[Jandek] Re: Album Numbering

mark at mayfairrecordings.com mark at mayfairrecordings.com
Thu Jan 26 22:26:56 PST 2006

My first band's first record borrowed the catalog number of one of the
favorite records of one of the members of the band... an old record. At
the time we had no idea why that would be a bad (and dumb) thing to do to
share a catalog number with another record but it was our little tribute
to that record we were referencing.

In light of this I have tried using google to see if 0739 is part of an
older record's catalog number.... so far only finding an old Holiday
record on RCA...seems unlikely this is the one...

Various Artists Happy Holidays-Vol 21 (True Value) RCA DPL1-0739

Anyway, just wanted to try and confuse things even more.

-Mark Greenberg

On Thu, January 26, 2006 7:31 am, Joe Faust said:
> If you check these mailing list archives, you'll find
> lots of theories about why Corwood started numbering
> with 0739.
> My favorite is that it was the number that happened to
> be on the tape counter on Jandek's tape recorder when
> he was asked what number to use on Ready for the
> House.  It makes sense in a very Jandek sort of way,
> considering the off-the-cuff way in which he chose his
> name.
> As far as contacting the man himself about the subject
> - you might not get the answers you want.  It's better
> that way.
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