(Image by Robert ‘Squid’ Collins)
At the biggest vinyl launch ever private function release 50 urine-filled copies of their new record, 370HSSV 0773Hwho will be landing this Friday, March 31st via their Still On Top Records label.
In an Instagram announcement, the Melbourne-based band revealed that the process behind the idea was tricky (and disgusting), resulting in the band not having a firm release date for the ‘Gold’ records.
“Congratulations to the 50 people who ordered the ‘Gold’ version of our new record…You just bought a liquid disc full of our piss,” Private Function wrote on social media last night.
The band continued, “We’ve been working with local legends Salty Dog Records to build the world’s first piss-filled record, it turns out it’s really tough.
“Due to the tedious amount of experimentation required to make this record work, we don’t have a physical copy yet, but here’s a video outlining the creation.”
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The punk rockers then urged fans not to use the band members’ DNA for crimes.
Some commenters expressed concern about the amount of urine the band members were producing and urged Private Function to drink more water.
The first 3000 copies of 370HSSV 0773H feature a scratchable album cover with three Australiana symbols under the scratch boxes.
Of the 3000 copies, only one will share three identical symbols. The one lucky fan whose sleeve shows all three matching symbols will receive a signed test pressing from 370HSSV 0773H$2999 cash direct from the band and a photo of their face to be printed on all future pressings of the album in all variations, forever.
The Scratchie idea was born by Private Function who wanted to give something back to their fans. The band said: “We were thinking about a fun way to give back to our fans and we came up with this really simple idea that we couldn’t believe had never been done before.
“Finding a company that would print scratchable panels on record sleeves wasn’t easy, but you can bet we found a way to make it happen.”
However, after her story received a lot of press coverage, South Australia’s Liquor and Gambling Commissioner noted Dini Soulio gave the band a full dispensation to release the album with Scratches.
“I’m happy to say I reached out to the band when I found out about this and under the circumstances I’m happy to give them an exemption to sell it in South Australia,” Soulio commented ABC Radio Adelaide.
“The idea of someone becoming addicted to Scratches by buying multiple albums is probably not a high risk in my view.”
Pre-order Private Function’s new album here.