UNITED DAIRIES
Revenge of the Selfish Shellfish
Steve Stapleton / Tony Wakeford
Details
1992 CD UK Tursa TURSA004CD
In jewel case
Track Listing
  1. Falling From Heaven (3:06)
  2. Amoeba (0:15)
  3. Amphimixis (2:58)
  4. Revenge Of The Selfish Shellfish (3:42)
  5. Walk The White Ghost (5:06)
  6. Lucifer Before Sunrise (5:23)
  7. Flower Dream Song (5:43)
  8. Our Lady Of The Wild Flowers (5:51)
  9. The Frightened City (10:32) [ud069]
  10. Melancholy In The Street (1:17)
Personnel
Sleeve Notes
Tony Wakeford
Main vocals; backing voice; lyrics (6 and 8); guitars (electric, acoustic, bass); drums; squeeze box

Steven Stapleton
Hook, line and sinker; lyrics (5)

Mixed, produced and edited by S. Stapleton
Cover by Babs Santini
Engineered by Colin Potter , I.C.R., York
Special thanks to Alice and Helen Potter
Notes
Early pressings suffer from disc rot
Revenge of the Selfish Shellfish
Steve Stapleton / Tony Wakeford
Details
2009 October CD US Robot Records RR-38
In gatefold card sleeve
Track Listing
  1. Falling From Heaven (3:06)
  2. Amoeba (0:16)
  3. Amphimixis (2:59)
  4. Revenge Of The Selfish Shellfish (3:43)
  5. Walk The White Ghost (5:06)
  6. Lucifer Before Sunrise (5:22)
  7. Flower Dream Song (5:43)
  8. Our Lady Of The Wild Flowers (5:53)
  9. The Frightened City (10:34) [ud069]
  10. Melancholy Of The Street (1:18)
Bonus Disc
  1. The Frightened City (Nameless Dread Mix) - Irr. App. (Ext.) (16:54)
  2. Whelk - Steven Stapleton (7:35)
  3. Mussel - Steven Stapleton (8:15)
  4. Sea Slug - Steven Stapleton (5:04)
  5. Oyster Sauce Remix - Brian Conniffe (10:21)
  6. Slower Dream Fog - Tony Wakeford (5:32)
  7. Our Lady Of The Bile Flowers - Tony Wakeford (3:58)
  8. The Frightened City (Clubbed To Death Mix) - Andrew Liles (17:52)
Personnel
Sleeve Notes
Tony Wakeford
Main vocals; backing voice; lyrics (6 and 8); guitars (electric, acoustic, bass); drums; squeeze box

Steven Stapleton
Hook, line and sinker; lyrics (5)

Additional vocals courtesy of Alice and Helen Potter

All titles Stapleton/Wakeford
Mixed, produced and edited by S. Stapleton
Artwork by Babs Santini
Reissue layout and additional artwork by M. S. Waldron
Cover art scans provided by the John Contreras archive
Engineered by Colin Potter , I.C.R., York
Originally released as Tursa 004 CD in 1992
© Stapleton/Wakeford 1992/2009
(p) Robot Records 2009 RR-38

There's not a great deal I remember from these sessions. I remember meeting Tony whilst working on Current 93's 'Christ and the Pale Queens' album. I remember Tony being a very sarcastic and funny man, a natural comedian. I remember laughing a lot. I remember thinking that adding an anvil to one of Tony's hauntingly beautiful love songs was maybe a touch brutal. I remember spending a week together in Colin Potter's studio shed at the bottom of his Tollerton garden. I remember gathering many reels of recorded material and scuttling of to my London flat where my beloved Revox lay. I remember working feverishly with a razor blade, cutting up lots of tapes. And finally, I remember wishing I could see Tony's face after turning him and myself into seafaring mollusks.

Steven Stapleton, Cooloorta, April 16th 2009

I entered the vault of WSD picking my way past the sacks of gold, each sack embossed with the name of a director on. Mr Stapleton was present with his artwork for our collaboration. Much stifled giggling from the directors. "You won't like it," they hissed in unison. I, of course, loved having my face grafted onto a mollusk: who wouldn't? As for the recording, we would adjourn to the local pub for lunch. So I was pissed and Mr. Stapleton stoned for much of the recording. Which may or may not explain a lot.

Tony Wakeford, London, March, 2009