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More reissues for Mick Hobbs's Officer!

Following Knock Em Dead's reissue of Officer! album Ossification, the Blackest Ever Black label is reissuing Dead Unique. Originally recorded in 1995 the album has not been released before. Later in the year label boss Kiran Sande will also be releasing a 7" of two tracks from the 1983 Officer! tape Eight New Songs By Mick Hobbs. Officer! was Mick Hobbs, often joined by friends. Hobbs was also in The Work, and was associated with the groups which collected around This Heat's Cold Storage space in Brixton, South London. More details incoming at Blackest Ever Black. (Read a piece on those groups from a couple of years ago on Foxy Digitalis here.)

Dead Unique is released in late May as a double LP, CD and digitally. The 7" of "Life At The Water's Edge/Dogface" is due out around July. Mike Barnes wrote a history of Cold Storage in The Wire 258.