Shellac
The Futurist

The Futurist is also referred to as the "Friends Of Shellac" record. Apparently, the boys did an album of music for some sort of dance production, and decided to press it to vinyl and give it to 779 of their closest friends.

The sleeve is black with silver printing. The entire front of the sleeve is printed with the names of each of the recipients of the record. It looks a lot like the cover of XTC's Go 2. The differing colors in the scan at right is because we had to graft two separate scans together. The full-sized scan is 252K.

The band apparently wants the record to not get into the hands of anyone besides the original recipient. Each receipient's record has their name circled in silver ink (although you [intentionally] can't see it on our scan). This is so that if any of them turn up for sale, the band will know whose copy it is.

We here at Action Park happened along a copy of the album, and compiled a list of the friends of Shellac, as listed on the front cover, and provided commentary as we were able. Please understand that this is a work in progress. If you have updates or corrections, please send them in.

I'd like to thank the following people for helping out on this little project: Sarah Stierch, Gareth, Stephen E Schiller, Koichi Terasawa, DJ Fatkid, Josh and Nate.

The following review of the Futurist and Terraform can be found at http://english.hss.cmu.edu/bs/reviews/1998-07-30-2.51PM.html.

The unannotated list

Here's the text of the album cover:

FRIEND! At most, people become what their friends enable them to be. In our case, we are (all of us) what we have made of ourself, among ourselves. You have been one of us, a friend, a we love you. Comrade! Friend! Thank you! Karren Ablaze, Julia Adams, Tim Adams, Tony Adams, Iris Adric, Ichiro Agata, Cheshire Agusta, William Akins, Bob Alach, Fiona Albini, Frank & Gina Albini, Ivan Albini, Jethro Albini, Martin & Turan Albini, Brad Allen, Bruce Anderson, Joe Anderson, Kristin Anderson, Robert Anderson, Ron Anderson, Sean Antanaitis, Chris Apanius, James Apt, Martin Atkins, Dawn Avagliano, Beverly Babb, John Babbin, J. David Babbitt, Eric Bachmann, Bernard Barmasel, Laura Ballance, Ed Baluyut, Richard Baluyut, James Bambury, Mike Banfield, David Barbe, Bill Barbot, Lou Barlow, Danny Barnes, Zach Barocas, John Barrile, John Barry, Kriss Bataille, Judah Bauer, Jon Baugh, Brad Baute, Brian Beck, Tom Bell, Richard Bellerose, Justin Belton, Geoff Benge, William Bennett, Charles Bennington, Dan Benson, Jason Benson, John Benson, Jon Bernhardt, Nils Bernstein, Bob Bert, Greg Betzwieser, Walter Billingsley, Christina Billotte, Kathleen Billus, Norm.-Pierre Bilodeau, Dan Bitney, Peter Blackwell, Michelle Blood, Kathy Bloom, Rob Bochnik, Scott Boedeker, Therese Bogan, Elke Bohlken, John Bohnen, Gerard Boissy, Denis Bonenfant, Phil Bonnet, Gene Booth, Laura Borealis, Joel Botzet, Ash Bowie, Kristine Bozic, Eilidh Bradley, Todd Brashier, Bruce Breckenfeld, Beverly Breckenridge, Corey Loog Brennan, Mario Brien, Rockie Brockway, Jane Bromley, Bundy Brown, David Brownlee, Carl Brueggen, Sam Brumbaugh, France Bruyere, Andrew Bryant, Dave Brylawski, Ethan Buckler, Piet Bundstein, Iain Burgess, Aaron Burke, Gail Butensky, Sebastian Buttrich, Giovanna Cacciola, Bill Callahan, Carey Calvanese, Nina Canal, Heather Cantrell, Brendan Canty, James Canty, Paul