Issued in advance of the then-forthcoming Harmacy
record, this "special elitist mail-order only single" (pressed on lovely jade-marble vinyl to ensure a truly orgasmic reaction among collectors) is something of a f*ck-you to Sebadoh
fans; its contents were unannounced at the time of sale, and when it arrived, it contained not the anticipated new Lou Barlow
material, but Jason Loewenstein
's album track "Princess," his non-LP "1/2 Undressed," and three Residents
covers ("The Art of Being Polite," "Moisture," and "Suburban Bathers," respectively). Thing is, it's in some ways Loewenstein
's finest hour -- the Residents
covers are just crazy enough to work, and "Princess" (aka "Prince-S") is a gem, finally validating all that screaming Nick Nolte did about him in The Prince of Tides.