So, I’m reviewing a blank record. Yup, this record is blank. Well, at least the A-side is, anyway. It’s an homage to the Stiff Records “The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan” release of the 80s which was also blank.
The best part is that the record actually has grooves cut into it, so you will actually hear the occasional click or pop, but otherwise the side is blank.
Side B gets interesting, with a “remix” by Rou Reynolds of Shikari Sound System/Enter Shikari, which is essentially a mix of various ambient noises such as a tap dripping.
So, the main question is, why would you buy what is, essentially, a blank record? The answers are twofold: firstly, to stick it to Nigel Farage; and secondly, the profits from this record are being donated to the Migrants Rights Network, a charity fighting for the rights of migrants in the UK; a charity I’m sure Mr. Farage would most definitely disapprove of.
If you’re really enjoying this, Alcopop Records have also released a “VOTE POP” t-shirt.
All in all, a perfectly-timed-to-coincide-with-the-election fun release to raise money for a worthy cause. I bought one, you should too.
– Ian Perry