I’ve been thinking about writing this post for quite a long time. I bought Blur’s Think Tank album on vinyl and as a limited CD when it came out in October 2003. I also managed to find the promotional CD of the album with the now famous handstamped “Petrolhead” logo. Petrolhead even appeared stamped on the label of a white label, promotional 12″,
When I saw this almost central stamp on the CD I wasn’t really convinced that the logo was a handstamped motif and thought it was probably printed. However, I had seen many copies online with the stamp in different places that convinced me that the logo must have been handstamped. I had heard about some copies of the promo CD that didn’t have the Petrolhead stamp, but I hadn’t actually seen one until a new acquaintance, Paul Coombs, sold me a copy together with another copy of the CD promo with the stamp.
Then there is a rumour of another version of the Think Tank promo CD that has a pink baby’s handprint (or in some cases a pink baby’s footprint.)
However, I’ve never actually seen a physical version of this, only the image online. Can anyone verify that this version actually exists?
3 thoughts on ““Petrolhead” — Blur’s Think Tank Promos.”
I have one CD print by Blur Petrolhead logo.
It’s time of release, I purchased the Taiwan sampler that is similar to this. The cover is printed with the same design, not hand stamped. the actual CD is a petrol head print rather than the black uk version.