Ural Thomas And The Pain - Fade Away/Smile [Vinyl] | RECORD STORE DAY

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The fourth 7" volume in our "North Portland Music Series"....a most unusual record. Ural recorded this in his house with a bunch of neighborhood kids back in 1970. "Fade Away" is reminiscent of the "bad trip' portion of Sly & the family Stones' "There's a Riot Goin' On". a lazy funk riff is accompanied by drony vocal incantations & kids blowing into sawed off bed posts as if they were trumpets! It really happened. "Smile" is a more straightforward simple ballad where Ural sends a positive message out to the world. Ural self pressed 300 copies of this way back when just to prove to the kids accompanying him on it that they can do anything they want if they put there minds to it. It's message rings true today. Housed in a thick old school "tip on" sleeve with a liner note sheet included.