The Asides

  1. Far Away
  2. What Do I Know?
  3. (I Have Found a) Heartache
  4. I Feel
  5. Everyone Should Know
  6. Cacophony
  7. All I Hate
  8. Something’s Gone Wrong (And I Can’t Get Anyone Round to Mend it Till 4-ish, Is What She Told Me)

The Besides

  1. I Found Your Wallet (Sorry)
  2. E
  3. I’m Not Depressed
  4. Scum & Filth
  5. Alcoholics With Names
  6. EEC
  7. Fuzz You Up
  8. Something’s Gone Definitely Wrong (Sarah)

“Far Away”/”I Found Your Wallet (Sorry)” was originally released 1st April 1977 as the first 7″ on Manchester’s Merde label. (MRD001) Later, it found its way to #43 in the singles chart.

“What Do I Know?”/”E” was originally released 12th August 1977 as a blue/silver 7″ on the Merde label. (MRD007). Jubilee colours were favoured ultimately, in response to the original Graham Woodley picture sleeve design of the Sovereign wearing a fetish mask, which was outrightly banned in Scotland.

“(I Have Found a) Heartache”/”I’m Not Depressed” was originally released on the 2nd February 1978, and again on 6th February to address print discrepancies on the picture sleeve.

“I Feel”/”Scum & Filth” was released as a one-sided 7″ Flexi disc with ScungePop Zine, July 1978 issue. It was officially (re-)released as a single in 2008 for the “In Through The Outbox” box singles set, wrapped in a limited edition picture sleeve of botched liposuction procedures, and glued with warm pus. This was shelved and issued in a the “Warm Puppy” sleeve instead using juvenile photography of children holding small dogs fondly, to the mutual disgust of the band. 

“Everyone Should Know”/”Alcoholics With Names” was released on Top of The Poops, 31st March, 1979. A 7″ single of the lip-synched performance track (MRD019) was released April 1st but failed to find an audience as it was mis-marketed as an April Fool’s prank.

“Cacophony”/”E.E.C” was originally released 30th October, 1979 on brown 7″ vinyl. A molten fragment of brown vinyl was given away in a polythene bag with each disc, containing a remaindered “vinyl turd” as an affront to E.M.U. label boss Marty Zorozny after he commented to the press that Fuzzknobs records cost more than they were worth to make. The band hand-packaged each vinyl artifact personally in Peter’s bedsit in Macclesfield, which doubled as the Merde Label offices until January 1980, when the rent came up.

“All I Hate”/”Fuzz You Up” was released on the 3rd March 1980, the morning following the Top of the Pops appearance of the same title. It sank from the charts 3 weeks later, but was revived by the music video for the b-side “Fuzz You Up” which featured the first viral cat video, shot entirely on Super 8 film.