Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Fixation On A Baby Gopal

A few weeks ago off the back of those Between The Buried and Me represses I visited the Victory Records webstore to see what else was going down with this once great label. I clicked on the 'vinyl' section and boom there it was a recent repress of a record I really liked in the 90's.

Deadguy - Fixation On A Co-Worker

Back in the mid to late 90's this band was right up my street, although it wasn't this record the bands 1995 debut I heard first, it was the EP that came a year later 'Screamin' With The Deadguy Quintet' that I remember buying (from a market stall weirdly) purely because I'd heard the bands name touted around and thought it was cool. That EP was decent but this full length is much better.

Victory do another good job on this record in terms of packaging and this looks really great. I wonder if they have any plans to release 'Screamin' With..' it was originally released as a 10" (yuck!) but a 12" release would be nice.

I was fortunate enough to pick up the rarest colour version Clear with Black Smoke limited to 100 copies. The other pressing numbers are : Pink limited to 409 copies ,Red limited to 377 copies and Yellow limited to 162 copies.

As much as I quite like the album cover is it me or would this insert picture have worked better? Anyway, as is usually the case I wasn't going to order just one record from the states and it was nice to see Victory had a copy of a record I'd been looking to pick up on vinyl for a while. A record that I dare say only myself and possibly Marcus would even remotely care about in 2013.

Baby Gopal - Baby Gopal

As this record hasn't been repressed I can only think that Victory still have copies of this kicking around from 1996 when it was released, that's not surprising though as this is far from the standard style the label where knocking out at the time. This is girl lead indie rock which is pretty far removed from your Snapcase and Earth Crisis releases. I've always quite liked this though.

Two girls , two guys, 90's alternative wardrobes - marvellous. Baby Gopal featured the rather gorgeous Sri Kesava who I met once when she was playing in Shelter in around 2002, she was just as gorgeous in real life and even complimented how my physique looked (back when I had one) in the Shelter shirt I'd just bought. I tell you this because I believe she was engaged to or married to Ray Cappo who she said this right in front of, Ray was polite but I don't think entirely impressed. Jake 1 - Cappo 0 haha
My flat mate bought her solo offering 'Gravity Reminds Me' at that show and I always regretted not picking one up as that was also pretty good.

Released on Pink vinyl I think this was the only colour pressed. Although on taking a look at Discogs it seems the record was also pressed on Orange by an Italian label and also given the title 'Fearless'. Pleased to pick this up anyway and in 2013 I still quite like it.


  1. Funny that they still have the Baby Gopal record laying about! Also good story about Sri. I wonder what she's up to now...

  2. I love that Baby Gopal record!
    Next to the orange vinyl on Banda Bonnot and your pink vinyl Victory also pressed some copies on black vinyl which seems to be quite rare. I managed to get all of those and both 7"es though :)

    Deadguy are awesome too but somehow I cannot listen to the whole record in one go anymore. Looks like I did that too often during the 90s :D