The Cold Ones 7″ was the last recording I was involved in that was made entirely in Vulcan Studios, and also the first release I’d recorded that ended up on vinyl. This was a small personal milestone for me as anybody could stick their tracks on a CDR at the time, so having stuff pressed to vinyl seemed more like the real deal.
Most of the tracking was done live, aside from vocals this time round and a couple of guitar leads. This was also my first attempt at recording gang vocals, and it was definitely a gang as there were about 20 people involved. Russ (vocals) had bought a load of beers and basically arranged a swift pissup for anyone who wanted to trade shouts for booze.
I wondered for ages why someone shouted “four eyed cunt” at the end, I eventually asked Russ and he said they were referring to Foxy of SSS who was coordinating the gang shouts. Still not sure why “SHAVE IT” was shouted. Some things are better left unknown.