KOMAKINO 7" Flexi disc Factory FAC 28 UK Version


First pressing 25,000 copies 20 June 1980 - stocks ran out by the end of July
Second pressing 25,000 copies 14 November 1980
Producer: Martin Hannett

 
Thanks to Emmanuel for the photo

1 Komakino 2 Incubation
    3 As You Said

This flexi disc was given away free. Copies were piled on record shop counters for people to pick up and take away. Factory said it would never become a collectors item as they would continue producing them as long as there was a demand ... but they didn't. None the less this record is far from rare.

See also the Komakino acetate


KOMAKINO 7" Flexi disc Factory FAC 28 US Version

Released 1980
Producer: Martin Hannett

 
Note the" Evatone Soundsheets" logo which shows this is the US version
Thanks to Emmanuel for the photo

1 Komakino 2 Incubation
    3 As You Said

The US pressing wasn't issued in a picture sleeve. However a few hundred copies were given away as a free gift with "The Öther Söund" fanzine (sometimes incorrectly called "Sleep Chamber", but that's in fact the name of a band featured in this issue). Whether that was by arrangement with Factory, or if the fanzine simply raided record shops for the flexi is unclear. These copies came in a black and white, number stamped, sleeve.


KOMAKINO 7" Flexi disc UK test pressing

Matrix numbers LYN 8188-IS / LYN 8187-IS
Matrix numbers are the same as the regular UK issue,
This appears to be a test pressing or perhaps an unofficial press made by a Lyntone employee.
It would appear that only a handful were pressed.
Released 1980
Producer: Martin Hannett

 

There is also a black vinyl version of this test pressing which is much rarer than the green one

 

1 Komakino 2 Incubation
    3 As You Said

See also the Komakino acetate