The Mystery of the Too Shy Promo Pack!
Kajafax are always interested in unusual items and today’s feature is a bit of a curiosity.
What have for you today recently came into our possession as a part of a job lot, and is described as a “promo pack” for debut number one single Too Shy. The pack consists of a red label 12” (test) pressing of the single complete with rubber stamped text that simply says Kajagoogoo – no song title. The plain white outer sleeve is hand written with the title “Too Shy eye to eye” and has that musty smell and paper discolouration that only 30 years in storage can bring! Inside the sleeve is the vinyl complete with liner, and two black and white 10×8 promotional photographs of the band, as photographed by Sheila Rock.
Items like this always attract interest on site, and we are hoping that somebody can throw a little light on the history of this pack. Is it simply a marriage of singular items bundled together for convenience, or did EMI Records issue these packs pre-release to radio stations to promote the band? Whatever its history, the test pressing (if that’s what it is) is in mint condition as are the photographs and are surely of some historical relevance.
If you think you know more about this ‘promo pack’ please either leave a comment at the bottom of this post, or email us at email@example.com with your views.
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