne with Laurie Stone (Railroad Gin) at the controls, capturing the raw fury of outer suburban angst in the same way he did with the Leftovers.

Originally released in an edition of 300 via EMI Custom in Sydney and housed in a plain blue sleeve, the single quickly disappeared from the shelves of record bars in the Brisbane and Ipswich area. Copies the band had were turned into ashtrays, used as frisbees or sold for bar drinks. Around a dozen handmade posters (executed on a kitchen bench by Rose Hesp and drummer Brad Cox) were included with the single, which have been used as the basis of the LCMR cover art.

The band were banned from various halls and pubs due to the violence which surrounded them at shows, and eventually led to them changing their name from gig to gig. One of the names they did play under was Resistance - more on that story with LCMR-009.

With the band's highly-politicised lyrics, Upsets caught the attention of Midnight Oil, who had expressed interest in mentoring them and giving the band a wider audience; and unfortunately - the band folded under the weight of excess.

LCMR are proud to be able to beat the bootleggers and officially release the single, mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark in Blaxland. 300 silk screened covers have been made and the first 100 will include a faithful replica of the aforementioned poster which is roughly in A2 size.

Donat Tahiraj