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Re(2): Cleaners From Venus ‎ LIVE 1987 - Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36
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Vielen Dank for the tip about Rubbermind Revenge! That is some Varsity Rag level trivia!
There's a Rubbermind B-side (Lieutenant Salt's Empty Stomach Club) on YouTube that has received just five views in a year, which is a shame as it's quite entertaining. They put out an album in 1988 (Hippies Are More Fun Than People) that is still easy to buy. I think I'll give them a try.

That Empty Stomach single had some mega-weird packaging. If Discogs is to be believed, it came with a Eucharistic wafer (like you get in church) and a colored pencil. There were instructions to "eat the body of Rubbermind" and color in the record sleeve and you would win the LP. A+ for creativity.

And they were a natural double bill with the Cleaners when you consider the well-known Newell Rubbermaid corporation!
P.S. The musical combination was clearly more successful than the business one: "In 1999, Newell Company acquired the Rubbermaid and Graco brand names in a $5.8 billion deal and renamed the combined firm Newell Rubbermaid. This was later dubbed the "merger from hell" by Businessweek magazine. Newell shareholders lost 50 percent of their value in the two years following the closing and Rubbermaid shareholders lost 35 percent. In 2002, Newell wrote off $500 million in goodwill."

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