Earles and Jensen celebrate Cinco de Mayo (a.k.a. “Record Store Day 2.5”) with the LP-only Earles and Jensen Present…Just Farr the Record – a collection of 17 or 18 unreleased prank phone calls that were just too flat-out weird for Earles and Jensen Present…Just Farr a Laugh Vol. 1 & 2 (The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!), the epic 2cd+booklet masterstroke released exactly one year ago today. Just Farr the Record also serves as the boy’s tribute to the visual works of Harry Pussy, the Bulb label, and Siltbreeze …back when a laboriously-scanned piece of notebook paper was a website and blacking out (handwritten) words with a Sharpie was updating the website. With cover art by Jeffrey Jensen himself (a loving rendition of Rodney Dangerfield from Ladybugs) and really, really confusing liner notes that make the booklet for JFAL 1&2 seem like The Thorn Birds, and a 1st (and only) pressing of 324 (on the dot), this release is sure to make like the Pontiac Division of General Motors. That said, there are some WHOPPERS on here, so may the lucky and diligent prevail! As I’ve been fond of doing today, I’ll close with a certain Matador employee’s reply to my inquiry about artist comp copies:
“Jeff gets [amount private]…you get one.”
Earles and Jensen Present…Just Farr the Record can be ordered HERE. Top-shelf, gold-standard retail outlets have it, too!