Mar 29, 2023 1 min read

Punk band Private Function press “world’s first piss-filled record”

Punk band Private Function press “world’s first piss-filled record”

Australian punk band Private Function have announced that they are releasing the “world’s first piss-filled record”. This is what you all wanted when you made the vinyl revival happen, isn’t it?

The band announced in a video on Instagram this week that the 50 limited edition ‘gold’ pressings of their new album ‘370HSSV 0773H’ – already sold out on their Bandcamp profile by that point – were in fact a short run of records all filled with the band’s own urine. Nice.

Liquid-filled vinyl is not new. However, according to the band’s Chris Penney, no one else has thought to fill those records with urine. Or, at least, they haven’t actually done it. And there are a number of reasons for that, most of which he did not detail. Although he did explain why putting piss in a twelve-inch isn’t quite as easy as you might think.

“We’ve done a bunch of experimenting here, because it turns out you can’t just put piss into liquid discs, for many reasons”, he said. “We needed to find an anti-bacterial solution to kill the piss, otherwise it expands and could break open the records. I do love the idea of the record breaking open and covering your shelves with piss, so I hope that happens at least once. We also needed an acidity regulator, which we found, but it took a while”.

This process of experimentation means that the 50 ‘gold’ editions won’t be ready to be shipped out when the album is released this Friday. Buyers will have to wait for another month before that happens – and presumably hope that their copy doesn’t get crushed under a load of other parcels.

To take your mind off that agonising wait – or just this whole story in its entirety – here’s the latest single from the album, ‘Jusavinageez’:

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