Dig

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'Dig'
EP by Carnival Art
Released 1990
Recorded unknown
Genre Alternative rock
Length unknown
Label Spineless Voodoo
SV0002
Producer Tracy Chisolm and Carnival Art
Carnival Art chronology
Like Nobody's Business
(1989)
Dig
(1990)
Thrumdrone
(1991)

Dig is an EP by Carnival Art, Brian Bell's pre-Weezer band.

Overview

Dig was released in late 1990, well in advance of the 1991 LP Thrumdrone, and is currently out of print. It contains the Thrumdrone versions of "Mr. Blue Veins" and "Octopus", as well as the non-LP track "Juice Dawg", which later appeared on the Blue Food & Black Sparks EP. The disc also features what may be the only officially-released live track in the band's history - "No Thanks To Eve", which later appeared in a studio rendition on a single.

The disc was shipped to radio stations and record stores along with a press kit, including an 8 x 10 promo photo, a psychedelic-era style poster (designed by famed psychedelic artist Frank Kozik), a letter from Horace Blue Veins, and several photocopied reviews of Carnival Art shows from magazines and newspapers.

According to a letter from a Spineless Voodoo employee included in promo copies, additional copies of Dig could be purchased directly from the label by mail order for five dollars - although it does not specify on what format. Also, cassettes of the EP were made available at Los Angeles-area indie record stores, and at Carnival Art shows. It remains unclear whether Dig was ever made available on CD or in any sort of wide commercial release.

Dig represents the earliest known recorded and photographic evidence of sass.

Track listing

All songs written by Carnival Art, lyrics by P. Tak except as indicated

  1. "Juice Dawg"
  2. "Mr. Blue Veins"
  3. "No Thanks To Eve" (live)
  4. "Octopus" (Syd Barrett)