January 20, 2017
“This is an art piece.”
Inspired perhaps by Amoeba Music’s newly obtained marijuana license, aptly named US band Slightly Stoopid have combined their hobbies for a new special edition of their “stoner-instrumental” track ‘Dabbington’.
“It’s all about putting two old-school vintage mediums together,” the band’s manager, Jon Phillips, told Billboard. “Vinyl is an old-school medium, and that’s how we feel about hashish, too.”
So far, two attempts have been made to perfect the pressing, using $6,000 worth of bubble hash, so-called because it bubbles when in contact with heat – but neither appear to have been a success. “The office potheads couldn’t help chipping away at it for their own enjoyment,” lamented Phillips.
Another $1,000 to have the prototypes stamped and mastered at Los Angeles’s Capsule Labs, and it’s not surprising the band are planning a third attempt to get it right.
But don’t expect to own a copy. For the time being the project is purely about “bringing awareness to legalization,” with the finished product set to be (slowly eroded) at Phillips’ Silverback Music offices, or auctioned for charity. “For now,” Phillips said, “this is an art piece.”
Check out the photos of how it’s made here.