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X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents Album

  • Performer: X-Ray Spex
  • Title: Germfree Adolescents
  • Size MP3 ver: 1779 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 2875 mb
  • Country: UK
  • Date of release: 10 Nov 1978
  • Style: Punk
  • # Catalog: INS 3023, OC 062-61 787
  • Label: EMI International
  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Genre: Rock
X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents Album

Tracklist

1Identity2:22
2I Live Off You2:06
3The Day The World Turned Dayglo2:50
4Warrior In Woolworths3:04
5Art-I-Ficial3:21
6Obsessed With You2:26
7Genetic Engineering2:45
8I Am A Poseur2:29
9Germ Free Adolescence3:09
10I Can't Do Anything2:55
11Let's Submerge3:23
12Plastic Bag4:56

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneX-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial, Whi)Art-I-Ficial ProductsnoneUKUnknown
640005X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Album, Cle)Earmark640005Italy2001
2C 070 61787X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Album)EMI International2C 070 61787France1979
RGM-0460X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre)Real Gone MusicRGM-0460US2016
INS 3023X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Unofficial, Mar)Art-I-Ficial ProductsINS 3023UKUnknown
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
INS 3023, OC 062-61 787X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Album)EMI International, EMI InternationalINS 3023, OC 062-61 787UK1978
noneX-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial, Whi)Art-I-Ficial ProductsnoneUKUnknown
640005X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Album, Cle)Earmark640005Italy2001
2C 070 61787X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Album)EMI International2C 070 61787France1979
RGM-0460X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre)Real Gone MusicRGM-0460US2016

Credits

  • BassPaul Dean
  • DrumsBP Hurding
  • EngineerJohn MacKenzie Burns
  • Engineer [Assistant]Andy Pearce
  • GuitarJak Airport
  • Lacquer Cut ByNick
  • Mastered ByNick Webb
  • Other [Extra Special Thanks To] – Phil Presky
  • Other [Special Thanks To] – Ted Bunting
  • Photography ByTrevor Key
  • ProducerX-Ray Spex
  • Producer, Artwork By [Cover Concept]Falcon Stuart
  • SaxophoneRudi Thomson
  • SleeveCooke Key
  • VocalsPoly - Styrene
  • Written-ByP. Styrene
  • Artwork [Cover Concept]Falcon Stuart
  • Artwork [Re-art]Hills Archer Ink
  • BassPaul Dean
  • DrumsBP Hurding
  • EngineerJohn Mackenzie Burns
  • Engineer [Assistant]Andy Pearce
  • GuitarJak Airport
  • Mastered ByNick Webb
  • Photography ByFalcon Stuart, Trevor Key
  • ProducerFalcon Stuart
  • SaxophoneRudi Thomson
  • SleeveCooke Key
  • VocalsPoly-Styrene
  • Written-ByPoly-Styrene

Notes

Recorded at Essex Studios

Marketed & Distributed in the US by Caroline Records Inc. Made in U.S.A.Issued on custom 'X-ray Spex' labels in a fully laminated picture sleeve and cardstock inner sleeve with rounded corners, illustrated and with lyrics printed in brown.

B4 is listed as "Germ Free Adolescence" on the labels, like on the single Germ Free Adolescence, however the sleeves of both the single and album (including the track title on the inner sleeve of this edition and subsequent reissues) have it as "Germfree Adolescents"

On rear cover:
Art-I-Ficial Products.
EMI Records Ltd. Hayes, Middlesex, England.
Made and Printed in Great Britain.
Available on Tape.
E.D.T. G.L.

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped variation 1, tag etched): INS 3023 A-1 MASTERED AT' ABBEY ROAD'-NICK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped variation 1, tag etched): INS 3023 B-1 NICK UU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped variation 2, tag etched): INS 3023 A-2 MASTERED AT' ABBEY ROAD'-NICK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped variation 2, tag etched): INS 3023 B-1 NICK UU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped variation 3, tag etched/stamped): INS 3023 A-1 MASTERED AT' ABBEY ROAD'-NICK P 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped variation 3, tag etched/stamped): INS 3023 B-1 NICK UU DM 2
  • Barcode: 0 1704-61813-2 7
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1, 2, 3): CAR01813–01 11–04–94
  • Matrix / Runout (reversed text, Variant 1): SP 1–1–2 EMI JAX
  • Matrix / Runout (reversed text, Variant 2, 3): SP 1–1–1 EMI JAX
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2, 3): IFPI L027
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1635
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 163E
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 1644

