How Could I Be Such A Fool?/Help I'm A Rock, 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here (1966)

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Verve Records USA (version 1)
Verve Records USA (version 2)
Verve Records USA (version 3)
Verve Records USA (version 4)
Verve Records USA Promo
Verve Records USA Test Pressing (b-side only)
Verve Records UK
Verve Records UK Promo
Verve Records Australia

Verve Records VK-10418 USA (version 1)

Matrix A: VK10418 100237 Matrix B: VK10418 100526 (engraved)
Pressing Plant: MGM Record Manufacturing Division, Bloomfield, New Jersey.

How Could I Be Such A Fool? Help I'm A Rock, 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for US MGM and Verve Records singles 1966-1968.

 

Verve Records VK-10418 USA (version 2)

Matrix A: VK 10418 100237 ∆ 62371 Matrix B: VK 10418 100526 ∆ 62370 (engraved)
Pressing Plant: Monarch Records Mfg. Co., Los Angeles, California.

How Could I Be Such A Fool? Help I'm A Rock, 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for US MGM and Verve Records singles 1966-1968.

 

Verve Records VK-10418 USA (version 3)

Matrix A: VK 10418 100 237 Matrix B: VK 10418 100 526 (engraved)
Pressing Plant: Midwest Record Pressings Inc., Chicago, Illinois.

How Could I Be Such A Fool? Help I'm A Rock, 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for US MGM and Verve Records singles 1966-1968.

Label images from Eelco Janzen.

 

Verve Records VK-10418 USA (version 4)

Matrix A: VK10418 100237 5 Nashville Matrix Matrix B: VK10418 100526 5 Nashville Matrix (engraved)
Pressing Plant: Southern Plastics, Nashville, Tennessee.

How Could I Be Such A Fool? Help I'm A Rock, 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here

Comments:

Sleeve: I am 100% sure that this single came with the sleeve that is called MGM Records (version 1) in the sleeve guide. The guy that sold me a copy of this pressing found a box full of them from a ex-records shop stock and they all had that sleeve. Go to Factory sleeve for US MGM and Verve Records singles 1966-1968 to see pictures of it.

Label: Alan Mansfield has a copy of this single with the b-side label on both sides. Here is what he Wrote me:

"You may be interested to hear and report to zappafrenzy people, that I have just acquired a copy of Verve Records VK-10418 USA (version 4) which has the same ‘Help I’m A Rock’ label pasted on both sides – the matrix numbers suggest that the recordings on each side are different i.e. How Could I Be Such A Fool + Help I’m A Rock: It Can’t Happen Here – it’s just that they both bear the same label. It came in an ‘MGM Records Version 1’ factory sleeve."

Label images from RJ.

 

Verve Records VK-10418 USA Promo

Matrix A: VK10418 100237-1 Matrix B: VK10418 100526-1 (engraved)
Pressing Plant: MGM Record Manufacturing Division, Bloomfield, New Jersey.

How Could I Be Such A Fool? Help I'm A Rock, 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here

Comments:

Sleeve: Read the comments for the Plain Brown Factory Sleeve.
Promo sheet: A watermark across the image have been made to avoid copying.

Alan Mansfield sent me this promo sheet and here is what he wrote:

"I understand that these promo sheets went out in the first copies to radio stations etc. in an attempt to build up word of mouth about the Suzy Creamcheese character."

Promo_Sheet

Verve Records VK-10418 USA Test Pressing (b-side only)

Matrix A: VK-I0418 100526-1 Matrix B: EXP-1-110-L.P.D. (engraved)

Help I'm A Rock, 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here Help I'm A Rock, 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here

Comments:

General: This is a very rare test pressing. You can read here, what the owner of this treasure wrote to me.

"I also own a quiet rare Verve white label test pressing of “It Can’t Happen Here” dated June 23rd, 1966 (see scans): This promo pre-dates the stock and promo copies of the first officially released 2-sided Mothers Of Invention single which shares the same catalog number VK-I0418. VK-I0418 and 100526-1 are etched into the runoff wax on the A-side, and the B-side (which is blank) has the initials “CG” in pen on a completely white label and EXP-1-110-L.P.D. etched into the runoff wax."

Label images from Hugues Gros.

 

Verve Records VS 545 UK

Matrix A: 45 VK 10418A - 1 G KT 1 Matrix B: 45 VK 10418B - 1 G KT 1 (stamped)
Pressing Plant: E.M.I Records Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex.

It Can't Happen Here How Could I Be Such A Fool?

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for UK Verve Records singles 1966-1968.

 

Verve Records VS 545 UK Promo

Matrix B: 45 VK 10418A - 1 G KT 1 Matrix B: 45 VK 10418B - 1 G KT 1 (stamped)
Pressing Plant: E.M.I Records Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex.

It Can't Happen Here How Could I Be Such A Fool?

Comments:

Sleeve: Factory sleeve for UK Verve Records singles 1966-1968.

 

Verve Records V-5122 Australia

Matrix A: V-5122-A Matrix B: V-5122-B (engraved)
Pressing Plant: Astor Records, Clayton, Victoria.

How Could I Be Such A Fool? Help I'm A Rock, 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here
Verve Records Sleeve - Front - Australia Verve Records Sleeve - Back - Australia

Comments:

Label: The b-side label has a misprint. "Help" is written "Help!".

Label and factory sleeve images from Hugues Gros.

 

 
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