Sunday, 30 September 2012

No, Not New Image

A little obscurity to tide you over until next Friday.

I've just got back from a week on the Isle of Wight, and I seem to have spent the entire seven days either walking the dog or picking through piles of vinyl in charity shops. This is one of the many oddities I picked up (for the princely sum of 33p) in Cowes.

I can't tell you much about Nu/Imij - the act that put out this peculiar, one-sided 33 rpm picture disc: I know that they hailed from California and, as far as I am aware, this 1982 single (on Azra/Erika Records of Maywood) was their only release. That's it. It's a rather unusual pressing: the picture side is unplayable and both tracks appear on the reverse, cut on standard vinyl. The company put out other discs - Tools of the Trade by the Orange County-based hair metal act Special Forces (Azra/Erika 050) was a one-sided four track mini album - but neither of the two tracks on this release - Model T.A (a substandard Beach Boys rip-off) and I'd Walk an Indoor Mile have any writer credits and I've been unable to discover any other info about the band.

Still, for now enjoy Nu/Imij and I'd Walk an Indoor Mile - and do let me know if you have any further information on the five piece behind this.


  1. ha. sounds like my friends band from when we were fourteen. first riffs, first girls, first hand. thxs.

  2. Not that bad a song - interesting that their debut single was a picture disc. You would think that the record company might release a couple of standard singles before splurging out on a picture disc.

    Here is a very comprehensive list of many of the Azra/Ericka unusually shaped discs:

  3. Thanks for that Graham - really useful info. What a chaotic release schedule though!


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