KLARK KENT: Klark Kent 10″ Green vinyl original die-cut cover UK. Stewart Copeland of the POLICE under pseudonym
a first pressing of the rare self-titled 10 inch mini lp by KLARK KENT (Stewart Copeland of the POLICE) as released in the UK in 1980 on A&M AMLE 68511. (j)
There are EIGHT songs on the record and it comes in the original die-cut cover and on GREEN vinyl. This is a GUARANTEED 100% original first pressing!!
Media:Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve:Very Good Plus (VG+)
Klark Kent Klark Kent
Label: A&M Records AMLE 68511
Format: Vinyl, 10″, Green
Genre: Rock, Reggae, punk rock
A1 Don’t Care 2:08
A2 Away From Home 2:55
A3 Rich In A Ditch 2:46
A4 Grandilinquent 3:09
B1 Guerilla 3:32
B2 Old School 2:44
B3 Excesses 3:12
B4 Kinetic Ritual 4:18
Instrumentation By Klark Kent
Photography Lynn Goldsmith
Producer Klark Kent Nigel Gray
Written By Klark Kent
The 10″ green Klark Kent LP of 1980 differs from the US edition on A&M Records in packaging. While the US sleeve was 12″ and the record inside was 10″, the UK edition is on A&M Records and the 10″ sleeve is the same size as the record. The liner notes also differ from those on the US edition on IRS Records. The outer sleeve is die-cut so the liner notes are set in the shape of a “K” and are revealed when the inner sleeve is pulled from the die-cut outer sleeve. Track sequencing is the same on both releases.
According to Stewarts book, the backup band in this? clip is Sting on bass, Andy Summers and Kim Turner on guitar, and Florian Pilkington-Miksa (of Curved Air) on drums.
Anyway, this clip is hilarious and makes my day. Stewart Copeland ftw!
Klark Kent, also known as Music Madness from the Kinetic Kid, was Stewart Copelands first solo album, recorded under the pseudonym Klark Kent. The album was released in 1980 as a 10 inch EP on green vinyl and included the hit song “Don’t Care”, which had reached number 48 in the UK Singles Chart two years before.
Like both albums Copeland had recorded as a member of The Police by that time, the Klark Kent album was recorded at Surrey Sound Studio with Nigel Gray on a minimal budget. Many of the songs are stylistically very similar to Copelands compositions for the Police. Copeland played all of the instruments, including the vocals.
Allmusic: “inventive new wave pop of the highest order” and “a record that combined the musical sensibilities of the Police and the lyrical concerns of Weird Al Yankovic”. The reviewer applauded the albums humor and eccentricity, while contending that the tracks also have plenty of musical depth to make them hold up to repeated listens