After years of legal wrangles and red-tape, Middle finger, a 1990's cornish rock band, have announced they are to release a special edition of their album "Liskeardcore".
The four piece from Saltash spent much of the 90's touring the album, which, according to the Guinness book of records is one of the lowest selling of all time. So far, it has sold 147 copies, with 1992 being it's peak with 35 sold, although it's rumoured that was a family wedding present!
When asked as to why they have chosen to release a new version of the album, the band responded:
"We put our heart and soul into making this album which we hoped would be our ticket to fame and fortune. However we chose to release the same week as Nirvana's Nevermind, and as much as Plymouth Sound championed our cause, the sales never came through."
Reviews of the album at the time were also a major factor in it's commercial failure. The NME for example said;
"At 78 minutes and 44 seconds in the album reaches it's climax... the end of it's last track, it is 78 minutes and 43 seconds too long!"
As a response to this, the fan-edition has been cut down to 1 second in length to showcase the album highlight.
The news comes at a time when many important artists are re-releasing extended versions of their classics, or re-mastered copies in order to boost their back-catalogue sales and cash in on market trends.
Middle Finger hope this will spark interest in them again and after their fight to get it released (As the record company though it would be a waste of time and money) they hope "The sound of Cornish coast rock" will echo throughout the UK, or at least the south-west!