Caporino, Cath Carroll, Brooks Carter, Laura Carter, Jason Castaldi, Chad Castetter, Jerome Charles, Mike Chartrand, Neil Chastain, Damon Che, Ken Chojnacki, Gunther Christochowitz, DouDou Christophe, Rene Christophe, J. Christopher, Maria Christopher, Sue Clarke, Liz Clayton, Andy Cohen, Eric Cohen, Tench Coke, Chris Colbourn, Todd Cole, Kim Coletta, Byron Coley, Stacy Conde, Clint Conley, Anna Connolly, Brian Connolly, Cynthia Connolly, Andee Connors, Steve Connors, Tony Conrad, Sarah Contorer, Pete Conway, Wilie Conway, Jon Cook, Todd Cook, Ben Corrigan, Daniel Corrigan, Chris Cosgrove, Gerard Cosloy, Kevin Coultas, Kevin Coutts, Brian Cowsley, Liz Cox, Troy Cox, Sheila Cronin, James Crump, Michael Cuddahy, Michael Dahlquist, Joanne Dale, Mat Daly, Larry Damore, Andreas Danielson, Mark Davies, Kurt Davis, Dominique Dawson, Kelley Deal, Kim Deal, Troy Deckert, Peter Deimel, J. de la Puente, Robert Delbueno, Toni Ngaire Deller, Patty DePuye, Jean-Pierre Derosiers, Reid Diamond, Myra Dickerson, Elliot Dicks, Matt Diehl, Zak Dieringer, Jochen Distelmeyer, Jeff Ditzenberger, Bill Dolan, Michael Dolan, Stan Doty, Tad Doyle, Rebecca Dudley, Nance Duffy, Greg Dunlap, Marco Dupont, Santiago Durango, A.J. Dusek, David DuVal, Lili Dwight, Dominica D'Arcangelo, Charlie Edwards, Anne Eickelberg, Andrew Ellis, Tracey Ellis, Bruce Erickson, Fred Erskine, Doug Evans, Jennifer Farrell, Bob Fay, Rachel Felder, Jay Ferguson, Linda Pierce Ferguson, Dante Ferrando, Mark Fischer, Tara Flanagan, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion, Blake Flemming, Matt Flostad, John Forbes, Katrina Ford, Monique Forget, Christian Frederickson, Johan Freiholtz, Michael Fremer, Dan Friel, Mark Frietas, Robbie Fulks, Chris Fuller, Simon Furnish, Tim Furnish, Dan Gabbe, Steve Gamboa, Frazier Gardner, Janene Garofalo, Tim Garrigan, Chuck Garrison, Rick Gasparini, Spencer Gates, Brian Gay, Karin Gembus, Matt Gentling, Michael Gerald, Scott Giampino, Sabina Gietzelt, Jim & Debbie Goad, Bart & Mona Goldbar, April Golden, John Golden, Todd Gonzales, Armand Gonzalez, Camilo Gonzalez, Dallas Good, Robin Goodridge, Nina Gordon, Jocelyn Gottschalk, Bill Graber, Rob Graber, Cheryl Graham, Pat Graham, Darin Gray, Mark Greenberg, David Greene, Mike Greenlees, Deborah Gregorich, Andreas Grevsten, Howard Greynolds, Edward Grimes, Rachel Grimes, Clare Grogan, Dave Grohl, Brett Grossman, David Grubbs, Raffaele Gulisano, Sonya Haaden, Brian hageman, Joe Haggerty, John Haggerty, Haki Hagi, Luke Haines, Rich Hall, Jacqui Hamm, Rika Hammamoto, Mick Harris, Sue Harshe, Eve Hartling, Bob Hartzell, Jason Harvey, Polly Harvey, Ray & Eva Harvey, Mikiko Hashimoto, Juliana Hatfield, Carolyn Hauck, Liam Hayes, Dirk Hemsath, Jennifer Hensley, Rene Herbst, Maureen Herman, John Herndon, Derek Hess, Mike Hibarger, Paul Hicks, Satoru Higashiseto, Bill Hobson, Dan Hobson, Andrew Holland, Betsy Hopkins, Dave Hopkins, Richard Hopkins, Eric Hoverstein, Peter Howard, John Hubbel, Georgia Hubley, Iain Hughes, Joel Hunt, Miles Hunt, Cathy Hunter, Victoria Hunter, Craig Hutler, Charlie Leuter, Yukari Inatomi, Rob Isherwood, Sara Ivan, Bo Peter Jacobsson, Tom Jakubowski, Bill Janovitz, Megan Jasper, Matt Jencik, Jens Jergen, Alan Johnson, Clark Johnson, Eric Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Todd Johnson, TR Johnson, Tom Johnston, Thymme Jones, Tony