Scraping Foetus off the Wheel – Ramrod 12″ EP (1987)

The year was 1988, and my mother’s friend at university invited my mother to her apartment one afternoon, and when she arrived, the friend was sitting in a circle of tea candles on the floor in the middle of the apartment. ‘Boxhead’ by Scraping Foetus off the Wheel was playing from this 12″ very loudly from the friend’s turntable while she was sitting there. This totally freaked my mum out and she immediately turned and went straight home. The week after she received the same Scraping Foetus off the Wheel record on her front doorstep with a note attached that read “never speak to me again”. Mum always thought the record was cursed, and never touched it, so when I started collecting records, she was eager to hand it straight down to me… and I love the record and the crazy history of it too! So far it’s the oldest in my collection. It was released in 1987.