Here is a great selection of PUSA's promotional items from over the years!..
From left to right; Lump UK promo -- Columbia 2-trk compilation incl. Lump -- Peaches UK promo -- Peaches Live at Mt Rushmore UK promo -- Dune Buggy UK promo -- Mach 5 UK promo -- Columbia 5-trk PUSA promo compilation -- Video Killed The Radio Star UK promo -- Freaked Out And Small US MusicBlitz promo -- "LIVE" bootleg release featuring PUSA live at Mount Rushmore and live in Seattle on 7th July 1996 -- Columbia compilation incl. Mach 5 -- Primary Peaches bootleg featuring the same live Seattle performance as the LIVE bootleg.
These hats were available from PUSA's mailing list circa 1996.
From left to right; 2003 sticker available from the PUSA webstore just after their comeback -- Columbia Records sticker included in the Japanese version of the debut album -- Presidentsrock.com sticker sent out with all webstore orders circa 2004 -- Visualize Lump bumper sticker from the PUSA mailing list in 1996 -- Columbia Records sticker available from the fan club in 1996 and included in the Japanese version of "II" -- Billboard sticker for Dune Buggy -- Billboard sticker for Video Killed the Radio Star -- Promo sticker for "II" LP.
Sent out to members of the PUSA fanclub in 1996. Tracklist: 1) Chris's Greeting 2) Tiny Christmas 3) Dave's Holiday Guitar 4) Dave's Greeting 5) Jason's Greeting 6) More Rok!
Mega rare press kit manufactured by Musicblitz records for the Freaked Out and Small album in 2000. The press kit includes a promotional CD-r of the album, an A4 press release and a 9-page book of exclusive PUSA photos, housed in a handmade cardboard sleeve. Click the page numbers above for a closer look!
Various framed memorabillia commemorating the success of PUSA's first two LPs. The Love Everybody presentation is unofficial however.
The two Peaches tab books are A4 cardboard sleeves with the sheet music printed on the insides. The Freaked out and Small tab book comes complete with all the lyrics and a bonus DVD following PUSA during the album's recording sessions and featuring the only live performance of this album... PUSA's "World Tour".
From left to right; Promotional postcard for the release of the Lump single; Promotional postcards for the release of "II" (front and back); Promotional postcards sent out by the fan club in 1996/97; 1996 Fan Club postcards; Circa 1998 promo postcards; Promotional postcard for the release of the Freaked Out & Small album; Another promo card for "II" (front and back). You can click on some for a larger view!
Front, back and inside. From 1995, Japanese A4 cardboard folder promoting the release of Lump. The yellow Lump balloon below came also came as part of this promotional press kit.
Japanese promotional ballon for the release of Lump in 1995. This came as part of the press kit (above) and is about 20cm tall!
A few flyers from PUSA shows. From left-to-right; Pink flyer advertising the show at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit, MI in 1995 -- Flyer for PUSA's afterparty in Bristol, UK (2006) -- Yellow flyer advertising 3 shows in Japan in 1997 -- Agenda for King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, Scotland (Dec 1995) -- Agenda for the Leadmill in Sheffield, UK (Aug 2005).
The Peaches and II A4 heavyweight cardboard displays were used in stores to promote their releases. The "II" display fits together to make a pouch for copies of the album to go inside! The No Strings Attached display is unofficial and was used at some record fairs around the time the bootleg was circulating. The green display was used during the launch party for the "These Are The Good Times People" album.
From left to right; Popllama Records press release for the original issue of the debut album in 1995; A4 cardboard folder with press release inside, promoting the release of Lump; French 4-page press release for the debut album; French 3-page press release for "II"; French poster/press release for the Freaked Out & Small album in 2000.
Special promotional Matchbox toy buggy to promote the release of the Dune Buggy single in 1996. There were reportedly five "gold" versions of the buggy also made.
These great stretch limousines were made in extremely limited quantities and used to promote the debut album in France. The wheels move, the doors open and it says the band's name down the sides. Each car measures in at 9" x 2½".
Columbia Records made a few of these notepads to promote PUSA as they released Lump in 1995.
The very last mailout from PUSA's mailing list in 1998. This includes some exclusive photos and an explanation as to why they decided to terminate the fan club. A special "Fan Eyes Only" cassette tape was included, featuring the following tracks: 1) Special Message To You! 2) Ladies & Gentlemen (4-trk original) 3) Man 4) Road Runner 5) Boll Weevil (4-trk original)
Promotional item promoting PUSA's European tour of 1996. Just like real advent calendars, this one has the cardboard doors with tour dates on each one.
Very cool and unique promotional item from Columbia Records to promote the release of Peaches.
Before the days of the Internet we did everything via the very reliable postage system. This was the PUSA mailing list (1996) for when you wanted to order an elusive PUSA collectible.
This bicycle was one of the many items that appeared in PUSA's "garage sale" auction video for Zero Friction. In the video, the band played in a garage with loads of items around them, each of which were auctioned off via the band's website in 2005. This was probably the best item. The bar says "Zero Friction Racer"!
A few of these badges appeared briefly on eBay in 2008 and although they aren't official, they are pretty damn cool.
On the left is PUSA's 1996 guitar pick available at shows and via the mailing list. On the right is Andrew Mckaeg's current guitar pick designed by PUSAfan Stef Rider.
Promotional 3 1/2" floppy disk containing PUSA screensavers, distributed to promote the Lump single in 1995.
Original slide from a PUSA photo shoot for Columbia Records circa 1995/96.
This was given away at PUSA shows in 2009 to promote Chris Ballew's solo children's album "Here I Am".
Scrapbook compilation, homemade by Chris Ballew in Brooklyn, NY on 17th October 1987. Scrapbook features various lyrics, wordings and phrases. 13 pages in total... Click the links above to see a large version of each page.
Part of the EGG art project, this original fanzine was distributed in and around Boston, MA for free in the late 80's.
Another arty fanzine from EGG circa 1989. The front cover shows this as issue #8. I scanned all of the individual pages so click on the page numbers above to see!
EGG sticker circa 1988-89.
A larger EGG sticker from the same era. Click here for a larger view!