Isn’t it nice that in this ever increasingly digital world of ours, there are factories where mighty machines press and package vinyl records, and that human error can still occur somewhere along the production lines?
This was the case recently where Gordi’s new record came with a number of then-unreleased QOTSA songs pressed into the vinyl, and it has happened again with various copies of Beyonce’s lemon-coloured vinyl release of Lemonade.
Beyonce fans dropped the needle on Side A to be treated to a blast of punk rock by Canadian band Zex: in particular the first side of their new album Uphill Battle.
Columbia Records confirmed the error to Pitchfork, writing: “Due to human error at the Celebrate Records plant in Germany, which Sony uses to manufacture vinyl, a small amount of the European run of the Beyoncé Lemonade vinyl included music from Canadian punk band, ZEX, on Side A.
“Beyoncé and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress. Fans who purchased the vinyl will be refunded and given a replacement copy. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.”
Props to Zex for the accidental rush of promo this will give them.
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— Dale Lush™ (@dalelush) September 17, 2017