Jones, Anders Jonsson, David Josephson, Bubba Kadane, Matt Kadane, Dan Kammerer, Ira Kaplan, Jovan Karcic, John Kezdy, Pierre Kezdy, Kon Kie Njo, Noel Kilbride, Jim Kimball, Greg King, Kazyuki Kishino, David Kleiler, Naoko Kobayashi, Pablo Koller, Brian Kopish, Dan Koretzky, Suzy Korn, Jason Kourkounis, Liza Kovacs, Tad Kubler, Todd Kuechle, Fumio Kuki, Gilbert Kuno, Greg Kurchefsky, Sean Kyle-Price, Steve Lack, Tankee Lad, Jeannette LaFrance, Joe Laily, Greg Lane, Jon Langford, Jason Langley, Amy Larson, Jennifer Larson, Tom Laskin, Carter Nicole Launt, Deirdre Launt, Todd Launt, Barb Lawrence, Sarah Lawrey, Louise LeCavalier, Noah Leger, Andy Leitner, Megan Leonard, Lana Levins, Jeff Libersher, Francine Liboiron, Chad Lind, Joanie Lindstrom, Joyce Linehan, Kelly Linehan, Katy Linfield, James Lo, Edouard Lock, John Loder, Sue Loder, Chris Lombardi, Preston W. Long, Harold Looby, Chris Lopez, Susie Lovett, Jason Lowenstein, Jennifer Ludwick, Mark Lueke, Paul Lukas, Scott MacDonald, Alec MacKaye, Ian MacKaye, Colin MacKenzie, Rob MacKnight, Alyson MacLeod, Jim MacPhearson, Michelle Mae, Kumi Maeta, Tom Maginnis, Miriam Maltagliati, J. Chris Manfrim, Kora Manheimer, Joel Mark, Jim Marrer, Rose Marshack, Dana Marshall, Marge Marshall Gamboa, Cristina Martinez, Trini Martinez, Scott Masciarelli, Stuart Mason, George Massenburg, Erik Mattheis, Jeff Matthews, Trisha Matthews, Ron May, Marcy Mays, Kip McCabe, Mac McCaughan, Stephen McClellan, David McClelland, Pat McClimans, Matt McClintock, Doug McCombs, John McEntire, Eric McKellips, Paul McKessar, John McLean, Brian McMahon, Michael McMahon, Mac & Jenny McNeilly, James McNew, Angie McSwain, John Mctight, Sean Meadows, Steve Melkisethian, Micky Menard, Liz Menzel, Tim Midgett, Michelle Mike, Daniel Miller, Eve Miller, Roger Miller, Sue Miller, Julian Mills, Bruce Milne, Grady Moates, Shiloh Moates, John Mohr, Robert Molnar, Patrick Monaghan, Juan Monasterio, Greta Ann Moon, Marcus Moore, Jeffrey Morgan, Axel Morgenthaler, Bob Moses, Jeff Mueller, Tamara Mullen, Kevin Munro, Brendan Murphy, Chris Murphy, James Murphy, Rian Murphy, Laura Nacke, Amy Narcisse, Chad Nelson, Jeff Nelson, Hank Neuberger, Frank Neumeier, Morgan Nichols, Giovanni Nicosia, Kurt Neisman, Eric Niffenegger, Jason Noble, Cecilia Nordlund, Eito Noro, Krist Novoselic, John Novotny, Gene Oberpriller, Chikako Okanura, Ned Oldham, Will Oldham, Davide Oliveri, Yasuko Onuki, Albert Oram, Dan Orman, Carrie Osborne, Johnny O'Neil, Tara Jane O'Neil, Jim O'Rourke, Jay Paget, David Pajo, Bob Palmieri, John Pamer, Jamie Panzer, Alexi Papadopoulos, Yanni Papadopoulos, Steve Parenteau, Sooyoung Park, Dave Parsons, Brian Paulson, Bruce Pavitt, Joey Pavlo, Steve Pavlovic, Diane Pecknold, Doug Pederson, Pierre-Karl Peladeau, Gilles Pelletier, Rick Pelletier, Kerry Pennings, Patrick Pentland, Bill Peregoy, Bo Peter, Brian Peterson, Jeff Pezzati, Joel Phelps, Barry Phipps, Guy Picciotto, Amy Pickering, Joey Picuri, Jennifer Pierce, Claude Plante, Carl Plaster, Dan Polonsky, Jonathon Poneman, Lexi Popadopolis, Yianni Popadopolis, Fred Popolo, Steve Popson, Dylan Posa, Robert Poss, Louise Post, Rick Potenz, Danny Pound, Myra Power, Peter Prescott, Max Preista, Archer Prewitt, Mark Price, David Prince, Fabien Prioville, Geoffrey Prood, Tim Ptak, John Pucci, Tony Pucci, Nigel Pulsford, Don Pyle, Hollis Queens, Mary Queen, Jack