SickthingsUK: Russian Flexi-Discs

'Russian Flexi-Discs'

These bizarre items are not official but kinda interesting in the diversity of tracks and the unusual art used.

  Title   Country Cat Number Notes
Asprin Damage 6" Russia Budkon 2829 clear, red, blue and green versions
Ballad Of Dwight Fry 6" Russia Budkon 4008 clear, yellow, blue and green versions
  Because (with Beegees) 6" Russia Budkon 4419 clear, red and blue versions
Be My Lover 6" Russia Budkon 2656 clear, blue and brown versions
Big Apple Dreaming 6" Russia Budkon 3085 clear, yellow and brown
  Black Juju (Part 1) 6" Russia Budkon clear, yellow, and blue
  Black Juju (Part 2) 6" Russia Budkon clear, yellow, and blue
  Cleansed By Fire 6" Russia Budkon clear, blue and green
Cold Ethyl 6" Russia Budkon 2677 clear, red and brown versions
Crazy Little Child 6" Russia Budkon 2684 "Crazy Little GIRL" on cover
clear, red and blue versions
  Die For You 6" Russia Budkon clear, red and brown
Dead Babies 6" Russia Budkon 2198 clear, blue and green versions
deformed pram on cover
  Dyslexia 6" Russia Budkon clear, red and green
  Feed My Frankenstein 4" Russia Budkon 2 different pic sleeves
  Former Lee Warmer 6" Russia Budkon clear, red and blue
For Veronica's Sake 6" Russia Budkon 4363 clear, yellow and red versions
  Fresh Blood 6" Russia Budkon clear, blue and brown
Gail 6" Russia Budkon 4235 clear, red and brown versions
Grim Facts 6" Russia Budkon 2889 -X Picture disc
Halo Of Flies 6" Russia Budkon 2199 clear, red and green versions
came in a cover with three flies on it
  Hallowed By My Name 6" Russia Budkon clear, yellow and green
  Headlines 6" Russia Budkon clear, yellow and green
Hello Hooray 6" Russia Budkon 2311 clear, red, brown and green versions
Hello Hooray 6" Russia Budkon 2311 clear, red, brown and green versions
Alternate cover
  Hurricane Years 6" Russia Budkon clear, red and green
I Love America 6" Russia Budkon 4367 clear, red and brown versions
I Love America 6" Russia ?  
  It's Me 6" Russia Budkon clear, red and brown
  Jackknife Johnny 6" Russia Budkon clear, yellow and blue
Man With The Golden Gun 6" Russia Budkon 2819 clear, blue and brown versions
  Mary Ann 6" Russia Budkon clear, blue and green
Millie and Billie 6" Russia Budkon 4362 clear, yellow and blue versions
Millie and Billie 6" Russia Budkon  
No More Mr Nice Guy 6" Russia Budkon 2310 clear, yellow, blue and green versions
Pain 6" Russia Budkon 2820 clear, red, blue and green versions
Prettiest Cop On The Block 6" Russia Budkon 1017 33rpm
clear, red and green versions
Roses On White Lace 6" Russia Budkon 4236 clear, blue and brown versions
Roses On White Lace 6" Russia ?  
Serious 6" Russia Budkon 3346 clear, blue and green versions
Serious 6" Russia    
Sick Rozetta 6" Russia Budkon 4228 Appears to have two tracks - Sick Things and Nurse Rozetta
clear, yellow and green versions
Spark In The Dark 6" Russia Budkon 2869 clear, yellow and brown versions
  Stolen Prayer 6" Russia Budkon clear, blue and brown
  Sun Arise 6" Russia Budkon clear, yellow and red
> The Awakening 6" Russia Budkon 2678 clear, yellow and green versions
Ubangi Stomp 6" Russia Budkon 4010 clear, blue and brown versions
  Wind Up Toy 6" Russia Budkon clear, brown and green
  Wish I Were Born In Beverly Hills 6" Russia Budkon clear, red and blue
Woman Machine 6" Russia Budkon 2875 clear, blue and green versions

There are also some Polish Postcards, most featuring "School's Out' but I`ve seen listings for 'Elected' (Glowala 0162), 'Generation Landslide' and 'Mary Ann' (with historical painting on cover) as well. The flexi was peeled off the postcard to use.


Polish Postcards

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"The three Polish postcards (orange, green and yellow) were all issued in the 1970s... very heavy plastic pressings.The unique thing about these is that they are two artists and two tracks... both tracks and artists fit with an early 1970s genre.  The orange one includes "Sylvia's Mother" by Dr Hook and the Medicine Show and "Scholl's Out" (love the typo!) by Alice Cooper. The green one has "Part of the Union" by The Strawbs and "Hello Hurray" by Al Cooper (another great typo!). The yellow one is a great... "Crazy Horses" by The Osmonds and "Elected" by Alice Cooper... what a classic period piece combo! The other unique feature (in contrast to the flexis issued in the 1980s and 1990s) is that these flexis have embossed printing on both sides... not just artists and tracks, but manufacturer's name, address and postcard styled markings on the reverse of the flexi. Obviously, very little concern about the legalities... or perhaps some sort of distribution was authorized?

1980 Polish Postcard

The 1980's Polish postcards have a stick-on acetate pressing on top of a standard styled postcard. And oddly affixed to the back-side is a sticker that reads "Alice Cooper - Koniec Nauki" (translation "School's Out") " (Paul Brenton)


Thanks to Paul Brenton and "HumanaryStew" for scans and additional info