Alien Sex Fiend Albums - Maximum Security
Original 1985 LP cover
1985 Original release
1986 CD release as The First Alien Sex Fiend CD
2015 Re-issue as part of 4 CD Box Set
LP Track Listing
|Original release date - October 1985
UK - Anagram Records - LP (GRAM 24) now deleted. Double Play Cassette (CGRAM 26)
In gatefold sleeve, some copies available as limited edition on blood red vinyl, copies initially available variously in matte sleeve later in glossy sleeve.
A Double Play Cassette was issued later in Oct 1986 all of the tracks fom the Maximum Security album coupled with It The Album LP tracks. Now deleted.
Germany - SPV / Rebel Records - LP (SPV 08-1441)
Single sleeve (not gatefold) with the gatefold inner artwork printed on the inner sleeve.
Belgium - Antler Records - LP (ANTLER 037)
Inner gatefold artwork appears on an insert.
Japan - VAP Inc - LP (35152-25)
Re-issued in 1986 on CD format as "The First
Alien Sex Fiend CD" with 4 extra tracks.
Re-issue - February 2015
Alien Sex Fiend - Maximum Security Album Info
"Maximum Security" is Alien Sex Fiend's third studio album and the first as a 3 piece after the departure of drummer Johnnie Ha Ha. A self-produced album, it is more experimental with an increased use of keyboards, effects, and a new heavy beat box. It truly established Alien Sex Fiend's position in the outer limits and provided them with the launch pad for all that they would subsequently achieve. "Maximum Security" features 10 tracks, including the Indie top 10 single "I'm Doing Time In A Maximum Security Twilight Home" which is surely a contender for the longest single title in history! Originally released in a gatefold sleeve, with a band photo by Patrick Gilbert (RIP) on the front and, at first, in a matte cardboard sleeve, later copies had a glossy sleeve. Some copies were available as a limited edition on blood red vinyl. The CD re-issue in 1986 was billed as The First Alien Sex Fiend CD and this included 4 bonus tracks not on the original vinyl release.
February 2015 : The latest re-issue features the Maximum Security vinyl album (aka The First Alien Sex Fiend CD) as one CD of a 4 CD Box Set entitled Classic Albums and BBC Sessions Collection with additional bonus tracks, including the infamous John Peel BBC sessions. The CD has been packaged in a mini-replica of the original LP sleeve.
Trainspotter corner : During a visit to Nik & Mrs Fiend's South London abode, a young police officer confessed he rather enjoyed festival duties as he got to see all the bands for free. He eventually departed clutching a poster for the Maximum Security album which took pride of place in the canteen at the local police station!