Rabid, Meike Radeker, Diane Radford, Brett Ralph, Leslie Ransom, Andrew Rattay, Alice Readman, Ben Redgrave, Cynthia Reed, Jeff Regensberger, Luisa Reichenheim, Larry Reid, Massimo Rendo, Brooks Rice, Bettina Richards, Dave Riley, Paul Rimple, Bob Rising, Greta Ritcher, K. Scott Ritcher, Todd Rittman, John Robb, Jay Robbins, Cameryne Roberts, Ed Roche, Barney C. Rockford, Coleman Rogers, Karl Rogers, Shawn Rogers, Anne Rolfs, Julia Rosenberg, Steven Rosenwink, Gavin Rossdale, Tom Roth, M-Andre Roussel, Billy Ruane, Mario Rubalcaba, Seth Rudman, Jessica Ruffins, Corey Rusk, Tim Ruth, Temistoclas Rutili, Jay Ryan, Jeremiah Ryan, Julia Rydholm, Nick Sakes, Pat Samson, Chica Satoh, Kera Schaley, Scott Schanke, Will Scharf, Doug Scharin, Gary Schepers, Matt Schiebel, John Schmersal, Jon Schmidt, Krista Schmidt, Kass Schmitt, Allison Schnackenberg, Fred Schneider, David Schotzko, Dee Schotzko, Jochen Schwarz, Andrew Scott, Kristina Seeley, Condred Serverkerson, Brian Shallcross, Jim Shapiro, Jodi Shapiro, Paul Sharpe, Kevin Shea, Marcus Sherman, Chet Sherwood, William Shin, Mark Shippy, Reg Shrader, Rob Sieracki, Steve Sikulan, Russel Simins, Brooke Simpson, Bradley Sims, Richard Sims, William Skibbe, Ann Slinn, Layla Smth, Shirley Smith, William Smith, Silliam Gainer Smith, Charles Snider, Neil Socol, Jen Solheim, Jon Solomon, Susan Solomon, Dale Sophiea, Danielle Soto, Peter Sotos, Jon Spencer, Eric Spicer, Jon Spiegel, Mike Spitz, Dan Spurgeon, Kimberly Stahr, Jacqueline Stasi, Laura Stein, Cece Steiljes, Susan Stenger, Diane Stevenson, Linda Stevenson, Rich Stim, Mike Stoika, Terry Straker, Joanne Strangess, Konrad Strauss, Shelli Stueve, Fred Sugimoto, Mark Sullivan, Ian Svenonious, John Swamy, Hugh Swarts, Bill Swartz, Matt Sweeney, Tony Sylvester, Mitsuru Tabata, Gwendolyn Tager, Bill Takesuki, Clay Tarver, Matt Taylor, Tim Taylor, Brian Teasley, Rob Tennant, Hayden Thais, Mayo Thompson, Kristin Thomson, Andy Tidy, Jam Tidy, Jay tiller, Agostino Tilotta, Sacha Tilotta, Mary Timony, Rick Tjia, Jenny Toomey, M Eric Topolsky, Sudoh Toshiaki, Fontain Toups, Andy Towsend, John Tozer, Ashley Trainer, Brenna Trainer, Terri Trainer, Tom & Darlys Trainer, Tom & Paula Trainer, Tyler Trent, Paul Trudeau, Miyako Tsutsui, Geoff Turner, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck Uchida, John Upchurch, Steve Upchurch, Jim Valentin, Rick Valentin, August Van den Bosch, Frank Van den Bosch, Kyle Van den Bosch, Carlos van Hijfte, Pandora Vaughan, Anne Viau, Jessica Victor, Britt Walford, Naomi Walker, Steve Walters, Rob Warmowski, Reynolds Washam, Eddie Watkins, Mike Watt, Ryan Webb, Andrew Webster, Jeff Weigan, Donald Weikert, Marc Weinstein, Ron Weiss, Eric Weston, Robert & Sandra Weston III, Kris Wheat, Amanda Whinna, Chuck & Cathy Whinna, Heather Whinna, Jennifer White, Mike Whitney, Jerry Wick, Josephine Wiggs, Jim Wilbur, Ian Williams, Jon Williams, Wesley Willis, Dan Wilson, Jackson Wilson, Skipper Wise, Soren Wittrup, Brian Wnukowski, Brad Wood, Patrick Woods, Mick Wordley, Tanya Wretsky, A. David Wunsch, Jon Wurster, Ed Yazijan, Sally Young, Jennifer Youngblood, David Yow, Mark Zablocki, Stan & Janet Zablocki, Paul Zagoras, Tom Zaluckyj, Hetty Zwart. If your name is not on this list, we haven't forgotten you; we forgot to put your name on the list. Here it is:

Who are all those people? Our research begins here.