32. THE ROAMIN' NUMERALS - 'Fruit Of The Day'/'Buckle Up! (Beluga 002) 1998

Beluga Records was a small indie label out of Stockholm, Sweden that is now defunkt. But the label did release early 45s by The Roadrunners, The Maggots and this gem by The Roamin' Numerals.

The Roamin' Numerals included in their ranks ex Fuzztones, Twisted and Headless Horsemen lead guitarist Elan Portnoy. I don't know the names of any other band members.

'Fruit Of The Day' sounds similar to those garage rockers he wrote with The Headless Horsemen with spiky lead guitar licks high in the mix. 'Buckle Up!' is perhaps the better side with bursts of wah wah but the words to the song are undecipherable.

Trevor Gallant from Beluga Records recently contacted me and kindly shared an image of the cancelled sleeve design. Trevor confirmed that 10 copies of the 45 in this sleeve were shipped to Australia before The Roamin' Numerals requested that future copies were sold with the psychedelic negative sleeve.

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  1. This record had another sleeve when it was released, but was stopped by the band and reprinted. (about 20 copies managed to leave the label headquaters). / Beluga


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