Companies

  • Licensed To – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Caroline Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Caroline Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Awesome Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – EMI Jax
  • Recorded At – Essex Studios
  • Record Company – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Record Company – Art-I-Ficial Products
  • Copyright (c) – Festawood Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mobjack Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Essex Studios
  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse
  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Pressed By – EMI Records

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Comments (19)

Arihelm
I have made a submission with regards to the record in question. If anyone could be of help. Thanks. It plays well this copy. https://www.discogs.com/release/14594630Thank you ????
spark
Hello all, I’ve got a copy of this album on record, but on a dark green ish disc, says it comes with two discs but in fact it’s only got one. The code on the top is INS 3023. Could someone help? Thanks :)
LeXXXuS
https://www.discogs.com/X-Ray-Spex-Germfree-Adolescents/release/443144I have this exact issue (as described) BUT Germ Free Adolescents is spelled like that on both labels, sleeve and inner sleeve and not anywhere as Germfree Adolescents. Is the comment in this entry wrong or does two variatoins exist?
Wen
this was one of the best uk punk records back in 1977, god i remember a bit over 30 years ago when this lp was getting around 100 bucks a pop it was so rare, then by 1990/91 the reissues started on cd & of coarse i got a vinyl reissue around 1992 on orange vinyl and it is hard to belive that that reissue is worth more then the original 77 lp now, my rarest copy of this classic is the japan 1977 lp as that goes for hundreds...............
Jay
generally a good set of songs, but was afflicted with the familiar over-the-top hard rock sound, which for a short period was the vogue for debut lps from punk bands.
Halloween
Relistening to this for the first time in over 30 years, it really is probably the best album of the original punk wave. Lots of interesting musical ideas, and anti-consumerist lyrics, with Poly's amazing vocals. Its a classic probably under appreciated. It certainly was at the time, with all that shrieking saxophone not fitting the 4 to the floor punk model. Great record, get into your collection in some format
Mr_Mole
Fully agree with martingg but see it from the record label's point of view; they are trying to shift product and it's much easier to sell coloured vinyl than concepts of sound quality which require decent equipment and a sophisticated ear for music/audio. Add to that the unfortunate fact that today's vinyl consumer (aka hipster) is more swayed by superficial notions of cool and doesn't buy records to actually listen to and you have a recipe for disaster. I always recommend getting the originals which were made for people to LISTEN to. And they are still affordable despite what some over-optimistic Discogs sellers might feel
Najinn
40 different issues - that's 29 Rereleases - mostly on the oh-so-special-coloured vinyl. This is ridiculous. Do you really think we re-buy again and again to own each colour? Make a decent sounding even pressing and keep it in print. (Sorry, this rant could also be written for countless other re-releases that offer nothing new and just relies on the gimmicky colour.) No need to argue: the record itself is a classic!
Eigeni
I don't own this. I own various singles. Eventually would like a copy as long as it sounds good I don't care what reissue it is. Or original or whatever. I just like the music. Which ever is cheapest honestly.
Quendant
i got an early copy that had a free t-shirt with it...long ruined...anyone still got one of them?
greed style
This is, or will be considered a classic punk album. Totally underated/underpriced. All tracks are good here.
GoodBuyMyFriends
The price of this LP has fluctuated over the years. I remember seeing copies for $100 around 1990 before the first re-issue came out on noisy “dayglow” orange vinyl.Fantastic album. Look for an Abbey Road original!
Velan
Totally agree : one of the best punk records ever !
TheMoonix
If anyone has a busted copy, I am interested in buying it for the sleeve and innersleeve.
Samutilar
Is it just me or has the price on the UK original of this LP started going up in price recently?... There seem to be quite a lot of decent if not NM copies out there.. wonder why they are now selling for average of $50.00 AUD?
Malaunitly
Always a pleasure, never a chore....a classic from my teens....Love Poly Styrene's vocals...RIP
Malien
germ free because english school are now full of persons so full of germs
Forcestalker
got expelled from school when it came out
Quamar
Watching X-Ray Spex at the Marquee, Red Cow, and wherever else I could get to throughout 77 and 78 made this one of the most eagerly awaited albums of my teens. But the vinyl never really recaptured the thrill of being jammed up against the stage and going nuts to the fast bits of Plastic Bag.Still play this occasionally but the magic has worn off I'm afraid.

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