Saturday, May 24, 2014

The UK version of Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

A full page ad from NME, may 1977.

The release of Sheena Is A Punk Rocker in the UK was backed up with full page ads in the music press – and a t-shirt offer.
The first 1 000 buyers who posted the Ramones eagle emblem from the back of sleeve together with 99p got an "hand-finished T-shirt".
The campaign resulted in a peak at number 22 in the UK single chart.
Sheena was released in the UK in may 1977 both as a 12" and a 7" single. The 12" has a great picture sleeve with the perforated eagle eagle emblem on the back for the T-shirt offer. It is limited to 12 000 numbered copies.
The single, on the other hand, only came in a Phonogram company bag, no picture sleeve.





Sheena Is A Punk Rocker//Commando/I Don't Care
Format: 12"
Number: Sire/Phonogram RAM 001
Year: 1977.
Country: UK.
Notes: Pressed in 12 000 numbered copies.

Injection moulded labels, solid centre.

DJ-copy with big centre hole.

Sheena Is A Punk Rocker//Commando/I Don't Care
Format: 7"
Number: Sire/Phonogram RAM 001
Year: 1977.
Country: UK.

Finally, if you want to pay a fortune for the original T-shirt you have the chance right now on Ebay...



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