Punk Rock Trivia: The three alternate titles of Big Drill Car’s debut album

Punk Rock Trivia: The three alternate titles of Big Drill Car’s debut album

Every once in a while the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene unleash a tasty little nugget of punk rock trivia in an effort to blow our readers’ minds. Also, we like to make ourselves feel smart. Today’s “fun factoid” is about the three alternate titles Big Drill Car used for their classic 1989 debut CD Type Thing.

If you bought the album on CD, cassette or vinyl, then you’d realize that the album was actually released under three different titles. For the CD version, it’s called CD Type Thing, while the vinyl format is called Album Type Thing and the cassette version is called Tape Type Thing. All versions are identical, they feature the same album cover and track listing. The gimmick is similar to that of Public Image Ltd.’s 1986 album, Album. Naming an album after any format, like CD Type Thing or Album Type Thing, is something you don’t see in common.

In case you’ve never heard of Big Drill Car, they were a very influential band back in the late ’80s and early ’90s and many consider them pioneers of the pop punk genre. You can check out some awesome tunes from the Type Thing album and the video for “In Green Fields” here.

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