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Can anyone tell me please whether my copy of It Really Hurts Me Girl is a boot? I bought it many years ago but having heard of so many boots I thought I'd get it checked. I don't have many rare records (sob) so I haven't got Manship's bible.

My copy is an issue, pink label. It has a small fr in the runout wax+ rc2857 and a d later on.

I'm also after a copy of Ramsey Lewis - Day Tripper/Hurt So Bad on UK chess in nice condition if anyone has one.

Cheers, Slim.

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I think all the pink issues are legit represses which John Anderson had done. The only original as the sterling stamped white demos. The issues are therefore reissues but are still sold as originals, because they sort of are, as the record never actually got past the WDJ stage.

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Thanks lads. I think that kind of explains it. My copy does not have sterling stamped in it scratched or unscratched so I presume it is a legit repress?

Slim.

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I think all the pink issues are legit represses which John Anderson had done.  The only original as the sterling stamped white demos.  The issues are therefore reissues but are still sold as originals, because they sort of are, as the record never actually got past the WDJ stage.

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My understanding is as Pete says - was never originally issued, although the pink copies are a later legit re-press. So to be safe, get a demo with STERLING stamped in the deadwax!

R

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and look out for the white DJ bootleg with sterling sound scratched in - it's on vinyl, and the sound quality is poor

Am I really the only person on the ns scene who hates this record??? I think of it as the start of a downward spiral whistling.gif

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and look out for the white DJ bootleg with sterling sound scratched in - it's on vinyl, and the sound quality is poor

Am I really the only person on the ns scene who hates this record???  I think of it as the start of a downward spiral  :lol:

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Can't say I agree with you Pete. :lol:

I can think of a lot of records before this appeared IMVHO. (covered on another thread)

I think it would be unfair to pin something like that on The Carstairs. I agree I'm not too fussed about hearing it played out now. But remember how it used to make me feel. I think if a tune is played to death it does have that effect on you.

Still a magical tune for me, though quite a few years from 're-activation' so-to-speak.

Jamie whistling.gif

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My understanding is as Pete says - was never originally issued, although the pink copies are a later legit re-press. So to be safe, get a demo with STERLING stamped in the deadwax!

R

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Yep thats basically it....should have made it clearer in my origianl post that the counterfeit/origianl were W/Demo's.

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Am I really the only person on the ns scene who hates this record???  I think of it as the start of a downward spiral  whistling.gif

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Yep, you probably are!

Carstairs was never a record that "split the scene" - at least not in the way that James Fountain, Johnny C and Snoopy Dean did. As I recall, it was widely and enthusiastically embraced - mostly because of tortured vocals fitted right in next to the likes of The Tomagoes etc.

Shame it got caned to death, but still a gorgeous record (IMHO)

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