It’s the height of post-Punk and New Wave, 1978. But over in Wigan the “Sexational” (her word not mine!) Pam Shaw is releasing this private pressing, a 7″ EP. And it’s not everyone who can boast of a sleeve note by none other than Ken Dodd. Doubtless sold at her shows (a mixture or pop, standards and comedy), this record includes the three cliches of all private pressings – being autographed and including a Walkerprint bio inside, and OTT Letraset titling.
The sleeve even credits Haigh Hall near Wigan where the colourful cover shots were taken. I often wonder where these performers are but with Pam there was no shortage of coverage on the web, including a story on Huffington Post celebrating her 70th birthday and the news that she now intends to throttle back on her career, settle down and get married. But potential suitors beware, she has high standards, having turned down Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink’s advances in the past.
The single was pressed by Lyntone, known mainly for their flexi discs, but offering short pressing runs for unsigned acts (a service usually provided by SRT). There are more galleries of private pressings on the site.