Smells Like Teen Spirit/Polly
clear lathe-cut 7"
edition of 100
This 7" lathe-cut record, cut one at a time by Peter King in New Zealand, contains "erased" versions of two Nirvana songs, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Polly".
Each song was run through a series of band-pass filters, which removes most of the frequency spectrum from an audio recording. "Polly" was erased based on the principle melody of the classic murder ballad, "Pretty Polly".
Additionally, the lathe cut records are more fragile than conventional vinyl and are slightly erased with each pass of the stylus.
"Extremely interesting... what remains is quite remarkable."
-Byron Coley, Wire Magazine