Not Even Pretty LP
(Rat Box 1987)
1. Star Trekking
2. Dumpster Queen
3. Sweatbath
4. Swelling Admiration
5. Hallways
6. Beyond The Mirror
7. Turn Back
Not Even Pretty
Rat Box 001
Released on vinyl in 1987 (re-released on CD as Not Even Pretty+ in 1993 - see separate entry)
Tracks available via Not Even Pretty+ for download on iTunes, Amazon and eMusic

Patricia Rowland - vocals
Lindsey Thrasher - guitar/vocals/piano (on track 2)
Lawrence Crane - bass/vocals (low guitar on track 2)
Steve Bragg - drums

Produced and engineered by Greg Freeman
Recorded Oct-Nov 1986 at Lowdown Studios, San Francisco, CA (originally credits were listed under its first, temporary name, Garage D'Or Studios)

Front cover design by John McKinley - re-rendered by Toni Smith
Back cover art by Scud Mandrill
Layout by Michael Miro

All tracks written by Bragg, Crane, Rowland, Thrasher
Songs published by Spenching Music, BMI
Copyright 1985 and 1986

Spenchial Thanks:
John McKinley, Gene Story, Tim Smyth, Toni Smith, Doug Roberts, Chas Nielsen, Idiot (the), The Whitefronts, BravEar Magazine, Michael Miro, Gerald Tipping, Trish Scearce, Carrie Christopher, Camper Van Beethoven ...most spenchialish: Greg Freeman and Tom Tapp

Recorded to Otari MX-5050 1/2" 8-track and mixed to 1/4" 2-track
Original vinyl mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios

Other songs tracked during sessions for Not Even Pretty:
"Knock Yourself" - for the split single with Idiot (the), also on Not Even Pretty+
"Drunk Autograph" - later to appear on Don't Say Nein
"Up And Down" - later to appear on Not Even Pretty+
"Swelling Admiration (Bloated Swollen Remix)" - found on At Dianne's Place - remixed by Greg Freeman

original back cover

The lyric sheet of Not Even Pretty (click to enlarge)

The band stuffed and shrinkwrapped this release themselves, and decided to offer "a free single" in each album. Of course the singles were not by Vomit Launch, but were old juke box singles the band had acquired.

Shrinkwrap Stickers (click to enlarge)

Shrinkwrap Stickers (click to enlarge)

Letter in CN&R (click to enlarge)

Flier for LP (click to enlarge)

Postcard for LP (click to enlarge)

After a session on October 12, 1986, Lindsey, Greg and Larry went to a show The Farm. Returning to their car they found that Lindsey's Memphis-brand guitar, Larry's ugly, headless Arbor bass and various effects pedals and such had been stolen.

"I remember this album as being recorded overdubbed and mixed over two weekends. I think we spent less than $500 on these sessions, and we rushed ourselves and Greg Freeman so much that little mistakes (like Steve's missed beat and the word "dumpter" in "Swelling Admiration") were left in to save time! Nuts." -LC